July 29, 2014

Hop Rising

B- / 3.0
Squatters Hop Rising

Big hop, big malt, big beer. One of the most aggressive beers ever released in Utah, Hop Rising a double India Pale Ale, clocks in at 85 IBU’s and 9% alcohol. We use three different malts to create enough flavor to perfectly balance three varieties of hops, then, because we can’t help ourselves, we dry-hop it; resulting in an amazing two pounds of hops per barrel! The combination of robust malty flavors and huge hop bitterness provide a well-balanced beer; a hop lover’s dream.

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Reviews of Hop Rising

Review by Aaron D. Campbell on October 17, 2010

B- / 3.0

Appearance – Clear amber, thick dense head with a slightly yellow tinge.

Smell – Pine and citrus hops, sweet roasted malt, and a hint of alcohol.

Taste – Pine and citrus, balanced with a sweet malt. Bitter, but not as bitter as expected with 75 IBUs. Finishes with more citrus

Mouthfeel – Medium to light body with good carbonation.

Drinkability – The balance seems off a little. It’s not bad, but it’s not nearly as good as others in it’s class. Consider trying something like Breckenridge’s 471 IPA (Small Batch)