overall
92
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style
RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (1555) - 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+

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3048) - 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!

4.2
   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.

4.1
   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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (3269) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vikingguy (1087) - Carver, 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (3387) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8915) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (3012) - 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.


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