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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This rich, Northwest-style Pale Ale is a rare feat of balance: unfiltered, dry-hopped to 40 IBUs, and deliciously sessionable. Groove on this two-time Great American Beer Festival® Gold Medal winner (2001 and 2002 Bitter Category). It really smoothes out the bumps.

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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bronstein (175) - Göttingen, - JUN 30, 2003
Amber color, hoppy aroma. Dry hoppy flavor with a strange special "pine" smack. Not bad. Probably little alcohol(Utah) and for that much body.


3
commonmac (1367) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2017
12oz can from Surdyk's and consumed after a Christmas Eve with the family. Consumed in a Belgian tulip style glass. Slightly hazy golden orange color with decent lacing and about a quarter finger head. Aroma is citrus and pine with maybe a hint of floral. The taste continues to lean heavily on hops with bitterness at the forefront. Grassy and piney with a little stickiness in the mouthfeel. End brings citrus back into the equation. Feels pretty light and easy to drink. Nothing too memorable to find here.

3.3
Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 2, 2017
From Feb 2008 I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John! It pours from 12oz bottle a hazy orange-gold with a 2 finger head of foam. The smell is big on the hops...mostly grapefruit, but there's also a hint of malt. The taste on first sip has notes of grapefruit, caramel malt, and a bit of roasted malt. It has a medium mouthfeel and it finishes with a nice tart/bitter kick that to me, smacks of oranges. Dang, pretty nice APA and at 4%abv, I could easily see myself downing a few of these. Good job, Squatters!

3.3
bulldogops (2850) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2017
Rating #2620 - 2016.06.24 - Draught at Squatters in SLC. Golden pour with a creamy white head that bubbles away quickly. hops are very fragrant with mild citrus in the aroma. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium carbonation, and bitter hops on the finish - but not overpowering, very balanced. Good.

3.2
Moolesen (626) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2017
Pint 12oz. Amber with a white head. Pretty neutral aroma. Subtle bitter malty taste. Ok beer.

2.8
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Can. Hazed yellow pour, with an off white head. Bready, sweet, lightly bitter, notes of citrus, and caramel. I’m not liking it very much, not much hops.

3.7
beer_rookie (706) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 29, 2017
My reviews keep disappearing.....I’ll make this brief.

Pours cloudy orange. Cream colored head, good retention, gold lacing.

Aroma is orange peel and orange. Hop oil and grapefruit.

Taste is more grapefruit than orange. Well balanced. Hop oil lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light to medium. Bitterness wins out with the lingering hop oil. Finishes dry and mellow.

Overall, it’s a simple berr, but well done. Easy drinking. I would recommend it, and would buy it again.

Stay review...stay.....

3.1
djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle at BrewMaster’s Craft Beer Festival. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head that lasts. The aroma is citrus and grass. Medium body, citrus, grass, earth malt, light bitterness, good.

3
Cajun (550) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Can - Pours amber with fizzy white head. Notes of citrus and other light fruits. Fruity flavor, juice, fermented breads, some bitterness in the after. Mild. Drinkable. Meh.

3
r464 (2377) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2016
A bit trashy and thin. Bready malt, dry hops, slight bitterness. The finish fades away quickly. Meh.

2.7
mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2016
On tap at Squatters, pours a clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out light piney hops and dry biscuity malt. Flavour is well-balanced, with a nice piney hop quality and dry biscuity malt. Bland and lifeless, but it’s okay.


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