The Squatters Hop Rising came from a recent Beer Bums meeting and I remember it being one of my favorites. It's a double IPA from Squatters Brewery (Pub) which may be new to Austin as I have never seen them before. It poured a hazy orange with a little bit of sediment or something floating around with an aroma of hops and some sweet toffee malts. The taste had an initial strong vanilla and toffee malt with grapefruit hops that gives way to some piney resinous hops on the back end. The piney hops lingered on my palate but was mellowed and smoothed out by the sweet malts. The Hop Rising was a wonderful introduction to Squatters and an overall excellent beer with a good creamy mouthfeel and dynamic flavor profile.
Squatters Hop Rising Double India Pale Ale