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Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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183 Ratings

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
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 Maximusmaximus
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of hockenbeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of RandyKemka
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of evilkorova
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of chetripley
3.24/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Another one I tried after being smuggled out in a suitcase by a friend. Good fun label, hopeful for a quality pale ale, and nice to see brewers cooperative in play.

The smell was fresh and piney, the color bold and the flavors were right on. What a great contribution the just-sweet-enough, just-hoppy-enough and just-oaky-enough combination was. It could have been considered a fine beer, if not for the fact that the other things I look for in a beer weren't there.

Instead, this had a watery feel, and an inability to deliver the goods at the end. It was an American Pale Ale Refresher, and left you wanting much more than an APA should. I would have liked a better balance in this one. Plus, the little too light in color look was a turn off too.

I don't worry about having a problem with this in the future unless I go there, so I don't think I would have had another one anyway.

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Utah beer session 3/6

Poured chilled in large tulip water glass

A: cloudy light brownish orange; modest carb action; good, decent head, slightly creamy; good lacing forming
S: orange, hops, bubblegum (slight); persistent, inviting
T: flavorful, complex thanks to the strong hop profile; moderately bitter; grassy; low ABV comes through a bit, but not at the expense of flavor

Not bad--s'ok

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

a pretty solid pale ale all around. pours a medium amber color with a foamy white head. a little cloudy, but mostly clear. smells like caramel malts, pale malts, and fruity hops. flavor has some fruit to it as well, citrus notes and even something sweeter like plums or overripe apples, which balance out the hops really nicely. medium body, fairly robust carbonation, and a low abv make this another excellent utah session beer. this was one of my draft favorites at the brewpub, but did not get the pleasure to try the bottled version. nothing standout here, but a servicable american pale with a nice fruity twist.

Photo of Jason
3.51/5  rDev -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 DCon
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed on-tap @ Squatters Pub & Brewery in Salt Lake City, UT (Downtown location) for $5. Tapped from a Tap Handle in the back?!?! (not from the ones at the bar... strange) into a 0.5L Squatter's Pub Stange/Pint Glass.

Aroma- The aroma starts very dry hopped and brewed with American hops. Has a light amount of malt too. An overall sweet aroma without grass and pine.

Appearance- Received with a 1 finger head that has average retention. A red copper body is present and very clear. Leaves thick lacing behind.

Flavor- The flavor comes off VERY malt dominant and sweet. Not much hop at all in this one (and its supposed to be an APA!?!?). Does have a light bitterness level at the finish but dry. No hops affecting the bitterness or flavor.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Light-Medium Carbonation, Gritty, and has a sweet finish.

Overall Impression- I wish I could give this one a better rating but it did not come off as an APA at all! Tons of malt and sweetness makes up this brew and then finishes no different. Enjoyed the looks and smell of it but then couldn't carry over any of these attributes to the taste... Looking forward to this 529 I bought though!

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz poured into a pint glass

A- Orange with the slightest bit of haze. Has a large foamy white head.
S- Very hoppy aroma. definitely dry hopped. Grapefruit and limes and some skunky attributes.
T- Not a ton of hop character upfront but there's definetely a lot of hop bitterness. The hop character consists of grapefruits and other tropical fruits. There is a nice malty backbone to this beer. very nicely balanced.
M- High carbonation and bitterness sting the tongue, in a good way. Drinkable but you wont be able to throw them down too quick.
O- This is a good pale ale that doesnt really go wrong anywhere.

Photo of mactrail
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pleasant hoppy bite in a very thin beer. Touch of orange in the amber with a coarse white foam. Big aroma of resins and some hoppy fragrance. Just slightly harsh in the aftertaste. Moderately bitter. Fairly acidic. Not much hint of malt anywhere.

It could have a little more body, but lots of flavor in a low-alcohol beer. Certainly a good choice for some hop flavor at the Salt Lake supermarket.

Photo of Unchi
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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

Pours a nice burnt amber color with a full, creamy head. Ever so cloudy, like an out-of-focus image? I get some hops on the nose, more pine than citrus at first, but it opens up as it warms. This could be a floral bouquet, maybe rosemary flowers? Let’s taste and see!

There’s a nice effervescence to this one. First thing I noticed was how the bubbles help the flavors dance across my palate and give it a clear, clean, crisp finish. Definitely more citrus on the taste. A bit of the sticky chewiness at the finish. Very little but enough to get me wondering: Is this the Squatters DIPA’s little kid sister? Makes me wish I had a chance to try their IPA to see how that fits in the hop-forward family of their line-up. Not a big beer, not a bad one either.

Photo of brstls4drmrs
2.76/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a burnt orange/amber color with a 1" white head. Good lacing occurs as well. There are some decent citrus notes but overall the smell was lacking. The taste was almost more pilsner like as opposed to a pale ale. No hops or alcohol taste in there. Feels light and crispy in the mouth but overall, I wasn't too impressed with this one.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
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 mdcrouser
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Creamy whitish head sits unevenly atop an amber orange beer. Looks like you could almost squeeze some citrus from it.

The hops are fresh and piney on the nose, with just a hint of citrus - relatively light, but in-line with a PA.

Fresh pears, some pineapple, lingering vegetation and some spice.

Continues to be prickly on the tongue, reminding the you of the drying bitterness that remains.

Really pretty decent for a PA - enough flavor that it's enjoyable, but not so much that it's overwhelming. Highly sessionable.

Photo of yesyouam
4.29/5  rDev +19.8%
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 JoeyBeerBelly
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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 swede96
4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
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 srandycarter
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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 :)

Photo of mmmbeer
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
81 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.