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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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164 Ratings

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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Photo of yesyouam

New York

4.28/5  rDev +19.6%

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.

06-15-2011 14:30:25 | More by yesyouam
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%

Consumed in June 2008

I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

12oz bottle, served in a standard pint glass

L - cloudy, orange-amber with a creamy, white head of foam that thinned to a layer, leaving good lacing.

S - strong citrus hop aroma with just a hint of malt.

T - bitter bite upfront is balanced with some malt sweetness.

F - light/medium body with a fizzy carbonation feel.

O - Having a few wouldn't be all that difficult.

04-24-2011 17:00:58 | More by JoeyBeerBelly


2.58/5  rDev -27.9%

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

02-22-2011 20:24:18 | More by IMPERALEVERYTHIN
Photo of swede96


4.08/5  rDev +14%

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.

01-16-2011 19:52:12 | More by swede96
Photo of srandycarter


3.35/5  rDev -6.4%

A - Murky raw apple juice, large near white head, slow to leave. Lots of cling.

S - Citrus! Citrus and cat pee (in a good way). A little pine. Can't really discern much else.

T - Unfortunately the taste matches the smell in spades. Only cat pee / citrus and pine hops. Not much malt.

M - Very unbalanced to the hops. Good carbonation.

D - Easy enough to drink.

Tasty after skiing :)

01-05-2011 23:37:47 | More by srandycarter
Photo of mmmbeer


3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

12 oz. bottle with no freshness date. Dry-hopped and unfiltered, the website declares it's a "rich, NW style pale ale," yet it's won multiple medals at the GABF in the bitter category. Pours a chill-hazed amber/copper, with low carbonation and an inch of tight, off-white head that retains well and leaves nice lacing. Aroma consists mostly of citric hops. Tastes a bit minerally, with orangey, floral and earthy hops, light caramel malts and a medium bitterness on top of a light, almost thin body that finishes fairly dry. An interesting beer - it smells American but tastes British. Pleasant and easy to drink, but a bit too bitter for high drinkability.

10-19-2010 13:14:08 | More by mmmbeer
Photo of kagent777


3.63/5  rDev +1.4%

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint. Purchased from the brewery, but no freshness date. The bottle says this won gold medals at GABF in 2001 and 2002 in the bitter category.

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden, maybe an SRM of 5 or so. The egg shell colored head was rocky until it dissipated, which happened slowly. Nice lacing too.

Smell: Citrus, maybe oranges and tangerines. There is a hint of pine from the hops as well. Slight bitterness in the smell.

Taste: This one is not as hoppy as I had remembered from previous tastings. There is a subtle malty sweetness. This one fits the pale ale style very well.

Mouthfeel: Maybe because I poured it to get a good head, but this one had a lower amount of carbonation. Reminds we of a beer out of a tap. Because of this, the mouthfeel is kind of creamy.

Drinkability: Another beer that might not appeal to hop heads, or someone that wants a lot of flavor. However, this one could be a very good introduction to craft beer for a BMC drinker. This one is only slightly lower quality that SNPA.

09-17-2010 03:31:39 | More by kagent777
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +16.8%

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.

08-25-2010 02:57:22 | More by lumikuuro
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3.88/5  rDev +8.4%

12 ounce bottle consumed at Freakin Frog, on to the beer:

A gusher out of the bottle, the beer feautres a muddy tea color, with long lasting head retention. Fruit skins and citrus in the aroma, in Sure, the flavor is light in intensity, but lots of little waves of fruit skins, dark fruit, and some citrus make me want more of this beer. Despite the gushing problem, the beer had no overcarbonation problems, and had a light feel without being watery.

Subtle, yet interesting. A true session beer.

04-01-2010 01:36:38 | More by DoubleJ
Photo of climax


3.73/5  rDev +4.2%

This one poured a foggy amber with a good sized eggshell head and some nice spotty thick lace.

The nose was very hop-heavy when it was still chilled, and now (while I'm sniffing it now, after it has warmed). It was chuck full of oily pine, lemon and grapefruit peel, and freshly mowed grass.

IPA was the general thought that crossed my mind when I drank this one as well. The nice complex hop profile completely dominated the malt, which seemed almost too understated (and I do enjoy my hops). I would have wished for a little better backbone.

The feel was very oily and slick, which kept the emphases of a relatively watery body. This is a pretty good beer, it just lacks the balance and body I think a good pale ale should posses.

03-10-2010 05:14:39 | More by climax
Photo of Arbitrator


3.73/5  rDev +4.2%

On tap at the downtown brewpub in the spring. From notes.

A: Pours a hazy orange with copper/yellow highlights. Half-finger of off-white foam. Light lacing.

S: Pine and grapefruit hops. A touch of biscuit.

T: Grapefruit and pine initially, supplemented by biscuit and caramel. Spice and some grassiness in the finish.

M: Medium-bodied, medium carbonation.

D: Pretty high. I didn't love it, but if I went there again I'd order this or the Hop Rising.

11-12-2009 08:50:29 | More by Arbitrator
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3.58/5  rDev 0%

12oz bottle received in trade with Wasatch. Thanks John! Poured into a Bruery goblet.

A - Pours a cloudy, brownish tinged amber-the color of honey. A thick, fluffy cream colored head, about 2 fingers high...lasts forever too. Nice lacing as the beer disappears in the glass.

S - Smells sweet, honey-like, oranges, sugary malt, some lemon, some caramel.

T - Malty, metallic, sugary sweetness, underlying fruitiness. Not especially bitter.

M - Highly carbonated, beer feels like it foams up in the mouth. Thin in body. Very active beer. Metallic aftertaste.

D - Low alcohol, smooth, easy drinking. Good session beer.

10-11-2009 17:03:42 | More by portia99
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North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +6.1%

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.

09-11-2009 22:17:51 | More by cvstrickland
Photo of CHL


4/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

08-11-2009 15:14:16 | More by CHL
Photo of jneiswender


3.85/5  rDev +7.5%

Had at the brewpub in Salt Lake City. Beer was part of a sample tray. Served from the tap into 4 oz sample glasses.

A-faint white head, gold yellow body

S-grassy, citrus

T-nice balance of hop and malt, very evident citrus hop flavor


D-not a bad beer. refreshing and enjoyable

08-07-2009 02:46:01 | More by jneiswender
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3.55/5  rDev -0.8%

A- Sightly hazy golden yellow pour into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle. Fairly small off-white fizzy head that dissapears rather quickly. Good lacing in the glass.

S- Immediately after the pour I got some floral/citrus/hop notes, but after the head was gone, so was the aroma.

T- Not a bad one here at all. A little hop, pine, citrus, spice, caramel. Very muted, nothing overpowering, but it's there. Fairly good balance with hop/malt, but the hops do dominate a little more.

M- Good carbonation, moderate body. A little crisp.

D- Very easy drinking pale ale. Pretty refreshing. Probably the best out Wasatch/Squaters/Utah Brewers Co-op (other then Polygamy Porter). Much better then any of the others, the lagers and what not.

07-11-2009 23:53:56 | More by mikedashg
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3.63/5  rDev +1.4%

During my visit to their brewery in salt lake I tried on-tap after their on special hop rising. I had with a flat iron steak w/ blue cheese which was amazing. Served by some beautiful waitresses to boot!

slightly murky amber. decent head, only had to wait a few bites before it didnt touch my nose. soft but noticable rings from top to bottom of the glass.

smelt of citrus and hops

very easy to drink. waitress said this was the super hop beer but i didnt notice the same bite as the hop rising i had. good quality but was slightly bored as i expected more.

06-22-2009 00:45:44 | More by westomatic
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2.65/5  rDev -26%

Appears a transparent orange with a small white head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of caramel, fruity yeast, and a bit of hops.
Taste is of watered down, citrusy, light caramel malt...not a whole lot of much else going on. Perhaps a touch of watermelon rind...if that makes sense. Very one sided.
Mouthfeel is watery with a bit of bitterness but overall, it's very light with nothing big resounding.

06-10-2009 00:49:46 | More by weeare138
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South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottle acquired in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks!

Pours an orange/amber with two fingers of nice fluffy white head. Decent retention, nice lacing.

Hoppy aroma with tons of citrus and caramel malts.

Taste follows the nose. Pretty good grapefruit taste, with some lemon rind. The caramel malt provides a nice balance. Hop bitterness is very brief. Not a whole lot of depth. Some grainy wheat in the finish.

Light body, crisp and clean taste. Nice and refreshing. Feel is a little thin. Goes down smooth.

04-18-2009 02:39:25 | More by Gyle41386
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

12oz bottle shared courtesy of weelovecats138 (thanks!).

Poured a medium and lightly hazy amerish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel with some fruitness. Tastes of the same caramel, fruitiness, and citrus.

Notes from and tasted on: 4/3/09

04-03-2009 15:11:48 | More by hopdog
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3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

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.


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

03-09-2009 03:45:12 | More by HotterThanHell
Photo of Patrick999


4.03/5  rDev +12.6%

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.

02-26-2009 13:34:48 | More by Patrick999
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3.85/5  rDev +7.5%

Draft sample at Salt Lake Airport brewpub.

Poured clear amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus hops aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium spruce bitter finish of moderate duration.

My expectations where met.

02-21-2009 14:14:17 | More by tmoneyba
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South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

02-03-2009 01:49:08 | More by mikesgroove
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3.05/5  rDev -14.8%

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.

12-16-2008 17:01:29 | More by magictrokini
Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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