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style
RATINGS: 507   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - MAR 22, 2011
12oz bottle.. pours a cold gold, white head with hard lacing. nose is pretty dry, light resin on the floral side, mildly sweet, warm. taste is dry green hops..can be a bit stale at points (only way i can put it), light pale malt, elevated hop bitters. room for improvement, but isnt bad..


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ronritter (434) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2017
on tap pours golden color with white head fruity hops and caramel malt in the aroma. The flavor is sweet caramel malt slight hop with alcohol finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (3006) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Pretty hoppy aroma with some light citrus. Flavor is thin and slightly piney. Had a draft at aria in vegas. Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (8654) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Clear deep golden with a large sticky foamy white head. Big earthy grassy resin nose with a dose of bitter citrus pith and pale British malt. Smooth flavor that starts bitter and pithy and floral and dank, with a pale British malt and cereal grainy wave of malt to the finish. Slightly more cerealish toward the end than I would expect but its balanced by this resinous floral and slightly piney bitterness. Really nice and bold.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13383) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2017
A lightly hazed golden amber DIPA with a thick frothy lacing light mocha head. In aroma, light caramel malt with resinous floral hops, grapefruit pulp, light tropical fruits, treacle, nice. In mouth, a nice caramel malt with light vinous notes, treacle, light butterscotch, resinous and piney hops, light pink grapefruit, pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2910) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle. Amber gold in colour. Good off-white head. Very Fruity; very orange citrus, orange marmalade, some tropical fruit. Hoppy; piney resinous hops. Malty; sweet malts, caramel. Nice fruit/hop/malt balance. Sweet orange citrus fruity and caramel malty throughout. Increasing bitterness into a dry hoppy finish. Nice DIPA! (2014-09-12)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
euniceradio (520) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2016
12oz can to tulip. Pours clear amber / red, white sticky head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, mango, melon, peppers. Taste of same with some good booze in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (1009) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 2, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2016 Can. Amber color with a big frothy off-white head. Malty aroma with notes of citrus and resinous pine hops. Moderate bitterness. Nice strong IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_rookie (506) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Pre-pour thoughts. Message under bottle cap reads. "GOOD for what ALES you". Heh heh, thats good. Tonights occasion is, I hate my job, and I can barely bear the thought of going in tomorrow. So if theres a genie in this bottle, I wish for a new job.

Pours a copper orange color. Not very clear, some fine particulatesin there. About one finger cream colored head. Medium head longevity. Good lacing, okay retention.

Aroma is a malt bonanza. Wow. Toasted barley, light pine, light citrus. Caramel. Earthy hops. Its a little different than what I was expecting. That pine thing, its more of a pine bark....

Taste is leaning sweet. A little pine resin. Caramel, light orange zest. Honey and toast. Meh. Its hoppy, but its more earthy or floral.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied. Its not real bitter, I guess thanks to the earthy hops. So the drinkability is pretty high. It is dry, smooth. Hides the alcohol well. Not too carbonated. Yeah....

Overall, its pretty good. Im not super impressed. But then again, Im not disappointed either. Earthy hops are interesting. Id probably buy it again. Id probably recommend it also. I guess Ill have to wait till morning to see if my wish was granted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (742) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle pour - orange/copper color with a frothy white head. Aroma is generally citrus hops with a solid dose of sweet malts, some breadiness and booze. Flavor is very malt forward for an IIPA - theres some good bitterness mixed in, but this is a safe one if youre not a hop-forward person. Healthy dose of sweetness and booziness mixed in - not surprised to see 9% on this, as it drinks like it is high ABV. Palate is medium bodied - mild carbonation. Good brew, but not if Im looking for a bit more bite...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gururyan (721) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Poured from can into snifter, clear deep amber red, off white head, subtle aroma. Probably a better bet IPA for those that don't like a biting hop mouthfeel. Subtle caramel finish. I should add that this beer is rather inconsistent and seems quite temperamental to temperature and handling. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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