Squatters IPA | Utah Brewers Cooperative

Squatters IPASquatters IPA
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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 ralphw56
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of azdback
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Spaten Tumbler glass. Dark, caramel colored red. Filtered and bright transparency shows the large carbonation bubbles that lead to a small two finger head that is rocky and bright white. Kind of looks like sea foam.

Smell is pretty candy sweet. Maybe some bright citrus hops. I smell sugar topped yellow grapefruit and some sweetened orange or lime and some pineapple.

Taste is a huge let down. It doesn't hold up to the aroma at all. I get a bit of plastic tasting hop bitterness and a lot of water.

Mouth is as I said in the taste, very watery. The consistency is crisp and the carbonation is light. The body is where this goes to shit, light and the finish is very light and watery.

Overall I didn't expect much out of this so on a disappointment meter I wasn't shocked. This one is pretty good until you have to put it in your mouth. The flavor is pretty one demential and not on my level. Thanks to Bill and Gwen for the sample.

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Photo of JEdmund
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A lightly colored IPA with an orangey yellow body that is hazy. Ample carbonation yields a good looking thick foam cap.

Smells nice with some pale malt detected with tart citrus hops. Lemon notes come to mind. fairly fruity. Initially I thought this was an American style IPA. Not a big kick like US versions but i really like the ale fruitiness present.

Taste isn't quite so citrussy. Initially it is, and there's even some piney bitterness, but it finishes with a bit of a metallic twang. As I taste more and it warms it's less metallic and more mineral and earthy. Probably an English hop variety. Gets better and better. Really like the fruity flavor and herbal/earthy hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is good, body feels just a tad thin.

One of the hoppier English IPAs I've had and a pretty good one.

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Photo of mactrail
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light body with a pleasant fizz on the tongue. Modest hop flavor with a fruitiness that makes me think of English styles. A lot of pine and resins in the initial flavor with a very modest maltiness. Ends with even more bitterness than necessary. The aroma, however, is quite flowery and spicy. Very dry with a mineral aftertaste. The malt doesn't contribute much to the effort.

I don't find much of special interest in this one. It's a pretty average IPA, but each sniff when you sip is quite nice.

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Photo of omnigrits
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a straight pint glass.

A. Pale gold, clear, and with a white head. The goes away pretty quickly and leaves little lace.

S. Not getting much off this at all. Some sweet malts, some candi sugar-like aromas and some floral hops.

T. Definitely sweet up front but some citrusy and very floral hop flavours are starting to make themselves known along with some decent bitterness at the back end.

M. Medium with a dry finish.

O. Considering this has come all the way from Utah to Texas and then sat in my fridge for longer than I should have left it there, I think it's held up pretty well and retained a nice hop character. I'd like to try it a lot fresher.

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Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this beer up at Aquistapace in Covington, notes taken from my iphone, finally getting to review.
Pours a medium gold copper color, white head, soapy lacing along glass. Smells of sweetness, citrus notes, yeasty malt, grassy hops. Taste is more pronounced on the hops, earthy, floral and citrus hop notes with a nice balance of sweet malt. Light to medium mouthfeel. Overall a very easy to drink IPA, nice brew.

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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 tone77
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to woodychandler for yet another canned beer for me to, huh, what the fuck? This is not a canned beer. Where is the real woodychandler? Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Has a deep golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very hoppy, some citrus notes. Taste is also hop forward, a touch of citrus, considerable bitterness throughout. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of beertunes
3.07/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Tom for grabbing this one for me. Born on 7/5/11. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear medium gold color with about an inch of white head that had good retention and medium-light lacing.

The aroma was a nice blend of floral, pine and citrus hops and didn't have much of a malt presence. Those nice scents didn't really come across on the tongue. The beer was mildly bitter, none of the floral and pine flavors that the scent led me to expect. There was a dry, bitter and somewhat astringent finish.

The body was a bit too thin for the style, nothing much there to support the hops. Drinkability was OK, I certainly had no problem finishing it. Overall, a bit below average IPA. It shows how far craft beer has evolved when this beer had won 2 Gold (04, 07), 1 Silver (05) & 1 Bronze (03) at GABF and a Gold in 06 at the World Beer Cup. I doubt it will recapture those glories anytime soon. Worth trying if you have the chance, not really worth seeking out.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from an inch or so above the glass gives it a big off white to maybe light tan head above a clear copper golden colored beer.

Big citrus hops nose with a slight bready/grain hint to it, very nice IPA nose.

Light citrus with a slight bitter hint to it, with also a slight almost caramel malt taste coming through. Not as hoppy or as IPA as the aroma would suggest, but still a pretty good taste.

A dry aftertaste with some light citrus hops accents on this medium bodied lightly carbonated beer.

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Photo of coldriver
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Sam Adams glass. Deep amber color with quickly dissapating head. Nice citrus and subtle vanilla aroma. Taste of pine, citrus, grapefruit, but not really what I would consider a hop bomb in the west coast sense. Good carbonation, alchohol well hidden, but a little light on the mouthfeel. Overall a solid offering but not something I'd go out of my way for.

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Photo of theboozecruise
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce twist-off bottle into a pint glass, the brew is a slightly hazy orange-gold color with maybe half a finger of head. It did leave some nice lacing, though.

The aroma is pretty well balanced, a good caramel malt base with a layered citrus and pine hop aroma. I like the way it smells a lot.

The taste is not quite as balanced, the piney hops really come to the forefront and dominate the rest of the mouth. It's quite bitter but it's still a tasty brew.

The bitterness of the hops really lingers a good bit. It's a good beer for sure, I've always enjoyed the Squatters lineup. Apparently there is some good beer in Utah!

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The second beer in the six pack is the IPA and I believe it was brewed in the old english traditional sense and not like a west coaster. The color is copper clear with nice white head. The scent is has a subtle hop character, but is missing pine and citrus. The taste is very bitter. Its starts very crisp with hops, but then tapers to sour and bitter aftertaste that clings to pallete. This, for me, would be a tough beer to session, one is enough. Its not a bad beer, but it's not great....worth a try though.

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Photo of Francepants06
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

it poured a golden yellow beer. It had a nice average white head. Clarity was good. I smelled lots of grapefruit, citrus, malt, bitter hops. I tasted bitter hops, slight grapefruit, more floral than expected. It was light in body. very crisp. Overall I thought it was a nice IPA not too much overwhelming bitter hops like some IPAs have.

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Photo of Cresant
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served this 12 oz. brown bottle in a Sam Adams glass. No date. The body was a pale honey color. Strings of lace collect horizontally but the cream colored head fades.

The smell was soap like. Citrus peel and grainy.

The taste was well balanced until very late, then the understated grassy bitterness blossomed and persisted a long time.
Sweet caramel maltiness and gentle grassiness. The alcohol was pretty well hidden. The bottle indicates this is an English style IPA.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied and adequately carbonated.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the pub in the Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy brew with a gold color. Creamy white head.

Smell is very sweet and fruity.

Taste is a sweet citrus flavor. Not much malt in this one, but a nice fresh fruity flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly cloying. Very sweet with a syrupy aftertaste.

Very drinkable for the style. Perhaps not a great representation.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden and copper colored beer, average white head to it. Mild hop aroma, lending itself closer to grapefruit, more caramel in the aroma than anything, thought this might be a malt bomb-esque beer. Born on date gets it a bump in the appearance.

Grassy hop taste, nicely subdued, bitterness kept respectably in check, really does come about as a balanced ipa that is not a diss on the beer.

A little pricey at $9 a 6er when you can get better and bolder stuff in the style, but not a bad choice when trying to get people into the style or for extreme desert heat.

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Photo of beerdrifter
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden-orange pour with two finger head with decent retention and lacing. Earthy, yeasty malt is dominant in the nose with hints of orange peel and pine. The taste is very earthy up front, with flowery, fresh picked hop bitterness and biscuity, grainy malt. Definitely a unique flavor. The sweetness of the malt kicks in about midway to provide a decent measure of balance, but the piney fresh hops are the star here. The mouthfeel was really creamy up front, and finished with a great tangy bitterness. Slightly thick and resiny and highly drinkable. This was my first beer from Squatters, but won't be my last.

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Photo of TexIndy
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pretty new to the Texas market but the born on date was 2/3/11. Was a slightly hazy golden color with lots of carb streams. It had a large, white head that slowly settled into a constant foam cap. Great lacing with lots sticking.

The aroma was solid with mild pine and citric hops balanced with caramel and English malts. Not a constant sniffer but still good. The taste was similar with a good balance between mildly bitter hops and the malt. Didn't blow me away but did go down quite easy. Finished with a mild bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel was light to medium with good carb levels.

Overall, a solid IPA that satisfies but doesn't jump out of the crowd. Do recommend you try it though. Had a few Squatters now and have been impressed with them all so far. Avail now here in TX. Rotation - liked it but not enough to buy a six pack of it but it would make the IPA mixed six rotation. [O;O;IPA6]

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Photo of emmasdad
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked a bottle of this one up at the State Liquor store while passing through St. George, Utah. Poured a slightly hazy orange-amber color with a decent white head. Aromas of piney hops, light biscuit and oranges. On the palate, this one is medium bodied, with flavors of piney hops, oranges and biscuit malt.

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Photo of bayougutter
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured a nice darkish golden color that was clear with tiny bubbles rising to the top. The beer had a smallish white head that left little lacing. The first smell that hit me was floral hops, grapefruit peel, then pine and grass. Nice balance of malt to hops up front. Then the grapefruit, pine, grassy hops even more at the end. Mouthfeel is about right for the style. Overall a pretty good IPA even though this one had a born on date of 2-25-11

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a pale golden color, with lots of clarity. Head was nearly stark white, spongy and foamy with nice lace.

Aroma was fairly nice. Grassy, floral hops with some noticeable citrus and grapefruit notes. Theres a bit of a sweet undertone to it.

There's an initial, pleasant hop bitterness. Hops are grassy, resiny, and floral. Not as much citrus/grapefruit as with the aroma, but I prefer a more floral hop profile, so it was nice.

The feel was nice and crisp, light and easy drinking. There's an oily texture and it was nicely smooth.

Overall, an average IPA. A couple months old, which is surprising since it would seem that Squatters just entered the market in Louisiana. Fresh, I'd have this here and there for sure.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a tight white head that leaves a solid amount of lacing.

Smells of grassy hops and some biscuity malt.

Tasted of the grassy hops followed by a good dose of pale malt. Hops hit upfront with a grassy, floral character but also some citrus shows up. Malt backbone is solid with some sugary sweetness and bread notes.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, a solid IPA, but I probably won't look to it again.

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Listed at 6.5% ABV on the bottle. Poured into a Ranger Creek tulip glass.

Squatters IPA is an attractive beer, checking off all the style requirements with ease: clear copper body, light carbonation, sticky lacing, well-retained taupe head. Aromatically unimpressive, as pine and grapefruit notes struggle to make any headway up the ole' nostrils. A bit of caramel malt makes a sturdy backbone, as the hops eventually show a bit of flare.

Flavor tastes crisp and juicy, with a nice piny bite to the finish that's not all bitterness--there is hop flavor to be found yet! Crackery pale malts are solid in the background, and the hoppiness is pleasing. Mouthfeel is right where it should be--not too thin, perfect carbonation level, succulent finish. This IPA won't knock your socks off with flavor, but it does excise a commendable balance and drinkability that begs for repetition. Nice job, Squatters.

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Squatters IPA from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 52% out of 100 with 302 ratings
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