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Squatters IPA - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Squatters IPASquatters IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

267 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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.

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djmichaelk

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 02:56:43 | More by djmichaelk
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kagent777

Utah

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2010 03:17:59 | More by kagent777
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2010 23:57:09 | More by beerwolf77
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dbossman

Nebraska

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

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 23:18:39 | More by dbossman
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Gavage

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2010 20:54:39 | More by Gavage
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breweryaprntc13

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2010 19:22:33 | More by breweryaprntc13
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Mora2000

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2010 23:09:27 | More by Mora2000
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gford217

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2010 01:36:35 | More by gford217
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climax

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2010 01:00:08 | More by climax
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kevinjosephlee

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2009 04:41:37 | More by kevinjosephlee
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

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

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2009 01:47:46 | More by Reagan1984
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Yesac

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received on trade from pokesbeerdude. Thanks!

A- Transparent pale orange in color. Bright white head.

S- Pungent fresh hops, toasty malt. Smells balanced.

T- Bready malt up front.. strong hop bitterness middle and a grassy fresh hop finish.

M- Thick bodied, medium carbonation. Decent taste and coverage on the palate.

D- This isn't my favorite style but I think Squatters has done a great job brewing this beer to the style's roots.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 00:37:24 | More by Yesac
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rallison

California

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Altogether a solid IPA from an unlikely state.

Decent caramel sweetness and pine-like hops in the nose.

The taste is relatively simple with a good, if a bit light, level of hop character. Nicely balanced though with caramel sweetness from the malt.

Basically, a simple, slightly light IPA that is quite drinkable. Nothing stands out too much - good or bad - so this makes for a pleasant session IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2009 02:40:58 | More by rallison
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CampusCrew

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2009 22:43:40 | More by CampusCrew
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Ezone024

Connecticut

4.53/5  rDev +22.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2009 21:42:02 | More by Ezone024
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Ragingbull

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer is amber in color with a foamy head. The nose is a lovely floral hops type of scent. The attack is mild hops with an understated bitterness/sourness of the hops/acid flavor. The floral character carries into the flavor and really keeps the beer tame. The malt is sweet and subdued. This beer has a nice balance while allowing the components to speak to you separately. I kind of liked it despite the fact that it was a "sweet" rendition of an IPA in my opinion. I always enjoy my wife's take on IPA's as they are her "bread and butter" and it wasn't really all that noteworty to her. I think I had higher praise for this IPA than she did.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2009 17:07:51 | More by Ragingbull
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

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

The twistoff-topped twelve-ounce longneck pours a brew that is pale golden amber in color with a finger-thick cap of grainy ivory foam atop. The head settles quickly into a short-collared skim that sticks a raggedly fine film of lacing onto the sides of my SA shaped pint glass.

The smell is stickily herbal and permeated with evergreen. Reasonant notes of powdered dry pinesap and a waft of bitter spruce dominate the nose.

The taste is sweet and malty with plenty of dilute toffee and a sturdy dash of savory burnt caramel. Hops contribute a twist of citrus oil that effectively drowns in a mild and sugary sea, but a mildly bitter grassy bite bites back, providing a bit of balance as it lingers deep into the aftertaste.

The brew is medium-bodied with just enough carbonation to keep the dominant sweetness from aproaching a state of syrupiness. A highly drinkable brew.

Received in a trade with Wasatch; Thanks, John!

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2009 16:02:04 | More by cvstrickland
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beveritt

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 02:04:39 | More by beveritt
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aforbes10

Iowa

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

Poured from the bottle at Squatter's brew pub in the SLC airport. Orange brown body with a quarter inch white head. Smells of citrus and sweet malt. Pretty nice aroma. Orange-y citric flavor with a good bitter punch. Some sweetness and a good light malt body. Medium bodied. Drinks easily, a good quality IPA. Surprised to find something so tasty in Utah.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2009 19:40:17 | More by aforbes10
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colts9016

Idaho

3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at 42 degrees.

Appearance: A nice two finger head that is creamy and foamy. The body of the beer is a medium gold color with orangish hues. There is a lot of effervescene in the beer. The clarity of the beer is clear with a touch of haziness.

Nose: A mild grapefruit, wood and floral esters. Malt is present and it has a touch of sweetness. There is a touch of soapiness on the back end of the beer.

Taste: A mild grapefruit, woody, and some floral esters. There is a weak malt back bone a touch of sweetness and soap.

Overall: The mouth feel is carbonated and creamy. The body of the beer is medium and finish is medium. This isn't a strong IPA is it okay. The head left a lacing.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2009 01:56:13 | More by colts9016
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Jmoore50

Nevada

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another Utah local brew down the hatch once again. This is the big 5-0 review, a young one.

Well the appearance of this brew is nothing to write home about. It is a light golden color that produces a thick foamy one finger head that quickly goes away and developes into. . nothing. No head? After three or so minutes I was starting to already wonder about this one.

The smell is not distinctive, it is the smell of a typical IPA. It has a flowery hop aroma, faint but still there. It has some sweet characteristics to it that made me wonder again, what was going on.

Then the taste, where it either comes together or falls apart. This one stays together but wont leave any lingering lust-filled memories to drool over. It is a normal bland brew. It has a dry hoppiness about it that I enjoyed, but overall something is not outstanding. Maybe it is not enough carbonation, maybe not enough hop or hop extract. Something about it is just good, not great.

Overall an average beer with average results. Tastes flat if left out for ten minutes to warm up. Probably best left for the weak at heart, or better yet, just left on the shelf. Overall an okay brew, not worth a repeat.

J

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 22:17:28 | More by Jmoore50
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear light amber color with an impressive head that sticks and leaves plenty of lacing

Smell: The hops hit you first, with a lemony pineapple character but there is a toasted malt character underneath that is discernable

Taste: Toasted malt, up front, but by mid-palate, a blast of lemony citrus combined with a grassy element arrives, almost as if German and American hop varieties were both used; after the swallow, the hop bitterness persists but the toasted malt returns in the aftertaste to balance

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: One of the most quaffable IPAs I have come across; well done

Thanks, Wasatch, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 01:04:47 | More by brentk56
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

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

Thanks to Wasatch for this one. My first Utah beer review!

Pours a very clean, medium gold. Lots of nice bubbles streaming towards a nice half inch of head that clings tight to the glass.

Smells of citrus (more orange and lemon than grapefruit) with a nice sweet maltiness as well. Not a hop bomb of an IPA in the nose, its also definitely coming across as the English variety based on smell alone.

Taste is a very nice balance of hop bitterness and nice bready maltiness. Very nice in the finish, a burst of lemony hop tartness really makes this one refreshing.

Very easy drinking IPA and at 6% its still sessionable for sure!

Looking forward to trying more beers from Utah courtesy of Wasatch! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2009 21:01:26 | More by indiapaleale
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Yetiman420

Ohio

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Asked for an IPA at the Squatters airport brewpub in Salt Lake City and was told this was available via bottle and was 6%. "I'll take it."

Some strange law in Utah prevents beer being over ~3.2% so they have to brew it, bottle it, sell it to the state, and buy it back to sell it at the brewpub. I'm not 100% certain but it's something like this.

Light copper color and large head into a champaign-style beer glass.

Distinct grassy hop aroma. Expectations being exceeded already.

Full hop flavor - nothing overwhelming on biterness.

A very nice locally brewed beer for Utah and very glad I could find something at the airport with some kick to it.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 22:11:20 | More by Yetiman420
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SaucyA

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks John :) My first beer from the lovely state of Utah.

A - Pours a slightly hazed golden/orange into a standard pint glass. A nice, thick, frothy off-white head remains on top for a while. Lots of bubbles jet through the body. Nice lacing.

S - It smells a bit more of American hops than the English variety. Lots of citrus and sweet fruits, but a definite pronounced malt profile. Good and not overdone, and nothing off.

T - Straddles the line between an APA and an EIPA, but I like it. A clean, lightly sweet malt profile plays around with an earthy hop note. The finish is slightly dry, but definitely not overly bitter. A good candidate for those wanting to cut their hop-loving teeth without wanting to get completely smacked around.

M - The soda-like effervescence detracts from the initial flavors, but the more it mellows, the more it comes together. It could use a tad less carbonation tho.

D - Nice drinkability, as the flavors are light, yet present enough to know you're enjoying a flavorful beer. I'd definitely drink more of this if available to me.

Notes: I'm peeling off the sticker that says "Unlawful to Remove" as I type this. Damn the man.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 18:55:52 | More by SaucyA
Squatters IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
84 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.