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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastmaster (367) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2014
On tap in Tuscon Arizona. Amber orange color with sticky white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus, malt sugar, tangerine. Flavor is similar more pine resin, alcohol, will balanced medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12869) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle split at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14 thanks to JF. Lightly hazed golden amber with moderate off white edgeing and spotting. Nose is caramel malt, light spice, bitter citric peel, earthy hop. Taste comprises light pine, orange pith, grapefruit, touch of mango, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with hop bitterness. Drinkable stuff but lower end of the style spectrum for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
profhuggybear (3) - - SEP 2, 2014 does not count
A double ipa to give your palate a rest. No overdone bitterness. Foamy head lasts several minutes. Light amber color. Light hop aroma with a hint of malt. 9% abv is hidden in the flavors. Sweet, slightly floral romantics. Nice malt back bone balances the more subtle bitterness. A very pleasant beer to drink. Not over the top , but made to sit back and sip in a chair and relax. Two of these and you will be in a very relaxed state. I really enjoyed this interpretation of a double ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2014 12th August 2014
GBBF Day 1. Bottle share. Lightly hazy gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and smooth with mild fine carbonation. Sweetish creamy malts, little caramel. Sweetish marmalade and dried fruit hops. Pine. Nice touch of lime marmalade as well! Floral tones. Modest tropical fruits and even a touch of apricot. Light finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15317) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Clear amber lasting cream head. Hop resiny aroma. Some toffee biscuit sweetness in the mouth. Very smooth in the mouth. Quite hoppy but not over the top. No real burn on the finish. The ABV is hidden well. If I made a DIPA this is how I would want it to turn out, balanced and hoppy but not super hoppy, good biscuit and sweetness in the mouth and good bitterness on the finish. Good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
That1Guy (2061) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
12 oz can (excellent) picked up in a variety sixer. Pours hazy orange with a white head and good lacing. Started off okay, but now that it’s warmed up a bit the flaws begin to show. What started off as a nice, fruity bouquet of mango and tropical fruits has now given way to unmistakeable squashy pumpkin. Yeast death. Gives off a harsh bitter finish in the end. Not over the top and not undrinkable, but a bit flawed for sure. Still a good looking beer and a good looking package.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16417) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle with jackl. Clear golden amber color, white edge head. Aroma of fruity bitter citrus. Taste is herbal lemon lime. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2014
12oz can. Pours amber orange, white head. Aroma’s hop-ish, taste is sweet malt. Decently executed, not special, not one of the pieces of malt crap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (10606) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Bottle shared. Clear golden to light orange color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste malts, very hoppy, fruit hops, soft to average bitterness, some tropical fruitiness. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (963) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Can. Clear golden copper with a frothy off-white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of mango, grapefruit, pine, light caramel and biscuit. Flavor is pine resin, grapefruit, biscuit,

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