Frost Beer Works

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IPA - New England
Ranked #194
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4.35 | pDev: 6.9%
Frost Beer Works
Vermont, United States
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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dalevins10 from New Jersey

4.69/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. I was up in Vermont 2 week and a local recommended this brewery which I had never heard of being from nj. Saw it in a local no shop and had to buy. Look is light Oj with half inch of creamy foam. Smell is pineapple and white bread. Taste is well balanced with smell profile following through. Slightly dank but not overly- smooth and clean on the way down. This drinks more like 5% ( but I feel the 8..). One of the better neipas I’ve had. Will keep my eye out for other frost offerings- glad to see them in nj

Jul 11, 2021
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz. can into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

Nose is Beer opens citrus, dank papaya, and grass. Fresh and earthy tropical fruit. citrus, pine, and grapefruit. I get cane sugar, corn, and melon in the middle. Peach and more citrus at the finish. Body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. Smooth and soft on the palate and goes down dry and refreshing.

Very solid but there's a touch of an off flavor in this one that I can't quite place.

May 23, 2021
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Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

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

Great color. Opaque deep golden hue. Fluffy one inch head that lingers; nice lacing. Tropical citrus smell. Crisp, hoppy bite but nice balance with a tart citrus flavor.

I don’t like to make general descriptions for regions, but there must be something in/or about the water in Vermont. It seems every beer from there has that “something “. This is fantastic and I’m quite glad my local distributor is getting their products.

Apr 23, 2021
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PSanger from Connecticut

4.57/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As good as advertised. Wow. Perfect balance between juice bomb and balanced hoppiness. Excellent feel and taste is candy and passion fruit. Honestly - this beer just tastes good.
The drink ability is their. I finished one and am dying for another. Quite drinkable for a double. Well done

Apr 16, 2021
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GregBarleycorn13 from New York

4.69/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Found some nice and fresh at Stew Leonards. Never heard of the brewery so went home to look it up. Reading the reviews I had to go back and get a four pack. Fantastic! I wasn't sure when the reviews said it was a blend of old school dank and newer fragrant hops but that's exactly what it was. So good. Looks golden brown with good lacing as it goes down. you could smell the hops as soon as you got close to the glass. Even some nice dankness!. The taste was one the best IPAs I've had recently. Gotta love those Vermont IPAs.

Jan 08, 2021
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Fltpl8 from New York

4.9/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wow, just wow.... can dated 11/25/2020. Lush only appears in my area on occasion and I grab up as much as possible it’s that good. Love Vermont beers and this transcends all. Juicy, aromatic, great mouth feel. I’m not one to break down every note this beer displays just know if you buy it, you will love it. Mic drop...

Dec 16, 2020
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mickyge from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours like thin orange juice , 1 inch foamy head
Aromas of apricot mango and clay for some reason
Taste is tropical as in apricot, guava and mango
Mouthfeel is smooth but chewy, slightly astringent finish
Overall it’s a nice New England IPA very tasty and easy drinking

Dec 06, 2020
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Jf153 from Rhode Island

4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Frost makes amazing IPAs. I’m fortunate to get limited distribution in southern MA but pick it up at any and every opportunity. Lush is a perfect example of their skilled craft. Mouthfeel is exactly as it should be for top tier NEIPA. For a tiny brewery in a crowded VT market these guys are crushing it.

Nov 27, 2020
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 9-14-20.

A - Dark opaque golden tan color with very frothy lacing on top and sticking to the sides fo the glass.

S - Juicy tropical fruit dominates the nose: guava, apricot, some light peppery fruit rind notes.

T - Follows the nose with guava and apricot from start to finish along with some juicy earthiness and a slight bit of lime.

M - Big body with a soft texture. This beer leaves the top of the tongue dry with alot of watering along the sides of the mouth.

O - This beer is solid but overrated IMO.

Oct 12, 2020
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BigGold from Mississippi

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

Had Lush poured from pint can, bottom stamped "HARD RESTART 08/03/20," gift from friend, into nonic pint.

Classic orange juice haze bomb but with a truly remarkable huge creamy head, that lasts longer than the liquid will and paints your glass in gorgeous lace top to bottom. Aroma is complex, with citrus, grass and dankness off the pour, joined by tropical fruits and spices as warms. Drinking is a subtle experience for a DIPA, with beginning fruit sweetness balanced not by hop bitterness but hop spice, dry malt and crisp citrus rind, for a crisp finish.

Oct 11, 2020
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Siriusfisherman from Vermont

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Super hazy yellow/orange with a creamy white head and good lacing.

S: Orange, lime, herbal/spicy hops as well as some apricot notes.

T: Firm bitterness, moves into big orange and citrus flavors. Some resin and spiciness as well. The malt clean and bready.

F: Medium bodied and dry.

Overall: A very tasty and juicy NEIPA. Not the best offering in the state of vermont by any means, but it does deliver very well on all the traits of the style. Highly reccomend.

Aug 28, 2020
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dms from Connecticut

4.9/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wow. Excellent surprise here. I grabbed this from my local package store in CT on the suggestion of the beer manager. In terms of quality, it's as good as beer gets.

I would describe it as a cross between a Foley Bros Fair Maiden and a Julius. It's got that Vermont thing going on - slightly older school IPA, bittering with a solid malt backbone. But it's also fairly juicy. The juice taste here is all orange.

It pours a nice cloudy orange with just a little head. At 8.0 it's a relatively low double. The smell isn't overwhelming, but it's smooth, rounded and just plain good. The mouthfeel isn't terribly juicy. But it does lean in that direction. Carbonation is smooth. But the taste - that's what wins it here. This beer does an interesting dance between bitter and sweet orange. it's back and forth from sip to aftertaste. It balances incredibly well. It is, hands down, the best off-the-shelf beer I have found in a local store in the last 6 months.

Jun 24, 2020
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 2-week old can, date stamped 6/1/20. "CHILL BRO." Pours a very hazy orange with a good white head of foam. Smells like a tropical fruit basket, with fresh orange, white grape, floral and dank notes as well. Taste follows. Smooth feel. Top-tier NEIPA.

Jun 16, 2020
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jbertsch from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Missing necessary bittering hops. Nice aroma and hop flavor but not enough early boil hops to balance the hop character. Not quenching enough to teally make you want another sip. But most NEIPA fan boys will be happy enough with this.

May 16, 2020
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Grosshammer from New York

4.8/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

from the hazy color to amazing flavors, great beer. This is one of the best drinks from amazing Vermont. You can taste mango and fruity notes. At 8%, this is the best tasting beer

May 02, 2020
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Specialmick from Connecticut

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

Look...Hazy yellow brown that you cannot see through. Perfect look No floaties
Smell...Very nice hoppy smell. Luscious smell perhaps? Little yeasty smell but more evident in the taste
Taste...sweet melon mmmm, fruity. Something about that nice Vermont trap rock ridge filtration aquifer.
Sweetness for sure but the balance is very nice. If i was really thirsty this would be in danger and so would my sobriety.
Feel...A very customary NEIPA feel (Smooth and Full)
Overall....I would def be picking this up if it was local unfortunately it is not but a friend from Vermont is a good thing.
This is really good

Apr 30, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

3.66/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle at share. Light hazy golden, small white head. Tropical, fruity notes in both aroma and taste. Hops even favor the citrus , so this one is kind of juicy. Melons and mangos, nice feel overall.

Jan 08, 2020
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PowderyFresh from Connecticut

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

Find it, trade it, look for it. Delicious. Drink slow, savor and then have another. A true beer snobs beer.....always fresh and outstanding much like every thing else FBW puts out.

Dec 30, 2019
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

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

16oz can dated 12/4/19.

Pours cloudy yellow with an inch of white fluff. Very nice retention with tattered sheets of lacing. Grape bubblegum with tangerine and grapefruit in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy, soft mouthfeel. White grapes with candied peach and mango on the palate. Finishes with zero malt, minumal bitterness, and plenty of lush tropicals.

Dec 30, 2019
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mushroomcloud from Texas

4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz canned on 9/9/19 with the inscription "The New Normal" - opened 10-10-19.
2 1/2 finger white head that cones out over the rim of my glass. Completely opaque orange-gold NEDIPA. Fresh, sticky lacing. Excellent retention - no movement at all for a couple of minutes.
Fairly classic IPA aromas of citrus (mainly orange) and some pine...slight creamy Orangesicle note.
Flavors are spot on to the aroma with orange, light pine and a creamy note that may be perceived through the mouthfeel more than actually tasted as vanilla.
Full body. Round, soft mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Some alcohol heat / prickle is noticeable.
Very drinkable but doesn't explode with the aromas and flavors of some NEIPA I've had recently.

Oct 10, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

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

I tried this beer at the Farm House restaurant in downtown Burlington,VT. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that left some lace. The scent had tropical fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical fruit peel presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a solid beer.

Oct 02, 2019
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safaricook from Netherlands

3.72/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Being already 3 months old and shipped across the big pond under unknown circumstances it is not the biggest surprise that this beer was not as expressive on the aroma as it probably was when it was younger. What was left was definitely good with a smooth full body rather than a sludge, mild bitterness, some sweetness and the alcohol was very well hidden. Would like to taste this fresh.

Aug 30, 2019
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WayneRooneyFan from New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What else can I say...Vermont breweries keep knocking the ball into the back of the net at an impressive rate in 2019. This time, it is Frost Beer Works' Lush providing a clinical finish. The hazy double NEIPA was poured from a 16 oz. can into a typical pint glass, presenting dark yellow/amber orange in color. Although there was very little lacing, the head maintained long after the initial pour. While many would consider this beer juicy in nature, I would say the melon-like characteristics keep Lush more luxurious and velvety. As a result, the 8.0% ABV doesn't reveal itself early in the drinking process. Unlike similar offerings, I'm not getting a peppery bite as the beer warms (which, to me, is a good thing). Lush is extremely well balanced and impeccably brewed.

Aug 22, 2019
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.81/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottom of can: Hundies $$$
Opened and reviewed on 8/2/19

A very hazy straw gold with some orange and white highlights. Dense white foam, solid ring with lace. Plenty of foamy coverage with small bits of lace leftover.

The nose is very impressive. Full of tropical fruitiness, pineapple, sweet citrus, mango, strawberries and cream. Sweet creaminess from the golden malted grains. Freshly crushed up hop cones with sticky lupilin powder and a sharp, tangy but very sweet fruity smell from these hops is really intense and fresh overall.

First sip.... Sooo juicy!! Light bodied, airy and easy feeling, but soft, smooth and.. yep... You guessed it lush and plush. Perhaps even dry, yet effervescent the way it simply disappears off of the palate. Amazing body, texture and feel!! Crazy good feels.

The flavor... I mean, damn! The flavor seems to ride on forever. Intense complexity from the hops, deep and fresh... Lush and lingering. The fruitiness from the hops is out of control good. Dense and deep pineapple, mango, red tropicals, grapefruit, fruity candies, and whipped cream over strawberries. I'm getting all that and more. The malt once again, is very light bringing in golden wheat and slightly malted summer grains of the field. The malt tastes like it could be from a fine pilsner, Golden Belgian style and or, a nice American Cream ale. At any rate, the light but highly effective malt charechter allows these wonderful hops to really shine... And shine on like a crazy diamond in the sun.

It's very rare for all of the best aspects to find peak craftsmanship. The hop flavor, complexity and juiciness is off the charts, mouthfeel and drinkabilty.. crazy good... 8%abv. Does not seem possible. The aromatics are intense and only seems to get better as the liquid warns slightly.

Overall=pure fire in a glass.

Aug 02, 2019
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Jlabs from New York

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

Poured into a tulip glass via can

color is a cloudy/hazy yellow with white lacing

smell is a tropical paradise of citrus and melons

taste follows the nose

low carbonation and the mouthfeel is a bit thin but sticky

Jun 10, 2019
Lush from Frost Beer Works
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 522 ratings