Interurban IPA | Fremont Brewing Company

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Interurban IPAInterurban IPA

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Desert_Beer_Man
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Yes, a Northwest Style IPA. But of a steady, consistent quality. It's a "go to" IPA for me when one is NOT feeling adventurous or buying 6 or 12 pack to share. A solid, tasty IPA.

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Photo of dannydetox
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Iron Bull, Seattle.
Steady carpet of white over rusty gold. 4
Flowers, granola, and lemon. 3.75
Thread of shortbread, then cantaloupe, grapefruit, herb, and grass. 4
Long IBU linger.
Light, oily, round. 4

Light malt load keeps it modern. Delicate hops and very drinkable. Hardly unique, though. 4

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Photo of Reidrover
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6 pack cans bought from "Habits" cig and beer outlet in Salem OR $8.69. Ever so slightly hazy burnt orange colour ale..with a frothy/rocky cream coloured head. Spicy fruity hop aromas..with a touch of toffee cream caramel malts. Taste is far more bitter hoppy//but still tropical but more aggressive piney aspects, quite herbal in the end. Plate is fine for style medium with medium to high carbonation.Nice IPA

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Photo of fizzician
4.56/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice, hazy gold/amber color. Very pleasant aroma reminiscent of apricots. Flavors are fruity but without being overly sweet or cloying, nicely balanced with floral hop notes. Great mouthfeel...a delicious easy drinker. Would definitely buy again!

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Both this beer and the Citra IPA are American IPAs. Nobody likes to be compared, but the Citra IPA is so much better in my opinion just purely from an aroma and smooth mouth feel. 3.5

A – 3.75

S – 3.5

T – 3.75

MF – 3.75

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Photo of bilbobrewer
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

PIcked up a 12oz can at John's Market in PDX.
Canned: June 19/16 (kudos on info!)

Pours apricot color; surprisingly generous, creamy head.
Smell is bready.
For an IPA, taste is influenced more by the maltiness than the hops (Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo. per brewery site). 75 IBUs ? Don't think so.

Relatively light on the booze. This one is a good 'change-up' IPA...a re-introduction to malt for extreme hopheads.
Enjoyable brew (Disclosure: I'm not a fan of Seattle anything).

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Photo of ricke49
4.47/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

for a 7% abv Citra single hop ipa this brew is surprisingly well balanced and also perfectly malted. Not getting the bitterness referred to in other reviews, rather I'm finding a very well balanced, non-bitter taste profile with the malts providing superb balance. I am lucky to live in Oregon, therefore this Oregon only offering was pretty easy to find. Good (actually excellent) job Fremont!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.85/5  rDev 0%
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 Stevem68
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
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 Barnoloid
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nicely put together IPA. Clean blend of pine driven hops with enough of a backbone to keep things ticking over nicely. Bold but balanced. Fine bitter aftertaste

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Photo of jwc215
4.07/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
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 Nachojon
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
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 GreesyFizeek
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
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 ckornmannn
4.44/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a can: slightly hazy, amber color, tenacious dense head of foam. Smells wonderful; loads of citrus and hops. Tastes the same way. Overall a wonderful IPA and one I keep going back to.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
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 stevoj
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
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 biboergosum
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, from the single-friendly (beer and people, I suppose) environs of the Idaho Pour Authority in Sandpoint. The label proclaims this as a 'session beer' (soon they all will), but at 6.2% ABV, that's pushing credibility, methinks.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some low-lying, sudsy floating island lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of musty pine and floral forest bitters, doughy caramel malt, free-range yeast, ethereal black and white pepper mill dust, scallions, and a tame grapefruit and orange-led citrus fruitiness. The taste is bready, doughy caramel malt, muted citrus pith, a still prominent gritty piney, leafy, and floral bitterness, hollow rainbow peppercorn esters, ephemeral, but ya know they're there green onion notes, and just a twinge of metallic alcohol.

The carbonation is quite low on the ol' froth-o-meter's output scale, but supportive enough otherwise, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, a few of those varied hop astringencies wafting about, up to no good. It finishes off-dry, a lingering heady maltiness doing well to parry any remaining bitterness.

Overall, not really my cup of (hop) tea, in that the chosen varietals seems at odds with each other, as well as my usually forgiving palate. Not enough crisp citrus, and too much savoury cooking stuff, is the only way that I can sum it up, or dumb it down, if you prefer.

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Photo of vladdswrath
3.54/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours yellow-orange with a puffy head. Smell is a little bit of citrus, a little bit of caramel, a little bit of pine and a little bit of grass, but not a lot of any of them. Taste is hop heavy and the different types here clashed for me... or maybe it was just because the malts were so subdued, but regardless, I found the flavor a little off-putting. On the bright side, all that hops makes for a gloriously oily and resined texture, which might be what I love most about West Coast IPAs, as they tend to just slide right down your throat.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, canned 3/17/15, poured into a pint glass

A- pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a one finger creamy thick white head that retains long after the pour, leaving some sticky lacing behind

S- bready malt with some earthy yeast, complimented by some piney hop and a hint of citrus

T- lots of tropical juicy hops up front with flavors of mango, passionfruit & even a bit of pineapple. Sharp citrus zest quickly follows with hints of pine needle. Underlying soft bready malt allows the hops to shine, more tropical notes on the close

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a silky smooth finish, high drinkability

O- love the hop profile on this one. Tons of tropical fruit flavors that didn't quite come through on the aroma, this one went down too fast

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Photo of vkv822
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy, sunset golden orange with a thin foamy white head.

Citrus, sweet hops and a bready pale malt backbone.

A well balanced, delicious and easy drinking IPA.

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Photo of hacksoncode
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft in a tulip glass. Very nice west coast IPA. Not too bitter, as fits the style. Very pretty amber color, smooth but mid-high hoppy taste, with pine and grapefruit notes and solid malt backing. Nice lacing. Nose has pleasant orange blossom notes.

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Photo of Moose90
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served On-Tap

A — Pours an orangey amber hue into the glass, there is a bit of a puffy off-white colored head that forms and leaves behind some fair spotty lacing.

S — Smell is lightly sweet, caramel, cracker, toast, subtle piney and bitter hop notes, a bit of lemon, citrus.

T — Much like the nose, a little bit of a sweet malty backbone supports a semi-hoppy and bitter overtone of pine and lemon.

M — Medium bodied, ample bubbly carbonation.

O — Good overall, fairly pedestrian but it is nicely drinkable and refreshing.

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Photo of beergoot
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A thick, rocky, sticky white head sits atop a clear, golden hued body. Floral and orange hop aroma. Bready and bitter flavors; mild caramel and toasted grains; bold and bracing hop bitterness midway through the sip and lingering long after the finish. Medium to heavy body with a sugary smoothness; mostly dry finish.

A solid IPA that offers enough malt graininess to please an English-styled IPA lover yet packing a decent hop bitterness punch. Perhaps these qualities make the beer a bit schizo in nature, it still comes across well enough to make for a decent offering.

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Interurban IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
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