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RATINGS: 394   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTStiles (733) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2011 Pours clear amber with a thin white head and excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet hops and caramel with a mellow citrus quality. Body is medium. Taste is excellently balanced between caramel notes and grapefruit. Moderate hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle, bottled 6.2.11, from a trade with Gription79. First off, the label is great here. That’ll be me in a decade. Pours slightly hazy, bright orange, with a medium creamy beige head that leaves a ring of blebby lacing. The aromas are sweet and spicy citrus peel, grapefruit, some alcohol as it warms, and some sweet malt. The flavor is sweet and sour citrus, bitter citrus peel, and lingering bitter grass and grapefruit rind. Moderate carbonation and body, really pretty drinkable, and a little warming, although the alcohol is well hidden. This is tasty, I could drink a few more of these. Thanks man! [760]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pershing (476) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a nice beige head with some lacing. aroma of hops and grapefruit with a medium amount of bitterness from the hops. The alcohol is hardly noticable which is a good thing. Moderate mouthfell with a slightly sticky finish. This brew would probably rate better in the fall or winter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Sampled at 1702, Tucson, July 2011
Arrives from the tap with a one-finger thick, lightly tan colored head; as the head subsides it leaves some nice lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is an amber / copper color that shows a clear, deep gold / copper color when held up to the light. My first inspection of the nose has me noticing soft citrus notes backed by more noticeable notes of sweet pale malt, cracker like grain and perhaps a touch of biscuit like maltiness. Other notes of grapefruit zest, some sort of musty citrus character, soft pine like notes and even a touch of menthol like hoppiness is noticeable after the first take.

The beer is sweet up front which accentuates fruity hop notes of tangelo, lychee and ruby red grapefruit zest. The finish sees some warming alcohol lingering on the palate along with a firm, but not aggressive bitterness. The body of this beer has some definite heft to it; it viscously clings to the palate and really tempers the hop bitterness that is found here. The citrus hop character can have an essential oil / slight herbal edge to it at times, but this is a beer whose hop flavors are dominated by the fruit side of things. At times this reminds me of Meyer lemon zest flavors (rounder, and not quite as dry as regular lemon zest). Somehow the hop fruitiness can seem a bit over-ripe, or maybe even fermented (not really quite rotten though) towards the finish; though this is not always apparent and is quite subtle when it is.

Not a bad example of a Double IPA; it is certainly tasty and has been executed pretty darn well.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle from the Arlington Whole Foods. Clear, light pour with a white head. Aroma is sappy, a little fruit, caramel, and alcohol. Taste is very bitter, dirty, sour fruit, and just a little alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkzambia (1456) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle: Clear copper with a frothy off-white head and broad spread lacing. Musty green hop aroma and a bit of tang. Too malty for a 2 IPA, a bit metallic. It has a bitter cardboard aftertaste. Ok, way to thin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daleharshman (896) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 22, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Sun Devil Liquors in Phoenix. Pours a cloudy rusty orange-red hue with a finger and a half of quite fluffy white-ish head leaving nice lacing...quite a lovely beer actually. Moderate aroma has noticeable hops (mostly fruit) but with a somewhat more significant caramel presence. Flavor of heavy thick resiny hop juice (various fruit and pine) hits you hard and is a bit much to handle. Some rich thick -- and sweet -- caramel also emerges later along with some alcohol. I live in San Diego and love DIPAs but this one comes across as really heavy for some reason and with an overly strong and sweet caramel presence. Not bad by any means, but certainly not one of my favorite DIPAs. (128, 584)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Bottle to snifter. Pours clear amber with a fluffy foamy white head that dissipates to a film. Aroma is resiness grapefruit hops and caramel malt. Taste is spice herbal grapefruity hops and creamy malt texture with the hops really lingering. Palate is medium with good carbonation and finishes dry. Pretty tasty DIPA with a lasting subtle bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammer (1029) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Great blend of hops, malt and citrus. Alcohol is present, but very well hidden. Solid IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Sampled at Texas Beerfest. Pours a cloudy orange with a medium creamy beige head. The aroma is a strong floral hop and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet cascade hop with a nice light bitter finish. Hides the alcohol well making it easy to drink, a very good IIPA from Squatters.


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