Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by ccrida on 12-31-2009

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Photo of DrRJE
1.38/5  rDev -67.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

One of the worst IPAs I've had in a long time...citra and mosaic? Where? It's all carbonation...sweet, not hoppy...don't let the hop bill trick you.

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Photo of BenAdvocate
1.8/5  rDev -57%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Best by 06/2015 and it is almost April. The one bottle I got had to be way past its prime. Almost no hop aroma or taste. Tasted just like an amber ale. I am sure this beer is much better fresh but not the one I got.

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Photo of crispinol
2.46/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Maybe the biggest IPA disappointment I've ever come across - it goes to show you can't listen to what you read online. HEAVY malt bomb, discordant with the bitterness. A hot mess.

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Photo of MNishCT77
2.63/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. purchased purchased at Joe's Liquors in Iowa City, IA; unknown brewing/bottling date; poured into my Toppling Goliath chalice glass; drank over 30 minutes

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
2.68/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a growler blind from the high review. Man was I disappointed. No hope, poor malt bill, unpleasant bitterness not from hops. Yuck. Terrible aroma, look is too dark. Does not taste like an IPA, tastes like a small brewery APA that is subpar. How disappointing. Hope that this growler maybe was just off, but it came from a very reliable source in DC.

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Photo of Brown120
2.72/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This was a major disappointment for me. Maybe I had a bottle with too much (best by date in 6 weeks) age. There was no distinct was just meh.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
2.72/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Really don't care for IPAs, and as such wouldn't have tried this beer but for the brewery's facebook page. After conversation with someone at the brewery, I told them I don't like the flavor of pine, they suggested this beer. Said hoppy, but no pine. And there it is pine flavor.

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Photo of squaremile
2.76/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of 1PA
2.86/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.
These guys don't miss
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

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Photo of Auracom
2.93/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My cool bartender offered up a free sample of this at the Deschutes Portland brewpub. 4 oz. served in a taster on November 28th, 2012.

A - Medium golden, good clarity, thin eggshell head

S - I'm actually blind tasting this. The aroma is dominated by a sparkly orange juice - this is obviously Citra. Lightly tropical, with just a bit of pineapple. No malt backing present.

T - Oranges really pour through, and it's pretty single note. I pull light pine at the back-end as well.

M - Thin body, fine carbonation, semi-sweet finish.

D - This is like a less complex, sweeter version of Zombie Dust. I hear they'll be bottling it next year using a different hop profile, which is probably stupid because that will completely change this beer.

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Photo of HelpMeBloody
3/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Toffee bomb, would never guess Citra and Mosiac. Translucent amber hue with an inch of off white head. Minimal lacing. Nose is very malt heavy with a hint of caramel. Taste follows suit with a sweet and slightly bitter finish. Medium carbonation, with a creamy mouthfeel. Reminds me of an English ale. Not the tropical grapefruit bomb I was expecting. It you put it in from of me and told me it was a young bottle of Boston Lager, I'd believe you.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.03/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I have to say I was really looking forward to trying this as I have seen the reviews and they are quite impressive.

L-pours an amber color with a decent head that quickly turns to...nothing.

S-HARD pressed to smell anything...ut oh...this is concerning.

T-??? Where is the fruity hop goodness everyone talks about? Really trying to like this but failing to do so.

F-one of the better attributes of this beer. Carbonation is nice and smooth.

O-I have to say, I just don't get it. Hard to find any hop smell or taste. Bad bottle? Not sure but I have 5 more bottles to finish and I am not that eager to dive into them. A decent beer but SO MANY better options. I would take NWPA or Chasin Freshies anyday over this.

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Photo of JamesMN
3.11/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of ELS
3.11/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm a big fan of Deschutes Brewery with a particular liking of their porters and stouts. While on vacation I picked up a six of Fresh Squeezed. My expectations were pretty high based on other reviews. I have to say that I was underwhelmed. The color is a unique orange color and the beer pours with a nice foamy head, but the taste seems strange to me. It really has an orange citrus flavor (I know, no fruit was harmed) that seems unnatural. The only bad comparison is Magic Hat #9 with a strange apricot taste. Same for this beer but with orange. It just hits me wrong. I thought it might be that my palette was off but after 3 bottles I still feel the same way. I give it a mediocre review.

Had this beer again on tap to see if I was missing something. Nope, still tastes the same way to me.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.22/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It has a beautiful amber hue that's just mildly cloudy. It tastes just as hoppy as any other IPA that you've ever had, but it somehow doesn't overpower.

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Photo of 2ellas
3.23/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look was a bit darker than I was expecting and crystal clear
Smell was less citrus/fruity than I was expecting
Taste was more bitter than I was expecting
Feel was as expected!
Overall more of a bitter "west coast" style IPA. I was expecting more of a citrusy/tropical experience. It's a good IPA, again just not what I was expecting.

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Photo of harrymel
3.24/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Best by 15OCT13

Amber with a solid light cream sheet. Smells like tropical and citrus fruits with a bit of body odor and some cotton candy. Flavor is sweet with rich caramelized malts and some straight sugar, some lemons, some onion. Medium on heavy feeling with a sharp, moderate carb and a moderately dry finish. An okay beer, not impressive really.

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Photo of youcantmakeme
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

just slightly above okay for me yes it's easy to drink and yes it has a nice aroma but is that enough to give it a four? not for me, a four for me means i will be buying it again. even though it has its some charm it's not enough to lure me in again. Why? i don't know but i think that i am starting to think that i am just not a fan of fruity beer and this has a significant amount of fruit, so much so that it can taste like grapefruit juice at times. if i want to drink something fruity i rather drink mango juice and throw some rum in it. the .25 was for easy drinking and good aroma traits.

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Photo of Zorro
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark amber with a distinct reddish tint to it. Tall tan colored head.

Smells hoppy and herbal woody with a cedar wood scent. Lesser grapefruit scent. Strange this has a distinct scent of peaches.

Starts out dry and with the taste of peach. Stays woody and dry.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall just an OK IPA.

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Photo of schematix
3.28/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Crystal clear amber color with tons of little yeast chunks floating around, which really detracts from the beer. I'm going to drink the other 5 from the bottle so I don't see it.

S: Smells like a fruity pale ale. Aroma is a little weak too.

T: Tastes pretty good. First thought to me is it tastes just like my rye pale india lager made with citra and simcoe except with more yeast character. Mine is better though.

M: Under carbonated, although what is there is silky smooth. Love-hate relationship with creamy texture from bottle conditioned beers and their unsightliness. The finish is a little syrupy too. I'd guess it's about 1.020.

O: It's good. I like my IPAs a little more carbonated and a little more attenuated so it's not a huge winner for me. I'd drink it again but probably wouldn't seek it out in a sea of other IPA options.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.29/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark blood red brew with lasting cream colored foamy head. Lacing is well done!

Earthy and dirty. Bready, like woody pine, not resinous.

Light, coating, very light pine flavors, apricot, red apple, crisp, dry, bready, missing much bitterness, medium carbonation, low sweetness. Iced tea flavors, needs more aggressive hops.

There's no way this brew will hold up until 10/08/13 as stated on the label...It's decent now, but tastes like it's falling fast... Worthy, but not to seek. What's going on with Deschutes brews? They have the ability to lead the industry, but they need to step up the hopping program.

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Photo of ScrewBud
3.29/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Was surprised to see this rated as world class. Best by 10/16/15
L - good look, darker Amber
S - malt, struggling to find hops
T - more hops in the taste, maybe enough to call it IPA but just barely
F - watery
O - Maybe it sat warm too long or something. Not world class in my mind.

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Photo of 98green
3.31/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I'm not sure what's missing in this one. I've given it multiple looks on tap thinking maybe I got old stock or bad lines. I'm a sucker for Citra and Mosaic, so this one should be right in my wheelhouse. I don't get that expected juicy citrus in either the nose or taste. Maybe this is intended to be malt forward, because it is that, but my hopes were for something more bright and fruity

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.32/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Great looking beer. Clear and bright copper. Large white foam, a bit soapy. Splotchy lacing. Quick swirl brings up the foam again.

Aroma is muddled. There are characteristics of passion fruit, grapefruit rind, pomelo, citrus and some green pine, but none grab the headlines. Instead it just seems vinous. Careful sniffing brings out the complexities, or are they simplicities?

Flavor is light and muddled, too. This is not a powerful IPA in aroma or flavor. While the flavor isn't bad, it's too vinous--so I think that's what it is--and less floral or fruity. But it's not earthy either. Just seems like the hops were dried or something.

Feel is light overall with slight bite on the end.

Expected more from this one. With that said, it's quite easy drinking and on a hot day, it won't leave a film that some IPAs do.

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Photo of beertunes
3.32/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear coppery amber color with about 1/4 inch of light khaki colored head that had good retention and light-moderate lacing.

The aroma had some lightly sweet malts upfront, then pine hops took over. There was a light citrus scent at the back of the aroma. On the tongue, the malts also had the forefront, with the hops taking over from the middle to the back. The finish had a lingering bitter citrus flavor.

The body was a fairly typical medium. Drinkability was OK, you could probably have a few without burning out your tongue. Overall, a pleasant enough brew, it wouldn't be my first choice for an IPA, nor my last. Worth a shot if you see it.

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