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Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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546 Reviews

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Reviews: 546
Hads: 4,258
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 27.27%
Wants: 315
Gots: 1,480 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ccrida on 12-31-2009

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
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Reviews: 546 | Hads: 4,258
Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.66/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap this afternoon at O Donalds in Youngstown

A- Body is a beautiful nearly transparent rich amber hue. Served with a 1-2 finger soapy white head that has good retention and leaves traces of lacing behind in the glass.

S- Nose is faint. Some pine, a hint of citrus, mildly hoppy.

T- Flavor is minimal upfront, a hint of citrus and some faint malt in the background. The finish is moderate in strength with a refreshing pine bitterness and a lot of citrus resin bitterness. The resin bitterness lingers on and on for awhile.

M- Mouthfeel is good- light to medium weight slightly oily body with medium carbonation.

O- Overall this was a decent IPA. There were a lot of IPAs on-tap that side by side were better than this one (revolution, little sumpin extra,head hunter). I generally really enjoy deschutes brews and I was surprised by the lackluster performance of this one.

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Photo of IPAGeorge
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip from a bottle.

A. A dark amber almost maple color fills my glass with a developing two finger head.

S. The aroma is tropical and fruity with a slight biscuity hop. Banana and Guava. Smells juicy.

T. Again a tropica and citrusl fruit taste. Almost banana/starfruit like. Slight biscuity malt that's perfectly balanced with the hops. Just enough bitterness. Grassy aftertastes makes you want to jump back in. But not in a bad way. Very nicely done.

M. Medium to light body with a mild prickly bite that progresses through the tasting and subsides slowly on the swallow. How I want an IPA to be.

O. Definitly one of the better IPA/APA's out there. And for how widely available it is it's always a good choice. Very sessionable. Just delicious. Well balanced. not overly complex. Just done right. Another great offering from Deschutes.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

Let the seduction of the tastebuds begin... at least for the hop-heads! Layer the mosaic and citra varieties upon a short caramel base and let the fireworks begin.

Like any IPA would, the ale pours with a turbulent golden-orange hue. Quick separation of beer and froth yields an arid and cottony head with long, lacing staying power. Citrus and tropical fruit hover above the rim and mesmerize the senses with red grapefruit, blood orange, pineapple, mango, passion fruit and herbal chive. Its thin caramel undertow give the initial taste of fructose, allowing the fruit impressions to seem candied or honey dipped.

The middle palate breams with those vibrant fruit flavors, expeically once the sweetness dries and the hop flavors project even more. Its bright and racy perfume turns to juicy Hawaiian punch and vibrant pulp, peel and ripeness. Growing bitterness is smooth and take on proportions of light citrus pith and fruit leaf, somewhat tea-like and herbal.

Its quick finish dries the palate with wonderful refreshment yet leaves the structure of malt to continue supporting the hop bitterness above. Medium-light on the mouth, its herbal closure is of chive, mild onion, light garlic and tomcat. ...but in the nicest way possible.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.59/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: copper color nice head looks to have good retention 

s: smells like oranges I'm getting a good bit of malt too I'm wondering how old 

T: not as citrusy as I would have thought not crazy malty but I'm getting a lot of Carmel bready taste

M: standard fair for an ipa nothing new

O: hope this keg is just Old because this beer isn't much of a citrus bomb I'm reserving too harsh of a judgement in case this was old but I'm not impresses

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Photo of BrewChatKen
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

This is an awesome IPA with a lot of complexity. Wonderful aromas start the show, it's a bit floral with citrus, lemon, tangerine, orange blossom honey and pineapple. That complex nose carries through to the palate where I got a smorgasboard of fruit flavors: lemon, lime, orange, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango. It was light and easy drinking and poured a deep amber with a white head. Really pleased this is now offered year round as it's a fantastic IPA with a lot of depth. I think it's particularly well suited to summer, but great year round.

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Photo of JohnIrving
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this at least 20 times. My absolute go to on summer nights.

Pours a translucent copper with a 1-2 finger head. From the looks you would guess it a malty IPA. But one drink reveals a citrus bomb. Citra and Mosaic work together in perfect harmony to provide a refreshing, sweet yet balanced ale. Not much bitterness to be found here.

It's my belief that if Deschutes were a smaller brewery, or if they released this in limited runs, then it would be one of the highest rated beers ever made. Thankfully they don't use Russian River or Three Floyds style tactics, because I love being able to easily get my hands on this.

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Photo of barczar
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Grapefruit, big oj, mango, resin, and toasted caramel malt form the aroma. Flavor reveals a melange of tropical fruit at the base, with a solid toasted malt backbone and a resiny, moderately bitter finish. Pith lingers in the aftertaste. Well balanced beer, with nice fruity flavoring hops. Peach emerges as it warms. Not quite as much hop flavoring as I expected.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Fantastically balanced fruity hoppy ipa. This beer is by far one of the best ipa's I've had. It looks, smells, taste and feels fantastic and plan to update this beer next time when I can analyze it better!

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Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

A: Copper with a tangerine tinge, almost no carbonation, and a finger of beige orange cream head.

S: Orange toffee, caramel, nail polish, dog food, garlic.

T: Orange candy, toffee, toasted malty notes, dull bitterness on the end.

M: Medium thick syrupy body, medium low carbonation.

O: I got this at Rimping Market in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Drank Oct 21st, 2014. I think the shipment overseas took its toll on the freshness of this beer. The downside to having the word 'fresh' on a label means in 20 years the label will remain, in spite of the changes within. Kind of toffee, malty like taste, with muted orange flavours. Tastes good, just no longer fresh.

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

A: Typical yellow-orange color with a nice cream white head.

S: Strong grapefruit and some hop character.

T: Huge citrus and grapefruit notes. Like I'm biting into one. Wet wet wet hops and lemon juice. Some zest.

M: Right in the middle.

O: Awesome IPA. Personally, I wasn't super fond of the fruitier character of this one. But it was supreme nonetheless.

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Photo of doktorhops
4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deschutes Brewery has been one of the US brewers I’ve been trying to get my hands on ever since I began walking... the day after having a big night out drinking American craft beer (see how important it is to finish some sentences). Anyway Deschutes, Russian River and The Alchemist are all up there in my fantasy beer world. Well no longer for Deschutes (take that brain!) as The Durham (Canberra) managed to get a few of their brews in and I went straight for the big guns: Fresh Squeezed IPA.

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Hazy deep amber body with a 2cm off-white head - smack in the middle of classic IPA territory yes. 9/10.

S: Pineapple forward with citric/pine notes and hints of caramel malt. Tropical and citric hops domineering throughout this fantastic aroma! I want this in an aftershave... actually scratch that, an aftershave of this would have me salivating constantly - somehow I think ladies might get the wrong impression of me from this. 10/10.

T: Wow! All of the above (pineapple, citrus/pine) the balance between hops and caramel malts is superb - a master class in how to balance sweet/bitter characters. Tropical fruit from the Mosaic hops (which are fast becoming my favourite hop) mix well with the lemon/lychee Citra flavours. Someone told me the other day that Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA had better flavour but he was wrong - this beats it. 10/10.

M: Medium bodied with a light carbonation and plenty of hop oils sloshing around (in fact you could see oil drops in the pour). 8/10.

D: Verdict: My new favourite IPA. Although it’s pretty mild as far as hop bitterness in American IPAs go (it’s more like an American Pale Ale in this respect) it has such flawless balance, and the tropical/citric/pine combination I know and love. I reckon I could down a case of this quicker than a dying man in a desert. It’s 6.4% ABV and you hardly notice it. I’m having a double take here: I need to get it again just to make sure it really is this good or if I happened to have a miraculously good batch - the bottling date is August 2014 - fresh IPA at its best. 10/10.

Food match: Classic IPA cuisines for me are Thai/Vietnamese/Malaysian, however I have a feeling this Ale would be just at home with a gourmet pizza too.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Look- clear, ruby color. Pours a half finger of off white heat that retains well
Smell- juicy hops in the aroma, piney hop oil with light fruit and toasty malt notes.
Taste- like the smell, juicy hops upfront. Light fruit like apples, peaches and tangerines. Followed by pine and buscuity malts to provide balance.
feel- medium body, very moist and thin bubbles on the tongue.
overall- delicious and well balanced, sure to please new beer drinkers and seasoned advocates.

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Photo of Pegasus
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazy light amber in color, with a massive, dense head which occupies a third of the glass. Slight, slow-rising carbonation is present.

Aroma: True to its name, massive citric hops dominate the aroma, presenting grassy, pine, grapefruit, and peach rind aromas.

Taste: Opens with a wave of moderate pine hops. Sweet caramel is also present, but is overshadowed by the hops. AS the taste progresses, the hops are ascendent, dominating the taste with pine tar and grapefruit. Finishes with a long and lingering, moderate bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full, pleasing.

Drinkability/notes: A hop head's delight; it may be too much for the rest of us.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager Sensory glass.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Had this on tap at MonkeyPod in Maui. Pours a golden color, appealing. Foam is not thick, but finely bubbled and dense.
Fades quickly. Citrus hit the nose immediately, there is an underlying sweet smell.
Grapefruit, fairly bitter but not overwhelming. Full bodied, easy on the tongue.
Very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of beernbiology
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

This is a great beer. Floral nose, modest bitter, everything that a hop forward IPA is intended to be. Artistic brewing, a flat-out refreshing drink. Deep, respectful bow, facing North.

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Photo of BB1313
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by 1/14/15. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a light copper with nice transparency; fluffy off-white head that leaves sticky lacing and great retention. Looks great. The aromas start off extremely intense, but seem to die down after a bit. There's a nice blend of tropical and citrus notes. Orange and grapefruit are there followed by mango and pineapple. Some subtle bread and caramel notes in the nose. The malts become a bit more noticeable the more you get into it. The flavors are definitely sharp and crisp. Nice bitterness going on with a subtle sweetness. Lots of pineapple in the flavors. Clean brew. Mouthfeel is great. It's medium-bodied with nice moderate carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

This is a great IPA. I'm confused how the aromas started off so pungent, but then died down soon after, but oh well. The craftsmanship on this beer is impressive. This might be my favorite from Deschutes, to date. This is just an all around enjoyable IPA. Nice use of mosaic hops.

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Photo of Joe_Duvel
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Best IPA I've had yet. Sculpin IPA was my favorite, but after having this several times now it has officially surpassed Sculpin. Such a delicious and refreshing beer.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L- Beautiful copper/orange with a great two finger head that dissipates to creamy. Nice light lacing.
Smell- awesome combination of hop, citrus with a bite.
T- This is a top five IPA and might be top five overall for me! I am a sucker for the West Coast IPA. Makes me want to quit my job an be a brewery grunt. Perfect Citrus, piney combination up front with that magical malty/IPABite sliding down. Just enough hop to ooze out the nose while swallowing.
F- So many IPAs fail to bring all the amazing things happening with Hop Hop that they can't bring it together to enjoy in the end. This does it.
O- Like I said a top five IPA, possibly top five overall for me now.

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Photo of emerge077
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 09, 2013
Poured into a pint, the color is a dark saturated orange, some stray rising bubbles, and and an ample two-finger layer of off-white foam on the surface. Lots of lacing, forming speckled rings in the glass.

Aroma is mild and fairly malty, some apricot and citrus plus a small floral element.

Citrusy candied orange peel, tangerine, bready caramel malt middle. Light to moderate bitterness, smooth creamy feel. Dry bitter finish. Pretty classic IPA structure on display here. Not bad, worth checking out.

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Photo of huck99
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Drank from a glass.

Look: Deep amber color.

Smell: hoppy, citrus. Sweet smelling.

Taste: Not as bitter as I expected. Sweet finish. Too sweet.

Feel: Like grape juice.

O: Another fine beer from Deschutes. Good to try, but with so many other great options, I probably won't get more of this.

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Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another brew for Saturday. This one is courtesy of a beer buddy, that's no longer on BA. Thank You Adam!

12 oz. bottle.

This is my first time reviewing this beer, I've had it now three times. Well enough of that, let's get down to business (beer is serious business). This brew pours gorgeous for an IPA. It's on the darker side, but I like it! This pours darker copper/dense amber body almost on the verge of being red. Nice off white spider lacing on my glass. This smells outstanding! Mosaic and Citra! Sweet ripe mango and grapefruit just seducing my nostrils! Nice hints of lemon peel and tea. Yeah, I just want to smell this beer for a while.... Now I want to taste this! This tastes just like the smell! Mango/pineapple with a slap of grapefruit meat. Lingering lemon qualities with a touch of herbal tea. The malts are sweet and balanced. This finishes dry and sweet with a smooth/clean bitterness. The feel is smooth medium-light body with tight fizzy carbonation.

Overall: I'm thinking this brew has become one of my favorite IPAs. The flavors are bright citric and tropical stone fruits. Even has a touch of tea like qualities. What grabs my attention the most is the balance of hops and residual sugars to make this like a hoppy soda. The smooth finish is also world class! I'm not going to kid, this brew is Recommended!

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Photo of hoagzzz
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Was not blown away. Pours a dark amber. I much prefer a golden hazy yellow. Overall nose and taste fairly nondescript. Not horrible, just not remarkable.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at BC's Pizza and Beer

A: Pours deep amber gold with a creamy white head that laces very nicely.

S: Citrus and tropical fruit hops backed with malt sweetness.

T: Juicy sweet tropical fruit and citrus hops, mango pineapple orange and a little grapefruit, followed with sweet toasted malt.

M: Creamy smooth, medium body, low carbonation.

O: Dangerously tasty and drinkable. One of my favorites.

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Photo of FLima
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber copper color with a thick beige head with great retention, lots of laces and keeping a constant plate.
Aroma with lots of pine, grapefruit, piñacolada and fresh oranges.
Initial bitter flavor with a great deal of mango and oranges, notes of grapefruit, pine, apples, toasted malts, spices, yeast and guaraná. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium to full body with mild carbonation.
Bold fruity IPA offset by a good deal of malt. Almost a DIPA given its malty base, very good but I'd rather reduce the malt intake. Great complexity although it seems its flavors is all mixed up.
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Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

This is a really solid IPA, perhaps my favorite Northwest IPA. Juicy citrus dominates this easy drinking brew. Availability is also very good on this. Good job Deschutes

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.