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The Sister | Fremont Brewing Company

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249 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dirtylou on 08-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,007
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
249
pDev:
6.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 249 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of Noles9585
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattymystique
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rivarol
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnlatona
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickSMpls
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBeast
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DudMan
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
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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Photo of Radcpa
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
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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Photo of mattmarka1
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dharmelink
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtk21351
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjones5045
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a beautiful 12 oz can stamped 4/20/17. Pretty fresh? We'll see.
Pours a ever so slightly hazy gold. Off-white slightly frothy head rises just shy of two inches and then recedes to a beautiful milky head more akin to a stout than a IIPA. Clumpy, milky lacing.
Smell is a complex melange that begins with citrus notes blending into piney resins and hints of the malt base chime in. There's a slightly pungent, bitter, earthy note that also hints at sweetness. Dare I say a sweetness hints at alcohol heat. Perhaps...And that's not a bad thing.
Flavor is initially bitter citrus and pine together. A bit resiny, almost dank. A gentle sweetness hangs on but the bitterness is constant. Not overly so, but demanding respect. The citrus notes that are both orange and grapefruit at the beginning drop off to mainly a mild pithiness after the swallow.
Mouthfeel is slightly chewy for style. Medium carbonation stays for the whole ride. Slightly creamy too. Solid!

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Photo of CCutch
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a somewhat clear amber orange color with a finger of off white head. Citrus hops, soap, pine and resin, fruity malts, bitter grapefruit and lemon. Not crazy bitter but very strong. Medium body and low carbonation.

Overall a nice beer; hoppy nose though the taste was a little maltier than I expected. Wish the bottle had a date on it so I knew how old it is.

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Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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The Sister from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 249 ratings
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