Interurban IPA | Fremont Brewing Company

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Interurban IPAInterurban IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named after Fremont’s most famous outdoor sculpture, Waiting for the Interurban, Interurban India Pale Ale offers the adventurous beer lover a warm embrace of Northwest Pale malt swirled with a hand-selected blend of Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo hops. Interurban is bitter as an IPA should be yet balanced with copious aroma and flavor hops.

Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale, Munich, and Honey malts with Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo hops.
IBU: 80
Color: Yellow amber
Aroma: Orange, dank, juicy
Flavor: Grapefruit, pine, honey
Availability: Year-Round
Fresh Range: 90 days from packaged-on date

Added by beertunes on 01-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,385
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
529
pDev:
9.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of woodychandler
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I recently signed up for Tavour's service & although it is a flat shipping rate, I just CANnot seem to pull the trigger on most of their offered bottles. CANs, on the other hand, get snapped up as soon as they are listed! I am not a greed-O, however, and if as few as one (1) is available, I get it. If the minimum is two (2), it is still okay as my local, in-person trader, tone77, will get the other one, plus I get his spent CAN back FFT Jeff Lebo's CAN collection. It all works out.

From the CAN: "Because Beer Matters"; "Pack It In Pack It Out"; "We are a family-owned craft brewery founded in 2009 to brew artisan beers made with the best local ingredients we can find. Named after Fremont’s most famous outdoor sculpture, Waiting for the Interurban, Interurban India Pale Ale offers the adventurous beer lover a warm embrace of Northwest Pale malt swirled with a hand-selected blend of Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo hops. Interurban is bitter as an IPA should be yet balanced with copious aroma and flavor hops. Fremont Brewing brews beers of distinction ... Because Beer Matters!"

I Crack!ed the vent open & despite being within the brewery's suggested 90 day timeframe, I went with a slow, gentle Glug, followed by an in-glass swirl. This resulted in just over two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with good retention that left sticky lacing in its wake. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a pine resinousness along with an earthy maltiness, underlain with a citrusy pithiness. Mmm! This put my hophead mouth to watering. Mouthfeel was medium, but nicely carbonated, giving it a spritzy cleansing quality on my tongue. The taste was just in the sweet spot for an AIPA, IMHO. It was right on the cusp of being too bitter without falling over the side. It was more toward grapefruit & lemon, but less juicy than pithy or rind-like, zesty, if you will. I still got the piney woodiness & the malt was both earthy & biscuity. This was a very dry, quite bitter, extremely tasty example of the style. Finish was dry & I was left contemplating its various flavors, especially the citrus. I am just not sure that I would want a steady diet of this one. Hmm. YMMV.

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Photo of XsoldoutX
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RB3
4.92/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Cans of this are becoming my go to. Tastes and feels strong but notes of brown sugar keep it nice. Like other beers from Fremont, I notice that it is easy to drink like a microbrew while being heavy enough that it is a bad idea.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dtgbrown
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brob245
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonSchwartz
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BCborn
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnBradSC
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evergreen_machine
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaltsOfGlory
3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can

Pours about a half finger of white head into my can-style glass. The head is small, but it looks fine; though, I can hear it fizzing. Dark orange in color, somewhat hazy. Decent amount of bubbles coming up. Overall this looks ok so far.

Nose is pretty hoppy. Primarily a bitter, piney hoppyness. Sweetness is noticeable, and just slightly above average. Not a whole lot else going on here, maybe a tiny bit of grapefruit? Pretty simple. Overall not a bad nose, a touch sweet for my liking.

Yeah, just a tad too sweet here. Almost tastes like honey, which is nearly impossible to be intended. But who knows, maybe honey malt is big in Seattle. Bitterness is noticeable as well, but not very complex in its flavors. The honey is actually kind of nice here - there is a little stickiness from the sugars, but not much compared to some IPA’s. Overall this is fine, but not too much to write home about.

The mouthfeel here is nice. As already mentioned, the stickiness is not too bad. It has a pretty lively mouthfeel - the carbonation is medium, and the bitterness is there, but only lingers briefly.

The drinkabiltiy is very high. It’s not a perfect beer, but it’s tasty and easy to put back.

Overall this is an ok brew. Really standard, I can see why it’s one of their flagships.

The appearance turned out pretty mediocre. The lacing was spotty to say the least. The head was, eh. Overall, nothing amazing.

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Photo of akirakcat
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale golden color with a white head.

Orange and pine aromas, but tasted spicy hops the most. Pretty smooth balance of hops and malts other than that.

Body is a bit thin for my taste but a solid beer overall.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can

Clear dark golden, white head. Earthy, piney hop aroma. H
Medium hop Bitterness is balanced by some caramel malt flavor. Medium bodied, easy drinking.

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Photo of crownrl28
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brentusaurus
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickSMpls
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fresh from Seattle. The pour is a pale amber with a slight haze, citrus aroma and a bit yeasty. The taste is pretty much on-target west coast IPA with a little less body. The label says it's a 'session' beer but at 6.2% ABV, that's above our range.

A good, if not spectacular beer. Well-crafted and worth having a sixer or two on hand.

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Photo of Noooddle
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jooler
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look is clear bright orange
Smell is of peaches and hops
Taste is somewhat juicy with dominate bitterness
Overall, very drinkinable ipa

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Interurban IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 529 ratings