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Arcadia Hop Rocket - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

383 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 383
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 14
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bashiba on 12-28-2007)
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RyanCFriedrich

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-23-2014 05:32:50 | More by RyanCFriedrich
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-19-2014 04:42:28 | More by dmorgan310
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-13-2014 00:17:54 | More by Kerrie
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rrski198

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-27-2013 03:16:53 | More by rrski198
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Swik

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12-15-2013 17:51:40 | More by Swik
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leadahmer

Michigan

3/5  rDev -20%

12-11-2013 02:57:47 | More by leadahmer
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-26-2013 02:09:17 | More by buzzy
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-21-2013 15:05:08 | More by djrn2
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

11-12-2013 04:03:07 | More by kmos27
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-08-2013 09:37:33 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-20-2013 14:17:52 | More by jaydoc
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claspada

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-11-2013 12:43:46 | More by claspada
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flowdiggity

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

10-07-2013 01:10:53 | More by flowdiggity
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Gr8Lakes

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-27-2013 01:23:33 | More by Gr8Lakes
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mychalg9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

09-03-2013 01:16:59 | More by mychalg9
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-29-2013 14:36:26 | More by tommy5
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-23-2013 10:29:08 | More by ChrisMon02
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-13-2013 15:48:52 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

08-12-2013 05:44:41 | More by crbnfbr
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

08-11-2013 18:21:12 | More by danthehopslamman
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.29/5  rDev -12.3%

poured from 12oz bottle into standard pint glass. No bottled date that I could find, though there was an unnotched area on the side of the label with A-G, 1-6

Poured a cloudy orange amber color, with thin head, however the head did retain throughout. Very minimal lacing. Any carbonation was impossible to detect due to the bodies cloudiness.

Smell was all sweet, booze, and malts. Unable to detect any hop smell at all. This one may be past it's prime.

Taste, well this gets a bit tricky. It wasn't completely unpleasant, just not what I bargained for. No hop taste all all, came off almost barleywine-ish (hah, a new word!) quite warming and sweet. If it was a cold winters day, I might enjoy it, just not in the dog days of August.

Mouth was slightly syrupy, as you might expect. No tingling sensations at all. Some sweet caramel.

Overall, a bit of a disappointment. If you reach for something called Hop Rocket, you expect to find at least some hop signature, even if it were 6 months from bottling date. (Which is impossible to tell when the brewery doesn't date the bottle). Would be interesting to try one fresh out of the brewery. And it might be interesting to try one after cellaring for a year, though surely better options are available for that.

08-03-2013 20:53:04 | More by MikeWard
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gulogulo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-27-2013 03:06:02 | More by gulogulo
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -6.9%

Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.

Is that a Hop Rocket in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? Regardless, this stuff pours a clear auburn topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet caramel, mild ruby red grapefruit zest, greens, and a bit of sweet flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, with a balance mostly being maintained throughout, though the caramel, joined by a bit of buttery biscuit, wins out in the end. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a decent DIPA, but not one that really excites me in any way.

07-25-2013 07:22:24 | More by TMoney2591
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GRBLUE12

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-19-2013 01:03:25 | More by GRBLUE12
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fishmich

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-17-2013 23:14:49 | More by fishmich
Arcadia Hop Rocket from Arcadia Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.