Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA | Arcadia Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,043 Ratings
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPAArcadia HopMouth Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arcadiaales.com

Style: American Double / 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.

Added by TastyTaste on 12-11-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,043
Reviews:
480
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
13%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
127
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,043 |  Reviews: 480
Photo of nortmand
4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber pour, slightly hazy. Thin head.

Citrusy American hops dominate the nose. Some light caramel maltiness there too.

Extraordinarily well balanced. Incredibly hoppy, but malty sweetness blends the resiny citrus to a sane level. Residual sweetness is very nice in the face of the overwhelming hops. Leaves a bitter tang on the back of the tongue.

Rich and fuill bodied, yet very refreshing, due to the freshness that the hops add. Sets the standard for "Midwest DIPA."

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Photo of mynie
4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours very nice. Light amber with twinges of happy sunshine orange and a big, giant white head that sticks out all solid. Not soapy. Solid.

Smells of giant grapefruit hops against lighter citrus hops and light, bready malt. Wonderfully balanced, even though the hops are huge and the malt is not.

Tastes great. Wow. Fantastic balance. None of that dirty, syrupy malt aftertaste you often get strong double IPAs. Just big giant hops against a light, sweet bread malt.

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Photo of ordybill
4.59/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a great looking clear reddish amber with a white head. The aroma if full of citrus, hops and grass. The taste is full on citrus with some hops. Overall, a great DIPA.

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Photo of ch473
4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this on a whim. $5.99 for a pint + 6oz bottle.

This beer is beautiful. Hazy dark amber color, riddish with lots of bubbles. Off-white lacing that goes from thick big bubbles to a fine misty appearance. One of the most visually impressive beers I've poured.

The aroma is wonderful. Rich, buttery fruit smell that makes my mouth water. There's a little sweet caramel scent too.

Has a nice level of bitterness. Tastes like it smells, very hoppy and fresh tasting. The mouthfeel is very pleasing. It has a creamy texture with a little bite on the back of the throat. I could drink this all night.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - a bouncy pour makes for two solid fingers of dense, eggshell colored foam. Dense, creamy, sticky, it caps a murky, dirty and dull orange brew. Large patches of thin lace on the glass.

Aroma - a nice steady feed of snappy pine and citrus.

Taste - a bright and sweet orange citrus on top of a solid malty base. The swallow brings on the hop bitterness, piny with grapefruit hints, but very evenly balanced without being medicinal. Finishes nicely hoppy, orangey.

Mouthfeel - buttery smooth. Heavy and silky, subdued carbonation.

Drinkability - impressive DIPA, one of my favorites of the style so far. Good beer-tasting candidate, doesn't taste overly ramped up abv-wise but has a great balanced, intense flavor.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.57/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle obtained via trade with CRJMellor. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" beige head over the cloudy reddish amber brew. Head hangs around, with plenty of sticky lacing. Aroma is grains and juicy citrus hops. Taste is amply malty upfront, seguing nicely into the moderate lemony hops, and closes clean with the slightest tease of alcohol warming. Mouthfeel and drinkability both excellent, would make space for a few of these in the fridge if I had the opportunity.

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Photo of beardsonbrews
4.56/5  rDev +21%

Photo of shbobdb
4.54/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

We need more Imperial IPAs like this. It reminds me of *gasp* Three Floyd's Dreadnought. Sure, it doesn't taste like Dread, but the same elements are there. It has a solid malt backbone with a full (for a IIPA) body and nice carbonation coupled with hit-you-over-the-head-hops. A strong english presence in the nose and flavour, while the bittering hops cleanse the palatte for the next swig. There is just enough alcohol to accentuate the hops without overpowering them.
A masterpiece. Plain and Simple. If you like the style, buy this guy.


That said . . . there is something missing here. I don't know what it is, but I have a vague, unfullfilled feeling as I finish this beer. I can't tell you what it is, but something is missing. There is a hole in this beer that I can't put my finger on. It is a hole that most IIPAs suffer from, so I won't judge it harshly for it, but I just want to know what it is. I don't know what it is, but it is very pronounced in this beer.

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Photo of wardough
4.52/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: typical of the style. Looks like cararmel goodness.
S: A beautiful hoppy, caramel flavour. Awesome.
T: Wonderfully balanced. Sweet. Hoppy. Bitter. Finishes sweet. Great.
M: Low carbonation. Good for the style.
D: I could drink this all night.

Definitely seek it out.

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Photo of Source
4.52/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap served in a 12oz snifter.

Appearance: A translucent rusty / amber with 2mm head that dissipated to a nice lacing.

Smell: Sweet hops and pine. Everything I expect from a double ipa.

Taste: Lovely hops, pine, and sweet grass with a solid malty backbone. I found the taste very similar to Victory Hop Wallop and Moylan's Hopsickle.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a slight sweet/bitter finish.

Drinkability: Goes down very easy. An overall enjoyable pleasure.

This is now one of my favorite DIPAs.

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Photo of lamarr04
4.52/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap. 20oz serving poured into a large pint glass

A: hazy dark orange with persistent but small white head

S: fresh cut grass, mostly herbal hop aroma coming through, a bit of citrus

T: HOPS, a lot of hop bitterness. but not too much. a very nice caramely malt backbone that makes for a balanced taste. a little bit of heat from the alcohol as the the beer warmed.

M: medium body, medium carbonation. a bit syrupy but a nice finish, not too clingy on the tongue

D: well i finished a whole "tall" glass quite easily so i would give this one quite a high score for drinkability.

Notes: exceptional example of the DIPA style. haven't had this years hopslam but I will be comparing it to this beer

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.51/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- The best head ever!!! No way to underestimate the doughy, almost crack filling foam. I could have used this to fill the spaces in my door jamb. Great deep, garnet amber color with some string bubbles visible when held almost right up to the light. Some of the best lacing I've seen in an IPA.

Smell- A very sweet carameled bread and hop resin flowers greeet the nostrils. Almost smells like my moms Yankee candle scents she picks in the Spring and Summertime. Very flowery, yet also rich in bold malty sweetness.

Taste- Strats with a very rich malt profile of toasted caramels, bscuits and oatmeal. This is quickly cutt down to a more even beer pH with the stroing, almost viney hops. Such a classic Ipa in taste. The best balance of such extreme flavors. I took a very long time to drink this beer.

Mouthfeel- Almost sweet for such bitternes prevalent in this DIPA. Pretty smooth and had a some what earthy presence for an IPA. Just great balance of two extremes in flavor. Can't get over it.

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Photo of CMUbeerenthusiast
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Amalak
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Bryanrushmore
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Masonlamb
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of IPAchris
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of BBlov
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of ramrod666
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of JordanEllwanger
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A dark amber almost brown transparent color with a toffee white head fizzing down slowly.

Smell is citrus hoppy and sweet.

Taste is superb. A Great hop swell commented beautifully by a malty undertone. The sweet backing is also present for portions of a second.

Feel is sharp and bitter with a larger medium body leding itself to the almost slick nature of it.

A very drinkable beer, but only a few at a time. Not a session for me.

Cheers,
Jordan.

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Photo of CorneliusBunker
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Deanstreat
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of mjmadsen21
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,043 ratings.
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