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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Reviews: 240
Hads: 971
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 22.89%
Wants: 23
Gots: 199 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Wasatch on 08-11-2009

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Photo of Cresant
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served this 12 oz. bottle in a Sam Adams glass. Born: 5/26/11. The body of this one was a rich golden color. The beautiful head was dense and creamy. Lumpy, sticky lace lined the glass.

The smell was the best characteristic of this beer. If pine resin and grapefruit had a baby it would smell like this beer. Crispy fall leaves. Some grain was evident later, as it warmed.

The taste grassy bitterness. Rich hops oils. Syrupy malt sweetness. Finished with a brassiness. Well hidden alcohol.

The body was pretty dense with a modest amount of carbonation.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Wasatch threw this in as an extra in one of our recent trades. Thanks John.

First of all, this is a IIPA that clocks in at 9% ABV. The bottle says as much, and if you look at the picture on the profile it clearly says IIPA. Something is amiss, but I'm not sure what. Distinguishing between squatters/wasatch brewpub always seems to throw people off. I will submit a change request.

Hop Rising has a clear orange body with a finger and a half of off-white head. Retention and lacing are both good.

The aroma has a lot of hops, malt, and booze. Lots of grapefruit, bitterness, and pine. Caramel sweetness and a hint of heat come after that.

The flavor follows suit. A good amount of bitter grapefruit and a bit of pine. Probably moderate bitterness as far as a IIPA goes. The big malt sweetness comes at about the same time, and is about as powerful, bringing flavors of caramel. The finish has a little bit of heat from the alcohol.

The mouthfeel is pretty good. Full-bodied, creamy, with just a little bite from from the hops.

Hop Rising is fairly good. The mouthfeel is probably the best part, it's spot-on.

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Photo of Francepants06
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

it poured a light orange to yellow beer with a medium sized head. I smelled some citrus fruits (grapefruit, orange) and floral notes. I tasted lots of grapefruit, not so much of bitter hop but lots of flavor and aroma hops. It was light to medium in body. It was a well made double IPA because it didn't kill all my taste buds like some double IPA i have had.

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Photo of zrab11
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice golden orange color with a 1 finger head

S- smell hops and grass, also picking up some fruits and bread aroma

T- Has a nice malt flavor up front followed by a nice carmel toffee and then finishes with a nice crassy citrus hoppy flavor

M- Medium to light bodied with good carboantion

D- Overall i was surprised by this brew. Wasnt exspecting alot from this one but it was very tasty and all the flavors combined nicely.

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Photo of VoiceOfTheSoul
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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Photo of colt45n
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark orange/amber hue, no sediment

S: getting a sweet citrus upfront along with a little pine as well

T: good mouthful, carbonation is right in the middle range. Getting a lot of the citrus flavor from the hops but there also a strong malty chewyness that is very present.

Overall I think this is a very well done beer, I try to stock up on it every time i visit Utah.

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Photo of champ103
3.06/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Queen Vic in Houston.

A: Pours a hazy orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of lace as well.
S: Resiny pine aromas with a substantial bitterness. Hot alcohol, buttery malt, and a metallic aroma.
T: Follows the nose with a large resiny pine flavor and bitterness that lingers on and on. Very oily. Buttery malt and metal. Some wood flavors lingering as well. A bit of alcohol heat.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Resiny and oily. There is some alcohol heat, but for the most part not that hard to drink. Just nothing I care to come back to.

Lots of resin, oil, and buttery malt. I like that it is not all hops with some balance, but it does not mix that well for me. Add to that the strange metallic flavor, and this just so so.

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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.

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Photo of gatornation
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

from 12 oz bottle date unreadable

A-pours a glowing copper/orange color with a thick 2 finger head that reveal alot of sticky lacing on side of glass..looks great

S-is pungent pine aroma of hops with a grapefruit rind smell some malts

T- is bitter pine first with a touch of tropical hops.a touch of citrus and a plain malt backbone

M- medium carbonation,crisp hop profile

O-a solid good tasting 2ipa,nothing outstanding here

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Photo of beerdrifter
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber-copper pour with one and a half finger creamy off white head with nice retention and excellent lacing. Big earthy, malty, citrus hop nose with lots of pine, orange rind and caramel along with hints of biscuit and alcohol. The taste is dominated by herbal, tangy, resiny hops with plenty of bitter orange and a solid caramel malt backbone. Initial bitterness gives way to a candy sweetness that balances it out nicely. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with a nice sharp, bitter hop bite on the finish. There's a bit of an alcohol burn, but it's pretty well disguised for the most part. Well balanced and very drinkable for a double. Another nice offering from Squatters.

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Photo of omnigrits
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into tulip pint.

A. Pale golden yellow, slightly hazy and with a decent head that subsides quickly.

S. Good whiff of citrusy hops plus some sweet malt.

T. Definitely on the sweet side of the IPA spectrum, this one. The hops are there and give it a good flavour, but the finish is more sweet than bitter. The alcohol is well hidden.

M. Medium bodied, good carbonation. Crisp.

O. Yeah, I could see me buying another one of these but it's not something I'd go looking for.

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Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Todd English P.U.B., 6/2/11.

A-Pours a clear amber with a frothy off white head. No real lacing.

S-Sweet and bitter, malty with a nice amount of citrus rind.

T-Sweet malt in the front, followed by a nice citrus bitterness. Well balanced between hops and malt.

M-Medium bodied, bitterness lingers nicely.

O-Very tasty. A nice example of the style.


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Photo of MikeyMikee
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had back in March '11. Served at fridge temp.

A- Hazy, burnt orange in color. off white head with great head retention.

S- Fruity hops, citrus (orange, grapfruit and some lemon zest) Hopes dont seem too strong in the smell tho and its got this "wet sponge" kinda smell that leads me to believe the bottle may be a bit dated. There are also some soft caramel notes with a hint of brown sugar.

T- Caramel malts and white sugar dominate with the hops comming in mid mouth. Cirtus hops are dominated by the alcohol in the end with lingers and is pretty unpleasant.

M- The hops are bitter, but not too bitter and and alcohol burns a bit and leaves an ethanol taste in the back of the mouth. Way too boozy for a beer thats 9%. The carbonation is a little low but its not bad. Body is think and sticky but not overwhelming.

O- This is a drinkable beer, the the alcohol really takes away from it. I could live without another but perhaps it would be better super fresh?

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Photo of bayougutter
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to a tulip. Orange/amber in color with a nice creamy one inch head that settled to a thin layer. Above average lacing.
Smell is grassy earthy with a little pine resin for the hops, and caramel and bread on the malt side.
Taste is a good balance of the malts and hops up front then mostly the floral, grassy, piney, and citrus hops on the finish. I like the hop bombs but I also like a good balanced DIPA like this one.
Mouthfeel is right on, good coating that lets the flavors linger. Carbination was spot on as well.
Overall: A good solid DIPA with good balance.Worthy

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Photo of isualum12
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As far as IPA goes in my book it must be fairly impressive to even get a taste out of me. (not a huge IPA fan.) So brewforia had it on tap and so I grabbed a growler of it. My plan was to mix for black and tans. As a stand alone IPA beer I really do enjoy it. There is some serious hops coming at you but you shouldn't be afraid. They will swish in you mouth and in the long run make you feel good.

Very nice beer that I will look for again.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked a bottle of this one up at the State Liquor store while passing through St. George, Utah. Poured a nice, clear, amber color, with a lasting white head. Nice hoppy nose, with aromas of citrus and pine. On the palate, this one is medium bodied, balanced and drinkable, with flavors of citrus, pine and caramel.

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Photo of aval89
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle date of 03-27-2011

A: pours a nice golden orange..full finger of eggshell white head..

S: wet grassy hops.. has some kind of fruitiness coming through.. biscuity malt is big too

T: big malt presence upfront.. caramel/toffee flavors pulling through.. slight mint.. finish is a bit phenolic.. hop bitterness finally comes through as well.. sort of a grassy bitterness.. also the alcohol hits you & warms you..

Mf: medium to full bodied.. good carbonation for the style..

O: not very impressed.. picked up a single out of curiosity.. I probably won't try again..

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Photo of theghost3
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Appearance is translucent, dark copper with a faint, 1/2 finger white head that quickly dissipates.

The smell is caramel with grapefruity hops and a slight hint of marshmallow...didn't expect that. Taste is toasty caramel and bitter, grapefruit and pine hops. Balanced, but the flavors are rather subtle. Mouthfeel is slightly more carbonated than I expected; medium-bodied.

Drinkable DIPA, but not that memorable with the exception of the faint marshmallow scent. Goes great with cheddar cheese.

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Photo of soughtbygod
2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a cloudy pale peach colour, with two fingers of foamy, pillowy off-white head, which settles evenly, leaving a perfect circumference of pulled curtain lace around the glass. Quite attractive. It smells of bitter grapefruit, tangy orange, and caramel cream. The taste is grainy, slightly spicy malt, a softer citrus flavour, and a bit of alcohol warming. The carbonation is prominent, but not intrusive, the body medium-light in weight, a bit prickly but still fairly smooth overall. It finishes still sweet, with the spicy citrus hops clamouring, and getting some attention too.

Wow. Maybe it's because I haven't had a proper IPA in some time now, but this really hit the spot, and went down way too well for its 7 points of booze. And I now know how to say 'rye' in Danish!

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Photo of obrike
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got a sixer at Specs Arborwalk in Austin for around 9 bucks.

Really like the look of this one. Bright orange/amber...very nice lacing for the duration, swirling only adds to the clingy lacing on the glass. Very nice.

Caramel malts dominate the smell...followed by a light trace of pine and grapefruit.

Intriguing taste, starts off with the malt but finishes with a bit of orange/grapefruit finsh...bitter, but not in a a bad way. Certainly not the smoothest DIPA i've ever had, but a different and unique flavor to say the least.

Not as carbonated as i would like, but certainly does an admirable job of hiding the 9% abv. Gets a bit creamier as it warms too. I'd say this is a good and unique take on a DIPA.

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Photo of mtstatebeer
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle served in tulip glass. Pours a clear, orange-gold color with a fluffy, off-white head, lacing throughout. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, citrus, grapefruit, and a bit of spiciness. Flavor is caramel and toasted malts, citrus, grapefruit, grassy, pepper, and some alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium, plenty of residual sweetness, oily, and bitter. Good beer.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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Photo of jbphoto88
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A good start, hop rising pours clear and sunset orange out of a twist off 12 ounce bottle. The head is khaki and slightly weak showing but whats there is sticky and laces nicely.

Nose is dull. There is a hop aroma but it's weak for a IIPA. It's citrus scented but more like the pith then the actual fruit. Following the hops are a sweet yet small malt smell that isn't bad but not very big in character.

The tase is very middle of the road. A nice mix of grains and hops but again like the nose there is nothing that really has any personality. The hops have a nice bitterness and an ok orange blossom flavor. Slight for a IIPA if you ask me.

The mouthfeel is again middle of the road. It's got a healthy bitterness and nice carbonation but again nothing that's bold or overly impressive. A good in a pinch hop product but not one I would turn to for that bitter citruis fix us hop heads crave.

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Photo of hoplover82
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a hazy deep gold color with a small yet persistant white head that leaves excellant, beautiful lacing. Looks like it's bottle conditioned...

S-The smell has lots of fruit and caramel initially, and some resinous pine like notes too. But it's not a piney like simcoe gives, something else... but a rich caramel malty aroma for sure along with what I think is a fruity hop aroma, but it could be esthers from the yeast used, but I think it's the hop aroma that is fruity. This beer reminds me of Harpoons Laviathan IIPA.

T-The flavor was at first dissapointing after smelling the beautiful aroma. It was kind of a let down, but as it warms a little, the flavor really gets a little better. There are some harsh fusal alcohols, and a very slight astringency and kinda has oxidized a little. But that may just be the fusal note there, reminding me of cardboard. Ok, those are the negatives, here are some good things about the flavor, it's very malty in a slightly burned caramel way, and the hops are piney and woody, and also slightly citrusy too! A pretty complex hops flavor. Thumbs up!

M- Has a huge, creamy body that is sweet and almost cloying, I imo, would actually like more bitterness... Has a looong sweet caramel/resinous hop finish.

O-Overall, I liked the experience of drinking this beer, because it's a double ipa and hoppy and high in abv, and think it deserves a overall "good beer" review. It's hard to make a IIPA that is exceptional without any fusal alcohol... First beer from Squatters, so not a bad first.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
86 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.