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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

802 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 802
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.72%
Wants: 16
Gots: 115 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Wasatch on 08-11-2009

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Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice as a pale ale. Neutral aroma, medium golden colour with one and a quarter inch head, lacey. A good bitterness, big in-mouth hops, like a double pale ale, rather than a double india pale ale. Citrus taste and well malted; Caramel and a decent mouthfeel. Very drinkable and satisfying.

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy copper color with a 2 inch tan pillowy head that slowly fades to a small cap. Nice ring lacing present.

S - Sweet malt and medicinal pine hops.

T - Sweet malt, pine resin from the hops, acidic fruit (pineapple).

M - Good carbonation. Hop oils coat the mouth. Creamy.

D - Surprisingly good. Tasty DIPA that I got in a sampler pack on clearance. I would get this again if I ever saw it.

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: thin white head on a clear crimson with golden hues body. thin lacing.

S: a little musty and wet sock hop like with some sweet citrus.

T: A little more acidic with a touch of pine in the finish which lingers for a while. the sweetnes and fruitness is also tangy and candy-ish

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this one my be a little old for the style so the hops may have changed this one.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This poured out as a yellowish gold color with some hues of orange in there. There was a foamy white head on top that settled into a thin film over top of the beer. There is a bit of scattered lacing on the glass as well. The smell of the beer is fairly hoppy, it could be much stronger, the malt kind of shows up a little too much for an IIPA. The taste of the beer has a pretty good balance of the sweet malt with the hoppy bitterness. Still it could use just a bit more of a punch. The mouthfeel of the beer is nicely carbonated, medium bodied and smooth. Overall it's a decent beer, definitely not one of the best IIPA's out there but it was still nice to try.

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of oberon
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.51/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

underwhelming ipa here, but for a 9% double ipa with beautiful graphics in a 6 pack under 10 bucks, it rules the roll. the beer itself is a little sweet for me, not super hoppy, overly alcoholic, and a little rich in corn sugar, it may be a bit too much. mostly clear golden color under a patchy but lasting white airy head. the nose is sweet with all the hops, but it doesn't seem like its from grain. i get a whole lot more dextrose or something similar than i do malt. the hops in smell and taste are not forward enough for the style, and there is very little bitterness. the price is alluring for what it is, but the flavor makes me not a repeat buyer. the feel is fine, save the residual sugar. enough bubbles and body, but the hops just aren't there all the way through. decent, but i know squatters can do better.

Photo of biboergosum
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, from the co-op in lovely Boise, ID. Now why do I get such a Mormon vibe from the label?...

This beer pours a frosted light copper hue, with one obese finger of foamy, creamy ecru head, which leaves some encompassing coral reef lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of bready caramel malt, and strong citrus and tropical fruit, and herbal pine hops. The taste is caramel/toffee malt, a bit of metallic spice, and decently in your face citrus hops, with more understated pine hops in the background. The big 9 points of State-scaring booze are pretty hard to detect, which I would imagine strengthens their misguided case. The carbonation is fairly restrained, the body medium weight, a tad sticky, and pretty smooth in that particular vein. It finishes hardcore zen on both axes - persistent malt and hops as previously established.

A decent, drinkable DIPA, the malt nowhere near overbearing in the sugar headache sense - a somewhat 'mild' version, in everything but what, in the end, counts - the al-key-hall...

Photo of emerge077
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Born: 6/2/11

Into a tulip glass it pours a glowing, saturated sunset orange. Bright clarity and a generous layer of white foam that creates eddies of swirling patterns on the surface. Delicate, spindly lacing forms in thin concentric rings inside the glass.

Soft dried citrus peel aroma at first, which fades halfway through.

Clean and very drinkable, thankfully not too sweet and syrupy. Moderately bitter, balanced with an undercurrent of bready caramel malt. Firm citrus peel bitterness and earthy piney hops. Nothing mindblowing, but well put together and enjoyable. Would drink a couple easily, as the abv is completely hidden.

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of nickfl
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves nice lace.

S - An aroma of spicy pine hops and caramel malt.

T - Sweet, bready malt up front with lots of pine hops. Darker malt notes of caramel and toffee in the middle with pine and grapefruit in the finish and lots of sweet caramel.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and sweet finish.

D - Not bad but not that great either. The hop character is present but not really pungent enough to balance the malt, which is a bit darker than I like it to be in an IPA.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from Wasatch so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, fruity citrus and some floral hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel followed by a hearty malt character. The hops presence seems a bit subdued but it comes through enough to create a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, well-disguised kick, good representation of style, this is a solid 2IPA worth drinking for a long time.

Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer #3 in the great Utah Brew Hunt.

This was a decent dipa. I felt like it was much more malt forward than I'd like for the style. It's a nice drinker, and the abv definitely doesn't show at all, but with so many others of the style showing strong and distinct hop tones, I feel like this one should be too.

Photo of jlindros
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Randomly found at a store, figured I'd give it a try. Enjoy by 6/27/14

Pours a smaller fizzy head that barely covers the beer, little lacing, quite clear coppery tan orange color.

Nose is fairly light all around, some hops with a little candied orange peel note, touch grassy hop, a little toasty sweetish candy malt. Very light

Taste brings some sweet malts, a little copper toasty malt reddish malt note, a little candy syrupy like note as well, caramel candies but not very caramelized. Then hops, again light, little grassy earthy note, some candied orange peel, mild fruity note, etc. Med bitterness at first, that increases a bit on the back end. Finish attempts to dry and some booze warmth shines through, mild estery note as well, fruity, with bit more earthy hops, spicy hop like, little sticky too.

Mouth is med bod, little heavier and syrupy feeling, decent carb, some warming booze esp on the finish.

Overall meh, quite light all around, more of the sweet candy malts than the hops coming through. Nothing really going on with it.

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mactrail
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lovely golden brew well equipped with foam and lacing in the wine glass. Really nice aroma of fresh hop cones with resins. Big, hot mouthfeel with spritzy carbonation. Somewhat sweet and winey. Light bodied and refreshing on the tongue, with a long burn of hops and alcohol. Grows on you after a few sips. Kind of a hot rod fuel beer but fine aromatics.

Decent strong beer for this part of the country. I have had a couple of Colorado DIPAs this week that are more robust (Myrcenary and Mountain Standard), but this one certainly wins for drinkability.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cast in a clear, amber/bronze hue, lush, large creamy white head. Looking great.

Aroma: Bitter-sweetness. A whole lot of everything in here. Plenty of fruit, some heat, some spice, pine and grass in places. Big time resiny hop presence. Nice.

Taste: Big bitterness greets us first, blazing the palate, leaving sweet remnants all over the mouth. Malt more than adequately keeps up with the beefed up hop quantity here. Nine percent alcohol in this one, and it starts to show. Sticky malt floor holds it's own, while hops bounce everywhere. Any dyed-in-the-wool hop freak should like this one.

Here's what the brewery tell us about it: "Big hop, big malt, big beer. One of the most aggressive beers ever released in Utah, Hop Rising a double India Pale Ale, clocks in at 75 IBU's and 9% alcohol. We use three different malts to create enough flavor to perfectly balance three varieties of hops, then we dry-hop it; resulting in an amazing two pounds of hops per barrel! Hop lover's dream."

I wouldn't put this up in the far echelons of double IPAs, but it certainly is one of the good ones. Enjoy without reservation.

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Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
86 out of 100 based on 802 ratings.