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Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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world-class

3,522 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,522
Reviews: 493
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 244
Gots: 974 | FT: 3
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ccrida on 12-31-2009

This mouthwateringly delicious IPA gets its flavor from a heavy helping of Citra and Mosaic hops. Don't worry, no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer.

60 IBU
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Ratings: 3,522 | Reviews: 493
Photo of Beeeeeerman
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fun and tasty IPA by this Oregon brewer. Definitely drink this one often. Easy to get in cali

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a darker copper color. The head is two fingers high and eggshell in shade. Retention is moderately low, but plenty of lacing manages to stick to the glass. Despite the relative darkness, it's still an aesthetically pleasing brew. (4)

Smell: At first, I don't get much. But once it opens up, it's character really starts to pop. I really pick up a nice orange juice character to it, along with some berries, mango, and pineapple. Hell, I think I'm getting some nice ale esters, such as cherry or apricot. Even better, there are no nasty Mosaic off-notes (read: sweet onion). This nose rewards patience - it's not impressive at all initially, but opens up to become very impressive. (4)

Taste: I initially get a lot of orange character, both peel and flesh. What separates this from most IPAs is not only in its defined malt character, but a defined ester character. Notes of table sugar, cookie, and cherry really help this stand out among the IPA cavalcade. Even better, it conceals the less desirable Mosaic characteristics almost completely. The end result is an IPA that's downright deep. (4.25)

Mouthfeel: It has a lot of malt sweetness lingering throughout, along with a very long finish. While it doesn't feature elite drinkability, that's mainly due to how much is going on with this brew's flavor profile. Still, a decent crispness is featured, and the carbonation helps it go down somewhat easily. (3.75)

Overall: This is a lot more complex than the standard IPA - not even my disdain of Mosaic hops can detract from this. It's one of the few IPAs I want to genuinely savor instead of get down as quickly as possible. I'll definitely be on the lookout for this one again. (4)

4.08/5: Who says an IPA can't be complex?

Photo of dmgeng
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of those beers not available where I'm from so when I was in Chicago I finally got a chance to grab some.

A - Beautiful honey amber color. Clear with a 1" fine white head and good lacing.

S - Big wet/fresh hop fragrance with tangerine, grapefruit, and pineapple, along with some lighter herbal and floral notes. You can tell there is Mosaic but WITHOUT the off-putting onion character!

T - Very good flavor much like the smell with the tangerine hop character predominant and then the citrus, grapefruit, herbal, floral, and some pineapple. There is also much more malt backbone than I was expecting with a malt sweetness to go with the hop bitterness. On the finish there is the battle of hops verses malt and accompanied by a subtle yeast character.

M - Medium to light mouth-feel with a moderate to light carbonation. Really what I like about this beer is how it is an IPA with significant balance and the body fits the style well.

Overall, a great IPA. I enjoyed the fresh tangerine, grapefruit hop character accompanied by the sweet malt and yeast that many popular IPAs don't have. This one also has no detracting qualities but sits proud as a single IPA and doesn't try to punch through the DIPA division. If I just wanted a quick, flavorful IPA this would probably sit high on my list.

Glass- Perfect pint glass

Photo of Elsuperjefe
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper Jurassic Park - like amber, nice and clear. Impressive thick 1.5 eggshell head that lasted for a while that left large lace rings as I empires the glass. I drank this three months before its "best by" date simply because I couldn't wait given the raving reviews. S very citrus with mango and orange dominating. T- citrus flavor dominated but not too fruity. Carbonation was very fine and pleasant. Rich body with medium weight. Overall one of the best IPA's I've had. Cannot wait for July when it'll be at its prime. Will definitely be on the lookout for more of these. Love love loved it.

Photo of YeahRightt
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pretty dark. Unexpectedly so considering the scent and taste. The darkness implies malts that do not stand too much, which gives the beer an incredible contrast that is present in every aspect.

Smell: Lots of citrus up front, orange dominates with malts lingering in the background like the quiet kid at a party that ends up being pretty cool. Booze is actually distinguishable although it is low ABV.

Taste: I actually didn't like this beer the first time i tried it, and it was on tap at a local bar in DC. I tried it again when told by a friend I should revisit, and boy am I glad I did. The hops are a constant from the first sip, but relatively tame. Orange is as present as it is in the nose, tropical fruits are present but sin in watch of its orange flavor. The beer is extremely juicy. Malt is present but refrains from ruining the style. The beer manages to have a crisp finish because of all the juiciness. This beer is really, really good. I'm glad I allowed it a comeback.

Feel: Relatively thin, making the beer very drinkable. It is relatively session-able because of the ABV, which makes this a go-to when I see it available in the area, which it has been recently.

Overall: A great beer that I overlooked because of some of its unconventional characteristics. Ended up being one of my recent favorites that I highly recommend to anyone who sees it around. Its like if Nugget Nectar and grapefruit sculpin had a love child.

Photo of Jjaeckels
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. A very tasty IPA.

Photo of faulkster4
4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

i cant stop drinking these.....the perfect beer. no further comments.good morning, good afternoon, good night.

Photo of Andnkuhn
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

one of my favorite IPAs. a MUST try.

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drink by date 6/10/15
This seemed like it was not fresh not a lot on the nose taste lot of pine good color

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured in a pint glass. Outstanding fresh hop aroma from the citra and mosaic, but wanted a more bitter finish.

Photo of BierGirl2
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Gorgeous. Citra and Mosaic combine nicely for a citrusy almost floral front, a little tangy, good carbonation, nice long fresh finish. Love this. Aptly named. Not the bitter big hit king of IPA, more delicate.

Photo of VegasLou
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I could drink this regularly. Damn fine ipa.

Photo of chaseparker9
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very refreshing and fruity taste. One of my new favorite IPAs.

Photo of Libeertarian
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours just a shade lighter (and pinker) than copper, with light tan, sudsy head, leaving huge pillows of lace behind. Grapefruit and fainter orange citrus aromas at the fore, masking still-detectable caramel. Taste is not as fruity as either the aromas or the description would let on, but still more so than your average IPA. Much more piney and resinous on the palate, but bitterness is subdued at first, and citrus, as well as mango and rind still come into play. Sweet fruity character dissipates as it lingers, but hop bitterness doesn't really set in motion until the drink has been washed down your gullet for several seconds, giving your tongue time to aerate and warm. By then, it's almost like gagging on a metal spoon, but in a good way. A smooth, easy-drinking beverage with medium body and medium carbonation.

Photo of do_ob
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark copper with a sticky 1 finger head of off-white foam. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is floral a fruit - pine, flowers, citrus, grapefruit, apples, and honey. Medium weight and a decently creamy mouthfeel. Lots of mango and grapefruit up front with apples, peaches, and citrus on the back end. Has a bit of a tart finish. Very drinkable at 6.4%.

Overall, a pleasant spring/summer IPA. More fruit-forward than some of your other IPA's, but not a bad thing. I missed the bitterness on this one, but otherwise very satisfying.

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flavorful IPA; noticable but pleasant aftertaste. Was not a huge fan of the other beverages I had consumed from this brewer, but this is a thumbs up!

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.93/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Honey/amber color pour into an ipa glass with a very foamy 1" tall off white colored head. Settles to a constant froth layer on top with quite a bit of lacing going on as well. Smells of pine, grass, and citrus with a grapefruit/tangerine combo must up front. Taste is of grapefuit, melon, grass, and pine. Pretty heavy medium bodied brew with some hop bitterness on the palate but balanced just right. I found that even with some pretty high ratings already I think Fresh Squeezed lived up to my expectations. Overall, an easy to drink ipa that is well balanced, flavorful, and yet pretty complex.

Photo of mrfrancis
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear amber with a mountainous khaki head.

S: Surprisingly delicate, layered aromas of caramel, biscuits, minerals, cream, lemon, lime, mandarin orange, tangerine, nectarine, pine, and herbs present themselves on the nose.

T: Notes of lemon, lime, mandarin orange, tangerine, nectarine, herbs, grass, pine, spruce, minerals, caramel, biscuits, crackers, and cream wash across the palate. The finish is balanced, imparting lingering sensations of lemon, lime, mandarin orange, herbs, and caramel.

M: Medium-bodied and sticky. Carbonation is active, yet somewhat delicate. This is very easy to drink for the style, though I would prefer crisper, firmer carbonation.

O: This is another really good IPA from Deschutes. I certainly have no problem with it.

Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a color perfectly identical to a copper penny. Nice foamy khaki colored layer of foam.

Aroma is sweet, fruity, and well, not quite as hoppy as I was expecting.

Peachy, woody, juicy, hop flavor. Its finished off by a carmelly, bready aftertaste. Some sips leave me with a bitter hop taste, others leave a bread-like note.

Mouthfeel is good, drinkability is good. I cant really say anything bad about this ipa, but I also cant really say anything astounding about it either.

Photo of mattcrill
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: Lots of fresh melon, ripe bananas, and grapefruit abound from the glass. Fermentation character is clean. A bit of lemon appears as the beer warms but the predominant aroma is banana and melons.

Appearance: Cloudy amber pour with a fluffy and rocky white head. Head retention is good. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Firm bitterness asserts itself up front. Grapefruit, melon, and light pine flavors are all well knit together. There is a light toasted bread character that provides some background balance. Balance is to the firm hop bitterness. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste lingers with a pithy citrus bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. There is a slightly oily character. No warmth, creaminess, or alcohol heat.

Overall impression: A very citrus forward American IPA. I was surprised at the malt presence and darker color that gives it more of an "East Coast" slant. Overall, well done and enjoyable.

Photo of Mikaveli
2.79/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Fresh Squeeze was the best beer on tap.

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am drinking this a month before its best by date.
A: Pours brilliant copper gold and produces a 1” off-white foam collar that hugs the glass leaving ribbons of lace.
S: Citrus, melon, pine, herbal, light fruit, biscuit
T: Starts by filling the mouth up with cream carrying fruity hop flavors quickly dissolving into rich light malt and yeast driven citrus and then by the middle melon, citrus and lime from the hops carry the beer to the finish. The beer is more about the hop flavors than bitterness but does finish with a lingering citrus rind bitterness. The interaction of fruit flavors combined with the bitterness hint at chardonnay.
M: A creamy medium bodied beer with smooth, soft carbonation.
O: this is a big, fruity beer that must be consumed fresh. The bottle has a best by date. Look at it. If the bottle is out of date, put it back on the shelf.

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.03/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I have to say I was really looking forward to trying this as I have seen the reviews and they are quite impressive.

L-pours an amber color with a decent head that quickly turns to...nothing.

S-HARD pressed to smell anything...ut oh...this is concerning.

T-??? Where is the fruity hop goodness everyone talks about? Really trying to like this but failing to do so.

F-one of the better attributes of this beer. Carbonation is nice and smooth.

O-I have to say, I just don't get it. Hard to find any hop smell or taste. Bad bottle? Not sure but I have 5 more bottles to finish and I am not that eager to dive into them. A decent beer but SO MANY better options. I would take NWPA or Chasin Freshies anyday over this.

Photo of Ri0
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Best by 6/10/15.

A - A rusty amber with 2 finger white head. Nice retention that fades into a ring an dleaves spotty lacing.

S - A nice citrus hoppy aroma of blood orange and grapefruit. Some hints of caramel malt and it has that distinct Deschutes dank aroma I get from Red Chair and Hop Trip.

T - A dank citra hop flavor of citrus notes similar to grapefruit and blood oranges. Some leafy notes and a caramel malt backbone. Finish is a grapefruit rind bitterness.

M - Medium body with good carbonation. A dry and bitter finish.

O - Solid Citra IPA from Deschutes.

Photo of tedvr
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color, a little darker than a typical IPA, very clear. Nice citrus smell. Tastes are citrus with a strong hops presence. Mild carbonation which covers the whole mouth. Overall a nice IPA.

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