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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This is the Hop Rising IIPA which is different than Squatterís Hop Rising Pale Ale which is no longer being produced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (766) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours transparent color with a generous off-white head. Intense hop aroma of spruce and citrus. Strong hoppy bitterness with just a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied, nice creamy mouthfeel. This is a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ImtheSlime (10) - Norwood, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Pours a light copper with a one finger white head with great retention. Smells of grapefruits, pineapples, green apples, and slight kiwi all laid over a bready, malty backbone, slight cloves and banana. It tastes resiny, piney and citrusy, hops up front and all around with biscuity undertones. Itís fruity and sweet with a slight hidden sourness and acidity, wonderfully floral. Itís smooth over the tongue with carbonation being quite evident on the sides and in the finish, somewhat creamy, but not thick with some hidden acidity in the finish. Overall, a full flavored, complex and balanced beer. This was a great to come home to on a blazing hot day after a long, tiring day of work. At 9%, itís dangerously hard to put down. Full and complex, this was a great gift and a wonderfully pleasing drink. I wish I could get my hands on more of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (4251) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2012
Draught at Todd English Pub in Las Vegas. You can really taste the alcohol in this and it is also present in the aroma. Sunshine orange colour with a skinny film of white foam that laces the glass. Aroma is pleasant and fills the nose with citrus hop aromas. Not as hopped up as some otherís but there is a good balance and it is not too overpowerering in the mouth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerology (27) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2012
A deep and hazy copper with an creamy head. Sweet aroma of citrus, sweet fruit, caramel, and pine. Taste is pretty sweet too, with a the hops seeming, a touch boozy. Not a bad beer. ---Rated via Beerology

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrDoitchbig (3) - Commerce Township, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2012 does not count
The moral of this story is donít label your beer a Double IPA unless you can back it up. Hop Rising pours out a little lighter than I expected, a pale yellow with a bit of orange thrown in. The head was massive, rocky and stuck around. After the first sniff I know this beer is off the mark. A decent dose of grapefruit/citrus hops, a bit of pine and sweet bready malt. When I pop the cap on a high quality DIPA I can smell the hops right off the bat. This is just too weak. Itís too sweet for my liking and the bitterness is definitely insufficient. Far too many world class DIPAs around to bother with this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrapersnbeer (1507) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2012
The last brew consumed before stumbling out of Utah. Hazed light orange. A very piney, dry hopped beer. Very bitter in the vain of high test indias, maybe 75 ibu or so, but doesnít gut punch the drinker as much as many doubles. Heavy bodied, pairs nice with flavorful food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (763) - Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle - pours a slight hazy copper with foamy head and lacing. Has an orange floral aroma and taste. Lots and lots of hops. Has a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnurda (1188) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
On tap at Todd English pub in las Vegas. Started off small but finished with a bang well done ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
eshepski41 (18) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Bomber. Hazy golden pour with off-white head. Not much pon the noise. Nice bitter, sticky taste. Plenty of hops through the finish. good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1276) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a small cream colored head. Some nice lacing. Aroma is pine, grass, and some sweetness. Taste is very similar with added citrus and a bit sweeter than the aroma. There is nice bitterness. Texture is almost creamy. Very good overall.

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