Squatters IPA - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Squatters IPASquatters IPA

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288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-23-2002

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Reviews by TheLongBeachBum:
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | 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 word Squatters in black text. Main label has a cream colored background with a red diamond on it and the text ‘Squatters IPA India Pale Ale – Brewers Reserve’. Listed at 6.0% 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: Tangerine body with amber tones. Nice creamy head, off white with some beige hints. The head starts at a 1” thick frothy cap and dips in the centre over time to leave a thick creamy ring as you work down this beer. Rising carbonation is average in strength and lends life to this IPA.

Nose: Orange pith and a light reeling pine quality. Toasted malts and a gentle fruit punch aroma which includes sliced apples, pears and peeled tangerines. Pretty heavy on the tangerine and orange though.

Taste: Not much in the way of fierce hops, this is more your low key IPA which has a healthy dollop of orange and grapefruit infused hops but not to any excess, and all set neatly against a toasted malt derived base. Finish is fruity, more orange and some pine oil, but in low strength. A bit too much orange in this for me which becomes a little annoying after a half bottle.

Mouthfeel: Average feel, not weak, nor strong, but just a middling strength which supports the tastes adequately.

Drinkability: Simple enough, the orange aspects of this IPA get to be a bit much at times and tend to detract. Nice enough but the one bottle was enough.

Overall: Interesting, and worth trying for the price, but I wouldn’t pick this up in Six-Packs to be honest.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a slight hazed lighter amber shade with a very nicely defined egg shell colored one finger head that held for a real long time.Light pine and overripe tangerine aromas over top of a biscuit malt base,a lush mouthfeel,almost creamy in texture.Not a big hop wallop on the palate,fruity hops mixed with a firm lightly sweet malt base.Its not a big citric/piney hop onslaught but its a pretty fair ipa,drinkable with a silky feel.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Photo of warnerry
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Photo of Beaver13
2.68/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle, best by 7/16/14. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a big meringue white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet bready malts with some grassy hops.

The flavor is sweet toasted malts with some grassy bitterness and a little fruit. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, it's very subdued and sweet and grassy.

Photo of warriorsoul
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Wasatch for this one...a great BA.
Pours a clear, pale orange with a full finger of bright white had after an agressive pour. Produces some thin lacing as I work my way thru the pint.
A gentle aroma of sweet malt and floral hops...well balanced in the nose.
Taste is great...again, very well balanced hop to malt ratio and while it is not a hop bomb, it is not lacking for the style. Hops become a bit fruitier as it warms...
Finish is clean, the mouthfeel is thin yet crisp and the offering is insanely drinkable.
Very cool to try this one...thanks again John.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a clear yellow orange with a white head. The aroma is very hoppy with a good amount of pine. The flavor is pine and orange hops with a little bit of malt to keep things balanced. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of magictrokini
2.98/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold pour with a decent white head. Aroma is hoppy but flat. Almost metallic. So is the taste. Some hops, mostly peppery, and some bland pale malt with a metallic finish. This site says its an English IPA. Sadly, I think English IPA's ave more body and spice than this one.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden and copper colored beer, average white head to it. Mild hop aroma, lending itself closer to grapefruit, more caramel in the aroma than anything, thought this might be a malt bomb-esque beer. Born on date gets it a bump in the appearance.

Grassy hop taste, nicely subdued, bitterness kept respectably in check, really does come about as a balanced ipa that is not a diss on the beer.

A little pricey at $9 a 6er when you can get better and bolder stuff in the style, but not a bad choice when trying to get people into the style or for extreme desert heat.

Photo of OStrungT
4.95/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I found this beer at the Pleasenton BevMo. I was happy to finally see a beer from Utah. And at 6%, a little surprised.

This beer pours a clear, light yellow color, with a thick fulffy, off white head. The head fades very slowly, leaving slight tints of orange in it.

This beer smells equally of grassy, piney, and citrusy hops. It is very well balanced. The aroma is not overbearing at all. I can smell a very slight malty aroma well hidden.

This beer tastes exactly like it smells. A very well balanced grassy, citrus, and piney hop flavor, mixed in with an ever so slight malty sweetness.

This beer is very smooth, and refreshing. It leaves a pleasent hoppy aftertaste. It is carbonated perfectly for the style.

I think this beer would make an excelent session beer. It tastes great. I am actually surprised about that since Utah is not exactly known for their beer. I would make this my every day IPA if I had better access to it.

Photo of LXIXME
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an inch or so above the glass gives it a big off white to maybe light tan head above a clear copper golden colored beer.

Big citrus hops nose with a slight bready/grain hint to it, very nice IPA nose.

Light citrus with a slight bitter hint to it, with also a slight almost caramel malt taste coming through. Not as hoppy or as IPA as the aroma would suggest, but still a pretty good taste.

A dry aftertaste with some light citrus hops accents on this medium bodied lightly carbonated beer.

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Squatters- IPA

Thanks to Wasatch for this 1.

A- Orange/ brown with a thick foamy head. Messy lacing on the glass.
S- Oily pine hops and caramel malt.
T- Slick oily pine hops with a buttery caramel malt backbone.
M- Buttery, creamy, and chewy.

Overall- A slightly above average IPA that I could easily drink all night.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Squatters IPA pours a slightly hazy golden amber body beneath a creamy head of off-white that holds well and leaves some very nice wrinkles and splashes of lace about the glass.

A combination of yeasty fruitiness, sweetish and lightly caramelish malt, and grassy, citrusy, and floral hops greets you in the nose. It's clean, bright, and welcoming!

In the mouth it's smooth with a medium body and a gentle zest on the tongue from its seemingly natural, moderate carbonation.

The flavor is fruity, hoppy, and malty all at once, displaying a great balance. It's remarkably drinkable; offering up some interesting, refreshing fruit at the outset, followed by some grassy, floral, citrusy, lightly piney, and even gently leafy or herbal hops at mid-palate over a bed of gently sweet and lightly caramelish and biscuity maltiness. It's unusual, almost as if German hops had been used, and yet there's also a citrusy character that indicates Cascades...? Intriguing! The bitterness is kept in check, although present, and it finishes dry with a lingering note of tangerine-like fruitiness drizzled here and there with sweet berries; raspy, piney/grassy hops; and a light flicker of sweet caramel. Very nicely done. Quaffable!!!!

Photo of Ezone024
4.49/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer was a surprise in a trade (also from wasatch) and i have to tell you, it was much to my delight. What a fantastic beer. it pours a golden/ orange color. it smells amazing. One of the most citrusy scents in a beer that i have experienced. it smells like piney hops and grapefruits. it is very well balanced. the piney hops bite you at 1st finished off with a sweet grapefruit burst at the end. very well crafted!.

i indeed am very interested in getting my hands on as much of this as i can.

blew my mind , that is all.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.06/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The second beer in the six pack is the IPA and I believe it was brewed in the old english traditional sense and not like a west coaster. The color is copper clear with nice white head. The scent is has a subtle hop character, but is missing pine and citrus. The taste is very bitter. Its starts very crisp with hops, but then tapers to sour and bitter aftertaste that clings to pallete. This, for me, would be a tough beer to session, one is enough. Its not a bad beer, but it's not great....worth a try though.

Photo of prototypic
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to abankovich for this one.

Appearance: It pours a very clear, light bronze color. Head is foamy white and about two fingers deep. It patiently stuck around for a while and left a spotty lacing stuck to the glass.

Smell: The nose is dominated by citrus sweetness and earthy notes. Citrus scent is comprised of light grapefruit, pineapple, and lemon. It appears to have a decent malt presence consisting of mostly caramel malts. Hops are notable, but are floral and grainy. A strong biscuity aroma wraps it up.

Taste: Grapefruit and pinepple flavors kick it off and give it a sweet flavor. They're quickly followed by lively hops that are decently bitter and earthy. The floral variation provides a grainy earthy flavor. Caramel malt sweetness really balances it out well. A yeasty or biscuity flavor comes on strong late and sticks to the palate. It finishes dry and slightly sweet.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light bodied, crisp, and smooth. Carbonation is very good. Very solid feel and good drinkability. It goes down easy and, by my standards, abv is just right for taking down a few of these.

Squatters developed a solid English IPA with this one. I could make a few comments on how I think this beer could be improved, but that would probably end up being a tutorial on how to make this an American IPA. I prefer what American IPAs bring to the table. But, this is a very solid beer in its own right and pulls off the English style pretty well. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of dbossman
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden copper hue with a full, bubbly head-1.5 finger with decent retention; lacing is intricate and even throughout glass

S: Nice hop presence up front; the hops sit nicely on top of sweet maltiness; citrus, pine, grapefruit, and subtle wet grains are all prevalent

T: Hop bitterness up front with plenty of grapefruit and pine; a decent sweet and grainy malt backbone

F: A tad thin but decent overall

D: A drinkable and pretty darn good IPA--I would categorize this more of an American IPA than an English but nonetheless it's a good beer

Photo of russpowell
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to wasatch for this one, cheers John!

Pours a semi-effervescent amber with 3 fingers of rocky sand colored head. Good lacing & head retention

S: Citric & herbal hops & then leafy hops. plus some pears as this warms

T: Citric & resiny hops along with a slight breadyness. Some pear & pineapple mingle with grapefruitty hops, plus dryness is there as this warms. Finishes with a nice tangerine fruityness, a touch of honey & lemony hops, & slight dryness almost pulled a 4.5

MF: Medium bodied, sort of sticky with low carbonation

Drinks good, a nice take on the style

Photo of beveritt
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a standard pint glass. Label is dominated by a large red, hollow diamond with some descriptive writing on it.

Appearance: Pours with a little over 2 fingers of nearly white head. This settles slowly to a still fluffy coating of foam, leaving behind very nice lacing. The beer itseld is a medium to light gold and completely clear. No sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Hints of spicy hops, but not much else here.

Taste: Spicy hops dominate, very floral. Some hints of a bready malt in the middle, but this quickly rolls to the finishing hop bitterness. Bitterness lingers well after the sip.

Mouthfeel: Slightly below average carbonation. This goes very well with a thick and creamy body.

Drinkability: A good example. Multi-layered and complex enough to be interesting without being overwhelming. I like it. Too bad I can't get it.

Photo of morimech
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass the liquid is gold with light carbonation. The head is small white and leave little lace.

The smell is mild for an IPA, earthy hops and a lightly roasted malt.

The taste is ok not a big beer just plain IPA, well crafted and good tasting.

The mouthfeel is pretty good except for an odd chalky feel in the finish. bot good body and nice carbonation.

The drinkability is good, not bad and a decent IPA.


3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: light copper, very clear, good long lasting carbonation

Smell: citrus, malt, light yeast

Taste: very Bitter up front with some underlying malt, dry finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, long lasting head

Drinkability: Drinkable, bitter slightly cloying hops are dominating here. Nothing memorable but I would drink again if the options were limited.

Born: 2/3/11

Drank at 55f in a burgundy style glass

Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to woodychandler for yet another canned beer for me to, huh, what the fuck? This is not a canned beer. Where is the real woodychandler? Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Has a deep golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very hoppy, some citrus notes. Taste is also hop forward, a touch of citrus, considerable bitterness throughout. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Photo of Jredner
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light floral hops in the fore. Some orange blossomy notes. Golden yellow in color with a thumb thick, firm, white head. Very light and crisp in the fore. Low bittering hops. Very subdued IPA that would leave most hop heads furious. Some grainy and malty notes in the finish. I like it. it’s appropriately bitter without searing the tongue and has a refreshing elelment to it you seldom find in the hoppier IPA’s. I’m thinking maybe slcbrewer got something else though cause this beer is in no way copper..it’s very yellow/golden.

Photo of ocelot2500
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a tight white head that leaves a solid amount of lacing.

Smells of grassy hops and some biscuity malt.

Tasted of the grassy hops followed by a good dose of pale malt. Hops hit upfront with a grassy, floral character but also some citrus shows up. Malt backbone is solid with some sugary sweetness and bread notes.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, a solid IPA, but I probably won't look to it again.

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Squatters IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
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