Summer Ale | Fremont Brewing Company

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

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Added by barleywinefiend on 06-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
334
Reviews:
66
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
42
For Trade:
1
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Photo of WAbeerfiend
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Hops: Amarillo.
Malt: 2-row.

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler on 01.24.14.

A: See through gold. 1 finger head.

S: Grapefruit. Very citrusy.

T: Tangerine dominant. Grapefruit, pine, subtle malt.

M: Crisp. Good carbonation.

O: This is a tangerine bomb. The first time that I had this, I was surprised by the flavor. It's now a summer staple for me.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Mikenike
4.89/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best summer Ale I've had. Lots of flavor and Not just like other summer ales. Lots of hops in smell and taste.

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Photo of paylay32
4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Delicious. Fremont Brewery nailed this summer pale; not surprising because Seattle does love its craft brews, but overall pleased with a younger brewery being able to produce such a tasty treat. Crisp, light, hoppy, and fresh with a slight nuance of orange.

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Photo of HoppySeb
4.8/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fly4awhiteguy
4.77/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Acemace
4.77/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at Elephant & Castle.

A- A light golden yellow.

S- Does have a hoppy floral smell. More of a hoppy to it than I figured for a pale.

T- Bitter at first which I love. Do taste the lemon zest. Not as much hoppy as the smell entails.

M- Crisp, clean, and almost lageish without the lager bite. Great light bodied summer beer. Pairs well with spicy food.

D- Like I said crisp and clean, easy to drink. Pecular to drink a crisp pale, but it works. Well done Fremont!

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Photo of ncherf
4.76/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hopmodium
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of BorisNorris
4.74/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Light gold in color with mild haze. Persistent, white head. Aroma is soft oranges and tangerines with just a little green bell pepper behind it all. More soft citrus and green peppers to the taste, and clean malt to back it up. Zesty bitterness on the end. Body is light and mouthfeel is crisp, clean, and dry. Overall, pleasantly balanced day-drinker that signals the start of warmer weather. Keep 'em comin'.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OldGriz
4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dc333
4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RJLarse
4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought a bomber of Fremont Summer Ale in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale gold color, clear with a few bubbles rising in the glass, and capped by a frothy stark white head.

Smell is sweet and floral, an orange blossom aroma, with some soft fruit scents along side, like pears and honeydew melons.

Taste is a light sweet bread flavor up front, with a hint of pineapple and dry coriander spice finish, and a mildly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light and clean.

Overall a very tastey and drinkable summer ale. Perfect for a warm August day.

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Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
4.62/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blackc5
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Collins Pub.

A - Straw yellow, this was served with no real head to speak of. Some nice lacing however, and quite attractive bubbling from the carbonation.

S - Hoppy right off the bat - citrus, floral and a bit of malt in the background. Nice, but fairly mild.

T - This one surprised me in it's depth of flavor, especially given the light color and mild nose. I was expecting a pretty mild pale ale, but this is very nicely hoppy. IPA-like. Very citrusy - lots of grapefruit and lemon zest. Small bit of floral tastes and just a touch of bready malt. Awesome.

M - More typical of the style, this has a light to medium body with a fairly crisp and dry finish. Ever so slightly resiny.

D - Very nice - this was surpassed my expectations by quite a bit. Given that I ordered it without knowing the style, I was surprised at the depth of flavor and the high level of hops. Impressive, and would not hesitate to order this again.

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4.52/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Summer Ale from Fremont Brewing Company
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