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RATINGS: 404   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 29, 2010
12oz Bottle. Thanks Douglas! Big caramel-colored pour, super-clear with a nice settled frothy sand-tinted head. Aroma is grassy, dry, piney, desert-in-bloom, and citrusy, a bit quiet. Flavors somehow come across to me as rather messy. There’s a jangle of resin, a peep of tropical fruits, and growl of grass, but then bubblegum gargles, sugar swoons, and a stickiness lingers in the back of my throat. Kind of all over the map somehow. I’m suffering confusion, trying to figure out how this beer went down the wrong path. Too much sugar and the hop finish was really coarse and scratchy. The up-front presentation was tremendous, but the beer doesn’t finish particularly clean.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 27, 2010
Pours a hazed brownish orange with a large off white sticky head that leaves significant lacing in my new belgium snifter. Aroma is hops, pineapple, grapefruit, earth, a good dose of malt sweetness. Flavor is citrusy hops, bread, caramel, malt, herbs, bitter resiny citrusy and slightly harsh finish with a good dose of sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours orange, with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit, caramel, and fruit. Flavor is grapefruit, oranges, caramel, and fruit. Medium body. This is really good, near the best double ipa’s.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2010
Ah beauty and the beast pours amber with a lingering pancake. Smells of sour apricots and spicy pine flesh. Full nectar with almost creamy effers. This is a hop forward brew that will peel the enamel off your teeth. The hop sticks and so does the sour apricot. Beautifully balanced. I’m headed to my dentist.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - APR 21, 2010
12oz bottle from the state liquor store
Appearance: Clear copper with a nice white head, some lacing
Aroma: Pine and grapefruit
Taste: Bitter pine resin with sweet malts
There is something in this beer that is just not right, I can’t put my finger on it. I bought a case when this was first released because I love the style and brewery and it had the same taste, what a disappointment. I was hoping that it was something that would be tweaked in future batches, so I gave it about 6 months and bought another bottle. It has the same strange taste. I am a big IIPA/DIPA fan and a big Squatters fan, but this beer is not a very good example of the style or brewery (IMHO)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2010
Bottle pours orange-amber with a decent size offwhite head that leaves some sticky lacing. This thing reminds me quite a bit of their IPA, just amped up and tweaked a little. Instead of the caramel backbone of the IPA, it seems to have been replaced by one that is slightly toastier. The hops also seem to show less juicy stone fruit, and more emphasis on citrus. Other than that, it seems very much like the same beer with more alcohol. The alcohol is nicely masked, although still present, and the entire thing is pretty well balanced. Moderately sweet and light to moderate bitterness on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2010
bottle thanks to footbalm. poured gold with a white head and lots of lace. aroma was pine, butterscotch, and fruity citrus. flavor was pine, citrus, butter, and some grapefruit. body was heavy with high carbonation. thanks eric for another squatters.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2010
12 oz. bottle from footbalm- thanks again, Eric! Pours a nice, mostly clear amber with an inch-thick off white head that leaves some lacing in the glass. Aroma of earthy and herbal hops, caramel malts, citrus, pine, and soap. The flavor is also solid, with notes of pine resin, earthy hops, grapefruit, soap, caramel malts, alcohol, wet leaves, and tea. Medium-bodied, with a wet and malty mouthfeel and average carbonation. Some bitterness in the finish. Pretty good DIPA- nice work, Utah!

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.


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