The Sister | 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: Rotating

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Added by dirtylou on 08-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,381
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
256
pDev:
7.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
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Photo of RB3
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erickc
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tried on tap at the Church Key in Edmonds, WA.

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Photo of the_benskii
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured the beer into a snifter glass - looks straw yellow with a decent foam head at the start but slowly dissipates into almost nothing. It smells like honey, rosemary, pineapples and a bit juicy/sweet from the get-go. The taste isn't as sweet which is good and leaves a lingering hop after taste after a burst of pine and grapefruit. Smooth and medium feel/carbonation as I would expect from an IIPA. For the price of the beer, it's pretty good and drinkable.

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Photo of buzzy
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of goalie35
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ahypercube
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Was impressed with their Lush IPA, so I figured I'd give their IIPA a shot. Very nice art. Love the crane.

L: Pours with a thick honey-amber body, faint bits of sediment, but mostly clear. Head is white with a yellow tint, like raw cotton. Nice lacing, good retention.

S: So this is really sweet, and also really herbal. The combination is not too appetizing... I get some toffee up front that's quickly cut by a ton of rosemary and sage, then fruit comes into play, mostly stone fruits and melon, but some tangerine on the end as well. Reminds me a bit of Hopslam, but it is already clear that the balance is not in that ballpark.

T: Meh. It's drinkable. Mellow white bread and caramel open, followed by pretzels and toffee, then some barley bitterness. If it ended there, it would be a tasty barleywine. Unfortunately the hops slam a slop of wet sage on the palate, which makes the sweetness seem cloying, and the little notes of peach, apricot, honeydew, cantelope and tangerine do little to deter this effect. Overall impression is like pesto and canned peaches on a graham cracker.

F: The feel is actually quite nice for a brew so sweet and so herbal. Not how I usually like my IPAs, but in the range of a healthy Imperial Red.

O: There are many better examples of this style, but it is not an easy style to get right. It has definite merit.

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2/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Noles9585
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnlatona
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickSMpls
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried side-by-side with Brother. The sister is family, for sure. Pour, aroma are very similar. Difference is the taste...Brother is all out hops while Sister has more polish and more malt backbone. Finish is smoother, longer. Overall, it's close.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DudMan
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Slightly hazy golden-orange color, with ample off-white head.

S: Strong danky and resinous hops. Probably too dank for my tastes but some might like

T: The taste definitely reflects the smell, with very dank resinous hop flavors. But also some hints of citrus and pine as well. Again, I'm not the most dank-loving beer drinker, but if that's your thing, you'll probably love this.

F: Medium bodied, average amount of carbonation. Fairly crisp, but with a tiny bit of syrupy stickiness. Quite bitter.

O: A nice danky DIPA.

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4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Straw color with white head that desipates quickly. Aroma is very hoppy with a hint of fruit. Taste is also very hoppy with hint of fruit. Very smooth IPA.

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3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dharmelink
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtk21351
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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The Sister from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 256 ratings