Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA
Utah Brewers Cooperative

Squatters Hop Rising Double IPASquatters Hop Rising Double IPA
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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #4,086
Ranked #20,896
3.86 | pDev: 10.88%
Utah Brewers Cooperative
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Squatters Hop Rising Double IPASquatters Hop Rising Double IPA
Notes: A mighty hop-lover's dream. Hop rising adds malty backbone to an intense Imperial IPA. This insanely smooth dry-hopped ale has everything: 9% ALC/VOL, 72 IBUs, and yes, thats our master brewer Jason Stock pitching in on the label.
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amshepar from Texas

4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poired a rich amber color with about a 1.5 inch off white color, almost like vanilla creme soda.

I got a berry, honey, and faint straw smell.

The texture is wonderful for a double ipa, and the bitterness is strong but not overpowering. Not a complex flavor profile but definitely is an American Style IPA.

Its a pretty good beer overall.

Aug 08, 2020
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wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber with yellow off white pillowy head. Aroma isn't that strong, orange and malt, sweet. Flavor is also restrained in hop character, with some malt and booze, light bitterness but not terribly sweet. Pleasant though. Medium to medium full mouthfeel.

May 02, 2020
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defunksta from North Dakota

3.02/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

*Drinking on 4/24/20 two weeks prior to the best-buy date which is 5/7/20*

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep, bronze-orange color with a white head. SRM of 12. Darker than most IPAs. (3.75)

Aroma: Near no fruit here. Strong aromas of herbs and with some pine. Hard to detect any fruit. Maybe some citrus. Mostly cardboard and herbs/pine. (3.00)

Flavor: Flavor follows with near no fruit. Just strong resinous and bitter herbs. Some pine. Definite cardboard. Finishes sweet and candied malt as expected. (2.75)

Feel: Heavy-bodied. Low to moderate carbonation. Finishes sweet and resinous with a crystal malt sweetness. (3.75)

Compared to Hop Rising Tropical IPA 4/24/20: Pours a slightly darker color with a smaller head. Milder aromas. More herbs, cardboard, and orange. Less fruit and tropics. Slightly more bitter with more carbonation. Winner: Tropical

Overall: Something really went wrong with this beer. Perhaps it was oxidized and old. I get a lot of herbs and old cardboard. Hardly any fruit. I haven't had beer this bad since an oxidized Voodoo Ranger I drain poured. This is as bad. Yes, it's slightly aged, but still two weeks prior to the best-buy date. If I find it more fresh and I have the courage I might try this one again. (Final Rating: 3.02)

Apr 24, 2020
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crispysdad from New Mexico

5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I know that I will probably get laughed at by the beer snobs on here......but I honestly cannot tell the difference between this and Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. They are both world-class in my book.

Mar 03, 2020
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detgfrsh from Texas

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a can marked enjoy by 5/30/20. Amber color with a finger of cream colored head. Not much smell, maybe a little pine. Medium body. Malt-forward taste with earthy and piney hops. Tasty!

Mar 01, 2020
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foolishus from Iowa

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

This has become my go to beer when the 12 pack option came to my local store I was very happy. Tastes great, smell is great, I don't really care about look or feel just taste good honestly and this Double IPA is absolutely outstanding.

Feb 03, 2020
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From old, undated notes. Had this on draft.

Clear dark orange color.

Nice white head; strong lacing.

Nice orange nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Taste is of tasty, mild oranges & grapefruit; bitterness is there but not overbearing.

A nice surprise.

Oct 09, 2019
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wejohnsn from Texas

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

its ok tasting for an IPA. not very biter tasting, not a lot of grapefruit or citrus peel. surprisingly smooth and bland tasting. picked this up at Twin liquors in Harker Heights, Texas

Sep 15, 2019
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the sleek new green can into a tulip. I miss the artwork, but I get it.

Pours slightly hazy and just a shade lighter than copper. An outstanding dense three-finger foamy head, which is remarkable for the ABV. The head retains well, giving way to excellent lacing as well. As good-looking a brew for the style--or any style--as I've seen in some time.

The aroma presents an initial swirl of bready malts and earthy and resiny hops, with a dollop of grapefruit and other citrus aromas in the background. Little if any booze on the nose, which is an accomplishment in and of itself. Subdued and simple but solid.

The brew hits the tip of the tongue with a fairly sweet malt presence, that gives way to earthy, and then piney hops in midstream. Highlights of citrus hit the palate at different points. The booze arrives here with a bit of a vengeance but not in a bad way. A bit of a metallic aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is good with strong carbonation.

Overall, a pretty DIPA that offers strong points but falls a little flat (but not badly so) in the flavor department

Jun 15, 2019
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jadpsu from Georgia

4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange with an amber tint. Copious, abundant off white head that has both excellent retention and excellent side glass lace.
AROMA: Sharp, acidic hops. Papaya, mango and citrus notes along with some yeasty dough breads
TASTE: This is excellent! Pine, citrus of grapefruit, mango and tangerine. The bread dough provides balance that makes
this a great double.
Not over the top, hop head strong but hops are strong and solid.
Finishes drying and warming.
The current 3.84 average on this terrific beer is a head scratcher. This beer deserves much better.

May 26, 2019
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DoreenAndDave from Maine

3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer is copper colored with a cream head. Slightly hazy. Some good lacing. Aroma is some tangerine and citrus hops. Taste is malt up front that very quickly gives way to a bitter orange finish. Mouthfeel is fine -- about what one would expect from a beer of this APV. Overall this is ok. It's a bit too mono-dimensional and overwhelmingly bitter orange for me.

Apr 06, 2019
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YoJimBoBrews from Colorado

4.52/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft Oskar Blues tap room. 10 oz $7.5. Tasty, big hitter! Honey’d nose & looks, bit of citrus on the pallet with nice viscosity & pleasant hoppy bite at finish. Good work Squatters!!

Mar 29, 2019
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium to dark copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate amber + dark golden yellow + brassy colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a small patch of thin film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of bready + toasted + caramel malts with light to moderate amounts of caramel sweetness. Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of pine + grassy + citrus/grapefruit pith + herbal hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of bready + toasted + caramel malts with light to moderate amounts of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of pine + grassy + citrus/grapefruit pith + herbal hops which impart a moderate amount of aggressive lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness and alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Drinks pretty easily considering the strength and the alcohol is relatively well hidden. Enjoyable in an old-school style West Coast DIPA with enough sweetness to decent balance out the hoppy bitterness.

Mar 25, 2019
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A; Deep gold with rich white head and very abundant lacing.
N: Pine, citrus, and malt.
T: Very pine forward with some citrus and nice malt, light dryness.
M: Solid bite, low ABV feel. Medium feel on this one.
O: Not a bad DIPA but a little too bitter, a little less bite and slight kick of citrus and this would be way better.

Feb 16, 2019
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep amber color. Big time carbonation. Gorgeous head. Fabulous aroma. Taste is letting me down some as it goes to the bitter side as opposed to the sweet side of most malty DIPA's deliver, but not to the extreme of bitter beer face. The lingering aftertaste is fine though. It is smooth and has nice lacing. Overall a good beer and I'd buy one again. Poured from a can dated Best By 12/01/18 so I will try to find more and revisit my review. "Good For What Ales You"

Jan 26, 2019
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a dark golden amber color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is massive of a tropical fruit smell with tons of papaya, mango, and tangerine. Along with these smells comes some doughy aromas as well as a good showing of a caramel. The hop aromas are mostly of a grapefruit smell, but also have some earthy and pine aromas mixed within as well, giving a sweet yet citrusy dank smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with the tropical fruit flavors that one sensed in the nose along with a rather doughy flavor as well. The hops are more subdued upfront with just some hints of grapefruit and pine hop flavors. As the taste advances the grapefruit gets quite a bit stronger and is joined by some grassy and earthy hop tastes. Some light lemon tastes as well as a rather strong caramel flavor come more toward the end, with a slight surge in the citrus and pine hop flavors one is left with a sweet and malty nicely hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is rather thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the doughy, fruity and hop flavors of the brew the feel is great, really accentuating to make a rich and robust sipper.
Overall – A tasty tropical double IPA. One to try if you have the opportunity.

Jan 02, 2019
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daliandragon from Maryland

3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had never seen this brew before I piced it up in a mixed twelver with three other independent brewers. Bright golden color with a reddish tint and impressive head and lace. Flavor is blasting west coast hops with a hard booze chaser and a lot of carbonation.

This is interesting, because while it is a very servicable DIPA, it does feel a bit archaic in its simplicity.

Dec 29, 2018
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Jacob_bartling from Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: copper color, weak head that disappeared. Some lacing

S: citrus notes, pineapple

T: bright taste, expansive, nice finish that didn't disappoint like I thought it might. Hop notes, not too much malt

F: light and bright for a double

O: a delightful double, heavy in abv but not in alcohol taste. Definitely would get again

Dec 24, 2018
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iguanodon from Utah

3.29/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

[Original rating 2012-09-02] Pours light Copper with an off wihte head that fades to nice lacing. Aroma is citrus and pine. Taste is sweet malt, bitter hops. Good balance.

Oct 03, 2018
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Snift_the_juice from Kansas

3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Nothing too special about this one besides the heavy abv. Looks wonderful and has a nice feel but the flavor is nothing to write home about. I will not be snifting this juice again.

Jun 13, 2018
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KLHBB from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bright cloudy goldenrod , graham cracker smell — surprising for an IPA. Strong hop taste balanced by malt. Grapefruit. Creamy, velvet feel. Overall yummy

May 25, 2018
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csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Just average. Tropical nose but not.iutstanding, middle flavours with little impact or balance. A bit hot from ABV with nothing bold to show for it. Would likely be better scaled back.

May 22, 2018
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barnzy78 from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, best by 07/08/18. Pours a brilliant deep copper color with a thick & foamy ivory head. Earthy, piney, and citrus hop aroma. Hop forward with a healthy malt backbone and notes of earthy pine, grapefruit & orange zest; big sweet caramel malt balances out bitterness. Full body, pleasant carbonation, quite resinous yet still a bit creamy. This is good! I was somewhat skeptical but it's got some great old school west coast DIPA flavors.

May 13, 2018
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sjdevel from Utah

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Some pine and citrus up front. Not very bitter - I expected more of a bite. Sweet and biscuity. It dries out a bit at the end. It is a decent DIPA - but definitely not my favorite.

May 12, 2018
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stevoj from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a little understated, was expecting a much bigger kick from both the hops and the ABV. That said, this is part of this beer’s charm, very smooth and drinkable for a DIPA. Lots of hop resin, almost sticky, clingy head with lots of lacing, more hop resin on the finish.

Apr 25, 2018
Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 1255 ratings