In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Fremont Brewing Lush IPA

Aroma: “Piney and dank with a slightly sweaty note. Some lemon, tropical fruit, peach, apricot, light cattiness, and a hint a grainy malt sweetness.”

Flavor: “The initial taste was surprising with a sweetness that gets immediately overwhelmed by bitterness. Classic West Coast blend of pine and citrus. Tropical fruit, mango, pine are firm but balanced in the bitterness. Light body with a sweet caramel finish that hangs out and cuts the hops down a tick.”

Overall: “It’s not as dry and mouth-wateringly bitter as other west coast IPAs with the touch of lingering sweetness to soften things up. A very pleasant, balanced West Coast IPA. Great classic American hops character.”