Fremont Brewing // 77 Spring Session IPA // Seattle, WA 4.00% ABV // 60 IBU
Spring has officially sprung in Seattle. And it's not because of the cherry blossoms or the streak of sunny days, but because spring ales are starting to be released (enter heart eyes emoji here). I was very happy to go into work and see the newest on tap is this delightfully aromatic session style IPA!
Color: Dark straw and slightly hazy.
Smell: To be terribly obvious, it smells just like Spring! It has a beautiful floral bouquet with hints of tropical fruit. Like Spring break on a tropical island! But like, adult spring break, with good beer and less blacking out.
Taste: As the session style implies, this is a lighter IPA. And I love my hops. But the low intensity of hop bitterness does not mean low quality. The 77 is definitely an aromatic IPA and it tastes like it smells. It is delicate, floral, and fruity. And while the hops are not dominant, they exist for a while in the profile and gently fade into the fresh, floral taste. The head is fairly creamy, a nice contrast to the light taste.
Overall: Winter is coming to an end and so are dark malty beers (and hopefully those extra winter lbs). I'm considering starting a petition to re-define what a "light beer" should be. It should be the Fremont 77. The perfect way to transition into Spring!