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UniversAle Pale - Fremont Brewing Company

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UniversAle PaleUniversAle Pale

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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 07-30-2009)
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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
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jmccraney

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

06-13-2013 14:16:37 | More by jmccraney
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distantmantra

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-12-2013 20:21:16 | More by distantmantra
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium sized biscuity and slightly off white head slowly dies into a nice lacing above a clear honey golden colored beer.

A light aroma consisting mostly of citrus and pine aroma hops with a little bit of lightly roasted caramel malts sneaking in.

A light sweet taste mixes with some of the light citrus and pine hops taste with some added very light yeast aspects sneaking along.

An almost dryish aftertaste with some of the sweet malt tastes hanging around with this medium bodied beer.

This beers taste is a light on the lighter side, I kind of wish it had more of these same tastes present but in abundance.

Serving type: can

06-05-2013 23:45:04 | More by LXIXME
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judkinst

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-01-2013 21:06:20 | More by judkinst
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Geno206

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-31-2013 05:17:45 | More by Geno206
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BillHilly

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-26-2013 22:58:22 | More by BillHilly
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bbadger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-25-2013 23:14:33 | More by bbadger
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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-12-2013 06:10:08 | More by CoryR
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

05-07-2013 04:09:00 | More by ericj551
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jpbebeau

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-04-2013 17:06:57 | More by jpbebeau
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you for this bonus can, SatlyMalty. Poured into a 3floyds tapered glass. No freshness date but there's a sticker on it from the liquor store that says 2/12/2013.

A- A perfect pour into the glass produces a plateau of head about 3/4 of an inch high that retains wonderfully before slowly decomposing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass . Somewhat resilient lacing leaves stalactites behind.

S- Light tinge of hops that are piney and citrusy. Some cracker-like malt with a trace of sulfur.

T- Tangy, almost metallic hop bite clamps down pretty hard for an APA. It's grassy, a bit tart, juicy and almost salty. Very vibrant, super enjoyable. Not a whole lot of malt character to balance, but that's OK since the hops are doing just a fine job on their own.

M- Bright and snappy with plenty of bite from the hops. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Although it drinks almost like an IPA, this is one killer Pale Ale that's sessionable and flavorful.

Serving type: can

03-29-2013 03:28:03 | More by Immortale25
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-28-2013 18:32:15 | More by nmann08
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SpdKilz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-25-2013 01:45:55 | More by SpdKilz
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Jameswoody

Montana

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-22-2013 05:46:52 | More by Jameswoody
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leedorham

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-21-2013 16:31:44 | More by leedorham
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tut2528

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

thanks to Jaap for this one!

A: pours a bright golden, color with fairly high transparency. pour created a little bit of head with a some mild lacing.

S: nice blast of citrus, lemon zest, maybe even a little bit of tropical fruits in there as well. all of which sits quite nicely with a nice hop spice.

T: i was expecting different. there is a nice roasted malt note that comes forward that was not present in the aroma. a bready/biscuit note and the the citrus is still there along with some other mild fruits and nice hop kick. the finish is more of the roasted malt

M: very light on the tongue. nothing much really left on the palate other than a touch of bitterness and a slight dryness

O: decent brew. the drinkability is very high and it would definitely be a brew that i could kick back all day.

Serving type: can

01-18-2013 02:18:00 | More by tut2528
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Greenlake bar and Grill.

A: The beer was a clear golden color with a foamy white head on top, about 1.5 fingers in height, rather thick though. Great head retention lasting for at least half the time it took the drink the beer with nice lacing formation.

S: Some light citrus fruits and a little bit of pine as well, slightly earthy. Faint grainy malt fills in as well.

T: Grainy malt upfront with a bit more citrus than pine throughout the flavor profile coming through as lemon and orange with a bit of grass.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: A fine APA, a little on the weak side for my taste, but overall ok. Would prefer to drink interurban IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2012 16:14:19 | More by mdaschaf
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benbjb

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-09-2012 06:46:07 | More by benbjb
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

09-29-2012 14:54:01 | More by richkrull
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jellikit

Washington

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: very Clear. Light in color. Almost Coors light'ish I'm color.

Smell: faint coriander and orange.

Taste: light malt character. Not bitter, but hop taste is a citrus, good flavor.

Mouthfeel: Slightly overcarbonated. Light malt and balanced well with the hop profile. Not over the top.

Overall: this is a pleasant Pale Ale. A little over carbonated, but not so much that it is a huge issue. Pretty good beer. But, the IPA from Freemont is much better.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 02:45:18 | More by jellikit
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-26-2012 02:02:02 | More by Kopfschuss
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iKrystin

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

08-24-2012 06:23:53 | More by iKrystin
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harrymel

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Canned: earlier

Good toasted corn color with a solid quilt of light creamy foam leaving behind some ropes of lace. Herbal hops with a tea like character on the nose and some english crystal malts remind me of an old ale. There is also a small amount of detergent in the nose for me along some grass. Flavor is mostly dry tea leaves and some sweet malts alongside a bit of bitterness. I think with a bit of CaraPils, this one would actually make a really nice ESB, but it's not doing it as an APA for me. Medium bodied with slightly slick feel. Overall drinkable, but think their Summer version should be the headliner.

Serving type: can

08-03-2012 05:45:30 | More by harrymel
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jdense

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle from The Beer Shoppe, Yakima, WA., poured into UCLA shaker pint glass, 5.24.12.

Fairly clear deep gold/orange amber body, some visible carbonation rising but not much, billowing white head with above average lacing. Malt forward nose, bready balanced by floral and a bit of grassy hops. Taste mirrors nose, decent dose of bitterness on the back end to counter the big malt bill. Mouthfeel on the light side of medium, some effervescence. I like this brewery, and this is a well made beer, but not one I'd seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 02:35:50 | More by jdense
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punkhim

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

04-19-2012 06:53:27 | More by punkhim
UniversAle Pale from Fremont Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.