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Fremont The Brother Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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. Won’t You Hook A Brother Up!.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3536) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Burnished golden color out of the can with a thin ivory colored head. Nice fresh hop resin and citrus notes in the aroma. Juicy orange peel and candied grapefruit ring citrus flavors with hints of tropical fruit and some pine. There is a strong caramel malt backbone, but his beer is all about the hop juice. Orange marmalade and alcohol. Very nice big hoppy beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (417) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Can from bytemesis from Chris! Pours orange, goodly amount of foam, started hazy but cleared as it warmed. Passion fruit, guava, earthy, some musk. Bitter flavor (duh), citrus rind, spruce resin. Much better than the sister.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2114) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to michaelinwa. Hazy gold pour with a small head that fades to a messy ring. Aroma is slightly dank. Lots of fresh cut grass, pot, pine, and light citrus. Tastes moderately bitter. Pine comes out the strongest with some dank pot, herbs, and citrus peels. Aftertaste is too herbal for me. Medium to thick body. Stinging carbonation works well here. Pretty good but I wish the aftertaste was a little better.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3433) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Can thanks to Chris! Pours hazy butterscotch, large creamy off-white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is quite floral, with some cat piss, pine and herbal, pottish notes. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, herbal, a bit of pot, pine. Medium body. Not really what I expected from a CCC hopped beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chuckstout (263) - Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Nice aroma. Pours a golden/Amber with decent lacing. Nice hop profile and mouthfeel. Really good C hopped IIPA

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkyCrow (43) - Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Another excellent IPA from Fremont Brewing. Unusual, strong, and very pleasant aroma of hops, flora, and citrus. Taste is a bit understated, especially compared to the strong aroma: a little malty, a little orange, not very bitter. Would’ve preferred more hoppiness than maltiness. Smoother finish than other IPAs. Would not have guessed 8.5% without the warmth that builds after a few sips.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kemoarps (23) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Amber pour, half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Unique smell. Almost like a rainy flower garden. There’s a touch of spiciness in there somewhere too, that evokes strong comparisons to calendula in my mind. It just so happens I grew up playing in my mom’s garden and loved eating calendula, so I take that as a good thing. There’s some juicy tropical fruits hiding behind this front. Quite tasty. Not as pronounced or distinct as the nose might lead you to believe. Just enough sweet backbone to support the floral and spicey hops. Spicey bitterness slips for a split second into alcohol before righting the ship and reasserting itself as smoothe and drinkable. Finish is bitter and a bit bready. Crisp and drinkable, as they tend to be. I look down and all of a sudden my glass is almost empty. Nice sweet/bitter lingering. Would love to try it on tap.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cory (340) - , California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Draft at Brewery. Really nice citrus hop aromas. Lots of sweet fresh oranges that taste really good. A little dirty and dry in the finish. This beer is great on draft and just good in the can.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (1903) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Can from Bob’s.

I know, I know --- what on earth am I doing rating another DIPA? But I much like the brewery and I’ve heard such good things about this one in particular that I needed to try it. The result, while not a disappointment, is not a surprise either. Pretty straight forward c-hop DIPA, tons of pine and a bit of citrus in the aroma, flavor a bit on the sweet side, none of the leafy aromatics of my favorite examples of the style. Perfectly good for what it is, but no better.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1557) - Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2014
22 oz bottle- Pours hazy orange with a two finger bone white head. Aroma is citrusy, a little earthy, grassy. The taste is citrusy, resinous, very hop forward without being too bitter, fairly easy drinking. Body is medium and carbonation is also medium. I think a fresher bottle would warrant a better score, but this is in date, less than three months old, but i prefer my IPA’s less than two months old, i am definitely obsessed with dates when it comes to this style, still not bad for a free beer!


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