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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Anniversaries are meant to be celebrated, and as we looked back on 11 years of “balance in beer,” we decided to take a walk on the wild side with this year’s Anniversary Ale. Our brewers were finally turned loose to craft a beer that’s focused on the hops, and the result is Hop Rocket… Arcadia’s 11th Anniversary Ale.

Hop Rocket is a veritable constellation of hops… including some varieties that we haven’t used in other beers, and it’s delivered by the same booster of worldclass malt that our loyal fans have come to know and love with all Arcadia Ales. We appreciate the opportunity to share with you this “launch” of our 12th years, and we hope you’ll enjoy the ride with Arcadia Hop Rocket!


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 31, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated very hazy light brown colored body. Hotstuff’s pour was strangely crystal clear. The nice aroma was hoppy and musty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild hops. An OK brew just nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paintedmaple (378) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2012
12 oz bottle...unfortunately, this displays a kind of ’muddiness’ that is often found in imperial IPAs. The bright hop flavors and notes are pretty much missing...tasted like it was stale dated (and for all I know it may have been).

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1115) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Cloudy orange tan head. A year old so not fresh. Still not a bad beer. Aroma lacking. Taste is citric. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1267) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Pours cloudy yellow. Smell of pine hops and not much else. Taste is extremely muddled and fails to hide any alcohol flavor. Chewey mouthfeel and sort of flat. Wondering if I got an old/compromised bottle. This was not good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1027) - Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Cloudy amber copper. No head. Grassy smell. Somewhat hot. Medium body. Lingering bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Pours golden in color with some hazy gritt. lightly carb’d and almost no head. Hop aroma is light as well as the malts. Hops have a slight citrus bouquet. Taste is floral hops and overly sweet malts. Alcohol warming at the end. A plain weak beer with nothing outstanding about itself.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (2994) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Typical citrus, pine, resin aroma, but there seems to be a big dose of floral honey, and some big cereal malts. Thick mouthfeel, low carb. Viscous finish, very very bitter. Loads of pine, and soapy pine in the finish with the big malts rounding it allout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Corrinado711 (80) - - JUN 22, 2012
one of my favorite IPAs. love the citrus/grapefruit aromas. not too much head. nice orange color. tastes similar to how it smells with citrus, bitter and slight alcohol on finish. not over-spiced and not a typical imperial IPA finish. really like this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3037) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
Mondial de la Bière. À l’œil, le liquide présente une robe orangée que me semble bien embrouillée. Une petite tête mousseuse s’installe en vitesse et se colle sur la paroi du verre. Le nez est prestement envahi par des parfums fruités. Le spectre m’apparaît assez large. Outre les agrumes et les pêches, je note dans mon calepin trois mots étonnants : bananes bien mûres. La base maltée est très confortable et imposante. Des arômes de bonbons au caramel et au toffee qui envahissent l’espace. Au niveau des saveurs, les houblons fruités m’apparaissent bien représentés tandis que les malts s’étendent avec véhémence sur mes papilles. L’alcool, jusqu’ici bien caché, se manifeste avec une certaine gentillesse : à la remorque des flaveurs houblonnées, il se cache dans leurs replis parfumés et amérisants. En bouche, le liquide fait bonne impression. Son corps est rond sans être trop gras. Il est bien infiltré par les bulles et sa texture est plutôt huileuse. En finale, les notes douces réussissent à s’imposer, laissant croire à mes papilles que la ligne est toujours bien mince entre le DIPA et le barley wine à l’américaine. Intéressant comme tout mais, selon moi, un peu trop gagné par les sucres.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrodooo5 (943) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Pours a deep orange. Smell is full of hops & flavor follows suit. Real citrusy in the middle & finishes smooth & clean. Doesn’t leave any dryness on the tongue. A pretty solid ipa!


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