Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Fresh Squeezed IPAFresh Squeezed IPA

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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 SSS
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Stayed in the bottle...
S-Hop citrus and floral Citra and Mosaic
M-Medium carbonation
T-Very subtle bitterness, sweet citrus hops. Quite a nice 'freshness'.
O-Great beer. I was actually pleasantly pleased, I highly recommend to Citra aficionados

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle poured into a tulip on 12/30/15, BB 3/16/16

L - Fluffy two-finger head leaving some nice lacing as it goes down, clear ruby color.

S - First whiff has orange, juicy mango, maybe some peach or pear. Harder to find on the nose after the first minute, but so appetizing.

T - Not as sweet as the smell would suggest, but amazing hop flavor that calls up some of the tropical fruits. Mostly getting orange peel, a hint of lemon and faint peach. A little bit of bitter grapefruit on the backend. Nicely balanced and not overly hoppy. Just a touch of toasty malt flavor.

F - Nicely carbonated, very crisp. Incredibly refreshing.

O - Amazing aroma and refreshing taste make this a go-to fridge beer.

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Photo of Gregaroo
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into on "IPA" glass. Nice aroma and inch high head. I should have bought more than just one bottle.
3-10-16 - On tap at The Royal Exchange in San Francisco. Marsh gig before dinner. Such a good beer.

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Photo of Christoffer91
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

L: copper, carmelly color. Darker than a lot of other ipa's.
S: pine, flowery, citrus
T: fruitbomb! So surprisingly delicious. Mango, orange, pineapple, pine. So much flavor. I don't consider myself a hop head and this beer is flavorful without being unnecessarily bitter.
F: perfect mouthfeel for an ipa, balance between malt and hops makes this beer smooth. Above average carbonation is refreshing.
O: hops extracted artfully, perfectly balanced with subtle malts. Delicious beer that would appeal to anyone.

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Photo of tigg924
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a wow beer. Taste is pine, wood, meadow, and light toasted malt. Bitter but never too bitter, but super flavorful. One of the better IPAs I have had in a long time.

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Photo of ernestosabato
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An unsatisfying pour with an orange, amber color and large carbonation bubbles. But the smell more than makes up for the less-than-inspiring look. The beer itself is quite good, though I will say my expectations were raised high based on other reviews and the hops mix. It is a very good beer, and I'd happily get it again, unless Founder's Mosaic Promise were also available.

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Photo of ColoradoPhil
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this is a go to IPA. On taste alone it is among by top five favorite IPA's one and two so far at this point in time: Pliny the Elder Double IPA, and Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA. This Fresh Squeezed in the taste spectrum leans more to the bright Grapefruit Sculpin IPA then the Pliny the Elder. It has the refreshing citrusy hoppiness I am looking for. Not as much pine resin taste as the Pliny. My summary if you like hoppy that is not too strong this beer hits a sweet spot of delicious. Deschutes hits a home run with this. And for my preference I rate it a World Class beer that will never disappoint.

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Photo of mdexter
3.57/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This was a simple, classic American IPA with big flavor and a satisfying albeit fleeting mouthfeel. It poured a clear, deep amber with little head or lacing to follow. The aroma is slight and of citrus - not enticingly floral as some of the better American IPAs. Fresh hops tease the tongue but rapidly yield to an imposing malty presence. Hops linger slightly albeit eclipsed by a piquant quality: the mouthfeel of a peppery tripel without the saccharine richness of that genre. It's a unique American IPA with merits which will appeal to fans of saisons, Belgians, and casual IPA fans alike, but maybe not ideal for the dedicated hop-head, whose preferences - in fairness - my biases probably reflect. It strikes me as ideal for pairing with fish.

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Photo of philbe311
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly less than a fingers worth of light khaki colored densely packed frothy goodness... Limited retention gives way to a full veil of mostly full lacing... The color is a slightly dull copper which is completely translucent... Largely still with just a stray quickly paced carbonation bubble here and there... The nose is rather pleasing... Fresh hops... Tropical fruit sweetness... Kiwi... Pineapple... Oranges... A light malt base of bready malts linger beneath the surface... The palate is incredibly well balanced... Alternating waves of hops and malt with neither ever really taking prominence... The hops are citrusy and tropical with a touch of earthiness mixed in... The malts are subtle and biscuity... Medium bodied... Sturdy... Moderate carbonation... Even and consistent... Incredibly pleasant... A really really good American IPA... Nothing earth shattering but rock solid or better in all facets... I'm a big fan of Deschutes and this one only helps their stature in my eyes... A job very well done... This will become something I drink with regularity in the future...

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Photo of highTempo
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is my favorite mass-produced beer from Deschutes and can be found for a surprisingly good deal at some local Portland stores. I don't think this ranks at the same level as some of the top-tier IPAs but it's more readily available and less expensive making it a really good 'go-to' choice.

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Photo of Big_V
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-nice dark orange with 1 finger head
S-OMG tropical oranges, mango. Incrediable aroma
T-smooth juicy IPA. Well done
M-med carb w/ med mouth fill
O-impressed with this. One of the best

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Photo of josiahschlender
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

OK, how is it that I haven't drank this beer yet? Deschutes has long been one of my favorite breweries, and I have no good excuse for not picking up this brew before now.

Poured in a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle, the copper color is strikingly rich. Clarity is perfect, yet the color is so ful that it gives almost gives the impression of haziness. Nice head leaves a lot of sticky lace as this beer quickly disappears from my glass.

Fantastic tropical fruity aromas that are distinctly different than any IPA I can remember. While I am a fan of the tradition northwest IPA hops that are usually citric and piney, the hops Deschutes used in Fresh Squeezed have a rare, tropical and exotic feel. My only criticism is that they're not as abundant as I wish. Every once and a while the aromas of a just-cracked bottle can fill the immediate area, but this one doesn't have that oomph.

Flavors are distinctively tropical fruity like pineapple and mango, with lots of malty caramel sweetness. Just a bit of hoppy bittering at the end reminds me that this is not shying away from its IPA style. The thing that strikes me is that this is an extremely well-crafted drink strikes tremendous balance between agressive and exotic hops and almost overdoing it on the malts. The mouthfeel is slick and quite full, with low to medium carbonation.

This is a fantastic IPA that stands out in a high-level crowd of excellent IPAs wherever you look with northwest breweries. Get it if you can, drink it while it's fresh, don't balk at its slightly higher-than-others price. The tremendous aroma and flavor profile might not lend it to being the most food-friendly IPA. Wash your dinner down with a more run-of-the-mill beer; savor this one on its own so you can appreciate a beer that was made the way beer was meant to be made.

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Photo of guityler83
3.43/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

best by 5/8/15
A: Long sustaining, soapy white foam. Mild to medium haze in the dark orange to copper colored beer. Nice lacing left on the edge of the Teku glass - spider web like.

S: Not leaping out of the glass aroma but noticeable hop presence. Pineapple, mango, papaya, lychee and tropical sweetness. Light berry flavor that comes through course. Low caramel malt sweetness with a slight oxidation character. Mild alcohol in the nose.

T: Medium tropical bitterness the flows into a juicy tropical hop flavor that comes off slightly subdued / dulled - mango, pineapple, guava, kiwi-strawberry. Slight oxidation character (cardboard). Malt character has notes of munich (bready, toasty) and sweet caramel. Fermentation character is slightly fruit estery.

M: Medium alcohol warmth with a sticky / coarse sensation left on the tongue from the hops. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: This didn't blow me away. I think the bottle I aquired might have not have been the best example as I picked up oxidation and it seemed like it had some age on it.

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Photo of TempeBeerMan
4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a crystal clear dark orange/copper with a one-finger off-white head of compact bubbles. Columns of lacing.

S - Powerful tropical fruit aroma, (mango, tangerine, grapefruit), mint, pine, and caramel malt.

T - Lush, juicy tropical and citrus forward (matches the fruits found in the nose but some added lemon/lime). Semi-sweet malts (buttered biscuit) come through in the mid-palate and provide a nice base for the hops to blend with. Finishes with tangerine peel and fresh mulled spearmint. Delicious.

M - Outstanding "creaminess" that really helps this beer turn into something special. Medium bodied, with medium carbonation. Smooth. Not oily or "resinous" in feel. Dry, crisp finish.

O - Amazing beer. Delivers the full flavor of the hops in a smooth feel without tongue peeling bitterness or astringency. Drinking it feels like you have seen the future of IPA's. My new staple.

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Photo of arvidkoval
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Beautiful orange body and a creamy white head. Smells absolutely gorgeous. I'm smelling a lot of peach. I swear it smells different everytime... Tastes so juicy and the bitterness is there, but it's not so overpowering that non-hopheads couldn't enjoy it. Mouthfeel is very nice, maybe a bit thicker than most other IPAs. This is a magical beer. So glad I can reliably get six packs. Even better when I can fill a massive growler of it. I love Fresh Squeezed.

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Photo of GregJ
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with an orange tint. Smells of sweet malts, tangerine and floral hops. Tastes of citrus, pine, caramel and sweet malts. Med/light body with med carb. Sweet malts, caramel and floral hop aftertaste.

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Photo of Tonedef
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice fruity hoppy aroma with a taste that follows the nose..Tropical fruit juicy,nicely hopped and extremely smooth,overall very very good..I think I found another one to add to my top 10 list...An easy A

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Photo of augustgarage
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head pint glass.

Hazy burnt orange (almost mahogany) body capped with with a fat finger of papaya whip foam. Very active carbonation sustains a perpetual raft up top. Merengue-like lacing; superior retention.

Bright, lush hops suffuse the air - tangerine/grapefruit aromatics are balanced with a slightly herbaceous evergreen notes. Faint green candy-apple elements add further complexity. Very good.

Moderate bitterness, faintly soapy/floral flavor profile with a kick of orange zest and a low but lasting spicy/grassy taste into the medium-dry finish.

Slightly sticky mouthfeel offset with sufficient carbonation.

A well crafted offering which highlights the hops rather than sticking to the more malt-forward delivery I tend to associate with NW-style IPAs; that said, I think this beer is at its best when paired with the right cheese or other small plate. Compares well to Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale.

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Photo of RickW574
4.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nice smooth slightly fruity middle range IPA. I prefer a little more hops an alcohol but that's why this is a single IPA. Best tasting single IPA I've ever had. If you haven't tried it you should :-)

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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 BigBry
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Craft Beer Market in Calgary, one of the IPAs added to the line up.
Clear, dark golden orange with a head of tan orange. Thin lace rings, rest of foam settles down to floating cap, then disappears.
Smell has lots of fresh and juicy citrus fruit hops.
Taste is much the same, lots of hoppy citrus flavor. Orange and (dare I say) fresh squeezed grapefruit. Clean hop finish.
Lower level of carbonation, not too bubbly, slightly sticky mouthfeel.
Overall, this is a good beer, all the hoppiness you expect from an IPA.

Note to Self: Ranked #53 on the list of American IPAs when I tried it.

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Photo of infinitebruner
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

January 28, 2015

12 oz bottle, tulip

A – Deep amber and touches of medium copper. Some bubbly effervescence. Beer is hazy, appears to be unfiltered at least partially. About a half-inch of off-white foam, with a bit of a peach tint, moderate retention.

S – Very malty, with baked biscuits and deep toffee aromas. Hops are woodsy, citrus mostly featuring lime, and guava and perhaps passion fruit. No bitterness on the nose.

T – Lemon-lime citrus hops, woodsy and resiny, strong enough to lead. Malts here are also golden biscuit with hints of deep toffee flavor, a strong backbone. Bitterness is present but complementary, not prominent.

M – Carbonation is moderate, body is full due to a lack of filtering. A bit of a resiny component. Residual sweetness is present but low, as is bitterness.

O – Not the hop bomb I was expecting. Instead, a very balanced, flavorful, easy-drinking, accessible hop-forward IPA. Very good.

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Photo of almostjay
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amongst my favorite IPAs when fresh and on draft. I've been a bit underwhelmed by the bottled offering, but that's only in comparison to the excellent draft version. My rating may be inflated due to sheer happiness the first time I drank this, but it really is an excellent use of these juicy new hops.

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Photo of DMXLOX22
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Got a single 12 ounce bottle of this brew at my local establishment Civera's Deli in Drexel Hill. Let's see how this matches up.

Look: pours a clears, clean, yellowish-orange pour that leaves behind a nice 1 1/2 Inch of foamy white-froth that is just irresistible. Carbonation bubbles are perfectly balanced and leaves behind an impressive lacing that lasts the whole way down.

Smell: the smells and aroma of this brew certainly screams west coast hops. A impressive floral arrangement of citrus hops. Gives off a tangy grapefruit aroma that's a little bready and malty. Not bad and good, balanced brew.

Taste: the first sips reveal a great mash of citrus, lemon-like flavor with a touch of orange. Only very slight earthy tones and mild hop bitterness that is rounded out by what I detect is a bready-like malt. Not bad.

Mouthfeel: above average carbonation. Finishes quite clean and only slight hop bitterness like I mentioned before. Quite refreshing.

Overall: going into this brew I had somewhat high hopes and they were met, with a little beyond. West coast IPAs seem to be my go-to lately and it all seems to go well together. Explosion of hops, undertones of bready malts all come together makes this an enjoyable session beer. I would try again and would recommend to a friend. Cheers!

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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-The color is much different than your typical IPA as it features a deep, rich copper tint

S-An onslaught of citrus, orange, grapefruit notes that is not too sweet and a profile that embodies so many subtleties. While it also features a fine malt balance, the hop character does not overpower the taste experience and become overly intense or bitter.

M-Moderately carbonated and somewhat tart.

O-One of the best IPAs I have sampled to date and certainly an even tempered IPA with floral and citrus character that's exceptionally pleasing.

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.