Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by FanofHefe:
4.16/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle, best by 7/19/14, poured into a Duvel tulip. Hazy light orange/yellow body with a three-finger off-white head. Good retention and lots of lacing as the head recedes.
Nice hop aroma starting with a citrus orange note and blending into a more tropical fruit aroma. The tropical fruit aroma blends with a caramel malt note for an overall sweet expectation from the aroma.
Ah, but the flavor deviates a bit from the aroma. The citrus flavors definitely dominate the flavor but a slight bitterness blends into the flavor along the lines of light grapefruit and light grassy note. A caramel maltiness brings it all together.
Medium thickness in the mouthfeel with very little alcohol noted. Very solid and tasty IPA that will be a regular when in season for me. Highly recommend.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2014 02:46:56 | More by FanofHefe
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4.45/5 rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a tulip glass. The pour produces such a huge off-white head that I had to pour it in a few separate tries! The head takes several minutes to fade down, and leaves a ton of lace on the glass. The liquid is a clear ruby amber with lots of tiny bubbles rising slowly. A little darker than I tend to like for IPAs, but really great-looking!
Aroma is very fruity indeed! I get, oddly, raspberries as the main note. Behind that, there's the obligatory grapefruit and citrus, along with some earthiness and a tiny bit of resin. There are also some really nice floral notes in there as well - you could almost wear this as a perfume.
Taste is raspberries again on the palate, then oranges and those weird Asian citrus fruits like yuzu. There's a nice floral delicateness in there mid-palate as well. On the swallow, the perfect amount of biscuity malts come through, followed by the slightest tinge of bitterness, before you're left with a dense, fruity aftertaste. This is just stupidly fruity, and with virtually zero bitterness. My wife, who hates almost anything with any noticeable hop character, liked this beer because of the lack of overt bitterness - there's just enough to keep all the fruitiness from being cloying.
Mouthfeel is great, too - medium-bodied with lots of carbonation, to style.
Overall, really an incredible and unusual beer. I don't understand how they got hops to have these flavors. It's so fruity it hardly tastes like hops at all. My only criticism is that it doesn't really satisfy my itch for hops when I want an IPA. But, of course, it's still an amazing beer overall!
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 02:41:10 | More by MasterfulIdiot
Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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