RATINGS: 501   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 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..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (876) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_rookie (447) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (737) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gururyan (720) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10905) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2016
12 oz bottle. BB 12/22/16. (HyVee) Dubuque, IA.
Clear deep golden color with a bubbly white head. Deep sweet fruity hops, mild bitterness, sweetness and caramel malt in the aroma. The flavor is sweet fruity hops, mild bitterness, alcohol and caramel malt. Alcohol warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (2322) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Deep copper color with a white head. Full with some citrus and mango, fruity with a good bit of hops. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7073) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Chris brought this one back for me from a trip to Utah. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a vibrant copper color with a large foamy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet with pine, resin and a sour caramel note. The flavor was sour caramel, pine, resin and tobacco. Long finish. Full bodied. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2767) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2016
on tap around denver, pours tan with an off white head. pretty solid bitterness, resin, and pine. mild toasted malt. medium to full body. slightly lingering finish and a healthy booze burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12343) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Can at home. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is spicy alcohol, heavy citrus hops and medium cracker and honey malt. Flavor is heavy citrus hops and moderate bitterness, medium cracker and honey malt, spicy alcohol and a dry finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (1255) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a surprisingly clear full amber color with a very large foamy white head that had great retention to go with modest cling and lacing. Its aroma featured grainy and earthy hops scents, along with some citrus tones, and a slight touch of pine. The taste was predominantly bitter and hoppy with grainy and earthy bitter flavors, and only a light touch of citrus. Its body was fairly thick and heavy with strong carbonation and a full mouthfeel and a dry finish with a slight presence of alcohol.

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