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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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Squatters Hop Rising Double IPASquatters Hop Rising Double IPA

Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative


Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Wasatch on 08-11-2009

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1/5  rDev -74%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

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2.34/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass

Appearance-Copper body, off white soapy head, poured 6oz agressively and got about a half finger. Very nice sticky lacing.

Smell-Extremely sugary and sweet. Sweet malts, not too much hop aroma. A sugary, messy, aroma.

Taste-Even worse, sugary mess. Just too sweet on too many levels. As it warmed up the booze came through and made it even worse.

Mouthfeel-Really coats the mouth, very sticky. Medium bodied with very little carbonation.

Overall-Just a mess of a beer, could barely suck down 6oz.

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2.44/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the brewpub in the spring. From notes.

A: Pours reddish-amber with orange highlights. Light haze. Finger's worth of off-white foam on top of the brew. Some lacing.

S: Grapefruit hops, cloves.

T: Grapefruit citrus, light caramel malt, a touch of biscuit. Pretty tasty for a 4%er.

M: Medium-bodied. Good carbonation.

D: Wound up getting a pint of this and enjoying it... Compared to the other offerings at the pub (and in the general area), it was a star. Compared to anything else in the nation? Meh.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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2.51/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Source/Serving: 12oz. Bottle

Smell: Crisp orange soda, some wet stale wood, stale raspberries.

Taste: Very dry for a DIPA, interesting. Bitter orange juice drizzled with caramelized brown sugar. Bitter and dry orange in the middle with a spicy edge and some alcohol warmth. Finish is dry, citrus peel, and some alcohol notes.

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2.63/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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2.64/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

At 9% ABV, this must be a beer that makes most in Utah freak out. 12 ounce bottle taken to go by the recommendation of the bartender at Freakin Frog, on to the beer:

My Falke chalice will take the honor of holding this beer tonight. Clean bodied, pale orange color with a tight creamy head on top. Leaves some thin, but creamy lookin' lacing. The aroma is quite muted for the style. A touch clean, malt sugars, cheesy, only a little hoppiness.

Its taste isn't bad, but it sure seems like it's missing a few things. There are subtle notes of pineeapple, but it's missing even moderate flavors of hops. There's some resin, which marks the spot of previous hops' lives. I'm getting bored here. At least the alcohol is masked well.

Well, Hop Rising DIPA gets a moral victory just for being over that dreaded 4.0% ABV line. It's possible that the hops melted as this beer sat in the cooler of Freakin Frog, but how long would I know if there's no "bottled on" date?

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2.65/5  rDev -31%
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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2.7/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with one finger of white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Floral handsoap, sweet dark citrus, and buttermilk. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins dry, with strong carbonic acid that overpowers mixed citrus and pine hop aromatics. Acidity extends into the middle, tapering off somewhat, while raw pale malt is soft and refined. A boozy flavor is also detected before the finish, where moderate bitterness is disjunct aside honest caramel.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer has problems with some of its sensory qualities, giving the impression at first that it is a DIPA made by folks who either hate the style or don't understand it. The good news is that it has the ability to partially recalibrate the palate, making the troubled areas less obvious over the course of the glassful.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.78/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours orange golden with a white head. Aroma is floral, perfume, orange marmalade, toasted bread. Flavor allows a touch more citrus to show itself with some pine in the finish, but pretty much follows the aroma. Medium bodied, somewhat active mouthfeel. Overall, not into this at all. If it wasn't $9 a pint (damn Las Vegas strip prices) I would not have finished this one. Will not touch it again

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2.83/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not bad for an ipa. Had a 12oz bottle while in Vegas.

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2.85/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed dark orange color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and a decent amount of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Lots of citrusy hops with plenty of orange. Unclean bready maltiness with lots of caramel. Hints of acetone.

2.5 T: Citrusy hop flavor with notes of tomato paste. Lots of bready yeastiness that dominates along with hop bitterness. Caramel in moderate amounts. Need to be cleaner.

3.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Not particularly creamy with too much chewiness.

2.5 D: It's not that bad, but in a world with so many great DIPAs, this doesn't make the cut of average.

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2.88/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had from a can. Slight metallic taste, decent hop aroma, powerful (yet not in a pleasant way) taste. hops and metal come to mind, some earth.

A decent beer for when your just hanging out walking the Vegas strip (haha)

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2.93/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Tom for getting me this one. Born on 6/27/11. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a very nice orangeish-gold color with about a half-inch of white head that typical retention and medium lacing.

The aroma had a very nice piney hop scent upfront, with some malt sweetness and a bit of alcohol in the background. On the tongue the alcohol dominated the front with an unpleasant bitterness in the middle towards the back. There was some citrus in the background, along with some malt stickiness.

The body was on the thin side of average for the style. Drinkability suffered due to the bitterness, alcohol flavors and sticky finish. Overall, an averageish example of the style. Worth trying if you see it, probably not worth seeking out.

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2.95/5  rDev -23.2%
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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