Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
4.3/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz bomber bought at Pinocchio's in Media, PA, because I can't get it here in NJ.
Poured into a Sam Adams 'perfect pint' glass.
AP: Dark burnt amber and rusty brown colour, looks chewy for a 6% IPA. Nice foamy 1" white head that dwindled down to a 1/2" with decent lacing.
AR: Oh, this smells heavenly. Fresh Squeezed is a good name for it as there's what smells like fresh squeezed juice in this (in a hoppy way, that is). There's pine in the aroma, but the big players here are tropical fruits: pineapple, mango, guava. Also some citrus notes like orange and tangerine. I also detect caramel and biscuit malts. I hope the flavours match the aroma.
T: Ah, yes, the flavours do match the aroma. However, I also get a little Sauvignon Blanc-like notes of gooseberry and melon to go with the aforementioned tropical fruits and citrus. The malt flavours have a more toasted bread/grain aspect to them, which works. This is a damn fine tasty beer. There is a little grapefruit bite at the finish. The flavours blend harmoniously together, nothing dominates or overpowers. This is really well done.
M: Moderate carbonation, decent body for a 6% brew. I love how the juicy hops stay moist on your palate afterwards.
OV: I'm glad I picked this one up and may grab another on a return trip. Damn, if they shipped this here to NJ in 4pk or 6pks I would be very happy. I'm not complaining about a 22oz, though. Beautiful aromas, great flavour to match and a finish that leaves you smacking your lips and ready for the next sip. This is my first Deschutes beer and I hope it hasn't spoiled me too much on what else to expect from them.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2013 05:09:28 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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4.69/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I'll skip all of the smell, appearance & mouthfeel ratings. I agree with all of the previous reviewers.
Where this one stands out is in the tastiness. It tastes wonderfully refreshing and the characteristics change (nicely) as the ale warms a bit.
The lack of extreme bitterness is nice w/o being too sweet. Makes for a great aftertaste. Which usually leads to opening another bottle.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 20:37:32 | More by OldRickSputin
Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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