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Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

628 Reviews
Fresh Squeezed IPAFresh Squeezed IPA

Brewed by:
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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Reviews: 628 | Ratings: 4,664
Photo of Joe_Howard
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bright orange-gold color with good head. Smells very fruity and tropical. Taste reflects that with a little bit of malt under all of the fruity hop flavors. Overall a really yummy IPA, a lot fruitier than most I have drank recently.

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Photo of milwaukee512
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I liked this beer a lot at first; it lives up to its billing as a fresh-tasting, citrus forward IPA. After having it a few times, however, I'm less impressed. Better Citra/fruity hop beers are Ale Asylum's Velveteen Habit or Green Flash's Soul Style.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yum! Nice scents waft away from the moderately dark amber beer with a small, lasting head. Light hoppy bite shows the IPA aspects of it, but it is easy to drink and definitely one to repeat.

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Photo of tubeyes
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A. Amber, some lace, minimal head
S. Lots of citrus hops
T. More citrus and hops, very strong flavors.
M. Nice smooth silky mouth feel
O. Greatly enjoyed from bottle in large snifter, last weekend of Banter in Denton. Great strong flavorful citrus IPA.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. This ale is hard to fault. It is amazing.

It looks fantastic. A little darker than many IPA's, it starts with a big chunky head that dissipates.

The aroma is sublime. This is a beautiful smell. Pungent, floral. Fresh.

The taste is similarly really great. It's a blend of malty, pungent, a little bitter. Wonderful. The aftertaste is sweeter and easy but not too much so.

This is a really wonderful IPA that I want very much to find more of.

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Photo of Zach136
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by 4-17, enjoyed 3-27

Appearance: Clear honey body, thin head, OK lacing.

Aroma: Moderately intense blueberry and pink grapefruit hop aroma. I could imagine some next level greatness if I was drinking a fresher bottles.

Flavor: More of the same, as the nose, with the citrus hop taking the forefront.

Mouthfeel: Relatively dry dissipating finish, refreshing.

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Photo of PA-hunter
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 6.4% abv

Appearance- Pours a dark copper-orange (darker than the typical IPA by a bit). Somewhat cloudy. Has quite a loftly, creamy head to it with lasting retention.

Smell- Strong citrus aroma of oranges and grapefruit. Sweet floral notes as well.

Taste- A dry, crackery-like malt flavor builds into a citrus bomb of grapefruit. Pine also takes a big step as well. This leaves the palate with a sharp, dry bitter-hop finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium-heavy in body with active carbonation. Dry.

Overall- A well named, big flavored IPA. Not quite at good as this brewery's Inversion IPA which is a few notches higher IMO. Interesting color to this beer as well. Packs a hop punch indeed.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

American IPA brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops, so one expects this to smell and taste like a big bowl of ripe tropical fruit. Poured from a bottle into a Goose Island tulip. Beautiful pour. Dark gold and amber and a solid 2.5 fingers of rocky white head. Decent retention and big clumpy lacing. Sharp fruity nose. Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, fresh biscuits, and bubblegum.

Light body with a sharp, firm feel and a hop-forward, mildly astringent flavor. Very little, if any, malt backbone. Up front I get oyster crackers, then lemon rind, grapefruit juice, and tonic water. Pithy, stony bitterness throughout, but with a tropical fruity character that makes it quite pleasant. Dry finish with considerable dank hoppy flavors lingering.

Overall, a really good IPA with an exceptional finish. I do think it could use a bit more of a substantial malt backbone to support all those hops. It's not unbalanced or overly bitter, just kind of a ``small'' beer for all that hop flavor. It's like a tiny car with a huge motor in it that threatens to push the car so hard it spins completely out of control. If there's an imperial version of this with a beefed-up malt bill, I want it!!!

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Photo of BenAdvocate
1.8/5  rDev -57.1%
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 jwc215
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best by 6/10/15:

Pours copper amber with a thin lasting head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is citric (orange) with floral/woody spicing and a hint of caramel.

The taste is of fresh mandarin orange with grapefruit and tropical fruits. Enough sweet malt backbone is there to tie the hop goodness together without it becoming too bitter or raw. Balanced spice in the long, juicy finish.

The body is juicy and creamy smooth.

A fruity, wonderful IPA! Plenty of citra and mosaic hops with enough malt to give balance and smoothness. Very enjoyable!

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Photo of shreda19
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A good beer for someone who isn't a fan of bitter IPAs. Light and citrusy, slightly hoppy but balanced nicely with the fruit flavors. It has a non-bitter and pleasant finish.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for the bottle

A: Medium to burnt orange, with some deep gold and light copper tones - some clarity around the edges, but mostly hazy - pours with a medium sized, white head, fades to a wispy cap and leaves some nice lacing

S: A sweet, potent citrus blast - Citra and Mosiac are both in abundance, and they work very well as a team, imparting ripe grapefruit juice, flesh, and zest, orange, tangerine, mango, pineapple, melon, and lime - more or less smells like tropical fruit juice, at times - above-average malt presence here, with some pale malts, caramel malts, and caramelized malts - somewhat sweet, with some tropical citrus candy

T: Smells like juice, but actually tastes like beer - loads of citrus, with grapefruit flesh and juice, ruby red grapefruit, orange, pineapple, mango, melon, and a hint of stone fruit - moderately bitter, with some lingering pithy bitterness - sweet caramel malts, with some pale grains and some caramel candy

M: Medium body, a bit oily, low carbonation, hoppy

O: Where's Fresh Squeezed Abyss?

Another tasty offering from Deschutes... I am not surprised. I don't love this as much as Inversion, but my only actual complaint is that it's ultimately too sweet. The nose on this is borderline absurd.

Update: This is consistently better on tap than bottled. For that reason I have bumped my Overall from 4.0 to 4.25.

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Photo of wedge
3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Foggy amber with a thick, slowly receding head that settles to a milky layer. Interesting fruity hop aroma...peach, grapefruit, apricot, pineapple, lime, and mango mixed in with some grass and perfume-y floral notes. Floral, fruity hop flavor with lingering oily resins on a bed of fresh grain. Creamy melon, stone fruit, and berries. Plush medium body. Fruity, as expected - fruitier than I tend to prefer actually, but undoubtedly well-crafted.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Good till June 10th 2015.

Deep amber red and bright crystal clear appearance. Looking right through this with hints of orange on the edges and nice creeping slow carbonation. Head is a nice simple tan, three to four fingers and has lots of staying power. Creamy top clumps and falls in on itself, with pill and fine soapy lacing. Great looker.

Hop action with a good mix of sweet caramel. Nice hints of mellow fruit and candy to tropical sweetness. A bit perfume like, perhaps floral but pushing a melon like quality a bit. Very soft aroma almost on the malt with mellow toffee and almost biscuit, but definitely with the hops on the front and forward. Strange sense of banana sundae like quality as well.

Real nice juiced palate. Light toasted malts accent through a good juicy and light body that makes the hops really come out. Tropical notes and melon seem to pop if so much burst with a juicy quality. Interesting that the toffee angle really takes a back seat but gives the sweetness to the hop tropics just wonderfully. Mild sense of mint and herbs on the finish as well, big yet very clean, even some tea softness.

While not a big whammo of hops or stunning, it's a great fun beer and I like the amber character to this which is sort of more supportive but giving much to the flavor. Another Deschutes winner for me.

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

3/21/15 (Bottle) - Dark copper pour, nice pillowy white head, little carbonation. Good hops aroma with, citrus also noticeable. Excellent hops taste, nice contrast with the fruits more noticeable via taste than smellof citrus and grapefruit. Good texture, feels good and strong going down. Very good beer.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Best by 6/10/2015. Served in a snifter glass 3/20/2015.

A- Dark copper body. Looks clear for the most part, but it's quite dark. Two finger white head with excellent retention time. Splotches of lacing. A bit darker than I would like for an IPA.

S- Sweet caramel, toffee, crisp grapefruit, citrus, a bit of passion fruit, pine. Lots of hops up here, although it is still on the sweeter side.

F- Caramel, grapefruit, citrus to start out. Reasonably hoppy, although the caramel kind of takes over towards the middle of the palate. Candied sugar. Moderately juicy passion fruit and citrus throughout, but again it seems to be masked a bit by the sweetness of the malt. Bitter citrus on the finish.

M- Medium bodied, substantial, nicely carbonated, mildly prickly but not excessively so, good citrus bitterness on the backend.

O- Pretty good, not as good as I was hoping it would be, but it's solid. I think its current ratings seem to be benefitting from the fact that it's been around a while. I honestly think it's on the sweeter side for me and would like it to be drier than it is.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a fairly clear, copper color. Head is frothy, concave and off-white. Lots of lace. Nose is not as intense as I was hoping. It's a fresh bottle, too. Hops are juicy. It sorta smells like a hop medley instead of any specific scents. Sweet citrus, some spicy hops and band aid. Some grassy aromas, too. It doesn't scream Citra and Mosaic hops. A bit of peach hop. I enjoy the flavor more. Actually far more balanced than the name leads me to believe. Candied citrus, hops with some spicy hops, more sweet/fruity hops, some pine and a notable amount of sugary, cara-bread malt. Finishes with medium bitterness. Moderate carbonation. Was expecting something a bit different. Still decent. Bonus points for effectively creating the "fresh/juice" naming technique that many breweries have imitated with their hoppy beers.

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Photo of Brown120
2.72/5  rDev -35.2%
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 flavor....it was just meh.

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Photo of Chris_the_Tartar
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice hops smell, and tastes crisp and hoppy, though not overly so. Hips are not overpowering, this could be a beginner's IPA. Not an IPA Id bend over backwards for, but quite enjoyable.

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Photo of patpbr
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Poured into a pint with an amber ale appearance.
S - Tropical
T - Mango, pineapple, grapefruit, a bit of citrus and pine.
M - Medium body and bitterness
O - This is one great IPA, its in the heavyweight category.

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Photo of kitch
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12oz bottle poured into a La Chouffe tulip. Best by 22 May 2015.

A: Poured a deep amber orange colour with slightly less than one finger head. It’s darker than most IPAs but appears clear.
S: It has a nice aroma but its not exactly leaping out. When it does appear though, its with nice tropical fruits and pine.
T: Mango, pineapple, more tropical fruits, pine, so good… with some grapefruit bitter ending.
M: Crisp, slightly sticky, medium body and medium carbonation. Feels great in my mouth.
O: A very nice IPA which I would definitely buy again if I could.

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Photo of BellinghamBeerGuy
4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer. Exquisite aroma of citrus and hops (of course). Deep amber appearance. Average head. Great lacing. Flavor is what you'd hope for in a good IPA, citrus and floral. Very hoppy.

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Photo of Pop-Pop1
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall solid beer...hopsy but not over the top...malts and hops combine to make a nice mellow sweet hoppy beer...I recommend trying it to see what you think

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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 malt...no carbonation...sweet, not hoppy...don't let the hop bill trick you.

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Photo of SSS
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
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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