Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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4.04/5 rDev -4.3%
Best by 10/8/13.
Pours a clear orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and lots of fresh, juicy citrus fruit and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus fruit and orange juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a very nice citrus hop smell and some tasty flavors to back it up.
07-23-2013 03:39:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.06/5 rDev -3.8%
Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with a very impressive head; splashy lacing is left behind
Smell: Very juicy, with orange, peach and lime tones
Taste: Perhaps a hint of the biscuit, but this is all about juicy hops; orange prominent, but peach and lime times are also in the mix; rather sweet from all the juicy flavors
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; lively on the tongue from the juicy flavors
Overall: This would be tremendously refreshing on a hot summer day and I find it really enjoyable; not sure I would make it a "go to" IPA as I could see myself getting a little tired of the sugary sweetness
04-23-2014 23:57:55 | More by brentk56
4/5 rDev -5.2%
6.4%ABV. per bottle label.Best by 11/23/13.Pours into an imperial pint glass a deep burnt orange with a thinner off white head that leaves multiple rings of broken lace as it settles slowly.Ripe zesty citrus fruit hops in the nose with slight note of pine,a big caramel presence as well.Somewhat sweet on the palate with some sugar and caramel/biscuit notes,the hops are juicy and burst out with a big citric fruitiness as well as a lingering resiny finish.The label says it all, it is juicy and fresh tasting.A great beer to be expected.
10-12-2013 21:43:22 | More by oberon
4.14/5 rDev -1.9%
12oz single bottle, nice to see another IPA from this brewery make it north of the 49th parallel.
This beer pours a mildly hazy, medium orange brick amber hue, with three fat fingers of rocky, densely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some random chunky and splattered lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.
It smells of semi-sweet orange and grapefruit juice, a further peach/apricot fruitiness, bready caramel malt, and some watery pine needle bitterness. The taste carries on with the big, robust hop fruitiness - mandarin orange, candied grapefruit, ripe peaches, and a hint of overripe mango - somewhat biscuity caramel malt, a bit of almost metallic herbal mint, and more bitter leafy, piney notes.
The bubbles are pretty low-key and innocuous in their simple burbling, the body a plain medium weight, and well smooth, a wee airy creaminess arising with the persistence of time. It finishes on the sweet side, more fruity than malty, but both duly represented, the heretofore balancing bitterness starting to wane.
Another tasty and affable IPA from Deschutes - the use of Citra and Mosaic hops seems to be complementary, the result being the obvious fruitiness run rampant. All good, all good, this could very well be the go-to six-pack around here, as summer finally kicks it into gear.
06-24-2014 04:20:04 | More by biboergosum
4.31/5 rDev +2.1%
22oz brown bomber with a freshness date.
Head and the end result of lacing on the glass is epic, hop hazed reddish amber glows in the light. Heavenly aroma of Citra and Mosaic hops, the Nugget hops used are most likely just for bittering. Faintly catty, fresh squeezed oranges, mint, suggestion of cedar, thick stone fruit, mild alcohol, hint of bread and caramel, yeast and nuttiness all make for perhaps one of the best smelling beers to-date. Very smooth, some creaminess with a moderate amount of carbonation. Spicy, pungent, nutty, bitter, faint cedar, woody, orange pith, apricots, vague cattiness, juicy, underlying breadiness, peach pits, mild caramel, herbal, drying finish
Wow, without a doubt the most interesting hop forward beer I have had this year ... perhaps one of the best as well. We all know and love Citra but the Mosaic really shines here. Deschutes yet again has no problem going above and beyond when it comes to bringing on the hops.
08-20-2013 02:20:21 | More by Jason
4.04/5 rDev -4.3%
Abrievated review, for some reason the internet ate my prior attempt. BBD of 10/8/13
Pours an effervescent copper with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Great lacing & pretty good head retention
S: Grapefruit, limes & oranges
T: Grapefruit, pine, leafy hops, pears & apricot up front. Pronounced dryness as this warms, a touch of lemongrass, orange slice candy & leafy hops as this warms. Finishes dry with much citrus, a touch of apricot sweetness & a bit of pine
MF: Medium bodied, fairly assertive carbonation up front, smooths out over time. Love the balance
Drinks too easy, would love to see this in six pack format
08-08-2013 03:54:03 | More by russpowell
4.05/5 rDev -4%
Bottle from Binny's Lakeview. Served in a plastic cup.
A - Big off-white foam settles to a lingering thick cap and plenty of lace. Transparent copper-orange body.
S - Dank weed, tropical fruits, some juicy orange. Surprisingly balanced considering the description, with notes of biscuit, caramel, and red fruits. More reminiscent of a Dogfish Head beer than a West Coast IPA, but well-executed in any case.
T - The taste is similarly malt-forward with a good dose of caramel and red fruit character; perhaps a bit more Crystal malt than I'd like? Good doses of juicy citrus, tropical fruits, and fairly tame bitterness that is consistent with the listed 60 IBU.
M - Medium body, creamy and smooth texture. Appropriate heft for a 6% beer, with soft, medium-low carbonation.
D - As usual, Deschutes has made an enjoyable, balanced brew; unfortunately I hoping for more hop intensity and less malt sweetness. Still, a very good value for the price and quite easy to drink.
08-20-2013 04:26:40 | More by MasterSki
4.19/5 rDev -0.7%
I purchased this at Brass rail, enjoyed from the bottle in a deschutes teku chilled.
The color is dark amber/copper with mild haze and thick off white head with very fine bead is present with a thick ring of lace clinging. The smell is very citrus with a mild orange with herbal accent and mild fruit in a general way in the yeast ester with slight sweet malt element. The feel is excellent -a very nicely balanced bitter entry followed by slight sweet essence and moderately carbonated with low astringency and very clean bitterness as it finishes moderately dry.
The flavor is excellent, lots fo hops that are citrus with a good amount of herbal flavor with mild caramel in the malt taste. The yeast is relatively mild but adds a texture which is almost creamy or it could be the hop resins making the bitterness seem smoother as it gently fades toward a tangy yet mildly spicy finish. Overall this is a great IPA, plenty of hops in the taste without being just bitter for bitterness sake, a very nuanced flavor which is highly drinkable.
04-17-2014 13:55:59 | More by Slatetank
3.83/5 rDev -9.2%
Best by 6/26/14 should be pretty fresh. Thanks to billquirk (reddit) for this one.
Pours a decent creamy almost 1 finger head that fades at a med to slower pace, nice wispy lacing, very hazy reddish orange color.
Nose is loaded With grapefruit fresh grapefruit juice and pith, little pine grapefruit flesh too, little tangerine and orange flesh as well, with a little candy sweet copper caramel malt base. Hint of fruity bubblegum. If it weren't for the sweeter caramel malts this would be great.
Taste starts a bit sweet as well, candy malts and caramel copper malts kick in right away, fair sweetness overall. Then after a bit, the hops finally kick in little grapefruit pith and flesh, plenty more orange juice and rind, little Clementine and creamy orange juice, little creamscicle, etc. And a weird citrus like flavor, almost Buddha's hand like. Finish is still a bit sticky sweet, little more sweet malt, candied orange peel note, some citrus, orange rind, hint of grapefruit pith lingering.
Mouth is med bod, decent carb.
Overall a bit of a let down. Nice hop profile that would have been a lot better if not for the sweet candy and caramel malts that kinda get in the way. The lingering rind and pith bitterness doesn't mix well with the sweetness and candy either.
06-07-2014 00:31:40 | More by jlindros
4.21/5 rDev -0.2%
its back in six packs this year, one incredibly refreshing ipa, loaded with citra and mosaic hops, two of my favorites, so this is right in my wheelhouse. clear light amber copper color, lots of bubbles and a frothy and lasting white head over an inch high. it smells less citrusy than expected, but mouth watering and enticing notes of other fruits from tangerines to passion fruits, crisp and clean, hoppy, but not way bitter either. the flavor is the same, some lemon and orange notes, but more tropical fruit flavors too. maybe a touch of pine as it finishes, but this is a light ipa as far as hop intensity. its got some malt balance, maybe even a little more than it needs, it could be a little less filling, but its so tasty and fresh, everything i expected after checking out the awesome label artwork. its west coast, a little thicker, medium carbonation, and a clean finish thats almost a little sweet from all the hop oils and resins hanging around. a nice use of fun hop varietals in a very tasty ipa, not dissimilar to their hop trip fresh hop from this fall. deschutes has ipas dialed.
03-07-2014 17:22:29 | More by StonedTrippin
4.05/5 rDev -4%
Thanks to Todd for the share! I've been seeing this around lately, but just never got the urge to pick up a bottle.
Orangey-amber pour with great clarity, with a small white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma was really nice! Fresh hops, juicy, dank, lots of fruit, candy-like sugar sweetness (think Smarties). The taste didn't quite live up to the aroma, but it was still quite good, lots of juicy hops, citrus, toasted cereal grains, and more candy sweetness; dry finish, but not too bitter. Medium body, clean mouthfeel, overall very drinkable.
07-04-2013 15:03:57 | More by Rifugium
Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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