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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:
Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 03-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 3
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.

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.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Merlot Sister from Fremont Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.