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Interurban IPA | Fremont Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beertunes on 01-08-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
461
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
21.61%
 
 
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Reviews: 92 | Ratings: 461
Photo of brentk56
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: The beer presents a clear amber liquid capped by an impressive head that leaves sheets of lace

Smell: A touch of the biscuit in the background with gobs of tropical fruit dominating; a touch vinous

Taste: As it smells, the tropical fruit flavors dominate, with papaya, pineapple and tangerine; a slightly vinous character arrives, after the swallow, but the overall flavor profile is tropical and citrusy with just a hint of the malts

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Love the hop profile here, with all of the tropical flavors; rather unique and tasty

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

Had on tap at Revel. Review from notes.

A: Pours a copper/amber color with a one finger beige head on top, pretty thick with nice retention. Some foamy lacing forms on the glass.

S: Nice citrus aroma, grapefruit, orange rind, and a bit of pine. There is a bit of sweet malt and caramel on the back end.

T: A very nice IPA, more tropical/citrus fruits, chiefly grapefruit, with orange, and orange zest. A bit of light caramel and grainy malt.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A pretty good IPA, easy enough to get too!

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Photo of scootpolute
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P: Bomber brown bottle, poured into a tulip glass.

A: Semi-cloudy, dark golden, brassy hue…HUGE white head with...what's that? Fresh hops floating around in the head!!!Also, leaves behind some fluffy rings of lacing.

S: Mint, marmalade, faint caramel, ripe pear, Orange citrus, lemon juice, light florals and grass.

T: Very smooth, deep crispness, hop bitterness… Upfront there is pineapple… lemon juice followed by leafy, dried grass, lightly toasted bread, clean caramel notes mid-palate. Finishes with pine and grassy floral…drying finishes…

M: On the fuller side of medium bodied, juicy, crisp and bitter.

O: Very clean, Very drinkable. SOOO FRESH (the floating hops in the head illustrate how fresh this beer is & tastes)!! Just an outstanding American IPA all around… pretty much nailed it with this one!!!

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Photo of thatruth
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from notes:

Pours a golden amber with orange tint in glass. 1/2" head with slippery lacing. Head flattens out quickly but sticks around a while. Plenty of bubbles with a light-light haze.

Smells of almost lemony hops. Bright pears with hints of orange maybe nectarine. Blasts of fruity hops here.

Almost a grapey hop taste. Like a grape cigarillo. Aftertaste of thick flavorful wheat. Alcohol flavor a little heavy, seems thicker and heavier than it's 6.2% bottle reads of. Snappy, dry finish. Like with most IPAs, leaves you quickly wanting more.

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Photo of John_M
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at pub 124 in Walla Walla today.

The beer pours an orange amber color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, this beer is quite attractive, showcasing considerable orange citrus, pine and black pepper. This beer smells great, and is nearly as good on the palate. There is considerable orange citrus on the palate, but the beer also has a long, bitter finish that is very nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, but the moderate orange sweetness is nicely countered by the wash of bitterness in the finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, though there's a hint of heat from alcohol in the finish. Otherwise, this is a very attractive, very easy to enjoy IPA from Fremont Brewing.

I would order this beer again in a heart beat.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is fairly balanced overall. I get some nice papaya and other tropical fruit notes, with some bread and biscuit malt thrown in as well. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of papaya, mango and other fruit notes, with the bread and biscuit malt keeping the bitterness fairly low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 4/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a clear medium red-orange amber. Slight whitehead and light lacing. Aromatic hop and sweet malt aroma. Taste starts semi-sweet, grapefruit and malty with a hop kick. Dry, hoppy finish with lingering hop bite. A bit astringent in the finish, but nice progression. Medium body and nicely carbonated. Quite impressive for a non-imperial IPA. I will buy this again

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Photo of flagmantho
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: light orange hue with a haze-free body and a nice level of effervescence. Head pours two fingers of frothy ivory foam. Good lookin'.

Smell: earthy, spicy, vegetal hops dominate the aroma of this beer. Decent, but not my favorite blend.

Taste: dryish malt flavor with a hint of biscuit. Hops are earthy and vegetal; again, not my favorite blend. There is a hint of citrus at the end along with a good bitterness level. Decent.

Mouthfeel: medium to medium-light body with a decent level of carbonation and creaminess. It works well enough.

Overall: a very middle-of-the-road IPA. I might have this again at a bar if I see it on tap, but I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

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Photo of CliffBrake
3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bright light amber color with a rocky head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing.

Subdued aroma with a bit of grassy hops and caramel. Flavor of grassy and piny hops on a light body. The bit of caramel in the aroma doesn't translate into any malt flavor or body.

Light body that seems a little thin for the hops. Seems more like a hoppy pale ale than an IPA. Nice shot of hops but not really that satisfying as an IPA.

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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 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 Bookseeb
3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance has a hazy copper amber color supporting a nice healthy head leaving fair lace behind. Smell of sweet malt mixed with the citrusy grapefruit and pine. Taste has a robust grapefruit bitter that follows through the aftertaste with a fairly balanced malt backbone. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Overall there's nothing really extreme or complex here, just a good Pacific Northwest IPA.

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

Consumed on-tap, in 22 oz. bottles and in growlers. Notes from, oh who am I kidding, I've had Interurban about a million times over the past three years. Can't believe I've yet to review it.

A: The beer pours a deep amber color that almost looks like golden honey when held up to the light. There is a prominent head of creamy white foam that does not dissipate as you drink the beer. Very impressive lacing remains, especially for a standard IPA.

S: Interurban has a nice grassy aroma with just a bit of floral orange peel and grapefruit lingering in the nose. These fruity notes are well-balanced with some bready caramel malt.

T: Very nice grassy flavor with some honey, grapefruit and butter pine. The malt supports the hop profile and does not overwhelm it. Hints of grain and caramel are present.

M: Very nice medium body and slightly oily mouthfeel. Average carbonation does not get in the way of this beer.

O: Probably my favorite local standard IPA. It starting to show up almost everywhere on tap, so it's my go-to 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 barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a golden yellow color with good carbonation and a nice white head, good bubbles and lacing
S: Nose is floral, light bitterness.

T: Taste is a burst of floral,grassy and orange peel notes, hint of honey with a nice bitterness which is prominent but not overdone, light booze, sting with some light citrus on the end. Not oily but just right.

M: Mouthfeel is lighter to medium body, tasty, well carbonated.

O: Good IPA

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Photo of JohnGalt1
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

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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 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 dvb
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pretty standard IPA. Hazy amber color, with a nice off-white head that doesn't stick around long. Not much in the way of aroma, but the taste is pleasant enough, although quite bitter. Some residual sweetness helps balance things out, but it's still a little too bitter for me.

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

Dark, burnt gold with an off-white head leaving scattered lace.

Smell is robust, this is a strongly hopped IPA, very resinous, some citrus as well.

Taste is also chock full of hops, very resinous, bitter, with a touch of sour citrus notes as well, the full west coast spectrum. Malt wise, there's some caramel and honey, enough to provide depth, but not take charge (although still more for my taste in IPA, which I prefer pure hops). Good regional example though, with the honey notes making it stand out from the pack a bit.

Mouthfeel is very dry, medium bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good. An interesting take on the regional, NW IPA.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle this weekend in Seattle.
22oz poured into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a clear, medium orange with a one finger off-white head. Good retention and layers of lacing are left on the glass.

S - Pine, grass, and citrus.

T - Mild and creamy. Pine and citrus are both there.

D - Average body and carbonation. Super smooth.

O - Very smooth and mild, almost sessionable beer.

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Photo of turnerr79
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden brown pour. Frothy 1-inch head. Lots of cascading bubbles.

Interesting nose: Chardonnay, citrus and wild peppers.

First sip brings a stable malt, pretty nutty.

Hops are nothing special: a bit bitter, a tad floral.

Overall a decent brew, but very average and forgettable for an IPA.

I'd order it if it were the only domestic craft beer on the menu.

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Interurban IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.
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