Seattle Beer Week 5th Anniversary Organic Pale Ale | Fremont Brewing Company

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Seattle Beer Week 5th Anniversary Organic Pale AleSeattle Beer Week 5th Anniversary Organic Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dirtylou on 03-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
20
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
7.46%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 20
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to FalconA for throwing this can in as an extra to go along with the #properglassware.

Clearish golden-straw pour with a bubbly white head that fizzled out pretty quickly; minimal lacing. The aroma was great: fresh hops: grassy, citrusy, fruit rind, distant biscuity malts. Unfortunately, it kind of fell apart in the taste, and didn't nearly live up to what the aroma promised. Grainy malt bill, still some nice citrus hoppiness, but a bit muted, especially compared to the smell, and there was also a bit of astringency going on. I didn't notice a freshness date on the can, but I don't think it was that old. Body was bordering on light and medium, decently drinkable, but just seemed a bit off to me, and I probably wouldn't want to try it again, unless to test the freshness theory.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big slightly off white head slowly settles down to a nice lacing above a slightly cloudy slightly washed out straw golden colored beer.

A light soapy aroma with hints of piney hops and hints of lightly roasted caramel malts.

A definite hops taste but on the lighter side with some very light malts sneaking in to give this beer a nicer backbone than some other beers I've recently drank.

Slightly on the wetter side but then transgressing into a slightly dry aftertaste without much of the malts and hops hanging around with this medium bodied beer.

This beer seems to be just on the edge of being a really decent or good beer, I don't know what it as to much of or not enough of but it just seems to miss by a bit.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz CAN-QUEST

Organic Pale Ale using Cowiche Canyon Organic Simcoe & Citra Hops

Fremont has thing for these low ABV IPA/Pales. Very light straw-golden body, crystal clear, fluffy white head. A nice aromatic hop burst on the nose. It's a light pale ale - the cracker malt backdrop is a little too big for my taste - hop profile is clean and crisp but its rather subtle. Had higher expectations for this - tasty, and certainly sessionable, but underwhelming.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can picked up and opened on 3.25.13
12oz can poured into my 12oz Fremont Goblet

A - Pours a clear, light orange with a smaller light tan head with good retention. Streaks of lacing are left on the glass.

S - Lots of Hoppy pine and citrus fruit. Very nice.

T - Grass, lemon peel, light wheat. Not bad, just a bit of let down after the nose.

D - Good carbonation with a thin, light body.

O - A nice spring time beer with terrific scents. I wish the taste was more in line with it, but this is a nice light, crisp pale ale.

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Photo of beertunes
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear golden yellow color with about 1/2 inch of white head that had very good retention and lacing.

The aroma was very hop forward, lots of citrus and some pine, over a solid grain base. The flavor was a bolder version of the aroma. The grains made a nice foundation for the bold, crisp hops. A ton of citrus flavors across most of the tongue, and a bit of pine and floral at the back.

The body was fuller than I expected, but was clean and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Drinkability was very good, you could easily have several of these beauties with trying to hard at all. Overall, a very nice brew, a must try if you see it, and worth tossing a couple sixers into the fridge to help ease the pain of another Mariners season.

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Photo of harrymel
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Unknown canning date.

Says on the can "cowiche canyon hop lab No.2"

Nice, slightly hazed light golden color with a solid sheet of fine white foam. Smell is gangster. Lemons, melons (honeydew and cantaloupe), grass, sweet citrus juice and a touch of cracker. Flavor is grain, hint of bitter, touch of body odor reminds me of Citra hops. Slightly sweet. Medium bodied with lighter carb than anticipated and a semi dry finish. Nice beer, will probably buy many more over the next couple months.

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3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured a clear yellowish golden color with good carbonation providing a nice but shortlived white cap. No lacing, no ubbles after the first sip.

S: A nice grassiness with some lightly toasted malts, bread, a little bit of Earthiness and light citrus graces the nostrils

T: A light grassy, herbal note upfront with a light toast, bread and hint of citrus moving on in. A moderate and trademark Fremont hop bitterness shines on this. There is a lingering, dry, bitter and sordove astringency on the end.

M: Light bodied, crushable all the way. A nice amount of flavor and hop bitterness on this keeps me happy. A bit astringent perhaps on the end.

O: Not bad. A nice sessionable APA and nice change for this years SBW brew.

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3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Arbitrator for the can.

Appearance: Very slight chill haze on a dark gold color. Head is small, bright-white, with a tight bubble structure. Moderate to high carbonation on the pour. Inconsistent splotches of lacing.

Smell: Tropical mango and pineapple. Nice burst of oily pine on the back. Light-pale malt sweetness. Loaded with Citra. A bit of lingering bitterness. Clean and bright. So much mango and peach. Almost like a gummi bear. Some lemon as well.

Taste: Uh, mega tropical. Peach flesh with a solid mango backing. Some pineapple and lemon zest. Slight oily bitter pine in the back. Malts stay light, slightly bready and sweet, but never go over the top. Very balanced. Slight gritty earthiness as it warms. Some light cracker notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with a moderate carbonation. A bit dry on the finish but the Citra gives the illusion of juiciness up front. Lingering bitterness.

Overall: Can some magic Disney.

A straight up super sessionable pale ale that never crosses in to IPA territory. The blend of Citra and Simcoe never fails, but putting it with a light drinkable pale ale in a can is smart.

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Photo of mfavoino
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured it into a standard pint glass and enjoyed on 4/11/13.

A: Translucent gold with a two finger head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing.

S: Fresh tropical fruit, distinct citra hop scent, orange, a bit of grass and light malt backing. Very nice and reminds me of Cowiche Canyon.

T: Light citrus and grassiness, bready malt backbone. Grainy and bitter hop bite as it finishes very clean.

M: Crisp, light, and definitely sessionable.

O: Good summer drinking beer that you could kill a bunch of over the course of a night. Taste didn't quite live up to the nose, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy another six pack.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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