BoostIPA (1198) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from 5000. Thanks!
Iím just going to come right out and say it...this beer is God Nectar.
Literally the best IPA Iíve ever had, with the possible exception of Duet. Pours a clear honey color with almost no head. Aromas of pure juicy tropical fruit. Definitely some mango, watermelon, blood orange in there. Taste is juicy hop nectar...very low bitterness, just pure juicy hop expression the likes of whichever only tastespd a few times in my 900 or so beers. This is truly impressive stuff. Finishes slightly sweet. No diesel, no onion, no Tylenol, no astringency. Pure god nectar. Holy shit.
And to top it all off, this isnít even an IPA. Jesus.
biggirlpanties (180) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber split with GT2 in Seattle, WA. Clear, golden to amber pour with a big, fluffy head. Great retention. Aroma is pineapple, mango juice, fresh peach, orange blossom, fresh flowers, petrichor, flashes of pine and resin. Juicy, fresh. Wow. Taste is resinous, light pine sap; lots more peach juicy, pineapple, grapefruit rind bitterness. Sweet fruit balances rind bitterness. Palate is beautiful. Quenching and delicious. Cannot have more of a lady boner for this beer.
GT2 (8269) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #6600. 651mL from Pear in Pike Place Market. Pours a clear, lighter orange with mega rocky, beautiful buttercream toppings. Thick lacing all over the globe. Nose is holy monkey dank, juicy passionfruit and mango style hops. Taste showcases Fremontís unequaled ability to create a soft, composed malt backbone that balances the soft hop bitterness without there being any stickiness, abrasiveness, thick nut skin tannic bite, heavy nut oil fat density that bloats the stomach. In that sense, this deserves an easy 5 for palate as do at least three other Fremont beers, which is quite the rarity to be dished out by me. The malt extraction, softness, and balanced malt backbone shows some serious brewing knowledge that restores my faith in humanity. Each gulp of this beer, oh lord, itís good. Honestly, this reminds me of my very first swig of Ballast Point Sculpin where I nearly dropped to the floor it was so good. I will dream of this beer.
mikedR (1087) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stunningly sublime. Beautiful malt backbone that is slippery in mouthfeel. Hop flavor on top of that, with fresh pine and citrus notes that are not overbearing. An ever so slight sweetness. Finishes bitter and dry. But the flavor here is not IPA, somehow. Like this one. A-
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CampesinoTino (752) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a bright golden orange color with an inch of thick off-white head. The aroma is a sweet blend of resiny hops and cannabis with some tropical fruit and ripe citrus in the background. The taste starts with a strong dose of orange and grapefruit citrus, pine resin, caramel and malt rounded out with some vegtetal hops bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a finish thatís all citrus and resiny bitterness. Easily one of the best Fresh Hop Ales out there and another great brew from Fremont.
boFNjackson (4100) - 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.
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!
Prufrockstar (820) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear, light amber, nice white head with good retention. Aroma: big, beautiful fresh - citrus, pine, juicy tropical fruit gives way to light underlying caramel. Also, urine. Taste: grassy, weedy, light sweetness with bright hop bitterness. Palate: medium body, average-to-lively carbonation. Overall: fresh hop season is my favorite IPA time of year, and this one is very fine!
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Dapierce17 (78) - Pasco, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an copper/orange with white frothy head. Fruity citrusy aroma with grapefruit and hop notes and a hint of pineapple. Very drinkable with upfront citrusy hop taste. Flavors of sweet fruit balanced with a slight malt backbone that pairs extremely well with the hops. Really good fresh hop beer. Will definitely seek this out again.
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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