JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this is a really well hopped pale ale. Had this is UT sittting by a fire after a day of awesome skiing at The Canyons. Flew back to Cali and did some Full Suspension mountain biking the next morning. Super Rad!
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Bonus points for this brews name and label. The label on my brew is not like the one in the picture. It is actually a photograph of a guy tearing it up on his mtb with a nice scenic background. I was pumped on this brew before I even popped the cap. Cap popped- Wow, I smell those hops immediately. Very fruity, very floral, citrusy, this is very good. Not cascade though, I think they used something different. But let me tell you, this aroma is bold. Now to the taste. I have to admit I was a bit disappointed here. Especially after the beautiful presentation and aroma. As soon as it touched my tongue Iím thinking to myself, "damn this beer is watery." Not something you want to be thinking while you are sipping on a pale ale. While this beer has an awesome aroma, it lacks in body and flavor. Maybe Iíve just had one too many IPAs today so this pale ale taste like water... I still like it nonetheless.
rauchbier (3686) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at GBBF 2005. Gold, thin white head and gentle condition. Big raw hop resin aromas, thin and watery in the mouth with hop resin dominating, and a gentle hop floweriness in the finish.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma hit me as the strongest grassy hops smell from a beer that I can remember. At 4% this beer is actually impressive in that it packs some actual enjoyable malt and hop flavors in. Somewhat dry and refreshing, I did enjoy the experience.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dry pale ale. Copper pour, light white head, and floral hop aroma. Light taste without much malt. The hops only nip at you, and its a little watery. Kind of an IPA-lite.
bhensonb (12753) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice piny hop aroma - more like an IPA than a pale. Beautiful apricot color with a frothy white head. Itís unfiltered, and maybe itís unpasteurized? Starts a little thin with that nice hop, the malt struggling to be noticed. Itís really very nice. At 4% weíre talking session IPA. There should be more like this. Every sips a pleasure of hoppy aroma and light bitter taste.
Beerdedone (3008) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours Light amber with a small head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops. The flavor is citrus, mild floral hoppyness. OK beer.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The most exciting beer of the Squatters sampler, and probably the best thing about lots of time at the SLC airport. Yay for a beer with an aroma! Thereís heaps oí PINE in here! Some citrus as well as some cheese and funk/yeast. Plenty of flavors: some caramel and brown sugar, plenty of hop flavors adding some citrus and woody tastes. Strong finish of citrus and pine, followed by bread crust, and some burnt roast. Creamy. Strong for a pale ale to me. Very good.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JAN 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle poured clear yellow/orange color with small head. Nice hoppy aroma with some caramel. Taste was a bit watery, but a very drinkable session pale.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of my favorites from Squatters. A nice spicy orange hoppy aroma. Flavors of hops and fruit. Better than most 4%ís.