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Squatters IPA - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Squatters IPASquatters IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

281 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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 EgadBananas
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a pale golden color, with lots of clarity. Head was nearly stark white, spongy and foamy with nice lace.

Aroma was fairly nice. Grassy, floral hops with some noticeable citrus and grapefruit notes. Theres a bit of a sweet undertone to it.

There's an initial, pleasant hop bitterness. Hops are grassy, resiny, and floral. Not as much citrus/grapefruit as with the aroma, but I prefer a more floral hop profile, so it was nice.

The feel was nice and crisp, light and easy drinking. There's an oily texture and it was nicely smooth.

Overall, an average IPA. A couple months old, which is surprising since it would seem that Squatters just entered the market in Louisiana. Fresh, I'd have this here and there for sure.

EgadBananas, May 14, 2011
Photo of ocelot2500
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

ocelot2500, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of wagenvolks
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Listed at 6.5% ABV on the bottle. Poured into a Ranger Creek tulip glass.

Squatters IPA is an attractive beer, checking off all the style requirements with ease: clear copper body, light carbonation, sticky lacing, well-retained taupe head. Aromatically unimpressive, as pine and grapefruit notes struggle to make any headway up the ole' nostrils. A bit of caramel malt makes a sturdy backbone, as the hops eventually show a bit of flare.

Flavor tastes crisp and juicy, with a nice piny bite to the finish that's not all bitterness--there is hop flavor to be found yet! Crackery pale malts are solid in the background, and the hoppiness is pleasing. Mouthfeel is right where it should be--not too thin, perfect carbonation level, succulent finish. This IPA won't knock your socks off with flavor, but it does excise a commendable balance and drinkability that begs for repetition. Nice job, Squatters.

wagenvolks, Mar 14, 2011
Photo of pi5porter
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - clear darker gold color with white head that laces on the glass.

S- a hoppy smell that is kind of faint(I dont have a good nose)

T - nice balance with a more touch on the malty side, with a malty aftertaste

M - medium body, not much to talk about

D - not the best IPA i have had, but not the worse either. it is very drinkable.

pi5porter, Mar 09, 2011
Photo of Another6Pack
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to kagent777 for the 5L "chubby." Canned on or about 2/4/11 and hooked up to the kegerator on the date of this review.

A: bright gold coming out of the tap with a thick white head. Thick curtains of creamy lace persist.

S: light citrus nose with even fainter hints of pine.

T: slightly sour start with a little iced tea flavor mixed in...a little grapefruit and a little hop zing at the finish.

M/D: very drinkable IPA with a nice, round mouthfeel. Would be a better than average candidate for a summer IPA.

Overall a good effort. I will enjoy the rest of this one over the next couple days.

Another6Pack, Mar 06, 2011
Photo of Jinholic
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dad just brought a 6 pack over so lets give it a go.

Appearance - Light orange/straw body with 2 fingers of white head, little lacing.

Smell - Hops and lots of grainy/grassy notes.

Taste - Bitter hops up front with an almost sour middle with the malts ending it clean.

Mouthfeel - Medium to light body, crisp and smooth with a slight dryness to it thats ignorable.

Overall - Not a bad IPA but not the best I've had either lacks that nice fruit taste that most others have. That said go grab one and see for yourself.

Jinholic, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of IMPERALEVERYTHIN
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
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

IMPERALEVERYTHIN, Mar 01, 2011
Photo of Hojaminbag
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This came to me as an extra in a recent trade with Wasatch. Thanks John.

Squatter's IPA has a hazy, light orange body and a tightly bubbled tan head. Retention and lacing are both solid.

The aroma is pretty good. A lot of fruity hops in the nose, with only a little bit of light, sweet malt in the background. Citrus zest and a slightly herbal smell represent the hops.

I think I like the smell of this one better than the taste. Although what is here is pretty nice, it lacks the big, aggressive hop profile that I look for in an IPA. The fruitiness does return with lemon, orange and grapefruit. It also features something similar in flavor to honeydew, which is slightly different than I would expect, but welcome. The malt bill kicks in at the back-end, and it doesn't waste time trying to balance out the hops with caramel sweetness. All it has is light, sweet malt. Moderate to low bitterness that is most noticeable in the finish.

Moderate in both body and carbonation, the mouthfeel on this one is solid.

Squatter's IPA is an interesting IPA that stands out from the crowd by being unique and not wasting time with caramel malt.

Hojaminbag, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of jdense
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle, enjoyed in Squatter Pub SLC airport, $5.29, poured into flute glass.

Deep gold clear body, multiple trails of carbonation rising to surface, one finger white head, small bubbles almost creamy, good retention. Nose features quite a bit of caramel malt, some floral hop notes. Taste is citrus, some tropical notes, bready and caramel malts in the middle, not a very bitter finish though the bitterness became more noticeable about five minutes after finishing the glass. Mouthfeel is medium, pretty dry finish. Drinkability is ok. Not that special, but it's the best I could do for the Don Younger virtual toast.

jdense, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of mrandypandy
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased from the brewpub.

A - Pours a crystal clear straw/golden color, soapy white head, good lacing, nice carbonation. Pretty.
S - Hops. Pine and resin notes, with a faint maltyness.
T - Wow, quite bitter. Tons of earthy bittering hops, pine, not much malt coming through.
M - Medium body, high carbonation.
D - OK. A bit one-dimensional but still quite drinkable.

Overall - A good, not great, IPA. Worth checking out if you're a fan of earthy/piney hopped IPA's.

mrandypandy, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of cpetrone84
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a bright golden orange with a thick creamy white head and lots of it.

S-the nose has hints of sticky malt and grainy yeast up front, the hops are syrupy pine and light fresh oranges.

T-the taste has much of the same, grainy yeasts up front, orange citrus hops and just a hint of pine. very faint bitterness that lingers for a moment.

M-medium to full body with a soft creamy texture and somewhat syrupy with a nice carbonation and gentle crisp finish.

D-balanced and simple, easy drinking. nothing over the top but subtle.

cpetrone84, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of TheOtherMike
5/5  rDev +35.1%
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 oberon
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

oberon, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of BeerQQer
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this brew at Squatters downtown Salt Lake City

A - light orange coppery color with 1/2" creamy foam head good retention with nice lacing

S - pleasant piney hop scent

T - very nice hop bitterness with a peppery finish

M - tingles the taste buds

D - would not have a problem revisiting this beer from time to time...so many beers so little time ;)

BeerQQer, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of djmichaelk
2.95/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle at the SLC airport brewpub, into a pilsner glass.

A - Pours a nice-looking straw color, with a huge head that takes minutes to fall. Took so long that I got impatient with it and started drinking through it. Great lacing and retention.

S - Definitely a high point, with citrusy hops. Grapefruit, lemon, and even some spice to add another dimension to the aroma.

T - Kind of a letdown after the aroma. Somewhat oxidized, with a flat taste and a touch of cardboard. I can make out a shell of the what hit my nose, and there's an earthiness that I didn't smell. Makes me wonder how long that bottle sat in the cooler. It's okay but there are many better-tasting IPAs out there.

M - About like I expected. Medium bodied, with a somewhat dry finish.

D - If the flavor was something to write home about, this would score much higher. Unfortunately while I *could* drink a lot of this, I just don't care to.

O - I'd love to see a bottled date on these -- the bartender sold this pretty hard to me, and I figured since I hadn't tried it that I might as well. I probably won't again. This is an average beer in a crowded field.

djmichaelk, Oct 09, 2010
Photo of kagent777
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle purchased from the Squatters beer store. I had it in the fridge four days, so it should be pretty fresh. Cannot be sure because there is no freshness/ brewed on date. Label says 55 IBUs and 6.5% ABV.

Appearance: Produces an off white head that quickly dissipates to thin patches that leave scattered lacing on my pint glass. The beer is a nice copper with a very small amount of haze.

Aroma: The is a very light toasty malt character, but the hops steal the show. The hops do not over power and are a nice blend of floral, pine and a touch of citrus. As with most other beers with substantial ABVs, I also get some solvent alcohol.

Taste/mouthfeel: The hops combine with the malt to form a nice balance. The bitterness offsets the light sweetness of the malts. The presence in the mouth is not too thick but not thin either. The carbonation is average while the finish is long from the delicious hops bitterness.

Overall: One of my favorite IPAs. This one is easy for me to get, brewed in my home town. Very easy to drink, and very enjoyable.

kagent777, Aug 17, 2010
Photo of beerwolf77
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes to wasatch for this brew.

Poured into my pint glass the beer is mostly clear golden oranage. A huge bright white head fills at least three fingers of my glass. Thick lace coating of lace left behind.

The aroma is solid blast of citrus and pine. Loads of grapefruit and pineapple. Very fragrant. Hard to beleive this is an English IPA.

The flavor is smooth as hell. A good amount of orange and grapefruit with mild bitterness.

Medium smooth body. Light to moderate carbonation.

Overall a very nice beer. Suoer easy to drink.

beerwolf77, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of dbossman
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
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

dbossman, Aug 04, 2010
Photo of Gavage
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a slightly hazy orange color with a 2" head that lasts a while. Thick lace paints the glass.

Aroma: light orange and some caramel sweetness is mild overall.

Taste: caramel, oranges, some fruit sweetness, and a mild bitterness makes up a mellow IPA. There is a mild breadiness to the malt profile.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout. Aftertaste is short lived.

Drinkability: easy to drink this beer. This one is a good session ale, but will not blow you away.

Gavage, May 18, 2010
Photo of breweryaprntc13
4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
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 Mora2000
4/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Mora2000, Mar 19, 2010
Photo of gford217
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to Wasatch for this 12oz bottle.

Pours a deep, clear amber with a thick white head that shows very good retention and surprisingly good lacing.

The aroma is definitely on the sweeter side with tangerine and light pine in the nose. There is also a hefty caramel malt presence as well.

The taste is also sweet with caramel malts, lightly toasted, sweet citrus and some hay. The finish is fairly dry and toasty with very little hop bitterness, again sweeter than most IPAs

The mouthfeel is very smooth with active carbonation and actually warms the throat more than I was expecting.

This is a decent and well balanced IPA but there's nothing memorable here, so I'd say it's slightly above average overall with the hops being of the sweeter variety and the caramel malts playing a prominent role.

gford217, Mar 14, 2010
Photo of climax
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This one poured a very clear burnt orange amberish hue. The head was tan and had pretty good retention and left a pretty thick layer of lace.

The aroma was very juicy and well balanced. Citrus and tropical fruit from the hops was well matched by a sweet toasty presence. Lots of caramel and sweet mandarin orange scents dominated and a slight buttery presence loomed as well.

The same elements were found in the taste. Very juicy and refreshing sweet citrus fruit was a bit more pronounced than more bitter pine flavors. All of which sat on a relatively strong malt backbone, caramel and spices.

The body was on the light side of medium. Not as full as I would have liked, but it was smooth and the crispness of carbonation kept me fairly distracted. This is a good easy drinking IPA with a lot of flavor.

climax, Mar 13, 2010
Photo of kevinjosephlee
2.8/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into a glass

A: A rich and frothy off white head with great lacing and retention. A clear amber appearance.

S: Hops dominating in the nose.

T: Also dominance of bittering hops that lingers. Some maltiness detectable.

M: Crisp with biting bitterness in the finish.

Notes: Not a very balanced or easy-drinking IPA.

kevinjosephlee, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of Reagan1984
4.13/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As I post this, I see this is listed as an English IPA. No way. Way too hoppy for that style.
Served in a Squatters IPA glass.
3+ fingers of head form. The beer is a bright orange/copper color. Excellent clarity. Excellent retention and structure on the head. Clumpy lacing everywhere.

Aroma is bright, fresh, floral and of citrus.

Wow, kind of like sucking on a fresh hop cone. Perfumey, floral, resin like, some honey, you can taste the green of the fresh hop.
I can't believe I am going to say this, but this could use a touch more malt backbone. Still a nice fresh Ipa. Almost soapy.

Slight carbonation, smooth, oily mouthfeel

Reagan1984, Dec 09, 2009
Squatters IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
84 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.