The Brother - Fremont Brewing Company

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Reviews: 34
Hads: 231
Avg: 4.13
pDev: 19.37%
Wants: 30
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: NWer on 03-12-2011

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Photo of BeerisUber
4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I live in California and can't get any "true" IPA's. in Cali they all focus on being bitter and not on tasting/smelling like hops. This one has the bitter but it also has the hops. Very smooth for the high amount of alcohol! If you want a truest hoppy yummy beer try this!

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ArchEnemyBrew for the fresh growler of this beer! Thanks Hollis!

poured into Pint glass.

reviewed from notes taken 10/6/12.

Appearance: cloudy yellowish ornage bodied beer with a tall 2 fingers of white head that has some heavy lacing.

Smell: Pine and citrus bomb! Some tropical fruit notes mostly pineapples.

Taste: Moderate almost high bitterness in this DIPA. Would like to know what the IBU's are in this beer. Big pine notes. A decent amount of oranges and pineapples. The hops are fairely dank and resinous; as well as juicy.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. This beer shows its ABV just a little bit. If the bitterness wasnt so big, the beer would be so much more drinkable!

Overall: Another great hoppy fremont beer! I associate crazy drinkability with all the fremont hoppy beers, but this one is got a huge hop profile which takes away from it drinkability. Another great hoppy beer for Hopheads to seek out! Thanks Hollis for my first growler that was shipped to me. It was a great chioce!

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler picked up and opened on 9.28.12.

A - Pours a slightly hazy medium orange with a quarter inch off-white head with good retention.

S - Pine and grass at first, then pineapple, orange peel and some sweet red apple.

T - Very grassy and leafy on the tongue with a pineapple and orange finish.

D - Lower carbonation with a medium-sticky body.

O - A hoppy delight, lots of pine, pineapple and oranges.

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Photo of Sky2625
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Fremont Brewing. Poured to a tulip (notes from 8/11/11):

A - Poured a cloudy vibrant orange with hints of tan, with 1/2-finger of off-white cmall bubble head. Moderate retention, and a bit of lacing. Shines yellow/orange when hed up to the light.

S - Big orangey citrus and pine hop, along with pineapple. Hints of caramel as well.

T - Pine hop to start, flowing immediately into citrus and tropical pineapple flavors. Mild hop bitterness follows, tempered by the mild fruity sweetness, and it finishes with moderate pine and citrus hop swetness, and a tinge of caramel. No booziness in the flavor profile.

M - Medium body, with light moderate sizzle carbonation. Solidly moderate hop bitterness, but completely inoffensive since it's balanced by the pineapple and citrus sweetness. Fluid texture, but not thin. finishes with a bit of alcohol warmth.

D - One of the better IIPAs I've tried. The bitterness and sweet flavors are both moderate in themselves, and well-balanced with each other, allowing bth to be experienced. No booziness in the flavor is a major plus, though you can start to feel it by the time you finish. Definitely worth having again.

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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 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 barleywinefiend
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a radiant light orange with good carbonation and a nice white cap. This growler pour had a slightly different tint and cloudier appearance

S: Citrus, pine and booze were dominant

T: Pine, Citrus and caramel. The booze is rather sharp at the end.

M: Medium body, nice hop bite, starts sordove oily but then I thought it cleaned up and dried out on finish

O: Good IIPA and a treat to drink

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Photo of Nikokristiansson
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a tulip. Picked this up from the brewery this afternoon for a whopping $22 (growler price included). 

A: medium bodied golden orange With an inch of white lace foam. 

S: fresh hoppy pine smells, some pineapple and other citrus are present. 

T: great amount of hops right on the tongue, more of the pineapple and not enough to tell where that citrus is. 

M: Hops all the way through. For 8.5% you can't taste much of the booze in this. Pines, apple and pineapple do a great job of covering the booze and it has a very smooth finish. 

O: Really impressed by this DIPA. Had a lot of expectations for this being pumped up by the brewery and it did not let down. Possibly my favorite brew to date from Fremont. 

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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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