77 Fremont Select Spring Session IPA | Fremont Brewing Company

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77 Fremont Select Spring Session IPA77 Fremont Select Spring Session IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by doughanson78 on 01-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
128
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
11.96%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 27
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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of GarcX
2.3/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of distantmantra
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler filled at the brewery. Poured into straight pint glasses on January 28th, 2012.

A: The beer pours an extremely light yellow color. Super clear and reminiscent of the "fizzy yellow beers" that we are so quick to dismiss. There was a small head of white foam that dissipated quickly. Little to no lacing present.

S: Not a lot going on in the nose. A bit of malt, honey and caramel and just faintest touch of hops.

T: There are some grainy flavors alongside banana Laffy Taffy and a soapy flavor that I'm assuming are the hops. No real bitterness to this brew.

M: Medium carbonation and body, pretty light but slightly oily. Very reminiscent of American adjuncts. You'd never guess there was alcohol in this.

O: I get what Fremont is doing here. As a tribute to Olympia and Rainier from the good ol' days, this is a nice beer for a hot summer day. As a session IPA, however, it's a bit of a failure. I know that Session IPAs are the new hotness, but Fremont should think about re-styling this guy.

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Photo of ScreamForMe
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of jrempel
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kerfluffel
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Moose90
3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a clear and light pale yellow color, a near pure white head forms on top and leaves behind some mostly consistent lacing.

S — Fairly unassuming, but there are some really nice floral and chewy hop notes, makes me think of Amarillo and maybe a bit of a piney Citra note as well.

T — Much like the nose, this starts floral and chewy but fades to a bit watery and thin bitter note. Certainly light, but there is enough hop presence to keep it interesting.

M — Almost thin, almost. Still enough body to keep this interesting, overall refreshing, clean, and balanced.

O — Good overall, a bit light for my preferences, but there are enough hops in there to keep you coming back for more.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of danrodrigue
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a light orange, decent head and some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Very promising smell of citrus and pine. Some sweet malts as well.

Taste: Much more subtle than the smell. Slight hoppy bitterness balanced very well with the malt backbone. Not bad at all.

Mouthfeel: It is pretty thin and watery, little carbonation.

Overall: Very easy to drink at 4%, no heat at all. The taste doesn't live up to the aroma. If you are looking for a hoppy west coast ipa skip this one. If you are looking for a decent, easily drinkable ipa this is your beer.

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Photo of CliffBrake
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale orange color, fairly bright but with a few coarse "floaties" swimming about. Beautiful rocky off-white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing.

A light but inviting aroma of spicy hops. No discernible malt on the nose. The flavor is also hop-centric with tangy spicy and citrus hops on a very light frame. Somewhat one dimensional with even less malt than some of the super-hopped APAs like Daisy Cutter or Edward.

Tasty and easy to drink, but drinks more like a hoppy light lager than an IPA.

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Photo of deereless
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured a transparent lighter orange-honey color which leaves a nice white soapy cap, some good lacing present

S: A little bit of caramel, grains, citrus and dash of honey

T: Some honey upfront with caramel, herbal and Earthy notes, citrus hops provide a nice change of pace with some grains and lingering, moderate, dry like bitterness and sweetness on the finish.

M: Light- medium body, with medium carbonation. The honey and caramel made it feel a little heavy for a Session IPA.

O: Not a bad session IPA but it was alittle sweet, a little heavy, to me it had the body and feel of a IPA. Was not a fan of the honey and the moderate, dry, lingering hop bitterness which I am guessing was from the Chinook.

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Photo of RenzoD
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Labeled a session IPA but feels and tastes very pilsner-ish. A little skunky. Of course I had a bottle of this after having a can of Fremonts Summer Ale, so it's understandable that a lot of beers following that beauty would seem only decent.
I could see this being good while grilling up some oysters or burgers or watching a baseball game on a warm summer day, but for an evening of tasting it is somewhat underwhelming. All depends on the mood I suppose.

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Photo of kbuzz
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gandres
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From tap at the brewery in Fremont
Appearance: amber, clear, minimal head, white foam
Aroma: Slightly hoppy
Taste: medium bitterness,
Palate: fizzy
Overall: Good beer but not something to look forward to
Drank: 2016/04/03

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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77 Fremont Select Spring Session IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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