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RATINGS: 490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This is the Hop Rising IIPA which is different than Squatter’s Hop Rising Pale Ale which is no longer being produced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Golden with a great lacy, solid white head. Super fresh pine-citrus aroma. Full bodied maltiness spiked with a solid hop dose; with light orange citrus notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Hmm...twist-off. Into Guinness glass. Head decent, with a triangle of big bubbles forming in the center of a shaving-cream-like foam. A bit of citrus-grapefruit in the nose; bordering on inflatable rubber though. Really interesting from when it first hits your tongue: the bounce of a Belgian abbey beer, with a bit of that dry funk, all brought together by the heavy alcohol and malt body. Mouth-coating, sticky finish betrays the hop content, but other than that, you might not know it was a double IPA. Definitely for sipping. This is pretty interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Orange with an off white head. aroma is hoppy orange and lemon. Mild sweet, medium bitter, malty, alcohol notable, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Ar: Big hop aroma - piney resin, grapefruit rind, and earthy/woody notes. Ap: Light amber, fairly clear - bit off-white head with a creamy texture and great retention and lacing. T: Sweet caramel, grapefruit and pine up front - citrus notes really linger and mingle with a high bitterness, and earthy resin comes out a bit more toward the finish - finish is warming (though the alcohol is exceptionally smooth for 9%) with some caramel notes lingering. P: Medium-full with fairly high carbonation - finish drys out relatively thanks to the bitterness. O: Really a beautiful 2X IPA - a bit more malt and sweetness than some west coast examples, but the plentiful hops still take center stage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTStiles (826) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boliv (1150) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pershing (514) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (4133) - 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.

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