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Merlot Sister - Fremont Brewing Company

Merlot Sister
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9 Ratings
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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 6.3%


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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Reviews by mdaschaf:
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-19-2013 20:55:26 | More by mdaschaf
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dirtylou

Washington

4.46/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2013 20:29:13 | More by dirtylou
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draheim

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2013 04:41:44 | More by draheim
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distantmantra

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-12-2013 20:21:04 | More by distantmantra
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bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-19-2013 01:02:04 | More by bbadger
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-18-2013 21:18:35 | More by LXIXME
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FalconA

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-14-2013 22:22:39 | More by FalconA
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-07-2013 21:40:30 | More by strongaf
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2013 03:31:02 | More by HuskyinPDX
Merlot Sister from Fremont Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.