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RATINGS: 497   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (1523) - Hannover, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2015
Aroma: passion fruit, mango, herbs. Appearaance: hazy amber color, nice creamy head. Taste: medium bitterness (herbs and citrus), some mango and passion fruit notes, herbs, nice malty backbone, semi-dry. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, bitterfinish. Overall: Quite decentt DIPA, drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (6302) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 1, 2015
650 ml bottle purchased from the local H.E.B, Austin TX. The stamp on the bottom of the can reads Best Before: 9/3/2015, very fresh. Mason jar shows a copper color, lasting head retention. Aroma is mild at best, light caramel, pine and caramel.

Flavor is surprising for a DIPA. Super thin body that is borderline watery. The ABV is masked but no real hop punch to speak of. Sweet malt, to much caramel, maybe honey. I guessing Crystal 60. Muddled overall. I was really hoping for better at this price point, damn it. Ok we have inconsistency here or are people lying about this brew?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BarleyFife (9) - - JUN 23, 2015 does not count
High ABV hop bomb from Salt Lake?! What Would Joseph Smith Do? Order a pint! Plenty of hops but not overwhelming--fairly nice balance and a medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sawbuck (638) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Piney hop aroma on the nose....some citrus. Nice deep orange color, with a light tan head. Rich sweet malt up front. Almost nutty. Piney bitterness next with an alcohol burn. Finish is the same bitterness and burn with a slight memory of sweet malt from before. Warm echo of alcohol down the hatch. Slightly slick mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2015
12oz bottle 6/19/15 (Courtesy of RSRIZZO)-38° in Shaker-Pours a clear amber with a small tan head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of malt, hops, caramel, and alcohol. This medium to full bodied brew has a lot of malt and alcohol going on in it and not a lot of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (306) - Omaha, USA - JUN 11, 2015
12oz bottle. Aroma is nice, with a bit of raisin actually! Clear dark golden color, with a nice tight white head and pretty good lacing for a beer with this much alcohol. Very pleasant hoppy taste. Good balance of malt and hops. Taste a little piney, sweet flavor, citrusy. Medium bodied...maybe a bit more than that. Overall, a very nicely balanced DIPA. Alcohol is not too evident.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (2021) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle from Charles Street Liquors. Citrus, raisin, and resin aroma. Boozy brandy taste with raisin and citrus fruits. Moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YigSvartka (296) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
Translucent golden orange with a miniscule sized white head. Pleasant aroma containing notes of citrus, malt, caramel, and hops. Full bodied and quite smooth. Malt, caramel, and vanilla backbone with citrus and hops upfront. Finish is only slightly bitter, but this is likely due to age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4889) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Copper color with a thin head. Some pine and caramel aroma. Strong caramel and malty flavor. Moderately bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1960) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 43°. Color is a deep clear golden amber with good carbonation and a small tight off white head. Aroma is a faint hop scent with sweetness in the back ground. It has a lighter medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is crisp, clean and bitter with just a hint of malt showing backed by some pine and a nice bitterness. After taste is clean as the bitterness hangs on and after a few sips you start to get the alcohol. Overall I like it, it’s super easy drinking and 9% abv doesn’t hurt. But it’s definitely not a stand out and for a Double IPA there isn’t much in the flavor or aroma.

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