Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA - Utah Brewers Cooperative
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3.7/5 rDev -3.1%
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.
12-28-2010 22:08:23 | More by oberon
3.9/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
07-21-2011 16:40:37 | More by warnerry
2.65/5 rDev -30.6%
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.
06-19-2014 04:00:28 | More by Beaver13
3.53/5 rDev -7.6%
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.
04-25-2012 01:12:18 | More by Jason
3.68/5 rDev -3.7%
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!
08-03-2010 00:19:53 | More by BeerIsland
3.83/5 rDev +0.3%
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!
10-17-2009 03:22:33 | More by Wespatrick
4.22/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
09-18-2011 20:39:53 | More by Mora2000
3.93/5 rDev +2.9%
Drinking this head-to-head with Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA and Firestone Walker Double Jack. Of the three, this is the most "earthy" ... It's more malty than the Deschutes, but not as well balanced as the Firestone. It has a malty, melon aroma and a very full mouthfeel. Not a IIPA that I would want to drink every day, but on occasion, this is a very interesting flavor!
04-26-2014 23:34:36 | More by joeworrall
3.53/5 rDev -7.6%
Thanks for sharing Nathan!
Golden orange, amber, and copper with a pillowy nearly white head. Lined lacing down the glass. Pretty.
Pine, caramel, toffee, and alcohol round out the aroma. I miss the pungent citrus I find in my favorite DIPAs, and this one seems a bit too sweet and burning with alcohol, though there is nothing bad or unpleasant. Above average.
The flavor consists of pine, toffee sweetness, and alcohol, and a moderate to high level of bitterness throughout.
Thin to medium bodied with a definite alcohol presence.
A barely above average DIPA. Not one I will seek out again.
09-09-2011 15:49:14 | More by ehammond1
4/5 rDev +4.7%
Pours out a darker golden color, some orange, not much head or lace to speak of, but retention of what was there was spot on. Typical high bitter, hop aroma out of a dipa. Seemed like standard cascade,centennial hops in this one.
Taste, good, ample bitterness, hop mouthfeel was a plenty, especially given that this beer was already a few months old, sturdy, important. Alcohol not all that noticeable. Caramel, grapefruit, really quite standard for a dipa, extra points for hiding the alcohol, keeping its hop mouthfeel a few months down the road, and not just amping up the ibus for the sake of enamel destructing bitterness.
Would recommend again.
04-19-2011 16:36:10 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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