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Squatters Big Cottonwood - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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BA SCORE
82
good

67 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

plebotamus, Jan 07, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

BeerKing510, Aug 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Beerlover, Apr 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

bonbini26, Jul 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Irish12, Feb 24, 2013
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3.07/5  rDev -15.2%

Ajmorriso1, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of weeare138
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to hopdog to providing this sample...
Appears a hazy amber with a small off white head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of caramel, vanilla, toffee, toasted grains, and mild hops.
Taste is of the aromas with caramel, and vanilla flavors coming through.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, balanced, and refreshing.

weeare138, Nov 10, 2010
Photo of WoodBrew
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On our way out from the Squaters Brewery we picked up a mixed six, which included Big Cottonwood. I was really looking forward to trying this beer....red ale that has been dry hopped. The color red/amber clear ale with nice white head. The nose is accentuated by fresh cascade hops and sweet malt. The taste starts off really nice...then turns malty....followed by a dry taste on the pallet. The mouthfeel is not great and it would be tough to session.

WoodBrew, Jul 14, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a medium to dark amber color with a small white head. The aroma is a strong mix of toffee and some pine hops, presumably from the cascade hopes used in the dry hopping process. The flavor is basically that of a very hoppy amber ale. I get a lot of toffee and tannic notes like you get in a glass of iced tea, as well as some pine flavor from the hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Feb 29, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. It is definitely amber in color. Smells like toasted bread, light caramel. Tastes like oats, faint almond extract. I may be going out on a limb here, but I could taste sweet strawberry. Medium carbonation. It is a refreshing beer. It is not something I would drink often, but not something I would turn down.

I’ll have another.

XicanoBeerRun, Jul 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Big_Dave, Aug 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Classic dark amber color with some lacing in the glass. Faint aroma of roast malt, though the flowery hops take a while to reveal themselves. The earth and dirty style of flavors, which I didn't think you could get with Cascade hops. Light body with very nice rich carbonation in the mouth. Moderately bitter aftertaste on a light base of muddy malt.

Current version is 5.75 ABV. Supposed to be a stronger version of their Emigration Amber Ale with dry-hopped Cascades. Sounds great but it is a pretty lackluster brew to my taste.

mactrail, Dec 25, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

AnthemOfTheSun, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of htomsirveaux
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 10 Dec 2011. Courtesy of R&S, thanks! Served in the Dillon Dam shaker pint.

Medium sized light brown head. Lightly carbonated. Clear warm brown in color. Smells moderately spicy, some molasses and resin. Starts kind of spicy and resiny up front. Some molasses as well. Medium body, light ethanol. Somewhat herbal and earthy through the middle. Finish is kind of astringent and bitter.

A liked this quite a bit more than I did.

htomsirveaux, Mar 20, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a solid ale, but uninteresting standard west-type red ale (too bad since their DIPA is great).

Red amber, it has a medium-big pale tan head slowly shrinking to foamy ring, a little lace.

Aroma is caramelised barley, orange, pine needles and wet bread.

Taste is gentle, simple but with hints of complexity, well-balanced but a bit thin. It has jammy pine, citrus (burnt orange), pine needles, toasted (faintly caramelised) barley, all a bit vague and very mild. It is lightly sweet & juicy up front, then moderate peppery-citrus bitterness, then dryer in the finish.

Offa, Sep 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Clear orange amber color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and a moderate amount of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Toasty with a strong caramel component. Sweet and grainy maltiness. Simple, but pleasant.

3.5 T: Like the nose, this is toasty with plenty of caramel, a moderate sweetness, and graininess.

3.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess. Good enough here.

3.5 D: Entirely drinkable, good enough amber ale.

DavoleBomb, Jun 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

BigGold, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

cdwil, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1377th Review on BA
Bottle to Balloon Pint
12oz

Bottled 06/19/11 <---My bad!!
Purchased for $1.79, Total Wine Las Vegas

App- Not as dark as a normal amber, but more light like a DIPA/BW combo. Had only a small 1/4" head that left no cling.

Smell- Malty, caramel sweetness with some orange zest. Nothing to outlandish but not bad either.

Taste- Very similar to the nose. Has a pleasant flavor even for a year later. Its slightly sweet with a good wheat base and a bit of a thicker amber malts.

Mouth- Slightly thicker medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Residual malts remain with a bit of sweet caramel and a popcorn flavor.

Drink- Wasnt bad, just wouldve liked it to be fresher, but thats on me.

FosterJM, Jul 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

koes0024, Mar 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

kew, Nov 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Dolfan907, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

dmorgan310, Mar 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

elihull, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

mrandypandy, Feb 16, 2013
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Squatters Big Cottonwood from Utah Brewers Cooperative
82 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.