Lush IPA
Fremont Brewing Company

Lush IPALush IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #238
ABV:
7%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,265
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 6.55%
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
321
From:
Fremont Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
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Lush IPALush IPA
Notes: 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.
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Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 321
Photo of stevepat
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pleasantly rich yellow/amber, fairly hazy with a thin but persistent snow white head.
Smell is faintly tropical, sort of becoming the default aroma of IPA these days. Pleasant but nothing mind blowing.
Taste is very pleasant, orange flesh and papaya, sweet with a light tartness. Very easy to drink. Could use a bit more bitterness in my book but, again, approaching the modern american norm.
Mouthfeel is very nice. good body, surprisingly crisp finish
Overall this is a clearly well made beer. It's got very approachable flavors and is well balanced. It is missing the bitter aspect I look for in the style personally but it is definitely a solid representation of what seems to be the new normal for the style these days. It's fruity and easy and well made, but nothing I would go out of my way for

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Photo of Act25
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

At ParkSlope Coop - best priced and selection.
a / Springy head over golden hazed body.
s / Faint, wishing for bigger aroma.
t / 4 / Big, varied, complex, but muddled fruit salad: orange, grapefruit, papaya, and mango.
t / 4 / Interesting, buttery, chalky, biting.
o / 4 / rises to a 4 for originality and the delight of a new IPA.

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Photo of Reidrover
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint at The Beachcomnet in Florence OR.
$6
Lovely looking beer..slightly hazy dark gold..with a thick creamy head
Zesty fruity hop aromas.
Taste..same busy with a good dash of resin bitterness to break up the sweet.
Nice thick mouth feel
A good IPA

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Single can from Trader Joe’s in Bellingham.
Slightly hazy but uniform bronze pour with two solid fingers of white head.
Aroma of mango, pineapple with a mixture of piney hops on a base of caramel maltiness.
Taste starts sweet caramel malt balancing nicely with hoppy pine, tropical fruit, grapefruit and finishing with a lingering bitterness.
Creamy, almost silky, mouthfeel - very drinkable with a perfect bitterness at the end.

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Photo of thepeopleschamp
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Definitely not a bad beer. Better than some. Like another poster said, a bit on the astringent side. The after taste could be somewhat less metal tasting. A more bitter hoppy beer. I prefer a more citrusy cloudy smoother less hoppy beer personally but it’s still appealing to me. This is a clearer beer.

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Photo of arizcards
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer from the Ocean Shores, WA IGA cooler on 5-17-19 for $12.99. Canned on 3-15-19; consumed for review on 5-21-19.

Beer poured golden orange with a very nice white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is a very nice blend or orange, grapefruit, papaya, and mango.

Taste is orange and papaya forward over a moderate malt base, with a finish of some rind and pine. Bitterness is 6/10.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and pretty refreshing.

Overall a nice beer that i am glad to have tried.

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Photo of dfillius
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super fun IPA. Very lime-forward hop flavors. Sweet malt grounds the whole experience midway through the flavor profile but yields again to bright hop flavors. A tad astringent in the feel, but overall pleasantly bitter and refreshing and just plain deliciously balanced!

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I thought this was a really great IPA and I did not expect that. I love this IPA. It has a great flavor, it's juicy, thirst quenching, dank, and it has a wonderful aroma.

Look: Fairly hazy dark golden with a thick white head

Aroma: tropical fruits some guava

Flavor: Mango, tangerine, orange, guava, followed by pine.

Feel: light body, very drinkable

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Photo of redresonatedragon
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another beautiful brew, one of Seattle’s finest for sure, and you see it everywhere, just make sure it’s fresh. I’m very thankful they have the date easy enough to spot on the box. The beer is quite honestly the darker yellow of the morning pee with same froth, except that this beer is astonishing clear. I say that because it has such a creamy papaya mixed with a little guava and passion fruit. Nice and bitter finish with a spicy kick of the carbonation, everything clean and well balanced I can crush through these, take er’ easy!

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Photo of EMH73
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy copper color with an inch and a half white head that leaves excellent lacing. Smells of citrus, pine and resin. Tastes of grapefruit, orange, orange pith, melon, pine and resin. Nice bitter hop bite with a bit of balancing malts. Light bodied, well carbonated, bitter and dry finish.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light foggy straw orange with two fingers of white foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is pine, tangerine, orange, dank, and resin hops. Nice lovely citrusy, sticky twang. Flavor profile is tangerine, orange, papaya, pine, resin, and dank. It opens up with sweet, soft citrus and closes with sticky resin. Soft biscuity malts fill out the back end. Mouth feel is sharply carbonated, resulting in a crisp texture. It has a medium thickness. Overall, a very fine IPA with a superb blend of sticky and sweet hops, and soft malts.

Draft. Reviewed on phone.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Copper with a tinge of haze, lots of champagne carbonation, and a finger of white head.

Smells green and earthy, like a fresh garden. Pineapple, ripe mangos as well.

Tastes of ripe, fresh mangos, a hint of pineapple, jack fruit, and a lupulin green, finishing with a dull bitterness.

Light body with a moderate carbonation.

Got this one sent online, drinking in Redding, Dec 14th, 2018. Excellent brew.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Citra and mosaic, two great tastes that go great together.. What a combination! Clean and crisp, with a fresh burst of hoppy goodness.

Timing is everything and I lucked out on this one.

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Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours an almost clear amber color with a two finger head; nice retention and splashy lace

Smell: Sweet melon tones of honeydew and cantaloupe with a hint of guava

Taste: Melon flavors forward with a guava paste sweetness building underneath; a moderate orange bitterness arrives in the middle to keep the sweet flavors in check and glide to the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit bland, to be honest, though the flavors are distinctive

Thanks, jheimbigner, for the opportunity

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Photo of barnzy78
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, PKGD05/12/18. Thanks to my friend, Derek, for giving me a can to try. Moderately hazed copper colored IPA with a creamy ivory head th at fades to a foam. Juicy & zesty citrus aroman a bit floral, light caramel, and bready malt. Excellently balanced flavors with notes of orange & grapefruit zest, pine, mango, light caramel malt, honey, and bread crust. Soft medium body, moderate carbonation & bitterness, semi-dry finish. This IPA is very well put together! I'm always happy to try something out of my market, and this was a treat.

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Photo of Spikester
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold with two fingers of white ten minute head. Rings of lace.
Smell is fruity melon malt.
Taste is fruity melon peach pine and malt.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. The finish is dry and bitter.
Overall a fine IPA. Canned on 09/04/18.

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Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden/orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits. Taste is tropical fruits, malts are present, fairly bitter. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on August 2, 2018. Brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops. Lots of tropical fruit aromas and flavors. Recommended.

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Photo of bilbobrewer
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Eureka! I have now found a great replacement for Space Dust, which since being bought by the Great Satan, has also not been able to provide even remotely fresh product to the stores.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

CAN
Hazy blonde; mint + pink grapefruit rind; shortbread then juicy guava and tangerine with snappy end.

3.75 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.75

Citra + Mosaic

Juicy and bright; thin and underhopped. Way short of flavor for 7%. Still not impressed by Fremont.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden colour with off- white head. Aroma has dank and vegetal hops with celery notes citrus fruits. Taste is sweet at first, citrusy but with a sweet malty background. Dry, grassy bitterness on the finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Really easy drinking and fresh.

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Photo of DavidR_9
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Packaged 7/5/18

Golden clear body, lasting tight bubbly white head, foam in spirals across the surface.
Nose is lime zest, pine, very green citrusy aromas with an evident malt backbone.
Taste comes across with pronounced lime juiciness, herbaceous pine, and smooths into a light and medium crisp bright malt sweetness. Mellows into a soft crisp, semi-dry and medium to low bitterness finish.
Bright lime zest and hop bitterness prolongs on the back of the tongue. Very refreshing and quaffable.

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Photo of SkwimJim
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dry clear malt backbone with nice residual sweetness. Full robust flavor profile with nice spicy acidity. Delicate bittering without an acrid tastebud backlash. Ridiculously well dry-hopped to that amazing sweet spot in the mosaic hops that gets the mango and tropical fruit but just a bit of that amazing turn to the earthy dankness, right around seven days I suppose. Good sudsy mouthfeel that begs to be swilled but there is so much flavor! Great IPA, really this is an excellent quaff. If you are in Seattle you must visit.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another admirable entry on this site & I had nothing to do with it! The name is correct, the Notes are filled in, a picture has been approved & The CANQuest (tm) is ready to go.

From the CAN: "Because Beer Matters"; "fig. 1 Humulus Lupulus"; "Seattle Earth"; "Pack It In Pack It Out"; "We are a family-owned craft brewery founded in 2009 to brew artisan beers made with the best local ingredients we can find. 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"

Another Tavour CAN begins with another Crack! of the vent, followed by a gentle Glug & an in-glass swirl. The latter raised two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with decent retntion even in the face of the day's unrelenting heat & humidity. It was kind enough to leave nice lacing as it slowly fell. Color was a pretty Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, but the heat was such that The Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus shuffled & shambled their way into my kitchen for a taste. There was no squabbling, either. It was a very staid ocCANurance for that bunch. Nose was VERY tropical, lush with mango, papaya, guava & passion fruit. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was not only densely tropical & lush, but it also had Noble hop-like grassy & hay notes! Double mmm. I am not as big a fan of the tropical AIPAs as I was when they first beCAN to appear, simply because they tend not to have the bitterness that I crave & which is a hallmark of the style. Recent iterations have begun blending in other hops to cut the tropical sweetness, which is a real plus, IMHO. I was really enjoying this beer, to the point that it was going down WAY too fast & easy for 7%! Finish was dry, slightly bitter & very pleasant, scratching that itch that I CAN't always satisfy. Mmm.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clear golden with white head

This IPA is about a clear malt profile, a floral hopinness and a certain fruity character.

Dry mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.

A nice drink. Could be easily a go to

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Lush IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 321 ratings