Lush Double IPA | Frost Beer Works

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Lush Double IPALush Double IPA
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4.35/5
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361 Ratings
Lush Double IPALush Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Frost Beer Works
Vermont, United States
frostbeerworks.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A double IPA with luxuriant aromatics and succulent flavors. The combination of hops from both hemispheres and our ale yeast complement each other to create rich, juicy character. ABV: 8%, IBU: 80

Added by Brad007 on 12-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#708
Reviews:
89
Ratings:
361
pDev:
6.67%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
99
Trade:
0
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Photo of heerboth
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KMcGrath
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeeArthurWhite
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jackolantern012
4.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kendo
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the can into a Palm tulip. Body is hazy dark golden - a little more orangey when backlit. No real head, but a touch of whitish lace left on the glass.

S: Big nose of tropical fruit hoppiness - pineapple, mango, papaya - and a touch of green pine needles underneath it all.

T: Juicy pineapple and papaya with a touch of under-ripe melon and melon rind. Hint of peach/apricot. Finishes with a good citrusy bitterness - think grapefruit rind and lemon.

M: Milkshake consistency - this nails the NE IPA in feel. Call it medium in heft, juicy in feel.

O: Really good. A big shout-out to my old friend James, who brought this from VT last week. We drank the Heady first, but I think I may be liking this one better, at least tonight.

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Photo of Mjmoney23
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of LoudRed
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can (born 7/26/18) traded from the wonderful brutalfarce poured into Goose Island nonic pint glass. Deep, thick, "lush" yellow-orange color with a tall fluffy, creamy white head of 3 fingers.

Aroma is like a dead-on Orange Julius. Walking through the mall, up to the food court, grabbing that delicious frosty creamy treat. Amazing. It has hints of orange creamsickle too. Five, baby!

Flavor brings a dank element to the equation, with a strong mineral content as well. Some ethanol off-flavors. Slight peach schnapps. Dry grass. Orange pith. Grapefruit juice. Finishes on tree bark/dead grass.

Feel is creamy and smooth, with a somewhat harsh biting acidity and a hard water quality.

Overall, was amazing up until the taste. Perhaps I let it go too long, though I don't detect any hop spoilage. I don't know how they got that nose, it was fabulous, but the flavor profile really leaves a lot to be desired. Not sure I can finish this one.

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Photo of MichaelNouri
3.85/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

T- If you're after the bitter ones, know that we've got some cherry here. Alcohol, grapefruit, orange peel, slight peach, and slight pine also character the beer. Smooth cream with some vanilla. Very drinkable, sharp resin with pepper.

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Photo of Trovezine
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cooker_stp
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gmcmillan67
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of kmweiss19
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jibs
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MFMB
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours oranges juice like in appearance. Turbid with foamy off white head on heavy pour. Nose is fragrant. Orange and grapefruit peel dominate along with hints of dough, grass and earth. Taste of citrus peel up front. Heavy grapefruit peel sets the tone. Light tropical fruityness to it as well. This one is very balanced and shows a nice malty character along with grassy earth and sharp but light pine notes. I enjoy that this NEIPA has a bit more bitterness than most. Has all the look of a juicy hop shake but a little of that west coast bit to go along with it. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a bitter and hoppy bite at the finish. Enjoyed this one a lot.

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Photo of hopley
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jesterr44
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A uniformly very hazy straw/orange with rather mild juicy citrus aroma & minimal head & lacing. A small head remains while drinking. Nice tropical juicy hop flavour with orange, peach, grapefruit, grassy, etc all filling out a full flavour & smooth full mouthfeel. A very nice NEIPA with flavours similar to Life in the Clouds but with a bit more peach & I would say a slightly fuller feel so I prefer this one slightly. I often like my IPAs to warm from fridge temp but opened this one right away & it was good even at this cold temperature. I will try to have this one again next time to Vermont.

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Photo of Simon212
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ajlvt
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Lush Double IPA from Frost Beer Works
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 361 ratings