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Hopmouth | Arcadia Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first in a limited edition, Brew Crew Big Beer Series. 1080 OG; 76 IBU

This remarkably balanced brew has a deep amber hue with a generous white head. Hopmouth showcases a rich, toasty flavor and sweet caramel notes because of the high-quality Maris Otter Malt used. The hops are up front in the aroma reminiscent of citrus and pine, while the resin-like flavors linger well after the last sip.

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Ratings: 1,061 |  Reviews: 481
Reviews by kkipple:
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4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle came all the way from Wexford, PA to my home state and nearly a year later, was shared with some friends of mine. Always nice to pull out a bottle you’ve nearly forgotten about. I suspect the slight aging factored into the review favorably.

My first brew from Arcadia, Hopmouth comes in a wicked cool bottle with a Green man character on the front surrounded by hop clusters. The beer pours a hazy tangerine with a half inch white fluffy head that drops quickly but never completely disappears. I notice lots of tiny dark yeast particles suspended in the beer. Hm…

Smells mostly of hops, but these are well blended and mellow for a Double IPA. Lots of citrus and pine, a juicy, slick smell, not harsh or bracing like some DIPAs can be. (Double Dog, I’m calling you out…). I don’t know if it’s because this beer is aged or what, but the overall impression is a very slick, cool hop bill with some hot alcohol and sweet toffee malt holding everything together. Overall the smell is quite pleasing, and it’s refreshing to find a big beer that isn’t out to knock you over.

The taste reminds me a lot of Dogfish Head 90, but less sweet and with more citrus notes. Grapefruit hops dominate, but the bitterness is never harsh and there are plenty of sweet caramel malts to back it up. The alcohol is noticeable but not up front. Again, this is quite well balanced for a DIPA, not “extreme” (thankfully) or harsh in the least. Very drinkable. The carbonation level is fine, and the mouthfeel is slick, slightly syrupy, and finishes hoppy and sugary with a lip-smacking wetness and bitterness.

Hopmouth is a good Double IPA; I enjoy the fact that Arcadia isn’t trying to out-bitter and out-hop the competition. This is just a well balanced, drinkable, 8% hoppy beer, and I commend them for making it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/29/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red/copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, toast, floral, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toffee, toast, floral, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/citrus peel bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange zest, caramel, toffee, toast, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and fairly crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent malty DIPA style! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of matty
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber colored beer with a slowly fading head that stays at once inch.Aroma is hops and grapefruit.Taste is light grapefruit,buttered bresd and light hops.A pretty decent beer that thankfully is not insanely hopped.I would buy again although wouldn't actively seek out.I would recommend to try at least once.

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Photo of ishinder
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wcl113
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pour is a tawny, honey color with a sticky cap of off white foam. Aroma is big and sweet, floral hops and caramel malts. There's a big, malty backbone to this DIPA, very much the way I like it. Resiny, floral hops round it out with a touch of piney bite on the end. Feel is on the thicker side.

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Photo of szmnnl99
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Danielr26
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Tgunz247
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of dfried
2.82/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was not impressed with this beer. I really like IPAs and DIPAs so I can be a bit critical. This DIPA did not stand out from others for me. The appearance was just an average amber color with an average white head. The smell was very strong, and floral. What the big turn off for me was the taste. I feel what makes a decent IPA is when there is a flavorful malt backbone to provide something other than pure hop flavor, and hopefully a couple types of hops to provide a spectrum of bitterness. I don't know if I got a stale bottle or what but this one didn't do that for me. There was a slight pale flavor if you looked for it in the after taste, but very bitter, mono-flavor, very pine like, more floral than citrus, hop flavor is all I got out of this one. I am a 'hop head' and I like some really hoppy beer, but there were just too many tannis in this beer from the hops, they kind of turned my stomach. This in turn killed its drinkabiliy.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A-dark cloudy amber color
S-bitter piney hops
T/M-smooth, hides the alcohol well, kind of light for a double, taste of pine, hint of citrus and some sweet caramel malt to balance, very smooth towards the finish
D-smooth and hidden alcohol makes it pretty drinkable, not so much from the tropicl fruit hops and a little piney to slow it down

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Photo of MrBIP
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beveritt
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a standard pint glass. No freshness dating on the bottle. Cool gaelic, face in the hops label.

Appearance: Slightly hazy copper color with and amazing head. From the initial pour I had half a glass of head and an inch or more stuck around for the whole beer. Left some decent lacing down the side of the glass. Some sediment in the bottle, but not as much as you normally see in bottle conditioned beers.

Smell: Very strong pine and floral hop aromas.

Taste: A nice long, flavorful taste of hops, with a bitter bite at the end. Some underlying malt sweetness, but this beer is really about the hops.

Mouthfeel: Good lingering flavor. Carbonation level is sufficient to deal with the strong hops.

Drinkability: Overall, a pretty good brew. Not as powerful as some of the west coast hop-bombs, but nicely balanced.

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Photo of BB1313
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Overall this is a fine brew, just not what I look for in a DIPA. Besides it not looking like a true DIPA, it pours a beautiful hazy brown color that looks great. Head and lacing is nice. It smells just like it tastes. Lots of caramel and malts w/ a pungent piney note.. slight amount of orange. It's very bitter and finishes dry. All in all it is balanced. Definitely an English influence on this one.

Not bad, different, might have to try it again.

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Photo of JVoyager
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of DuffDadddy
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of hermesch
4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a thick copper with a strong retaining head. Nice, spotty lacing coating.

Smell: Citrus and super piney! A sign of good things to come...

Taste: A hoplover's delight...hops all around with a sweet pine resiny touch at the end. A nice grapefruit bitterness accompanies the hops...the drink finishes with a bite.

Mouthfeel: Less slick and cumbersome than most DIPAS...a light and refreshing mouth presence.

Drinkability: mmmm..highly quaffable...be careful...have fun...this DIPA is one of the best!

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Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Cresant
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 22 oz. undated brown bottle into an IPA glass. Body was the color of leather, clear bownish-orange. Head was large and pillowy. Sticky lace spotted the sides of the glass. On the second pour the body was cloudier with visible particulates in suspension.

Smell was spicy. Citrus hops. Honey. Sweet malts. The second pour smelled more pungent, a bit funky. Alcohol remained well hidden.

Taste was tongue bleaching hops. Strong, pithy bitter hops. Citrus, resiny characteristics. The bitterness was well complimented by the biscuity, honey Maris Otter malts. Both the aroma and taste were rather complex and distinctly changed as the beer opened up and warmed.

Mouthfeel was moderatedly carbonated and rather smooth. This was a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Hopmouth from Arcadia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,061 ratings