Merlot Sister - Fremont Brewing Company
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
4.46/5 rDev +13.8%
on-tap @ the brewery
I've had this one a number of times - glowing orange body, radiating hop elixir. I really dig how this recipe has turned out - bright citrus hops shine through, barrel provides notes of oak and mild vinous traits. IPA's are somewhat obviously much more frequently aged in white wine barrels, but this is a unique and fascinating beer of which i have very few complaints.
10-14-2013 20:29:13 | More by dirtylou
3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
On tap @ the UBG. Pours a somewhat hazy copper color w/ a thin head.
Aroma is resinous hops with just a hint of a floral vinous quality from the wine barrel.
Taste brings more of the merlot to the fore. Pale malt, resinous hops, and wine.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, a little sticky.
Overall a good DIPA with a lot going on, maybe a little too much. Still an interesting twist on the style.
10-13-2013 04:41:44 | More by draheim
4.13/5 rDev +5.4%
No tap at the brewery on 3.25.13
The SIster Imperial IPA aged in Merlot Barrel
A - Served a pinkish-orange with a small light tan head that quickly fades to half and moves to one side.
S - Mild merlot-wine barrel and hoppy sweetness from the ipa base.
T - Again mild, but sufficient merlot flavors, then some barrel, finally the ipa shows up with a sticky sweetness and dank hops.
D - Mild carbonation with a thin body.
O - Different, but again this one kinda worked for me. I wouldn't seek it out, but the Merlot was nice and it complimented the IPA sticky sweet hops.
03-26-2013 03:31:02 | More by HuskyinPDX
Merlot Sister from Fremont Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.