tmb42099 (3) - salt lake city, Utah, USA - JAN 18, 2002 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
although iíve noticed differences from case to case (or from keg to bottle), when this ale is on, itís killer. Pungent fruity hop aroma. A smooth malty flavor. and a finish that begs for another gulp. Heavy hop aroma, heavy hop flavor, w/ moderate hop bitterness - as good as it gets. the only utah beer that i will miss immensly when (if) we ever move back east. the only reason i canít give it a perfect score is the apparent inconsistency.
ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2002
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed this beer at the SLC airport. My first impression of Full Suspension was very favorable, though by mid glass, my enthusiasm had tempered a bit. The top notch aroma is very hoppy, with floral and fruity notes apparent. The brewís body is a burnt orange, slightly cloudy, with an off-white head, which disappates rather rapidly. Good hop bitterness without being overbearing. Thus, it makes for a good session brew; I could literally drink it all night. It needs a little more sweetness, and perhaps due to Utah beer laws allowing for a maximum of 3.2% alcohol by volume, there is not the satisfying alcohol kick found it some other good Pales. Still, very worthy of your palate.
FrostedMug (8) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice! Try not to over indulge. It has an IPA quality in terms of aroma and flavor. It would be better than Squatters Evolution at restaurants.
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - DEC 16, 2000
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably my favorite pale ale. Nice cloudy golden/amber color. (Itís unfiltered.) A terrific rocky head which leaves clumps of lace all down the glass. Columbus hops slap you upside the face when you sniff this stuff. When you taste it your tongue gets a roller coaster ride ranging from sweet honey malt to hop bitterness in the extreme. I really like this stuff. On tap at Squatters is much better than the bottled version, but the bottles are great too.
OD40oz (761) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 9, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best pale ale i have had. Pours like cloudy ice tea with no head. Pleasant citrus aroma. Great crisp taste with a hoppy, pale ale aftertaste. This was one bad ass beer.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale is a hazy, light amber ale with a dense, creamy, off white head that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a bright, fresh, hop aroma of citrus (grapefruit and orange) and pine. Itís pretty light bodied and very smooth. The finish is dry and crisp. It has a light and simple taste that is mostly American hops. The malt flavor is very light but a little caramel is detected. Itís quite dry but thereís almost a little sweetness in the aftertaste. This is super drinkable and at 4% ABV, I could drink buckets of it.
EdInSaltLake (507) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve drank a truckload of this beer over the last 10+ years... But Iíll try to be objective.
Citrus fruit, pine, and onion hop aroma, with a little bread crust. Nice hop flavor and substantial bitterness, balanced with some lightly toasted bread malt flavor. Dry malt flavor -- relative to the style.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - DEC 29, 2000
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2007 Poured on tap a cloudy amber orange with a fluffy white capachino-looking head. The nose was a full-on blast of citrusy and piney hops that knocked me on my ass. The taste continues where the nose left off. A strong dominating hop profile of citrus rind and pine needles with a bed of dry malt that is bearly noticable beneth. The finish was creamy, flowery and dry. This isnít a perfect pale ale but it is very satisfying. Low in alcohol at 4%abv and a hop-heads dream, itís a great session ale that that begs for encore after encore.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasant hop aroma. Nice orange hue. Bitter hop flavour, could use higher alcohol content for better balance. Nonetheless, his beer is quite good.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20