Arcadia Hop Rocket | Arcadia Brewing Company

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479 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
arcadiaales.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Imperial IPA has an assertive aroma of sticky, resinous Summit hops. A complex flavor profile includes notes of grapefruit, lemon peel, and spruce. Though the flavor focus is on hops, a trio of malts provides a balance to the beer, creating a delicious level of palatability. Hints of caramel, toffee and freshly-baked biscuits are also apparent in the flavor profile.

Added by bashiba on 12-28-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
479
Reviews:
210
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
14.62%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 479 |  Reviews: 210
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of BPMeyer27
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of dorosjim
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Far too expensive for what it is. Fruity with some nice notes but nothing mind blowing, a bit too much crystal malt which lends itself to a bit of cloying sweet flavors. Alcohol heat a bit too much and flavors just aren't well blended. Not a bad beer, but definitely not worth it's cost.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.01/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle
Served in a tulip

A - It pours orange/amber with golden highlights. It has an inch of off white head that settles to a skim.

S - The smell is different. The first thing I got was skunk weed. I also got some caramel malt and citrus, but that weed smell in always present.

T - The taste is different, too. I get some metal, caramel malt, and some bitter juniper.

M - Medium

O - This is not a beer in this style that I like. I keep getting these metallic and skunky hops flavors and smells. I hate to say that I don't like a beer from Arcadia, but I do not like this one.

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Photo of eternaljester81
3.01/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured into Chimay goblet as a cloudy amber, almost honey-like color, with a thin head. Sticky lacing is persistent through the finish.

S - Hops and alcohol, with some mildly sweet undertones. There's something a little off, and possibly medicinal in the nose.

T - Some sweetness, but mainly oily hops. The finish is laced with alcoholic warmth, and a lingering slight bitterness. I enjoy a hugely hopped brew, but there's something different here.

M - Thick, creamy, oily, and quite smooth.

D - One of these is enough, and not just because of the high ABV. As previously mentioned, there's something to this brew that doesn't sit right with me.

At almost $14 a four-pack, Hop Rocket was a bit of a disappointment. It's not bad really, but Arcadia Ale's Hopmouth is a much better beer in a similar style, and cheaper at that.

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3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle from The Wine Seller in A2. Pours cloudy yellow, creamy white head on top. Smell of pine hops and not much else, a little dusty and funky, with no malt presence in the aroma. Taste is extremely muddled and fails to hide any alcohol flavor, some dusty old hops, very little malt backbone as far as I can tell with no influence on the taste. Chewy mouthfeel and sort of flat. Wondering if I got an old/compromised bottle. This was not good.

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3.05/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark amber-orange color with a quickly dispersing white head. The beer looks and pours quite thick. The aroma is very hoppy, full of citrus and pine. The first sip hits you with a pretty sharp bite - very warm and spicy. Big mix of peppercorns, spices, and heavy, dank, hop resin. Slight rubbing alcohol aroma comes out as the beer continues. Some sweeter malts come out at the finish along with more citrus, but the beer leaves a very bitter taste on the tongue. Medium carbonation, and a thick, gritty body.

Very harsh, even for a 9% ABV, the "alcohol" taste is too prominent. Very "spicy" and not so much smooth. Gets worse as the beer gets warmer. I was slightly disappointed in this one, I had much higher expectations. Not my tastes.

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3.05/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Trying to be fairly critical and not overly bashing here. I did not like this one. The hops were not very pronounced and the malt base was not bad. I also detected a sourness flavor at the end. May have been a hopstrain on my palate though. Something seemed off. Surprised there are not other reviews from this year.

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3.11/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cloudy light copper

Smell: Mostly grapefruit and a bit piney

Taste: A very sweet caramel flavor, almost towards butterscotch. The there is a tangerine/grapefruit/citrus taste that follows the sweet caramel. More malt than hop.

Mouthfeel: A sticky and thick-ish mouthfeel. The beer coats the mouth and hangs around.

Overall: I enjoyed the beer but it took a bit to get used to the taste. The 9% is well masked by the flavor. This is a beer to be drank by itself or paired, rather than an everyday beer.

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3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at 2nd street brew house , poured in chalice, color is coppery gold with thin head that is bright white

Smell mild citrus hops and some pale malt

Taste is very well mixed citrus and pine hops, mild pale malt background, citrus comes forth as it warms

Mouthfeel is a very bitter and cloying, but expected

Overall an average to slightly above avg DIPS, needs s
a different hop mix.

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Arcadia Hop Rocket from Arcadia Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 479 ratings.
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