Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by evanforbeer:
4.4/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
poured from a bomber, I assume fairly fresh with a best by date of 10/5/13, pours a rich orange with white head
nose- not very potent, but very fragrant aroma of stone fruit and citrus, bready caramel malt
taste- wow this is nice. Not an abrasive west coast ipa hop bomb, very complex, clean, and lush. Lush (indeed fresh squeezed) hop flavors of orange/tangerine, smooth grapefruit, trace of mango/tropic, peach, and nectarine bombard the palate up front, prickling the tongue in a non-abrasive way, lots of flavor here. In the middle the sweet delicate stone fruit flavors (of the mosaic hops I assume) really meander, like a juicy nectarine, as the malt backbone comes through with a nice biscuity texture. Finish is a bit zesty piney/herbal with malt and a delicious underlying trace of nectarine.
feel- feels a bit watery at very front of sip, but turns nicely light-medium bodied, smooth and lightly carbonated.
Deschutes has a real winner here, I don't know anything like this. An incredibly balanced and flavorful, yet light IPA--it's nice being able to enjoy an IPA with such a robust profile at 6%. The flavor profile with the citra and mosaic hops is unique and rather lush and outstanding, which is why I've rated it so high. I hope to see this stay on their line-up for a while.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2013 03:31:31 | More by evanforbeer
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4.45/5 rDev +5.7%
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
4.99/5 rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
What a fantastic beer. This is what we all want. It's hard to describe something that is just about perfect. All I know is that when I open this bottle and pour it into my favorite glass I can barely enjoy the damn thing for drinking it too fast! What a beautiful thing that has happened to the beer industry when I am the beneficiary of so many microbreweries producing product like never before. If you dont feel lucky about that then you arent a true beer lover. And if you don't love this beer, you dont drink enough of it to know. The aroma is divine, the initial taste is hop and citrus heaven and you will probably make that face or roll your eyes...you know, when something is so good you look at someone and dont care at all how you seem because you know the truth. That's what this beer is...THE TRUTH! I would love to find another beer that comes as close as this one does to being the perfect beer (maybe Little Sumpin) and if I find it, I'll let you know. In the meantime, kiss anyone who gives you this beer right on the mouth like Lydia Loveless would.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 04:28:18 | More by Boneswally
Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,767 ratings.