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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Utah Brewers Cooperative


Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 259 | Ratings: 1,125
Photo of Lorgeous
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thin amber color like Nordeast if you're from Minnesota. Clear at the site and doesn't have much of a head from what I've poured. If I didn't know any better by the looks of it I would think it was a Dos Equis Amber. Has a grassy hint to it. Pine tones are faint as are caramel. Hints of alcohol to the nose but nothing like other DIPAS. Generally a flatter tasting DIPA. Definite malt taste but not as hoppy is I'd like. Goes down smooth. A light IPA beer with more of a flat feeling in the mouth. Definitely dry. These can be dangerous as they are easy to drink.

O- This beer is a smooth double IPA. These will creep up on you quick with the 9% alcohol. They go down extremely smooth without much taste of the alcohol. At $10 a six pack they are one of the cheapest DIPAs I've seen. Not one of my favorite DIPAs I must say but it gets the job done.

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Photo of Radome
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark golden color and exceptionally clear. Dense off white head. Hoppy but indistinct aroma; malt is muted. Strong citrus hops flavors backed by sweet, bready malt. Strong hops bite in the finish, almost soapy. Medium body and carbonation; some alcohol presence. Overall a good DIPA.

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Photo of puck1225
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Clear golden orange with a white head and good lacing. A sweet slightly boozy smell. The taste is sweet and a bit piney. Overall, not bad.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 02/23/17:

Semi-opaque with chunky swirls or haze and flees. A metallic, orange-copper capped with orange tinted cream colored, foamy head with uniform bubbles apart from rocky upper surface. Great retention and lacing for the style. Resin, blend of tropical fruit, perfume aromas. Very perfumy and peppery palate, though plenty of tropical fruit in the background and lesser pine and caramel suggestions and a surprising strong lemon-drop finish. Fuller body, half sudsy and half spritzy, extremely warm.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a nice honey coloring with a small off white head. Showing low carbonation and a lot of lacing on the glass.
The smell was a lot of citrus and pine with some nice herbaceous notes.Getting a lot of hops coming out on the nose.
Taste is of sweet malts with a lot of hop bitterness towards the back of the mouth with some alcohol warming. The sweet of the malts and the hops were very well balanced on the taste.
This one has a medium mouth feel with a fairly thick finish to it.
Overall a very impressive beer with good malt to hop ratio. The hops were much more prevalent on the nose than on the taste. On the taste the hops were coming in more of just a bitterness at the back of the tongue. Maybe if we could see the hops pushed up just a touch.

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Photo of Tone
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong piney hops, alcohol, strong spicy hops, resin, and a hint of floral hops. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. There is also a slight bitterness and strong alcohol feel. Tastes of strong piney hops, alcohol, strong spicy hops, resin, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of floral hops. Overall, great appearance, aroma, and feel, with a good body and blend.

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Photo of DrQuantum
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a nice, if different IPA - no clue upon first opening of the bottle that this is a 9.0% ABV. Very drinkable, and pleasant version of an IPA. Excellent mouthfeel, and nicely hoppy. Citrus notes definitely present but not overpowering, and a hint of pineyness too that characterizes really nice IPAs. Definitely worth the price and I'll return to it again!

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Photo of JeffBlue
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4/24/16 (12oz bottle, Piper Down Pub, Salt Lake City) This was a step up from the Elephino Red Rock I had right before. Has all the character I love in an IPA

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Photo of Justkeepbrewing
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a bit flat with the head dissipating quickly. Smell is not to pronounced with some citrus and buttery malt notes. I really like the taste and feel of this beer which is nicely layered yet mild compared to other double ipa brews I've compared. Some orange, pine, floral, butter, biscuit taste. Slight metallic tinge after taste. Feels smooth and slightly oily on the tongue. Not much bad to say about this one. Worth a try!

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Photo of beerloverinmanila
4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Amber in color. Aroma is not that obvious but the taste is very good. I liked the bitterness upfront and sweet notes at the end of the palette. Not for the average beer drinker though.

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Photo of ColoradoPhil
3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

this is a true double IPA 9% kick. tastes good. lacks the richness of the world class IPA's Brewer is saying what the Hell?! It is good. I will not seek it out. sorry.

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Photo of MattinHouston
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best double IPA I have had in terms of smoothness, not too bitter, nice hidden kick with the abv. Smells a bit funky but I never noticed until writing this review. At $9 for a 6 pack nothing comes close. Try it I bet you'll like it if you like a mild IPA and a craft taste. My daily drink.

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

Somewhere in between yellow and orange this pours, thin 1/5" white head that while small, had good retention. Aroma was relatively high alpha acid bitterness c hops.

Taste was good, shelf life is good on these, this was already almost 3 months old when I had it once. Was still good and long lasting. Hides alcohol well, crystal malt there but not overdone. Bitterness substantial but not one dimensional.

Good format in 6 packs,

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Photo of SargeMcCluck
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours rose-orange with lovely, spongy lacing.

The smell has some enticing layers - there's definitely grapefruit, blood orange and yeast in there, but they are mostly background notes to pronounced aromas of wet pine and earth.

Taste is much the same, but I wouldn't let that put you off if you're not a big fan of those more astringent flavors. There are some caramel and biscuit notes to be had here, as well as a rather warm, enveloping mouthfeel. Still, a tad too much metallic bitterness, for my tastes.

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Photo of gman1602
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pretty decent Imperial IPA, reminds me of Oskar Blues Gubna which is high praise. Pours well, nice head and great lacing, nice smell but not as overpowering as I would love, taste is nice and balanced but still hoppy - pine resin and citrus, feel is nice and creamy, overall a solid little DIPA and for the price and ABV: just buy a sixer, you won't be disappointed!

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Photo of MLoxxer
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I poured this beer from a 12 ounce bottle which had an "enjoy by" date two months in the future,April 17, 2016. The head produced was small than I had hoped for and collapsed very quickly. What was produced did however leave some faint lacing on the glass. Color-wise this beer's liquid is a dark amber, which was not in the least bit hazy. The aroma was not as pronounced as I like in a doube IPA (Lagunitas Maximus is my standard). The flavor, while strong and fairly malty had a bit of a bitter aftertaste which I chalk up to the beer being past its prime. This was an okay beer, it might be better fresher or on tap.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can, on the bottom it says "enjoy by 4/03/16". Am greeted with some flavorful hop tones and a bit of malt for a really refined, just good smell. It wasn't exactly powerful of a smell however.

The pour is pretty, with a solid copper, slightly opaque and a good bubbly, lasting head. Smell begins to open up a bit as you drink the beer, always a sign of a complex badass brewski but quite toned down for such a badass beer. The mouthfeel is a nice, mildly bitter, tasty representation of the smell. Lacing was awesome looking after halfway through and for the rest of the beer, so many rings like the Lord Of.

Definitely a powerful drink, that 9% will take you out fairly quickly if you let it. Really wet finish to me or almost soapy clean very light astringenty clean. If you know what I mean. Haha. I recommend grabbing a sixer, the stuff is cheap like $9.00 with tax included. I am drunk. Cheers! One of my new favorites and a perfect kick in the ass with the alcohol content.

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Photo of core42
3.07/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A decent little double IPA with a bit of an odd nose but a nice bitterness on the palate without being overly so. Considering the price for a six pack of cans you can do worse

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Photo of Savan
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A Descent double and a hellz uv allot cheaper than hopslam! I poured this tasty beverage into a pint glass, it revealed a light amber hue and aromas heavily hopped. The taste seemed to me to be pine-sappy and slightly citrusy, for the ABV... it is quite smooth and easy finish overall, I give a good review for what I feel lives up to a style.... this certainly does and at a good bargain! Not as good as Mercenary but... good.... pretty good.

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Photo of akolb
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A rather malt-forward Double IPA. Definitely not a go-to Double IPA but it was a nice change, a little sweet a remarkably drinkable given the alcohol level.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has a surprising sweet maltiness that I've found in other double IPAs such as Dark Horse's Double Crooked Tree. It doesn't have the alcohol flavor that some of its peers have, which is a plus in my book.

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Photo of brianwsnyder
5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Checked into hotel (Springhill Suites) in N. Las Vegas about 1 am last Friday and this was one of two craft brew options from the fridge in the lobby (I don't recall the other). Wow, did it hit the spot after a long travel day! Great taste! Great feel. Well done!

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Matte photocopier label. Kinda cool.

A : A fair amount of head but nothing too intense. Served this one in a giant snifter so take it for what its worth. On top there lies a mossy head retention like gentle river foam. The body is a (90% opaque) dark scotch glow which basically tells me that this is one seriously huge tasting IPA. We will see, though.

S : Lots of plant, earth, herbal aromas. There's also a pleasant fruitiness to it, resembling honeydew melon and fresh cut cantaloupe. In fact after the head recedes that's mostly what I smell. I like it.

T : Very strong piney hop bite right out front, with a solid baked biscuit profile that lays a good foundation. The sharp hop quickly and almost instantly mellows softly into fruit, doing away with the piney flavors and morphing into soft melon. With each sip this beer gets easier to drink and actually more inviting. It ends pleasant and smooth and dare I say, deceptively sessionable. This could be a dangerous beer.

F : Largely resin-like, dry, maybe slightly oily. The mouthfeel is not substantial on this one, and relies on carbonation and crispiness to get its point across. An easy out, but it works. The finish is unremarkable and perhaps that's why it seems so easy to take another sip. Like I said, dangerous.

O : At 9%, this beer feels sessionable and has a great flavor to it based on biscuit and melon. I was expecting a total pine bomb, but I have been pleasantly surprised. If you get a six pack you might be speaking gibberish and making drawings with ketchup bottles before you realized what you did with all of those beers. I'd have it again.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "enjoy by" date 9-14-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear amber color with less than one-finger off-white head that quickly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there is moderate lacing on the glass, lighter carbonation as is appropriate for the style.

SMELL: sweet caramel, flowery, grapefruit and bread, well done, very pleasant to the nose.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel, bread, grapefruit and then a piney hop profile, the 9% ABV is very well disguised.

PALATE: medium body and lighter carbonation, somewhat creamy.

OVERALL: this is one of the better DIPA's I have had, most are too unbalanced or boozy, not this one, the malt bill is more pronounced giving this beer more balance than most in the style and the grapefruit is most prominent, I really enjoyed this and will definitely buy this again.

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Photo of JackieTH
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Deep golden beer topped with a khaki creamy foam. Smell is faintly citrus-pith, earthy and flowery. Taste is citrus pith, earth, grassy. At times oniony Mild to moderate bitterness. Substantial crackery-caramel even faintly chocolate malt backbone. Medium body. Lightly creamy feel. Okay DIPA but it's too grassy-oniony, heavily malted and not enough citrus/tropical for my taste.

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Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,125 ratings.
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