kevobutler (18) - USA - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderfully hoppy and delicious beer. Fremont brewing company definitely knows how to use those "C" hops. The version of this beer that I had utilized Simcoe and Citra.... Nuffí said, an amazing treat.
Also had this one at the washington brewerís festival randalled through some basil and other herbs. It was summertime in a glass!
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A very hoppy grassy-fruity-floral-vegetal golden IPA. Good beer.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh one month after receiving it from mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Partly cloudy golden body topped by a large beige head.
In long: Highly aromatic nose proposing an interesting array of fruits (passion fruits, grapefruits, kiwis, orange peels, ) over a bed of flowers and juicy freshly cut grass. Taste starts with toasted cereals with low sweetness sensation (husky grains, Melba Toastsô) and some bread dough which are quickly overwhelmed by the generous hopping, wet grass juice, bitter citrus fruits, vegetal notes (lettuce), orange peels. Bitterness level in the medium range. A little bit too vegetal but overall still pretty good. More of an IPA than an APA (current ratebeer classification), but then again if beers like Half Acre Daisy Cutter and Hill Farmstead Edward can be classified APA, so can this one. Nice to know this is an organic beer, and I donít want to brag but I am actually 100% biodegradable.
jnanakul (26) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
You can taste how fresh it is! The aroma is bright, floral and citrusy. The Citra hops are clearly the star here (obviously). The flavors are not super balanced, the scale definitely tips towards the hoppy side. This is exactly what I want out of a fresh hop IPA! I donít want a bunch of malty sweetness muddling the fresh, local, organic hops. The bitterness is at the forefront and it slowly creeps to the back of the tongue and it lingers there for a while.
Iím drinking this with my Thai style garlic chicken and green beans (about 10 stars). What a great pairing! I had a few good beers to choose from in the beer fridge and Iím glad I chose this one.
Go out and find this beer; you wonít be sorry. Support organic! Support Seattle!
Zeswaft (1316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Second half of this bomber is delicious. Warmed up a bit and the fine yeast cloud adds some smoothness. Rather light bodied but full of balanced flavor.hops are the feature lemony and passion fruit. Delicate malt balanced.id say more of a tame ipa or advanced pale ale. Awesome nonetheless.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... Poured hazy, bright orange with a nice forming eggy/white head. Nose is just a bomb of floral and grassy hops. Totally solid IPA. Super clean and balanced with straight hop flavors without being too bitter. Citrus, pine, light fruits and malt too. The best fresh hop beer I have had in 2012.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to mfavoino for sending this out my way. Thanks Matt! 22 oz. bottle served Deschutes tulip.
A: Pours a clear amber color with a frothy white head forming on the pour. The head has great retention and recedes slowly leaving behind sticky and soapy looking spot of lace.
S: A juicy bouquet of tropical fruits. Mango, papaya and green melon make a strong presence up front. There is some light grass and pale malts towards the back end that really round out the nose.
T: Most malty than the nose suggests. A pale malt sweetness is up front with a nice mix of grassy hops and just a kiss of tropical fruits. There is a light bitter hop finish as well.
M: Light bodied with a slight stick to the mouthfeel. Nice medium high carbonation makes this guy easily drinkable as well.
O: A very delicious beer. As Iíve noticed with a few of the Fremont beers Iíve had the taste doesnít quite live up to the nose. Still a highly drinkable and balanced beer that Iíd have again.
Serving type: bottle
Steasy66 (713) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really light amber, almost no head. Strong citrus aroma. Flavor is light, some citry, light malt. Nothing amazing.
bigwesticle (37) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma wasnít too heavy but was very pleasantly surprised when I tasted it. Lots of tropical fruit notes, bananas,guava, etc. Great balanced bitterness and a simple grain bill to showcase the fresh hops. Very good.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve been drinking quite a few fresh hop ales lately, and so far, this is one of the stand-outs. Itís spicy, piney and delicious. Has a nice "green-ness" to it, and itís grassy and zingy on the palate. Snappy bitterness in the finish, but itís nicely balanced. Sweet citrus (tangerine and grapefruit mostly) in the aromas gives it real depth. Juicy and tasty!
mcberko (4806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bottleworks, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is very skunky, with loads of herbal, pot-like hops and some doughy malt. Flavour is very fresh, full of skunky, herbal hops, some pot, and a bit of doughy malt to back without really influencing the flavour. Well-crafted and highly drinkable. Surprised me that this is classified as an APA, not IPA.