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Interurban IPA | Fremont Brewing Company

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by beertunes on 01-08-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
475
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
21.88%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
85
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 93 | Ratings: 475
Photo of Florida9
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly darker amber in color. Forms a large fluffy white head that reduces fairly quickly to a thick surface coating. Good lacing.

S: Almost none. Some very faint malts and citrus hops.

T: On the lighter side. Starts off with some nice pale malts, a little biscuit, a little toast. Then moves to a mild bitterness before finishing with orange, citrus, and some spicy hops.

M: Medium in body. Sticks to the tongue. Appropriate carbonation.

O: A decent IPA. Bottle says this one is supposed to be a session beer and considering this one is on the lighter side in terms of both flavor and aroma that might make sense. However, in terms of quality, this one is a little light, with a very muted nose and a lighter, easier drinking flavor profile.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light Amber color. Aroma is malts with some pine hops and sweetness. Flavor has some light hippiness up front followed by a sweet malty finish. Mouthfeel is so loud and overall this is just an ok IPA.

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Photo of zeledonia
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Brouwer's in Seattle. Enjoyed 19 June 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours clear medium amber, brought with a cap of yellowish foam. Fantastic lacing, bright colors. Nice.

Smells like resiny hops with a pinch of citrus. Nose-tingling floral aromas. I like it.

In the taste, I find the malt base to be a bit under-powered. Sticky, earthy, resiny bitterness. The hop bitterness is lasting, but I find the flavor to be lacking much else.

Mouthfeel is decent. A bit watery, with lower carbonation than I want.

A decent, simple IPA. Smell is the highlight, but the malt base and hop flavors don't measure up to my favorite examples.

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Photo of rmcnealy
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from a great west coast BA'er!

Poured an oddly dark golden amber that was slightly translucent and appeared to be totally filtered. It produced a large froathy head that stuck around as a thin, even, densely laced layer. There is definitely a citrus hop smell but it is undiscernable. There are also aromas of banana, earth, floral and ever so slight malt. The tastes mirror those smells with just a touch of bitterness. Very relaxed. Malts have a minimal finish which is a good trait in an IPA. Overall a solid IPA. The 6.2% abv is about right but the tastes would suggest higher. Glad I tried!

Enjoy!

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Photo of stevoj
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Safeway-Ephrata. Back to pure classic NW IPA. Thick, fluffy head (which lasts for a while), medium amber body. Hops on the nose and follow through to the taste. Caramel malts still evident in the taste, finishes with some lingering bitterness. Nice!

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: A hazy amber/orange with a nice white one finger head that lingered. Thick lacing.

S: Piney hops, grapefruit, bready malts, some yeastiness.

T: Mango paves the way, followed by light grapefruit, piney hops and some light maltiness.

M: Low to medium with medium carbonation.

O: Nothing spectacular like the Cowiche Canyon, but a decent IPA. Looking forward to trying more Freemont.

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

a weird one. maybe this is one of those operations that only excels at the strange brews, but their barrel stuff is dope as it gets and their regular cans are pedestrian, its almost sad. this lightly brassy heady brew is all red pepper. truly a hoppy capsicum experience, with very little else but raw red pepper and hops. malt is irrelevant and generic, and i would be upset about it, except its real palatable and tasty honestly. may be unintentional, but it drinks nice and is a heck of a food beer. almost even has that roasted pepper thing going on. medium bodied but made lighter with bubbles, its better than i am making it sound. where does red pepper come from though, its so odd and not all the way awesome, but its certainly one of a kind. i dont know about calling it an ipa either, but thats another conversation...

edit: they either changed this beer a lot, i had a messed up can, its enormously better on tap, or i was wasted when i consumed it haha. had a few pints on tap at jakes this weekend and was really happy with it, crisp and clean and really drinkable but super pungent on the northwest hops, distinct and fresh as can be. i have to bump up a few scores to reflect how outstanding the draft version was, maybe average them out. really really fantastic beer, amazed to read my review of the can. has the recipe changed?

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

Clear amber with two fingers of white head. Good retention and plenty of lace.
Smell is floral resinous hops some pale malt.
Taste is NW IPA all the way. Resinous and floral hops some pink grapefruit and a healthy dose of pale and caramel malts.
Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is just right.
Overall a good example of the NWIPA and a very fine one from a can. Found this in Kennewick, Wa. Well recommended.

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Photo of mabermud
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Light orange/amber
S-Light citrus and hop aroma
T-Faint and fading hops and citrus. For me, this is a light summer brew to be consumed at the park or beach on a bright, warm, summer day.
M-Crisp, medium carbonation, light mouthfeel.
O-This is a decent beer with a subtle appearance, smell, taste, and mouthfeel. The beer is good, but for me, it currently doesn't tickle my fancy.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at mhksuccess' tasting.

Pours a hazy gold with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with some herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of RJLarse
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Goofy's in Cheney.

Pours a gold color and is clear. Thin frothy head.

Smell is a nice fruit aroma.

Taste is a minimal malt flavor with a mild citrus taste and a dry mildy bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and clean.

A drinkable IPA a little on the light side..

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Photo of ssteakley
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This IPA grows on you, can't rate it unless you drink two (or more). Just keeps getting better. It is one to share with friends and enjoy discussing. Listen as their opinions change with the second or third glass. Do not serve any food though till the 3rd glass!
I bet the group's rating goes up a point or two.

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

This one pours a dark-ish orange color, completely clear, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like earth, marijuana, herbal hops, and light grapefruit.

It should be known that this can is probably a bit old, but it actually held up. There's not much juiciness, not a whole lot of grapefruit, but the earthy and marijuana-esque hop flavors are at the forefront now. It's got an almost earthy mint flavor, weed, pine, and grass, with some bready malt as well. Not too bad, but I'd certainly like to try it fresh.

This is lighter bodied, with a crisp mouthfeel, and a normal level of carbonation.

Nice stuff from Fremont here, but I can tell it's typically even better.

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on 11/10/11

10.06.11 on the label; presumably the bottle date

Deep honey and amber hues. Looks like it might be unfiltered. A two finger head dissipates to thick-ish clumps of bubbles across half the surface. Impressive lace remains; riddled with holes as if bubbles burst on the side of the glass.

The aroma finds juicy, tropical hop goodness. Grapefruit, tangerine, orange, peach and a little mango. Balanced by notions of cracker and dusty biscuit. Softly sweet overtones; almost floral.

Clean flavor profile. Hop flavor is the feature here - blended tropicalia a la the nose, though it does have more of a penchant for peel and rind. Pine rounds it out and offers a mild bitterness on the finish. Malts are supportive but modest; notes of cracker and grains.

Medium body with light, fluffy carbonation. Finishes clean and dry with some residual hop flavors.

Overall impression - very enjoyable and tasty; recommended in general and especially so if you're in from out of town. Cheers to Fremont for bottle dating; it's the main reason I picked up a bottle.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
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.

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Photo of maximum12
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to goryshkewych for throwing in this extra from brewery that was heretofore unknown to me. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife, dated 12/27/11.

Pour is a 60% unclear orange & certainly vigorous enough in the carbonation category. Smell is a touch underwhelming, citrus, light sweetness, but tough to tease out.

Interurban IPA is a nicely balanced IPA, if you enjoy that sort of thing (me, give me an UrbanAssault of hops, please). Delivers a nice hop punch, nice bitterness without pestering me with a big flavor profile; it would be grapefruit if I had to report under duress. Sweet malt spine. Floral notes do arrive late, & warmer, to add a nice perfumy air. Strength of this beer might be the ease with which I can picture myself lifting the glass, repeatedly, to my lips. Very clean & crisp.

An IPA that proves you don't have to have the depth of One Hundred Years of Solitude to make a tasty beer. This is clean, simple, quick, & quaffable. Thumbs up on a very good brew.

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Photo of BeerCentralWA
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of my favorite northwest IPAs. Clean hops balance malt and citrus, lemonade notes dominate the nose and taste. Great carbonation and clean dry hop finish. Mouthfeel is dry as expected and lighter malt body. Delicious and fresh. Lacks deep lasting hop bitterness and is drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of jellikit
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fremont Interurban IPA is a solid beer. The color is a little more amber than a golden. It is carbonated at just the right level to give it a good mouthfeel and leaves a pretty thick head when poured. Not too malty. Not too hoppy. Aroma is a little on the weak side. Hop flavor is mellow. Slightly bitter. Solid IPA.

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Photo of Nachojon
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid NW IPA. Nothing I would buy again, but solid and a prototypical baseline IPA from the NW. Piney and solid hop presence, clean finish. I wouldn't mind being in a place with a cooler full of these handy.

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

From a can into a nonic

A: huge puffy head that slowly subsides; hazy honey gold with tints of red
S: bready honey, faint floral and pine, kiss of grapefruit but not very citric or juicy; a little bit of pepper, curiously enough.
T: moderate caramel and bready malt notes, earthy piney bitterness, some lighter floral notes, and again, some faint red pepper, which is almost kind of juicy...strange but nice.
M: substaintial body for the style, moderate carbonation, piney and dry bitterness lingers, smooth and wet before that.

overall: very nice. sometimes I find the pepper a bit distracting, but tonight it adds a little something extra that doesn't bother me at all...a lot of more compelling things going on, and I like them. Glad I have a sixer.

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Photo of CHADMC3
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.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Sebastian.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance had a light hazy yellow somewhat golden color; light carbonation is seen rising, half fingered white foamy head slowly dies and leaves a decent amount of clingy lacing. The smell had some light bitter hops - somewhat citrusy yet smooth; malts do present themselves fairly well. The taste was a bittersweet througth the malts and hops, combined nicely, light malty sweet citrusy aftertastek quick dry finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium on the body, somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is good for the style and for me. Overall, this was a good AIPA that I would have again.

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Photo of litheum94
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my friend Lydia for bringing this to me. No bottling dates.

Pours a clear, golden body with a tiny, dishwater white head. Leaves clumps of big bubbles and some nice lacing.

Fairly complex hop nose, consisting of jasmine, grapefruit and pine resin. Caramel malts and some brown sugar sweeten it up.

Some malts at th front, mostly biscuit with some caramel. They are quickly squashed by a bracing hop bitterness, predominately of pine, with some citrus and flowers. Finish is dry and grainy.

This is a really tasty IPA. Great flavors and aromas. Very well done.

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

On tap into an American pint glass @ Ivar's Salmon House, North Lake Union, Seattle.

Slightly hazy copper color with a creamy head that leaves nice lacing down the inside of my shaker pint as I sip.

Aroma is lots of citrusy and floral NW hops; smells fresh, bright and clean.

Taste is a good balance of juicy, resinous hops and clean pale malt. Lots of orange and tangerine. Mouth-watering.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, drinkable. Nice crisp finish.

This is a classic Northwest-style IPA - good balance of bitter, citrus, and malt. Nothing flashy or extreme here, just a good solid day-to-day beer.

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Photo of mactrail
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a lovely shade of amber in the wine tumbler. Nice bubbles and lacing. Substantial body but crisp and tangy. A touch of mango and dried pineapple along with the bitter pine. Inviting sudsy mouthfeel.

A honey-flavored resiny hop flavor with just the right amount of bitterness. A mellow hoppy quaff that provides a nice balance of malt and hops, just enough sweetness and that crisp mouthfeel. The aftertaste does get rather bitter, but there's another sip with the sweet malt to start. Pleasant fruitiness seems to intensify with the sipping.

Brewer says this is made with Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo hops. One of the better Northwest IPAs I've had this year. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wine World and Spirits in north Seattle.

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Interurban IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
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