Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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2.73/5 rDev -35.2%
Went to the public house on a beautiful Portland summer evening for BB XXIII. Oooh, Fresh Squeezed is on to. I remember how great that was last year, we should get that too. Wait what? What happened to this beer? Last year it was a citrus delight, this year not so much. Still a beautiful, burnt orange color. The nose has a touch of citrus, but I'm also getting a musty note that is unpleasant. The taste is a bomb. Like dissolved aspirin with a malt backbone. Those aren't citra hops as I know them.
06-27-2011 14:24:53 | More by squaremile
2.88/5 rDev -31.6%
Very appropriately named. It does taste like a glass of fresh grapefruit juice. Very citrus feel to it. Nice clean refreshing taste great summer brew. Not a favorite of mine but I applaud something different.
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apricot color. Average carbonation. Subtle aroma. The flavor is where this stands out. I love fresh hop brew so I came in with a different mind set would not seek out but I appreciate
07-05-2014 14:19:17 | More by 1PA
3.09/5 rDev -26.6%
Best by 7/19/14.
Appearance: Deep caramel color with brilliant clarity. Half a finger of off-white suds. Some lacing already developing from the dissipating head.
Aroma: Definitely some Citra in there lending mango to the aroma. Not much else though.
Taste: Starts with some caramel malt flavor and light bitterness. The bitterness quickly escalates but never becomes harsh or unwanted. The hop flavor covers a spectrum from mango to earthy. I'm not sure why the color is so dark on this beer because there is nothing in the flavor that suggests amber or red malts. Finish and aftertaste result in a last burst of bitterness that slowly ebbs away.
Mouthfeel: About medium in body with average drinkability and unremarkable carbonation.
Final Thoughts: Just not really feeling this one. Citra hops, when used correctly, can yield outstanding results but Fresh Squeezed seems like more of a homebrewer's first time making an IPA. Would I drink it again? Unlikely.
04-08-2014 18:03:37 | More by JamesMN
Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,955 ratings.