Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA - Utah Brewers Cooperative
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Reviews by VoiceOfTheSoul:
4.25/5 rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
My dad went on a trip to Utah, so he brought me back a few beers since I knew I couldn't get some of the stuff out from that way.
It pours a golden copper with thin and fluffy almost one finger off-white head. There is thin abundant lacing. Smells of grapefruits, pineapples, green apples, and slight kiwi all laid over a bready, malty backbone. There is slight cloves and bananas as if belgian yeast were thrown in for just a little. It tastes resiny, piney and citrusy, hops up front and all around with biscuity undertones. It's fruity and sweet with a slight hidden sourness and acidity, that not only did I not expect, but I was very happily surprised about. It's wonderfully floral and flavorful, complex with many hidden subtleties underneath the citrus and pine and above the breadiness. It's smooth over the tongue with carbonation being quite evident on the sides and in the finish, somewhat creamy, but not thick with some hidden acidity in the finish. This was a great to come home to on a blazing hot day after a long, tiring day of work. At 9%, it's dangerously hard to put down. Full and complex, this was a great gift and a wonderfully pleasing drink. I wish I could get my hands on more of it.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2011 21:13:51 | More by VoiceOfTheSoul
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3.43/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to a tuba player named Dan for this one!
A double IPA not from CA? My bias already sets in. Beer poured gently into a pint glass. Head is bone white, dissipating into a halo circling the inside of the glass. The color is an orangish amber, very clean. Smell is somewhat lackluster. It does remind me of hopslam minus the honey sweet. No immediate dry hop dank smell like the IPA's I'm usually craving. It's def not bad, just not impressive. There's a mixture of malt, alcohol and a light bitterness as I gulp it down. Def more malt fwd vs a west coast DIPA. It's pretty much what I expect, which isn't bad...I'm just an entitled beer need whose been spoiled by the wild Wild West. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2014 06:07:13 | More by PlinyBeMiney
Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
86 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.