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Squatters Big Cottonwood - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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BA SCORE
83
good

64 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.02%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative visit their website


Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 08-14-2011)
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big Cottonwood is an amber beer with a reddish tan color and a steady head of foam that does leave some lacing. The nose is bready, caramel- like, malty, and certainly enticing.

Tasting Big Cottonwood doesn’t reveal any great surprises or “wow” moments, but that is okay because the beer still satisfies. The flavors of bread, toffee, caramel, pine, and a little bit of honey and citrus fruit are present and there is a small touch of bitterness in the finish that quickly switches back to the flavor of pine and bread in the aftertaste. The flavor isn’t overly complex, but it is still good and quaffable.

This beer is highly drinkable and I like the way it teases the palate. It seems like it is going to be a tad watery and lacking in hop character, but then you taste it all the way through and you realize there is just enough of a hop kick in the finish to keep it balanced and keep it real. The aftertaste is malty, bready, and sweet but there is still enough hop contribution to stay balanced.

A good beer overall and one I will certainly drink again.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 02:51:02 | More by BryanCarey
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Dark copper in color and has a 1.5 finger almond colored head. Decent lacing on the glass. Aromas of roasted malts, toasted nuts and some caramel. The flavor is heavy on the malts that are roasted, along with toasted nut like notes. I pick up some earthy flavors as well. The mouth feel is rich and medium bodied. Not watered down like many American Ambers. Solid offering that is not too sweet and definitely not hoppy.

Serving type: bottle

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Beerlover

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

04-18-2014 04:16:47 | More by Beerlover
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BrandonLBC

Utah

4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Squatters Big Cottonwood American Amber Ale:

A--Gorgeous deep copper/red color. Medium soapy head with a little lacing left after. Not a ton of bubbles, but definitely enough to keep the ale refreshing.

S--Orange, melon, and hops overall with the orange being the strongest thing to jump out at me.

T--Wonderful, crisp orange taste with just a little hop bitterness on the back end. Not overly complex, but really refreshing. Malted barley really comes through.

M--Light and smooth, but something different right at the end that accompanies the hop taste t hat made my mouth itch just a little bit. However, I do have food allergies so it's possible that it's just a tiny hit of an allergen at the back. Different, but certainly not enough to put me off the beer. I'll have to try it again down the road to see if it's a one off thing.

O--Extremely tasty and refreshing, while being a gorgeous beer to look at as well. The label features a gorgeous photo of an antique car in the canyon, courtesy of the Utah State Historical Society. All in all, another solid effort from Squatters, and one that I had somehow overlooked.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 06:08:32 | More by BrandonLBC
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Bustersuess

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Zorro

California

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear red colored beer with a tall tan colored head.

Hoppy and malty with a strong pine and menthol aroma. Enough hops to make your nose itch. There is a slight melon aroma here.

Starts out with a strong malt and strong tea flavor. this is a little on the sweet side. Not as hoppy as the smells suggests, just a mild easy to drink ale.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall a nice tasty ale that is a bit on the malty side.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 01:48:55 | More by Zorro
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ISmith87

Arizona

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - 4 - Nice copper reddish color with a thick off white head on top that leaves okay lacing.
S - 3.75 - Nice hoppy, floral, citrus notes. Caramel malt balances it out. A sweet smelling beer like most amber/red ales are.
T - 3.5 - Nice hoppy but also sweet caramel malt flavor. Some floral and citrus notes, but also a little bit of an unfortunate dirty hop flavor in there too, which I'm thinking comes from the use of cascade hops for this as a red ale, which gives it more of a pale ale's hop profile, if that make sense.
M - 3.75 - Light - medium. Alc covered. Aftertaste is nice caramel malt flavor but also hop bitterness.
O - 3.75 - It's an okay beer. I wish they would have used more citrusy hops in this recipe to give it that nice smooth citrus hop flavor like OB G'knight has.

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South Dakota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +23%

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Utah

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Squatters Big Cottonwood has a medium, soapy, cream-colored head, a mostly clear, deep amber appearance, lots of streaming bubbles, and a little bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of piney hops, bread crust, and sweetness, and the flavor is strongly of hop oil, with sweet bread crust, some toffee, and a bit of pecan shell. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Squatters Big Cottonwood finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, and sweet. It is a delicious beer.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 00:20:16 | More by RonaldTheriot
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Squatters Big Cottonwood from Utah Brewers Cooperative
83 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.