Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA | Arcadia Brewing Company

very good
1,041 Ratings
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPAArcadia HopMouth Double IPA

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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Photo of Jackalope1977
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kendo
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel oversized tulip. Body is amber-orange with a 1-finger creamy head that settles to leave a good, thick ring of foam at the top of the glass, then lots of craggly lace on the way down.

S: Big hops -- mostly citrus (especially grapefruit) and pine.

T: First impression: it's a "clean" taste that seems to be lacking in malt. I get dry hops that are somewhat minerally in character. Also fruity hops -- think citrus or tropical fruit -- and a touch of malt base becomes more evident as it warms a bit. Also some evergreen -- pine or maybe even spruce -- leaves a drying finish.

M: Thinner than expected; I thought it could use more of a malt backbone.

D: Solid. Went down easy enough.

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Photo of j0hnc2468
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nrbw23
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy golden amber color that may be a tad bit darker than other DIPA's I've had. A nice froathy tan head that has great retention and formers a nice layer on top of the brew. The head leaves a great amount of lacing.

S- Piney and citrus hops dominant with a touch of malts.

T- Piney and citrus hop nice and spicey and a nice floral bitter hop finish. Overall, pretty well balanced I like it!

M- Crisp and bitter. Medium in body and nice carbonation.

D- Very good and very easy to drink. I'd recommended this brew to anyone.

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Photo of bigleague
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeGill
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted on 1/20/10
Served in a wine glass. Light caramel color with small white head. Murky with hints of orange at the edge of the glass. Fresh herbs and orange rind on the nose with hints of grapefruit.

Nice and warming with good roasted malt coming through. Medium body plus mild carbonation makes for a very drinkable beer with an elegant mouthfeel. Hops are kinda subdued for this style but they really show well on the finish which is long and generous

This double IPA will not slap you in the face with hops but the citrus and pine is defininatly there. It's very well structured and the ABV is kept in check by freshness and malt.

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Photo of spwalshesq
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Thin head, minimal lacing, dissipated quickly. Murky, cloudy. Burnt orange brown color.

S: A little light on aroma. Slightly bready and yeasty.

T: Very malty. Malt up front, which tends to mask the hops. Even maltier as it warms up.

M: Medium bodied mouthfeel. Average carbonation.

D: If you like malty ales, this would be a good choice. Not for hopheads, as the hopes tend to get lost in the maltiness. Nonethless, a good beer, just not what I would consider a very good DIPA. Slainte!

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Photo of Wheels2532
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tilly
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Hazy amber, white head, good glass lacing.
A: Huge caramel malts, citrus, pine.
T: Caramel, lemon, earthy, malt, yeast.
M: Tangy, thick, mildly bitter, alcohol.
O: A different kind of DIPA.

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Photo of mgavin
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MadLatvian
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Firkin at the South Philly Taproom, served in a 10oz glass

A murky burnt orange body with bits of suspended yeast and a creamy, sticky off-white head. Loads of dots and lines of lace.

Pine needles and spruce leap out of the glass and assault the nostrils. Slight floral hops linger underneath with a sweet toasted caramel aroma.

Bitterness up front, then a mild malt sweetness. The finish is of evergreens, spicy hops and bitterness. A pretty bitter IPA, but balanced out nicely. The sweetness of the malt really complements the bitterness well.

Thick and creamy due to the cask, but it wasn't all that impressive.

This beer is pretty well-balanced which makes it rather drinkable.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
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 brewtalthrone
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_in_GR
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Derby Station in EGR. Was a fairly dark amber color with a small amount of white foamy head. The aroma was mild, was expecting a far more aggressive hoppy smell but just a hint of pine. The taste was also surprising but pleasantly so - the piney hops were there at the start, but quickly faded. This beer is quite balanced, and the hops seemed to blend nicely with the malts. The carbonation helps balance the mouthfeel as well, had to watch myself as this went down very easy. Really nice beer.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. III Issue I:

Stunning tower of off-white froth drops slowly with a massive amount of lacing sticking to the glass. Brassy amber color shows off its clarity. Thick blanket of hop in the nose; spearmint, ruby red grapefruit, wildflowers and faint tobacco. Creamy and slick medium body is a bit chewy from the malt. Bitterness from the hops kicks in right away, but is reeled back before it hits the point of no return--meaning it stays balanced. Quick breath of alcohol in the middle. The toasted bread maltiness hangs with the faint buttery tone both try to push the hops down, but the bitterness and hop flavor come right back up with each sip. A tad fruity with suggestions of apricots. Finishes semidry with a thick herbal tone and some remaining toasted malt.

Great to see a Double IPA that is not either absolute chaos or simply overbittered. Certainly one of the most balanced in its style and a delight to drink.

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Photo of danthehopslamman
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of grynder33
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All the wonderful aspects of everything that is great about American Hops and midwest Pale Ale brewing, huge pine and citrus emphasized hop aroma, taste is sweet tangy citrus, juicy malt, lots of bitterness in the finish, medium body,plenty of carbonation, just a touch of backing alcohol. Tasty refreshing,another great midwest entry into the IPA style

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Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of BillMueller
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An off-white cap of head about a finger tall develops over this beer that's a very ruddy thick dark orange. Heavy foam stays and deposits very rocky lacing as it recedes.
The smell offers a great hops bouquet, intermingling citric orange and ruby red with caramel malts. It's leafy in the back and, on further investigation, reminds me very much of mint leaf.
Hops take center stage and while this beer isn't a bruiser it's undeniably solid. Hops are, again, mostly citrus and balanced well by malts sweetness but there's an additional unsual sweetness it takes me a minute to realize is like chewing on a spearmint leaf. It works in complementary fashion here. A bit of alcohol pulls through in the finish.
A well-rounded mouthfeel shows off some creaminess in a medium body. It's more smooth than crisp, but it does nip.

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Photo of Iparedman
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of alamode
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of asabreed
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a Brooklyn snifter.

Appearance: Amber with hints of copper and nice carbonation bubbling up. Slightly off-white head leaves raindrop lacing after a few pours, with an initial soapiness around the bulb part of the glass.

Smell: Piney citrus in the grapefruit realm initially more than sweeter orange or anything like that. As it warms the sweeter and juicier citrus comes to fruition though, which I like, and the earthy and rindy nature of the full on hops dissipate a bit.

Taste: Another beer that's good for the hophead but keeps those who aren't hopheads in the mix. Those are the DIPAs I've been enjoying most lately. There's a good finish of bitter grapefruit rind, but then it slides into some sweeter citrus. Initially piney, but as it warms the citrus and grapefruit come into play. Lots of change as it warms, and this demands to be sipped over a long period of time for the changes.

Mouthfeel: Seemingly pretty medium-bodied and creamy with good levels of carbonation and a nice burst at the end.

Drinkability: An all around good DIPA. It doesn't separate itself from the list of many good or better ones, but I've enjoyed this over a long period of time, and there's a lot to admire both right out of the fridge and as it warms. And since the price tag is around $5, I'm certainly glad I tried it and recommend it if you haven't.

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Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,041 ratings.
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