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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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very good

242 Reviews

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Reviews: 242
Hads: 1,013
Avg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 23
Gots: 226 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative
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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 ParnellJoseph1138
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a dark blonde that delivers a spice but then you get a distinctive grapefruit, citrus taste. The hops give the beer a certain amount of bitterness but then again it's double IPA. However, it transitions well and finishes clean.

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Photo of JoshWXST
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

WOW I don't care for hoppy beers, yet despite being a double hop this beer is very drinkable. Careful this beer is 9% so a six will cost you a little more but you won't taste the alchohol.

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Photo of snilsen13
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Hazy and a thin head with lacing.
Smell is boring. Boring. My nose must be busted.

The flavor is the shining beacon of this beer and it is boozy. You don't get many dIPA that leave enough room for those alcohols to add their lovely touch, but with this one the late flavor, after a mild hop bite (pretty mild), there's a great boozy grain flavor with mild sugar-sweetness. The result is something complex, something to sip on. It make me forget the dull smell. Game on.

I give it an extra high overall score b/c at my liquor store it is priced like a standard beer but its a solid double. That is worth points. If it was priced like a double, drop the overall to a 3. If only there was a nose. Bottle labeled as "enjoy by 3/16/15" - did that.

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Photo of gonzo000
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So smooth for a double - wow. Look is a sunrise orange. yellow if glass is thin. Head is 2 fingers and settles to .33 inches. Smell is wonderful - blend of citrus and flower. Taste is out of this world for a 9.0 ABV. Where did they hide the alcohol. Warming sensation going down and so smooth in the mouth. Excellent beer. Will revisit.

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Photo of rorjets
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Sent to me by my son in Texas. Poured from a can into a glass, this DIPA had a nice foamy head, with plenty of lacing as the glass was emptied. Amber color, a bit on the red side. Dry hopped, with 72 IBUs, and measuring in at 9% abv.

The aroma was a bit piney with some sweetness coming thru. On the first sip, some hop notes, a little malty sweetness then a quick bitter taste. On the back end there was a minimal alcoholic burn, but overall this beer is very well balanced.

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Photo of B-J-B
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

One of my favorite examples of the style. So flavorful and yet still balanced. Not an astringent bitterness, but a floral, citrus, and pine experience that pairs well with the malt sweetness.

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Photo of msandoval858
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

I'll admit this one is a tad thing for a DIPA, but the flavor profile does it justice. The aroma does not have the punch of some of my favorite doubles but the notes of pine and fruit create a really well balanced flavor that is just so enjoyable. Great balance of sweet and bitter that works so well. This one is a staple in my beer fridge. At 9%, canned in six packs at a hell of a price, this one is a winner!

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Photo of ColdOneKev
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

A - Dark gold, almost reddish. White head leaves heaby lacing.
S - Hop heavy of course. Pine resin, some earthy notes, grass. Light caramel.
T - Little bit of the malt sweetness before the hop bitterness lands.
M - Medium body (which feels thin for a DIPA) Medium carb. Moves over the palate. Bitterness doesn't linger.
O-Surprisingly drinkable for a double. Well put together. Happy to have tried.

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Photo of martyl1000
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%

Certainly not bad. But kind of thin for a IIPA, like Dirtwolf. And not getting much in the rather mild aroma. And there isn't the wonderful ripe-fruit sweetness of Dirtwolf. There's also an aftertaste of bright ethanol that blunts what IIPA-goodness came before it. Definitely a nice, bready grain.

Wait, wait. Actually, as it warms, it's getting a lot better. A bigger malt sweetness has emerged to counter the astringent aftertaste. I'm gonna raise my original score (3.75).

The aroma is still really not good.

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Photo of NickBoyer
4.75/5  rDev +25%

I have consumed this nectar from the gods’ dozens, if not hundreds of times. So maybe I figured I would write a review. Firstly, some of the reviews here that came in under a 4 – I automatically assume that you are part of ISIS, or un-American. This is without a doubt, one of the top 5 beers I have had to date. Most craft beer “snobs” would not know a good IPA if it slapped him in the liver. Firstly, for some reason here in South Dakota the glass bottles are cheaper than the bottles. I poured out of the glass bottle for this; It pours a very light orange color with a bright white head, the head stays throughout the duration of the beer and lacing is great. The Aroma didn’t quite slap me with hops as expected out of most (double) IPA’s where as you have a pine/grassy/grapefruit smells. After tastes are Carmel and a very apparent malt after taste. They nailed this double IPA, not bitter but smooth. Carbonation is perfect throughout the entire beer. As a warning this beer hits the scales at a whopping 9%ABV- Know that polishing off a 6er of this will incapacitate you for a bit. We have all been young and grabbed that $2.00 tall boy of “high gravity” in our younger days that tasted like a mix between ethanol, nail polish remover, gonorrhea and your worst headache. Squatters Double IPA I would venture to say is the grown up high gravity for people who don’t want to punish their liver with old English. I will reiterate, three of these sets me just right after a long day of work, more than 3 getting up early is more of a chore anymore. I have tried numerous other DIPA beers and only other beer that has come close has been Rogue’s Brutal IPA.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Nutty biscuit nose with some citrus. Pours bright orange with a slight haze under a yellow tinted 1” white head that dissipates fairly quickly. The palate begins with biscuit, a hint of nuts, fruit – orange and then melon followed by a hint of lemon ending with a citrusy bitter finish that lingers. Medium carbonation and body with a finish tending towards dry. 9% alcohol not very noticeable.

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Photo of JohnIrving
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had it fresh multiple times from bottle and can. Pours copper with a 2 finger white head. Smells fruity. Tastes more resinous than fruity. Big sticky body. Sharply bitter and long finish. This is a sipper for sure. Since I've had it so often as Squatters is local to me, I have found it to be an awesome brew to have when settling in for something that takes an hour or more, such as a long reading session or watching sports. If it's winter, even better, because the high alcohol adds a pleasant warming experience. I love and highly recommend trying this brew.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: 4.0 - Lovely copper color with a small but dense head.
S: 3.75 - Lots of grapefruit-citrus hop aroma.
T: 3.75 - Hmm, did I call the hop variety wrong? The taste (which is highly, bracingly bitter) seems more resiny than citrus. It can't cover up the heavy malt, though, which is a major component and seems sweeter at the finish. Definitely warming as well, after a few drinks.
M: 3.5 - Quite heavy and thick.
O: 3.75 - Nothing special in this crowded market of DIPAs, but a decent sipping one.

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Photo of TBoneJones
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange-copper body with a creamy -looking white head of sticky lacing.
Smells like juicy orange/lemon rind, with some grapefruit, and malts.
Tastes good enough, in a bitter syrupy orange rind kind of way. Initially I felt like hop profile took a background to the bread. But not so. It's just a citrus-centered, hop-intense DIPA with a bitter zing and a malt backbone. The alcohol does pop through, and this ends a bit dry as well as puckering. Standard stuff, but still tasty.

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Photo of kkleu357
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Dark yellow orange body with a nice cream head. Citrus hop aroma with a mild earth smell. Thick creamy mouth feel. Taste bitter citrus with a slight sweet aftertaste. This is pretty good. Better than expected.

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Photo of Smitt
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Poured from bottle into Mason Jar. Orangish Red, 7/10 clarity, Smell: lively hop, honey and burned malt. Taste: hops are upfront and alcohol kicks in as it sits. I had a can previously and for some reason the bottle tastes better. The can's date was close to expiration (maybe this was a difference). Too much alcohol for me. I like the black and white picture label with khaki background better than the color one in the picture.

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Photo of scotorum
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Fun label photo of a bearded farmer spearing a giant hop cone with a long pitchfork.

Enjoy by 11/10/14. Possibly three and a half months old.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Tree House tulip pint.

a: Clear amber with a finger thick white head which receded to patchy surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Pretty strong citrus and resin.

t: Citrus and resin up front over a medium biscuit malt base, followed quickly by a sharp hop bite, bitterness at the back of the mouth and alcohol throat burn. Bitterness and burn linger at the back of the mouth and throat. High ABV is covered except for the throat burn.

m; Medium with strong carbonation tingle.

o; A pretty high octane DIPA all the way, yet surprisingly easy drinking. As the bottle label says, "A mighty hop-lover's dream." Feels even hoppier than the 72 IBUs. Bought one bottle at the Westford Craft Beer Cellar because I had not seen it before and it was only $2, good price for a DIPA, especially one this good.

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Photo of cbutova
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%

Bottle reviewed last night with Best By: 11/15/14. Also consumed at the Squatters Pub in SLC in July, both times it tasted just about the same.

A- Fairly cleared out golden pour from the bottle to a snifter. A small white cap to under a finger with frothy consistency. Decent head retention and mostly just spotty lace.

S- Hops are the bulk but plenty of grains in the backdrop. Intense grapefruit, dried pineapple, pine and spicy hops. Pale caramel and fresh cracked grains.

T- Aggressive citrus peels like grapefruit and orange with resionous pine hop notes coming in with an edge. Quite malty for modern standards but the hops are aggressive enough to make it work.

MF- Medium to thick bodied overall consistency with a creamy and foamy texture. Carbonation falls at a fairly high level with a mediumly high bitter finish.

A malty example of a Double IPA but it reminds me a bit of Swamp Head 101010 because it works while displaying those grains.

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Photo of Andyyyyyy
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a bad beer and is palatable but not to my personal liking. It has a very thick syrupy feel in the mouth. Smell(in a can) was too sweet for me. Taste was not hoppy enough for a double ipa. And lacks bitterness which I like. I would not write it off as a bad beer but I feel it does not live up to traditional double ipa standards. I'll have to try it in a glass to see how it taste on draft.

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Photo of KFBR392
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with a bold orange color. Finger worth of head on the pours which settled in but was present while drinking. Mild active carbonation, a touch low for the style.

Smell: A big saturated citrus front greets the drinker. Slight herbal notes are complimented with straw and prairie grass. Semi-sweet caramelized body fits in very well with the hop profile.

Taste: Medium bodied fruits greet the drinker. A potent pine and prairie grass body really pops. Tangerines, saturated oranges, and grapefruit pull the hop profile through. Finish is sweet malts with linger heavy fruit and a touch of bitter pine.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is a touch lighter which really allows the sweetness of the malt profile to come through.

Overall: There are plenty too many of these big malt forward IPAs out there. This one sets itself aside but giving a full hop profile with plenty sweet malts. A great local Utah brew, certainly worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of Phocion
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I pulled this out of a $1 grab bag (box if you want to split hairs) at a local liquor store. I was expecting to find something cheap, awful, or out-of-date, but lo and behold I got a DIPA I have never tried before. Live review. 12 oz. can with a best before date of July 14th (about three weeks away). Pours into a standard shaker pint a hazy light amber with a thick, frothy, and very retentive beige head and a substantial amount of lacing. This is a very, very beautiful beer.

Aroma is massive pine resin. A little catty and grassy. Just a touch of orange, but little otherwise in the way of citrus. A bit of biscuit and musty yeast. Alcohol noticeable but not overpowering.

The flavor is very clean. Piney and grassy hops, but relatively little perceived bitterness. Bready/biscuity malts are subtle, but detectable. A little bit of orange rind, but this seems to be more likely from the yeasty esters than the hops. Surprisingly balanced, and surprisingly mellow (well, as far as DIPAs go). Alcoholic flavors are mostly, but not completely hidden.

Slightly oily/resiny mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation and a medium body. A bit of alcoholic warmth, but very subdued for a 9%er.

Overall, this was a very pleasant surprise, especially for the whopping buck I paid for it. This thing is a 9% DIPA? Hard to believe. Very well-balanced, clean, and dangerously drinkable. I likely will avoid this in the future, not because it's bad, but only because I could see trying to session this, which would inevitably result in disaster. It's no Pliny, Exponential Hoppiness, Hopslam!, etc., but it's still an excellent DIPA. Whether you're a hophead or not, give this one a shot.

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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.

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Photo of Mdog
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Gold, good head.

Smell: Citrus, pithy.

Taste: Mildly sweet, floral note. Moderate body. Finishes with a strong citrus bitterness. Very balanced DIPA.

Overall: I've seen this in Minnesota but bought it in Nebraska. Double IPA in a 6 pack of cans for $10, not bad. The beer is solid, but unspectacular. Hoppy but balanced with plenty of sweetness.

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Photo of jlindros
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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

Pretty good looking, golden in color, once the head settled down it kept about a quarter inch on top and left nice lace.

Flavor and aroma are a nice blend of hoppy, fruity, and malty. The hops have a fruity, earthy quality and bitterness is soft. The malt backbone is ample and gives a semblence of balance not usually associated with the IIPA style. I had to do a double-take when I saw 9% because it's not very evident.

Body is surprisingly thick and chewy, with a smooth carbonation. Overall it's a well done and enjoyable beer that I'll certainly buy again.

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Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
86 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.