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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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Reviews: 96
Hads: 212
Avg: 3.63
pDev: 20.11%
Wants: 4
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews: 96 | Hads: 212
Photo of mhaugo
4.78/5  rDev +31.7%
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.

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Photo of Max5480
4.68/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This has always been one of my top beers living in salt lake city. It's brewed by a local brewery that had been around for a very long time. I've always compared this with Cutthroat by Uintah, until a couple nights ago when I had a Stein at X-Wives place on 900e. Sure, is a dive bar, but something about the pour made it the most delicious beer I've ever had. Pretty dark for a pale ale. It has all the flavor and backing of an IPA but without too much hoppiness interfering with the flavor. This is my perfect beer and what I compare all others with. I highly suggest making sure you have a Full Suspension if you are in Salt Lake, and if you already live here then I'm sure it's one of your classics as well!

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Photo of woodychandler
4.57/5  rDev +25.9%
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.

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Photo of AdamTebbs
4.4/5  rDev +21.2%
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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

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Photo of yesyouam
4.29/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

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Photo of wagenvolks
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

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Photo of jbsteiny
4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
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!

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Photo of lumikuuro
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

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Photo of jwc215
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
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!

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Photo of mgdeth
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

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Photo of BeerDonkey
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
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%

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Photo of JamesS
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

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Photo of cokes
4.14/5  rDev +14%
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.

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Photo of swede96
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

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Photo of hero27
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
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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Photo of BigJTrucker
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this bottle when I was in SLC for my dad's funeral.

Pours a cloudy amber/orange color, with a foamy off white head that settles quickly. Smells like pears and yeast. Has a nice amount of piney hop bitterness to it with just a hint of citrus. Mouthfeel is very smooth and with more body than I would expect from and APA. I really like this beer. Nice and extremely drinkable.

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Photo of Patrick999
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the SLC airport location.

A - Amber, slightly more so than the Chasing Tail. Decent head, OK lacing.

S - Good noticeable hop bite.

T - Hops up front and back, of the citrusy variety. Bready malts hold up well too.

F - Managed to create light-medium body, another very carbonated Squatters beer.

D - Along with the hefe, my companion and I agreed that this was the best beer in the sampler. A good job making a satisfying 4% APA, I think this is a good drinker by any standard.

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Photo of CHL
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the Utah Co-op sampler pack.

Unfiltered orange/amber beer with a fizzy light head that kicks up when you take a drink and quickly settles down to nothing.

Huge hop smell to this beer, but it's not got a strong hoppy bitterness in the taste. Very citrusy. But it's got a sort of wheat malt taste as well (or it might be from the yeast in suspension). Very tasty combination. Refreshing.

As a Utah 4%, it's very drinkable, and it would make a good session beer--cleansing between other brews, but not an overwhelming hop bomb. I'll buy this again next time I'm in Utah.

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden/orangy color, nice carbonation, nice two finger creamy tan head, tons of lacing afterwards. The nose is hoppy, slightly sweet, citrusy, and slight caramel. The taste is hoppy, and a nice touch of citrus (grapefruit), also a nice bitter bite finish. Medium body. Very drinkable, enjoy this beer alot, highly recommended, especially on cask.

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Photo of JDV
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of tempest
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
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

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
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!

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