Interurban IPA - Fremont Brewing Company

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78 Reviews
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Reviews: 78
Hads: 387
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 14
Gots: 54 | FT: 1
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Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: beertunes on 01-08-2010

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Reviews: 78 | Hads: 387
Photo of ArrogantB
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle thanks to Harrymel, appreciate it. Hazy orange color, super milkshake-like head, good lace. Smells slightly hoppy, a bt of malts running around, eh. The flavor had a real nice bitterness to it but that was all I could pick up from the hops. Malts were there but ambiguous. Overall, not a bad IPA but not what I'm looking for from the Northwest. (356 characters)

Photo of maximum12
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (987 characters)

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to ArchEnemyBrew for send this brew my way! Thanks hollis!

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: brilliant golden bodied beer with 3 fingers white of head! Head drops down to a chunky cap and has coated the glass with nice curtians of lace.

Smell: lots of fresh smells from this beer. Multiple citris notes mixed with pine needles. Floral and spicy hops. Little bit of danky stanky hops. A touch of malt sweetness.

Taste: low end of moderate hop bitterness from this hop forward beer. Juicy oranges and pineapples. Pine, grapefuit, and a touch of lemon zest. Just a hint of malt sweetness. The hops follow all the way through to the end of the beer with a mild lingering bitterness. it tastes of pine and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: high end of a light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Really drinkable, fresh, crisp beer. Well carbonated. The bitterness makes the feel just a little heavier than it really is, but thats okay. I would still say this is a session ale.

Overall: Can fremont make a craft beer that sucks? I am not sure its possible at this point. I have tried multiple beers from them and they are all great. This is an awesome ipa that is meant to be a session ale. Its canned which is another added bonus. Fremont delivers what they set out to do with this beer. (1,291 characters)

Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +4.2%
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 (717 characters)

Photo of Reagan1984
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up at 99 Bottles in Federal Way, WA. That place rocks!!

Thick, substantial head with excellent retention. Whipped cream style that is capable of rising above the glass.  Straight copper colored beer with good clarity. Soapy lacing everywhere.  

Light citrus aroma. Very perfume like.

Big floral flavor here. Juicy, grassy hop flavor. Very herbaceous with a touch of mint. Really fresh and wonderful. You do get a sense of the abv and it actually seems like more than a 6%'er

Juicy, resinous

Nice little IPA (521 characters)

Photo of Florida9
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly darker amber in color. Forms a large fluffy white head that reduces fairly quickly to a thick surface coating. Good lacing.

S: Almost none. Some very faint malts and citrus hops.

T: On the lighter side. Starts off with some nice pale malts, a little biscuit, a little toast. Then moves to a mild bitterness before finishing with orange, citrus, and some spicy hops.

M: Medium in body. Sticks to the tongue. Appropriate carbonation.

O: A decent IPA. Bottle says this one is supposed to be a session beer and considering this one is on the lighter side in terms of both flavor and aroma that might make sense. However, in terms of quality, this one is a little light, with a very muted nose and a lighter, easier drinking flavor profile. (755 characters)

Photo of harrymel
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap several times, excited to try from the bottle.
Bottle date: they don't care, so neither do I!

A: pours a copper ale with two fingers of peanut head which is thick and sticks around for quite some time. Cobweb lacing. Excellent clarity. Good looker.

S: Grapefruit, citric rinds, resin, plenty of pine. This is PNW hop profile baby. The malts are sweet and present, I think this is nice, not great but nice.

T: Bitter and earthy, the yeast may play a significant part here as I don't recall this being in the tap version. The malts come through with a hint of metallic flavor. Flavor isn't as good as I recall. Nice, but nothing special.\

M: Medium bodied with moderate carb. thick slick finish.

O: Above average IPA, sessionable and quenching. I would advise those seeking to have a pull from the tap before bottle version. (843 characters)

Photo of beergoot
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thick, rocky, sticky white head sits atop a clear, golden hued body. Floral and orange hop aroma. Bready and bitter flavors; mild caramel and toasted grains; bold and bracing hop bitterness midway through the sip and lingering long after the finish. Medium to heavy body with a sugary smoothness; mostly dry finish.

A solid IPA that offers enough malt graininess to please an English-styled IPA lover yet packing a decent hop bitterness punch. Perhaps these qualities make the beer a bit schizo in nature, it still comes across well enough to make for a decent offering. (574 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, canned 3/17/15, poured into a pint glass

A- pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a one finger creamy thick white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some sticky lacing behind

S- bready malt with some earthy yeast, complimented by some piney hop and a hint of citrus

T- lots of tropical juicy hops up front with flavors of mango, passionfruit & even a bit of pineapple. Sharp citrus zest quickly follows with hints of pine needle. Underlying soft bready malt allows the hops to shine, more tropical notes on the close

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky smooth finish, high drinkability

O- love the hop profile on this one. Tons of tropical fruit flavors that didn't quite come through on the aroma, this one went down too fast (830 characters)

Photo of Ryan011235
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
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. (1,088 characters)

Photo of zeledonia
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
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. (638 characters)

Photo of snaotheus
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought the growler last night, had half of it then, and having the other half now. It's lost a fair amount of carbonation overnight, but that's to be expected.

Poured (last night) with a big healthy beige head. Beer is a very slightly cloudy amber-golden color. Lacing (last night) was very impressive. Smell is sweet and floral with a dense hoppy background.

Taste is floral hops with a grapefruit rind bitterness, very sweet up front and a nice deep bitter finish. I think they may have improved this beer recently, because I've had it many times, and I don't recall enjoying it this much.

Mouthfeel is a little sticky, nice and thick with good carbonation (last night). Overall, this is a very solid beer that works well. (727 characters)

Photo of Westyn
2.72/5  rDev -29.2%
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. (213 characters)

Photo of PicoPapa
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with an inch of thick, frothy head. Tons of sticky lacing. Great nose of tropical fruits; pineapple, mango, papaya and some citrus hops. Taste is more of that great tropical fruit flavor. Bitter orange peel finish. Nice amount of hops throughout. Drinkable and delicious. Medium bodied. This one smelled great and did not disappoint. Overall, I want more of this beer for sure. (419 characters)

Photo of draheim
3.93/5  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. (603 characters)

Photo of vkv822
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy, sunset golden orange with a thin foamy white head.

Citrus, sweet hops and a bready pale malt backbone.

A well balanced, delicious and easy drinking IPA. (160 characters)

Photo of vande
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty good IPA from a small brewery we discovered while hanging out in Seattle. Poured with a thick, lightly sanded foam. A nice tan-golden color with a decent looking body. A medium bodied creamy feeling beer with a nice hop profile on both nose and palate. Bit of a bitter end at the back, little bit of malt sprinkled in to make a very nice tasting, easy drinking beer! For around $4, perfect to pick up! (408 characters)

Photo of Treebs
4.11/5  rDev +7%
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. (796 characters)

Photo of RJLarse
3.79/5  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.. (287 characters)

Photo of Spikester
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber with two fingers of white head. Good retention and plenty of lace.
Smell is floral resinous hops some pale malt.
Taste is NW IPA all the way. Resinous and floral hops some pink grapefruit and a healthy dose of pale and caramel malts.
Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is just right.
Overall a good example of the NWIPA and a very fine one from a can. Found this in Kennewick, Wa. Well recommended. (411 characters)

Photo of sukwonee
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally comes in a can! It didn't have a date stamp, but it had a tag from the store that shows 9/28/2012. So probably maybe it was canned 3 weeks ago or so.

I see this around pretty much everywhere I go and this is the first time trying this.

A: Orange body with 2 finger frothy head. Lots of lacing.

S: Citrus, pine, some sweet malt.

T: Malt forward, very sweet up front. And then hops kicks in. Quite sticky and oily. Slight bitter finish from the hops, but not overly bitter. Orange, citrus, pine-y bitterness, grapefruit.

M: Good amount of carbonation, sticky (as mentioned above), not much alcohol detected though.

O: Quite nice. Not my favorite or anything but I could have this with pretty much anything, any day. (732 characters)

Photo of litheum94
3.92/5  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. (577 characters)

Photo of Murrhey
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
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. (786 characters)

Photo of CHADMC3
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
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. (684 characters)

Photo of kemoarps
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
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 (953 characters)

Interurban IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.