Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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86
very good
1,134 Ratings
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Squatters Hop Rising Double IPASquatters Hop Rising Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative

utahbeers.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,134
Reviews:
263
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
287
For Trade:
1
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Photo of huthuty
4.59/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

As an experiment I got both a bottle and a can as I haven't tried anything in a bottle and a can side by side, I'm only doing one review for both but I'll note any differences I notice.
Pours deep amber with a thin medium head
The smell is balanced of hops and malt with a sharp burn of alcohol
The taste is of bitter hops and alcohol, I can feel the hair growing on my chest as I write this

As for the difference between bottle and can, the can just seems to have preserved better, very very slight stale aroma in the bottle one

This is a solid double, not too hoppy, but 9% all the less allowing the hops to bring a relieving finish after the burn of alcohol

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Photo of Brob245
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can.
Enjoy by 10/27/17

Something interesting and good going on from what I get when smelling the can.

It has a nice creamy mouthfeel, and great flavor.

I am impressed with this double IPA. It's gooooood. For $8 a six-pack, this beer is a bargain.

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Photo of Lukass
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garymuchow
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sweet fruit with a real earthy hop character.
Cloudy amber with gold/red and a thick and dense off-white head that took awhile to show and showed some nicely sticky lacy qualities.
A nice mixed sweetness up front with some fruit noted. Hop flavor is largely earthy again and the malty sweetness helps round this out. Light on the overall bitterness although it grows with warming and time.
Not a slick body. A little bigger than moderate. Hints of alcohol. Smooth enough carbonation.
Thanks Jason.

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Photo of Kayakguy
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moundbz
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scream
3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked this up today on a whim at a local store. Overall to me it seems like an IPA rather than a double. It has a 9% abv but there is not much going on here. Hops are not what I would expect in a DIPA. Taste is OK, just not exciting.

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Photo of jsmith313
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 rsuarez1982
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of talbotjf99
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hawkssb04
2.63/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Buster
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nuro0101
4.41/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Montanabeerz
3.32/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bkoenig641
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bwbetts
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of speedlimit7
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 OUJayhawk1799
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Squatters Hop Rising Double IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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