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Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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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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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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Photo of dannycohen62
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
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%
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 +7.1%
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 +4.8%
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 +3.1%
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 -5.2%
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 -15%
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 -3.6%
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%
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 +13.1%
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 +11.2%
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 -18.3%
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 +11.4%
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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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.