RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This is the Hop Rising IIPA which is different than Squatters Hop Rising Pale Ale which is no longer being produced.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3942) - 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 (323) - Omaha, Nebraska, 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 (2070) - 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 (304) - 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 (4972) - 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 (1972) - 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, its super easy drinking and 9% abv doesnt hurt. But its definitely not a stand out and for a Double IPA there isnt much in the flavor or aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vandc01 (376) - North Branch, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Poured from a 12oz can with a enjoy by date of 7/3/15. Appearance is nice, but is lacking in aroma and taste for what I would expect out of a solid DIPA. Good beer, but I have had a lot better DIPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (1520) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Type: 12-oz. can Glass: Lagunitas mason jar From: Utah State Liquor Store #06 in Logan, Utah Price: $1.89 Purchased: May 2, 2015 Consumed: May 4, 2015 Misc.: Enjoy by July 25, 2015 Poured a light amber, auburn, slightly clear color with six fingers of khaki-white, frothy head. Lots of big bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass, almost looking like floating pulp at times. Average amount of spotty foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Very good retention. (Sight - 3.88) Smelled lime zest, Cascade, floral, Citra, nectarine rind, resin, herbal and caramel. (Smell - 3.75) Tasted a bit better than the nose, getting rye, caramel, resin, Cascade, pine cone, nectarine rind, Citra and booziness late, but still nowhere near 9 percent. (Taste - 3.88) Medium body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 4.00) Didnt quite live up to my thoughts from a few nights ago, when I had four cans, but still pretty good. Nice beer for the style. (Overall - 3.88) 3.87 87 B+

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3032) - 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 IPAs fresh, finding that aging isnt 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 its 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.

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