Squatters IPA | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Squatters IPASquatters IPA

Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative


Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-23-2002

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Photo of TheOtherMike
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Another vacation discovery surprise.

I was on vacation in the Black Hills / Rushmore area and dined a few nights in a small town restaurant. I tried several offerings that were new to me. This wasn't one of them, but the locals directed me to a local grocery store that carried a decent selection. As I prefer IPAs, I grabbed a six of this and struck gold. Not my #1 discovery on this trip, but a close second. Time for a road trip!

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Photo of OStrungT
4.95/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I found this beer at the Pleasenton BevMo. I was happy to finally see a beer from Utah. And at 6%, a little surprised.

This beer pours a clear, light yellow color, with a thick fulffy, off white head. The head fades very slowly, leaving slight tints of orange in it.

This beer smells equally of grassy, piney, and citrusy hops. It is very well balanced. The aroma is not overbearing at all. I can smell a very slight malty aroma well hidden.

This beer tastes exactly like it smells. A very well balanced grassy, citrus, and piney hop flavor, mixed in with an ever so slight malty sweetness.

This beer is very smooth, and refreshing. It leaves a pleasent hoppy aftertaste. It is carbonated perfectly for the style.

I think this beer would make an excelent session beer. It tastes great. I am actually surprised about that since Utah is not exactly known for their beer. I would make this my every day IPA if I had better access to it.

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Photo of treehugger02010
4.52/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I shall start with the best part. I have never had an IPA that had this smooth of a mouthfeel. The color was a bright light brown. There wa a thick fluffy head. The retention was also thick and fluffy. The retention was great as well. The smell and the taste were awsomely hoppy. A awsome brew. Don't drink and review.

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Photo of Ezone024
4.49/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer was a surprise in a trade (also from wasatch) and i have to tell you, it was much to my delight. What a fantastic beer. it pours a golden/ orange color. it smells amazing. One of the most citrusy scents in a beer that i have experienced. it smells like piney hops and grapefruits. it is very well balanced. the piney hops bite you at 1st finished off with a sweet grapefruit burst at the end. very well crafted!.

i indeed am very interested in getting my hands on as much of this as i can.

blew my mind , that is all.

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Photo of CampusCrew
4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

very godo hop presence for an english

appearance: nice beutiful red-amberish color

smell: strong hop aroma and citrus notes

taste: liek a solid IPA, but good pine/grapefruit flavor, very solid IPA along with all of their others.

mouthfeel: medium bodied IPA, more balanced than torpedo and copeletey different flavor

drinkability: overall a decent IPA, and I would recommend.

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Photo of breweryaprntc13
4.42/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours a barely hazy golden-amber body capped by an impressive, think two finger head, off white color with medium lacing.

A:Strong hops lead, citrus and floral hops dominant, grassy hops present as well. A toasted malt background.

T: Strong bitterness.The malt up front, followed by mid palate citrus leads over fruitiness, hints of grass and pine, with a bitter finish.

M: Light to medium body, medium carbonation, bitter aftertaste.

D: Very good IPA, definitely one I could see myself keeping stocked in my fridge.

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Photo of utahbeerdude
4.42/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Visual: Nice white head, dark gold color and very clear. Appropriate amount of carbonation for the style.

Aroma: Very nice hop aroma. American variety – Cascade and maybe some Centennial, but not too strong. Likely dry hopped. A bit minerally (sulphur), but not unpleasant. A touch of malt sweetness.

Flavor: Slightly bitter to start, then some hop flavor and lager-like malt presence, then long, dry bitter finish. Bitterness persists for quite a while in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation in the middle renders some pleasant creaminess.

Overall: Not the hop bomb that characterizes many IPAs. This is very clean, almost lager like, but still very much an IPA. Very drinkable.

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Photo of andythejerk
4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I think this is one of the most balanced, tastiest beers in the world. Although I can love the mouth puckering hop bombs that are American style IPA's, this slightly more subtle English style IPA is a welcome departure. I wish Utah laws allowed it to be served on draft--we really need to change this foolishness. That is some good sheite.

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Photo of wl0307
4.37/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this beer at the BSF bar, GBBF 05.

A: dark orangey amber colour, with an inch-thick off-white head with pretty good retention, leaving uneven but quite apparent lacing; nice and gentle carbonation is detected.
S: a considerable but not overdone sweetened orange-zest aroma comes through the nostrils along with a quite refreshingly perfumy and flowery esters... as the estery note goes underneath, a tinge of very soft floral aroma of English hops(?) gradually reveals its subtle appearance at the back. Very soft, subtle and nice, like a lesser, but more appealing (to me), version of a bolder American Pale Ale or IPA.
T: a deliciously fruity, mild orangey, and flowery taste of malts, exotic and oily hops arrive first, gradually leading to an intensifying hoppy bitterness and a, well, almost "pollen"-like flowery scent lingering in the mouth... Dryish bitter mouthfeel towards the end, with lots of rich hops resulting in an aromatic as well as lightly spicy and grapefruit-zesty aftertaste, yet short of a kind of saturated taste as quite a few richer American IPAs tend to provide.
M&D: very refreshing as well as balanced, this beer has a less assertive and lower profile for an IPA. This is no doubt one of the most quaffable, light-weight pale ales I've tasted. Strongly recommended.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Squatters IPA has a thick, cream-colored head and a mostly clear, bubbly, oragne appearance with a heavy amount of lacing left down the glass. The aroma is citrus, sweetness, and bread. Taste is of bitterness up front, citrus, sweet bread, malt, and sugar. Mouthfeel is medium, and Squatters IPA finishes mostly dry and easy drinking. This is one to get!


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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Squatters IPA pours a slightly hazy golden amber body beneath a creamy head of off-white that holds well and leaves some very nice wrinkles and splashes of lace about the glass.

A combination of yeasty fruitiness, sweetish and lightly caramelish malt, and grassy, citrusy, and floral hops greets you in the nose. It's clean, bright, and welcoming!

In the mouth it's smooth with a medium body and a gentle zest on the tongue from its seemingly natural, moderate carbonation.

The flavor is fruity, hoppy, and malty all at once, displaying a great balance. It's remarkably drinkable; offering up some interesting, refreshing fruit at the outset, followed by some grassy, floral, citrusy, lightly piney, and even gently leafy or herbal hops at mid-palate over a bed of gently sweet and lightly caramelish and biscuity maltiness. It's unusual, almost as if German hops had been used, and yet there's also a citrusy character that indicates Cascades...? Intriguing! The bitterness is kept in check, although present, and it finishes dry with a lingering note of tangerine-like fruitiness drizzled here and there with sweet berries; raspy, piney/grassy hops; and a light flicker of sweet caramel. Very nicely done. Quaffable!!!!

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: It has a good strong floral hops aroma, with smells of citrus and caramelized malt in the background.

T: The taste is very well-balanced. The flavors of hops, citrus and caramelized malt all compliment each other nicely. The after-taste has a touch of citrus sweetness and a good floral hops presence.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down extremely easily, not filling at all as I found this beer to beer well on the light side for the style. I can see myself knocking back quite a few of these. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it’s not available near me.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly copper hued, more so yellow with a solid with cap and tons of lacing in sheets. Nice aroma of freshly dried hop cones, leafy, grassy, fresh, with a smallish pale malt backing. Taste is lovely fresh with hop tones, leafy, green, grassy, nice bittering tones that are alpha acid packed with goodness and just mild enough to not over do it. Pleasingly placed malts add some zip of dried bread grains. The hops are really nice in fresh, very yummy with just a bit of pine and citric things to keep in some interest, but the freshness of leafyness is what made me keep on drinking this stuff. My is it tasty! Medium body feel and well carbonated with a substantial hop bittering thats fresh and leafy. Actually reminded me of a toned down Dreadnaught. That may be saying much, but htis stuff really was nice. I must have got a super fresh sixer, cuz it was fantastic.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle provided by Wasatch as a freebie from a trade, a very nice guy. The beer was light straw orange colored, a little hazy, with a 2 finger foam. The smell was stronger in hops than your average English IPA, more of an American version in my opinion. The hops were citrusy on the sweet side (both orange and grapefruit but more of the former). The taste was very very good, making me sorry I only had one bottle. Lots of citrus and other fruit flavors come out, some orange, grapefruit, a little apricot and maybe pineapple. This my image of the perfect beer in tropical locales, instead of the standard Red Stripe, Carib, Longboard Lager, etc. The mouthfeel is OK, what I noticed most after each sip was a little malt presence lasting in the mouth. Extremely well done beer! Drinkability is very good, I could easily drink many of these. Extremely recommended.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a very nice clean/clear golden yellow color, with some pretty nice carbonation, with a nice thick/creamy one-finger off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with some citrus. The taste is hoppy, malty, citrusy. Medium body. Overall, a very tasty brew.

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Photo of climax
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This one poured a very clear burnt orange amberish hue. The head was tan and had pretty good retention and left a pretty thick layer of lace.

The aroma was very juicy and well balanced. Citrus and tropical fruit from the hops was well matched by a sweet toasty presence. Lots of caramel and sweet mandarin orange scents dominated and a slight buttery presence loomed as well.

The same elements were found in the taste. Very juicy and refreshing sweet citrus fruit was a bit more pronounced than more bitter pine flavors. All of which sat on a relatively strong malt backbone, caramel and spices.

The body was on the light side of medium. Not as full as I would have liked, but it was smooth and the crispness of carbonation kept me fairly distracted. This is a good easy drinking IPA with a lot of flavor.

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Photo of younger35
4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came in 12oz bottle that I drank from a Nonic pint glass.

Appearance- Poors a clear light yellowish orange. Light carbonation bubbles are easily visable forming a very small white head. Little or no lacing.
Smell- Quiet pleasent. A very pleasing lilac floral scent from the hops is prevolent yet not at all overpowering. Subtle citrus fruits show as well. Little or no malt influence. A nice subtle, very fragrant brew.
Taste- Starts rather bitter with a intense (not overly) bright hoppy splash. Grapefuit like citrus stands out as source of the bitterness. Very nice caramel sweet malt disapates the hoppyness nicely finishing a with a nice sweet dryness. Very very subtle alcohol notes tickle the sides of my tongue. A very doughy aftertaste lingers.
Mouthfeel- Very light carbonation adds well to the medium body. The dryness leaves a very sticky feeling on the back of my tongue.
Drinkability- Very nice! Has a fantastic smell and a nicely balanced taste. With the rather small 6% ABV this is a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of BucBasil
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a pure orange color with a one finger off-white head with good retention.

Smell: Pine, grapefruit with a crackery malt for balance. Finishing balanced and quite subtle with a citrus note standing out.

Taste: Citrus and bready malt create a beautifully balanced IPA. Smooth with a lingering sweetness in the finish with a slightly drying sensation. As the beer warms, pine becomes more prevalent.

Notes: Well balanced, mild and drinkable with a good amount of taste. Sessionable. I'd like to see this outside of Utah... Won Gold at the American Beer Cup 2007 for best English Style IPA, and for good reason.

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Photo of HoustonTX
4.18/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange color, with small tints of yellow. The carbonation on this IPA is insane. Thousands upon thousands of bubbles streaming upwards. The head was also unusual for an IPA, massive bubbly white head 2 inches thick.

The smell is very nice and reminds me of 60 minute. A huge citrus presence in this one. Tons of grapefruit, oranges, and a hint of mango. Along a solid bready malt backing.

Taste is much different from the nose. It shows it's maltiness early and never lets go. Large earthy malts deep and rich. Hops take second stage, yet still provide a nice balance to this beer. Hops are citrus in nature, with a touch of floral delicacy. This is a very unique IPA, and one of the better renditions of the style I have seen.

A incredible rendition of the English IPA style. Thank you Wasatch for the chance to try this one.

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Photo of beveritt
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a standard pint glass. Label is dominated by a large red, hollow diamond with some descriptive writing on it.

Appearance: Pours with a little over 2 fingers of nearly white head. This settles slowly to a still fluffy coating of foam, leaving behind very nice lacing. The beer itseld is a medium to light gold and completely clear. No sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Hints of spicy hops, but not much else here.

Taste: Spicy hops dominate, very floral. Some hints of a bready malt in the middle, but this quickly rolls to the finishing hop bitterness. Bitterness lingers well after the sip.

Mouthfeel: Slightly below average carbonation. This goes very well with a thick and creamy body.

Drinkability: A good example. Multi-layered and complex enough to be interesting without being overwhelming. I like it. Too bad I can't get it.

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Photo of TCMike
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass, it produced a big, fluffy, three finger,white head. The beer color is a translucent medium gold.
The aroma was of honey, and a little citrus hop.
The taste was the same, but with the hops pushing through the honey sweetness more.
IPA's aren't my favorite style, but this one I liked. Probably because the sweetness hid some of the extra hop bitterness.

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Photo of burkett
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Nice head that sticks around over a golden burnt orange color.

S- Lots of hops.

T- Hop taste is less subtle than was indicated by the smell, slight toasted caramel aftertaste.

M- Nice medium body, carbonation right where it should be.

O- Very pleasantly surprised by a Utah beer.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As I post this, I see this is listed as an English IPA. No way. Way too hoppy for that style.
Served in a Squatters IPA glass.
3+ fingers of head form. The beer is a bright orange/copper color. Excellent clarity. Excellent retention and structure on the head. Clumpy lacing everywhere.

Aroma is bright, fresh, floral and of citrus.

Wow, kind of like sucking on a fresh hop cone. Perfumey, floral, resin like, some honey, you can taste the green of the fresh hop.
I can't believe I am going to say this, but this could use a touch more malt backbone. Still a nice fresh Ipa. Almost soapy.

Slight carbonation, smooth, oily mouthfeel

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Photo of barefootbrewer
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a golden color with a thick frothy head. The aroma is heavy of hops and there is a definite hint of citrus noticeable. The taste is hoppy and sweet with citrus quite apparent in the taste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and is quite well suited for this beer. Overall, this is a delightfully balanced IPA – never heard of the brewery before this week, but I’m very impressed.

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Photo of kagent777
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle purchased from the Squatters beer store. I had it in the fridge four days, so it should be pretty fresh. Cannot be sure because there is no freshness/ brewed on date. Label says 55 IBUs and 6.5% ABV.

Appearance: Produces an off white head that quickly dissipates to thin patches that leave scattered lacing on my pint glass. The beer is a nice copper with a very small amount of haze.

Aroma: The is a very light toasty malt character, but the hops steal the show. The hops do not over power and are a nice blend of floral, pine and a touch of citrus. As with most other beers with substantial ABVs, I also get some solvent alcohol.

Taste/mouthfeel: The hops combine with the malt to form a nice balance. The bitterness offsets the light sweetness of the malts. The presence in the mouth is not too thick but not thin either. The carbonation is average while the finish is long from the delicious hops bitterness.

Overall: One of my favorite IPAs. This one is easy for me to get, brewed in my home town. Very easy to drink, and very enjoyable.

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