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Merlot Sister - Fremont Brewing Company

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Merlot Sister
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BA SCORE
86
very good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 6.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 03-26-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

BeerisUber, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

dirtylou, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of draheim
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

draheim, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of distantmantra
4/5  rDev +2%

distantmantra, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of bbadger
4/5  rDev +2%

bbadger, May 19, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

LXIXME, May 18, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +2%

mdaschaf, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of FalconA
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

FalconA, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev +2%

strongaf, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

HuskyinPDX, Mar 26, 2013
Merlot Sister from Fremont Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.