Squatters Chasing Tail Golden Ale - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Reviews: 49
Hads: 88
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 15%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kmpitz2 on 11-22-2004

Style Summer Ale, this tail-wagger’s already fetched a real name for itself in competition. Our premium barley rolls over with domestic and imported Golding hops for a delicate bitterness and cold, wet nose.
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Reviews: 49 | Hads: 88
Photo of scotorum
3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by date 9/27/15 is clearly marked, though I'd still prefer the actual bottling date.

a: clear gold with an inch thick white head which shrank to thin surface foam and
spotty lacing.

s: none

t: Agreeable sweet bready malt with slight spicey pepper notes and a little hop bitterness.

m: Light to medium, good body, plenty of carbonation tingle.

o: A pleasant summer refresher, highly sessionable. (406 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.22/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear and classic golden color in the pint glass with an enthusiastic foam. Just a flicker of malt. Faintly pertumey. Don't blink or you'll miss it.

Overall, this is a very light pale brew with a wee taste. It might go down easy on a hot day. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Emigration Market in Salt Lake. (310 characters)

Photo of Jsteez
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a nonic pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle. Quite fresh.

A-Poured a 1/2 inch white creamy head; golden/light orange slightly cloudy; retention was not so swell. A few traces of lace left behind on the glass.

S-Earthy and piney hop aroma with a slight touch of fruit. Smelled fresh.

T-The taste does not follow the nose. Initially it is sweet and fruity, with some pear juice, peach, and pineapple juice. The aftertaste was sweet and wet, but after a few minutes it became dull and boring as it became more like soda water. The balance could be better.

M-Wet, light body, carbonated water, and somewhat crisp.

Overall, it was okay. It is a good one to swill back at a backyard bbq; sessionable. It was just a boring one for me overall. The flavors and aroma just didn't seem to jive too well together. Soda water is my lasting impression. (856 characters)

Photo of Zorro
2.63/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear gold colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells of toasted grain and soapy hop scent. Herbal bitter smell. Not that aromatic a beer.

Starts out with a mild seltzer water taste. Mildly sweet taste. Little bit of caramel and a lot of toasted grain. Tastes like a lager really. Quite a light flavor.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall an OK beer but it is pretty light. (380 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer #56 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

This beer smells like every other boring, bland, and uneventful "craft" beer I have ever had. Unfortunately, it's flavor profile is very much along the same lines. There is nothing interesting about this beer, besides the fact that it has alcohol in it and will get you at least mildly buzzed. And for me, that is hardly enough to rescue an utterly boring beer. Lame.

P.S. How is this an English Pale Ale? Shouldn't it be a blonde ale? (475 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

easily the most boring beer i tried on my trip to utah this week. served from an affordable pitcher this one poured a see through blond to yellow color with an average white head that died fast. smells more like a czech pilsner than anything, but a very bland version, just a smiliar malt profile. no hops to speak of. this one just tastes like a beer, nothing interesting or particularly great about it at all, and not dissimilar to a lot of the adjunct stuff, just a bit better on the feel. undercarbonated and light to medium bodied. this is one to skip when visiting squatters, as many of their other beers are quite fantastic. this one really didnt do it for any of us at the table. (687 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Squatters Golden Ale pours a dark gold/straw color, almost intensely so. Some foam that dies down. A sweet and biscuity nose, very faint but present nonetheless. Fairly effervescent mouthfeel. Not at all disagreeable. Light, refreshing, and a welcome surprise after trying some beers of theirs that just didn’t come together. If I stopped in again during a layover I’d definitely give this one another try. (414 characters)

Photo of WoodBrew
2.58/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Love the name...but the beer was so so. The color was more yellow than golden. The color was clear with no head. The scent carried a slight hop character, but nit much else. The taste was dominated by hop and grain...not much else. Was not very smooth and unlike other Golden ales that I have had. Overall this beer was so so and would not be near my first choice to drink. (373 characters)

Photo of kagent777
3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle brewed on 3/30/11 poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Sparkling light golden color with a little amount of white head that settled quickly and leaves decent lacing.

Smell: Very faint grainy maltiness with a bit of earthy hopiness.

Taste: Pretty one dimensional. By no means bad, simply forgetable. Very mild malty flavor and not much else.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is probably a bit strong for the style, but being in a bottle what do you expect. The body is thin, but for the style is probably OK.

Overall: I know this won two GABF medals in the English summer Ale category. I am sure it is true to the style but, I am not going to reach for one of these unless I am out mowing the yard. There is nothing wrong with the beer I just like for flavor. (766 characters)

Photo of MikeThompson
2.05/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had this at the SLC airport. Although I have liked Squatter beers in the past, this one is pretty bad.

Smelled kind of like funky garbage, and this was confirmed by others at my table. Really bad.

Otherwise, tastes like an American adjunct but with garbage added.
Enjoy! (272 characters)

Photo of IDS
2.36/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

While not a usual reviewer, I am at SLC airport and I am bored. So here we go:

This beer is not very good. However, it is not very bad either. What does that mean? Average. Actually slightly below average.

The beer has almost no aroma I can detect but does not smell like garbage. Smelling like garbage is terrible, so no odor is a pretty nice thing. The taste is what brings this beer below average. I am pretty sure this beer is made with charcoal salt. I don't think charcoal salt actually exists but I am pretty sure it does and is in this beer. The charcoal salt also makes my mouth feel odd.

The end. (610 characters)

Photo of mmmbeer
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, brewed with English hops and malt. Two-time medalist at the GABF in the English summer ale category. Pours amber, with filtered clarity, medium carbonation and a finger of cream-colored froth. Smells fruity, with floral, almost earthy hops and a light backing of malt. It has a pleasantly hoppy flavor, with low bitterness and toasy/nutty malts. Dry and crisp, with moderate carbonation - which falls of rather quickly, but it's so drinkable that you're likely to open another one before this happens. A well-made and very refreshing brew. (554 characters)

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.59/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 Fl Oz bottle, drank 6th May 2010 inside my cabin outside Bryce Canyon after a day of hiking.

This beer was poured into my plastic toothbrush holder (that's all I had) and it looked fine, a lovely golden colour, clear and bright.

The aroma was weak, some hop smells, but not much of anything.

I thought the body and flavours were thin, I know the beer is only 4%ABV, but I was expecting more taste than what was in the bottle.

A little disppointing if I'm honest. (469 characters)

Photo of 4000qtrap
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Source/Serving: Draft, Cask Conditioned

Smell: Spicy cinnamon golden raisins, fresh apple pie.

Taste: Citrus iced tea, sweet currants, and toast up front. The middle is blood oranges, bready, and a pinch sour. Finish is yeasty, brown sugar but dry. (250 characters)

Photo of isualum12
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful looking golden yellow beer with a white ring of head. A decent amount of carbonization that you can see rising.

Smell is low but there with a little hop to it.

The taste was smooth but a bit of a bite to it. The hops were there with the carbonization. that Carbon would tingle the throught like a soda. Not to bad considering the low 3.5%.

they do an amazing job with what they have to work with...

On another note the place is really cool. I was in town from boise and thought it was great. food looked good but I didn't taste any. (548 characters)

Photo of emsroth
3.86/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

App: light amber with a 1 finger head. Slight haze. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Sweet caramel is dominant, much more than I would expect for a beer this color. Undertones of piney american hops.

Taste: Greeted by a sweet, light malt. A moderate grassy hop profile with slight hints of pine. Ends with a huskiness that begs you to have more.

Light medium body. Fine, crisp carbonation.

Other than the smell, it's a wonderful brew. (442 characters)

Photo of jneiswender
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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-gold body, white ring of a head

S-strong berry smell

T-again, berry upfront smell seems to cover other flavors

M-medium/light

D-Good thirst quencher but not very good for much else. (304 characters)

Photo of blackie
3.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: billed as an English Summer ale at the time of my visit, this golden ale is served with a chunky meringue head over a hazy straw colored beer, good retention and lace

s: plain biscuits and dried apricot, lightly sweet with herbal, tealike hops

m: negligible carbonation and a light-medium body, delicate

t: served just barely on the cool side, flavors of pale English barley give biscuits and hay that carry into the finish, delicate herbal hop flavors, mild bitterness

d: easily sessionable

pint at the brewery nearly a year ago, review entered directly from notes taken in some SLC indy rag (600 characters)

Photo of dasmith52
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer when I was at the Squatters pub in Park City Ut, and really enjoyed it. It had a nice flavor and complemented the food very well.
Appearance: A very nice golden color that was clear and crisp.
Smell: The aroma was crisp and had a slight nutty as well as a malty smell.
Taste: A nice slightly hops flavor that is slightly with a slightly bitter after taste. Very clean and refreshing.
Mouthfeel: Good feel, but is slightly light and could be a bit heavier.
Drinkability: Perfect for after a day on the trail and refreshing. I could put down a couple of these bad boys.
Also a great label! (609 characters)

Photo of CHL
3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Purchased in the Squatters summer sampler at Smith's Marketplace in Salt Lake City. Blond beer with good lacing.

The thoughts of the dog on the bottle seem to change over time. On this bottle the dog is thinking, "I'm a sniffer, not a fighter." This beer is not much for sniffing though; very little smell, so seems like it might be a disappointing macro-like brew.

In fact, it's pretty good. Slightly light malts, which are bready and with a enough hops to make it balanced. Not my style, but I think this might make a good consensus beer with my companion, you enjoys things like Rolling Rock. This is infinitely better, and extremely drinkable. Goes down clean and refreshing. (682 characters)

Photo of Patrick999
3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Draft at the SLC airport location.

A - Mostly golden with a decent touch of amber, bony head.

S - A little grainy, slight nip of hop. Nothing too crazy, nothing too disgusting.

T - I shrugged. Per notes, it tasted just a little better than a standard macro amber. I caught a little diacetyl, minor floral hop notes, minor bready grain.

F - Light bodied, heavy carbonation.

D - The kind of beer that I won't have a problem drinking. It does go down well. However, I won't rave about it. (494 characters)

Photo of tmoneyba
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft sample at Salt Lake airport brewpub.

Poured clear pale color with a moderate creamy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Light malt and hop aroma. Light to medium body with a thin texture. Light sweet citrus flavor with a light bittersweet finish of short duration.

Average drinkable beer. (312 characters)

Photo of Haybeerman
3.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Bright, clear gold color. Poured a 1 finger coarse white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Light, broken lacing.

S: Wet, bready malts up front. Citrus. Very clean.

T: Predominantly slightly sweet malts with some light grapefruit and citrus. Hop finish brings it all into a very nice balance.

M: Light side of medium body. Balanced carbonation. Crisp, clean and quite refreshing.

D: Very drinkable - easily a better summer drink instead of early January (or late January by the time I got it posted). Not complex, not a lot going on but also nothing offensive and balanced enough to make it very good. (610 characters)

Photo of yesyouam
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chasing Tail Golden Ale is, in fact, golden and sparkling. The bubbly white head is fleeting and the lacing is good. Grain is in the nose along with some grassy hops that border on sweet. It is light bodied, sparkling and it leaves the palate clean. Green apple, black pepper and a subtle fruitiness lurk about a very grainy (like crackers) flavor. It was a good choice after I mowed the lawn for 2 1/2 hours. Refreshing.
(rated Aug 14, 2007) (442 characters)

Photo of younger35
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A friend brought me back a sampler pack from SLC. I really enjoy Squatters brews and I suspect this one won’t be any different. Drank from my snifter while watching the Seattle vs. Baltimore game.

Appearance- Pours a semi cloudy orange yellow with a really nice bright white one finger head. Head recedes fairly slowly and leaves a spotty cap and thick, chunky collar. Plenty of lacing is left behind for good measure.
Smell- A bit of sweet pale malt that has a very subtle toffee-ish like resemblance. A bit of lemon citrus from a very lightly hopped brew. Fairly uninteresting but considering the style, I wasn’t expecting too much.
Taste- Like the nose it starts with a nice light sweet caramel malt. Some yeast dirtiness is present along with a bit of citrus hop. Light tangerine like finish and a lingering grainy malt aftertaste.
Mouthfeel- Medium to light body with a crisp aggressive carbonation.
Drinkability- Like the other beers I’ve had out of this sampler pack the sessionablity of these brews are off the charts. Sitting at 4% ABV they are definitely not going to knock you on your ass. This brew is very solid and quite tasty. (1,145 characters)

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Squatters Chasing Tail Golden Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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