Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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world-class

3,851 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,851
Reviews: 577
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 270
Gots: 1,185 | FT: 7
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ccrida on 12-31-2009

This mouthwateringly delicious IPA gets its flavor from a heavy helping of Citra and Mosaic hops. Don't worry, no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer.

60 IBU
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Ratings: 3,851 | Reviews: 577
Photo of tkolterman
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best tasting IPA/APA so far for me.
Drinking 90+rated beers, this is the best .

Photo of TooGood
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in Deschutes Pub Glass. Pours a golden amber with 1/2 inch frothy head. Smells like grapefruit and hops, delicious. Tastes exactly as it smells citrusy grapefruit with a good hop balance. The mouth feel is spot on, and it begs you to keep drinking. I cannot lie, this beer is outstanding in every way. As longs as it if fairly fresh this beer knocks it out of the park every time.

Photo of RudyMcCrafferty45
5/5  rDev +17.6%

One of the greatest IPA's to date

Photo of Mehinaman
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have not come close to tasting every IPA out there and most likely never will, but I seriously doubt I will every try an IPA that surpasses Freshly Squeezed. It s the best of the best as far as I am concerned. Bitter like a good IPA should be, but goes down nice and easy. If this was as rare as other IPA's such as Pliny than I think it would be as highly sought after. A truly world class beer

Photo of Dnayew
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best blend of citrus hops in any IPA ever. The perfect beer for a hot summer day, this IPA might be the most drinkable beer on planet earth.

Photo of WestHam973
5/5  rDev +17.6%

In my humble opinion the greatest IPA ever made. The most balanced tastiest thing that will hit your lips. Highly recommended do not pass this one up

Photo of Scott17taylor
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect example of a citrus bomb IPA.

Photo of Reema
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice, juicy, citrusy. Dear Lord, help me this is delicious.

The only bad thing about this beer is that it is literally too drinkable and that the bottle doesn't refill infinitely.

Photo of MillerMan16
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best IPA I have ever had.

Photo of Joe_Duvel
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Best IPA I've had yet. Sculpin IPA was my favorite, but after having this several times now it has officially surpassed Sculpin. Such a delicious and refreshing beer.

Photo of xICooRsYIx
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this regular and from a cask. Cask was 5 star. Regular was just as good just easier on the hops

Photo of ATrain
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely wonderful American IPA! Loved the play between the full bodied malt backbone and the bright citrus and piney flavor of the hops!

Photo of eduardostewart
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

i didnt think this was that great when i first tried it. however, everything i bought after having this i kept comparing it to. nothing came close. seems i did love this brew more than i knew. now i had to get another case.

Photo of Boneswally
4.99/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

Photo of pkalix
4.99/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

wow! what an aroma. again. this is like walking into a freezer filled with aromatic citrus. it's like a spritzer filled with fruit. this is incredible. so far....
dark gold, some decent head. the aroma is the standout feature. so far.... incredible citrus.
incredible orange. grapefruit. lemon. this like a frickin' box of TRIX cereal. the taste of this brew is absolutely incredible. slight hop bitterness, but reminiscent of CANDY. or, Trix cereal. this stuff is absolutely incredible. but wait, I said that already. forget the review, just have a drink of this stuff. I've been trying new Midwest and east coast IPAs all afternoon, so maybe this is just from being a 'change'? nah, I don't think so . . . .

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.93/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Honey/amber color pour into an ipa glass with a very foamy 1" tall off white colored head. Settles to a constant froth layer on top with quite a bit of lacing going on as well. Smells of pine, grass, and citrus with a grapefruit/tangerine combo must up front. Taste is of grapefuit, melon, grass, and pine. Pretty heavy medium bodied brew with some hop bitterness on the palate but balanced just right. I found that even with some pretty high ratings already I think Fresh Squeezed lived up to my expectations. Overall, an easy to drink ipa that is well balanced, flavorful, and yet pretty complex.

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.92/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L- Beautiful copper/orange with a great two finger head that dissipates to creamy. Nice light lacing.
Smell- awesome combination of hop, citrus with a bite.
T- This is a top five IPA and might be top five overall for me! I am a sucker for the West Coast IPA. Makes me want to quit my job an be a brewery grunt. Perfect Citrus, piney combination up front with that magical malty/IPABite sliding down. Just enough hop to ooze out the nose while swallowing.
F- So many IPAs fail to bring all the amazing things happening with Hop Hop that they can't bring it together to enjoy in the end. This does it.
O- Like I said a top five IPA, possibly top five overall for me now.

Photo of daviscv
4.91/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm just getting more into IPAs and this is my favorite by far!

Photo of Grant_Satterthwaite
4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Easily in the top five best IPAs I've ever had. It's almost like drinking a citrusy soda, just because the hops isn't overly assaulting. It has that nice Pacific Northwest IPA feel and taste to it. It's a great beer too because it's only 6.4% ABV so the alcohol astringency isn't overpowering to the senses and one can still pick up the subtle flavors as well as the abundant citrus notes. Definitely a must-have beer. Perfect for a hot spring or summer day.

Photo of gcuneen
4.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I love fresh hopped brews and nugget hops. I just tried this at a local pizza shop and loved it. Great blend of citra, mosaic and nugget hops. Remarkably smooth - with much less of that dry bitter bite you often get with fresh hopped ales. I think this is my new favorite beer.

Photo of jonboyd_md
4.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great ipa! Easily one of my favorites

Photo of t2thebro
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- large frothy two finger head. Nice medium orange color. Sticky lacing.

S- mango, pineapple, pine, lemon grass.

T- strangely balanced fruity hops. Mango, pineapple, pepper, pine, clean pale grain.
Peppery bitterness takes the edge off the citrusy fruits.

M- medium carb. Slick and smooth.

O- amazing balance for such a citrus hop forward ale.
amazingly easy to drink. Fantastic! Gotta try it.

Photo of TheBishop
4.87/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one good American IPA. A lot of the IPAs now hit you with an over the top ABV and it takes away from the front end hop taste and replaces it with a boozy taste.
This one is near perfect. Definitely in my top 2 for IPAs. Good balance of hops and just the right ABV in my opinion.

Only thing that detracts from this beer to make it perfect is little to no head other then that it is hard to find faults.

Photo of BierGirl2
4.87/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Gorgeous. Citra and Mosaic combine nicely for a citrusy almost floral front, a little tangy, good carbonation, nice long fresh finish. Love this. Aptly named. Not the bitter big hit king of IPA, more delicate.

Photo of doktorhops
4.87/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deschutes Brewery has been one of the US brewers I’ve been trying to get my hands on ever since I began walking... the day after having a big night out drinking American craft beer (see how important it is to finish some sentences). Anyway Deschutes, Russian River and The Alchemist are all up there in my fantasy beer world. Well no longer for Deschutes (take that brain!) as The Durham (Canberra) managed to get a few of their brews in and I went straight for the big guns: Fresh Squeezed IPA.

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Hazy deep amber body with a 2cm off-white head - smack in the middle of classic IPA territory yes. 9/10.

S: Pineapple forward with citric/pine notes and hints of caramel malt. Tropical and citric hops domineering throughout this fantastic aroma! I want this in an aftershave... actually scratch that, an aftershave of this would have me salivating constantly - somehow I think ladies might get the wrong impression of me from this. 10/10.

T: Wow! All of the above (pineapple, citrus/pine) the balance between hops and caramel malts is superb - a master class in how to balance sweet/bitter characters. Tropical fruit from the Mosaic hops (which are fast becoming my favourite hop) mix well with the lemon/lychee Citra flavours. Someone told me the other day that Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA had better flavour but he was wrong - this beats it. 10/10.

M: Medium bodied with a light carbonation and plenty of hop oils sloshing around (in fact you could see oil drops in the pour). 8/10.

D: Verdict: My new favourite IPA. Although it’s pretty mild as far as hop bitterness in American IPAs go (it’s more like an American Pale Ale in this respect) it has such flawless balance, and the tropical/citric/pine combination I know and love. I reckon I could down a case of this quicker than a dying man in a desert. It’s 6.4% ABV and you hardly notice it. I’m having a double take here: I need to get it again just to make sure it really is this good or if I happened to have a miraculously good batch - the bottling date is August 2014 - fresh IPA at its best. 10/10.

Food match: Classic IPA cuisines for me are Thai/Vietnamese/Malaysian, however I have a feeling this Ale would be just at home with a gourmet pizza too.

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 3,851 ratings.