Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Fresh Squeezed IPAFresh Squeezed IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

474 Reviews
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Reviews: 474
Hads: 3,953
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 283
Gots: 1,260 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
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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Reviews by Gobzilla:
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Photo of Jason
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz brown bomber with a freshness date.

Head and the end result of lacing on the glass is epic, hop hazed reddish amber glows in the light. Heavenly aroma of Citra and Mosaic hops, the Nugget hops used are most likely just for bittering. Faintly catty, fresh squeezed oranges, mint, suggestion of cedar, thick stone fruit, mild alcohol, hint of bread and caramel, yeast and nuttiness all make for perhaps one of the best smelling beers to-date. Very smooth, some creaminess with a moderate amount of carbonation. Spicy, pungent, nutty, bitter, faint cedar, woody, orange pith, apricots, vague cattiness, juicy, underlying breadiness, peach pits, mild caramel, herbal, drying finish

Wow, without a doubt the most interesting hop forward beer I have had this year ... perhaps one of the best as well. We all know and love Citra but the Mosaic really shines here. Deschutes yet again has no problem going above and beyond when it comes to bringing on the hops. (960 characters)

Photo of brewskifan55
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Thanks, Darren.

A: Bright gold with an off-white one-finger head that lingers down to medium sized bubbles. Thick lacing. Pretty.

S: A citrus factory featuring grapefruit, mango and pineapple.

T: Semi-sweet, smooth, balanced. A terrific caramel malt/grapefruit hop tango. Very low bitterness. Just got it in before the freshness date expired.

M: Medium with medium/thick carbonation. Very full and rich.

O: Another great reason that non-hopheads can enjoy IPA's. The balance is terrific. Recommended. (528 characters)

Photo of JLaw55
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh Squeezed is definitely an appropriate name on this one. A very juicy, mouthwatering citrus hop bomb. Not too much malt on the back to let the hops really shine through, but still has just enough to keep them from becoming overly bitter. Very tasty, with a beautiful orange/amber red color and smooth medium mouth feel.

Will absolutely seek out and purchase again. This was a treat. (388 characters)

Photo of MNAle
3.62/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Amber color, light carbonation. Nice, fruity/citrus aroma. Off-white head that fades relatively quickly with good lacing. Good body/mouth feel. Citrus hops flavor matches the aroma, but it is well balanced by the malt presence. Not as bitter as expected for a west-coast IPA. The hops bitterness/citrus lingers in the aftertaste, but does not linger too long. I really like this one. More like a pale ale than a west coast style American IPA. (I know; this might be the KOD for you hop heads...) (496 characters)

Photo of davidkenzler
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Refreshing when you don't expect it. (36 characters)

Photo of YeahRightt
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
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. (1,451 characters)

Photo of Mehinaman
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have not come close to tasting every IPA out there and most likely never will, but I seriously doubt I will every try an IPA that surpasses Freshly Squeezed. It s the best of the best as far as I am concerned. Bitter like a good IPA should be, but goes down nice and easy. If this was as rare as other IPA's such as Pliny than I think it would be as highly sought after. A truly world class beer (397 characters)

Photo of esMd
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fresh explains the appeal of this brew. Near or at the pinnacle of its class. (77 characters)

Photo of TheVolk23
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

This is not only a great IPA, but it's also the perfect gateway beer for those looking to tread into hoppier waters without the full blast of hops that some of Deschutes' other beers have. The perfect balance of hop bitterness and fruity sweetness. I myself have highly hoppy tastes, so this is on the milder end for me, but this beer never disappoints. (353 characters)

Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a crystal clear dark orange/copper with a one-finger off-white head of compact bubbles. Columns of lacing.

S - Powerful tropical fruit aroma, (mango, tangerine, grapefruit), mint, pine, and caramel malt.

T - Lush, juicy tropical and citrus forward (matches the fruits found in the nose but some added lemon/lime). Semi-sweet malts (buttered biscuit) come through in the mid-palate and provide a nice base for the hops to blend with. Finishes with tangerine peel and fresh mulled spearmint. Delicious.

M - Outstanding "creaminess" that really helps this beer turn into something special. Medium bodied, with medium carbonation. Smooth. Not oily or "resinous" in feel. Dry, crisp finish.

O - Amazing beer. Delivers the full flavor of the hops in a smooth feel without tongue peeling bitterness or astringency. Drinking it feels like you have seen the future of IPA's. My new staple. (936 characters)

Photo of Scott17taylor
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect example of a citrus bomb IPA. This is a great go to ipa. It is pure citrus from the aroma to the flavor. This is one of my favorite beers. I highly recommend anybody who can get it try it. (196 characters)

Photo of Karnivool1
4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Not much else to say that hasn't been written. Awesome IPA. (60 characters)

Photo of tasteology408
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love it especially on tap. Wow is good term. It's like liquid candy. Buy this over and over again. Used to only come out in 22oz bottles but now 6 packs and on tap (163 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
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? (1,777 characters)

Photo of dcmchew
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Misty dark orange with a full finger fluffy head that slowly and messily recedes to some moderate lacing.
Bottle's old and that's really obvious from the smell. Fruity hops barely surpass the sticky caramel. Clear biscuit, faint pine, faint tropical notes. Not much here.
Taste fortunately has more hop, bitter sweet citrus in the front with juicy orange, lime and pink grapefruit, followed by pineapple, faint mango juice. Lots of caramel sweetness to back those flavors up. Biscuit toastiness. Pine towards the finish, but mostly grassy bitter hop. Probably lost a big part of the piney note over time.
Medium body and carbonation, smooth, pretty long finish. Hoppy aftertaste, biscuit, just a bit of fruit (still with a faint tropical hint).
It was good, but it's certainly better than this when fresh. Maybe next time. (822 characters)

Photo of AdmiralOzone
2.72/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Really don't care for IPAs, and as such wouldn't have tried this beer but for the brewery's facebook page. After conversation with someone at the brewery, I told them I don't like the flavor of pine, they suggested this beer. Said hoppy, but no pine. And there it is pine flavor. (279 characters)

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.93/5  rDev +18.8%
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. (607 characters)

Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6.4%ABV. per bottle label.Best by 11/23/13.Pours into an imperial pint glass a deep burnt orange with a thinner off white head that leaves multiple rings of broken lace as it settles slowly.Ripe zesty citrus fruit hops in the nose with slight note of pine,a big caramel presence as well.Somewhat sweet on the palate with some sugar and caramel/biscuit notes,the hops are juicy and burst out with a big citric fruitiness as well as a lingering resiny finish.The label says it all, it is juicy and fresh tasting.A great beer to be expected. (538 characters)

Photo of mojohawk21
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of aszatk01
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Bmm281
4.93/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tectactoe
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Kevin for cracking this one. The beaming, bright copper body has excellent clarity - clearly a heavily filtered IPA - and is topped with a thick, bubbly, chunky, eggshell tinted head that leaves some spiderweb-ish lacing across a good portion of the glass. Very nice looking IPA; I love cloudy, unfiltered IPAs, but I'll be damned if a crystal clear one doesn't bring a tear to my eye, too.

Wow! I didn't much know what to expect from this one, aside from the fact that it's an IPA, but after taking my first few whiffs, I'm already digging it. Mildly abrasive, sticky pines and woodsy hop notes - it's like sniffing a redwood tree. Earthy, faintly herbal, and on the border of ashy, backed up by a lightly tropical, fruity essence in the form of ripe mangoes and juicy tangerines. Seriously, what a pleasure to smell.

After an aroma like that, my expectations have just rocketed from almost non to sky-high. The first sip reveals that the malt bill is a little heavier than the nose would signify, but it's nowhere close to "over-the-top" levels of sweetness for an IPA. The fruity essence of the hops are also tossed into the foreground; more mango, orange, light pineapple, and maybe even some guava.

The hops are at maximum pungency here, with the herbal and ashy notes playing secondary and tertiary. Pine needles with earthy and dirty undertones weave in and out of the blanket of tropical fruits and toasted bready-sweet malts. The combination of flavors is great, and the bitterness is relevant, yet low enough to retain superior drinkability. Light-medium bodied, not quick sticky; slick and oily with medium carbonation.

Didn't have any expectations for this one and it ended up being great... perhaps that's why? Great mix of tropical fruits and a unique tree-like and woodsy-dirty flavor and aroma from the hops - possibly a contribution of the Mosaic variety. Quite drinkable - this is something that would definitely be a regular in the fridge rotation if it were available in my area. A bit underrated, in my opinion. (2,046 characters)

Photo of ExtraStout
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Had this on tap at MonkeyPod in Maui. Pours a golden color, appealing. Foam is not thick, but finely bubbled and dense.
Fades quickly. Citrus hit the nose immediately, there is an underlying sweet smell.
Grapefruit, fairly bitter but not overwhelming. Full bodied, easy on the tongue.
Very drinkable IPA. (305 characters)

Photo of DanDePuy
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I recently went on a boys trip to Portland and hit 10 different breweries. Deschutes has always been one of my favorites, but the Fresh Squeezed IPA became my all time favorite beer. The flavor was exactly what I look for - lots of hops, not too heavy, citrus flavor. (267 characters)

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