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Frost Beer Works

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From:
Frost Beer Works
 
Vermont, United States
Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #287
ABV:
8%
Score:
96
Ranked #992
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 6.93%
Reviews:
140
Ratings:
430
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 31, 2022
Added:
Dec 13, 2015
Wants:
  40
Gots:
  137
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Notes: 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: 30
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Rated: 4 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by yancarlos

Jul 16, 2022
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Reviewed by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a 16oz can dated 4/28/22 into a pint glass. Can message: Down not out.

Pours an opaque yellowish orange with one finger of white head. Ok retention, great lacing.

Nice smell. Marijuana is the first thing I pick up. Some dirt and grass and light citrus also present
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Sweet melon taste-cantaloupe with citrus in the background. Light Bitterness. Bitterness creeps up on warming.

Very soft mouthfeel. Light melon aftertaste. Low carbonation. Full bodied.

While I'm not a huge fan of sweet juicy beers, this one really works well. Winner.
May 30, 2022
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Reviewed by DumbleDoob

3.55/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Drinking from the can.
Has a very strong, dank smell.
Does not taste as strong as it smells, very juicy.
Goes down easy, has a little warmth but can hardly tell how strong it is. Very little alcohol taste considering the percentage.
I don’t see it as a 96 but I would definitely buy it again.
May 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.4 by SFHbeerME from Maine

May 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Good head production and OK retention.

Aroma is pleasant but a touch muted, with notes of melon, lemon, pineapple, mango, pine, and bright green herbs.

Lovely creamy and soft mouthfeel, carrying a bit of bite.

Tasting notes primarily match the nose, but significantly amplified, with a lovely semi-sweet juiciness formed by the interplay of the modern hops and the strong malt backbone.
May 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by KatieGregBeers from New Mexico

May 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by hockeypuck from Maine

May 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.47 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Apr 27, 2022
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Milkshake cloudy with a tight-bubbled head. Broad streaky lacing, nearly blanketing.

Very weedy and vegetal smell. Light pale malt background.

Semisweet start with a fruit punch presence. Some alcohol warmth. The hop bitterness is not as pronounced as the smell suggests. Creamy body with a good level of carbonation. The finish and aftertaste are well balanced for a New England styled DIPA.
Apr 24, 2022
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Reviewed by cjeep from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
ok, it's fine but i don't see a 96 for this brew. sorry.
L: drinking from the can. very stoic.
S: kind of interesting combo of grapefruit and some papaya. ok.
T: this is where it leaves me flat. kind of a mishmash and just not working for me. sweet stuff at the beginning and a bitter finish but feels disconnected.
F: fine, i guess
O: for me, not worth seeking out. your mileage may vary
Apr 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by njbusa from New Jersey

Apr 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.06 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Apr 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Apr 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by Johncnh from New Hampshire

Apr 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Mar 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can. Pours muddy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and ripe fruit. Body is full and slightly crisp. Taste is of floral hops, tropical fruit and pale malt. Finish is long and dry. Nice brew.
Feb 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.59 by timdrake from New Jersey

Feb 18, 2022
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Reviewed by irs from New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
pours thick, cloudy and murky with a moderate off-white head. Smell is pure grapefruit with the slightest hint of maltiness. Flavor is a malty grapefruit juice upfront with the hop bitterness coming in after, very well balanced. Mouthfeel is a spot-on chewyness. Goes down very easy, the ABV is hard to believe. Very nice.
Jan 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Jan 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.82 by RBorsato from Virginia

Dec 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Dec 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Lobina from Arizona

Dec 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a beer advent exchange. Can dates 11/02/21.

A - Ugly. One finger white head - almost mousey in consistency. Cloudy brownish yellow.

S - Wonderful and intense

T - Resiny sweet. Sweeter than expected.
Dec 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by Tiernan from Texas

Nov 23, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by HopHead_ from Pennsylvania

Nov 21, 2021
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a very hazy light amber golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has citrus and tropical hints
The taste follows the nose with a pleasant and well balanced citrus and tropical flavors
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A great NE IPA
Nov 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.16 by BaconBoy from Pennsylvania

Oct 24, 2021
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Can dated 9/13/21 into pint glass. Pours a murky gold with a persistent off-white head. Great lacing. Initial impression is mango, tropical fruits, floral notes, and restrained malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Finish is slightly sweet, with a hint of pine resin. Overall, an almost perfectly balanced DIPA from a very capable brewery.
Oct 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
How did I miss this Vt Masterpiece?
a) massive lace, scant white head, hazy yellow body.
s) Aromas of mango and tropical fruit salad with spruce and peach.
t) Follows aroma and adds flowers, some spruce, pine.
f) Creamy, satisfying, inviting, vibrant.
o) Among the best of recent DIPAs.
Oct 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
can into glass
Murky, medium dark orange, with a touch of gold around the edges. Light level of malted tangerine peel aroma. Off dry, moderate tangerine peel, with very little bite. Some medium toast, caramel malt flavor. An off-dry, tangerine peel finish, with nearly no bite. Medium mouthfeel.
Oct 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.16 by beerdedking from Pennsylvania

Oct 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.6 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut

Oct 13, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This looks luscious. There's no starchy and billowing white head, in fact there's little head at all. This has come to mean a good thing for this style. The color is a yellow-amber and some gold character is there, too. There may be a sparse head, but there is plenty of carbonation. The smell isn't pronounced, but it surely defines itself as malty and hoppy. The taste is nearly perfectly balanced between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Unfortunately, both tastes are on the mild side. That doesn't make it bad, it only keeps it from being great. Overall, it's a well balanced NEIPA that represents the style very well. There's some hoppiness and some malt body, with the AVB very well hidden. Way above average for the style and in general, but just short of greatness.
Oct 04, 2021
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Rated by rktrat from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Solid!
Sep 23, 2021
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy orange with a small head and a lot of lacing.

Smells of slightly dank floral piney hops and pineapple.

Tastes of slightly bitter hops upfront followed by pineapple, mango and orange with a barely bitter finish.

Medium body with light carbonation. Smooth slightly lush mouth feel.

This is a very drinkable well juicy/bitter balanced IPA.
Sep 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.28 by Timfromthemainland from New York

Sep 09, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Sep 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.27 by rockrob from Massachusetts

Sep 05, 2021
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