Homefront IPA - Fremont Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev +16.2%
22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Nice orange color with decent clarity. One finger slightly off white head with awesome retention and lacing.
S: Nice blend of citrus and floral hops, with some resiny notes, as if they fresh hopped it. A very slight oak aroma and a touch of caramel malts.
T: Light caramel malts upfront. Citrus hops, pineapple and mango mainly. Can definitely catch some good oak notes without being overdone. Not overly bitter.
M: Light to medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Oily and slick. Slightly dry finish.
O: Fremont is a great small brewery. I've only had a few of their beers but they are all great. This is Oak Aged perfectly for an IPA.
10-08-2011 01:51:33 | More by doughanson78
4.3/5 rDev +12.3%
A: Poured a crystal clear yellowish orange color with a nice white cap, bubbles and nice lacing
S: A wallop or fresh orange peel and lemon zest. How refreshing!
T: Fresh citrus is immediate, fresh orange peel with some secondary lemon zest, a very light grass note with a nice but subtle bittering hop finish. Clean, refreshing and crisp
M: Medium bodies, well carbonated, I did detect a bit of soapiness on the back end
: Solid IPA all the way and I can't believe I have not souhgt this beer out before. Would and will drink again. Fremont keeps getting better and better!
06-18-2012 16:52:41 | More by barleywinefiend
4.1/5 rDev +7%
Pours a hazy orange color, with a creamy colored foamy head that laces well. It's opaque, definitely bottle conditioned.
The aroma is sweet citrus fruits, splashes of floral hoppiness and a bit of bready malts. Not overly pungent, but it's quite pleasant.
The taste has a nice strong bitter bite to it at first, moving then to a citrus and grapefruit note, some flowery notes and a spicy, woody note. I'll bet that last taste sensation can be thanks to the Louisville Sluggers.
Nice crisp carbonation, lighter in body, rather refreshing.
Overall, it's a rather splendid little IPA. Doesn't hurt as well that it's a good cause.
07-19-2012 23:57:14 | More by EgadBananas
4.1/5 rDev +7%
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.
05-23-2013 06:45:30 | More by sukwonee
4.1/5 rDev +7%
Had this on tap last weekend & put up a quick review from memory, then found a bottle the next day so I wanted to give it a more thorough review. (just deleted previous review)
22oz bottle (no dates or codes, but fresh) poured into a tulip. Slightly hazy orange/copper color with a nice white head, good lacing.
Aroma is bright tropical fruit: oranges, pineapple. Smells really good.
Taste is crisp, clean hops and pale malt. Less citrus than in the nose, but still a really nice balance.
Overall not a top-tier but still a solid local brew. That this beer supports a great cause makes it taste that much better.
10-14-2011 05:10:53 | More by draheim
4/5 rDev +4.4%
22oz bottle poured into a pint glass
Pours clear bright golden with a nice clumpy head. Smell is mild but hoppy. Honeysuckle and flowers, some nice sweetness.
Taste shows off the hops a lot more, with a little spicy character getting into it. Nice and crisp.
Mouthfeel is light and clean. Overall, I like this beer.
11-05-2011 02:37:21 | More by snaotheus
3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
"Homefront IPA is an India Pale Ale summer IPA brewed with sweet orange peel and aged on the zest of fresh oranges in addition to maple bats donated by Louisville Slugger.Yes, we think it is a wonderful summer IPA and yes, the orange really does come through. And, yes, we are a little biased so why not try one for yourself and lift a glass to those who fight for us. And thanks."
appearance: served in an imperial pint, clear orange body, foamy white head leaves a light ring of bubbles
smell: fresh citrus, orange zest, crackery malt, honey
taste: nice ipa - finishes really nice with distinct orange zest. The woody notes are quite subtle, which I think is appropriate. Bitterness levels are low - just a nice refreshing IPA
mouthfeel: light, crisp
overall: good - even non-IPA drinkers can probably get their palate around this
08-05-2011 02:58:17 | More by dirtylou
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium coppery orange amber. Massive fine white head that kept growing from active carbonation, ended up looking like a shaving cup. Very cool looking. Aroma of citrus and herbal hops, faint light fruit and malt. Hops up front with tropical fruit and citrus. Malt component is very light. Very faint oak flavor. Finishes somewhat dry and abruptly, but leaves a lingering orange citrus and hop aftertaste. Light bodied, but redeemed by the carbonation. Somewhat subdued in flavor, but interesting flavor progression and very pleasant to drink.
02-12-2012 05:09:53 | More by LiquidAmber
3.83/5 rDev 0%
22 oz bottle shared by my buddy on his move from Seattle to Chicago
A - Pours clear yellow-orange with a bit of white head. Bubbles constantly refilling the head, also leaves nice lacing
S - dominated by orange and lemon, then some subtle sawdust and vanilla. Nice aroma but could've been more in your face.
T - very little sweetness then a perfectly balanced bitter finish. Lots of citrus notes as well as a nice woody flavor. I've had mixed experiences with wood aged IPAs, but this was done fairly well.
M - a little light on the carb, but I tend to enjoy that. Nice crispness, but a long lingering tannic wood finish. Thus slightly detracted from the beer
O - solid beer by Fremont, which is 2 for 2 in my book. I think I would've loved this beer without the wood, but still very well balanced and drinkable.
08-20-2011 22:26:56 | More by ChrisPro
3.78/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
08-26-2011 19:55:18 | More by Chyren
Homefront IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
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