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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This is the Hop Rising IIPA which is different than Squatter’s Hop Rising Pale Ale which is no longer being produced.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper withnan ok med off ehite head. Aroma is slight old hops toast, citrus, light cheese, some floral and biscuit. Flavor is toast off sharp caramel with metallic lemon Zest citrus some grapefruit bitter rind, a bit thin, not quite fresh yet still bottled within the last 2 months and overy bitter. Meh.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
[Tap] Pours a reddish brown hue with a dense and creamy head. Once the foam recedes, a hoppy grapefruit and resinous pine needle nose emerges. Earthy and dank hop profile is strong and inviting. Sugary caramel, mild yeast and bready malt backbone. Mild heat from the ABV. Nice balance, with a hoppiness that quickly fades into the sweet finish. Oily mouthfeel. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear orangish amber with a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of pine with with a bit of sweet grains and a hint of caramel. Flavor begins with a good amount of pine that has a bit of resin and mellows to have some sweet grains in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Served from a 12 oz bottle at Freakin’ Frogs in Vegas. The appearance is a haze chilled brighter orange with a dense foam white head. The flavors are aromas are hoppy citrus, dreamsicle orange, a bit over sweet at times. The mouth is fuller with a lot of creaminess. A bit cloying. Overall a decent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Perfect pour, thick head, clear golden honey color in the body. Hoppy aroma, like sweet citrus... a hint of cantaloupe. Potent flavor, more bitter than expected. Long hoppy aftertaste. Go Utah!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3745) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Pours a fairly clear rich amber color that edges on orange. Nice foamy off-white head billows up and lingers.  Aroma is pretty hoppy. Lots of wet hops, resin and sappy notes, grapefruit and lots of woody notes. Pretty hefty smell for sure.  Flavor is sharp hops, mixed with a sweet fruity sense. Bitter woody notes fill the finish. Nice hoppy flavor for sure. This is pretty solid. Good tingle down the throat on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2011
12oz bottle from gription. Thanks Dallas. Pours clear dark orange with a nice two finger white head. Nice lacing. Aromas of bright citrus and pine with hops and caramel malt. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, caramel malts, and tons of bitter hops. Just enough malts to keep it honest. Pretty damn solid.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle with gooovikings in KC. Thanks Jetson! Dark orange appearance with an ivory head. Grapefruit citrusy, earthy hoppy nose. Somewhat bitter, grapefruit piney flavor. Bitter, citrusy aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2011
12oz bottle my great parents brought back from a recent road trip. "Born: 5/27/2011". Orange color with lots of fine, suspended sediment, so beautiful when you shine a light through it. Webby lacing on the surface, and some on the side of the glass as well. Mm. Great, solid maltiness. Mild alcohol but no warm burn, complements the resin hop nicely. The level of hop is very appropriate, it’s conservative but nice. Mild bitterness. Very light, crisp carbonation, long aftertaste. This brew is definitely a sipper, and for that purpose this palate is perfect in my opinion. Solid and satisfying... Another fantastic Imperial IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Golden with a good head of fine bubbles. There’s a thick sugary aroma with some sweetness and a tart bitterness in the flavor. While it hides the alcohol well, the taste just seems to be a bit off for an Imperial IPA.


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