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Hop Rocket - Arcadia Brewing Company

Hop Rocket

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Overall: 8.94/10 by 1 dude

Trend: 8.94/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Imperial IPA

ABV: 9.00%

IBU: 111

Season: Limited Release

Have Another: 100%

1,217 beers rated with a 7.82 average
  • 8.94/10 have another
  • A: 10.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • Color: Dark Gold
  • Poured clear with a touch of chill haze. A nice lid of foam that was white and about an inch thick. Retention was a above average while the lacing was minimal.

    Aroma is fantastic from the releasing of the crown, through the pour, and just sitting a couple of feet from the sniffer: grapefruit, tropical fruit, and some pine are melded so well together. Caramel sweetness is there to remind you of the malt backbone.

    Taste follows with a bit of alcohol in the finish that hangs around. Bitterness from the middle on but not overpowering but well placed. Caramel notes help to balance.

    After a sip or two seems to dry the palate. Light end of medium body, at best, with enough prickliness from the carbonation to not take away from the beer.

    I have been on the fence about Arcadia beers up until this review. They did a heck of a job with the alcohol taking away from the overall drinkability. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 at 22:39:09
  • Tasted: Tuesday, May 04, 2010
  • $3.59 for 12 oz. bottle