Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA - Utah Brewers Cooperative

Not Rated.
Squatters Hop Rising Double IPASquatters Hop Rising Double IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

235 Reviews
THE BROS
80
good

(Read More)
Reviews: 235
Hads: 931
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 5.53%
Wants: 22
Gots: 181 | 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:
Beer added by: Wasatch on 08-11-2009

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (78) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 235 | Hads: 931
Reviews by endincolorado:
Photo of endincolorado
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is orangey-amber with a clean, half-inch, white head that settles slowly. Decent lacing.

Aroma is fragrant and fruity, with a mix of citrusy orange rind and resiny hops.

A wonderful mix of piney hops, orange peel are delivered by a nice, medium-bodied texture and linger on the palate with the faintest astringency.

A very refreshing and hoppy offering. Not too strong for a DIPA. (390 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

They make some pretty good stuff in Utah,I hate to say it but I am a little surprised by that,no disrespect at all meant to Utah folks.Poured into a tulip glass a deep burnt orange with a large fluffy,sticky white crown that held for a real longtime leaving globs of lace behind.Citrus fruit and caramel malt battle it out in the nose department,light sweet alcohol comes in to play as well.Hefty sweetness on the palate,a tone of caramel going on here,more sugary sweetness until a burst of citric hop comes in the finish.Like way to many American DIPA's this is to sweet but the hops hit pretty good in the finish.The alcohol makes it more sweeter as it warms,its a sipper but not bad at all. (694 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong in spirit yet mellow in flavor- all making this beer quite seductive in it's drinkability despite it's understated alcoholic punch.

Ideally displayed, this larger-than-life IPA starts with a bright and lightly diffused hue of copper and amber while carrying a dense and froathy even white head of rocky and foamy proportions. Along with decorative structures of lace (sometimes in great releif), the ale wins the beauty contest with ease!

Juicy hop aromas abound with fresh oranges, appricots, mangos, pineapples, ruby red grapefruits, and a perfumy scent of citrusy scented furniture polish- it sounds odd, but is fantastic in all actuality. Only the thin caramel-laden scent from malt allows for the candy-coated aromas of fruit that the hops generate to start and to dominate.

Malty sweet to start, this hoppy ale has a quick rise from supple sweetness to sharp and zesty citrus flavor from hops that begin to dominate with those grapefruit, orange, mango, pineapple blend that can only be described as a citrus/tropical blend. Instead of the mid palate delivering the sweeter "mixed drink" character that's expected afterwards, the beer instead turns dry and warm for ulitmate drinkability. The yeast ferments very cleanly and supressing any fruity or spice character beneath those flavors of hops and alcohol for a neutral and clean taste- not to interfere with the hop/malt lopsided balance.

The early sips of the IPA reveal an abrupt carbonation that eventually subsides into a wonderfully creamy and cooling minty warmth that introduces the impact of 9% abv. The citrusy start develops into a bitter and resiny mid palate that further develops into a pleasant dryness and warmth that ushers in the next sip well before a 9% beer should. A linger of citrusy bitterness and alcohol dryness make this beer refreshing, satisfying, and drinkable- much moreso than it should.

Hop Rising is a spectacular Imperial IPA that allows for a timid balance of caramel malt sweetness but it is only intended to inform the hop flavor and bitterness; because this is first and foremost a display for hop- just the way a good little IPA shoud. Good IPA, good boy. (2,165 characters)

Photo of mojohawk21
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bulldogg915
4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of SmellTheGluv
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One two three four five (23 characters)

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of warnerry
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed at pub in SLC airport between flights. Bottle date is smeared but looks like 4/4/11. Consumed 5/18/11.

Pours clear orange with two fingers of light tan head. Head has good retention and leaves a fair amount of lacing behind.

Smell is very malt-forward, mostly caramel. There are also aromas of pine and grapefruit, but these are relatively subtle.

Hops are more apparent in the taste than the smell, but still maybe a bit too much caramel malt for my tastes in a DIPA. Still, it seems to work pretty well in this case. While the bitterness is tame, it has a nice juicy citrus taste that is enjoyable. Finishes dry with some lingering bitterness.

Medium bodies and slightly sticky. Finishes with a bit of resiny bitterness.

Not exactly typical of the style, but works well in it's own way. I would have again. (822 characters)

Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beaver13
2.65/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy reddish gold with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is very sweet and sugary slightly rotten fruit with some caramel malt and resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet sugary crystal malts, funky tropical fruit and some resiny hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, odd combination of sweet sugary crystal malt, funky fruit and some resiny hops. (447 characters)

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of John566
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of cincysig
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Dbrulet
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown with a freshness date.

LOOK: Massive sticky head takes a long time to subside, orange amber color shows some haze

SMELL: Grassy, oily resin, slightly catty, orange pith, evergreen, exotic fruit, biscuity, hint of yeast

TASTE: Hop resin, leafy, dried grass, orange rind, piney, faint tobacco, bitter middle, caramel, toasted grain, yeast, Asian pears, mango, warming alcoholic esters, bitter drying finish

Hard to pick out the 9%abv at first, well round with an assertive bitterness but not to the point of being a palate killer. Hopheads should check this one out at least once. Good drinking. (608 characters)

Photo of BeerIsland
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking in the glass; just less than clear amber gold with a nice frothy head that stuck around. I got a good malt hop aroma, a little piney, with just a hint of alcohol. More alchohol on the tongue. Tastes ok; has a lingering finish, maybe slight apricot. Lotsa alch coming through toward the end and perhaps some musty notes.

This is a decent beer, not too exciting but definitely exhibiting some authority. Very slick label! (433 characters)

Photo of MrUse
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wespatrick
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got a 12 oz bottle of this as an extra in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!
A: Light orange with a nice head that leaves a thin blanket on top of the beer for the duration.
S: Malty nose, some hops are there, but malt sweetness and a little alchohol seem to be more prevalent than hops.
T: This is a very well balanced DIPA. Definitely not a hop bomb, but they don't all have to be. Some alchohol heat in the finish.
M: Nice mouthfeel with some prickliness from the carbonation. Medium bodied.
D: 9% alchohol is evident. Finish is quite dry.
I could definitely have more than one of these, but not too many more.
If you like well balanced DIPAs that are not overly citrusy, this one may be the beer for you. Quite enjoyable! (726 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review No. 2,300.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of hop notes to it as expected. I get a lot of papaya and pineapple, but there are also some bitter oranges and a little bit of resiny pine. The flavor is similar. In addition to the pineapple and papaya notes, I get some caramel malt. However, the malt is fairly subtle and the bitterness is pretty high but not overwhelming. The flavor is very juicy and the tropical fruit really stands out. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very easy to drink. (543 characters)

Photo of jamesmk48
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Meyers1023
4/5  rDev +5.3%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
86 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.