Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA - Utah Brewers Cooperative
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Reviews by DabblinWiscCraft:
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I was very happy to find this on tap at Von Trier, here on the East Side of Milwaukee. Passed to me a light, amber wheat color with an inch egg shell head that fell just a bit but stuck around with great lacing. A fairly clear brew with significant visible carbonation. The nose presents orange peel, grapefruit, and more subtle grasses, like candy to a hop head's nose. There's also clear bread malt notes making their statement. The taste has citrus peel at the fore, followed quickly by a somewhat sour and sweet bread malt flavor. A bit of herbal hop notes and alcohol pushing through toward the back, with moderate hop bitterness closing things out. In addition to these, there's a touch of raisin in there, along with some brief funkiness. The mouth is on the lighter side of medium-bodied, and it's both brightly acidic and somewhat syrupy. Quite effervescent. It's not quite as smooth as I would have liked, but really not bad.
This is an extremely welcoming beer--great appearance and nose--that I feel wasn't quite as strong in the taste and mouthfeel. But it's not for lack of flavor: This DIPA is really very stocked with hop and malt flavors. I think my beef is more to do with a lack of smoothness and a bit too much syrup sensation in the mouth. There's certainly complexity, but I would have hoped all the flavors would have come together more seamlessly. I would definitely like to come back to this one later and see how my feelings have changed.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2011 06:46:43 | More by DabblinWiscCraft
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3.49/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
hop rising is a decent ipa not great or groundbreaking by any means.not much smell just booze ,the looks are good a little head and little lacing.the taste is decent not great but not bad either.look lets get down to it,the thing that makes this beer is its a great value,bargain is an understatement.for 8.89 a SIX PACK not 10 plus bucks a 4 pack you get a 9 percent double ipa thats pretty damn good,that alone makes this a good beer and other brewery should take a note like dogfish head,give us a full 6 pack if your gonna charge 11 or 12 dollars.thats my opinion anyways.look i know were not supposed to judge a beer based on its price but screw that this is the real world and price is and always will be a factor.
Serving type: can
04-06-2014 18:15:59 | More by BEERZILLA
Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
86 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.