Plush Double IPA | Frost Beer Works

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Plush Double IPAPlush Double IPA
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4.3/5
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75 Ratings
Plush Double IPAPlush Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Brad007 on 07-30-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,085
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
75
pDev:
5.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by DanGeo:
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4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of Brad007
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled just yesterday, 7/28/16. Appears to be a variation of Lush as part of the research series.

Pours a cloudy golden hue with a two finger head into my glass. A bit of lacing lines the rim.

Mango notes greet the nose with apricot and honeydew melon.

Deluge of citrus with notes of papaya, pineapple, mango, apricot and honeydew melon. Nice and bitter and not too hot.

Soft mouthfeel makes it deceptively drinkable.

Frost is hitting them out of the park at the moment. I hope that eventually, they will be able to can their beers because that's where they will really shine. Definitely pick this up before it disappears!

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Photo of Kappakoosh
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsnScotch987
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look; a very pleasant golden haze to gaze at with some lacing . Smell; smell is NOT one of my strong points but I did get a slightly piney odor. Taste; for my likes and dislikes this was a strong "Like". Heavy, maybe a tad to heavy, on hops and a not to much malt. Piney for sure with some aftertaste on the piney and not in a bad way for me. Feel; kind of velvety bitterish. I would buy this again but would love to try their Lush for a comparison.

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Photo of Jasonrsmith0519
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a rugged orange murky color with a two finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Some light lace.
The aroma had a nice blend of lemon to orange pulpy sweetness flowing over some mango/papaya sweetness. Subtle freshly cut grass, a light grapefruit clean sweetness and ended with a little bit of clean wheaty malt.
The flavor took all of the prior mentioned aroma to boot and moderately blended to guide and round out the sweet levels to follow into the aftertaste nice and clean.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a pretty good sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt good. Nice softness along my tongue as the "normal" bitterness components of the style aren't exceedingly harsh.
Overall, very nicely done DIPA, well worth my time and money. Super glad these guys have legit prices for the quality of their beers.

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Photo of Vicirus
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trevorpost
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 11 days ago. I believe this is the first canning run of Plush

L — Slighty hazy golden straw body with a one-finger white head produced with moderately aerated pour. Some retention and lacing
S — Sweet floral, honey, peach, ripe apple, citrus flesh, hint of cheese rindy yeast. Somewhat muddled
T — Pine, fresh cut grass, tangerine/orange flesh and rind, crisp bready malts, honey, bubblegum, honeydew melon, light floral, touch of booze. Surprisingly more bitter than Lush, but most of it drops off on the finish. The light sweetness from the malts helps cut through the bitterness as well
F — Less fluffy and smooth than Lush, which is a bit of a bummer since it’s my favorite aspect of that beer. This is slightly more ‘limp’ feeling in the mouth. It’s still quite pleasant, though. Medium mouthfeel, medium carb.
O — Another great IPA from Frost, although it is surprisingly different than Lush despite being the same base recipe(?). Doesn't quite have that same ripe juiciness

86/100

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Photo of rjp217
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a moderately hazy dark orange, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like floral and piney hops, with a grapefruit, pineapple, and orange peel.

This feels like a cross between a West Coast and a NE-style IPA, as there's a healthy bitterness- floral and slightly piney, along with a slight caramelly malt backbone. However, there's a great juicy fruit hop aroma- pineapple and grapefruit mainly, with some slight peel/rind bitterness.

This is medium bodied, fairly crisp, with a good level of carbonation.

Frost is basically 90% an IPA factory. However, they really do it well, and each of their IPAs do find a way to differentiate from the rest.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from Stowe Beverage for around $4

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Photo of mhjipa
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PicoPapa
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can. Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with over an inch of frothy white head. Some lacing. The aroma is light citrus and tropical fruits as well as some pine. The taste is light grapefruit, orange peel, pine, and bread crusts. Lemon peel and grassy hop finish with more toasted malts. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Decent Imperial IPA.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bitburger
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of byronic
4.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mark_
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 0z bottle dated 7/28/16 poured into a 16oz Craft Master glass on 7/30/16. Pours a slightly hazy golden honey amber with a tight fluffy head. Nose is citrus and melon with a really good punch of dankness. Medium carbonation with a slightly bitter finish and a soft mouthfeel. Taste follows the nose very closely. Much like Lush with a wonderful dank punch in my opinion. The Frost guys are producing some very good beers and I'm surprised to say this is my favorite so far. This is beer is labeled as "Research Series - a Tribute to Scott W (RIP)" All I can say is thank you, Scott! ... No need to research this one any more, I love it just like it is.

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Photo of zahara15
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smb71481
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

awesome golden hazed appearance with a dense white head that hangs out. big pungent notes on the nose and palate follows nicely. candied tangerine orange, mango, peach, pineapple, passionfruit, bready malts, plastic dankness, earth, grass, grapefruit, pine. all comes together and has that super soft and creamy feel that is characteristic of frost. these guys are on fire with their hoppy brews, underated and absolutely in the top tiers of ales in the northeast.

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Plush Double IPA from Frost Beer Works
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 75 ratings