Homefront IPA - Fremont Brewing Company
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Reviews by Chyren:
3.78/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Yet another ale from the fairly new Fremont Brewery. This unique sucka is actually aged on Louisville Sluggers, I kid you not. They aged the beer on donated baseball bats!
Okay, so this new ale is in line with their other pitch-perfect Interurban IPA. Pours a transparent yellow-orange hue with plenty of carbonation and the kind of resilient head one comes to expect from any good and fresh IPA. It is a rather easy going and balanced drink, refreshing, with an orange-oil component. It also has a distinct maple aroma on the exhale, the kind of woodiness that tingles your upper sinuses (courtesy of the Sluggers, no doubt). The flavor is of standard, yet impeccable, northwestern IPA: we've got a balance of citrusy hops and caramel. Yes, I will be drinking this again and again, I I have done with all the other Fremont brews.
The purchase also supported Operation Homefront. Good deeds, good brews.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2011 19:55:18 | More by Chyren
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I guess Fremont started putting "Bottled on" date now on their bottles. Kudos to Fremont!
This bottle says "Bottled on: 05/06/13"... so about 2 weeks old. Sweet!
A: Light orange slightly hazy body with 2 finger foam. Good lacing.
S: Smells like your typical Fremont APA. Very similar to SBW Organic Pale, Summer Ale, and Select 77. Amarillo hops (I am guessing), Sweet malt, grain. I don't really pick up much of the oak in the nose.
T: Bright hops to start, orange, tangine, citrus, and strong bitterness towards the middle and end (not piney bitterness - must be the oak), maybe some honey to balance it off. Quite tasty. I can also taste some graininess that is very typical of Fremont PA or APA.
M: Quite smooth and thick but well carbed.
O: Solid brew. I think the oak is contributing quite heavily to the bitterness (I don't think it's the hops that is causing it in this brew). A tad bit on the sweeter side, given 6.2% ABV.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2013 06:45:30 | More by sukwonee
Homefront IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
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