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Seattle Beer Week 5th Anniversary Organic Pale Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

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Seattle Beer Week 5th Anniversary Organic Pale AleSeattle Beer Week 5th Anniversary Organic Pale Ale

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 7.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dirtylou on 03-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 20
Photo of Gatch
4.63/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, golden yellow with plenty of sediment floating around. Huge, fluffy, pillowy, bright white head. Plenty of lacing and decent head retention. Huge, pungent, piney, resiny hops. So sticky and dank. Taste is the same. Massive flavor and so clean. Screams West Coast. And its organic?! Hell yes. Proper carbonation for the style yet so smooth. Amazing session beer. I'd drink a few a day if I lived in the PNW. A seriously delicious beer. Wow. I need more beer from Fremont.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of standardcherry
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz can served into a teku.

A: Almost crystal clear golden color with a small white head. Little lacing.
S: Woah! Caught by surprise here. Huge hoppy aroma, big tropical/citrus from the citra and some pine resin from the simcoe. Slight maltiness to balance it out.
T: Taste is almost like the smell, just a bit less hoppiness than I expected. A bit of malts at first and then a burst of tropical hops. Peach, citrus, grassiness. Finishes resinous, slightly bitter and a bit dry.
M: Light bodied with medium carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. Super easy to drink.
O: I'd be happy drinking these all day. Way better than I was expecting for a sessionable pale ale but Fremont has surprised me!

Photo of TheEarl
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a Fremont snifter glass.

Appearance: Golden/orange, crystal clear, fizzy white head. Nice.

Aroma: CITRA! Massive Citra hop aroma with a crisp malty sweet smell behind it.

Taste: Citrus, sweet malts, and an earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy, light, and refreshing.

Overall: Probably the best session beer I've ever had. Maybe more of an IPA than a pale ale. I'll miss it when Beer Week is over.

Photo of bifrost17
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can poured into a snifter

A: Crystal clear pale orange verging on yellow, nice white head, and some moderate lacing. Yep! Looks like beer!

S: Smells awesome! Like burying my nose in a handful of hops. The hops absolutely shine, I get that big tropical fruit character from the Citra, and then that dank sticky thing coming from the Simcoe. There's also a slight bready biscuit thing, letting me know that it's still a pale ale.

T: Taste follows up the smell, but the malts definitely come through and stand up to the hoppiness. I know they used some wheat malt in this beer and you definitely can taste it, keeps things nice and light. This beer has all the flavor you want in an IPA, while still having the drinkability of a pale ale.

M: Creamy, medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

O: This is the best Seattle beer week beer I've had yet, and it's absolutely in my top three favorite Fremont beers. They absolutely killed it with this beer. I know the whole "session IPA" thing is getting really popular in the community and I like the idea behind it. This beer is easily the best example of that style that I've had. I hope this becomes a regular offering from Fremont, but in the meantime I'll be buying as much of it as I can while it's available. Oh and did I mention....check out the awesome artwork on the six pack cans!!!!

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of draheim
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into a tulip. Pours a crystal clear glowing orange w/ a big frothy bright white head that leaves behind some great sticky lacing.

Aroma is a big juicy burst of tropical Citra hops. Grapefruit and pineapple abound, some pine as well.

Taste is dry biscuity pale malt and copious citrusy hops. A nice sharp bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is clean, crisp and refreshing.

Overall a really nice, drinkable pale ale. Similar to 77 Select but with boatloads of Citra thrown in.

Photo of yankeepride
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Little bit of hazy color, with a slight floral beginning and then some citrus. Great flavor for a low ABV pale ale. I'd put this up against some imperial IPA's in total flavor, without the heavy bitterness. Really goes well with some spicy food or after a day working outside in the heat, with no aftertaste and a clean finish.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into Fremont goblet.

A: Pours a clear golden color with a small white head on top, little head retention, leaving a ring of white. Very thin lacing dots the sides.

S: Fantastic aroma. Lots of tropical fruits, pineapple, orange, and a little grapefruit. Really floral and inviting.

T: The flavor profile is nice, but doesn't quite live up to the aroma. It is still very nice, more tropical fruits, just a little more subdued. There is a bit of grainy and toasty malt that comes through in the finish.

M: Medium bodied, very easy drinking.

O: A really nice APA. The aroma is great, makes you think its going to be a hop forward IPA almost, but the flavor doesn't bring that. For a pale ale it is still great, probably my favorite Fremont beer in a can in terms of kicking back and having a few.

Photo of cfrances33
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can poured into a FW snifter.

Pour: Clear, bright orange with a finger of eggshell white head. Lots of thick lacing, and the head retains for the majority of the glass.

Smell: Lots of pine, floral, and grassy hops up front. Some citrus. A touch of doughy malt and some oats.

Taste: More of the same pine and grassy hops. Some light caramel malting, similar to SNPA. Finishes lightly bitter with pine.

Mouthfeel: A little heavier than expected, but still relatively easy drinking. Lingering bitterness.

Overall: A nice canned Pale Ale. Good for a hot day. Thanks Paul!

Photo of flagmantho
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a light haze and a strong effervescence. There are plenty of little chunks floating around in there, adding mystique. Head poured a dramatic three-plus fingers of frothy ivory foam. I think it's great!

Smell: grapefruity and tangeriney hops over a malt base that is sweet but has a hint of graininess. There's also a light character of green grass which I like a lot. Quite enticing.

Taste: lightly sweet and fruity, with that great tangeriney character over the slightly grainy malt. This can be a dicey combination, but I really think Fremont have pulled it off here; the taste is balanced and satisfying. Also, a good level of flavor for a rather sessionable ABV.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a high level of carbonation that explodes into a big, if lightweight, creaminess. I rather like it.

Overall: this is a tasty, session-strength and incredibly drinkable pale ale. They've got the balance right on for a beer like this. Love it.

Photo of kemoarps
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It looks like beer. Like... good beer. Crisp amber colour, with a decent little head that sticks around and makes all them purty little patterns on the side of the glass everyone gets so excited about. Decent amount of sediment, however (though that's not inherently a bad thing, it just makes it look less pretty IMHO)

The nose is an inviting antechamber, providing a sneak peek to the wonders that lie within. Hoppier than a lot of APAs, but with a sweet malt backbone. I get some mango, some pine, and a bit of floral.

Taste carries the themes from the nose, but with more of an emphasis on the pine and less on the citrus. There's a bready malt to it whereas the nose smelled more sweet. A little more earthiness and grain than I remembered from the last one I had, and from the nose.

Really drinkable. Smoothe and, while the hops undoubtedly jump out and linger, they don't do so in an overwhelming or unenjoyable manner.
This is not the first of these I've drank, and if I can find them before they're gone, it won't be the last. I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as I did the first couple from this six pack, so I don't know if it's because of what I had for lunch, or drinking at a different temperature, or just the excitment wearing off. Either way, if you can (no pun intended) get your hands on it, it's certainly a delicious and sessionable pale ale.

Photo of jpbebeau
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Seattle Beer Week 5th Anniversary Organic Pale Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
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