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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Clear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, orange, mandarin. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [280908]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma has strong notes of grass, hops, grapefruit, and caramel - lovely hoppy. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of hops, grass, and grapefruit, leading to a very dry grassy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear amber golden with a rough off-white head. Caramel, fruits, hops and alcohol in the nose. Quite full-bodied with a solid malt base that balances the distinct bitterness and alcohol rather nicely. But perhaps the hop profile is not the most sophisticated. 210908

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2008
Bottled@Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is sweet fruits, peach, flowery and wooden hops along with some rather grassy notes. Flavour is much the same. Mild nectary notes in the finish. Pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19976) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2008
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear reddish amber, mid-sized head. Aroma of citrus peel and blood grape. Sweet, soapy and perfumy with medium-full body. Some light caramel and black currant, well rounded mouthfeel. The bitterness is strong, but never assaulting. It imay be well sweet, and there are certainly American beers that has both more intense and more delicious hop character. The soft mouthfeel and good balance however lifts it several notches.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2010
Bottle. Vinous hop aroma, slightly grassy. Cloudy dark orange colour. Small creamy white head. The flavour is quite hoppy, and also vinous. OK combination between grassy hops and vinousness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2009
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop muddy apple cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, grapefruit, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple, orange/grapefruit, some bread, light raisin. Some alcohol warming. Sticky medium-full body, some resin. As it warms, the flavors turn something into a muddled mess, with more booziness and some astringency creeping in.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy amber with a foamy off-white head. Floral aroma backed by a bit of roast caramel. Full bodied with foamy carbonation. This is not a NW hop bomb, but it is a hop bomb. The flavor is all over hop. Lots of fruit. Lots of floral. I think this could be used as preservative. Just excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2008
12oz bottle @Vero Beach Throwdown-poursa dissipating white head and amber color. Aroma is light hops-citrus/lemon/pine, some/faint light malt. Taste is light hops- citrus/lemon/pine, some/faint light malt, some alcohol. OK carbonation. Thanks Hopscotch for sharing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11094) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Draft sample at MBGF07. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with slick texture. Heavy smooth bittersweet grapefruit flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration.This is a standout beer.


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