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Squatters IPA - Utah Brewers Cooperative

Squatters IPASquatters IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

256 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%


Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative visit their website


Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-23-2002)
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Zorro

California

3.04/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Slightly chill hazed orange colored ale with a tall white head. This is at the lower end of the IPA Orange spectrum.

Smells mild for an IPA. Mild malt and a little grapefruit aroma. Faint scent of pinewood, just not that aromatic.

Starts out tasting of toasted grain and strong tea. Little bit of citrus flavor but overall this is pretty much closer to a pale ale than an IPA.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall this is damn easy to drink but it will leave hopheads with the feeling they have been cheated. Buy this expecting to taste Pale Ale and it is OK.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 03:03:15 | More by Zorro
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer is a very pale olden color, slight haze, almost no head. Carbonation is okay.

Aroma is citrusy and slightly fruity. Very pleasant aroma, the hops are subtle, not right in your face. No malt aroma.

Tastes is bitter, hops linger on the tongue. Citrus and grapefruit, bitter hop bit at the end. Crisp, not too sweet but not dry either.

Medium Mouthfeel.

A well made beer. Nothing outstanding but it is still crisp and refreshing and the citrus comes through well.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 01:04:22 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint.

A: Deep amber hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly white head. Settles fairly slowly leaving residue and a smattering of carbonation on the surface. Thick, persistent, dry lacing.

S: Pine cones, pine resin, and grapefruit.

T: Pine, nuts, and grapefruit... tastes like it smells.

M: Syrupy texture. Hop forward, little sweetness for balance, bitter dry finish.

D: Sipping experience... the character will dictate.

Atmosphere is really nice. Nice head, dark hue, and some thick persistent lacing. Nose is piney and citrusy. Pine, with a malty nut character, and lots of grapefruit pith. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 06:48:43 | More by bmwats
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Hops4Pops

Texas

4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle
A: Aggressive side pour into a tulip. Cloudy amber in color. 1 finger of head. Quickly receding, Bubbles from foam to 1/8th inch. Small amount of sticky lacing.
S: Citrusy, grapefruit, hops, pine, pale malt
T: Very nice. Follows the same notes as smell plus some lemon. Very nice hop profile.
M: Crisp and refreshing. Slight bit of alcohol.
O: A very good beer. Very drinkable. Nice hop profile but not too strong. A good way to introduce someone to an IPA and a nice price point. Well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 22:53:02 | More by Hops4Pops
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Note: This beer lists their ABV to be 6.5%.

Small but steady head (one finger thick). Settles to single layer of minute bubbles and leaves a blanket of lace initially.

More caramel to the nose than I expected. Comes across more like a British version of the IPA than American. Subtle, but present hop in the background.

This is a well-balanced IPA. The hop has a grapefruit rind taste but it is light for the style. The malt is your basic pale variety. This could easily come across as an ESB or an APA. The body is as expected and the carbonation is fine.

Simply put, this is an easy-to-drink IPA, perfect a perfect way for hopaphobes to be introduced to the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 22:37:24 | More by smcolw
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KidsDoc

California

3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

First ever trial of a Squatters brew. Excited by the variety found in great bottle shop is Tucson, AZ while visiting in-laws.

Pours modest orange with straw-yellow highlights. Weak, white bubbly head with decent noticeable lacing.

Aroma is sweet floral and citrus - mostly peach/mango variety rather than strong citrus

Taste is similar with dominant sweetness of peaches, ?mango, and faint orange peel. Mildly crisp bitterness with floral hops coming through intermittently. Noted lack of piney/resinous hops in the version of an IPA.

M: refreshing but fairly robust medium mouthfeel. Has a very smooth finish without any bitter bite on the end.

A very solid beer. The hops profile was unlike most I have had in many months but very enjoyable overall. More of a sweet style IPA than the bitterness expected. I would try this again for the unusual characteristics that set it apart, but just not hitting my favorite style points.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 04:28:12 | More by KidsDoc
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TheSSG

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, dense, white head that is full of resin and laces the glass nicely. Great aroma of grapefruit with a touch of pine. Golden hue with a touch of amber. The way the thick head just sits atop the liquid is so picturesque! Starts bright with citrus bursting in, moves into a slight pine character and a flash of metallic before the malt muscles its way in. The finish is mild pine atop biscuit.

Overall, this is one of my all-time favorite IPA's.
It's so perfectly balanced between malt and hop bitterness. Not too high on the IBU's (55), but PACKED with flavor and aroma; just how I like 'em!
Fell in love with then one when I lived out West, glad to be able to get it in the Midwest!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 04:30:44 | More by TheSSG
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a better than average ipa, this is well made but a little generic on the flavor profile. the pours is a nice bronzed golden color, mostly clear, with several inches of airy white head. the nose is hoppy and bitter, but mellowed by an English malt profile that puts in a touch of caramel sweetness and color. the hops have somewhat of a tropical fruit profile, with pineapple rings and dried mango coming to mind, but there is much sweetness and in the end the bitterness washes away the fruit. good medium body on this from good use of grain, this is a good all season ipa as a result. the flavor isn't particularly interesting overall, but it is satisfying and it fits the ipa genre well. I would like to see some more interesting hop variety here, dry hop this with sorachi or something and now then we will talk! fine carbonation and easy enough to drink. a B to B+ beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 19:55:19 | More by StonedTrippin
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #61 (Feb 2012):

LOOK: Hazy, pale amber

SMELL: Hop resin, spice, leafy, pipe tobacco, piney, light caramel, yeast, biscuity

TASTE: Smooth, hop forward, grainy, leafy, vegetal, spicy, oily, bitter, toasted biscuits, yeast, pineapple, passion fruit, hoppy finish

What was expected has been given. This IPA is all about old-school balance, without forgetting its hoppy roots. Fondness grows after each sip, followed by mourning as our glasses empty. A damn solid IPA, one that we wish we had more of.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 17:44:33 | More by BeerAdvocate
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zeff80

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a two-finger, off-white head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled very floral with citrus and grapefruit notes.

T - It tasted of grapefruit, citrus, and pine. A nice burnt toast maltiness as a backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied IPA with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty IPA. Glad I picked this one up in Minnesota.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 04:11:44 | More by zeff80
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JordonHoltzman

New York

3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a pale orange body with a white head that dissipates very quickly.
smells of citrus and pine, but low character of each, very low for an ipa.
the taste matches the smell. I don't always want a huge flavor, but this is kinda weak.
mouthfeel is decent.
I guess this makes for a session ipa

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2012 01:22:34 | More by JordonHoltzman
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a lightly hazed gold color with a small cap of white head. Not much retention and average lace.

Nose shows some nice tropical fruit hop aromas with a biscuity, light malt backdrop. Smells pretty good actually, I am fairly impressed.

Taste is a nice blend of grainy malt and vibrant hop flavor. The bitterness is controlled and the balance is pretty good if you like a hop-flavor forward IPA as opposed to highly bitter. As it warms the malt may even lean a bit earthy and maris otter-esque. Id say this is more English style than American, but the hop flavor seems more American. A good hybrid, perhaps?...everything works pretty well together. Id have no problem getting another sixer of this sometime.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 01:12:06 | More by twiggamortis420
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer #34 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Looks nice off the pour. Citrus nose. Flavor profile is fairly spiced from hops with an overall earthy thing and some citrus in there too. Very meaty and chewy. Quite thick. Lots of malts showing as the beer warms. Carbonation is a bit high, enough that it seems to become as prevalent as the taste of the beer, and possibly interfering with that a bit. Overall though, a pretty decent beer. I think this would be a good beer to have via cask.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 23:48:43 | More by RblWthACoz
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TCMike

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass, it produced a big, fluffy, three finger,white head. The beer color is a translucent medium gold.
The aroma was of honey, and a little citrus hop.
The taste was the same, but with the hops pushing through the honey sweetness more.
IPA's aren't my favorite style, but this one I liked. Probably because the sweetness hid some of the extra hop bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 01:00:19 | More by TCMike
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warnerry

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 5/23/11; bottled 4/12/11

A - Pours a clear honey color with two fingers of craggy off-white head. Head has good retention. Nice.

S - Floral and citrus hops. A bit od grass and faint caramel malt.

T - Initial hop burst is nice and bitter with lots of grapefruit. Midway, it transitions to a slightly watery maltiness. Maintains a lingering bitterness that is noticeable but not very strong. A bit of tea.

M - Starts promising but turns thin after the initial hop bitterness. Decent, but nothing more.

O - Decent, easy drinking IPA. Unfortunately, the middle and end don't live up to the initial promise.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 01:37:10 | More by warnerry
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Squatters IPA has a thick, cream-colored head and a mostly clear, bubbly, oragne appearance with a heavy amount of lacing left down the glass. The aroma is citrus, sweetness, and bread. Taste is of bitterness up front, citrus, sweet bread, malt, and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium, and Squatters IPA finishes mostly dry and easy drinking. This is one to get!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 22:57:29 | More by RonaldTheriot
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

2.78/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I have no idea if this is the right listing, but I think it might be. The thing throwing me off is that it's listed as "retired." On the label this says "India Pale Ale" with "IPA" below that and "Brewers Reserve" below that. 6.5% ABV. Poured into a pint glass. "Born" on 5/16/12.

4.0 A: Clear light orange color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy white head. Retention is good and plenty of lacing is left.

3.0 S: Light herbal and flowery hop aroma. Light clean neutral maltiness. A bit grainy. Not much going on.

2.5 T: Like the nose, but perhaps even more boring. Light herbal hoppiness. Light grainy neutral maltiness. Low bitterness.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Crisp and clean, but not really creamy at all. Still, good here.

2.5 D: Really boring beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 06:14:19 | More by DavoleBomb
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acevenom

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Pours clear copper with a white head that dissipates slowly. Lacing is left on the side of the glass as the head dissipates. Plenty of tiny bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. The smell is dominated by grassy and floral hops. There is some malt in the aroma as well. Juicy, spicy hops hit the mouth up front and the hop bitterness comes in the back end. There is a good malt backbone to this beer and the citrus flavors shine. The body is light to medium with adequate carbonation. The drinkability is high. Overall, this is a solid, well balanced IPA. It's definitely worth trying if you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 20:56:44 | More by acevenom
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kylehay2004

Florida

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

A: thin head on a hazy golden with amber hues body.

S: grapefruit, candied oranges, nice malt presence and herbal hops.

T: Flavor is less appealing than the complex aroma. decent amount of maltiness. Hops mostly provide floral and fruit, mostly grapefruit, notes which sour up the middle. Fairly sweet and fruity finish.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: A nicely drinkable IPA with a nicely complex aroma however a not so memorable flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 01:50:32 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of white foam that fades quickly and leaves only light lace on the glass. The body is a slightly hazy, golden copper.

S - Spicy hops and light malt with a bit of pine aroma.

T - Sweet malt up front with some toffee notes. The malt sweetness is pushed aside in the middle by a building bitterness as well as some pine and grapefruit flavor. Finishes with moderate bitterness, grapefruit, and lingering toffee malt sweetness.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - This is a pretty standard IPA, and while it wouldn't hold up to the real hop bombs that some breweries are putting out these days it is well balanced and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 01:49:37 | More by nickfl
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle date of 3/30/12.

Burnt orange with a tall cap of tan foam that settles nicely into a a sticky and creamy topping with lots of lacing.

A lovely nose of caramel with citrus.

For the most part, a balanced IPA. Solid malt backbone with grapefruit and tangerine. The bitterness is about medium.

Smooth feel with some resin stickiness and a dry finish.

A nicely crafted IPA that I enjoyed although it doesn't stand out to make me have to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 23:12:57 | More by jera1350
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

2.88/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear orange-gold color. The head is a half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into a small cap of lacing. The aroma is of grapefruit and pine resin. It is a pleasant aroma, but not really interesting. The taste is of grapefruit with a very sharp bitterness in the finish. There is also an unpleasant vegetal character that takes over in the finish, and makes drinking this beer quite unenjoyable. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, I will pass on this beer next time.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 01:37:49 | More by KarlHungus
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morimech

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Born date of 03/30/12.

Clear amber color with an attractive head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left behind on the glass.

Nice C-hop aroma. Fairly old school with the hop choice and level of assertiveness. Classic American hop aroma of citrus and pine. Nice underlying, slightly toasted malt aroma.

Solid taste. The brewer got a lot of the hops with flavor and bitterness. Tastes like a bigger beer. The hops are assertive for a 55 IBUs. Plenty of citrus, pine, and earthiness. The malt is not exactly dry in the West Coast style, but more semi-dry and lightly toasted.

Moderate body that seems perfect for a 6% ABV beer. Nicely carbonated and textured.

Classic American IPA hop flavor. Well crafted and worthy of future purchases.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 18:32:40 | More by morimech
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Nugganooch

California

3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Threw this one in a mix sixer at Total Wine only later to realize the born on date of 06/20/11…dun dun DUN!!!

Well here goes - 12oz bottle to pint glass

A: Appearance is a fuzzy golden straw color. Nice creamy one and half fingers of white with some crusty specks of lace. Looks nice.

S: Still has a bit of piney aroma to it with some citrus peel mixed in there. A predominant bready English pale malty cracker character and some light ABV notes.

T: Flavors are still holding up with a bit of fruity and floral hops there. English pale malts are exhibited with a cracker like maltiness. Has a bit of tart mid palate and a grassy hay like note. Some light citrus fruits. Definite American hop influence. Moderate bitterness towards the back of the tongue. Slight metallic tinge – oxidation probably starting to set in.

M: Has a real nice creamy texture. Soft and fluffy on the palate. Lends to a lighter body with a nice dry crisp finish.

D: This was not half bad and I can’t believe how well it's holding up at about 9 months old. Real fruity for an "English style" IPA but a bit tart and staling at this point. Not outstanding but has drinkability potential.

Probably wouldn’t get again unless uber fresh. Would revisit if that opportunity presents itself.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 19:02:57 | More by Nugganooch
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azdback

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Spaten Tumbler glass. Dark, caramel colored red. Filtered and bright transparency shows the large carbonation bubbles that lead to a small two finger head that is rocky and bright white. Kind of looks like sea foam.

Smell is pretty candy sweet. Maybe some bright citrus hops. I smell sugar topped yellow grapefruit and some sweetened orange or lime and some pineapple.

Taste is a huge let down. It doesn't hold up to the aroma at all. I get a bit of plastic tasting hop bitterness and a lot of water.

Mouth is as I said in the taste, very watery. The consistency is crisp and the carbonation is light. The body is where this goes to shit, light and the finish is very light and watery.

Overall I didn't expect much out of this so on a disappointment meter I wasn't shocked. This one is pretty good until you have to put it in your mouth. The flavor is pretty one demential and not on my level. Thanks to Bill and Gwen for the sample.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 06:58:10 | More by azdback
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Squatters IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
84 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.