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77 Fremont Select Spring Session IPA | Fremont Brewing Company

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77 Fremont Select Spring Session IPA77 Fremont Select Spring Session IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by doughanson78 on 01-28-2012

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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 121
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of distantmantra
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

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3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Labeled a session IPA but feels and tastes very pilsner-ish. A little skunky. Of course I had a bottle of this after having a can of Fremonts Summer Ale, so it's understandable that a lot of beers following that beauty would seem only decent.
I could see this being good while grilling up some oysters or burgers or watching a baseball game on a warm summer day, but for an evening of tasting it is somewhat underwhelming. All depends on the mood I suppose.

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4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Damn tasty for a session ipa. The citrus in this is what earned its rating. Not as watery as most session IPAs out there.

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4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.06/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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77 Fremont Select Spring Session IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
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