Lushsicle | Frost Beer Works

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4.2/5
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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 bobv on 04-06-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,963
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
31
pDev:
6.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
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6
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by BoldRulerVT:
Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 16 oz can into a snifter.
Pours a medium to deep straw color with half a finger of head. Hazy with no floaties.
Aromas a light levels of lemon, citrus and hops.
Flavors are in line with aromas. Not huge here. Some lemon and hops. Almost no alc. for a 8% beer.
Mouthfeel was good.
Overall, this beer was good but for a DIPA I was hoping for bigger flavor.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of digboy
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly dark orange-gold color, cloudy with a 2 finger frothy bone-white head that leaves large streak lacing.

Aroma is on the sweet side with strong pineapple notes along with some citrus.

The taste is also sweet with the same pineapple notes but it is tempered with sweet candy flavor. The malt stays in the background pretty well and the bitterness is pretty low. The finish has an odd taste to it as the candy flavor begins to degrade and a tart (cherry flavor maybe?) kicks in.

The feel is very soft an d creamy from the lactose and there is a small amount of alcohol coming through, which is understandable given its ABV. There is a also a noticeable seltzer fizz that sticks around.

This is an unusual beer in many ways, mostly for the candy flavor. All in all a pretty clean flavor with a finish that doesn't do too much for me but it is a minor complaint over all. Very impressive and not what I was expecting out of the Vermont beer scene. Pleasantly surprised though... can't wait to try the Lush I picked up on my trip along with a few others from Frost.

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mlefebvre7
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a moderately hazy orange color, with a small head, ad lots of lacing.

This smells like stone fruit creamsicle, with peach, apricot, melon, floral hops, and sweet grapefruit.

This has such a nice creamy flavor to it- the lactose plays a very important part here. There's lots of soft fruit character- it's pretty juicy, with a sweet and creamy finish.

This is definitely creamier and softer than regular Lush, which is already pretty creamy and soft to begin with. There's a high level of drinkability here, and a great rich body.

This is yet another worthy entry into the large stable of IPAs that Frost produces.

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Photo of IBUBrew
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of larryrestuccia
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.76/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of PicoPapa
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Pours a hazy dark orange color with over an inch of thick, frothy head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is almost like a creamsicle along with some peach, tangerine and guava mixed in. The taste is orange peel and lime zest followed by sweet cream. Orange sherbet finish with light tropical notes. Creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation. Slightly dry. This variation of Lush works quite well.

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Photo of Maudrey
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of littlestevie14
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smb71481
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

beautiful looking beer, this one was definitely reminiscent of creamsicle with other citric and tropical notes including candied orange, grapefruit and peach. .. it has sweetness but it was never overbearing and was balanced by some malty sweetness and bitterness from pithy grapefruit and other herbaceous character. great offering!

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Photo of Velivolus
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gbiello
3.45/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chippo33
3.61/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polloenfuego
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks is hay gold and slightly hazy, with a lovely 2 or 3 fingers of fluffy white head. Retention is good and there is ample lacing. A nice looking beer.

Smell is grassy wet hay first, but then it gets interesting. Citrus and tropicals come through a bit more as the beer opens up.

The flavor is one which brings across the citrus aspects of the nose. I get nice orange and pith flavors. I think I can pick up a bit of the lactose there as well.

The feel is nice and creamy with a nice full body. The finish is coating and there is a lingering pith bitterness.

A nice beer, I may just not have liked it as much as I wanted to. I think it's solid and that many BAs will love this, but for me it misses something to make it fantastic.

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Photo of bluehende
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T-34-85
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brad007
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

"I'm Melting! Canned 4/4/18"
Pours a hazy orange-gold with a huge head into my glass. Soft, creamy citrus upfront, primarily mango. Sweet, frothy hop juice with a hell of a citrus kick in the middle and end. The lactose "softens" the overall bitterness, echoing the creamsicle effect they were looking for. Pick it up!!

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Photo of ScottP
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hendry
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a hazy golden body with some sticky lacing. Nose of tropical fruit, candied citrus, and just a tiny bit of hay immediately after pouring. Very nice taste of tropical fruit with a dry, citrus pith finish. Creamy feel and half way through it DOESN'T fall victim to my complete and utter disdain for lactose IPAs that are severely lacking in anything resembling a carbonated mouthfeel. Overall, brewers take note; lactose in moderation really works.
Cheers to Hinesburg!

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Lushsicle from Frost Beer Works
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 31 ratings