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The Sister - Fremont Brewing Company

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The SisterThe Sister

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

75 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.03%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dirtylou on 08-29-2011)
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3/5  rDev -27%

BigE90, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.08/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a nice glowing orange color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap

S: Loads of pine, ornage peel, grapefruit and resin

T: Holy hop oils. Waaay to much resin here, very slick and overly sweet. A pint of this and my tongue had buckled, stomach hurt and was over it. The booze is sharp, way too one dimensional with orange peel, coriander, zest, grapefruit, pine needles being dominant with a hint at caramel.

M: carbonated well, way to much of a good thing on this one

O: Average overall if you like oily, hop bombs but it was to slick for me.

barleywinefiend, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Hopmodium, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Adamostella
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Adamostella, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of BillHilly
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

BillHilly, May 26, 2013
Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of TheEarl
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I had a goblet of The Sister at the UBG on May 31, 2013 and another later that night, from a fresh growler fill, at a pal's house.

Appearance: The Sister pours orange/amber with lots of fluffy white foam and very good lacing.

Aroma: The aroma is probably the best single aspect of the beer. The nose is wet wood, citrus, tropical fruits, and aggressive pine. There is also a sweet smelling malt element present behind the hops at all times.

Taste: The taste is similar to the aroma but very heavy on the pine and bitterness. There is a slight roughness to the bitterness but the finish is very crisp.

Mouthfeel: The Sister is well carbonated. It is definitely more astringent and boozey than I'd expected.

Overall: This is a very good imperial IPA. I think The Brother is much better.

TheEarl, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Aleforme
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Aleforme, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of benbjb
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

benbjb, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of enznevr
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%

enznevr, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of danwho
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opened a growler last night, thanks to bfg75 for the trade.
Poured into a Chimay chalice, it's a nice clear light golden color with an inch of white foamy head. Lots of lace as glass is emptied.
Smells like a DIPA, hops and more hops, citrus (grapefruit), pine and a little grass. Not as floral as say, PtE, more like Duet.
This tastes like it smells, very hoppy, like a DIPA should, tart, subtle fruit on the finish. Citrus and pine dominate.
Medium mouthfeel, not oily or thick, very nice for style, carbonation was good, considering the distance it came.
Overall I would rate this a 3.75 only because I'm sure it would be better straight from the tap.
When you live in San Diego, it's hard to be impressed by IPA/DIPA's, but this one is above average for sure.

danwho, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of millerbuffoon
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%

millerbuffoon, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%

Knapp85, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of rab53
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

rab53, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev -2.7%

HoppySeb, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap at the brewery

appearance: served in an unbranded chalice, bright pale-orange body, light beige film

smell: grapefruit, lemon zest, herbal, spicy notes

taste: Brewed with calypso and bravo hops - 2 varietals I'm not overly familiar with. Spicy and earthy - bitter grapefruit rind, moderate alcohol notes, sweet malt. Interesting - think I like The Brother better though

mouthfeel: medium, thick oily body

overall: good

dirtylou, Aug 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Kevlee722, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

spark3148857, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

laminam, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

BeerNW, Oct 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

whitenads, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

BeerMeBro720, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

BeerisUber, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

jzeilinger, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Can_has_beer, Nov 05, 2014
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The Sister from Fremont Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.