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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kmpitz2 on 11-20-2004

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one poured a foggy amber with a good sized eggshell head and some nice spotty thick lace.

The nose was very hop-heavy when it was still chilled, and now (while I'm sniffing it now, after it has warmed). It was chuck full of oily pine, lemon and grapefruit peel, and freshly mowed grass.

IPA was the general thought that crossed my mind when I drank this one as well. The nice complex hop profile completely dominated the malt, which seemed almost too understated (and I do enjoy my hops). I would have wished for a little better backbone.

The feel was very oily and slick, which kept the emphases of a relatively watery body. This is a pretty good beer, it just lacks the balance and body I think a good pale ale should posses.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Poured a nice 2 finger head that left white and sticky lace on the glass; quite cloudy because this is an unfiltered brew; a nice copper/orange color
The aroma is piney, resinous, a little fruity, and slight malt.
At first it's sweet with some pine, earth, and some yeast, followed by a bitter hoppy/piney/peppery aftertaste that lingers. I detected a toasty malt undertone; quite bitter and dry.
Medium bodied pale ale that drinks light and thin; crisp and smooth; decent body

Overall, a solid hop forward ale to drink any time of year. It's easy to drink as it's only 4% abv. Decent.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottle acquired in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks!

Pours an orange/amber with two fingers of nice fluffy white head. Decent retention, nice lacing.

Hoppy aroma with tons of citrus and caramel malts.

Taste follows the nose. Pretty good grapefruit taste, with some lemon rind. The caramel malt provides a nice balance. Hop bitterness is very brief. Not a whole lot of depth. Some grainy wheat in the finish.

Light body, crisp and clean taste. Nice and refreshing. Feel is a little thin. Goes down smooth.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wasatch for this one.

A: Dull cloudy, cidery orange tinged to the copper side. Head is fizzy and somewhat flat, soapy suds around the suds of the glass with just a medium sized ring.

S: A dusty aroma. One can find subdued orange, forest floor pine and some grapefruit peel. The aroma is actually a trip but growing on me.

T: Begins with watery grapefruit rind and OJ from concentrate. Lots of minerals in these Utah beer. Moves to mellow lemon peel and low level pine, the two of which add a solid base of bitterness. Not a lot of caramel but its there, most of the sweetness really comes from sugary lemon drops flavors. Finishes sort of grainy with lingering wheat tastes.

M: Thin and hard against the palate but refreshing.

D: Lets keep in mind this beer is a scrawny 4%....but the drinkability is quite good.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brilliant, bold orange with a tincture of coral. I gave the beer a fairly vigorous pour and was rewarded with an attractive three finger cap of parchment colored foam that looks like it'll hang around for a bit. It's nicely sculpted as it slowly descends, leaving horizontal squiggles of lace that look like illegible handwriting. I can just make out the words 'I'm a good looking APA'. I agree.

The nose is a pleasant surprise as well. It's chock full of citrusy hops that would be at home on most any pale ale emanating from Washington or Oregon. I smell orange, pink grapefruit, pineapple and pine. Might UBC have used Amarillo along with one or more of the 4-Cs?

I had a feeling that I was going to be slightly less thrilled once beer made contact with buds. If you like light pale ales that still pack a citrusy kick, Full Suspension should be right up your alley. I need a little more heft though, a little more substance in order to give it an enthusiastic thumbs up.

The flavor profile follows the nose, roughly speaking, but there's an additional flavor (that might be due to one of the malts) that is an unwelcome intruder. At least it's polite about it. There's nothing about this beer that's aggressive or intrusive; there simply aren't enough ingredients for that to be the case.

For a lighter than average APA, the body/mouthfeel is decent. At no point does it become thin or watery, for which I'm grateful. I don't know about 'Full' Suspension however, it isn't plush enough or velvety enough for the name to apply to the way the beer feels in the mouth. On the other hand, Worn Out Shocks Pale Ale probably wouldn't be a big seller.

Like so much of the beer brewed in Utah, thanks to that state's benighted alcohol laws, Full Suspension Pale Ale is well-crafted, yet is too light in terms of flavor and mouthfeel to knock my socks off. It would make a great session ale though; which is another common feature of most beer from the Beehive State.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
3.64 out of 5 based on 245 ratings.
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