Lush IPA | Fremont Brewing Company

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Lush IPALush IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States
fremontbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
We bring this tropical treat to you as a reminder of Spring’s coming, its rebirth and promise of sunny days forever. Lush is made with a hand-selected blend of malts and lush, tropical hops to help you bridge the last days of Winter and the coming of the Spring fever. We hope you enjoy this tropical treat, keep your sunglasses handy, and wash away your cares in the coming Spring rains. “For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.” – Douglas Adams

IBU: 80

Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale and Honey malts with Citra and Mosaic hops.

Added by EdwardAbbey on 12-22-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
143
Reviews:
38
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
5.57%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
24
For Trade:
1
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Photo of RBuckley73
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rkarimi
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

8-18

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Photo of gshak
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Fremont Brewing in Seattle, WA.

This one pours an entirely clear darkish yellow, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This smells like astringent hops, pine, cut grass, and booze.

This is definitely tasty but not Fremont's best. It's got a sticky boozy finish and it's not even very high in alcohol. It's got a creamy peach flavor which is nice, with a sharp grassiness, and light malt. This is a few steps away from being tremendous.

This is light bodied, crisp and with a lingering bitterness.

There are many better IPAs of this ilk out there- it doesn't stand out.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On cask at the brewery, with Simcoe hops added

Clear medium golden in color, creamy white head, great lacing. Hop aroma of pine, citrus, resin. Moderate bitterness, biscuit malt. Soft carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Well executed cask beer.

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Photo of mkh012
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Guava, orange rind, lemon, mint, and leafy green. Medium plus hoppiness. Piney and sappy. 8+/10

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Photo of kojevergas
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brief initial impression from a can acquired at a Colorado beer store for $11.49 USD per sixer.

High B- / WORTHY

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Photo of kkenagy
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of retry4z
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fluffy mouthfeel and large, lush head. Citrusy and grassy aroma. Medium bitterness balanced by a heavy biscuity malt flavor that is a tad overpowering. Overall a very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of deereless
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jetlag767
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An exceptional IPA. The smell is of fresh hops and the balance is exceptional. If you can find one, grab it!

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Photo of Zythophile
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: wish I knew
Palate Contaminants: a steak

The look is a somewhat clear/translucent medium gold. Plenty of off-white head that leaves a good amount of lacing.

The smell is a pleasant non-bitter white grapefruit. I also get a little other indeterminate citrus. There's also some confectioner's sugar in there.

A little bitterness returns in the taste, but it's relatively muted. The grapefruit is certainly still there, but it clashes a bit with some marshmallows. There's also earthiness, tree nuts and pine needles, but the latter might not be the right description. I mean, there's definitely forest, and it's not wood or moss, but I can't really place it.

The feel is very pillowy. A swish brings out more carbonation, but it's very well integrated. The bitterness stands out more in the aftertaste.

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Photo of ssteakley
4.97/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

After being in the PNW for four years I have had the opportunity to taste a lot of varied ales. Really enjoy all the different IPA's. This one just moved to the top of the group. Incredible holy taste with the best finish of all. Fremont nailed this one.

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Photo of kmos27
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jooler
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look is sort of hazy
smell is citrus
taste is loads of pine and hops. really refreshing
overall, a great ipa

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Photo of rodlavers
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blinding
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeRose
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful, clear golden color with a decnt creamy head that persisted and clung to the tulip nicely.

Aroma seems on the sweet side, but resinous. Maybe almost a honey note. As the beer warms, orange and grapefruit show on top. Not calling it tropical, but it is not super citrus forward either. Nic malt leaning toward biscuits. A faint green earthiness.

The taste opens green and herbaceous. Then sweetness that does strike me as honey like. Then the hops come to town with resin, floral, citrus. It has fruit characteristics but is far from being juicy in today's lingo. Seems more citrus than tropical. The malt becomes more like bread in the taste.

The feel is smooth and creamy,nicely carbonated, and not overly dry on the finish.

Overall, not what I expected after reading the description. It is a fun beer to drink withvaried layered flavors, some of which might not be typical for the style. Yet it generally fits the definition. Well done, recommended.

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Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anon
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mintzmeet
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a good beer!!! Pretty strong floral flavors. Bitterness but it's sweet. Nice bright color. HOP GAME SCRONG.....leaves a nice taste on the tongue...

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Photo of BlueSpader
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Lush IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 143 ratings.
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