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The Brother - Fremont Brewing Company

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Reviews: 34
Hads: 239
Avg: 4.13
pDev: 19.85%
Wants: 32
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: NWer on 03-12-2011

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Reviews: 34 | Hads: 239
Reviews by mfavoino:
Photo of mfavoino
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Fremont UBG.

A: Bright orange with a slight haze and frothy head that leaves nice lacing.

S: Tons of citrus hops. Tropical fruits and orange galore.

T: Big hop profile with pineapple, melon, and citrus fruit prominent. Finishes with a sharp hop bite. Moderate to high bitterness and some pale malt backing to try for some balance.

M: Moderate to heavy for the style and moderate carbonation. Some alcohol is noticeable.

O: If you're attracted to high IBU beers with citrus hop profiles, give this one a shot.

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Photo of mactrail
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden amber color with an enthusiastic head in the tall Blanche de Chambly glass. Tangy and spritzy mouthfeel. Flowery, gardenia scent.

Sweet, crazy hoppy. It's like a tangerine float with hoppy Seven-Up. Moderately bitter but overflowing with hop flavors and aromatics. Warm malt, sweet yet zingy. Enough acid to balance the orange marmalade taste. A candy-like flavor-- what are those things-- Cotlets? Except without the powdered sugar, but very deeply fruity.

A thoroughly pleasing big IPA that is quite sippable in the style of a liqueur. From the 12 oz can purchased at the tasting room in Fremont, Seattle.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Bitzer
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of NWer
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a new release from Fremont Brewing Company.
Poured into the bottom of a chalace shows cloudy apparently unfiltered. Lots of yeast floating around.
Doesn't bother me one bit - I prefer beers that haven't been over filtered just to make them look clear.
Sweet, balanced, slightly tart. Good hop flavors satisfy the need for hops without destroying the palate.
Very pleasant and very drinkable.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.49/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy golden orange with a big creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued resiny piney hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with a little fruit and resiny grassy hops that have a harsh tarry finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK DIPA. The hop profile is a bit harsh.

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Photo of boogerisu
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Seattle_Suds
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppySeb
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a Stone IPA glass. Pours a clean gold with a thick, quick forming snowy white head that dissipates quickly leaving behind beautiful foamy lacing. The aroma is quite malty for a DIPA, other than that - the characteristic West Coast and mostly PNW IPA aromas surface. Citrus, faint pine and a sweet caramel smell come forward, materializing as well as you taste the beer. Its bitterness is very light, leaving a mild and sweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel I would say is not as thick as other DIPAs but quite adequate for this brew. Once the head settles, theres little to no further carbonation present.

Overall - this is a very enjoyable beer and i'm glad Fremont decided to can it. Its greatly refreshing on a hot summer day. Aroma vaguely resembles Black Raven's Trickster.

I'll definitely be buying these while available.

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Photo of jpbebeau
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kevwcamp
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of nhirsch04
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of ZachHodgson
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of distantmantra
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Fremont Brewing in a tulip. August 10th, 2011.

A: The beer pours a bright cloudy orange/amber color with a small head of white foam. Strong lacing clung to the sides of the glass.

S: There is an aroma of pineapple, citrus fruits, pine and caramel malt.

T: There is a very nice initial flavor of tropical fruit along with orange and lemon peel, pineapple and a great deal of pine. There is a nice caramel flavor that brings balance. Bitterness is present but not overwhelming.

M: The beer has a medium body with an oily mouth feel and decent carbonation. The alcohol is well-masked, but I'm sure you'd feel it after a couple pints.

O: This is a great Imperial IPA, very nice to know that it's pretty much always on tap not that far from my house.

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Photo of hreb
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle served in a curved glass. Beer pours pale golden in color, off-clear, with a moderate white head. This IPA has a crazy big floral aroma. The bottle claims one BILLION IBUs; well, we'll see about that, but judging from the volume of the aroma, there are a hell of a lot of dry hops in here. Really this is an insanely good aroma for a bottled beer. Flavor has a distinct sweet note on the front of the palate, which is quickly balanced out (and then some) by a massive onslaught of resinous hoppage. Clearly the brewers struggled hard to make sure the eventual consumer would find some balance in their one BILLION IBU beast. It's still a stupid hoppy, and with the correspondingly high final gravity this could have ended up kind of syrupy and gross. But I think thanks to the use of wheat and Vienna malt, it actually kinda works as a Summer Imperial IPA (hah).

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Photo of dirtylou
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap, tulip at the brewery

from notes

appearance: bright orange body, light layer of white film on top of the full pour, slightly cloudy

smell: pineapple, lots of citrus hops, pine resin

taste: very enjoyable DIPA from fremont - punch tropical fruit, pineapple, tangerine zest, lemon peel, lots of NW pine. the alcohol is well subdued allowing all of the floral flavours to shine.

mouthfeel: medium, oily

overall: good

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Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FalconA
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of RenzoD
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Resiny elixir feel, piney hoppy finish. Delicious IIPA!
Had a 32 oz growler fill from Gravity Beer Market in Olympia.

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4.6/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Renegawam
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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The Brother from Fremont Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.