Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA | Arcadia Brewing Company

very good
1,045 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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Goliath
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very cloudy dark amber/brown color with a large inch and a half yellowed head. Retention is decent and thre is some fine lacing. I'm not terribly impressed with the coloring, it's approaching barleywine colors. I also expected a bit more clarity.

The aroma is pretty nice. A big hoppy nose showing some citrus and pine. That really dominates the nose.

The taste is fine, but not as great as I remember. A nice hoppy profile showing mostly piney characteristics. A decent bitterness is present, as well as a bit of alcohol. As it warms the booziness increases and some grassy notes come through. It's actually not that impressive.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with plenty of carbonation.

Drinkability is fairly high. The flavor is nice and it's easy to drink.

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Photo of Stevie_Janowski
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of clager
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rxthree
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BigJim5021
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of brentblack1
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of tjsdomer2
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Copper ruby IPA. Excellent layer of white lacing. Very thick as well.

Smell: Sweet honey and caramel with a hint of maple syrup. Easily the sweetest DIPA I've ever smelled. Definitely malty for the style, but the maple creates a pine-line resin smell that is perfect for this.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sweet pine, almost tastes like agave. A bit of a bubblegum twang as well. Alcohol hits you pretty quickly with this. Some orange rind in the finish. Very pleasant mouthfeel. Nice crispness and a very smooth finish. Not too heavy.

Overall: Very underrated.

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Photo of IPAIsaac
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of kkipple
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle came all the way from Wexford, PA to my home state and nearly a year later, was shared with some friends of mine. Always nice to pull out a bottle you’ve nearly forgotten about. I suspect the slight aging factored into the review favorably.

My first brew from Arcadia, Hopmouth comes in a wicked cool bottle with a Green man character on the front surrounded by hop clusters. The beer pours a hazy tangerine with a half inch white fluffy head that drops quickly but never completely disappears. I notice lots of tiny dark yeast particles suspended in the beer. Hm…

Smells mostly of hops, but these are well blended and mellow for a Double IPA. Lots of citrus and pine, a juicy, slick smell, not harsh or bracing like some DIPAs can be. (Double Dog, I’m calling you out…). I don’t know if it’s because this beer is aged or what, but the overall impression is a very slick, cool hop bill with some hot alcohol and sweet toffee malt holding everything together. Overall the smell is quite pleasing, and it’s refreshing to find a big beer that isn’t out to knock you over.

The taste reminds me a lot of Dogfish Head 90, but less sweet and with more citrus notes. Grapefruit hops dominate, but the bitterness is never harsh and there are plenty of sweet caramel malts to back it up. The alcohol is noticeable but not up front. Again, this is quite well balanced for a DIPA, not “extreme” (thankfully) or harsh in the least. Very drinkable. The carbonation level is fine, and the mouthfeel is slick, slightly syrupy, and finishes hoppy and sugary with a lip-smacking wetness and bitterness.

Hopmouth is a good Double IPA; I enjoy the fact that Arcadia isn’t trying to out-bitter and out-hop the competition. This is just a well balanced, drinkable, 8% hoppy beer, and I commend them for making it.

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Photo of geexploitation
3.05/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a dark, cloudy amber with a sticky head that fades to a dusting with a collar and plenty of Belgian lace. Aroma is highly hop-centric, all metals and citrus, with almost-not-there caramel Maris Otter notes in the background. On the palate, the malts come out first, before the beer quickly veers over into the hop notes. Those hops are kind of funky and not terribly fresh. There are some tobaccoesque and bubblegum notes in there. Mouthfeel is OK, just a bit unbalanced toward the hop side of things. Overall, this beer just isn't very inspiring. There's nothing wrong with it, but the hops in play here just aren't interesting and the malt backing is insubstantial at best. Only average.

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Photo of objectivemonkey
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lovely dark and opaque amber, with a big half-bubbly half-frothy head, about and inch thick. Lacing is great, spottily down the glass. Smell is intensly hoppy, piney and floral, a little grapefruit in there too that brings a little sweetness to the overall bittering. Strong, ripe, and slightly alcoholic, a little funky but still good. Taste is full of flavor, tons of hops (big surprise). Hops are ripe and piney, a little alcoholic bite to it, and there is good amount of carbonation that really plays well off the hops. Underneath this all is a this smooth carmel malts, a little vanilla, and finishes a bittersweet pine grapefruit, crisp and wanting of more. Definitely a 'big' brew, tons of taste and nose to dig through, and while not really all that refined, still a good brew for when you want a hop monster.

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Photo of cbl2
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No best by date. Brewed once, limited offering. 22 oz. bottle.

Pours a clear brown with hints of orange topped by an inch and a half of foamy tan/white head that settles slowly, lacing the glass as it goes.

Muted piney hop aroma with hints of subdued sweet malts.

A distinct piney flavor that is supported nicely by a mildly sweet malt backbone. Somewhat coarse mouthfeel, with a thin body. Upon aerating, a hot alcohol presence is detectable.

A decent offering for the style, but pales in comparison to the benchmarks (Ruination & Double Simcoe), escpecially after just tasting Double Simcoe.

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beveritt
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a standard pint glass. No freshness dating on the bottle. Cool gaelic, face in the hops label.

Appearance: Slightly hazy copper color with and amazing head. From the initial pour I had half a glass of head and an inch or more stuck around for the whole beer. Left some decent lacing down the side of the glass. Some sediment in the bottle, but not as much as you normally see in bottle conditioned beers.

Smell: Very strong pine and floral hop aromas.

Taste: A nice long, flavorful taste of hops, with a bitter bite at the end. Some underlying malt sweetness, but this beer is really about the hops.

Mouthfeel: Good lingering flavor. Carbonation level is sufficient to deal with the strong hops.

Drinkability: Overall, a pretty good brew. Not as powerful as some of the west coast hop-bombs, but nicely balanced.

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Photo of kirok1999
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden color with a massive white head and super sticky lacing.
Smell is all hops, grassy, piney, herbal, slight citrus.
Taste is way bitter hops matching the smell. Herbal hops dominate with some slight grass and pine. Slight malt sweetness comes through in the finish which is a little odd to me. The malts usually come through in the start.
Pretty highly carbonated, kinda slick and just a little thin.
Nice brew after a hot afternoon mowing the lawn.

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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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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Boca-X
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Arcadia HopMouth Double IPA from Arcadia Brewing Company
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