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

Got this one from Wasatch, cheers John!

Pours a chill hazed amber with 1 finger of beige head. Above average lacing & head retention

S: Citric hops aplenty & some pears & apples as this warms

T: Citric hops & biscuitty malt up front, plus some herbal hops & hints of apples. Grapefruits, a bit resiny hops, dryness &a touch of apple peel & breadyness as this warms. Finishes crisp, with a little juicyness

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation, pretty good balance

Drinks easy, a really good APA to session on, a solid APA

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Squatters- Full Suspension

Thanks to Wasatch for this 1.

A- Cloudy Orange with a foamy heavy lacing head.
S- Big citrus hops and caramel malt.
T- Again big citrus, Grapefruit and lemon with an equal balance of caramel malt. Slight touch of green hops.
M- Sweet and citric fruits up front with a sweet malt base. A touch of lemony bitterness in the end.

Overall- Very good, hoppy Pale Ale. My first Utah beer and a big thumbs up!

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Photo of Usernames
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vancer
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Full suspension turned into quite a treat – very tasty along with low alcohol (4%) makes for a nice session brew. I’d go for these on a hot summer day anytime.

The pour was solid – amber orange with a fine frothy ivory head that left sheets of lace throughout the quaff. Citrusy and orange in the aroma, even some tingly hoppy oils that progressed into the quaff smoothly. As expected, the body was thin due to the low booze, but not enough to distract from a fine quality brew.

Thanks to Wastach for the trade brew.

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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howedoin
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden pour from 12oz can into SAPP; thick, loose white foam; good carbonation and lots of lace.

Citrus/lemony nose; fresh baked bread.

Lite cracker with just a hint of lemongrass flavors.

Lite mouthfeel; a little hop stickiness for the tongue coating.

Overall, lite crispness with some grassy hop finish.

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Photo of Fowdy
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a nice deep amber with one finger off-white head that dissipates quickly leaving a pretty, thin lacing.

Smell: Citrus comes through first followed by hops. A little bread aroma comes as well.

Taste: Seems like a good balance of bitter and citrus. 4% alcohol is perfect for this session.

Feel: Carbonation is good, the look is great, and I really like the unfiltered ales.

Overall: I like this maybe more than most other reviewers. It goes down easy and even though I've had a bad experience with squatters growlers, this bottled ale is good.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

It pours from 12oz bottle a hazy orange-gold with a 2 finger head of foam.

The smell is big on the hops...mostly grapefruit, but there's also a hint of malt.

The taste on first sip has notes of grapefruit, caramel malt, and a bit of roasted malt. It has a medium mouthfeel and it finishes with a nice tart/bitter kick that to me, smacks of oranges.

Dang, pretty nice APA and at 4%abv, I could easily see myself downing a few of these.
Good job, Squatters!

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle consumed at Freakin Frog, on to the beer:

A gusher out of the bottle, the beer feautres a muddy tea color, with long lasting head retention. Fruit skins and citrus in the aroma, in Sure, the flavor is light in intensity, but lots of little waves of fruit skins, dark fruit, and some citrus make me want more of this beer. Despite the gushing problem, the beer had no overcarbonation problems, and had a light feel without being watery.

Subtle, yet interesting. A true session beer.

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Photo of tmoneyba
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft sample at Salt Lake Airport brewpub.

Poured clear amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus hops aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium spruce bitter finish of moderate duration.

My expectations where met.

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Photo of jneiswender
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had at the brewpub in Salt Lake City. Beer was part of a sample tray. Served from the tap into 4 oz sample glasses.

A-faint white head, gold yellow body

S-grassy, citrus

T-nice balance of hop and malt, very evident citrus hop flavor


D-not a bad beer. refreshing and enjoyable

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Photo of Lelampp
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of msubulldog25
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received this 12 oz. bottle in trade. Poured to a standard pint glass.

A: Hazy golden-honey color with bountiful carbonation. Capped with a pillowy whie 1-finger head, creamy and long lasting to the end of the glass.

S: Crisp hoppy nose with crackery/bready malt undertones. Soft and cereal/grainy.

T: Loads of lemony citrus hops, mostly sour with a doughy malt finish. there's some sweetness in there, hard to find but worth the search. Finishes very dry.

M: Crisp and light. Carbonation gives it a good, spritzy mouthfeel.

D: At 4.0%, this is the ultimate session beer. Light yet flavorful - a zesty wheaty/hoppy mouthful. An easy-drinking APA. Many thanks to Wasatch for this one.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good looking, orange-tan and mostly clear with a pretty good head and lace.

Flavor and aroma are pretty hop forward, yet with a good solid malt backbone that offers a pretty balanced brew. Bready malts and citrus, herbaceous hops are the dominant flavors.

Body is medium and carbonation smooth. Overall very nice for a 4% brew, I like these tasty lower ABV beers.

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Photo of cd34
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed in June 2008

I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

12oz bottle, served in a standard pint glass

L - cloudy, orange-amber with a creamy, white head of foam that thinned to a layer, leaving good lacing.

S - strong citrus hop aroma with just a hint of malt.

T - bitter bite upfront is balanced with some malt sweetness.

F - light/medium body with a fizzy carbonation feel.

O - Having a few wouldn't be all that difficult.

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Photo of JsBeers
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiernan
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cvstrickland
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Twistoff-topped 12-ounce bottle courtesy of kickass trader Wasatch; a mountain biker on a bitchin' black-and-white Cannondale thrashes the side of a craggy mountained label...

At a tick cooler than cellar temperature, Full Suspension opens with a hefty hiss of carbonation and pours a huge gout of fine off-white foam with a sliver of bright golden copper brew beneath. Four ounces fills my SA shaped pint glass to near-overflowing, so I dick around for awhile, waiting for the head to recede, adding a couple of ounces at a time, achieving the same foamy level, time and again nearly breaching the turbulated rim. When I finally get it all in the glass, this Squatters brew actually looks damned fine. A dash of sediment from the final tip of the bottle darkens the color and hazes the drink quite a bit. The great cloudlike clot of foam atop the brew melts slowly and slides fluffy 3-D rings down the sides of the glass.

The aroma is snappy and stickily greenly herbal with a whiff of green grass and peppery spice.

The taste is mild and toasty with a sprinkle of crushed caramel and a note of savory dark toffee. A splash of softly citrusy, mildly grassy hops helps check the sweetness.

The drink is medium-bodied, and as one might guess from all the foamy fireworks on the pour-- quite vigorously carbonated. Refreshing and highly drinkable.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Squatters Pub in Salt Lake City.

Appearance: deep orange hue with a moderate haze and a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Quite good.

Smell: fruity hops and perhaps a grainy base; intensity is a bit too low.

Taste: herbal, earthy and a little bit fruity hops, atop a grainy base. I don't think you can ask for a more multidimensional flavor in a pale ale.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent carbonation and OK creaminess.

Overall: I gave this beer a high taste score because it has a lot going on. That said, I would probably stop after like 2 of these.

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Photo of jpro
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Squatters Pub in SLC.

A: rusty orange and cloudy; cream head leaves a nice amount of webby lace while managing some good retention.

S: light grapefruit rind; not much malt aroma; pretty big hop aroma for a 4% beer.

T: grapefruity hops... cascade/chinook - esque; light caramel malt is there - barely; lacks a little complexity but not bad; has a slight gummy / sorghum taste on the end.

M: light-bodied; moderate carbonation; a tad thin and watery.

O: good for what it is - a 4% American pale ale. I'd have it again, for sure.

*from notes - 9/30/12

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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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