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Summer Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 20
Gots: 12 | 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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Photo of WAbeerfiend
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Hops: Amarillo.
Malt: 2-row.

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler on 01.24.14.

A: See through gold. 1 finger head.

S: Grapefruit. Very citrusy.

T: Tangerine dominant. Grapefruit, pine, subtle malt.

M: Crisp. Good carbonation.

O: This is a tangerine bomb. The first time that I had this, I was surprised by the flavor. It's now a summer staple for me.

WAbeerfiend, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of Chingringo
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Chingringo, Sep 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

DylanSJones, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of paylay32
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

paylay32, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of Hopmodium
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Hopmodium, May 31, 2013
Photo of Acemace
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at Elephant & Castle.

A- A light golden yellow.

S- Does have a hoppy floral smell. More of a hoppy to it than I figured for a pale.

T- Bitter at first which I love. Do taste the lemon zest. Not as much hoppy as the smell entails.

M- Crisp, clean, and almost lageish without the lager bite. Great light bodied summer beer. Pairs well with spicy food.

D- Like I said crisp and clean, easy to drink. Pecular to drink a crisp pale, but it works. Well done Fremont!

Acemace, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of Vancoubeer
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Vancoubeer, May 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

sanford_and_son, Jul 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

ltwaters, Sep 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

ncherf, May 16, 2014
Photo of RJLarse
4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought a bomber of Fremont Summer Ale in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale gold color, clear with a few bubbles rising in the glass, and capped by a frothy stark white head.

Smell is sweet and floral, an orange blossom aroma, with some soft fruit scents along side, like pears and honeydew melons.

Taste is a light sweet bread flavor up front, with a hint of pineapple and dry coriander spice finish, and a mildly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light and clean.

Overall a very tastey and drinkable summer ale. Perfect for a warm August day.

RJLarse, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of blackc5
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Collins Pub.

A - Straw yellow, this was served with no real head to speak of. Some nice lacing however, and quite attractive bubbling from the carbonation.

S - Hoppy right off the bat - citrus, floral and a bit of malt in the background. Nice, but fairly mild.

T - This one surprised me in it's depth of flavor, especially given the light color and mild nose. I was expecting a pretty mild pale ale, but this is very nicely hoppy. IPA-like. Very citrusy - lots of grapefruit and lemon zest. Small bit of floral tastes and just a touch of bready malt. Awesome.

M - More typical of the style, this has a light to medium body with a fairly crisp and dry finish. Ever so slightly resiny.

D - Very nice - this was surpassed my expectations by quite a bit. Given that I ordered it without knowing the style, I was surprised at the depth of flavor and the high level of hops. Impressive, and would not hesitate to order this again.

blackc5, Jun 25, 2010
Photo of CraftBrewhaha
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a glass. Good ole fashioned APA. Probably going to crush one too many of these this Summer. One of those beers that takes about four drinks to get through a 22oz. Smooth, easy pale action straight to the face. Diggin' the subtle, sweet malt character with just that, "Hey, what's up?" of hops. Thanks Fremont Brewing!

CraftBrewhaha, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Review from 6/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a golden yellow amber. Half finger head dissipates to a thin film leaving lacing. Aromatic hops noticeable on opening the bottle; aroma of aromatic hops and citrus, faint malt. Flavor is mild to moderate hops, a light malt body and citrus. Finishes with citrus and a moderate hop kick. Very nicely done. Definitely the nicest pale ale I've had. Bravo

LiquidAmber, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

trubeernick, May 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

claaark13, Jun 14, 2012
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Danny1217, May 13, 2012
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Kurmaraja, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

mallen009, Jul 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

fsck, Aug 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

jag21, Apr 04, 2013
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Summer Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.