Summer Ale | Fremont Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Summer Ale tastes like tangerine flowers in a glass, endless days brewed into nectar of barley and hops. Four-hundred twenty reasons to enjoy this beer. Our answer to bigger is better, Summer Ale is as simple as craft beer gets. One grain, one hop. Simplicity...yet, so much more.

Added by barleywinefiend on 06-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,628
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
362
pDev:
9.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 362 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of sqpat
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jenrhart
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imbibehour
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. Packaged May 14th 2018.

Rich shaving foam, and tighter bleach white head formation out of the can. Standing a solid easy three fingers, on a very pale body color. Nearly crystal, but very clear body of light brass, with a touch of flakey sediment. Lots of fine carbonation, and a head that nearly gets island and mountanous.

Excellent aroma. Soft hop aroma, flirts green tea, and a nice sweetness to match. Hints slightly chewy wheat density, with excellent aromatics, a light touch of honey and floral like sweetness finishes it off.

Solid palate. Touches light bodied orange, but with more of a leafy touch of herbal tea. Chewy malt depth is subdued a little but a very supportive malt backbone. Slight quenching almost blonde ale light qualities but with more malt depth and richer hop flavor.

Pretty solid and tasty pale ale.

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Photo of mpyle
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich golden color, good clarity. Pours a nice sized white head, creamy and lingering.

Citrusy hop nose - maybe some orange and pineapple, overall has a sweetish aroma (purely the fruity hops or is the malt helping?)

Big burst of fruity hop flavors from the first sip. Some malty sweetness as well. Hops have a spiciness to them which is nice. Decent level of bitterness - enough to dry out the finish and leave it bitter, but not overpowering. Definitely a poundable APA.

Medium body and med-high carbonation. No astringency or warming. Carbonation helps crispen up the finish.

Decent beer from a brewery I'd never heard of before trying this one. New school with the fruitiness of the hops, but still adequately bittered and super drinkable.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured a clear, golden amber color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It smelled of toasted bread, citrus and pine. Nice piney bitterness. Sweet caramel and citrus add balance.

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Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zimm421
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pvibeer
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beergoot
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow body; lively carbonation; frothy and sticky head. Light malt aroma infused with a spicy, grassy hop presence. Mild cracker flavored base combined with a vibrant hop bitterness; nice flavor balance. Medium body; crisp and clean; mainly dry finish.

A fine example of a classic American pale ale, balanced and tasty throughout.

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Photo of RB3
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bdiiorio
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of short_pour_zan
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

SMASH beer that is super easy drinking with just the right amount of tangerine hope flavor. It pours bright in your glass and the mouthfeel is light but not watery. Plenty of aroma and fresh Amarillo flavor. Perfect can for hiking.

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Photo of MileHighBeerMike
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Here's a smash beer I can really dig, if this beer was available in my area, I think I'd go through a few six packs per summer.
Really good daily banger in this one.

Pours a light straw yellow, slightly hazy, thin 1/3" white head. Aroma is a mild hoppiness, between that old school hop and proprietary new hop, I guess Amarillo was 1st wave proprietary, but it seems so long ago. Anyways, Amarillo rocks.

Taste, man this is such a simple daily banger, just 2 row and Amarillo. Bam, done, that's it. Simple, effective summer beer, very light pale toasted 2 row, Amarillo hop, not too juicy, not too bitter, right down the middle. Floral at times, mild danky herb notes at others.

Crush this beer in mass quantities.

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Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of bkyun224
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noles9585
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hootie159
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnBradSC
3.35/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkh012
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Orange rind, caramel, and grapefruit. Simple and balanced. Medium hoppiness for an APA. A touch sweet, but good. Easy-drinking.

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Photo of gshak
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Summer Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 362 ratings