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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

728 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 15
Gots: 78 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative visit their website


Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 08-11-2009)
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Photo of Wrex68
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Wrex68, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says Born On: 06/04/13

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing slides quickly down the glass.

S- Initially fruity hop aroma quickly turns sweet and boozy. The citrus notes that are there include tangerine, peach and pineapple but, like I said, are short-lived once the alcohol and sugary malt jump in. Slightly fumey.

T- Flavor also exhibits more of a sweet malt backbone rather than letting the hops shine. Yeah, the bitterness is there, but there's not much character to it. Alcohol is decently hidden but there's not much else going for it.

M- Sharp and dry with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Not a bad DIPA but I probably won't be revisiting.

Immortale25, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Shawnspl, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Phillyz, Aug 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

sooner961, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Rand_ale_Thor, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Eric908, Jul 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Gonzoillini, Jul 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Texasfan549, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

natethamac, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Kerrie, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

mbw314, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Boosnell, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

zeff80, Jul 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

kwkdmk, Jul 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

MAUEX_MFA, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Schmuckles, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

tbryan5, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Drknight, Jul 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

doremite, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of lyman77
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Copper colored with a typical head - not overly lacy or dense. Smelling it gives you a sense that it is a "big beer" with a lot going on - like it packs a punch. Not so much of the citrus fruit thing happening.

First sip I found that the malt actually hits you first, followed by the hops. It is quite malty in fact, though not overly sweet. Just enough structure to match the prevalent hops. The hop character is aggressive and a bit piney - though there is a bitterness it plays well against the toasty malt.

Make no mistake, this is a heavy beer. Certainly not a session brew. It says 9% abv but it tastes like it could be higher. In fact, I would say the booziness of this beer is its downfall. If you're into that, check it out. Personally it's not in my regular rotation but I could see myself getting some in the fall if I'm in the mood for a big beer.

lyman77, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

KCAS81, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Zbeetleman, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

einman, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

bebopgun, Jul 07, 2013
Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
86 out of 100 based on 728 ratings.