Aug 22, 2014

Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale

Of all the Squatters and Wasatch samples that I received a couple of weeks back, it’s Full Suspension Pale Ale that came out the winner. This 4% ABV and 40 IBU American Pale Ale was the cleanest drinking brew of the bunch and showed considerable hop character for such a small beer. It’s easy to see why it’s got a couple of gold medals from GABF (2001 and 2002).

Pine, resin, citrusy fruit… it’s all there for you to enjoy in a small package.

Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale photo


Full Suspension Pale Ale pours a hazy, unfiltered amber in color with a rocky crown of tawny foam.


Pine resin, grapefruit, hint of pineapple and orange zest combine along with a touch of lightly toasted bread for a clean aroma.


The flavors follow the aroma pretty closely, but are not as rich as it hinted. Still, fruity citrus and pine resin lead the way with a brief surge of flavor before fading smoothly. Hints of toast and caramel round it all out nicely as a low-to-moderate level of bitterness tingles the senses. The finish is drying and satisfying.


This is a beer that I could get used to having around. Sessionable, light, refreshing and flavorful, Full Suspension Pale Ale is a great little brew for just about any Sumer activity. It’s also my favorite of those samples with which I hand’t yet crossed paths.

Rating: 3.75/5

This is a review of a promotional sample.

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