RateBeer
Home >

Fremont The Brother Imperial IPA

overall
95
73
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Brother is a beast. Weighing in at 8.5% ABV, featuring Pale Roast Malt, White Wheat, Vienna Malt with Chinook, Centennial, Columbus and Cascade Hops. Wonít You Hook A Brother Up!.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (810) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
From a can pour at the Sierra Nevada beer camp across America.The pour has a fruit and melon aroma with a hazy gold appearance.There was a fruity melon taste with a smooth oily hoppy texture. A great canned beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdInSaltLake (589) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Nice tropical fruit aroma, with light malt: sweet, cereal. Pretty potent tropical fruit hop flavor. Subtle pepper. Pretty sweet--although not cloying, and doesnít overpower the hops. Also some bready/cereal malt flavor. Moderate, smooth bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
timber09 (5) - kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
The beer pours a golden amber color with good head retention and lacing. Quite attractive aroma, as I get considerable tangerine, tropical fruit and light pine, with considerable orange and grapefruit citrus as well. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this well crafted DIPA, though I did pick up some heat on the finish that was a bit off putting. The tropical fruit mid palate dries out very nicely on the long and bitter finish, and while a bit boozy, this medium bodied DIPA is otherwise quite drinkable. This beer delivers a lot of flavor, and thereís definitely a lot to like in this well made DIPA from the folks at Fremont. Another very solid effort from these guys.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2480) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Can from a recent trade. Dull orange color with an off white head. Grapefruit aroma. Tropical fruit and citrus flavors. A little dull on the hop flavor profile. Big body with some caramel malt and sweetness to balance it out. Finish is a little spicey and a little grapefruit bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3011) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Can - Grapefruit, orang and a nice caramel backbone. Clear gold with a rich white head. Grapefruit, orange and a long bitterness that is balanced by caramel. Not bad, the bitter finish is a bit long for my liking though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (656) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2014
22oz bottle. Aroma is dominated by hops. Lots of grapefruit and citrus with moderate amounts of tropical fruit and peaches. Light malt notes in the background. Pours a fairly clear golden orange with a thick, inch tall white head. Pretty good head retention. Above average lacing and medium legs. Flavor has a light, sweet cracker malt character upfront and in the finish. Mid palate is all hops though. Lots of grapefruit and other citrus with moderate tropical and stone fruit notes. Light pine resin character balances all the fruit. High bitterness with lingering resin and grapefruit. Fairly drying finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall another great example of a West Coast DIPA. Really bright hop character with assertive bitterness and drying finish. Just enough malt character to add flavor without taking away the hop focus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (51) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from beer junction. Lots of dank hops. Some non tropical citrus tastes. Upon opening a large amount of head. Good summer beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CampesinoTino (752) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bomber. Hazy golden orange pour topped with a sudsy layer of off-white head. Hefty presence of tropical fruit, pine resin, mint and cannabis in the aroma. Taste blends leafy hops resin, grapefruit and pineapple upfront along with some lemon peel and pine toward the end. Moderately dense and creamy body with medium carbonation and more resiny hops and citrus rind in the finish. As expected, Fremont delivers a top notch DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (583) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour, big pillowy head, lacing, fantastic fresh hop aroma with big pine notes. Flavor is fairly bitter, oily mouthfeel, plenty of malt. Solid mouthfeel. Lingering, bitter finish. A little aggressive on the bitterness for my tastes, but enjoyable for sure.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hockeybeerguy (1618) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 14, 2014
I received this in a trade. The date on the bottom of the can says "April 23, 2014." I poured this into a snifter. The appearance was a nice hazy golden amber color with a thin half fingered white foamy head that died within less than thirty seconds. There is a decent foamy white lacing glazing over the sides of the glass and but is mainly fairly thin for the most part. The smell is fairly metallic, (hmmm....Iím guessing these guys - Fremont didnít get the memo on getting the current technology on how to reduce the metallic smell in cans). However and luckily, there is a decent sweet honey citrus smell trying to overcome the metallic-ness of the aroma. The taste still has the metallic, but still has a nice sweet honey citrus flavoring that once again tries to overcome but ends up combining and dulling the flavor just a bit. The aftertaste is everything I previously stated - metallic, honey, and citrus. The finish is dry and citrusy. On the palate, it sits about a medium on the palate with a bland dry dull coating over the mouth and tongue that ends up leading to a fairly sessionable quality but still has a carbonation that helps to keep this beer where it doesnít go entirely down hill. Overall, for the most part, this isnít a bad beer, it just needs to get rid of the metallic smell and taste and this could be a worthy contender for its style.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50