Lush IPA
Fremont Brewing Company

Lush IPALush IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #276
ABV:
7%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,915
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 7.06%
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
352
From:
Fremont Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
91
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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.
Reviews: 95 | Ratings: 352 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by tbone1384:
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tbone1384 from Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 14, 2018
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

89!? WTF!? Pfft.... This beer is awesome! Pours a light amber gold, with some unfiltered sediment floating around. Nice white bubbly head that laces well and persists around the edge of the glass. Smells like a ton of fresh mango juice, spiked with a touch of citrus and pine. Flavor combines tropical, citrus, and pine flavors seamlessly balanced by a clean malt sweetness. Feel is light and refreshing and would make you think you're drinking a SIPA, and has a nice bitter finish to it. Overall, this blends new school east coast and old skool west coast wonderfully. The only issue I have is that it is not year round! Cheers!

Mar 20, 2017
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MjBrewhouse from Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another nice hop offering from Fremont. This ipa has a light mouth feel but is not lacking in flavor at all. Nice addition to the line up, especially in the winter doldrums. Spring is right around the corner.

Jan 25, 2017
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John_M from Oregon

4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Growler Guys in PDX.

The beer pours a bright golden amber color with good head retention and considerable lacing. The beer certainly looks nice enough. The nose just smells like a Fremont style of IPA (of which I've had quite a bit over the past few years). There's considerable dry citrus, light pine, onion, some holly and light tropical fruit. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this well balanced, dry and bitter on the finish IPA. Arguably, some more sweet malt might improve this beer a bit, but even so, this is an easy to appreciate and enjoy IPA. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, and is pretty much unnoticeable.

Nothing mind blowing here, just another solid, enjoyable IPA from Fremont.

Feb 19, 2017
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RaulMondesi from California

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Like an angelic sunset, Lush IPA does look. Smells a bit soapy. Not Soapy Smith ‘soapy,’ but just a lil soapy. Taste has Raul at a loss of words because he doesn't really know what's going on. Is it citrusy? Is it Piney? Is it floral? Is it malty? Yes! It's kind of everything, but in a good way, my peeps. And as a whole, the thang tastes hella fresh like my baby mama after a visit to Burke Williams.

This beer is definitely Raul recommended.

Jan 07, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

fremont always does an amazing job with the hoppy stuff, but this lush might be one of their best! its so good, simple in a lot of ways, and with an extremely familiar citra mosaic hop complexion, but this just is better than the rest of them for some reason, the hops are so fresh and forward, and the malt base really supports them well. i like the slightly richer color and body to this, its never sweet, but its just a little more substantial than many, and i think that allows for a much higher hop dose while retaining some semblance of balance here, really smart build on this. i like it being clear too, this is west coast style that tastes as dry hoppy and juicy and fruity as any of the haze bombs that are sweeping the nation, i appreciate this level of flavor potency and refinement together, its uncommon in this day and age. fresh citrus and pineapple notes abound in here, and its really quite fantastic overall, bitter enough in the end and nicely carbonated, tending toward dry, and more drinkable than it should be at this abv. exceptional ipa from one of the best, as fresh as it gets! mosaic citra magic!

edit: sometimes i forget how good this is, and a little context always helps. i had three or four ipa types on tap yesterday including this one, and it stood head and shoulders above the rest of them in terms of quality, really killer beer, potent hops all the way through, no drop off from the nose to the taste, and of the highest quality overall. just because this has become more popular doesnt mean it should be overlooked. one of the best everyday ipa beers in the market right now!

Jan 05, 2018
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Bunuelian from Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 29, 2017
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GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 25, 2019
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XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 12, 2018
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eire from Alaska

4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 04, 2019
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Roguer from Georgia

3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful brew: translucent golden hue, moderate cream-colored head, with very nice lacing and good retention.

Aroma has an overly sweet pine resin note to it, hinting strongly of honey and flowers. Deep inhalations reveal touches of mandarin orange and grapefruit. Some biscuity malt as well.

Flavor follows: initially grassy, then giving way to a sweet, honey-like hoppiness, and finished with a pine/resin/dank melange of hops. Almost like chewing on the aroma of flowers. Sweet chewy white bread from the malt. Reasonable bitterness. Seems like a beer that should finish drier. Easy drinking and lively.

I can't figure out if this is a pretty good IPA, or an amazing IPA. It's an abnormal presentation of Citra, although it's pretty in line with normal Mosaic characteristics. I'm missing the juiciness I normally associate with Citra, and it's not particularly dank (for either hop). I think it's a lovely beer; others might find it's a tremendous beer.

Apr 09, 2017
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cherche from Washington

3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feb 24, 2017
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Juno_Malone from Idaho

4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 15, 2017
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DCHritz from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 27, 2018
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brandonwnw from Washington

4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jan 29, 2017
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drstalker from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 26, 2020
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Can_has_beer from Texas

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 16, 2017
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Kurmaraja from California

4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 07, 2017
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drone from Oregon

3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 28, 2017
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IDABEERGUY from Idaho

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 09, 2017
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shnsajax from Idaho

4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really enjoying this, its light, very tropical, and a great mouthfeel all at the same time. Very balanced with just a little pine at the end. Will be buying a lot of this till Summer Ale comes out.

Jan 14, 2017
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kmos27 from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 03, 2017
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JamieDuncan from Maryland

4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 02, 2017
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Erik-P from Canada (BC)

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 03, 2017
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ssteakley from Washington

4.97/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

Aug 04, 2017
Lush IPA from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 352 ratings