Squatters Chasing Tail Golden Ale
Utah Brewers Cooperative

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English Pale Ale
Ranked #359
Ranked #45,410
3.4 | pDev: 13.24%
Utah Brewers Cooperative
Squatters Chasing Tail Golden AleSquatters Chasing Tail Golden Ale
Notes: Style Summer Ale, this tail-wagger’s already fetched a real name for itself in competition. Our premium barley rolls over with domestic and imported Golding hops for a delicate bitterness and cold, wet nose.
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Photo of huthuty
4.02/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light gold amber, small but persistent head
Smell is fresh sweet and just a little peppery
Taste is a very good balance of what seems like a Belgian malt and a little hops
good, not balls out dank but something light that's interesting

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Photo of mjmunden
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm not an expert. Just a gal learning about beer & cataloging what I drink. This was pale to golden, light but still interesting. Citrus & little pine maybe? Not notably hoppy. Not amazing, but redrinkable after skiing. (We def had tried like cal UT beers that were blah)

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Photo of Act25
3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A+ on tap at SLC, x from C3, try Squatters airport pub and grub - great.
a) 'Style Summer Ale, this tail-wagger’s already fetched a real name for itself in competition. Our premium barley rolls over with domestic and imported Golding hops for a delicate bitterness and cold, wet nose.
a) Perfect color and lace
s) Light, totally floral over a mass golden ale base. appetizing and clean.
t) The taste is floral and fruity with lemon and white citrus with some spice and bright hops. The malt is light for English ale, (good), white bread and suitably balanced base.
f) Crisp and smooth, light body, mediumcarbonation, very clean finish.
o) Low ABV, great food beer.

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Photo of zeff80
3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Poured a clear, golden yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of toasted caramel, floral notes and yeastiness. Sweet toasty caramel flavors with a mild bitterness.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Look - clear light golden color with no real head and slight skimming
Smell - very slight grainy malt scent
Taste - slight grainy 2 row malt very slight caramel no real bitterness
Feel - medium light carb and body
Overall - not worth drinking

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Chasing Tail has a thick, off-white, creamy head, a hazy, golden appearance, with ascending bubbles and low-level lacing left behind. The aroma is of pungent sourdough, a full, sweet nose of malt, and a touch of citrus. Taste is of those elements, with a mild hop bitterness and a shade of citrus. Mouthfeel is soft and medium, and Chasing Tail finishes dry and highly drinkable.


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Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasty enough. Very light mouthfeel; absence of any nose; minimal head, but big lacing layers; mild lemon-rind bite; good, soft, clean sweetness, with a touch of sticky honeycomb and a nice floral finish. Sessionable, and entirely fair airport fare.

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Photo of scotorum
3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by date 9/27/15 is clearly marked, though I'd still prefer the actual bottling date.

a: clear gold with an inch thick white head which shrank to thin surface foam and
spotty lacing.

s: none

t: Agreeable sweet bready malt with slight spicey pepper notes and a little hop bitterness.

m: Light to medium, good body, plenty of carbonation tingle.

o: A pleasant summer refresher, highly sessionable.

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Photo of mactrail
3.22/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear and classic golden color in the pint glass with an enthusiastic foam. Just a flicker of malt. Faintly pertumey. Don't blink or you'll miss it.

Overall, this is a very light pale brew with a wee taste. It might go down easy on a hot day. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Emigration Market in Salt Lake.

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Photo of Jsteez
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a nonic pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle. Quite fresh.

A-Poured a 1/2 inch white creamy head; golden/light orange slightly cloudy; retention was not so swell. A few traces of lace left behind on the glass.

S-Earthy and piney hop aroma with a slight touch of fruit. Smelled fresh.

T-The taste does not follow the nose. Initially it is sweet and fruity, with some pear juice, peach, and pineapple juice. The aftertaste was sweet and wet, but after a few minutes it became dull and boring as it became more like soda water. The balance could be better.

M-Wet, light body, carbonated water, and somewhat crisp.

Overall, it was okay. It is a good one to swill back at a backyard bbq; sessionable. It was just a boring one for me overall. The flavors and aroma just didn't seem to jive too well together. Soda water is my lasting impression.

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Photo of Zorro
2.63/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear gold colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells of toasted grain and soapy hop scent. Herbal bitter smell. Not that aromatic a beer.

Starts out with a mild seltzer water taste. Mildly sweet taste. Little bit of caramel and a lot of toasted grain. Tastes like a lager really. Quite a light flavor.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall an OK beer but it is pretty light.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer #56 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

This beer smells like every other boring, bland, and uneventful "craft" beer I have ever had. Unfortunately, it's flavor profile is very much along the same lines. There is nothing interesting about this beer, besides the fact that it has alcohol in it and will get you at least mildly buzzed. And for me, that is hardly enough to rescue an utterly boring beer. Lame.

P.S. How is this an English Pale Ale? Shouldn't it be a blonde ale?

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

easily the most boring beer i tried on my trip to utah this week. served from an affordable pitcher this one poured a see through blond to yellow color with an average white head that died fast. smells more like a czech pilsner than anything, but a very bland version, just a smiliar malt profile. no hops to speak of. this one just tastes like a beer, nothing interesting or particularly great about it at all, and not dissimilar to a lot of the adjunct stuff, just a bit better on the feel. undercarbonated and light to medium bodied. this is one to skip when visiting squatters, as many of their other beers are quite fantastic. this one really didnt do it for any of us at the table.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Squatters Golden Ale pours a dark gold/straw color, almost intensely so. Some foam that dies down. A sweet and biscuity nose, very faint but present nonetheless. Fairly effervescent mouthfeel. Not at all disagreeable. Light, refreshing, and a welcome surprise after trying some beers of theirs that just didn’t come together. If I stopped in again during a layover I’d definitely give this one another try.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.58/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Love the name...but the beer was so so. The color was more yellow than golden. The color was clear with no head. The scent carried a slight hop character, but nit much else. The taste was dominated by hop and grain...not much else. Was not very smooth and unlike other Golden ales that I have had. Overall this beer was so so and would not be near my first choice to drink.

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Photo of kagent777
3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle brewed on 3/30/11 poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Sparkling light golden color with a little amount of white head that settled quickly and leaves decent lacing.

Smell: Very faint grainy maltiness with a bit of earthy hopiness.

Taste: Pretty one dimensional. By no means bad, simply forgetable. Very mild malty flavor and not much else.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is probably a bit strong for the style, but being in a bottle what do you expect. The body is thin, but for the style is probably OK.

Overall: I know this won two GABF medals in the English summer Ale category. I am sure it is true to the style but, I am not going to reach for one of these unless I am out mowing the yard. There is nothing wrong with the beer I just like for flavor.

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Photo of MikeThompson
2.05/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had this at the SLC airport. Although I have liked Squatter beers in the past, this one is pretty bad.

Smelled kind of like funky garbage, and this was confirmed by others at my table. Really bad.

Otherwise, tastes like an American adjunct but with garbage added.

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Photo of IDS
2.36/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

While not a usual reviewer, I am at SLC airport and I am bored. So here we go:

This beer is not very good. However, it is not very bad either. What does that mean? Average. Actually slightly below average.

The beer has almost no aroma I can detect but does not smell like garbage. Smelling like garbage is terrible, so no odor is a pretty nice thing. The taste is what brings this beer below average. I am pretty sure this beer is made with charcoal salt. I don't think charcoal salt actually exists but I am pretty sure it does and is in this beer. The charcoal salt also makes my mouth feel odd.

The end.

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Photo of mmmbeer
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, brewed with English hops and malt. Two-time medalist at the GABF in the English summer ale category. Pours amber, with filtered clarity, medium carbonation and a finger of cream-colored froth. Smells fruity, with floral, almost earthy hops and a light backing of malt. It has a pleasantly hoppy flavor, with low bitterness and toasy/nutty malts. Dry and crisp, with moderate carbonation - which falls of rather quickly, but it's so drinkable that you're likely to open another one before this happens. A well-made and very refreshing brew.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.59/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 Fl Oz bottle, drank 6th May 2010 inside my cabin outside Bryce Canyon after a day of hiking.

This beer was poured into my plastic toothbrush holder (that's all I had) and it looked fine, a lovely golden colour, clear and bright.

The aroma was weak, some hop smells, but not much of anything.

I thought the body and flavours were thin, I know the beer is only 4%ABV, but I was expecting more taste than what was in the bottle.

A little disppointing if I'm honest.

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Photo of 4000qtrap
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Source/Serving: Draft, Cask Conditioned

Smell: Spicy cinnamon golden raisins, fresh apple pie.

Taste: Citrus iced tea, sweet currants, and toast up front. The middle is blood oranges, bready, and a pinch sour. Finish is yeasty, brown sugar but dry.

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Photo of isualum12
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful looking golden yellow beer with a white ring of head. A decent amount of carbonization that you can see rising.

Smell is low but there with a little hop to it.

The taste was smooth but a bit of a bite to it. The hops were there with the carbonization. that Carbon would tingle the throught like a soda. Not to bad considering the low 3.5%.

they do an amazing job with what they have to work with...

On another note the place is really cool. I was in town from boise and thought it was great. food looked good but I didn't taste any.

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Photo of emsroth
3.86/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

App: light amber with a 1 finger head. Slight haze. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Sweet caramel is dominant, much more than I would expect for a beer this color. Undertones of piney american hops.

Taste: Greeted by a sweet, light malt. A moderate grassy hop profile with slight hints of pine. Ends with a huskiness that begs you to have more.

Light medium body. Fine, crisp carbonation.

Other than the smell, it's a wonderful brew.

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Photo of jneiswender
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | 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-gold body, white ring of a head

S-strong berry smell

T-again, berry upfront smell seems to cover other flavors


D-Good thirst quencher but not very good for much else.

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Photo of blackie
3.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: billed as an English Summer ale at the time of my visit, this golden ale is served with a chunky meringue head over a hazy straw colored beer, good retention and lace

s: plain biscuits and dried apricot, lightly sweet with herbal, tealike hops

m: negligible carbonation and a light-medium body, delicate

t: served just barely on the cool side, flavors of pale English barley give biscuits and hay that carry into the finish, delicate herbal hop flavors, mild bitterness

d: easily sessionable

pint at the brewery nearly a year ago, review entered directly from notes taken in some SLC indy rag

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Squatters Chasing Tail Golden Ale from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 117 ratings