The Brother
Fremont Brewing Company

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From:
Fremont Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 7.75%
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
283
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 06, 2020
Added:
Mar 12, 2011
Wants:
  40
Gots:
  36
SCORE
92
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The BrotherThe Brother
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Rated: 3.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

May 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Feb 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.07 by rpjterp from Virginia

Dec 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by Swilliams987 from New Jersey

Oct 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by crewfan1952 from Ohio

Sep 07, 2019
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Reviewed by pianoguy from Washington

4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22 Oz bottle. No bottling info

Pours a golden body with a bone white head. Lots of visible carbonation bubbles that are interestingly multi sized. Only moderate retention but great layered lacing all the way down. I liked the clean not quite clear body

Malts at the pour that turn pretty dank and peppery as it warms. I'm also getting plum and spices. Fairly prominent smell overall

Taste is boozy up front. Lots of hops with a nice bitter finish

Full to medium feel.

A great little boozy attitude adjuster !
Aug 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.64 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Aug 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.4 by davidsonte2 from Washington

Aug 14, 2019
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. Can
PKGD: 06/10/19

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice clean/clean dark golden orangy color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, pineapple, mango), pretty nice piney. The taste is pretty nice hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, mango, pineapple), pretty nice piney. Medium body, ABV hidden very nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew. Nice to see it around here.
Jul 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.34 by cmurphy7 from Massachusetts

Jun 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.26 by Mister_Faucher from Washington

May 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by ghasting from Washington

May 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

3.42/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Good. But doubles are not my choice of style and while I love Fremont brews, so many breweries do double IPAs better. If this is your style - get it I know many who like this beer. New England style lends itself better to this ABV IMO.
Apr 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by hopley from Massachusetts

Feb 14, 2019
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer, Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a hazy, golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, peaches. Taste is a good balance of pine and citrus, and yeah, it's pretty damn bitter. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.
Feb 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.89 by zestd from Idaho

Dec 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by Radcpa from Washington

Nov 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Sep 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Sep 13, 2018
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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A 12 ounce can poured into a snifter.

Look- Deep gold, above average lacing, average head retention, turbid.
Smell- Piney, boozy, herbal.
Taste- Pine, bready, spicy, slightly boozy finish.
Feel- Medium body, average carbonation.
Aug 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by DenverHopHead from Colorado

Aug 18, 2018
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Reviewed by redresonatedragon from Washington

4.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I love how this one combines very floral, aromatic teas with pineapple and bright tropical fruits. The aspirin dry aftertaste cleans it all away, although this one might be too malty sweet for some, it’s my ultimate(when fresh) camping beer
Jul 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.82 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Jul 13, 2018
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Rated by nick_perry from North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear orange color, thin white head. Earthy aromas. Flavor is pretty average.
Jul 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by BlueSpader from Washington

Jul 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by InfernoBoss from California

Jun 30, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bottle brought to bottle share from Safeway in Ephrata, WA. Nice to know you can get superb stuff at Safeway! A hit of hops was what was needed after sampling sours, stouts and ciders all evening, and this did not disappoint. Typical big bold NW IIPA, but right on target for palate adjustment.
Mar 16, 2018
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Another one of the Fremont cans brought around by elrogish. This was the imperial ipa he brought out one camping trip. Pours a mostly light amber to dark yellow color, thin 1/3" white head. Aroma of what felt like simcoe and amarillo.

Taste, this one was a bit more bitter, a bit more alcohol than some of the others we were having. Still good, no off flavors, it just started to get caught up in the bitterness, the caramel, more so than providing lush hop flavors. Some grapefruit from olden days. Good amount of bitter citrus to it along those lines. Toasted pale malts finish dry and astringent.

Good, but I prefer their lower alcohol hoppy beers compared to this one.
Jan 15, 2018
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Reviewed by dertyd from California

3.36/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
The beer pours out a dark golden color, with 1 finger of white head------------- the aromas are of tropical fruit, black tea, sweet malt and grapefruit------------- the flavors are of sweet honey malt, Carmel, sweet grapefruit and pine, the beer has a full mouthfeel with a bitter finish----------------- overall this beer was ok, it had some good things going on but it just never popped, was to malt forward for my liking
Jan 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by rspauldi from Texas

Dec 21, 2017
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Rated by Gregaroo from Pennsylvania

3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
11/24/17 -
Nov 28, 2017
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Reviewed by DefenCorps from Oregon

3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Can from ABV.

A mostly clear light orange with a dense, off-white head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is a blend of candied grapefruit, pine, mandarins and some peach juice. Honey and a little caramel are present. The palate opens mildly bitter with a blend of grapefruit peel, candied orange, a mild floral note as well as some pine. This is followed by a mildly caramel-like sweetness. Mildly sweet on the finish with a lingering bitterness and floral flavor, this beer is medium-light in body and moderately carbonated. Alcohol is reasonably well hidden. Solid.
Nov 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Oct 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Skrumpy from Oregon

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up a 22 oz bottle from the local market. Amber in color, slightly hazy. Thin, white head with streak lacing. Aroma is sweet, tropical fruit and citrus with caramel malt. Flavor has similar qualities. Pineapple, tangerine, mango, along with some grapefruit and piney hops bite. The bitterness lingers a bit in the finish, thick mouthfeel. A tasty beer overall & worth checking out.
Oct 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by Noles9585 from Washington

Oct 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by TwoTrees from Washington

Oct 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.47 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Oct 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by TangoJuliet from New York

Oct 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.81 by JonSchwartz from North Carolina

Oct 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.21 by dtm426 from Michigan

Oct 14, 2017
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