Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA | Arcadia Brewing Company

Arcadia HopMouth Double IPAArcadia HopMouth Double IPA
BA SCORE
65.2%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 1,048 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
480
Ratings:
1,048
Liked:
683
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
12.89%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
128
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,048 |  Reviews: 480
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2.9/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A medium to light amber color, with traces of gold along the sides of the glass. A half inch white head forms, but fades away quickly. The strong fragrance of malt comes out at first, then the combination of citrus and pine comes foward to dominate the aroma. The malt is there at the start, then gradually blends to a grassy, grapefruit, citrus, tobbaco flavors meld together at the end. A medium bodied feel, that after each taste, seem to get heavier on the palate. This is a solid IPA, but it is titled a double IPA. Now there are certain arguements on what makes a double IPA and what does not. But, when I see the phrase, double IPA, I am expecting alot of hop flavor and aroma. This beer seem to not deliver to that expectation.

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Photo of silentjay
2.91/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

dark. a hazy reddish brown with little eggshell colored head that recedes quickly to a cm and laces decently.

nose is malty sweet with some floral hops mixed in.

taste follows as being malty. this seems more like a big amber ale than a DIPA. caramelly sweet with plenty of biscuit and white toast, with an almost English hop profile that is floral and a bit herbal. just a bit of citrus. not exciting.

medium bodied with some corn syrupy stickiness and sweetness left on the back of the tongue.

eh. not a great DIPA for my tastes, so it doesn't drink well. I'll finish the bottle, but I'm glad I only bought the one.

edit: having this again (i think this one is fresher) and I am picking up a lot of tropical fruits. pineapple, passion fruit, star fruit. doesnt make it much better, but enough to raise the taste profile slightly

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Photo of ncvbc
2.92/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Beyond appearance, this one threw me for a loop. Poured a deep murky amber with a massive head that left thick and sticky lacing down the glass. Steady carbonation that rises slowly toward the top of the glass. A weird, earthy floral scent. Lavender or something with some piney hops behind that. Not much malt to be found in the nose. Taste was a little better than I had hoped after smelling this. The pine hops are a little more up front with the floral hops taking a back seat. Still, somewhat rough around the edges with just a little caramel malt sweetness that attempts to provide balance yet doesn't really do so. A slightly bitter and drying finish. I can't call this one of my favorites but it's definitely different. Interesting, to say the least.

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2.93/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Cloudy, deep orange-copper pour with quickly fading head and minimal lacing. Very malty nose with hints of tea, resin and alcohol. Lots of bitter hop resin and alcohol in the taste as well with little of the malt sweetness making its presence known. The alcohol is not well hidden in this one and the mouthfeel is very syrupy which really hurt the drinkability for me. This was a really disappointing beer that may have been bad due to age. Would probably give it a second chance if it were fresh.

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2.93/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer served in a Russian River tulip...blah. Beer is amber and hazy with a thin off white head of small bubbles that leaves some lacing on the glass, carbonation low.

Aroma is super malty with some piny hops.

Beer is kind of a let down, not really feeling it. It's heavy and malty and bland at the same time, Bitterness is low and the finish has a grainy aftertaste. I'm done. There are much better IPAs out there.

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Photo of spencermacko
2.93/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ralree
2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Completely opaque - doesn't even let light through! Nice fluffy head, 1.5 fingers, white, good retention, decent lacing.

S: Alcohol, dark fruits, estery. Some hop backing, but not what I expect from an IPA smell.

T: Really interesting - Alcohol and dark fruity malt with quite a bit of sugar are up front. Metallic taste after swallowing. Hops are there, but definitely in the background. It's not a bad ale, but not something I would call an IPA. There's a little bit of citrus in the background, and some definite spices in here. A little too sugary for me though - a little cloying.

M: A little astringent, carbonation is good, thick and hearty, coats the mouth - a good mouthfeel for the style. If it tasted more like hops, I'd be happier.

D: Drinks alright, but not something I'll buy again. Goes down nicely if you can handle the sweetness.

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Photo of adamette
2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Review from notes. Poured from tap at the brewery 10 15 09 into a clean, clear glass.

A Caramel translucent body, creamy head with lacing. 3.5

S Some hops but not strong. Minimal malt smell. 3.5

T Bitter hops, barley taste almost devoid of malt. Very bitter. It makes my teeth ache that it is so bitter. Hop heads may really like this and it certainly carries the characteristics of a wet hop ale in that there is not a strong aroma of hops but certainly they are there in the taste. The problem that I have with this beer is that it is not well balanced, delivering on the bitter with very little other tastes to offer. 3.0

M Moderate mouthfeel. Physically it is thin but the hops, barley bitterness increases that feel. There is so much bitterness that I find it a bit too harsh. 3.0

D Fair or less. The bitterness in this beer was almost too much. 2.0

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Photo of Oxymoron
2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Are you trying to mouth the word “hop?” Cause it looks like “Bob.” Pour is a mostly cloudy orange to light amber color. A good frothy head at the pour but did hide to the edge relatively quickly.

The aroma was hoppy but rather light with some citrus backing. Some organic smells as well. A touch of pine and a sprinkle of floral and orange qualities. Not much malt back.

The taste was more malty then the nose would indicate and the hops are rather lacking altogether. The hops start with a piney bitterness that is mild. Not really bitter. In the background you can taste a very sweet malt with a somewhat candy caramel flavor. The finishing hops are rather limited with orange and subtle citrus flavors. For a DIPA, this is really lacking in punch.

Although smooth to drink there really isn’t much complexity. The body was light to mid and carbonation is average. I guess they were looking for something more balanced, but everything was average.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 65.2% out of 100 with 1,048 ratings
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