Squatters Radio From Hell | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Wasatch on 02-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.98%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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2.35/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

1 pint 9 fl oz brown glass bottle with comicky old school label art and branded pressure cap served into a pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Acquired at Whole Foods (the HQ). Reviewed live. Expectations are average; I've never had a beer from this brewery before. Born on: 03/19/13. Batch no 96.3. I guess this is a tie-in beer for a local radio station? Reviewed as a red ale because it identifies as such.

Served cold, straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a two finger wide head of healthy khaki colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. Nice plump soft complexion. No real lacing to speak of as the head recedes. Head retention is nice - about 4 minutes.

Body colour is a clear amber of average vibrance. No yeast particles are visible. I'm looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Amber malts, caramalt, toasted malt character, toffee, and floral hops. Definitely on the sweeter end of the bitter/sweet spectrum. A bit of nutty character - hazelnut, maybe? Some butterscotch, perhaps diacetyl. Lightly fruity, but indistinct and vague.

The caramel/caramalt is overdone, leaving it feeling like a vienna lager - at least based on the aroma. An amber oughtn't be nutty.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

An inoffensive aroma of above average strength.

T: Has a metallic off flavour as well as diacetyl. Hmm...

A chaotic mess of (overdone) caramel/caramalt, amber malts, unwelcome nutty notes, and toasted malt. It's also overhopped, with an overbearing amount of floral hops that the weak body simply cannot withstand. Zero balance here, and little cohesion. Certainly not gestalt. Unfocused. Resembles an amateur homebrew. A bit bready. It's a poorly considered build for a red ale and I'm not liking it.

Very shallow depth of flavour. Average intensity and duration of flavour.

No yeast character comes through. I do get a bit of alcohol.

Mf: Undercarbonated and somewhat watery. Smooth and wet, with some haphazard random coarse patches at various points in the structure for no apparent reason. Lacks body. Alternatingly too thin and too thick. Almost a bit slimy feeling. Doesn't suit the style at all.

Dr: Quaffable but of limited quality, Radio From Hell is not a beer I'll be getting again, and its disappointing nature deters me from wanting to buy any Utah Brewers Cooperative beers in the future. Quite poorly executed for an attempt at a red ale. It doesn't even hide its average ABV all that well. I'll finish the bottle out of respect for beer, but it won't be horribly enjoyable. Maybe I'll just cook with it?

D+

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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.04/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle born on 3/19/13 at 45 degrees into standard pint
Aroma malty
Head average (3cm), off white, creamy, slowly diminishing to uneven layer between 0.5 and 1.0 cm
Lacing poor – few irregular clumps at various places around the glass
Body a hazy medium brown
Flavor of sweet malt; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl; quickly fades to nothing
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Overall, a very mediocre beer, having decent palate and aroma, average appearance, and below average flavor.

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Photo of Nmgreen
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Chet_Watson
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of brandon911
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of joefuzz
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

sent as an extra by davolebomb 25oz bottle born date 3/28/12

pours deep red with pillowy white head

smell starts with a faint smell of english hops that turns toffee like

taste is very much a red ale...some light bitterness upfront fade to very nice malty taste

mouthfeel is slightly thick and carbonation is on the lower side but amazing

overall very good session beer, wish i could get this year round by me

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: soft amber/copper, clear, light tanned head, finger, spongy lacing.

Aroma: bready, with caramel sweetness, light grassy hop notes, sweet bread, toffee.

Taste: heavy caramel, toffee, sugar glaze, taffy, grassy, brown sugar.

Mouthfeel: adequately medium, creamy, clean, well carbonated, appropriately.

Overall: the aroma is somewhat muted, but a strong and tasty flavor profile brings it along nicely.

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Photo of mactrail
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive coppery color in the snifter. Plentiful head and sudsy on the tongue.

Warm glow of malt, but with a light touch. A hint of butterscotch, and dries to a mellow light roast. Much less hoppy than lots of others in this category, and it's nice for a change. This one tastes more like a German Dunkel or a really good Vienna lager. A metallic hint that adds an edge along with some slight earthiness and a spicy touch. But it's all very friendly and nicely integrated in to a totally drinkable taste.

Watery mouthfeel, and thoroughly refreshing. This would be an excellent big mug for a thirsty night. I guess I have to like something in the Amber category, so this subtle quaff is the one. From your friends at the Utah State Liquor Store in Sugar House.

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Photo of colts9016
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass at 43 degrees.

Appearance: A monster head on the beer. The head is creamy tan color that is frothy, and foamy. The color of the beer is medium dark amber color that is slightly opaque. The clarity of the beer is most clear. Some carbonation bubbles are present. The appearance of the beer is wonderful.

Nose Rich caramel toasted malt, biscuit, bread, yeast, grapefruit, pine, lemons, oranges..

Taste: Toasty caramel malt notes, biscuits, bread, yeast, grapefruit, pine, oranges, lemons.

Mouth feel of the beer is slightly creamy, astringent, and warming.

Overall: This a good example of a red ale. I would have like to tasted a bit more malt with a stiffer hop profile. I did enjoy drinking it.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of caseys
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

not a bad American red ale 5.5 percent by volume abv, malty hoppy bitter ale that was very refreshing after having alot of sweet beers squatters is a local Utah brewery that brews a fantastic line of beers. Radio from hell gets a 4.0 90 out of 100 for me it had a very creamy head with a dry finish crisp and refreshing

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