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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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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kmpitz2 on 11-20-2004)
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Photo of shivtim
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Tried this one at a restaurant near Bryce Canyon.
Slightly hazy, orangey/honey colored. Small soapy white head. Nose is nice floral hops. Taste is heavy on the hops, but with nice malts in the middle and a pine ending. Mouthfeel is foamy. Drinkability is great on this one. At 4%ABV it would make an excellent session beer.

shivtim, Jan 14, 2008
Photo of TroyS
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This Full Suspension is a nice pale ale. It's quite piny which is what I like. I'd say a bit more hop and pine than an average pale. I like it a lot. It poured with a nice head, but didn't last long. Left behind some nice lacing though. Mmmm....tasty Utah beer. A+ for a 4 point or less beer, but B+ for an overall pale ale. Got this one at Nostalgia Coffee House too;) It still cracks me up that I got a beer at a coffee shop. Hey...it is after 10p;)

TroyS, Jun 11, 2008
Photo of wl0307
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

wl0307, Aug 21, 2005
Photo of connecticutpoet
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

connecticutpoet, Jun 28, 2005
Photo of TwelveOunces
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

TwelveOunces, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

mikesgroove, Feb 03, 2009
Photo of westomatic
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

westomatic, Jun 22, 2009
Photo of kagent777
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

kagent777, Sep 17, 2010
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer #17 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

There are a lot more malts on this than I would have anticipated, or wanted really. Turns into this too tangy kind of production that just doesn't have the right kind of balance for the style. I mean, it's drinkable, but the high level of malts just push it to a level that doesn't really work for me. The nose on it was really awesome, for the first few minutes at least.

RblWthACoz, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of objectivemonkey
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass, pours a nice copper orange, cloudy with a decent starting head that shrinks to a thin film, some lacing too. The aroma has a pleasant citrus quality, grapefruits and floral hops in particular, some pine lingering around. The taste is also pretty decent, though not as expressive as the aroma. The hops are most prevalent, grapefruit and some pine, a fair bit of bittering, any malts in here are kept on the back burner, not very balanced, and the taste feels a bit thin, with the finish a bit gritty. The mouth itself is about medium or so, decent carbonation, overall a pretty decent beer, a good session beer for sure. Thanks to Wasatch for this one.

objectivemonkey, Aug 14, 2007
Photo of portia99
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

portia99, Oct 11, 2009
Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

mactrail, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Arithmeticus
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
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

Arithmeticus, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of treehugger02010
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

treehugger02010, Dec 23, 2006
Photo of mikedashg
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mikedashg, Jul 12, 2009
Photo of HotterThanHell
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!!!

HotterThanHell, Mar 09, 2009
Photo of elNopalero
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

elNopalero, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of mmmbeer
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

mmmbeer, Oct 19, 2010
Photo of houseofmud
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%

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Photo of 6string
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%

6string, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Jason, Apr 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
82 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.