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 hopnado
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of arini10
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggness
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this cask this evening @ Once and for All. It pours a nice amber with little head and some lacing. The smell it of citrusy hops with a little malt background. The flavor is nice and smooth, a nice amount of hops in this cask as well as a nice malt base to it. The mouthfell was very smooth with little to no carbonation. A fairly drinkable brew, I have been known to put 2-3 of these back in an evening.

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Photo of tr4nc3d
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12fl oz bottle poured into a mug

Pours a very dark copper color with a 1 inch slightly tan colored head. Poor head retention that fades pretty quickly but leaves pretty huge size bubbles on the edges of the glass.

Smell consist mostly of citrus fruits with the likes of red grapefruit, tangerines, lemons, and you can definitely smell the malt backbone with some caramelization.

Sweet citrus flavor that leads into a medium pine bitterness and slowly is subdued with caramel malts.

Mouthfeel is leaning on full bodied with high carbonation and a shortly sweet aftertaste that then resides with a sharp pine like sap bitterness that lingers in your mouth.

Pretty good DIPA that I would seek out again and would recommend to try.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very dark, brownish copper with a big pillowing white head.

Smells like musty, resinous pine with a hint of citrus.

Tastes like pine, herbal tea, lemon, caramel malt, and some orange. Fairly malty, but very resinous with a solid bitter aftertaste.

Body is sticky and a bit syrupy.

There is something odd about this one, but it is pretty solid.

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Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.96/5  rDev +5%

Photo of bg8970
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a hazy brownish orange colour with an average size frothy beige coloured head. I can't really tell how much carbonation there is and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - malts, caramel, grapefruit, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and the beer has a full bodied taste. I can pick up on lots of malts and hops mixed with a caramel sweetness. There are also some notes of pineapple and grapefruit and also some dark fruit flavours. The beer finishes with a bitter sweet hoppy aftertaste.

Drink - The alcohol was well hidden and the beer has a lot of different flavours going on - very complex. I enjoyed this beer and it was worth seeking out.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Arcadia HopMouth pours a light orange-ish gold with a bubbly, soapy head and solid lace. This beer exhibits fine clarity.

Aroma is of fruity, floral, juicy hops.

Taste follows the nose with a nice fruity hoppiness bordering on pineapple with just enough malt sweetness to balance. In fact, the hops arent nearly as overpowering as other beers in this style. I found the juicy hops to be right in line with a sweet honey malt character.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a lingering hop oil finish.

This is a great double IPA in my book. Not over the top, everything is balanced very well. I would not hesitate to try this again sometime.

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Photo of fiveo2270
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I stopped by Arcadia Brewing Company in Battle Creek, Michigan today for lunch and saw that they had HopMouth Double IPA on tap. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get a pint so I indulged.

It's appearance is the same as any other IPA I've had, but the smell was very hoppy and inviting (as I am a fan of IPA's) with a hint of pine and citrus. Off to a good start. The first sip was very smooth and for a double IPA I noticed that it was very drinkable, as in, it was so smooth that I could have chugged it quickly. Of course I didn't do that because I wanted to savor it because I was planning on writing a review (and it's 8% ABV).

Its carbonation and flavor were balanced, and although I would have preferred a slightly stronger hoppy/pine taste for a DIPA, overall I very much enjoyed HopMouth. In addition, the Arcadia restaurant made a great lunch - an all-meat wood-fired pizza, and I grabbed a 4-pack of HopMouth to bring home with me.

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Photo of amneziak
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: For an IPA, the Arcadia Hopmouth pours a pretty dark amber color with a medium amount of cloudiness. By comparison, I'd say it's roughly the same color as the Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. This is most likely due to the addition of malt in boiling process. Double IPAs are typically much brighter and clearer so I am immediately curious as to what this one will taste like. There is a very healthy amount of off-white head that comes along with this one.

Smell: The aromas in this beer don't blast you in the face like many of the DIPAs can. However, there is certainly a good amount of pungent hops on the nose. I get a lot more of the grassy pine components than I do the citrus aromas, which leads me to wonder how bright this beer will taste. I've been surprised in the past.

Taste: This is definitely in the same sort of family as the Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA and Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye in that there is more of a caramel-like backbone that marries nicely with the bitter hops. As I presumed, there is not a lot of sunshine in this glass, but it certainly isn't a shy beer, either. The good head retention returns with a brisk swirl and does wonders for the flavors. As with most beers, the flavors begin to mutate a bit after the beer begins to warm.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is one of the nicer components of the Hopmouth. It is well in to the medium-bodied beer category. The bitter elements of the hops coat the tongue quite well and leave behind a nice piney taste. They also do a number or two on the back of your throat as they work their way down. This is definitely a drink for the hophead.

Overall: I bought this beer on a whim. I've been drinking quite a few IPAs lately and wanted to give it a shot. I have to say that there is quite a bit to like about Arcadia's Hopmouth Double IPA. I don't mean there is anything overly special about it, but I will say that it is probably a bit underrated. It is a very nicely balanced beer and well worth a rotation in any collection. If you are a fan of the ballsier IPAs on the market, this will unquestionably be right up your alley.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into my Imperial pint glass. Appears a hazy, dark copper with an inch of fluffy, off white foam. Smells of piney and citrusy hops. Lemon and grapefruit flavors come through as well as bitter hops and slightly sweet malt. This beer has a rather thick body with enough carbonation to match. Hides the alcohol well and went down really smooth. A solid effort.

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Photo of dickroop
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured it into a pint tumbler, enjoyed the bronze woody color, haziness, and fine, creamy-tan head that left ample lacing. The smell was a floral citrusy combination with piney and earthy tones and the phenolic aspect I associated with English-style hopping.

The taste is musky, sweet, a lot of toasted malt, restrained hops. A gray bitternes hits the mid palate and lingers to a slightly sticky and bitter finish. There's a good sourish tang to it. Mouthfeel is medium- to full-bodied, the alcohol is well concealed.

On the bottle, it reads "Premium English 2-row malted barley, premium Pacific Northwest hops". But then again, its made in Battle Creek, Michigan (home of Kelloggs?), and I gotta wonder what they know about NW hopping... This brew succeeds as a DIPA, but the hops are far too muted for my (hophead) tastes. Drinkability is so-so, because it's tasty but not the taste I want in a DIPA. I won't get it again, but I wouldn't turn it down either. I'd love to sample it fresh on tap.

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Photo of enfield249
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy amber color. No head, and a medium ring of foam around the rim of the beer.

S - Grapefruit and citrus. I can smell malt in there, but it's way back.

T - Lots of hop flavor, grapefruit again, then biterness, but not over powering, then some nice malty back bone.

M - Full, low to medium carbonation

D - Very good IIPA, would buy it again.

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Photo of GoGators
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PackenGreen
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark ruby red with a one-finger off-white head. There is a decent amount of spotty lacing.

S - Aroma is caramel malts and sweet citrus (orange, mango, & pineapple).

T - The flavor is sweet caramel malts, orange, mango, pineapple, and brown sugar upfront. The finish has piney hops and grapefruit.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Finish is dry and crisp.

O - This is a nice DIPA. The flavor is malt forward with a nice blend of piney hops and sweet citrus. Defiently worth checking out.

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Photo of Cath
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Winston3737
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejmw
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roberto11232
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of minterro
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A & S: sweet malts and piney & citrus hops. The smell isn’t too strong but its pretty darn nice smelling. Hazy orange-red colored beer. Off-white head that doesn’t hang around that long

T & M: piney hops come through huge in the taste. Pretty robust, reminds me a lot of hop crisis. Full bodied and smooth going down and then a sharp bit of carbonation hits your tongue. Well backed up malty tones and the body adds a good amount of chewiness to it.

O: very similar to a lot of doubles, but its still really good. I could drink this beer all day! I would also recommend it to anyone, I feel this beer is a bit underrated.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frazbri
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hopmouth Double IPA from Arcadia poured clean, clear copper topped by a tall, dense, off-white head that was longlasting. Lacing was good as well. The aroma had notes of pine resin, citrus zest and clover honey. Sweet flavors begin the tasting with marmalade, honey and grapefruit. Then the bitterness takes over. Body was in the medium range with moderate carbonation.

This was a very nice 2IPA. The malty sweetness hits you at first, but the hop hammer falls shortly after. This would be best shared on a winter night.

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Photo of ksimons
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a very good looking beer. Caramel color with a fingers worth of head

S-caramel, citrus, some pine and light floral notes

T-caramel and brown sugar, citrus and pine, and light herbal and floral notes

M-medium body, moderate carbonation

Overall an above average IPA, very drinkable

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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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