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Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kmpitz2 on 11-20-2004

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Photo of Brewman7284
5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of mhaugo
4.78/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the SLC airport.
Appearance: Hazy copper with a nice, thick crown of foam.
Smell: Like walking through a field of grapefruit trees on the day of harvest. Absolutely amazing.
Taste: Definitely hop forward, but balanced with precision. Just enough malt to keep it interesting. Citrusy and clean with a sweet, lingering grapefruit finish.
Mouthfeel: Light and crisp. The carbonation keeps things moving and it has the good sense not to overstay its welcome.
Overall: I can’t understand why this isn’t one of the most sought after sessionable pale ales in the country. It’s brilliant.

Photo of rmtaggart
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of woodychandler
4.57/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This arrived with a big, foamy, ecru head. The color was a hazy deep-amber. It had a great nose, fragrant with grassy hop notes. The mouthfeel was on the thin side, but the mellow, grassy taste of the hops on the palate was phenomenal. The finish left a lingering hoppy flavor in the mouth. There was decent lacing throughout. This was a very good beer.

Photo of zazzys
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of alva7172
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of jcrobin
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of jackbigs
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Jim_Pierce
4.42/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this pale! Really crisp!

Photo of AdamTebbs
4.4/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Light, refreshing and tasty. Not overly complicated but a clean refreshing good beer. Stands up well to others of the style one abv. I really enjoyed this beer.

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.4/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of therighteousminded
4.31/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very crisp and refreshing with a very pleasant nose. Drinking this after a day of skiing, so it might skew my opinion just a bit!

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big "Thank you" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright amber color with a thin but foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a nice blend of floral hops, caramelized malt and fruity citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a very fruity citrus sweetness and is quickly followed by a mild but pleasant burst hops of bitterness. The malt character is pretty decent. The after-taste is sweet and slightly floral.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean despite the extra sweetness that would typically cause some stickiness.

D: Very tasty, goes down easily, not very filling, good representation of style, this is definitely a beer that I can drink for the duration of an evening and enjoy it the whole time.

Photo of yesyouam
4.29/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale is a hazy, light amber ale with a dense, creamy, off white head that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a bright, fresh, hop aroma of citrus (grapefruit and orange) and pine. It's pretty light bodied and very smooth. The finish is dry and crisp. It has a light and simple taste that is mostly American hops. The malt flavor is very light but a little caramel is detected. It's quite dry but there's almost a little sweetness in the aftertaste. This is super drinkable and at 4% ABV, I could drink buckets of it.

Photo of francisweizen
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This one is quite nice. The best Squatters brew on draught of my samples...by a long shot. Dark amber with a nice head of white foam and nice retention and lacing. Aroma is really dank green oily resiny citrusy hops and the cousin of the hop as well ;-) The taste is dank and herbal and resiny as well with a slightly bready malty middle and a super dry hoppy finish that is like chewing on some grapefruits and pine needles. Great hop burps ensue. The double dry hopping really takes this batch to the next level. A kick ass Pale ale, almost an IPA in my book as the hops are so in yer face, and the malts are quite subdued. Quite an achievement in 4% abv draught Utah brewing. Mouhtfeel is still a little light, but drinkability is grand. Quite killer.

Photo of wagenvolks
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on-tap from the Squatter's Airport Hub in SLC, Utah.

Body is an unfiltered, hazy copper hue with hints of orange. A cream-colored head slowly recedes to a small patch and a ring of foam that leaves nice lacing. Even though it's not the typical filtered look for a Pale Ale, this one is a beauty in the pint glass. The aroma is equally as stunning: fresh hops galore, most likely due to the dry-hopping process involved. Even the quick inhale as I take the first sip is infused with piney, resinous hops.

The taste shows an excellent usage of hops, too. Grapefruit and citrus balance well with an earthy, sweet backbone of pale malt. The mouthfeel could stand to lose a touch of carbonation, but I'm nitpicking here. The medium-thin body packs an excellent crispness and a great hop finish...very sessionable. It could stand to gain a few more IBU's and I'd consider this one of my favorite Pale Ale's. Overall, a great beer and one I look forward to trying again.

Photo of jbsteiny
4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Squatters brewpub in the SLC airport, and was impressed. Cloudy copper color with a nice white head, this beer had a very fragrant hop bouquet -- floral and fruity. Mango? Yum. The flavors started sweet, but this gave way to a grapefruit bitterness, which faded leaving the floral hops of the nose. Complex and tasty. This ale goes down real easy -- at 4%, I could drink a pitcher of it!

Photo of lumikuuro
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Pizza & Noodle, Springdale, Utah.

Appearance: Orange amber with bright head; looks more like an IPA than an APA.

Aroma: Good amount of citrusy, fruity hops on the nose. Again, more like an IPA than an APA.

Taste: Lots of citrusy, fruity hops with a nice lingering bitterness. Not much malt profile here, it's all about hops. However, there is a slight wateriness to the beer because of the state restrictions on strength. Nevertheless, there is a lot of flavour in here and it does make a pleasant change to get this amount of aggressive hop flavour and bitterness without having to consume a high abv beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium, hops dance on the tongue nicely.

Drinkability: Could have a few of these to enjoy the hops without getting intoxicated too quickly. It just depends on whether you can accept that slight wateriness.

A good effort.

Photo of jwc215
4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy orangish amber with a thin off-white head that becomes a patch. Some traces of lacing stick to the glass.

The smell is of citric fruitiness with some grainy/almost caramelish maltiness. Quite hoppy for an APA. (a good thing, of course!)

The taste is of citrus with a touch of pine. There is enough grainy/caramelish sweetness to balance it out. I could see it fitting into the more balanced category of Am. IPA if alcohol content were stronger. Bitterish, but with enough sweetness in the long finish.

Medium-bodied and smooth. Flavor lingers.

Delicious and smooth. Easily drinkable. Goes to show what can be made with a modest abv level.

Thanks to Wasatch for including this one in our trade. I really enjoyed it!

Photo of mgdeth
4.17/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pale amber color, and it is slightly hazy. Head is good, as is the lacing.

Smell - Floral hops! Wheee! Just the way a good American pale ale should be. Malt? Dunno - I don't detect it.

Taste - Ultra fresh. Very bitter (to style), with malty sweetness balancing things out nicely.

Mouthfeel - Good body - thick, but not burdensome. About where it should be.

Drinkability - This beer is quite drinkable. the bright bitterness slows down my consumption a little bit, which is not a bad thing (savor it, dammit!).

Comments - Sampled in a flight of ten beers at the Salt Lake City International Airport Squatters Pub Brewery location. Hopheads should definitely enjoy this beer.

Photo of BeerDonkey
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appropriate head (good 2 fingers length) and carbonation (medium-low). Subdued level of hop aroma, but there. Smooth tasting, hops are definitely present, citris, grapefruit. Very drinkable. How many real pale ales can you get at 4%? This might not be my absolulte first choice for a pale ale, it would be be very close and #1 for a pale ale under 5%

Photo of JamesS
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Came to the table a great deep amber color with excellent head and a bit of good lacing. It had a wonderful hoppy aroma, although not as strong as it could have been. A great ale to have cask conditioned! It had a great taste, nice and bitter with a bit of spiciness to it. It went down pretty well. I'd definitely have another of these.

Photo of cokes
4.14/5  rDev +15.3%
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 swede96
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this brew taking a break from skiing. The color was a light amber with very little head. The beer looked good but the lack of head on it is why the 3.5 on appearance.

Smell was citrus and hop and was very pleasing.

Taste followed the smell nicely, and it had a quite a bit of carbonation. Again the hop finish that I thought was very nice.

Mouthfeel was light and refreshing.

Drinkability was very good. This is a nice beer to enjoy after you have worked up a good lather, as it was very refreshing. Very nice.

Photo of hero27
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle.
4% pale ale, wow. Can't remember the last time I had a pale ale of this low abv.

Hazy goldenrod, solid head of froth.
Pale malts & floral hops are pretty abundant in the aroma.
Floral hop flavor is great, more pronounced than I expected it to be. Earthy malt flavors blend in to compliment the hoppiness well. The body is light and it goes down really easy (I'm sure the low abv doesn't hurt there). A simple brew but the good hop flavor certainly would make it interesting enough for most. Would be a great session beer.

Thanks to Wasatch for throwing this in as an extra!

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Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
82 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.