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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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Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Wasatch on 08-11-2009

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Photo of russpowell
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 3-12-15, so kind of near the end of desired time...

Pours a chill-hazed amber with 2 fingers cream colored head. Super lacing & above average head retention

S: Some breadiness & floral hops, then pineapple kicks in as this warms

T: Follows the nose, grapefruit rind as well up front, slight malty sweetness up front. Some pineapple, a little honey malt, grapefruit with a little lime & grassiness as this warms. Finishes, piney a little tropical & cakey, a little grassy

MF: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, great balance

Drinks so easy, would love to try this fresher, but I enjoyed it as it is. Would certainly buy again...

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Photo of InI
3.21/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Very drinkable and affordable double IPA with a good value. Alcohol is detectable in taste and aroma. Taste is piney, citrusy, boozey, bitter, then sweet malt on the finish although a little less bitter than I would expect. Nice head thick (I gave a bit hard of a pour) which held a miniscule ring throughout with moderate lacing. My favorite things about this beer are the upfront citrus notes, the mouthfeel, and abv. This isn't the most complex DIPA by no means but it gets the job done and is an excellent beer for the price.

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Photo of awayne56
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite DIPA but good enough I keep buying more.It tastes good, but very safe, it doesn't challenge my palate the way my favorites do.
L: Pours a fairly clear clean copper/orange color, with a very thin head that dissipates very fast leaving lacing.
S: Very faint citrus hop aroma.
T: Not a lot of taste going on. A little too malty for my taste. Initial bitterness quickly overrun by malty sweetness, but a very dry bitter finish which I like.Pine dominates the hop impression.
F: This may sound strange, there is a fairly heavy mouth coating sensation, low carbonation and noticeable alcohol burn that numbs the gums.
Although not my favorite DIPA, it is in my rotation because it is affordable, available, and boozy. It may fall out of the rotation in the summer but I want it on these cold winter nights.

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Photo of Brack24
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great Hoppy bear for non Hop Heads. Initial citrus burst with smooth hop flavor with a nice bitter aftertaste. Beer is very hazy; look does not do justice for the taste. Overall a great beer.

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Photo of rjplumer
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A sweet grapefruit like aroma. . Orange and ruby clear body. Head thins out a laces the glass nicely. Strong bitterness upfront. Has a light fruit and caramel malt balance. Finishes clean and refreshing for something this strong. I’ll be happy to have this one anytime.

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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
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 +10.8%
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 -8.7%
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 +8.7%
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 -1.1%

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 +18.7%

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 +18.7%

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 -1.1%

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 +5.8%

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 +25.3%

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 +12.1%

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%
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 -1.3%
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 +1.8%
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 +11.1%
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 -1.1%

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 +12.1%

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 -4.2%

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 -14.2%
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 +0.5%
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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