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Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative

Squatters Full Suspension Pale AleSquatters Full Suspension Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

140 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.78%


Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative visit their website


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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TheLongBeachBum

California

3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 ounce bottle, sneaked out from a Six-Pack and purchased as a single. Sealed with a crown cap which has the words ‘Squatters Beer’ in black text. Main label has a picture of a Dude riding a Mountain Bike underneath the words ‘Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale’, and listed as ‘Unfiltered’. Listed at 4.0% ABV. Neck label has the same style and colors as the main label. The label also states that this beer has no additives or preservatives.

Appearance: Intensely cloudy, punchy vibrant tangerine body with fleshed peaches. Massive off-white head, thick, foamy and crunchy. Nice lacing throughout. High levels of dissolved carbon dioxide reinstate a thick creamy head with a gentle swirl.

Nose: Pungent grapefruits, orange, fruits and a yeast nature in the background.

Taste: Clean start, pineapple sharpness and a grapefruit hop nature. Oranges and lemons sit in and amongst the middle. Yeasty ending with a raw nature and a woody feel.

Mouthfeel: Moderately average body with a tannic dryness. Fruity nature with a thick background and a feel that projects its unfiltered nature.

Drinkability: This one is a very enjoyable libation, fruity and hoppy with a dangerous aspect to it. The grapefruit and pineapple punches nicely against the drier malt base. Light and airy. I could handle a few of these all too easily I think.

Overall: Impressive stuff considering the strength. A nice brew, much better than the earlier Squatters IPA which I tried.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2006 05:19:43 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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treehugger02010

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured a cloudy light brown color. There was a finger and a half of head that retended slowly. This left absolutly no lace. The taste was fruity with a light hoppy flavor. The smell was oddly hoppy because it didn't have the same tones as the smell. The mouthfeel was ridgid. A decent brew. Don't drink and review.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2006 23:29:52 | More by treehugger02010
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Westsidethreat

California

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wasatch for this one.

A: Dull cloudy, cidery orange tinged to the copper side. Head is fizzy and somewhat flat, soapy suds around the suds of the glass with just a medium sized ring.

S: A dusty aroma. One can find subdued orange, forest floor pine and some grapefruit peel. The aroma is actually a trip but growing on me.

T: Begins with watery grapefruit rind and OJ from concentrate. Lots of minerals in these Utah beer. Moves to mellow lemon peel and low level pine, the two of which add a solid base of bitterness. Not a lot of caramel but its there, most of the sweetness really comes from sugary lemon drops flavors. Finishes sort of grainy with lingering wheat tastes.

M: Thin and hard against the palate but refreshing.

D: Lets keep in mind this beer is a scrawny 4%....but the drinkability is quite good.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2006 05:22:15 | More by Westsidethreat
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Oxymoron

Colorado

3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours is a off golden color with orange hues most noticeable when held to the light. A good foamy head with very few big bubbles at all. Decent lacing. Both lact for some time but not throughout the whole tasting.

The smell is light overall. Pale malts mostly. Some smell hop aromas mostly floral but some citrus as well.

The taste is much more noticeable then the nose was. A good malty base but with no real taste. Well except maybe pale malt mostly. A stronger bittering note is present. A good bite with a earthy and citrus feel. At the end you can taste a slight citrus taste from the flavoring hops, but bittering is more dominate.

The body is light to medium. A good texture and easy to drink. A crisp taste as well. A good beer but nothing overly exciting.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2005 02:15:22 | More by Oxymoron
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this bottle-conditioned beer at the BSF bar, GBBF 05.

A: in a tulip-shaped wine glass it pours a hazy, ooh-long tea to orangey amber hue, with a thick white head gradually settling to a thin layer of bubbles.
S: in comes a deep, aromatic smell of grapefruit and floating, sharp note of pineapple juice(?) and stimulating aroma of freshly-cut pine wood. Very lively and hoppy, with a touch of yeast at the back.
T: upfront is a lightly sharp, even tannic, mouthfeel of fruity hops, sour edge of orange-zest, underscored by just slightly hayish flavour of hops, yeasty taste and a tinge of lightly sweet pale malts. The finish sees an evolving smooth, deep-running, Chinese tea-like dryish bitterness lingering, with a tangy kick of zesty hops at the back of the tongue.
M&D: the mouthfeel is moderate on top of an initially sharp texture. But it also at times tastes a bit flat against its rather thin-body, lacking the kind of roundness which bottled-conditioned beers usually offer. It's still a light and tasty beer, albeit falling a bit short of balance and depth.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2005 04:04:44 | More by wl0307
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francisweizen

Arizona

4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2005 06:48:39 | More by francisweizen
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connecticutpoet

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a deep yellow, cloudy beer with almost no head. Had on tap at the pub.

Aroma was hoppy... mainly floral and hints of citrus.

Taste was slightly sweet, with bittering hops. Not too bitter, however.

Mouthfeel was somewhat crisp. Quite drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2005 02:35:09 | More by connecticutpoet
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Dithyramb

Maryland

3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On cask, the brew still had the cloudy copper view, but the head was creamier and long lasting.
Also, the hops were more pronounced in the aroma with the cask vs. the tap version, very floral with a light spiciness in the background
Whoa, this is almost a different beer altogether on cask. Gone are most of the hops, they appear to be quite subdued, with a more pronounced barley and malt background.
Still medium bodied, very little lingering flavors.
Not as drinkable as the original. I wasn’t sure if this one was on cask too long, or not long enough.

Serving type: cask

05-03-2005 14:19:12 | More by Dithyramb
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mgdeth

Montana

4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2005 19:32:55 | More by mgdeth
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a golden yellow color with a finger and a half of head that falls to cover the beer. The color is just a few shades too light for my liking. The nose has a decent piney hop wtih just a touch of caramel in the background, though the nose is overall a bit weak. The flavor was piney from the hop and caramel from the malt, with a really nice mellow hop finish that didn't linger too long. The flavor is also a bit thin, but what I expect from a beer brewed with limitations as they are done in Utah. The feel is also thin, just a touch below moderate. Its ok but not great. The drinkability is decent as well. Its a good beer, and worth trying while there.

Edit. Havig a second bottle now. I'm going with a solid 3.5 across the board. This is a good session ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2004 17:11:50 | More by kmpitz2
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Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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