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Squatters IPA - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Squatters IPASquatters IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

285 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of TheOtherMike
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another vacation discovery surprise.

I was on vacation in the Black Hills / Rushmore area and dined a few nights in a small town restaurant. I tried several offerings that were new to me. This wasn't one of them, but the locals directed me to a local grocery store that carried a decent selection. As I prefer IPAs, I grabbed a six of this and struck gold. Not my #1 discovery on this trip, but a close second. Time for a road trip!

TheOtherMike, Dec 31, 2010
Photo of Tywilly132
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Tywilly132, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of Myotus
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Best IPA I have tried thus far.

Myotus, Nov 11, 2014
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.

OStrungT, Jul 18, 2006
Photo of Sgraziosa
4.75/5  rDev +28%

Sgraziosa, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Ezone024
4.53/5  rDev +22.1%
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.

Ezone024, Sep 15, 2009
Photo of treehugger02010
4.53/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I shall start with the best part. I have never had an IPA that had this smooth of a mouthfeel. The color was a bright light brown. There wa a thick fluffy head. The retention was also thick and fluffy. The retention was great as well. The smell and the taste were awsomely hoppy. A awsome brew. Don't drink and review.

treehugger02010, Dec 23, 2006
Photo of navin
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

navin, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of alva7172
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

alva7172, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of sseyler
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

sseyler, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of tigermaniac72
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

tigermaniac72, May 03, 2013
Photo of CampusCrew
4.45/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

very godo hop presence for an english

appearance: nice beutiful red-amberish color

smell: strong hop aroma and citrus notes

taste: liek a solid IPA, but good pine/grapefruit flavor, very solid IPA along with all of their others.

mouthfeel: medium bodied IPA, more balanced than torpedo and copeletey different flavor

drinkability: overall a decent IPA, and I would recommend.

CampusCrew, Sep 23, 2009
Photo of breweryaprntc13
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a barely hazy golden-amber body capped by an impressive, think two finger head, off white color with medium lacing.

A:Strong hops lead, citrus and floral hops dominant, grassy hops present as well. A toasted malt background.

T: Strong bitterness.The malt up front, followed by mid palate citrus leads over fruitiness, hints of grass and pine, with a bitter finish.

M: Light to medium body, medium carbonation, bitter aftertaste.

D: Very good IPA, definitely one I could see myself keeping stocked in my fridge.

breweryaprntc13, Apr 07, 2010
Photo of andythejerk
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I think this is one of the most balanced, tastiest beers in the world. Although I can love the mouth puckering hop bombs that are American style IPA's, this slightly more subtle English style IPA is a welcome departure. I wish Utah laws allowed it to be served on draft--we really need to change this foolishness. That is some good sheite.

andythejerk, Jul 14, 2008
Photo of utahbeerdude
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Visual: Nice white head, dark gold color and very clear. Appropriate amount of carbonation for the style.

Aroma: Very nice hop aroma. American variety – Cascade and maybe some Centennial, but not too strong. Likely dry hopped. A bit minerally (sulphur), but not unpleasant. A touch of malt sweetness.

Flavor: Slightly bitter to start, then some hop flavor and lager-like malt presence, then long, dry bitter finish. Bitterness persists for quite a while in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation in the middle renders some pleasant creaminess.

Overall: Not the hop bomb that characterizes many IPAs. This is very clean, almost lager like, but still very much an IPA. Very drinkable.

utahbeerdude, Feb 12, 2007
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
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

RonaldTheriot, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of wl0307
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this beer at the BSF bar, GBBF 05.

A: dark orangey amber colour, with an inch-thick off-white head with pretty good retention, leaving uneven but quite apparent lacing; nice and gentle carbonation is detected.
S: a considerable but not overdone sweetened orange-zest aroma comes through the nostrils along with a quite refreshingly perfumy and flowery esters... as the estery note goes underneath, a tinge of very soft floral aroma of English hops(?) gradually reveals its subtle appearance at the back. Very soft, subtle and nice, like a lesser, but more appealing (to me), version of a bolder American Pale Ale or IPA.
T: a deliciously fruity, mild orangey, and flowery taste of malts, exotic and oily hops arrive first, gradually leading to an intensifying hoppy bitterness and a, well, almost "pollen"-like flowery scent lingering in the mouth... Dryish bitter mouthfeel towards the end, with lots of rich hops resulting in an aromatic as well as lightly spicy and grapefruit-zesty aftertaste, yet short of a kind of saturated taste as quite a few richer American IPAs tend to provide.
M&D: very refreshing as well as balanced, this beer has a less assertive and lower profile for an IPA. This is no doubt one of the most quaffable, light-weight pale ales I've tasted. Strongly recommended.

wl0307, Aug 23, 2005
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
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!!!!

NeroFiddled, Feb 27, 2007
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: It has a good strong floral hops aroma, with smells of citrus and caramelized malt in the background.

T: The taste is very well-balanced. The flavors of hops, citrus and caramelized malt all compliment each other nicely. The after-taste has a touch of citrus sweetness and a good floral hops presence.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down extremely easily, not filling at all as I found this beer to beer well on the light side for the style. I can see myself knocking back quite a few of these. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it’s not available near me.

TheManiacalOne, Jan 14, 2007
Photo of tavernjef
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly copper hued, more so yellow with a solid with cap and tons of lacing in sheets. Nice aroma of freshly dried hop cones, leafy, grassy, fresh, with a smallish pale malt backing. Taste is lovely fresh with hop tones, leafy, green, grassy, nice bittering tones that are alpha acid packed with goodness and just mild enough to not over do it. Pleasingly placed malts add some zip of dried bread grains. The hops are really nice in fresh, very yummy with just a bit of pine and citric things to keep in some interest, but the freshness of leafyness is what made me keep on drinking this stuff. My is it tasty! Medium body feel and well carbonated with a substantial hop bittering thats fresh and leafy. Actually reminded me of a toned down Dreadnaught. That may be saying much, but htis stuff really was nice. I must have got a super fresh sixer, cuz it was fantastic.

tavernjef, May 30, 2004
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle provided by Wasatch as a freebie from a trade, a very nice guy. The beer was light straw orange colored, a little hazy, with a 2 finger foam. The smell was stronger in hops than your average English IPA, more of an American version in my opinion. The hops were citrusy on the sweet side (both orange and grapefruit but more of the former). The taste was very very good, making me sorry I only had one bottle. Lots of citrus and other fruit flavors come out, some orange, grapefruit, a little apricot and maybe pineapple. This my image of the perfect beer in tropical locales, instead of the standard Red Stripe, Carib, Longboard Lager, etc. The mouthfeel is OK, what I noticed most after each sip was a little malt presence lasting in the mouth. Extremely well done beer! Drinkability is very good, I could easily drink many of these. Extremely recommended.

TurdFurgison, Jun 14, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

SmellsofMahagony, Oct 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

beerbrains, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

MAUEX_MFA, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

apf, Feb 18, 2014
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Squatters IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
84 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.