The Brother | Fremont Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NWer on 03-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
283
Reviews:
47
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
7.75%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Jimmys
2.93/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz can packed 07/19/16.

Definitely a slug of yeast in the bottom of this can. Contributes to the orange hue significantly. Frothy white head with good retention. Smells tropical, but unfortunately also shows signs of oxidation. Flavor follows similar to the nose unfortunately and has a bit of cardboard / fruity bite. Not the best beer but not awful. Regardless have to review what is in front of me.

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Photo of DJMonroe
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of BeerMe8
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eighty
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of mre4b
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BTHU
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of nuebs
3.35/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of camarocrazy67
3.39/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.47/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber with a dense, off-white head.

Smell is orange, pine, caramel, and nutty earth.

Taste is pine, earth, lemon, grapefruit, and a little bit of copper or iron.

Soft but bone dry.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.49/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours hazy golden orange with a big creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued resiny piney hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with a little fruit and resiny grassy hops that have a harsh tarry finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK DIPA. The hop profile is a bit harsh.

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Photo of Ribsandwhiskey
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of jbaker67
3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated can. Taste is malty with a slight citrus and dry finish.

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3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of erjaq
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of spoony
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz can (canned July 20, 2015) to a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated August 9, 2015.

A-The beer is very murky, but not opaque. It is apricot in color with about one and one-half fingers of dense, off-white head. The foam is sticky with good retention and some nice lacing.

S-The aroma is hugely hoppy and pretty bitter (even for a IIPA). The bitterness is tempered by a sweet aroma of canned peaches but the overall impression is more pungent and earthy than juicy or fruity. I sniff a bit of medicinal alcohol in there. Intriguing.

T-The taste is similar to the smell, but less inviting. There is a lot of bitterness here and the flavor of powdered aspirin comes to mind. Beneath the bitterness is a bit of melon fruit, but also some off-putting onion and garlic notes that mix with the citrus and pepper flavors. Malts are mild, but a little sweetness of honey and caramel provides some balance.

M-The body is medium to heavy with a slightly cloying, oily, syrupy characteristic. Carbonation is mellow.

O-This one didn't blow me away. I kept getting whiffs and tastes of onions and garlic with my tropical fruits. I'm not sure what hops are used here, but I couldn't get into it. The hop mix may work for others better than it worked for me.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of 1424IpA
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of avaldivia
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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The Brother from Fremont Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 283 ratings.
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