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RATINGS: 495   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2015
Single bottle from HyVee Ankeny. "Enjoy by 6/24/2015." And I am striving to have more of my Imperial IPA’s fresh, finding that aging isn’t always best. So this throws off a big luscious smell of green leaf hops right under the cap. Poured into an IPA tulip, its shows a darker body than most IPAs, more of an amber color, under a thick but lacy head. Hops smell is more subdued in the glass, perhaps as it’s being confronted by some strong malt (but no alcohol smell). Sipping gives me a slightly syrupy, caramel tasting malt. A strange thread of astringent patent roast malt, either my imagination or they slipped in just a little for color. Hops are rustic, with a dominating taste of pine needles and overall just a slightly prickly bitterness. Thick mouthfeel forces me to enjoy this slowly. A good strong IPA, definitely best enjoyed fresh!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rjwhite41 (55) - osceola, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a clear medium amber with a thick off white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of light pine, caramel and tangerine. Not over the top but very pleasant. Tastes of caramel, pine, tangerine, and grapefruit with a nice even bitterness/ acidity that finishes through to a moderately dry finish. Body is medium to full. Very drinkable for a 9% with the alcohol well hidden. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
latitude48 (19) - - APR 27, 2015
This is a great double IPA from a great brewer. It?s delicious and easy to drink. The hops are flavorful without being overpowering. Enjoy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (3100) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 19, 2015
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It might have been nice if it had a freshness date. Golden pour with tremendous, foamy cream colored head. Aroma of breaded malts and resiny and earthy hops. Vague booze. Medium body. The hops bring out a light earthy bitterness in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vikingguy (1065) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2015
Slightly hazy copper color with fluffy white head. Strong spicy hop aroma. Taste- rich and hoppy. Caramel, crackery malt and intense spicy, grassy hops. For a IIPA it's pretty avg. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3315) - Connecticut, USA - APR 16, 2015
A pretty decent dipa. Amber color with off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, floral cascade type hops with some citrus and sweet orange. A bit syrupy and pretty 2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light caramel aroma. Caramel and grapefruit flavor with light sweet malt. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and caramel linger with light pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hero12 (184) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2015
Light amber color with white head and good lacing. Subtle pine aroma, not overbearing at all. Tastes is a caramel that I appreciate, not too sweet, enough to hide some bitterness. Hops flavor is citrus, mild due to the sweetness. Medium carbonation, but seems a little sticky. Finish is crisp, but the alcohol flavor comes through a little too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2015
sample at big texas beerfest Orange with a wispy head. Fresh hop nose is pine, some malt balance in biscuit. Flavor with more balance from malt, but again, earthy pine dominates. A little salty of a finish for me, particularly given the thin mouth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
princdarknes (6) - - APR 12, 2015 does not count
I a put 4 lemon wedges in it, hoppy lemonade, I do believe it’s true there are roads left in both of our shoes

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