Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by rlee1390:
4.13/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A-Clear amber orange, two finger head with good lacing.
S-Nice blend of hops and malt. Citrus, grass, pine and the dank smell that is citra hops.
T-Good balance. Lots of citrus and earthy tones. Mild bitterness, A sweet but hoppy finish.
M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonation with a nice hop bite.
O-Citra and mosaic hops are amazing. This beer is not the best made with either, but still a wonderful IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2013 19:29:13 | More by rlee1390
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4.45/5 rDev +6%
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
Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,771 ratings.