Sunday, February 5, 2017

Fremont Brewing Lush IPA

Beer Name: Lush IPA
Brewery: Fremont Brewing Co. (Seattle, WA)
ABV: 7.0%
How sold: 22 oz. bottles; on draft
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $7.99

Date Bought: January 28, 2017
Date Opened: February 4, 2017
When Brewed? Seasonal beer. Available January 1 to March 31.
IBUs: 80

What's on the Bottle/Website: "We bring this tropical treat to you as a reminder of Spring’s coming, its rebirth and promise of sunny days forever. Lush is made with a hand-selected blend of malts and lush, tropical hops to help you bridge the last days of Winter and the coming of the Spring fever. We hope you enjoy this tropical treat, keep your sunglasses handy, and wash away your cares in the coming Spring rains. “For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.” – Douglas Adams" Read more here!

Where distributed: As of February 2017, Fremont Brewing usually ships exclusively to Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Appearance (5%): Poured clear golden into a pint glass. White to off-white head. Some lacing remains. 4.5/5

Smell (25%): Very tropical experience. Getting a combination of passion fruit, apricot, papaya, peach, tangerine, and orange. Lovely complementing malts. 4.75/5

Taste (40%): Huge clean tropical hop burst, and the citrus really dominates the aftertaste in a good way without being overly bitter. A bit of dank. Excellent, clean flavors. This is awesome. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-bodied, good carbonation. Leaves a dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An outstanding  IPA. I was sold from the moment I put my nose to the glass. Since it's a seasonal offering, I'm glad I got it when I did. It's also sold at a reasonable price. Lush IPA is a tropical treat that I could enjoy all winter long. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.538/5

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