In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Fremont Brewing Interurban IPA

Aroma: “Some sweet malt and pepper spice-like character. Mild grassy and earthy note of hay and citrus. Muted hops note up front with medium perfume note. As it warmed and opened up that went away, and a big hops grapefruit with slight dank notes came out.”

Flavor: “Biscuit malt sweetness hits up front and then carries to an earthy spice hops character with some grapefruit and slight citrus notes. Flavor is not what the aroma suggests. Grass is still there, plus some mangoes. Caramel malt body is lovely, but the long bitter finish leaves a lingering harshness on the back of the tongue. Wine-like notes up front with moderate perfume notes.”

Overall: “The more I drank this beer the more I enjoyed it. It is slightly rough around the edges with the malt and hops but it’s a good American IPA that will neither offend nor impress. It would score higher if the bitterness were smoother.”