77 Fremont Select Spring Session IPA - Fremont Brewing Company
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3.74/5 rDev +1.9%
Thanks to Paul for grabbing this one.
A: Pours a clear orange color with a one finger white head on top, rather soapy, with great retention. Thin lacing forms down the sides randomly.
S: A nice burst of orange right up front, a bit of rind as well. Some grainy malt and faint caramel mixed in.
T: Similar to the aroma with some citrus upfront, again mostly orange, with some grainy malt mixed in. Light sweetness on the finish.
M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Rather easy drinking.
O: A nice IPA, props to Fremont for making it 4% and officially a session beer. Glad it is available in cans, will be an easy go to beer to keep on hand.
02-12-2013 19:24:08 | More by mdaschaf
3/5 rDev -18.3%
Growler filled at the brewery. Poured into straight pint glasses on January 28th, 2012.
A: The beer pours an extremely light yellow color. Super clear and reminiscent of the "fizzy yellow beers" that we are so quick to dismiss. There was a small head of white foam that dissipated quickly. Little to no lacing present.
S: Not a lot going on in the nose. A bit of malt, honey and caramel and just faintest touch of hops.
T: There are some grainy flavors alongside banana Laffy Taffy and a soapy flavor that I'm assuming are the hops. No real bitterness to this brew.
M: Medium carbonation and body, pretty light but slightly oily. Very reminiscent of American adjuncts. You'd never guess there was alcohol in this.
O: I get what Fremont is doing here. As a tribute to Olympia and Rainier from the good ol' days, this is a nice beer for a hot summer day. As a session IPA, however, it's a bit of a failure. I know that Session IPAs are the new hotness, but Fremont should think about re-styling this guy.
02-21-2012 01:22:12 | More by distantmantra
3.55/5 rDev -3.3%
Chill 22oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer is a super pale straw yellow color, almost crystal clear, with a thick white foam. Big bubbles. HUGE green hop aroma. Very fresh smelling. First sip is sharp with unrefined hop bitterness. Citrusy and piney. Not overpowering on the IBUs (update: label says 60), but doesn't hold back on those that are there. Grain bill is pretty non-descript, just barely enough to bring the beer through. I'm surprised this is only 4% though. Definitely easy to drink if not quite as "sessionable" due to palate burnout typical of any American IPA. Very resiny and lacey, BTW.
03-16-2013 02:25:57 | More by hreb
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
22oz bomber, split, paired with some thai take-out
appearance: served in a shaker pint, pale straw-golden body, 1/3" foamy white head, light lace
smell: grassy hops, pilsner malt, honey
taste: I like the idea here - a 4% IPA in a market full of 7% IPA's. There's more bitterness than anticipated - crisp and hoppy, a touch of honey, dry bread, nice biscuity malt. Nice stuff - would like to see it in cans once Fremont gets that up and running.
mouthfeel: light, moderate bitterness
overall: maybe the best 4% IPA on the market, probably the only.
02-05-2012 22:46:51 | More by dirtylou
4.09/5 rDev +11.4%
A: yellow-orange. Thin head. Lacing disappears faily quickly.
S: faint floral. Not a big aroma.
T: dry. Mild malt characteristic. Crisp. Mellow citrus and pine? On the hop flavor. Slightly bitter on the aftertaste.
O: lives up to its name of a session IPA. Mellow all the way around. Great drinking. Good gateway IPA.
04-13-2014 02:19:30 | More by jellikit
3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
Poured into a Black Raven imperial pint glass. Pours a light golden straw color. Thin but persistant head, and a thick ring around the glass with a hint of lacing. Mild aroma of herbal hops, a hint of pineapple and sweet malt. Initial flavor is mild hops, but other flavors develop in the middle; biscuit malt a hint of fruit and walnuts. Finishes with a nice fresh hop kick, but the finish is a bit stark and left me wishing for a bit more malt body to support the hops. Light to medium bodied. Somewhat thin and mild flavored for an American IPA (except for the hops, which are nicely assertive), but I have to admit that this is the best flavored 4% beer I think I have ever tasted. From that standpoint, an excellently made, enjoyable light IPA.
02-12-2012 04:31:19 | More by LiquidAmber
3.78/5 rDev +3%
Thanks to HeyCurly3 for this one! Poured into Stone IPA stemware.
A - yellow-ish, light golden color with thin white head that faded to a bubbling ring; some spotty lacing
S - fresh green hops, grass, floral note(maybe wisteria), some bready malt toward end
T - somewhat dry and mildly bitter hops followed by bisquit, toast, bread malts
M - thin body; light carbonation; long, dry finish that is slightly coating
O - a little thin but it is supposed to be a session beer; overall profile tastes like a dry-hopped pilsner; nice bread-y finish; it is very drinkable indeed
03-13-2012 20:43:43 | More by cwguy5
77 Fremont Select Spring Session IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
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