Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by nsheehan:
3.85/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Fresh Squezzed IPA
Unopened 22oz to Libbey pub pint tulip, only poured ~12oz.
Best by 11/23/13, bought ~20130920.
A – Kind of clear, but kind of hazy amber. Pretty translucent. I poured it vigorously, resulting in a somewhat billowy vanilla colored head. Nice craggy lacy right below the glass rim.
S – Fruity aroma with some earthy spiciness, but I can also smell something off. Hidden behind a small medium-darkness dank smell and light hop nip is a tiny yet sharp stale note. So far it’s good, but it’s a sign that this beer suffered due to its wait for Texas approval. As it warms, I can more easily pick out cantaloupe, honeydew, and a tiny lemon zest.
T – There’s some fruitiness, but the flavor is kind of thin at first. I mean, it’s good, but it’s like a blend of fruit with some bitterness and it doesn’t have any oomph. Good flavored and very drinkable, but a bit lacking. I always have to remind myself that some IPAs are less aggressive. A bit more hoppiness would be nice. As it warms, I’m picking up a mix of fruits, mainly melons and pear, with a tiny lemon zest on the swallow.
M – Medium bodied but pretty watery. The light carbonation on the tongue is the only sign this isn’t a viscous water solution (similar to sports drinks). Finish is wet. It’s somewhat refreshing, and I could drink a lot of it, but it’s not exactly to style.
O – If this was classified as a pale ale, I would say it’s close to style. As an IPA, I find it a little lacking. Drinkable though, thanks to a nice fruity hop flavor. My thoughts on this beer went from disappointment to contentment, and my ratings might reflect some conflicting thoughts. I think if I could buy a fresh 6er at a reasonable price, it’d be great for midday outdoor events or watching football. I don’t think it’s a good morning or dinner beer.
4.25, 3.75, 3.75, 4, 4; 3.85.
Serving type: bottle
10-10-2013 02:12:32 | More by nsheehan
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
355ml bottle poured into tulip 28/7/14
A clear dark amber with just a couple visible bubbles but a well sustained thumbs width of foam leaves 6 pencil thin rings before falling, looks sexy
S grapefruit, melon, tangerine, bruised mango, has a fruit candy thing going for it, gummy bears? floral notes, some spruce and caramel
T juicy, lots of caramel, some lime rind, still has a candy thing going for it, balanced for a West Coast IPA
M medium bodied, creams up just stopping short of foam, just a little grit, gummy bears and citrus rind on the finish
O solid IPA, not exactly a palate wrecker like I was expecting but an easy drinking IPA with a solid malt backbone keeping the hops in check
I'll have no problems with the 5 bottles I have left in the fridge but at over 20$ a 6er it might be tough buying another 6 with better IPA's on the same shelf for less money.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 21:15:53 | More by wordemupg
Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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