Interurban IPA
Fremont Brewing Company

Interurban IPAInterurban IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,972
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,816
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 9.64%
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
564
From:
Fremont Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  17
Gots
  110
SCORE
86
Very Good
Interurban IPAInterurban IPA
Notes: 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
Reviews: 113 | Ratings: 564 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by piconaut:
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piconaut from Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Jul 13, 2013
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dannydetox from California

3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

my first thought from this brew was, "this reminds me of the IPAs my father would drink". classic northtwest hops lend aromas of hay, lemon, and grass. hints of caramel and biscuit malts on the palate, with significant bitterness in the back. solid mouthfeel for a 6.2% abv.

Mar 09, 2017
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Aml42000 from Washington

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

This pours a dark burnt orange with an ample white head.

Fresh aromatics of pine & citrus w/just a hint of white peach.

Clean, crisp refreshing IPA. Quite balanced with just enough bitterness.

Medium bodied & quite approachable. Easy to drink.

This is an excellent NW IPA. It has enough complexity to make one slow down & savor it, but also is crisp & approachable enough that it can be enjoyed in a social setting without pausing to "consider" the quality of the beer. The hops show just enough bite & linger beautifully on the palate. Can't recommend highly enough.

Apr 01, 2013
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2beerdogs from California

3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mar 09, 2017
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Zombiepaper

2/5  rDev -47.9%

Mar 17, 2012
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I almost always dig on an ipa that comes out looking like a hybrid color of an orange and a lemon. This one drops 1/2" white head on top of that color scheme. Aroma was orange, pine, unsweetened caramel.

Absolutely lacking in innovation, but absolutely nailing the standard for which makes the American ipa: good hopping, less than enough malt to keep it purposefully out of balance, more than just bitterness, drops tree and citrus notes. Not overly bitter, not one dimensional. Canned now too. For the win. I like to have this at least once each year.

May 25, 2016
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CHADMC3 from Connecticut

3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy orange body between the golden hues as the dense, foamy white head patiently subsides to leave a sticky ring of lacing grabbing the glass.

Generous hop aromas of pine and citrus float from the glass. There is also some floral notes but the pungent pine/wood is most obvious.

More hops in the flavor with the citrus orange or almost apricot matching the piney wood notes. There is also a much greater malt presence, semi toasted here as well.

Medium to fuller in body for the style with a fair amount of carbonation and a drying hop punch finish.

A very nice American IPA overall. Love the punch in the nose from the hop profile which is incredibly fresh and aromatic.

Aug 12, 2013
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dhofrenn from Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 30, 2017
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blackie from Oregon

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

it's good to be black

a: bomber split into a shaker pint, producing a nice little head of off-white carbonation that retains a good layer, the beer itself a pale golden-amber in color

s: pale malts with some bready notes, nice hop aroma in good balance - orange, tangerine, passionfruit - floral and vivid

m: carbonation around moderate in level, light-medium bodied, crisp

t: clean pale malt structure - light on the palate and only slightly sweet, good balance of fruity, citrusy hops bring flavors of sweet and bitter citrus and tropical fruits - orange, grapefruit rind, passionfruit

d: really nice little ipa - great fruit character from the hops really sets it off, light and refreshing, drinkability high

Apr 09, 2013
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Tiriansdoor from Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Apr 12, 2012
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bdiiorio from Connecticut

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

May 05, 2018
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rab53 from Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Jun 28, 2013
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MAUEX_MFA from Alaska

4/5  rDev +4.2%

Sep 21, 2013
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Gambyt20 from Illinois

3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Oct 06, 2018
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dirtylou from District of Columbia

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

22oz bomber, purchased from the brewery

from notes

appearance: served in a tyranena nonic pint, bright copper-orange body, fluffy eggshell white head and good retention

smell: floral citrus notes dominate the nose - grapefruit and tangerine, grassy

taste: relatively light on the palate but well hopped - tangerine, grapefruit, fresh cut grass, a touch flowery, really mild bitterness. nice, and at $3.50 a bomber, quite the bargain IPA

mouthfeel: light and delicate on the palate

overall: good

Jul 13, 2011
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Tuckersmth from California

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%

Sep 09, 2014
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BeerMe8 from Florida

3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sep 11, 2016
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JohnGalt1 from Idaho

3.16/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From a paper review last week .... Poured into my Cigar City snifter... nice white head.... good retention and lacing.... the brew is orange with a slight haze.

Nose shows sorta malt muted citrus and floral hop notes.... there is plenty of hop presence, but it is stunted by a fair amount of pale and toasty malt.

Bitterness shows up front and doesn't let go until long after the sip... bitter throughout. a decent floral/citrus hoppiness comes out toward the finish but is pummeled by the bitterness...

Body and carbonation are about perfect.... I doubt I would buy this one again unless I can guarantee it is fresh.

4/3/3/4/3

Dec 20, 2011
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Zbeetleman from California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Jul 08, 2013
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IrishCowboyBend from Oregon

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

Feb 22, 2016
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czechsaaz from Washington

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Freemont is one of the newest additions to the Seattle beer scene. Any tap handle of theirs I come across I'm willing to try.

Kind of subtle pine hop aroma. Subtle by northwest standards, don't get me wrong, there's a lot of hops but there's more malt and honey and cereal grain aromas that get through compared to most local IPAs. That's not a bad thing at all.

Nice gold color but pretty cloudy. Big thick head initially that's now a thin layer of solid foam with TONS of lacing. A half inch with each sip takes forever to settle back into the top of the fluid level.

Flavor is also less hoppy than you might be used to in NW IPAs. There is pine and woody hops but no citrus hop flavor. That;s also not a bad thing. Mixed in is good base malt and crystal malt flavors.

Slightly heavy body but really creamy carbonation. Almost like this is a Nitro tap though it's not.

I good new IPA. I like it but it won't be the one I turn to if searching fo a hop monster. I think I can get my wife into this one. She says she doesn't like hops but homebrew experiments tell me she doesn't mind high IBUs but hates citrus flavor hops.

May 28, 2010
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IPAchris from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 20, 2016
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Stardusthotel83 from Washington

5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dec 02, 2016
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jwc215 from Arizona

4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can - canned on 03/15/16:

Pours slightly hazed golden amber with a lasting head that leaves patches, then rings, of lacing down the glass.

The smell is tropical/citric, some pine and a dash of black pepper.

The taste is of grapefruit/orange/lemon/mango with a bit of pine and herbal notes. Supported by caramelized bread. Peppery, fruity, floral bitter bite in the finish.

Smooth body. Easy to drink. Nicely hopped with a firm malt support. A very nice example of a classic/traditional American IPA.

Apr 14, 2016
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braican from Massachusetts

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

Feb 21, 2017
Interurban IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 564 ratings