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UniversAle Pale - Fremont Brewing Company

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UniversAle PaleUniversAle Pale

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84
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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Immortale25
4.31/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of tut2528
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jellikit
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.05/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, purchased yesterday at Whole Foods in Seattle (Westlake). Poured to a pint glass after a few minutes out of the fridge. No date on the bottle.

"SEATTLE ~ EARTH"
"BECAUSE BEER MATTERS"
5.6% by Vol.

The "Down & Dirty", per the label:
Pale, Crystal, Melanoidin & Aromatic malt.
Columbus, Centennial & Cascade hops.

A: 'Butterscotch/caramel' shade of orange, a welcoming brightness. Pour is mostly clear, but a fine unfiltered dust distorts fingers through the glass just a bit. Hardly any carbonation visible (age?), but whitish foamy head is small (just shy of a finger) and plenty sturdy. Lace holds in loose drapes.

S: Pleasant biscuity maltiness with a pointed spiciness. I get a touch of 'citrus', non-descipt though harkening both rind and pulp ~ 'orange' if I'm forced to choose. Decent strength but doesn't leap from the glass.

T: An expected cracker/biscuit malt balanced with an appropriate covering of zesty, almost tangy, hops (a light resin/pine and juicier fruit, with rind bitterness to follow). It's kinda standard in relation to many APAs I've tried, but it's good to have a Pale with discretion when it comes to hoppiness. Three different Northwest 'C' hops offer great flavor (and some aroma) without being to brutal on the taste buds.

M: First sip seemed very thin... maybe that crisp carbonation was missing? Subsequent sips don't get any 'thicker' (that's ok), but they do start to build a nice base a spicy/fruity malt stickiness. Hop oils linger squarely on the tongue.

O: What?!? A 4.0 after all 3.5s? It's a likable beer, easy to drink and 'good' in all ways. The sum is a little better than its parts. I'd like to try this again, fresh as possible : on tap...but it's 'nice' as is.

My first from Fremont; I'm looking forward to more.

UniversAle Pale from Fremont Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.