Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hopmouth Double IPA (Arcadia Brewing, Battle Creek, MI)

Draft poured on site with a nice, 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 topsmells almost like a fresh hop alebig 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 balancebut it's a DIPA. Full hop bite on the back side with a slightly pine and a woodsy resin finish. Nice, but grassiness and back end astringency builds too much for meunless you really like chewing on your hops as you drink.

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