Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
4.3/5 rDev +3.9%
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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3.44/5 rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Wasn't a fan of this IPA from a great brewery. You can't win them all, and it was the case with this one. Love red chair, Hop Henge was one of my favorite IPA's. This was nice, too much malt, and not enough hop for this IPA. I didn't get enough of the hop characters. This was a hoppy ale, more like an amber.
Glad I didn't spend 12 bucks on the 6 pack.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 06:05:12 | More by Celtics17
Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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