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Interurban IPA - Fremont Brewing Company

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Interurban IPAInterurban IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

334 Ratings
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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 13
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beertunes on 01-08-2010

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1/5  rDev -73.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of Westyn
2.72/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I had this at the Tacoma Airport, so i'm going to guess that this was a tad bit old when I had it. My initial thought was just a huge malt bomb. Will reupdate my rating shall I have this again a little more fresh.

Photo of womencantsail
2.96/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Finally, the last of Gil's IPAs.

A: The beer pours golden in color with a white head.

S: Wow, moderately hoppy. Amazing. That's not to say this beer is without the seemingly necessary pounds of caramel, toffee, and bread. A bit of citrus peel and pine are the hop aromas.

T: Toffee and brown sugar with just a little bit of hop flavor. There is a touch of grass and pine, only a moderate bitterness. The flavor is not as good as the aroma, which was only barely acceptable.

M: Medium bodied with just a medium carbonation.

O: This one gave me some false hope, but it was another failure.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

was decent but not hoppy enough

Photo of dvb
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pretty standard IPA. Hazy amber color, with a nice off-white head that doesn't stick around long. Not much in the way of aroma, but the taste is pleasant enough, although quite bitter. Some residual sweetness helps balance things out, but it's still a little too bitter for me.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From a paper review last week .... Poured into my Cigar City snifter... nice white head.... good retention and lacing.... the brew is orange with a slight haze.

Nose shows sorta malt muted citrus and floral hop notes.... there is plenty of hop presence, but it is stunted by a fair amount of pale and toasty malt.

Bitterness shows up front and doesn't let go until long after the sip... bitter throughout. a decent floral/citrus hoppiness comes out toward the finish but is pummeled by the bitterness...

Body and carbonation are about perfect.... I doubt I would buy this one again unless I can guarantee it is fresh.

4/3/3/4/3

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3.17/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Bookseeb
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance has a hazy copper amber color supporting a nice healthy head leaving fair lace behind. Smell of sweet malt mixed with the citrusy grapefruit and pine. Taste has a robust grapefruit bitter that follows through the aftertaste with a fairly balanced malt backbone. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall there's nothing really extreme or complex here, just a good Pacific Northwest IPA.

Photo of LXIXME
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Medium to big off white head slowly recedes leaving a biscuity aftermath above a clear copper caramel colored beer.

Light citrus and grassy style hops coming through above all else in the aroma which also has a bit of sweeter caramel malts with a hint of yeast sneaking in.

A dry tasting beer with light sweet malts being the backdrop for the grassy and light citrus hops taste that is in the forefront with each drink of this beer.

A drying aftertaste that bring just a bit of the tastes of this beer along for the ride with this medium bodied beer.

A little light on the tastes but generally not a bad glass of beer.

Photo of kojevergas
3.29/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

BOTTLE: 1 pint 6 fl oz. Brown glass. Generic uninteresting label art. Unbranded yellow pry-off pressure cap.

6.20% ABV. Served cold into a conical pint glass. Expectations are average; I have no experience with this brewery's beers. Reviewed live as an IPA per the label.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 2.5 fingers wide. White colour. Fairly creamy. Thick. Soft-looking. Retention is rather good - about 8 minutes. Leaves no lacing as it recedes.

BODY: Clear translucent copper. Impressively vibrant, with shiny gold hues. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears well-carbonated. It's not a unique or special appearance for an IPA, but it's appealing, sure.

AROMA: Pale malts. Floral hop character. A hint of pine needle. Mild resins. Faint amarillo-induced onion. Sweet caramalt. This aroma suggests a well-balanced brew with an interesting hop profile; I'm excited to try it. Amarillo is my favourite hop in an IPA, and so far this delivers. A kiss of lightly vinegary pepper (but no concomitant heat).

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

Aromatic intensity is moderate. Fragrant and perfumey.

TASTE: Pale malts and caramalt provide the malt backbone. Vinegary chili pepper is present, but has no accompanying heat. Still, capsicum is obvious. The hop profile is nice but inadequate; bringing notes of floral character, faint onion, and a kiss of resinous character. There isn't enough bitterness to run against the malt sweetness, but the imbalance isn't egregious. More of a citrusy, oily, or resinous hop profile would suit it better.

No yeast character, overt alcohol, or off-notes come through.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Average complexity. The subtlety of the chili pepper is notable, but otherwise this is a pretty overt flavour profile, with no hidden nuance or intricacy. This build isn't gestalt, but it does have definite cohesion.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, lightly vinegary, refreshing, medium-bodied, and aptly moderately thick.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, scratchy, or dragging.

Overall presence on the palate is nice. This texture doesn't elevate the beer, but it complements the taste pretty nicely.

OVERALL: Drinkable and enjoyable for an IPA, but far from world class. An enjoyable brew from Fremont. I'd like to see it offered in 6-packs; its current price point is unreasonable for the quality. Still, I'd nab it again if I chanced across it on-draught, and I adore the subtle chili pepper notes. It's refreshing and I could easily finish a 6 pack in one night, but hop-fiends will find it lackluster. It almost has more of a pale ale build. I look forward to trying more beers from Fremont.

Low B-

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3.39/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Interurban IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 334 ratings.