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Interurban IPA - Fremont Brewing Company

Interurban IPAInterurban IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

216 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.35%


Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 01-08-2010)
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mactrail

California

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lovely shade of amber in the wine tumbler. Nice bubbles and lacing. Substantial body but crisp and tangy. A touch of mango and dried pineapple along with the bitter pine. Inviting sudsy mouthfeel.

A honey-flavored resiny hop flavor with just the right amount of bitterness. A mellow hoppy quaff that provides a nice balance of malt and hops, just enough sweetness and that crisp mouthfeel. The aftertaste does get rather bitter, but there's another sip with the sweet malt to start. Pleasant fruitiness seems to intensify with the sipping.

Brewer says this is made with Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo hops. One of the better Northwest IPAs I've had this year. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wine World and Spirits in north Seattle.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 23:43:34 | More by mactrail
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ssteakley

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This IPA grows on you, can't rate it unless you drink two (or more). Just keeps getting better. It is one to share with friends and enjoy discussing. Listen as their opinions change with the second or third glass. Do not serve any food though till the 3rd glass!
I bet the group's rating goes up a point or two.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 01:06:47 | More by ssteakley
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle courtesy of Dana pours a lightly hazed orange color with a massive cap of rocky white head that is stiff as a board. Excellent looking brew.

Nose is quite citric hop-centric with maybe some tropical fruit in the background. Malts are lighter than the color of the beer would suggest.

Taste is sharp and snappy lime and grapefruit peel hops. Malt is crisp and slightly toasted. Good flow here and has plenty of flavoring and bittering hops. Just enough malt to keep it interesting. Mouthfeel is a little overcarbonated, but not enough to hinder the enjoyment. I would drink this regularly if available. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 19:22:33 | More by twiggamortis420
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Shumania

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into a snifter. Bottled on 6/17/13

A: Orange color with a small head and looks to be lots of lacing

S: This smells great with lots of citrus, pineapple, mango, and maybe a little pine

T: The taste is nothing like the smell. It is spicy and piney with a subtle hop bitterness

M: Not a lot of carbonation, it is medium bodied and makes for a nice sessionable ale.

O: This is a good IPA and the best part about it is the smell. I'm glad I got the chance to try this local offering from WA.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 00:11:57 | More by Shumania
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kemoarps

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crisp and perfectly transparent, it's a beautiful light amber. Solid almond meat head that likes to hang out on top and prop up the walls.

Pine and almost like some cardamom? I may be hallucinating there, but it's an appealing if unorthodox spice note. All the usual suspects are there: green hops, some northwest pine trees, some floral (sweet though, not as hoppy floral) almost clover, intriguing prelude...

It's so good... once it hits your lips it so good
Actually starts off kind of sweet, following that clover/flower sweetness from the nose as the setup for the knockdown of earthy and spicy hops. Manages to balance these two components without coming off sticky or unbalanced or like there's something missing in the middle.

The aftertaste gets into earthy and citrus, and just kind of hangs around even though the lights are on and everyone's gone.

Real drinkable and a unique and delicious brew. I usually pick one up when I'm in Seattle

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 13:32:44 | More by kemoarps
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ChugMan

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Food Pairing: (1) My roommate's special "Poor Man's Rice", a concoction of steamed rice, fried eggs and spicy kimchi with soy sauce and sesame oil. Great with the kimchi, everything else, nope nope and nope. The beer dominated the other flavors, while the starchy-eggy feel of the food refused to acknowledge it whatsoever. (2) Pepperjack, Sharp and Mild Cheddar cheeses. The mild really intensified the aftertaste of the beer, to an unpleasant degree as it took on a distinctly metallic quality, however the creamyness of both was nicely elevated. Sharp was very nice, the two complimenting one another throughout. Pepperjack was also very nice, and while I think the flavors might not have matched as well as the Sharp, the spice of the cheese was fun playing off the bitter qualities of the beer.

A - Bubbly head over golden/ orange, and nearly bubble-less body. Head reduces to a thin layer which left some lacing.
S - Floral, white grapefruit, spicy. Quite aromatic.
T - Cream right up front, introducing a light, sweet floral flavor which is quickly followed by spicy hops biting down the sides and back of the tongue. There's a good balance here.
M - Light, but then again also undeniably creamy, almost buttery. Leaves a bit of a fullness which is satisfying, but you want to drink more.
O - Interesting brew for sure. Maybe not the "session beer" its label makes it out to be, but that isn't a bad thing. And while good on its own, I'd love to try this beer again with some food better suited for it. Something tells me that's really where it would shine the brightest.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 09:23:16 | More by ChugMan
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Murrhey

Montana

3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. No best-by date. Reviewed live.

A- Two and a half finger head, brimming out of the glass. Long retention. Impressive white lacing. Orange-amber color with medium clarity. Attractive looking beer.

S- Pine and citrusy hops. Chinook maybe. The bottle says Amarillo is also there. I get a whiff of that, but the northwest hops are stronger. Buttery and floral. Interesting smell. Appealing, but not terribly.

T- Bitter and smooth flavor. Earthy and piney northwest hops. Creamy sort of flavor, maybe from the earthy malts and Amarillo hops. Above average.

M- Creamy, fairly wet finish. Sticky, but not overly sugared. Nice feel.

O- Above average IPA, great look, just slightly above average in other categories.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 05:47:43 | More by Murrhey
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hreb

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber served in pint glass. Beer pours a pale straw color with a thick off-white head. Beer is crystal clear though some sediment remains in the bottle. Extremely floral and pleasant hop aroma on this one.

The beer itself is a hop-heavy and malt-light, brining across the classic West coast IPA onslaught of IBUs. Actually the hop load is stronger in the beta acid load than alpha, but this only accentuates the "hi, would you like a glass of hops?" effect. This beer is seriously resiny and it shows in the lacing. There's just barely enough pale malt to balance it out, and even then probably not enough for all -- this is an IPA lover's IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 03:55:48 | More by hreb
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jellikit

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fremont Interurban IPA is a solid beer. The color is a little more amber than a golden. It is carbonated at just the right level to give it a good mouthfeel and leaves a pretty thick head when poured. Not too malty. Not too hoppy. Aroma is a little on the weak side. Hop flavor is mellow. Slightly bitter. Solid IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 03:21:01 | More by jellikit
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Treebs

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Matt (mfavoino) for sending this guy my way. Bomber served in a Bell's stemmed tulip.

A: Pours a chilled orange color with some a big foamy head forming on the pour. Great retention. It recedes slowly to a massively thick ring and leaves great, sticky webbing down the whole glass.

S: Nice tropical fruit bursts. Some pineapple and melon. Sweet doughy malts on the back end.

T: Nice pear, apple and mango flavors. There's a little grass in the middle and the finish is cleansing sweetness from some cracker-like malts.

M: Medium to light bodied and a solid carbonation level makes this guy an easy drinker.

O: This was very, very solid and highly drinkable. I was stunned at the price point ($5.99) for this guy and would be frequently buy it if I had access. Great value beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 18:54:44 | More by Treebs
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scootpolute

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P: Bomber brown bottle, poured into a tulip glass.

A: Semi-cloudy, dark golden, brassy hue…HUGE white head with...what's that? Fresh hops floating around in the head!!!Also, leaves behind some fluffy rings of lacing.

S: Mint, marmalade, faint caramel, ripe pear, Orange citrus, lemon juice, light florals and grass.

T: Very smooth, deep crispness, hop bitterness… Upfront there is pineapple… lemon juice followed by leafy, dried grass, lightly toasted bread, clean caramel notes mid-palate. Finishes with pine and grassy floral…drying finishes…

M: On the fuller side of medium bodied, juicy, crisp and bitter.

O: Very clean, Very drinkable. SOOO FRESH (the floating hops in the head illustrate how fresh this beer is & tastes)!! Just an outstanding American IPA all around… pretty much nailed it with this one!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 21:21:24 | More by scootpolute
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thatruth

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from notes:

Pours a golden amber with orange tint in glass. 1/2" head with slippery lacing. Head flattens out quickly but sticks around a while. Plenty of bubbles with a light-light haze.

Smells of almost lemony hops. Bright pears with hints of orange maybe nectarine. Blasts of fruity hops here.

Almost a grapey hop taste. Like a grape cigarillo. Aftertaste of thick flavorful wheat. Alcohol flavor a little heavy, seems thicker and heavier than it's 6.2% bottle reads of. Snappy, dry finish. Like with most IPAs, leaves you quickly wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 15:54:52 | More by thatruth
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is fairly balanced overall. I get some nice papaya and other tropical fruit notes, with some bread and biscuit malt thrown in as well. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of papaya, mango and other fruit notes, with the bread and biscuit malt keeping the bitterness fairly low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 01:44:43 | More by Mora2000
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 4/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a clear medium red-orange amber. Slight whitehead and light lacing. Aromatic hop and sweet malt aroma. Taste starts semi-sweet, grapefruit and malty with a hop kick. Dry, hoppy finish with lingering hop bite. A bit astringent in the finish, but nice progression. Medium body and nicely carbonated. Quite impressive for a non-imperial IPA. I will buy this again

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 03:32:26 | More by LiquidAmber
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flagmantho

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: light orange hue with a haze-free body and a nice level of effervescence. Head pours two fingers of frothy ivory foam. Good lookin'.

Smell: earthy, spicy, vegetal hops dominate the aroma of this beer. Decent, but not my favorite blend.

Taste: dryish malt flavor with a hint of biscuit. Hops are earthy and vegetal; again, not my favorite blend. There is a hint of citrus at the end along with a good bitterness level. Decent.

Mouthfeel: medium to medium-light body with a decent level of carbonation and creaminess. It works well enough.

Overall: a very middle-of-the-road IPA. I might have this again at a bar if I see it on tap, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 03:26:55 | More by flagmantho
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright light amber color with a rocky head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing.

Subdued aroma with a bit of grassy hops and caramel. Flavor of grassy and piny hops on a light body. The bit of caramel in the aroma doesn't translate into any malt flavor or body.

Light body that seems a little thin for the hops. Seems more like a hoppy pale ale than an IPA. Nice shot of hops but not really that satisfying as an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 00:58:07 | More by CliffBrake
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litheum94

California

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my friend Lydia for bringing this to me. No bottling dates.

Pours a clear, golden body with a tiny, dishwater white head. Leaves clumps of big bubbles and some nice lacing.

Fairly complex hop nose, consisting of jasmine, grapefruit and pine resin. Caramel malts and some brown sugar sweeten it up.

Some malts at th front, mostly biscuit with some caramel. They are quickly squashed by a bracing hop bitterness, predominately of pine, with some citrus and flowers. Finish is dry and grainy.

This is a really tasty IPA. Great flavors and aromas. Very well done.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 16:11:22 | More by litheum94
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to goryshkewych for throwing in this extra from brewery that was heretofore unknown to me. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife, dated 12/27/11.

Pour is a 60% unclear orange & certainly vigorous enough in the carbonation category. Smell is a touch underwhelming, citrus, light sweetness, but tough to tease out.

Interurban IPA is a nicely balanced IPA, if you enjoy that sort of thing (me, give me an UrbanAssault of hops, please). Delivers a nice hop punch, nice bitterness without pestering me with a big flavor profile; it would be grapefruit if I had to report under duress. Sweet malt spine. Floral notes do arrive late, & warmer, to add a nice perfumy air. Strength of this beer might be the ease with which I can picture myself lifting the glass, repeatedly, to my lips. Very clean & crisp.

An IPA that proves you don't have to have the depth of One Hundred Years of Solitude to make a tasty beer. This is clean, simple, quick, & quaffable. Thumbs up on a very good brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 02:38:49 | More by maximum12
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 22:29:22 | More by Bookseeb
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rmcnealy

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from a great west coast BA'er!

Poured an oddly dark golden amber that was slightly translucent and appeared to be totally filtered. It produced a large froathy head that stuck around as a thin, even, densely laced layer. There is definitely a citrus hop smell but it is undiscernable. There are also aromas of banana, earth, floral and ever so slight malt. The tastes mirror those smells with just a touch of bitterness. Very relaxed. Malts have a minimal finish which is a good trait in an IPA. Overall a solid IPA. The 6.2% abv is about right but the tastes would suggest higher. Glad I tried!

Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 00:04:57 | More by rmcnealy
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a golden yellow color with good carbonation and a nice white head, good bubbles and lacing
S: Nose is floral, light bitterness.

T: Taste is a burst of floral,grassy and orange peel notes, hint of honey with a nice bitterness which is prominent but not overdone, light booze, sting with some light citrus on the end. Not oily but just right.

M: Mouthfeel is lighter to medium body, tasty, well carbonated.

O: Good IPA

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 06:45:15 | More by barleywinefiend
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 04:37:49 | More by JohnGalt1
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on 11/10/11

10.06.11 on the label; presumably the bottle date

Deep honey and amber hues. Looks like it might be unfiltered. A two finger head dissipates to thick-ish clumps of bubbles across half the surface. Impressive lace remains; riddled with holes as if bubbles burst on the side of the glass.

The aroma finds juicy, tropical hop goodness. Grapefruit, tangerine, orange, peach and a little mango. Balanced by notions of cracker and dusty biscuit. Softly sweet overtones; almost floral.

Clean flavor profile. Hop flavor is the feature here - blended tropicalia a la the nose, though it does have more of a penchant for peel and rind. Pine rounds it out and offers a mild bitterness on the finish. Malts are supportive but modest; notes of cracker and grains.

Medium body with light, fluffy carbonation. Finishes clean and dry with some residual hop flavors.

Overall impression - very enjoyable and tasty; recommended in general and especially so if you're in from out of town. Cheers to Fremont for bottle dating; it's the main reason I picked up a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 22:14:24 | More by Ryan011235
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dvb

Washington

3/5  rDev -22.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2011 01:42:09 | More by dvb
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ccrida

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, burnt gold with an off-white head leaving scattered lace.

Smell is robust, this is a strongly hopped IPA, very resinous, some citrus as well.

Taste is also chock full of hops, very resinous, bitter, with a touch of sour citrus notes as well, the full west coast spectrum. Malt wise, there's some caramel and honey, enough to provide depth, but not take charge (although still more for my taste in IPA, which I prefer pure hops). Good regional example though, with the honey notes making it stand out from the pack a bit.

Mouthfeel is very dry, medium bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good. An interesting take on the regional, NW IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 06:13:09 | More by ccrida
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Interurban IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.