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Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Squatters Hop Rising Double IPASquatters Hop Rising Double IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

606 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 14
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative visit their website


Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 08-11-2009)
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass, with a big thank you to John (Wasatch) for the bottle! Thanks, John!

Pours very hazy copper, almost murky, with a big, rocky two-finger off-white head on top that has fantastic retention and excellent lacing.

Nose is big and rich, with a deep (and prominent) caramel/butterscotch body holding up a citrus note that just can't quite keep up with the malt body. Just a bit of alcohol comes through to spice things up.

Taste is about what you'd expect. Body is deep and rich and just full of buttery caramel notes, but here it doesn't so easily shake off the hops; instead, alongside the big malt body comes a rindy grapefruit note with a hefty dose of green pine needles, with a prickley bite that's fairly resiny. Still, while the hops aren't nearly so buried here as in the nose, the flavor isn't vibrant or fresh; the hops feel 2D. The malt body is still the star, it just doesn't hog the stage quite as much. And everything else here feels kind of... rudimentary, I guess. I mean, this is a big DIPA, but every aspect of it seems about as basic as it can get. Nothing wrong in terms of off-flavors or anything, just nothing that really pops, no subtlety.

Mouthfeel is sticky, very full-bodied, with a prominent alcohol bite in the back of the throat on the swallow. Carbonation is soft and creamy, a bit underpowered for how thick this beer feels, but on the right track.

Drinkability lags for a number of reasons - how big the beer feels (both mouthfeel and alcohol), the subtlety it lacks, the lack of really vivid hop flavor. They certainly swung for the fences, but so often those big swings just don't make the contact you want them to. Could use some work.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 02:23:03 | More by JohnQVegas
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Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
86 out of 100 based on 606 ratings.