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Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA | Arcadia Brewing Company

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85
very good
477 Reviews
Arcadia HopMouth Double IPAArcadia HopMouth Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

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
Reviews:
477
Ratings:
1,027
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
13.26%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
119
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Deuane
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-Deep copper with a medium off-white head that fades and leaves a thick lace.

S-A wonderful amalgamation of pine and citrus hop notes...with the pine being the leader. A noticable malty sweetness comes through too.

T-A wonderful initial hop bite then malty sweetness kicks in. The rest is very well-balanced and ends with a nice bitter aftertaste.

M-Medium-heavy body, with a nice fullness...that does not lead to stickiness. Fairly crisp...leaning towards a west coast DIPA...but still retains some east coast cloying.

D-I will admit...I flat out love this beer. I have ever since I had it on tap at the brewery almost 2 years ago. Not my top DIPA in the country...but certainly in my top 10. I could quaff this one till I fall off my bar stool!

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Photo of rabsten
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fatheads, Pittsburgh.

Clear, glowing copper/amber, thin but solid head, good lacing.

Citrusy pop of hops, with balsam and pine notes. Malt lingers in background.

Tastes like a DIPA should. Lots of hops and malt. Big beer but well balanced.

Slightly astringent in the mouth, but overall very drinkable. Alcohol content kinda rears its head too, towards the end. Still, a good, drinkable beer.

Bottom line: Excellent representation of the double IPA style. Also very good in a bottle.

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Photo of hermesch
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a thick copper with a strong retaining head. Nice, spotty lacing coating.

Smell: Citrus and super piney! A sign of good things to come...

Taste: A hoplover's delight...hops all around with a sweet pine resiny touch at the end. A nice grapefruit bitterness accompanies the hops...the drink finishes with a bite.

Mouthfeel: Less slick and cumbersome than most DIPAS...a light and refreshing mouth presence.

Drinkability: mmmm..highly quaffable...be careful...have fun...this DIPA is one of the best!

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Photo of CampusCrew
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

B plus my ass. This a a great DIPA!

appearance: nice red amberish color

smell: loaded hop aroma

taste: loaded IPA, wonderfully balanced. maybe better than 90 minute.

mouthfeel: meduin bodied and blanaced feel

drinkability: overall a great beer and one of the top DIPAS on the market

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Photo of mentor
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Stopped in to see my buddy trbeer while on holiday and got a bomber of this in trade. Thanks for the opportunity! Pours a 1.5 finger caramel/tan-brown head over a slightly cloudy red-brown liquid. Smells citrus hoppy, alcoholic, and caramel...all this just during the pour. To the nose...citrus pith is clean. Grapefruit clean lemon. A wet malty sugar sweet. Tastes wonderful. Not a flavor bomb, this is delicate and subdued. Hop bitter is present with some rough cohumulone character that mixes with arough alcohol. Not a completely like a cheap vodka alcohol, but it does have an edge of that roughness. Malt sweet is tame beneath the hop flavor and just serves as a mildy fruity backdrop that supports the hops. Some caramel, but more fruity like dried apricots. Hop flavor is oranges and a drying pith. A bitter and dry oil mouthfeel that increases in intensity as the beer warms. The beer has a wonderfull smooth creaminess that is countered by a dry finish. The hop bitter becomes more intense as I got farther into the beer almost becoming a brutal abuse of my tongue.

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Photo of InandOutBeerGuys
4.46/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Aged in a dirt floor cellar for about 9 months...then into the fridge overnight.

Good God Man!

Poured in a beer clean, regular old 16 oz tumbler, and if I were able, I'd have shrunken myself and crawled right up on that pillowy head & went to sleep-at least for about 10 or 15 minutes , as it hung around that long just tempting me-but I had patience- it was too cold when poured and I wanted to taste every bit of this beauty. With a nutty brune color & a toffee tan head it sure was a pretty pint.

And hey it lived up to expectations, perfect balance, nice spicy aroma, backed up with a peppery bite, slight citrus notes & sweet malty backbone. I loved every drop of this one and must go on every hopheads hit list. Still quite Drinkable for a Big IPA because its the understated BALANCE that makes a hoopy brew great, and my friends, this one is.

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Photo of smcolw
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a two-fingered tight-bubbled head that leaves good sticky lace. The color is a very cloudy dark amber/light brown.

Delicious hop smell that is strong but not overpowering. Lighter colored malt aroma base in the background.

This is very well-balanced for the style. Lots of flavor: strong hop, good toasted malt, very little alcohol presence. Full bodied as expected. Complex. Puckering pine-like hop aftertaste that lasts for a very long time.

This is one of the better DIPA's I've had. No one particular flavor or smell dominates in a way to make this an extreme beer. It is, however, on the most flavorful brews I've had in a long time.

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Photo of bjohnson
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to the generous warriorsoul for letting me steal this from his cellar. :)

A: Pours a slightly hazy peachish bronze color with a frothy one and a half finger white head. Nice retention of bubbly foam and decent lacing.
S: Big citrus notes smack you in the face--nice spicyness to them. Big bold malty background.
T/M: Wow! Huge citrus hop notes and a hint of lemon with a lip smacking bitterness cross the palate. Good maltyness with slight sweet caramel and nutty notes. Wonderful bitter finish linger for a good while. Fruity and floral aftertaste with subtle hints of pine. Oily and resiny mouthfeel---thick. Coats the mouth. Well balanced as the flavors cross the taste buds with a hefty bitterness. The more the beer wams the more the malt takes over.. Not too complex of a beer, but a very good offering from Arcadia.
D: What a double ipa should be. There are a lot of good ones out there and this probably ranks up towards the top. Big spicy alcohol notes make you realize that this one packs a punch.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$5.19 at Jack's, 20 oz bomber. "The first in our Brew Crew Big Beer Series". Brewed with Maris Otter malt amongst other things.

OG=1.080, 76 IBU, 8.1% ABV.

Attractive green and yellow paper label. Pours out to a dark amber, forming a tall rocky head with very good retention and good lacing. Carbonation is medium. The nose is huge...full of green, oily, grassy pungent hops, as if they were freshly crushed in my hand. This is balanced by a nice malt presence with suggestions of toast. Cleanly fermented. Thank heavens it doesn't have that big English nose that I've come to expect from Arcadia. Very delicious smelling. The taste...whoa nelly, this is good shit! Big, bold, pungent hop flavor starts it off. There isn't too much astringency or bitterness though, and it's nicely kept in check by sweet and thick malt. The body is substantial and has a smooth mouthfeel and green hop sweetness in the finish. A little peppery at times from the alcohol which is felt but not offensive. I'm thinking Amarillo, Centennial and Cascade? No fusels or higher alcohols on my tongue. As it warms, the bitterness of grapefruit pith grabs hold and I feel some mean heartburn coming on.

A truly yummy beer, but it grabs my tongue and bitchslaps it a few too many times. One of these is enough, but it's a tasty treat to break up the slew of ambers, pils, and dubbels I've been drinking lately. Not the biggest fan of Arcadia, but this might have just changed my mind. It could hold up to Two Hearted, but not Centennial on tap.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 RockyTopHeel
4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy copper in color with a sticky, lacing off-white head. Aroma of piney hops, citrus, and sticky sweetness.

Taste is similar, with sticky pine sap, citrus and sweet caramel.

This is really delicious and really drinkable. There are a lot of hops, obviously, but they're balanced by a nice malt profile. For such a big beer, its imminently - dangerously - quaffable.

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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 Derek
4.62/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this at the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival.

A: Amber-bronze in colour, wonderful white head.

S: Citrousy American hops, with some pale malt in the background.

T: Very well balanced. The quality of the malt manages to come through the citrousy hop flavour and bitterness. I really enjoyed the well-rounded flavour of this one. At 8.1%, the alcohol was remarkably well-hidden.

M: Body is on the heavier side of moderate, very smooth, carbonation was moderate.

D: Really good.

I think this was my favourite brew at the fest.

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Photo of allergictomacros
4.62/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Solid looking beer: dark, burnished copper with a solid tan head of sticky foam. Pungent aromas of grapefruity hops. Sweet and mildly acidic up front. Juicy, resinous hops in the middle and a not-too-bitter aftertaste. This DIPA leans towards fresh hop flavour over inflated IBUs. I find this to be a very drinkable DIPA, although I suppose that also means it's not as "big" as some others. Nice balance of hop flavour and abv, with enough malt to hold it together. Very smooth body.

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Photo of sacrelicio
4.63/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

very nice DIPA. Deep orange/red/amber, nice small head, great lacing. Good hoppy smell, but nothing special. A little funkiness on the nose. Taste is rich, smooth, hoppy; with citrus, pine, grapes, cakebread; tart, delicious. Also some cream, bready/barley/malty base. Some cinnamon as well. Alcohol hidden well. Mouthfeel is good. Drinkability is dangerously good. Recommended, should be in sixers.

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Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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