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Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Squatters Full Suspension Pale AleSquatters Full Suspension Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative


Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kmpitz2 on 11-20-2004

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Photo of JamesS
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Came to the table a great deep amber color with excellent head and a bit of good lacing. It had a wonderful hoppy aroma, although not as strong as it could have been. A great ale to have cask conditioned! It had a great taste, nice and bitter with a bit of spiciness to it. It went down pretty well. I'd definitely have another of these.

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Photo of cokes
4.14/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Murky tangerine in color, or maybe just muddy golden-tan. The head is modest, then retreats in full, leaving sheets of lace.
Bright and almost resinously hoppy orange-wintergreen-ganja aroma, backed with traces of toasty malt.
Enters with that toasted maltiness, turning eventually towards raw grain. It nearly enters an astringent realm as peanut skins take over, but are drown out with orange rinds and pressed flowers. Hops, while still featured, lack a bit of brightness, clarity, and forwardness from the nose. Still, it works well.
Light body with moderate carbonation. Obviously, the local laws prohibit this from being bigger, and the body does suffer some from it, but not fatally so. It a way, it may benefit in part, because this lightness along with it's modestly assertive good-ol'-pale-ale characteristics makes this a perfect sessioner, and ravenously gulpable.

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Photo of stumac
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of swede96
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this brew taking a break from skiing. The color was a light amber with very little head. The beer looked good but the lack of head on it is why the 3.5 on appearance.

Smell was citrus and hop and was very pleasing.

Taste followed the smell nicely, and it had a quite a bit of carbonation. Again the hop finish that I thought was very nice.

Mouthfeel was light and refreshing.

Drinkability was very good. This is a nice beer to enjoy after you have worked up a good lather, as it was very refreshing. Very nice.

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Photo of hero27
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle.
4% pale ale, wow. Can't remember the last time I had a pale ale of this low abv.

Hazy goldenrod, solid head of froth.
Pale malts & floral hops are pretty abundant in the aroma.
Floral hop flavor is great, more pronounced than I expected it to be. Earthy malt flavors blend in to compliment the hoppiness well. The body is light and it goes down really easy (I'm sure the low abv doesn't hurt there). A simple brew but the good hop flavor certainly would make it interesting enough for most. Would be a great session beer.

Thanks to Wasatch for throwing this in as an extra!

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Photo of BigJTrucker
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this bottle when I was in SLC for my dad's funeral.

Pours a cloudy amber/orange color, with a foamy off white head that settles quickly. Smells like pears and yeast. Has a nice amount of piney hop bitterness to it with just a hint of citrus. Mouthfeel is very smooth and with more body than I would expect from and APA. I really like this beer. Nice and extremely drinkable.

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Photo of Patrick999
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the SLC airport location.

A - Amber, slightly more so than the Chasing Tail. Decent head, OK lacing.

S - Good noticeable hop bite.

T - Hops up front and back, of the citrusy variety. Bready malts hold up well too.

F - Managed to create light-medium body, another very carbonated Squatters beer.

D - Along with the hefe, my companion and I agreed that this was the best beer in the sampler. A good job making a satisfying 4% APA, I think this is a good drinker by any standard.

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Photo of CHL
4.01/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the Utah Co-op sampler pack.

Unfiltered orange/amber beer with a fizzy light head that kicks up when you take a drink and quickly settles down to nothing.

Huge hop smell to this beer, but it's not got a strong hoppy bitterness in the taste. Very citrusy. But it's got a sort of wheat malt taste as well (or it might be from the yeast in suspension). Very tasty combination. Refreshing.

As a Utah 4%, it's very drinkable, and it would make a good session beer--cleansing between other brews, but not an overwhelming hop bomb. I'll buy this again next time I'm in Utah.

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Photo of ltdantheman
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of evilkorova
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of jkn09
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of RandyPuckett
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden/orangy color, nice carbonation, nice two finger creamy tan head, tons of lacing afterwards. The nose is hoppy, slightly sweet, citrusy, and slight caramel. The taste is hoppy, and a nice touch of citrus (grapefruit), also a nice bitter bite finish. Medium body. Very drinkable, enjoy this beer alot, highly recommended, especially on cask.

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Photo of 2Cents
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of TomFoolery
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Mwollenz
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Unchi
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of sperk12
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this beer. Nice on the nose and very fruity taste. I will definitely be picking up more

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Photo of JDV
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours orange and hazy. SMell is hoppy fruity and clean. Taste is similar with fruity, clean hops. Really is very drinkable, smooth and clean tasting a full month past the drink by date on the underside of the can. This is a pretty nice pale ale and at only 4%, that's even better. Still a nice full body, but light enough to be sessionable. Expected I'd drain this after seeing the date, but was pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of tempest
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Porcupine outside SLC. Served in a pint glass.

Aside from a hazy appearance, there's nothing really off on this beer. In fact, my hat is off to Squatters on this one. They're pushing the limits of what Utah beer can be and it reminds me of a less subtle Surly Bitter Brewer. Juicy citrus hops dominate this beer with fresh, dry-hop subtley that reminds me of sniffing hops pellets at my homebrew shop. Yum. There's a slight malt background for balance and a moderately strong bitterness. Worth trying just to see what there's guys can do with only 4.0% abv.

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Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 250 ratings
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