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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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(send 'em beer!)
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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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Bigfoot, Seattle airport.

Into a pint glass.

A: light hazy yellow somewhat golden color; light carbonation is seen rising, half fingered white foamy head slowly dies and leaves a decent amount of clingy lacing

S: light bitter hops - somewhat citrusy yet smooth; malts do present themselves fairly well

T: bittersweet througth the malts and hops, combined nicely, light malty sweet citrusy aftertastek quick dry finish

M: light to medium on the body, somewhat sessionable, carbonation is good for the style and for me

O: good AIPA that I would have again

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2014 21:46:42 | More by BeerKangaroo
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blackie

Virginia

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

it's good to be black

a: bomber split into a shaker pint, producing a nice little head of off-white carbonation that retains a good layer, the beer itself a pale golden-amber in color

s: pale malts with some bready notes, nice hop aroma in good balance - orange, tangerine, passionfruit - floral and vivid

m: carbonation around moderate in level, light-medium bodied, crisp

t: clean pale malt structure - light on the palate and only slightly sweet, good balance of fruity, citrusy hops bring flavors of sweet and bitter citrus and tropical fruits - orange, grapefruit rind, passionfruit

d: really nice little ipa - great fruit character from the hops really sets it off, light and refreshing, drinkability high

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2013 04:28:58 | More by blackie
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The beer presents a clear amber liquid capped by a modest head that still leaves a copious amount of lace

Smell: A touch of the biscuit in the background with gobs of tropical fruit dominating; a touch vinous

Taste: As it smells, the tropical fruit flavors dominate, with papaya, pineapple and tangering; a slightly vinous character arrives, after the swallow, but the overall flavor profile is tropical and citrusy with just a hint of the malts

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Love the hop profile here, with all of the tropical flavors; rather unique and tasty

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2012 20:07:36 | More by brentk56
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Brouwer's in Seattle. Enjoyed 19 June 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours clear medium amber, brought with a cap of yellowish foam. Fantastic lacing, bright colors. Nice.

Smells like resiny hops with a pinch of citrus. Nose-tingling floral aromas. I like it.

In the taste, I find the malt base to be a bit under-powered. Sticky, earthy, resiny bitterness. The hop bitterness is lasting, but I find the flavor to be lacking much else.

Mouthfeel is decent. A bit watery, with lower carbonation than I want.

A decent, simple IPA. Smell is the highlight, but the malt base and hop flavors don't measure up to my favorite examples.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2012 20:38:26 | More by zeledonia
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mdaschaf

Washington

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

Had on tap at Revel. Review from notes.

A: Pours a copper/amber color with a one finger beige head on top, pretty thick with nice retention. Some foamy lacing forms on the glass.

S: Nice citrus aroma, grapefruit, orange rind, and a bit of pine. There is a bit of sweet malt and caramel on the back end.

T: A very nice IPA, more tropical/citrus fruits, chiefly grapefruit, with orange, and orange zest. A bit of light caramel and grainy malt.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A pretty good IPA, easy enough to get too!

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2012 19:50:03 | More by mdaschaf
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

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

On tap at pub 124 in Walla Walla today.

The beer pours an orange amber color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, this beer is quite attractive, showcasing considerable orange citrus, pine and black pepper. This beer smells great, and is nearly as good on the palate. There is considerable orange citrus on the palate, but the beer also has a long, bitter finish that is very nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, but the moderate orange sweetness is nicely countered by the wash of bitterness in the finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, though there's a hint of heat from alcohol in the finish. Otherwise, this is a very attractive, very easy to enjoy IPA from Fremont Brewing.

I would order this beer again in a heart beat.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2012 05:03:27 | More by johnmichaelsen
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distantmantra

Washington

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

Consumed on-tap, in 22 oz. bottles and in growlers. Notes from, oh who am I kidding, I've had Interurban about a million times over the past three years. Can't believe I've yet to review it.

A: The beer pours a deep amber color that almost looks like golden honey when held up to the light. There is a prominent head of creamy white foam that does not dissipate as you drink the beer. Very impressive lacing remains, especially for a standard IPA.

S: Interurban has a nice grassy aroma with just a bit of floral orange peel and grapefruit lingering in the nose. These fruity notes are well-balanced with some bready caramel malt.

T: Very nice grassy flavor with some honey, grapefruit and butter pine. The malt supports the hop profile and does not overwhelm it. Hints of grain and caramel are present.

M: Very nice medium body and slightly oily mouthfeel. Average carbonation does not get in the way of this beer.

O: Probably my favorite local standard IPA. It starting to show up almost everywhere on tap, so it's my go-to brew.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2012 01:09:42 | More by distantmantra
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BeerCentralWA

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of my favorite northwest IPAs. Clean hops balance malt and citrus, lemonade notes dominate the nose and taste. Great carbonation and clean dry hop finish. Mouthfeel is dry as expected and lighter malt body. Delicious and fresh. Lacks deep lasting hop bitterness and is drinkable and refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2012 01:56:10 | More by BeerCentralWA
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RJLarse

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Goofy's in Cheney.

Pours a gold color and is clear. Thin frothy head.

Smell is a nice fruit aroma.

Taste is a minimal malt flavor with a mild citrus taste and a dry mildy bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and clean.

A drinkable IPA a little on the light side..

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2011 06:38:48 | More by RJLarse
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draheim

Washington

3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into an American pint glass @ Ivar's Salmon House, North Lake Union, Seattle.

Slightly hazy copper color with a creamy head that leaves nice lacing down the inside of my shaker pint as I sip.

Aroma is lots of citrusy and floral NW hops; smells fresh, bright and clean.

Taste is a good balance of juicy, resinous hops and clean pale malt. Lots of orange and tangerine. Mouth-watering.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, drinkable. Nice crisp finish.

This is a classic Northwest-style IPA - good balance of bitter, citrus, and malt. Nothing flashy or extreme here, just a good solid day-to-day beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2011 04:02:09 | More by draheim
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NWer

Washington

4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed on-tap at the brewery.
Very nice golden appearance. Decent head retention. Nice lace.
Taste is, well, like what an IPA should be. Citrus, a bit flowery and mellow. A very good session beer that is totally drinkable, especially if your preference is hop forward beers that don't destroy the palate.

Serving type: on-tap

03-06-2011 23:45:02 | More by NWer
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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

Both a tangerine and orange color as well as aroma coming out of this one.

Everything I was really looking for, had the big citrus presence, pine to a lesser degree, caramel not over the top (nothing was), relatively balanced for the style and region, bitterness in check. Nothing was mindblowing, nothing was just average though, file this under a really good brew by a local brewery. Had it at Hopfest!, would love to check it out again.

IBUs not grossly inflated for number ticking, alcohol well in check, I hope to see this in a bottle someday. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2010 19:48:27 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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czechsaaz

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Freemont is one of the newest additions to the Seattle beer scene. Any tap handle of theirs I come across I'm willing to try.

Kind of subtle pine hop aroma. Subtle by northwest standards, don't get me wrong, there's a lot of hops but there's more malt and honey and cereal grain aromas that get through compared to most local IPAs. That's not a bad thing at all.

Nice gold color but pretty cloudy. Big thick head initially that's now a thin layer of solid foam with TONS of lacing. A half inch with each sip takes forever to settle back into the top of the fluid level.

Flavor is also less hoppy than you might be used to in NW IPAs. There is pine and woody hops but no citrus hop flavor. That;s also not a bad thing. Mixed in is good base malt and crystal malt flavors.

Slightly heavy body but really creamy carbonation. Almost like this is a Nitro tap though it's not.

I good new IPA. I like it but it won't be the one I turn to if searching fo a hop monster. I think I can get my wife into this one. She says she doesn't like hops but homebrew experiments tell me she doesn't mind high IBUs but hates citrus flavor hops.

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2010 23:01:23 | More by czechsaaz
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olympuszymurgus

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

My mouth still saddened by the too popular seattle brewed cream ale from down the road, I saddled up to the bar at the new-blue Fremont brewery. The nose off this pale IPA is full of lowers and citrus, Amarillo hops give their salutation. The beer slide down perfectly, strong and powerful with a fast finish.

Is this the best pacific northwest IPA? no. Is it the best one from a Seattle brewery? Quite possibly. It's a pure delight, a beer to remember, a beer to emulate.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2010 01:54:13 | More by olympuszymurgus
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beertunes

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clear deep yellow with only a thin cap of white head that dissipated immediately and left no lacing.

A bold pine hop aroma is the first thing across the nose, followed by some floral notes. The flavor is similar with a hit of grapefruit on the finish. The finish is otherwise very dry.

The body is on the thin side, even for a NW IPA. This beer is very drinkable, it slides down the throat very easy for the style.
Overall, a very nice, drinkable version of the style that's worth your time if you see it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2010 01:15:49 | More by beertunes
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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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CHADMC3

Connecticut

3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange body between the golden hues as the dense, foamy white head patiently subsides to leave a sticky ring of lacing grabbing the glass.

Generous hop aromas of pine and citrus float from the glass. There is also some floral notes but the pungent pine/wood is most obvious.

More hops in the flavor with the citrus orange or almost apricot matching the piney wood notes. There is also a much greater malt presence, semi toasted here as well.

Medium to fuller in body for the style with a fair amount of carbonation and a drying hop punch finish.

A very nice American IPA overall. Love the punch in the nose from the hop profile which is incredibly fresh and aromatic.

Serving type: can

08-12-2013 01:07:17 | More by CHADMC3
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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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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Serving type: can

06-06-2013 00:12:24 | More by LXIXME
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Aml42000

Washington

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

This pours a dark burnt orange with an ample white head.

Fresh aromatics of pine & citrus w/just a hint of white peach.

Clean, crisp refreshing IPA. Quite balanced with just enough bitterness.

Medium bodied & quite approachable. Easy to drink.

This is an excellent NW IPA. It has enough complexity to make one slow down & savor it, but also is crisp & approachable enough that it can be enjoyed in a social setting without pausing to "consider" the quality of the beer. The hops show just enough bite & linger beautifully on the palate. Can't recommend highly enough.

Serving type: can

04-01-2013 18:04:49 | More by Aml42000
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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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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Bruce!

Pouring a hazy orange with a dense off white head with good retentioncme sticky lacing, this looks solid. The nose is solid too. Fruity, piney, perfumey with some citrus rind and grapefruit, along with a touch malt. The palate is a blend of fruity hops, moderate bitterness and some sweetness. Pine and grapefruit are noticeable. The sweetness is more a honey like flavor than caramel's and so, it does complement the hops. Medium light in body, and moderately carbonated, this beer feels quite good on the palate. Solid stuff.

Serving type: can

03-09-2013 08:06:49 | More by DefenCorps
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Interurban IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.