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
Photo of Texasfan549
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

fremont has impressed me so far, and there are a few aspects of this one that i really like a lot. one is that its only right on 4% abv, so many session beers are creeping up to 5% and beyond, and it defeats what i perceive to be the purpose of that. the other thing i like is not sacrificing grain character to make a hoppy session beer. its not by any means overbalanced, but there is a mineraly bready base to this thats light and clean, and a great launching pad for the citrus in the hops, not watery, not sweet, just right for the beer, and i think thats usually lacking in the style. nice hop complexion in the finish, a little tame, but tasty and clean. the feel is vibrantly carbonated and minimal in body, making it extremely refreshing when ice cold. i like a few of their other beers better, but this is a nice contribution to the most popular new style on the market, better than a great deal of them.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of mactrail
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brewery says this includes Citra, Chinook, Calypso, and Cascade hops with a rating of 60 IBUs. Appearance is frothy and lively in the snifter. Amber brew with a light body. Pleasant aroma of flowery hops.

Flavor starts with the wispy malt, but it's just enough to support a lot of flowery and grapefruit hops. Aftertaste is pretty much grapefruit. I sipped my way through this and it was thin but satisfying enough. Aftertaste many Utah beers at the four percent benchmark this seems both flavorful and substantial and well above that average.

Really decent light hoppy brew that meets the mark for a flavorful, modest ABV. From the 22 oz bottle bought at The Market in Anacortes, WA.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Paul for grabbing this one.

A: Pours a clear orange color with a one finger white head on top, rather soapy, with great retention. Thin lacing forms down the sides randomly.

S: A nice burst of orange right up front, a bit of rind as well. Some grainy malt and faint caramel mixed in.

T: Similar to the aroma with some citrus upfront, again mostly orange, with some grainy malt mixed in. Light sweetness on the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Rather easy drinking.

O: A nice IPA, props to Fremont for making it 4% and officially a session beer. Glad it is available in cans, will be an easy go to beer to keep on hand.

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Photo of rab53
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of IPAchris
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven imperial pint glass. Pours a light golden straw color. Thin but persistant head, and a thick ring around the glass with a hint of lacing. Mild aroma of herbal hops, a hint of pineapple and sweet malt. Initial flavor is mild hops, but other flavors develop in the middle; biscuit malt a hint of fruit and walnuts. Finishes with a nice fresh hop kick, but the finish is a bit stark and left me wishing for a bit more malt body to support the hops. Light to medium bodied. Somewhat thin and mild flavored for an American IPA (except for the hops, which are nicely assertive), but I have to admit that this is the best flavored 4% beer I think I have ever tasted. From that standpoint, an excellently made, enjoyable light IPA.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: light golden hue with a touch of haze and a very light effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy off-white foam. Not too bad.

Smell: nicely pleasing citrusy, earthy hop aroma. A very light malt comes through as well. Not particularly high-volume, but quite good considering what they are going for here.

Taste: malt is quite biscuity and bready in character; the hop flavors are much less emphasized than in the aroma. Bitterness is a bit rasping but is definitely there. Not too bad.

Mouthfeel: pretty light and watery, unfortunately. There's also not much in the way of carbonation to enliven it.

Overall: the execution of this beer is not so great, but I love the concept of an easily sessionable IPA. If they could bring the aroma they've achieved into the flavor and bulk up the body a little bit, this could be a great beer. Still, points for the fact that this is indeed a nicely sessionable, if not outstanding, IPA.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinger80OH
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PEIhop
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 beertunes
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a very slightly hazy golden yellow color with about 1/4 inch of bright white head that had very good retention and lacing.

There was a citrusy hop blast in the front of the nose that gave way to some very nice earthy grains. The flavors followed the same path, citrus hops up front, good grains in the middle, a bit of malt sweetness at the back and just a touch of pine hops lingering on the finish.

The body was just a bit on the thin side, but otherwise was fairly typical for an IPA. Drinkability was good, you easily drink these all afternoon (and with a low ABV, you could drink them ALL afternoon). Overall, a very nice brew that's worth a shot if you see it. It'll be a good choice during our PNW summer.

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Photo of kscaldef
2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have had this one a couple of times, but I guess I missed a review, so here we go.

A - Pours a lighter, clear orange with a large, near white head that slowly fades leaving spots of lacing on the glass.

S - Very hoppy and nice. Floral, pine, citrus - strong oranges.

T - More mild here. Lemons, pine, and slight orange.

D - A thin body with good carbonation.

O - This one smells amazing, but the taste doesn't quite keep up with it. Still a very solid IPA

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Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +8.7%

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