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Summer Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 20
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 06-06-2010)
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devlishdamsel

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-03-2013 09:20:04 | More by devlishdamsel
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paylay32

Louisiana

4.85/5  rDev +18.6%

Delicious. Fremont Brewery nailed this summer pale; not surprising because Seattle does love its craft brews, but overall pleased with a younger brewery being able to produce such a tasty treat. Crisp, light, hoppy, and fresh with a slight nuance of orange.

09-11-2011 20:02:40 | More by paylay32
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NWer

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-28-2013 16:20:31 | More by NWer
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Lazaro

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-29-2013 22:42:02 | More by Lazaro
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ehammond1


4.09/5  rDev 0%

Can (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, FalconA!

Lightly hazed golden with a persistent, moderately-sized off whit head. Very sticky, lined lacing down the glass. Pretty pale ale.

Nice, sweet, and hoppy aroma. Sweet citrus flesh and zest along with floral and biscuit notes. Nice and bright.

Moderate bitterness for the style, and the flavors follow the aroma. Pleasant combination of sweet, bright citrus notes, mild biscuit, and some floral character as well. Very drinkable, disappearing, refreshing summer pale ale.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Very tasty pale ale from a can. Highly approve!

07-29-2013 23:30:10 | More by ehammond1
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-15-2014 01:54:27 | More by Seattle_Suds
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jpbebeau

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-16-2012 16:40:23 | More by jpbebeau
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kevwcamp

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-05-2013 23:39:14 | More by kevwcamp
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Whitebread

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-21-2014 00:07:35 | More by Whitebread
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.73/5  rDev -8.8%

Medium to white to slightly off white head settles into a nice lacing above a cloudy pale straw golden colored beer that seems to be well carbonated.

A light citrus hops aroma that borders on having a lemony twang to it that seems to kind of drowned out the light malts trying to break through.

Light citrus hops and lighter even on the malted grains taste that give this beer a good drink-ability.

A light dryish aftertaste with a lemony citrus taste to it on this light bodied beer.

A pretty good summer beer, I think they gave this beer the right name.

06-11-2013 00:07:03 | More by LXIXME
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kslsc400

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-01-2012 06:02:14 | More by kslsc400
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%

22oz bomber, called "Summer Solstice" on the bottle I have, procured via a late night jaunt to a QFC not far from the Canuck catching up and the drinkin' on a Saturday night in the South Lake Union area of downtown Seattle.

This beer pours a clear medium golden hue, with one finger of soapy white head, which leaves but a few specks of ambitious lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of bitter grapefruit pith and pine hops, atop a mild grainy malt. The taste is soft pale malt, and bitter grassy, piney hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium-light in weight, and smooth enough. It finishes hoppy, hoppy, hoppy, with a mild cracker malt offset. Did I say hoppy? If not, then, well, yeah, fucking hoppy!

Wow, not what I expected from anything with "Summer" in the name. An APA hopped to the nuts, but without the corresponding malt character to deserve IPA analysis. So what - 3 bucks of bitter goodness - let's leave it at that.

07-04-2011 02:45:14 | More by biboergosum
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-19-2013 20:54:50 | More by mdaschaf
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Aml42000

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%

This pours orange-gold with a consistent white head.

The nose is hop forward with some background notes of citrus fruit.

This shows layers of grainy malt, grapefruit & lemon zest. Extremely flavorful & bright. Hops are quite present on the finish.

Medium bodied, approachable & easy to drink. This brings a freshness that adds to the enjoyment of the hoppy flavors of this beer.

Delicious summer ale. Very distinctive with the Amarillo hops & certainly even more impressive fresh on tap. A beer I could drink every day.

07-05-2013 15:36:11 | More by Aml42000
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distantmantra

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

On-tap at Locol in Seattle, WA. July 30th, 2011.

A: The beer poured a clear yellow color with a slight orange tinge. There was only a small head of foam that dissipated quickly. Lacing was minimal but clung to the glass and did not vanish.

S: Solstice gives off a light, fruity hop aroma with hints of oily orange peel and tangerine.

T: The taste is a very refreshing mixture of citrusy hops and malt. Extremely crisp and light, nowhere close to being an overpowering pale ale.

M: Very crisp mouth feel with a light body and medium carbonation.

O: This is a fantastic summer ale that should easily appeal to both craft and BMC fans. The hops and malt are present and well-balanced, but this beer is so light and refreshing that it shouldn't intimidate anyone looking for something on a hot day.

08-01-2011 01:38:11 | More by distantmantra
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mchen

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-16-2012 00:21:40 | More by mchen
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hreb

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -13.2%

12oz can poured into a stange type glass. No date on the can. Beer pours a pale golden color, clear, with a moderate white head. Carbonation like soda. Faint but pleasant floral hop aroma. Taste is similar: delivers a solid dose of IBUs, floral (all Amarillo per the can). Result is fairly citrusy, too. Light on malt and mouthfeel, but moderate-high carbonation lends to a refreshing, easy on a warm night, beer. Nothing complex here, just a high quality execution of a simple style.

08-11-2012 05:13:20 | More by hreb
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dirtylou

Washington

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%

on-cask at the brewery

solstice pale run through lavender, rose hips and lemongrass.

appearance: lifeless hazy orange-amber...very much a cask pour with no head

smell: strong floral notes - the local lavender really comes through strong along with hoppy notes and a bit of lemon

taste: big floral notes from the lavender and rose hips - the base beer almost gets lost in the cask additions, but the citrus hops and lemongrass do come through. nice summery beer, but the cask versions take on entirely different identities than the base

mouthfeel: medium-light body, refreshing

overall: good

07-11-2011 18:05:08 | More by dirtylou
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fthegiants

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-02-2014 22:53:04 | More by fthegiants
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-04-2013 16:48:40 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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trubeernick

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-19-2014 06:26:16 | More by trubeernick
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jmccraney

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-16-2013 16:46:22 | More by jmccraney
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-14-2013 22:28:24 | More by FalconA
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-20-2013 06:22:10 | More by mc4z
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bouncepass

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

08-21-2014 21:21:22 | More by bouncepass
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Summer Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
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