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RATINGS: 396   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crowern (9) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 13, 2010 does not count
I great tasting IPA that drinks very well for being 9%. easily one of my new favorites.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2010
12 oz. bottle courtesy of SuperDave - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a good size off white head. Thick lacing. Aroma is floral, pine, and citrus hops with a bit of toasted malt . Flavor is lightly sweetened toasted malt, esters, and floral and pine hops. No astringent aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium to full body. A very nice beer. Thanks Dave.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4913) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Thanks Hayduke! Clear copper colored beer with a thick off white head that has nice retention. Thick and sticky lacing is very uneven. A nice floral and citrus hop aroma. Flavor is as the aroma but with a big bitterness and a bigger citrus bite. Some nice caramel for a sweet offset to the hops. As well as the bite the hops also have a softness that is impressive. Warmer temperature brings out some sweeter citrus such as nectarine. Feel is medium and perhaps a little above that. This is a very tasty IIPA and one that is approaching world class.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2010
12oz bottle courtesy of Wasatch poured into a tulip. Pours a deep hazy amber with a surprisingly big head that leaves insane amounts of lacing down the side and stays on as a rocky cap for the duration. I really liked the look of this one. The aroma is bright and citrusy with a healthy dose of pine resin. Plenty of lemon zest, grapefruit and pine. The malts seem more biscuity in the nose. The taste really threw me for a loop as I got a very different experience than the aroma. There was a ton of juicy sweet oranges and tangerines with less pine in the taste. The malts are much sweeter and more prominent than in the aroma. Overall, the taste was much sweeter and more balanced than the aroma suggested. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and thick with hop resin stickiness. The carbonation is full of small tiny bubbles that make the feel very creamy. This is an excellent and very well-balanced DIPA. The hops are the star but the malts really make an impact in the taste. The alcohol is fairly noticeable and the heft of the body keep the drinkability limited a bit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6673) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours an orange amber, clear, with a big, lacy, gold-tinted head. Intensely resinous, grapefruity hop aroma. Oily hoppy body, juicy hops dominate, with the expected long bitter finish. This one struck the right balance for me, not too heavy or sticky, but still an immensely satisfying hop bomb.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, slight citrus, and caramel malt. Poured amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white/beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, slight alcohol, and slight resin. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Bitter hop finish. 9%ABV is well hidden though noticeable in the flavor. Why is this so highly rated???

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3142) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle from the UT state liquor store in Cedar City. Pours a clear bronze colour with a medium off-white head and some foamy lacing. Pretty big aroma of spicey, fruity hops. Flavor is dominated by more hop resin and maybe a little thin on anything else. Just a little alcohol in the middle. Lingering bitterness but nothing harsh. Easy drinking overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle at the brewpub. Poured a deep amber-orange color with a 1/2 inch, creamy off-white head that receded to a layer and left some nice lacing. Aroma of bright citrus fruits (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), resin, pine, and some light caramel. Smooth, lightly bitter entry transitions into a moderately sweet citrus fruitiness paired with some hop resin and pine that eventually transitioned into a floral, bitter hoppiness with some light undertones of caramel that lingered throughout the finish and beyond. Moderate carbonation and slick mouth feel. Overall, a very nice, bright IIPA that was fresh and very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Pours a dark amber orange color with a good two finger off white head. The nose is of citrus peel and pine. The taste starts with big citrus up front follow by toasty malts. The finish was boozy, wet and dry. The mouth is medium with moderate carbonation. This is a big beer. full of chewy hops it is a little on the boozy side. Dropping down the abv by 1% would help it out a lot for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3351) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 12, 2010
This is a 12 oz bottle from my sister in Salt Lake City. Thanks! This poured a beautiful color, sort of a cross between red and orange, with a medium size and very creamy head with excellent lacing. The nose is a combination of caramel malts, ripe tropical fruit, citrus and floral hops and some spices. Medium body and a very smooth and slick mouthfeel. The flavor is dominated by the citrus and tropical fruit. The finish is long and bitter and you can detect the high alcohol content. A very nice DIPA and I am glad there are more of these in the box to share with friends and to keep me warm during these winter nights..


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