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77 Fremont Select Spring Session IPA - Fremont Brewing Company

77 Fremont Select Spring Session IPA77 Fremont Select Spring Session IPA

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BA SCORE
83
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.64%


Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: doughanson78 on 01-28-2012)
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jellikit

Washington

4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 02:19:30 | More by jellikit
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mactrail

California

3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brewery says this includes Citra, Chinook, Calypso, and Cascade hops with a rating of 60 IBUs. Appearance is frothy and lively in the snifter. Amber brew with a light body. Pleasant aroma of flowery hops.

Flavor starts with the wispy malt, but it's just enough to support a lot of flowery and grapefruit hops. Aftertaste is pretty much grapefruit. I sipped my way through this and it was thin but satisfying enough. Aftertaste many Utah beers at the four percent benchmark this seems both flavorful and substantial and well above that average.

Really decent light hoppy brew that meets the mark for a flavorful, modest ABV. From the 22 oz bottle bought at The Market in Anacortes, WA.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 05:54:26 | More by mactrail
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ssteakley

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a work of Art to arrive at an IPA with this light Spring texture. This is a special Spring Brew so it is close to perfection for me. All my friends who dislike strong bitterness or over hopped Beers will love this IPA. Freemont did an awesome job and I really want to think Andrew for suggesting this brew to me. Did you say Light IPA? The aroma is awesome.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 02:05:28 | More by ssteakley
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance has a light orange amber supporting a nice healthy head leaving fair lace. Smell of a big sweet malt backbone with a nice balance of the grapefruit piney hops. Taste is not as big of a backbone as the aroma leaving a hefty grapefruit piney hop flavor. Moufhfeel is medium light with good carbonation. A nice light spring low alc. IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 03:13:05 | More by Bookseeb
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured a transparent lighter orange-honey color which leaves a nice white soapy cap, some good lacing present

S: A little bit of caramel, grains, citrus and dash of honey

T: Some honey upfront with caramel, herbal and Earthy notes, citrus hops provide a nice change of pace with some grains and lingering, moderate, dry like bitterness and sweetness on the finish.

M: Light- medium body, with medium carbonation. The honey and caramel made it feel a little heavy for a Session IPA.

O: Not a bad session IPA but it was alittle sweet, a little heavy, to me it had the body and feel of a IPA. Was not a fan of the honey and the moderate, dry, lingering hop bitterness which I am guessing was from the Chinook.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 17:31:58 | More by barleywinefiend
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hreb

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 02:25:57 | More by hreb
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 19:24:08 | More by mdaschaf
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danrodrigue

California

3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a light orange, decent head and some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Very promising smell of citrus and pine. Some sweet malts as well.

Taste: Much more subtle than the smell. Slight hoppy bitterness balanced very well with the malt backbone. Not bad at all.

Mouthfeel: It is pretty thin and watery, little carbonation.

Overall: Very easy to drink at 4%, no heat at all. The taste doesn't live up to the aroma. If you are looking for a hoppy west coast ipa skip this one. If you are looking for a decent, easily drinkable ipa this is your beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 15:01:46 | More by danrodrigue
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have had this one a couple of times, but I guess I missed a review, so here we go.

A - Pours a lighter, clear orange with a large, near white head that slowly fades leaving spots of lacing on the glass.

S - Very hoppy and nice. Floral, pine, citrus - strong oranges.

T - More mild here. Lemons, pine, and slight orange.

D - A thin body with good carbonation.

O - This one smells amazing, but the taste doesn't quite keep up with it. Still a very solid IPA

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 04:13:29 | More by HuskyinPDX
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cwguy5

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 20:43:43 | More by cwguy5
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flagmantho

Washington

3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a touch of haze and a very light effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy off-white foam. Not too bad.

Smell: nicely pleasing citrusy, earthy hop aroma. A very light malt comes through as well. Not particularly high-volume, but quite good considering what they are going for here.

Taste: malt is quite biscuity and bready in character; the hop flavors are much less emphasized than in the aroma. Bitterness is a bit rasping but is definitely there. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel: pretty light and watery, unfortunately. There's also not much in the way of carbonation to enliven it.

Overall: the execution of this beer is not so great, but I love the concept of an easily sessionable IPA. If they could bring the aroma they've achieved into the flavor and bulk up the body a little bit, this could be a great beer. Still, points for the fact that this is indeed a nicely sessionable, if not outstanding, IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 17:21:46 | More by flagmantho
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale orange color, fairly bright but with a few coarse "floaties" swimming about. Beautiful rocky off-white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing.

A light but inviting aroma of spicy hops. No discernible malt on the nose. The flavor is also hop-centric with tangy spicy and citrus hops on a very light frame. Somewhat one dimensional with even less malt than some of the super-hopped APAs like Daisy Cutter or Edward.

Tasty and easy to drink, but drinks more like a hoppy light lager than an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 01:57:56 | More by CliffBrake
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 04:31:19 | More by LiquidAmber
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dirtylou

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 22:46:51 | More by dirtylou
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snaotheus

Washington

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a large mug

Pours clear straw golden with small white head and little active carbonation. Smell is quite nice, very fruity and floral with lots of pine. Even with my cold.

Taste is not as bright as I had hoped from the smell. A little muted fruit, a little mild bitterness, actually slightly watery. Not bad, just not very loud.

Mouthfeel is very light and thin. Overall, totally sessionable beer. Not the oomph I would like from an IPA, but not displeasing in the least.

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2014-02-28
Now from a 12oz can (I know I could have re-reviewed it under the new packaging, but I'd prefer to do this). I'd guess this beer should have a disadvantage today, because it's been preceded by both Sucks and Hopslam. But, I think I'd give it overall better scores this time around. Not bad at all. I think I'd put it above Lagunitas Day Time, but I'd have to do a blind side-by-side to know for sure.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 04:56:54 | More by snaotheus
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draheim

Washington

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear coppery golden color w/ a frothy whie head.

Aroma is light floral and citrusy hops, some piney & grassy notes. Subtle.

Taste is biscuity pilsner malt and clean water, balanced by hops. Nice light crisp mouthfeel.

I'm not sure which side of the APA/IPA divide this falls on. It's very light, drinkable, and refreshing, but has a crisp hoppy bite on the finish.

Get this into canned 6-packs in time for summer, Fremont! Well done.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 04:45:15 | More by draheim
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doughanson78

Washington

3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Very light straw yellow with amazing clarity. A half finger bright white head that fades fast but leaves an alright lacing.

S: Very light aroma. Malty honey and caramel with a light touch of floral hops.

T: Toffee and nutty upfront with a touch of grain. Some very light soapy and floral hops. Finishes with the toffee and nuttiness. Good for a "Session IPA"

M: Medium light body. Medium carbonation. Slick and a touch oily.

O: It's a good beer if you consider light alcohol "session IPA". Compared to other IPA's the bitterness is not to be found. But it is good.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 04:15:17 | More by doughanson78
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beertunes

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a very slightly hazy golden yellow color with about 1/4 inch of bright white head that had very good retention and lacing.

There was a citrusy hop blast in the front of the nose that gave way to some very nice earthy grains. The flavors followed the same path, citrus hops up front, good grains in the middle, a bit of malt sweetness at the back and just a touch of pine hops lingering on the finish.

The body was just a bit on the thin side, but otherwise was fairly typical for an IPA. Drinkability was good, you easily drink these all afternoon (and with a low ABV, you could drink them ALL afternoon). Overall, a very nice brew that's worth a shot if you see it. It'll be a good choice during our PNW summer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2012 00:47:04 | More by beertunes
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distantmantra

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: growler

02-21-2012 01:22:12 | More by distantmantra
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