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RATINGS: 358   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 Squatterís Hop Rising Pale Ale which is no longer being produced.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2011
born: 02/11/11, drank 03/11/11 .. . pours a medium gold tan, really good foam, lacing is grade A .. . aroma of wood, light resin, sap, and very light herbs .. . pretty slick, doesnít quite match up .. . a decent brew, but something was off, for being only one month old i didnít get it.. . where did they find american gladiator contestants? ..homeless shelters???

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1001) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours a bright gold with a light head. Nose is almost candied; reminds me of lime Life-Savers or candied cherry. Lots of hop flavor; a definite green or vegetal overtone has just enough malt to balance it out. Finishes a little murky.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with very nice beige head. Aroma is strong, over ripe grapefruit, spicy, malty, various fruity esters. Flavor is some what sweet malt, aggressive spicy hop, ripe grapefruit with a tangy bitter in the finish. Very enjoyable brew!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle - Pours clear golden amber with a fine-bubbled off-white head. Smells of sharp, sour grapefruit hops, pine, and grass. Light malt, but the hops are the star here. Not as bold and citrusy as Iíd like, but not a profile Iíve smelled much before. This is fairly unique for me. Taste is pretty sweet up front, with malt that isnít present on the nose. The finish is pretty much the same as the smell--real bitter grapefruit, pine, and grass--but with a bit of a sharp alcohol bite. Real slick, oily, and resiny. Light, soft carbonation lets the flavor come through. Interesting, but a little hot and not the hop profile for me.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigbish (492) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Not what I was expecting. It isnít all that bitter. Much more emphasis on the malts. It has a nice body, caramel tones, with just a touch of pine and citrus bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (1578) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2011
12 ounce bottle from AJs Scottsdale. Copper with lasting dense head and lace. Mild grapefruit orange cinnamon aroma. Grapefruit orange cinnamon biscuit with assertive bitter grapefruit finish. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle: Copper pour with just the slightest haze. Small, creamy sand-colored head. Smooth citrus and slightly malty scent. Light florals too. Immediate I2PA impact at first sip; sweet citrus, tropical fruit, maltiness, and a little heavier floral presence. Lightly bitter, but lingeringly sweet finish. Bottle (no date) was probably summer í10 - sure would love a fresh one. Still pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1201) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2011
A-pours a slightly hazed darker amber color with a thin bit of dirty off white head leaving a thin lace. S-the nose is potent, an earty grainy aroma up front, subtle hay-like herbal hops with notes of fresh oranges in the back. T-this has more balance with a stronger malt presence, toasted caramel and slightly earthy, notes of sticky pine, hints of herbal hops with a light citrusy orange taste in the back with a lingering bitterness. M-fuller body, syrupy and slightly grainy on the back of the tongue, quite chewy with an assertive carbonation and crisp biting finish. D-reasonably balanced with a nicely hoppy finish. the alcohol is pretty well hidden barely showing through in the back. the feel is aggresive and a little rough but still decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2100) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Decent double IPA, but nothing, to me, that distinguishes it from some of the others of this ilk. Poured with a nice, foamy, frothy, off white head that mostly settles down and lots of lace. Color is a clear dark brass with some small bubble trails. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee, a little bread dough and grass, and of course hop with grapefruit if the fore. Flavor is very similar to nose. Mouth is full, and round, with some sharp points from the heavy hopping rates. Finish is like flavor and there the alcohol shows up, but not in a way that is too out of proportion. Not bad, not great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OD40oz (768) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - FEB 8, 2011
I had this one at kickoff of the Super Bowl. I was very impressed with this one. Most of the Squatters brews Iíve had were mediocre so I wasnít expecting much. Nice dark amber with a long lasting off white head. Very hoppy aroma and taste. Iím impressed.


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