Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA | Arcadia Brewing Company

Arcadia HopMouth Double IPAArcadia HopMouth Double IPA
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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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 1,048 |  Reviews: 480
Photo of DWolf
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of badbeer
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to joe1510 for the bottle. Clear, dark amber color with an off-white head retaining well and leaving good retention. Aroma is of grass, pine, and a little bit of spruce tip; also some caramel comes through. Taste has a lot of spruce to it with some pine coming in as it finishes; malt is there, but is hidden. Low carbonation with medium body. Wasn't too impressed with this, but probably worth a try.

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Photo of ghostwalker
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark, cloudy reddish-golden. Thick, interesting off-white head.

Nose is tart and crusty hops with an underlying sweet maltiness.

Flavor is rich and creamy, dominated by hops, but with an almost peachy-sweet malt backbone. Creamy and satisfying.

Mouthfeel is creamy and tooth-stripping, my favorite IPA combo.

Drinkability is good, even better on cask, but that is another review entirely...

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Photo of beerphan
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into a goblet.

Orange amber in color with a huge cream tinted 3 inch head, that slowly contracts into a fluffy pillow. Spotty sticky lacing clings to the class.

Pine and floral hops dominate the nose with some malt sneaking through.

This brew is a hop creeper. The initial impression in a nice malty quench, which seems to be dominate when from the ashes rises a hop bellop. The hops are all over the backend without offending. Some earthy flavors are also present . Tasty!

A very drinkable interesting brew.

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Photo of tapman
3.14/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Very opaque, at a deep, dark rudy brown the beer appears sweet, sticky, and heavy on the palate. Head is light brown and frothy, though it subsides quickly but leaves a decent lacing. Definitely unfiltered which I like, but the yeast must be a low-flocculating strain and I'm not sure how that will pair with the style.Atypical for the style and doesn't look too good to me, but this is only 20% of the review and I will keep an open mind. It looks more like an English IPA/ESB.

Crystal malt/light raisin, maltose/molasses, butter though unlike diacetyl, some floral and piney notes with an english Goldings character by way of some breadiness. I hope the English character isn't psychological because of how I think it looks, but judging by how much unfermented sugar I predict to be in the brew, I would not be too unsure. A little alcohol as it warms.

Alcohol up front, with maltose secondary and floral hops tertiary. I'm not a big fan of the obvious alcohol, but the bitterness is nice; a first the beer is not very bitter thanks to the sweet maltiness, but as the sugar washes away a clean, sharp bitterness is left behind. Not sure if I agree with the style category.

Not as thick as it appears thankfully, but still quite heavy in the mouth. Once again more like a strong ESB to me.

It is not a bad beer, but the English qualities throw me off of this one. I expect one thing when I read a label/description, and when things are not quite right a get a little dissapointed since I bought this one with a hopslam or Pliny anticipation. On the other hand kudos for experimentation and using English ingredients are not all together uncommon for a contemporary IPA. What about the yeast? Is it an English low-attenuator? I the only thing keeping this American the hops? I would like to try this one with several buckets of Fuggle or EKG, or how about Willamette as a nice American substitute. Oh well, I assume the gentlemen (and gentlewomen?) of Arcadia know what they are doing. I have had good selections by them in the past.

P.S. I did hit the nail on the head with the barley which is, after reviewing the label, is English 2-row which explains the extra sweetness.

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Photo of hopnado
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ne0m00re
2.63/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a 12 oz bottle into an oversized red wine glass.
A: Amber rusty orange, it poured with a cream head that died to a film and leaves lacing.
S: Rosemary, piney hops which come off kind of musty and resiny with underripe fruit and bread.
T: Underripe fruit, green apple, resiny hops with a musty bitter finish. I'm not really impressed by this one.
M: The carbonation is too crisp and frothy, while only slightly syrupy.
D: Only OK. The hops come off as too harsh.

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Photo of frosted33
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of robbyc1
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on cask at the Bling Pig in Champaign.

A beautiful orange clearish look with a soft white bubbly head as expected from a cask.

Light hop nose with malt backbone, really made for cask like this.

Full malty front with the soft hop attack at the back, much like the smell. Good full mouthfeel, easy drinker but the high alcohol makes it hard to keep up, seek it out on cask if you can.

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Photo of cyrenaica
4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650 ml bottle
8.0% ABV
I tried this beer on August 30, 2007 at the 'Beer Bistro' in Toronto. The price is not a mis-print, I really did pay $20.00 for a beer. The beer poured a muddy brown into the glass with a small tan head that lasted throughout. The aroma was very hoppy...VERY hoppy with some perfumy and floral scents. Almost bubble-bath like. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with some mild carbonation. The flavour was hoppy and very spicy with some lingering bitterness.

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Photo of nortmand
4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
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 blitz134
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark caramel body with some red hints to it. Light beige/off-white head. Not much head on the pour and didn't last too long, finished with small clumps of bubbles on the top.

Aroma is strong with caramel malts with hints of honey. Hops come through with strong floral notes and a bit of pine resin. Could be a bit stronger.

A very malty body which balances well with the hops. A bit of the sweet caramel malts come through with some biscuit. Hops are floral mostly with resin coming through again, much like the aroma except more bitter. A well balanced beer. Also has a touch of butteryness, but not strong enough to be a turn off. A bit of alcohol warmth comes through as well. This has a nicely crafted taste, but it could be a bit more forthcoming.

Mouthfeel is good, not too thick, but still has an oilyness to it making it a bit slick on the tongue. This is a very drinkable brew. Nicely hopped but balanced well with a full body.

Thanks to gaisgeil for the opportunity.

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Photo of doowhat
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of waston
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of 1fastz28
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

like alot of the DIPA's i've had recently, has a cloudy orange color but this one has a massive white head that laces exceptionally. the smell is stronger though, tons of hops dominate it, its awesome. you'll have to excuse me but 2 bombers is alot for me and i'm starting to get a bit tipsy. the taste is at first bitter, but with a more drinkable piney hop flavor. laces very well, just is a very full and rich beer, i think i'm starting to fall madly in love with DIPA's

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Photo of blakesell
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the tap into a standard pint glass.

Appearance- Beer pours an amber gold with no head that rises from carbonation in the glass to a bit of cream on the top. Lacing clings to the sides to the sides of the glass.

Smell- Hops, hops, and more hops. All I catch is hops and garlic. Hops are quite strong and really overpower the malts.

Taste- Hops and garlic upfront iwth solid pale malts. Grapefruit and big clove with hints of pine and cloves. Alcohol is big and coating, spicy and slightly drinkable.

Mouthfeel- Creamy, lightly astringent, medium full bodied, and highly carbonated.

Drinkability- Very drinkable, but there are many better DIPA's out there with less of a spicey sticky finish. Not bad, not great either.

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Photo of Arch578
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of QuadriderMX
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deanhead
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tawny to amber in color, brilliant toffee colored head.

Slight grainy nose to this beer, no real hop standout here though. Nothing powers through. Underwhelming aroma

Taste is warming, slight hints of acetone overshadow the otherwise well balanced mostly bitterness in this beer.

Full bodied and highly viscous mouthfeel. Finishes mostly dry, with a clingy dankness. Astringency at the end.

It's a fairly easy drinking beer. Nothing really stands out with this beer. Most of these IIPA's I have enjoyed have some sort of signature to them. This one doesn't. It's good, but not great. It didn't leave much of an impression on me.

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Photo of AlMarzo
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of R11415
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lilnicky068
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of FightingEntropy
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft poured on site with a nice an appropriate sized off white head that lingered a bit down the side. Amber ale with copper and gold highlights. BIG, grassy smell right off the top--smells almost like a fresh hop ale--big fruit and citrus, grapefruit, hoisted on top of a strong, biscuit malt backbone (maris otter in description). Clean and simple base with a big hop on top that's a bit out of balance--but it's a DIPA. Full hop bit on the back side with a slightly pine and a woodsy resin finish. Nice, but grassiness and back end astringency builds too much for me--unless you really like chewing on your hops as you drink.

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Photo of a_beckman25
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of craftbrew502
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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