Squatters Big Cottonwood | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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74 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative

utahbeers.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Wasatch on 08-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
13.01%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.07/5  rDev -16.8%

Photo of weeare138
3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to hopdog to providing this sample...
Appears a hazy amber with a small off white head that slowly fades into a mild cap. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of caramel, vanilla, toffee, toasted grains, and mild hops.
Taste is of the aromas with caramel, and vanilla flavors coming through.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, balanced, and refreshing.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On our way out from the Squaters Brewery we picked up a mixed six, which included Big Cottonwood. I was really looking forward to trying this beer....red ale that has been dry hopped. The color red/amber clear ale with nice white head. The nose is accentuated by fresh cascade hops and sweet malt. The taste starts off really nice...then turns malty....followed by a dry taste on the pallet. The mouthfeel is not great and it would be tough to session.

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Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. It is definitely amber in color. Smells like toasted bread, light caramel. Tastes like oats, faint almond extract. I may be going out on a limb here, but I could taste sweet strawberry. Medium carbonation. It is a refreshing beer. It is not something I would drink often, but not something I would turn down.

I’ll have another.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a medium to dark amber color with a small white head. The aroma is a strong mix of toffee and some pine hops, presumably from the cascade hopes used in the dry hopping process. The flavor is basically that of a very hoppy amber ale. I get a lot of toffee and tannic notes like you get in a glass of iced tea, as well as some pine flavor from the hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of mactrail
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Classic dark amber color with some lacing in the glass. Faint aroma of roast malt, though the flowery hops take a while to reveal themselves. The earth and dirty style of flavors, which I didn't think you could get with Cascade hops. Light body with very nice rich carbonation in the mouth. Moderately bitter aftertaste on a light base of muddy malt.

Current version is 5.75 ABV. Supposed to be a stronger version of their Emigration Amber Ale with dry-hopped Cascades. Sounds great but it is a pretty lackluster brew to my taste.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 10 Dec 2011. Courtesy of R&S, thanks! Served in the Dillon Dam shaker pint.

Medium sized light brown head. Lightly carbonated. Clear warm brown in color. Smells moderately spicy, some molasses and resin. Starts kind of spicy and resiny up front. Some molasses as well. Medium body, light ethanol. Somewhat herbal and earthy through the middle. Finish is kind of astringent and bitter.

A liked this quite a bit more than I did.

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3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Offa
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a solid ale, but uninteresting standard west-type red ale (too bad since their DIPA is great).

Red amber, it has a medium-big pale tan head slowly shrinking to foamy ring, a little lace.

Aroma is caramelised barley, orange, pine needles and wet bread.

Taste is gentle, simple but with hints of complexity, well-balanced but a bit thin. It has jammy pine, citrus (burnt orange), pine needles, toasted (faintly caramelised) barley, all a bit vague and very mild. It is lightly sweet & juicy up front, then moderate peppery-citrus bitterness, then dryer in the finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.5 A: Clear orange amber color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and a moderate amount of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Toasty with a strong caramel component. Sweet and grainy maltiness. Simple, but pleasant.

3.5 T: Like the nose, this is toasty with plenty of caramel, a moderate sweetness, and graininess.

3.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess. Good enough here.

3.5 D: Entirely drinkable, good enough amber ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of FosterJM
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1377th Review on BA
Bottle to Balloon Pint
12oz

Bottled 06/19/11 <---My bad!!
Purchased for $1.79, Total Wine Las Vegas

App- Not as dark as a normal amber, but more light like a DIPA/BW combo. Had only a small 1/4" head that left no cling.

Smell- Malty, caramel sweetness with some orange zest. Nothing to outlandish but not bad either.

Taste- Very similar to the nose. Has a pleasant flavor even for a year later. Its slightly sweet with a good wheat base and a bit of a thicker amber malts.

Mouth- Slightly thicker medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Residual malts remain with a bit of sweet caramel and a popcorn flavor.

Drink- Wasnt bad, just wouldve liked it to be fresher, but thats on me.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Squatters Big Cottonwood from Utah Brewers Cooperative
3.69 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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