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Summer Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 19
Gots: 5 | 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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harrymel

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned: earlier.

Pours a nice light grain yellow with a sheet of white atop the ale and below the spotty lace. Smells of grapefruit, mangos, peaches, hints of caramel malt and some resin. Nice nose. Really nice nose. Flavor is full of hops - carrying weed and bitterness. The fruits kinda lie flat in the flavor when measured against the nose. The malts are reserved and refreshing with just a slight hint of wood and caramel. Body is unusual IMO, medium with a fine moderated carb gives this a creamy feel. Oddly, I'd like this on nitro probably. Nice beer with a slightly divergent nose/flavor profile.

Serving type: can

08-03-2012 05:14:13 | More by harrymel
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

06-11-2013 04:37:01 | More by jera1350
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Delirium tremens tulip. Thanks to ArchEnemyBrew for the extra!

SMaSH beers are fun. This one is made with 2-row and Amarillo, and the clarity echoes the simplicity. Gorgeous body of golden orange beneath a billowing, fluffy head of light tan foam. Aroma showcases the spicy, fruity, floral characteristics of the hops while the malt provides a bit of a bready, nutty backbone.

The flavor is, again, very simple, but very effective and a hell of a beer to enjoy on the back patio during a Summer evening. Crisp, uber-clean malt notes and a spicy, citrusy hop profile with a healthy dose of bitterness. Mouthfeel is finely carbonated and medium-thin in body. Fremont's Summer Ale is a simple beer, and simply enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 16:34:41 | More by wagenvolks
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

07-22-2013 18:03:27 | More by tommyguz
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-29-2013 23:54:03 | More by millerbuffoon
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to ArchEnemyBrew for sending this beer in a trade. Thanks Hollis!

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Pale to golden bodied beer with massive white head. Thick lacing and a head with some decent staying power for the style.

Smell: biscuit malt and mellow hops. Tropical fruits and citrus.

Taste: This brew is so well balanced between the malt and hop profiles. Biscuity malts. Hops tasste of oranges, grapefruit, pineapple, grass, and pine.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. This beer is super drinkable honestly it might be the most drinkable APA that I have ever drank. It clean and crisp also while being soft and delicate.

Overall: I really love this beer! Fremont seriously hit a home run. Talk about an under the radar beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 01:12:23 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-27-2013 05:27:45 | More by shelby415
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a lightly hazy golden straw with half a finger of white head.

Smell. Nice bright citrus fruits, some toasty light grains, a bit of orange marmalade and pineapple and slightly floral. Smells goood.

Taste. Toasty light grains and citrus fruits. Light bitterness and just a bit of sweetness. Clean and very tasty.

Mouthfeel. Below medium body with below medium carbonation.

Overall. Really nice beer and perfect for the season. The sun is shining and this beer pairs with it fantastically!

Great choice, ArchEnemyBrew! Thank you.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 00:55:38 | More by Rutager
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-24-2013 14:21:36 | More by egrace84
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-13-2012 22:50:20 | More by bumchilly25
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-16-2012 04:19:13 | More by Kopfschuss
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Adamostella

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

05-13-2012 18:02:56 | More by Adamostella
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to sukwonee for this beer great extra. Cheers!

Enjoyed after a very, very long day of packing and getting ready to move into DT Chicago.

Appearance – Pours a slight amber color into a tulip with about two fingers of slightly off white fluffy head that dissipates at a moderate pace leaving nice chunky lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – Lots of lemon zest, grapefruit, slight tropical fruit, hops, caramel and toffee at the end.

Taste – A nice floral and earthy hoppy flavor up front that almost immediately fades to a sweeter, juicy fruits such as tart grapefruit and lemon. Finishes with some caramel malt flavors.

Mouthfeel – Medium to lower bodied, plenty of carbonation, extremely quaffable.

Overall – A very clean, and enjoyable pale ale. Fantastic right now, and extremely refreshing after loading a moving truck in 95 degree heat and humidity. Would buy this often if I had it available.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 00:57:47 | More by SpdKilz
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear golden color with a medium sized, smooth, soapy, white head. Decent retention leaving a small amount of lace.

S - Really nice smelling beer. Simple and clean. Really hoppy with a nice orange and slightly grapefruit aroma. Touches of floral notes. Simple, grainy malt backbone.

T - Just like the aroma. Simple, clean, and has a nice hop kick for a Pale Ale. Orange and grapefruit with a nice juicy, fruity hop flavor. Notes of floral hop mixes with a subdued grainy malt. Very fresh tasting.

M - Light body with above average carbonation. Clean, crisp, and refreshing.

D - Very easy to drink Pale Ale. Very refreshing and all together simple. Plenty of hops (just Amarillo), and very fresh tasting.

Notes: Just uses Amarillo hops and 2-row malt which leads to a very simple, clean, refreshing beer. Fresh hop taste with a nice light maltiness. Spot on for a summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 00:41:05 | More by FreshHawk
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

05-31-2013 02:18:26 | More by Hopmodium
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.7%

06-14-2014 16:49:03 | More by Jason1337
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-03-2014 20:03:39 | More by Kurmaraja
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

08-15-2012 22:23:02 | More by DaveHack
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-20-2013 06:03:58 | More by BAsbill
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted 23 May 2013. Somehow I misplaced my notes from this, and just found them now. Tasted out in the woods, camping roadside in Mt. Baker - Snoqualmie National Forest.

Pours a nice pale golden amber-yellow. 95% clear; I can see through it, but there's a little blur to my fingers on the other side. Streams of bubbles spiraling up. Two fingers of white head with just a little yellow to it, dense and foamy. Stick archipelagos of lacing on the glass.

Has a really nice citrus hop smell. Pretty sweet, like sweet oranges. Very nice. A little bit of tang, like a clementine with that tangy sweet orange. Good support from the malts. Main complaint is the faintness.

Taste is quite clean and crisp, with just enough bitterness to be refreshing but not so much as to overtop other flavors. Just that little hop bite for crispness is an excellent balance to the sweetness. Citrus flavor comes through a bit, which pleases me, as it's rare that those softer hop characters come through in the taste.

Feel is really light. Clean and thin, with a little tingle of carbonation. Just the perfect amount of carb, and it comes late, right as the bitterness from the hops is popping up.

A really good, clean, nicely dry-hopped pale ale. Not on the level of PseudoSue or Zombie Dust, but definitely in that top tier below those two standouts. I like the citrus and the twang in the smell. I like the taste. Nothing fancy, but a really smooth, clean, enjoyable beer. Like taking a decent pale ale and pulling everything bad out of it. Not chock full of greatness, but there's nothing bad I can possibly come up with to say about it.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 03:46:24 | More by zeledonia
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-28-2012 23:59:43 | More by thebigredone
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

04-20-2014 05:48:41 | More by Dave_Treat
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-15-2013 01:28:24 | More by MacStinson
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

06-15-2014 04:10:40 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-30-2013 14:08:41 | More by AnitaBrewski
Summer Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.