UniversAle Pale | Fremont Brewing Company

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UniversAle PaleUniversAle Pale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
fremontbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by beertunes on 07-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
190
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
29
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 190 |  Reviews: 37
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of blackjack33
4.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of NWbyNW_Brew
4.69/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ncherf
4.63/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ezra_shroomer
4.57/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my favorote pale ales. Bought a six pack of cans and am enjoying it. Ive had it in a bomber before but my local pub only had the cans. Smooth and light with a crisp hop flavor introduction, smoothing out quick. This and sierra nevadas pale ale are my go to for the style (: could see putting back a lot of these on a spring hike in the olympics (:

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Photo of Derek206
4.55/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very nice APA from Fremont, Seattle. Reminds me of Fremont in some way.... artistic, and awesome.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.41/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: a light orange with just a little bit of haze to it and a steady stream of bubbling. a finger of an off white head that slowly fades to a lacing on the sides

Smell: hops, both citrus and some pine. the malts are tough to discern

Taste: opens up with citrusy hops. toasted malts take over and mix with piney/spicy hops. ends up with a hint of lemon bread taste. very complex and tasty pale

Mouthfeel: pretty light and very refreshing

Overall: Wow. Thats a great pale ale. one of my favorites. Wish I could get more of these. great taste and refreshing as can be.

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4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a can, into a pint glass: the aroma of fresh hops hits you first, even at a distance. Yellow-gold color, slightly hazy. The hops are most striking initially, and at first I'm thinking its an IPA but then the toastiness takes over. Perfectly done pale ale.

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4.37/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A lovely, easy-drinking, everyday pale, and the flagship from my favorite brewery. It is evident a lot of care and refinement went into this one, as virtually all the impurities have been swept away. The result is just a classic, near-perfectly balanced APA, with a NW emphasis--the resinous pine notes holding court in the hop profile. By my lights, it's an underrated brew in Fremont's magnificent oeuvre.

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4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Immortale25
4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you for this bonus can, SatlyMalty. Poured into a 3floyds tapered glass. No freshness date but there's a sticker on it from the liquor store that says 2/12/2013.

A- A perfect pour into the glass produces a plateau of head about 3/4 of an inch high that retains wonderfully before slowly decomposing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass . Somewhat resilient lacing leaves stalactites behind.

S- Light tinge of hops that are piney and citrusy. Some cracker-like malt with a trace of sulfur.

T- Tangy, almost metallic hop bite clamps down pretty hard for an APA. It's grassy, a bit tart, juicy and almost salty. Very vibrant, super enjoyable. Not a whole lot of malt character to balance, but that's OK since the hops are doing just a fine job on their own.

M- Bright and snappy with plenty of bite from the hops. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- Although it drinks almost like an IPA, this is one killer Pale Ale that's sessionable and flavorful.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a nice orangish color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap and some lacing

S: Like a big fruit basket anf flower bouquet rooled up into one with light toasted bread

T: Big citrus and flowers with a light toastiness, juicy, loads of flavor. Very nice and very much a West Coast Pale Ale

M: Medium body, well carbonated, a little bit of slickness

O: Good overall

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Photo of vtccnway89
4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Citrus hop flavor. Refreshing beer.

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4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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UniversAle Pale from Fremont Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 190 ratings.
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