Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative
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Reviews by cvstrickland:
3.8/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Twistoff-topped 12-ounce bottle courtesy of kickass trader Wasatch; a mountain biker on a bitchin' black-and-white Cannondale thrashes the side of a craggy mountained label...
At a tick cooler than cellar temperature, Full Suspension opens with a hefty hiss of carbonation and pours a huge gout of fine off-white foam with a sliver of bright golden copper brew beneath. Four ounces fills my SA shaped pint glass to near-overflowing, so I dick around for awhile, waiting for the head to recede, adding a couple of ounces at a time, achieving the same foamy level, time and again nearly breaching the turbulated rim. When I finally get it all in the glass, this Squatters brew actually looks damned fine. A dash of sediment from the final tip of the bottle darkens the color and hazes the drink quite a bit. The great cloudlike clot of foam atop the brew melts slowly and slides fluffy 3-D rings down the sides of the glass.
The aroma is snappy and stickily greenly herbal with a whiff of green grass and peppery spice.
The taste is mild and toasty with a sprinkle of crushed caramel and a note of savory dark toffee. A splash of softly citrusy, mildly grassy hops helps check the sweetness.
The drink is medium-bodied, and as one might guess from all the foamy fireworks on the pour-- quite vigorously carbonated. Refreshing and highly drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
09-11-2009 22:17:51 | More by cvstrickland
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours orange and hazy. SMell is hoppy fruity and clean. Taste is similar with fruity, clean hops. Really is very drinkable, smooth and clean tasting a full month past the drink by date on the underside of the can. This is a pretty nice pale ale and at only 4%, that's even better. Still a nice full body, but light enough to be sessionable. Expected I'd drain this after seeing the date, but was pleasantly surprised.
Serving type: can
06-25-2014 01:47:09 | More by JDV
3.26/5 rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Chill hazed amber colored ale with a small white colored head.
Smells strongly of northwestern style hops. Strong pine and grapefruit and a lesser passion fruit aroma. Fainter scent of apricot. Slight mint aroma.
Starts out strongly woody and malty. Mild pine flavor with citrus strangely missing. Overall tastes nothing like it smells.
Mouthfeel is OK.
Not a bad pale ale smells great but just tastes OK.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 02:20:41 | More by Zorro
3.48/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Gotta say, Utah is beautiful. This beer certainly takes that trait along with it. A gorgeous deep hazy amber with a good finger white head. Good retention and lacing.
Smell gives similar promise: juicy, resiny, with sweet floral notes and some citric spice. There's a supporting malt layer underneath, but the hops really take top billing.
With the buildup that the preceding two categories offered, drinking it is a little bit of a letdown. The supporting body that seemed to be folded gently in is completely absent, and it becomes a dulled reflection of what it seemed it was going to be. Less of the juicy hops with a supportive malt presence, it instead presents with a muted tea-like non-beginning, followed by a void in the middle before wrapping it up with a bitter bready finish. Moreso just bitter as opposed to hoppy, lacking a certain amount of complexity.
With the promise shown while it was just a glass of potential, the reality was a bit of a let down. There are elements here, but it feels like there is something missing. It gives the impression of coming into a film twenty minutes late, and finding half of the middle scenes are missing on top of it. Utah's beautiful, though!
Serving type: on-tap
04-28-2014 00:12:45 | More by kemoarps
3.81/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pretty good looking, orange-tan and mostly clear with a pretty good head and lace.
Flavor and aroma are pretty hop forward, yet with a good solid malt backbone that offers a pretty balanced brew. Bready malts and citrus, herbaceous hops are the dominant flavors.
Body is medium and carbonation smooth. Overall very nice for a 4% brew, I like these tasty lower ABV beers.
Serving type: can
03-27-2014 00:37:54 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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