Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Squatters Full Suspension Pale AleSquatters Full Suspension Pale Ale

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182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kmpitz2 on 11-20-2004)
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Reviews by TheLongBeachBum:
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 ounce bottle, sneaked out from a Six-Pack and purchased as a single. Sealed with a crown cap which has the words ‘Squatters Beer’ in black text. Main label has a picture of a Dude riding a Mountain Bike underneath the words ‘Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale’, and listed as ‘Unfiltered’. Listed at 4.0% ABV. Neck label has the same style and colors as the main label. The label also states that this beer has no additives or preservatives.

Appearance: Intensely cloudy, punchy vibrant tangerine body with fleshed peaches. Massive off-white head, thick, foamy and crunchy. Nice lacing throughout. High levels of dissolved carbon dioxide reinstate a thick creamy head with a gentle swirl.

Nose: Pungent grapefruits, orange, fruits and a yeast nature in the background.

Taste: Clean start, pineapple sharpness and a grapefruit hop nature. Oranges and lemons sit in and amongst the middle. Yeasty ending with a raw nature and a woody feel.

Mouthfeel: Moderately average body with a tannic dryness. Fruity nature with a thick background and a feel that projects its unfiltered nature.

Drinkability: This one is a very enjoyable libation, fruity and hoppy with a dangerous aspect to it. The grapefruit and pineapple punches nicely against the drier malt base. Light and airy. I could handle a few of these all too easily I think.

Overall: Impressive stuff considering the strength. A nice brew, much better than the earlier Squatters IPA which I tried.

More User Reviews:
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown with a freshness date.

LOOK: Clear pale copper color, bubbly with a good trail of lacing ont the glass

SMELL: Citric, herbal, grassy, faintly yeasty, biscuity, ripe apricots, hint of esters

TASTE: Orangey hop, some bitterness, smooth, caramel, softly toasted biscuits, wet, nutty yeast, very dry finish

Very well balanced and an easy quaff, a decent example of the style.

Photo of mattster
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opened 12. Fluid ounce bottle, poured into Nonic Glass.

Poured a nice low head atop a brown hazy brew.

Smell very hoppy with hints of pine and some citrus. Taste is nice, not as hoppy as nose. Citrus and malts play together well, nice finish.

Nothing amazing, but a nice beer.

Photo of magictrokini
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A dry pale ale. Clear copper pour, light white head. Floral hop aroma, but in very light quantities. Light taste without much malt. The hops only nip at you, and its a little watery. The malt is the same, pale and weak. Kind of an IPA-lite. Squatters is off my list.

Photo of Hugh37
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.88/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Cool orange color, thought the color would be so much lighter. Developed a thick, long lasting off white head on it, about 1" in depth. Aroma was lacking in the hops department, but landed squarely in caramel range. A treat to those who want a malt centered aroma pale ale, a disappointment for those who want more of an aromatic hop experience.

Taste, lots more of the caramel and a slight hop bitterness vibe that contributes hardly anything in the taste aspect of a hop. The malt flavor is still toasty, and lighter than one would expect to create such an impressive orange color throughout the beer's life. The yeast has kind of a chewy/sticky on your teeth vibe going.

This is like a pale ale for those who are against hops and alcohol. I think the mild toastiness and the malt flavor is what saves this, but it isn't exciting, and the flavor it does have going for it is not what I want to be the 'star' of the show, I'd rather it be in a supporting role.

Photo of schoon
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Squatters- Full Suspension

Thanks to Wasatch for this 1.

A- Cloudy Orange with a foamy heavy lacing head.
S- Big citrus hops and caramel malt.
T- Again big citrus, Grapefruit and lemon with an equal balance of caramel malt. Slight touch of green hops.
M- Sweet and citric fruits up front with a sweet malt base. A touch of lemony bitterness in the end.

Overall- Very good, hoppy Pale Ale. My first Utah beer and a big thumbs up!

Photo of hsus0225
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of cokes
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Murky tangerine in color, or maybe just muddy golden-tan. The head is modest, then retreats in full, leaving sheets of lace.
Bright and almost resinously hoppy orange-wintergreen-ganja aroma, backed with traces of toasty malt.
Enters with that toasted maltiness, turning eventually towards raw grain. It nearly enters an astringent realm as peanut skins take over, but are drown out with orange rinds and pressed flowers. Hops, while still featured, lack a bit of brightness, clarity, and forwardness from the nose. Still, it works well.
Light body with moderate carbonation. Obviously, the local laws prohibit this from being bigger, and the body does suffer some from it, but not fatally so. It a way, it may benefit in part, because this lightness along with it's modestly assertive good-ol'-pale-ale characteristics makes this a perfect sessioner, and ravenously gulpable.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Full Suspension is a decent beer and one of the better offerings from this brewery. The color did not appeal to me, it was a cloudy light copper but had a decent white head that laced well. The nose carried pine and citrus and hints of spice. The taste started with pine and citrus flavors then turned dry on the pallet which to me turned the flavor to a slight spice. The mouthfeel was fine and could handle a coupel of these without issue. Certainly worth a try.

Photo of houseofmud
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tempest
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Porcupine outside SLC. Served in a pint glass.

Aside from a hazy appearance, there's nothing really off on this beer. In fact, my hat is off to Squatters on this one. They're pushing the limits of what Utah beer can be and it reminds me of a less subtle Surly Bitter Brewer. Juicy citrus hops dominate this beer with fresh, dry-hop subtley that reminds me of sniffing hops pellets at my homebrew shop. Yum. There's a slight malt background for balance and a moderately strong bitterness. Worth trying just to see what there's guys can do with only 4.0% abv.

Photo of russpowell
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from Wasatch, cheers John!

Pours a chill hazed amber with 1 finger of beige head. Above average lacing & head retention

S: Citric hops aplenty & some pears & apples as this warms

T: Citric hops & biscuitty malt up front, plus some herbal hops & hints of apples. Grapefruits, a bit resiny hops, dryness &a touch of apple peel & breadyness as this warms. Finishes crisp, with a little juicyness

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation, pretty good balance

Drinks easy, a really good APA to session on, a solid APA

Photo of lawlerj
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass. Consumed on my front porch in the early afternoon.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber with a nice white head. Decent lacing.

Aroma: Citrusy hops on the nose is what I get first, with a touch of bready sweetness in the background. There's a bit of earthy/resiny hop aroma in there as well.

Taste: The resiny hop flavor is more up front on the palate. Some fruit, but not much in the way of malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Not much to say here.

Overall: This was an OK beer - I liked the hop profile, but wanted more malt to balance it out. Nice for drinking on the porch on a warm afternoon.

Photo of TylerHagler
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of IMPERALEVERYTHIN
2.58/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance: Good carbonation, head faded fast, Light copper, slightly hazy

Smell: oxidized hops and faint pine

Taste: Cheese, salt, slight bread with a good underlying malt finish

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied

Drinkability: Drinkable, but a pass for me

Poured at about 45F

Born on: 2/9/11

Used burgundy style glass

Photo of evilkorova
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of RandyKemka
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of the last of the Utah beers I had left to try. I am really knocking out a ton of beer from a state I had not had anything from before! Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 02/02/2009.

Good pour here with a nice mellow amber color to it. Nice head of white that reached a height of around two inches before settling back down into nothing, nice side glass lacing here as well.

The aroma was a bit light. Decent hops up front with some light grain and a smooth, malty middle. The flavor was crisp, clean, and again nice and light. Well carbonated with a nice light hop hit up front that settled down into a light and very well balanced pale ale. Very drinkable with a smooth finish, this one was something I could easily have another of. Not half bad at all.

Photo of HotterThanHell
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First beer that I've had by these guys. Love the unfiltered look of the brew.

Smell is mostly citrus with some malt character making it through a bit. Nice lacing and head retention. Can you say Grapefruit?

Taste is hoppy, with again the citrus prevalent on the ront and the back end. Like the smell there is some malt character floating around as well.

As the beer warmed a bit, the taste improved and the citrus stepped it up a notch.

A good beer, mostly because it is different than most and a nice change at that. Stands out, not great, but good.

Prosit!

P.S. Booking my flight to Oktoberfest tonight. See ya in Munich TTU94 and Ungespundet!!!

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Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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