77 Fremont Select Spring Session IPA - Fremont Brewing Company
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3.86/5 rDev +5.5%
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.
04-11-2014 05:54:26 | More by mactrail
3.36/5 rDev -8.2%
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.
03-19-2013 17:31:58 | More by barleywinefiend
3.74/5 rDev +2.2%
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
3.55/5 rDev -3%
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.
04-16-2012 00:47:04 | More by beertunes
3.83/5 rDev +4.6%
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
03-26-2012 04:13:29 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.58/5 rDev -2.2%
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
3.93/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
02-12-2012 04:31:19 | More by LiquidAmber
3.65/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
02-27-2012 17:21:46 | More by flagmantho
3.78/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
02-01-2012 04:45:15 | More by draheim
3.78/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
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.
02-04-2012 04:56:54 | More by snaotheus
77 Fremont Select Spring Session IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.