1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Interurban IPA - Fremont Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Interurban IPAInterurban IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

249 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 249
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 12
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 249 | Reviews: 68 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of flagmantho
flagmantho

Washington

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
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
Photo of CliffBrake
CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
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
Photo of litheum94
litheum94

California

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
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
Photo of maximum12
maximum12

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +1%
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
Photo of youradhere
youradhere

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-02-2012 21:31:33 | More by youradhere
Photo of Bookseeb
Bookseeb

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
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
Photo of rmcnealy
rmcnealy

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
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
Photo of kickerofelves
kickerofelves

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

02-21-2012 01:55:58 | More by kickerofelves
Photo of distantmantra
distantmantra

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%
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
Photo of BeerCentralWA
BeerCentralWA

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
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
Photo of sharpski
sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-15-2012 21:04:19 | More by sharpski
Photo of woemad
woemad

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-03-2012 21:17:15 | More by woemad
Photo of doughanson78
doughanson78

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-18-2012 19:33:52 | More by doughanson78
Photo of strongaf
strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-17-2012 20:19:42 | More by strongaf
Photo of hopburster
hopburster

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-12-2012 04:32:38 | More by hopburster
Photo of towlea25
towlea25

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-07-2012 23:53:14 | More by towlea25
Photo of barleywinefiend
barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%
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
Photo of Telestic
Telestic

Washington

3/5  rDev -22.3%

12-31-2011 11:18:09 | More by Telestic
Photo of JohnGalt1
JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
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
Photo of megg
megg

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-10-2011 00:44:37 | More by megg
Photo of twelveinches
twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-04-2011 07:03:31 | More by twelveinches
Photo of Exiled
Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-25-2011 01:59:43 | More by Exiled
Photo of beefandbean22
beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-19-2011 03:03:33 | More by beefandbean22
Photo of ithinkimasofa
ithinkimasofa

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-15-2011 22:49:23 | More by ithinkimasofa
Photo of Ryan011235
Ryan011235

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
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
Interurban IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.