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Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

575 Reviews
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Reviews: 575
Hads: 4,412
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 26.73%
Wants: 341
Gots: 1,592 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States | website

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: 575 | Hads: 4,412
Photo of gcuneen
4.89/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I love fresh hopped brews and nugget hops. I just tried this at a local pizza shop and loved it. Great blend of citra, mosaic and nugget hops. Remarkably smooth - with much less of that dry bitter bite you often get with fresh hopped ales. I think this is my new favorite beer.

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Photo of ____beer____
3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A little more on the sickly sweet side then what im use to from an IPA. Kind of sticky on the lips. Has the viscosity of warm syrup, heavy in the mouth. Good frothy head. Citrus flavor is more orange than grapefruit but it still leaves that bitter dry rind afterteaste.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured 1 finger of off-white, slightly brown head. Excellent lacing. Medium carbonation.

This has an excellent nose. Heavy tropical fruits. I get A TON of pineapple and mango on the nose.

Taste is wonderful and balanced. Enough hop bitterness to remind that this beer is an IPA yet enough malt sweetness to calm everything down. It melds so well that the flavors are well unified. I get as much grapefruit and citrus as I do hop florelness. End is a mild bitterness that doesn't linger and is cut by the malt.

Overall this is just a good sessionable(?).... Great, balanced west coast IPA, which seems to be more elusive these days with the desire total hop bomb beers. I would pair this with more mediterranean food such as whole roasted fish and a mango salad/ chutney. I give it a 95.5 boardering 96. It would get higher if it had just a touch more hops.... The middle of the mouth just lacks that full punch. It's there but just not 100 percent ( more like 90 percent).

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Photo of untitledeuphoria
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by 12.24.14. Drank 12.20.14. Poured into a 16oz shaker pint.

A: Deep, red tinted copper... hazy... no visible carbonation. One finger of thick, creamy, eggshell head. Leaves a moderate soft lacing while fading to a thing cap.

S: Brights fruits, light malts... just enough to mellow out the hops. Freshly trimmed flowers, very sweet and floral.

T: Smooth bitterness, not biting at all. Fresh, clean hops... bright and clear fruit... likely oranges and stone fruit. Lightly spiced. The Mosaic hops really shine here.

M: Smooth, creamy, low carbonation. Feels exceptionally silky for a IPA.

O: A wonderfully balanced IPA. Something I could enjoy time and time again, while recommending to others.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Clear orange, with a hint of brown, transparent body. White head, moderate on pour, fairly quick to fade to a cast across the top. Lacing is robust.

S - Big fruit hop, with a bit of wild elements, forming up cat pee, body odor, and other not-so delicious elements in quick succession, typical for the Citra and Mosaic being featured. But mostly it is grapefruit and orange, a citrus hop extravaganza.

T - A burst of fruit flesh, orange oils, and lemon zest, grapefruit pith, hints of passion-fruit and mango, with a nice malt backbone to give some sweetness. The close keeps the bitterness moderate, not disagreeable. Almost minty herbal elements also emerge near the end.

M - Light and easy, crisp and clean. A slight menthol-like tingle in the close.

O - This one is quite a trick. A big hop bouquet, with fruits all over, but only a mild malt sweetness, and very little of the bitter turn I generally expect with such a fruit forward start. If this were available through Indiana distribution, it would definitely enter my stable of regular IPA drinkers.

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Photo of jooler
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a really interesting ipa. Initial taste is slightly malty then the hops come rushing in then my tongue stings with the bitterness. It's alright

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Photo of JLaw55
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh Squeezed is definitely an appropriate name on this one. A very juicy, mouthwatering citrus hop bomb. Not too much malt on the back to let the hops really shine through, but still has just enough to keep them from becoming overly bitter. Very tasty, with a beautiful orange/amber red color and smooth medium mouth feel.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes

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Photo of ZBowden
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear copper amber with small white head, smells of huge citrus and florals, tastes of bitter pine and grapefruit, thick mouthfeel almost chewy.

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Photo of Scott17taylor
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect example of a citrus bomb IPA. This is a great go to ipa. It is pure citrus from the aroma to the flavor. This is one of my favorite beers. I highly recommend anybody who can get it try it.

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Photo of Mikus
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Been looking for this forever... my son found it for me for Xmas. Poured from a 12 Oz into the Spiegelau. Deep, rich copper hue. Finger of egg-cream colored head. Nice lacing, all day long. Explosion of grapefruit, everything citrus, clean bitrerness, fantastic aromas. Grapefruit up front, super clean, balanced, right amount of bitterness, that hint of Mosaic, very hop forward, just a hint of biscuit. Medium mouthfeel, right on the $$$ for an IPA IMO! Clean is the name of the game! Lived up to my expectations and then some. Love Deschutes! Seek this out!

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
2.68/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a growler blind from the high review. Man was I disappointed. No hope, poor malt bill, unpleasant bitterness not from hops. Yuck. Terrible aroma, look is too dark. Does not taste like an IPA, tastes like a small brewery APA that is subpar. How disappointing. Hope that this growler maybe was just off, but it came from a very reliable source in DC.

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Photo of eduardostewart
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

i didnt think this was that great when i first tried it. however, everything i bought after having this i kept comparing it to. nothing came close. seems i did love this brew more than i knew. now i had to get another case.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Misty dark orange with a full finger fluffy head that slowly and messily recedes to some moderate lacing.
Bottle's old and that's really obvious from the smell. Fruity hops barely surpass the sticky caramel. Clear biscuit, faint pine, faint tropical notes. Not much here.
Taste fortunately has more hop, bitter sweet citrus in the front with juicy orange, lime and pink grapefruit, followed by pineapple, faint mango juice. Lots of caramel sweetness to back those flavors up. Biscuit toastiness. Pine towards the finish, but mostly grassy bitter hop. Probably lost a big part of the piney note over time.
Medium body and carbonation, smooth, pretty long finish. Hoppy aftertaste, biscuit, just a bit of fruit (still with a faint tropical hint).
It was good, but it's certainly better than this when fresh. Maybe next time.

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Photo of MigueLitros
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very interesting experience that this pure hoppy beer gives you. Imagine the early morning dew hanging of the green pine tree, the chilly fog has just lifted making way for a warm ray of light to shine upon your cool face. Have a pint of fresh grassy hops... It will highlight your day.

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Photo of TheVolk23
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

This is not only a great IPA, but it's also the perfect gateway beer for those looking to tread into hoppier waters without the full blast of hops that some of Deschutes' other beers have. The perfect balance of hop bitterness and fruity sweetness. I myself have highly hoppy tastes, so this is on the milder end for me, but this beer never disappoints.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's nice to come across a beer from a brewery like Deschutes that I have somehow never had. Nice level of pine and hop spice accents. Consistent and unwavering flavor. Smooth feel. very easy drinker. Love this brewery.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap (definitely needs a re-review):
Edit: had what appears to be a fresher (much) version of this on tap, very juicy. Definitely need to re-look at this for a fresh version, I'd probably give this a .25 higher.

Pours an nice orange with maybe the slightest haze. Head is at least a finger, and sustains quite well goth a fluffy film and some decent lacing. Nose is actually quite weak to me at this point, but is cracker grain, tropical fruit and a hint of bubble gum, and the lack of strength is a markdown that may require a re-review.

I think my tastes are changing towards liking a slightly crisper IPA than this. This beer pour is a bit more bready to me, and also a bit malty. I like a nice malt to bitter balance, but this one is a bit heavy handed on the malt, perhaps it's the sweet tropical fruits also.

Sorry to do overall before taste/mouthfeel, but: taste starts more cereal-towards-bread, medium heavy, brown sugar, dark bread maltiness. There is a pine-based bitterness in the background that sort of survives the journey to the end taste in various strengths. In between is, to me, a mango-heavy tropical fruit.

(Note: my first tastes from my friend's pour was more impressive than mine. I reviewed on this tasting, which I gave a lower rating than my initial impression).

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Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

Currently on tap at Whole Foods Sawmill. Fruity hops dominate the flavor paired with a slightly bitter aftertaste. It reminds me of a local pale ale from Seventh Son that features Mosaic hops.

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Photo of uvachief
4/5  rDev -4.5%

12 oz bottle. Pours to a 1/3 finger of head that quickly dissipated. Aromas of citrus and pine. Very clean with little bite back. Tastes of pine and citrus. Clean after taste. Very pleasant.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Deschutes snifter. Purchased in Philly. Best by Feb 2015

Pours a deep amber body with a big thick off-white head that reduces slowly to leave spotty lacing.

Aromas of fresh citrus, tropical fruits, pineapple, and floral notes shine through.

Big juicy tropical and citrus notes on the tongue, a nice hoppy bite sitting on a light malt backbone. Very nice.

Easy drinker, medium-light body with medium carbonation.

Solid IPA. It would be part of my lineup if I had constant access to it!

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

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden. Pours copper orange with a one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving sticky webs of lace on parts of the glass.

Smells of caramel and toffee sweetness, pine resin, dash of fresh grass, bit of citric fruit juice and some mildly toasted bready grain. Taste is mainly chewy grain and caramel sweetness up front quickly being joined by the juicy and piney hops. Smooth body and feel with plenty of hop bitterness lingering after the finish.

Overall a solid IPA. It packs plenty of flavor and is pretty easy to consume. I would definitely get another in the future.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Deschutes "Fresh Squeezed IPA"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BEST BY: 02/14/15 0531 7" & code "265 D-2 1357"
$1.183 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

A rough pour brings up a massive head of frothy light-khaki colored foam over a hazy amber-orange/copper colored body. No bubbles can be seen rising, but there's clearly particulate is suspension. Over time the head drops to a solid 1/8" surface covering, leaving behind fairly solid Belgian-lace. The aroma is noticeable right from the start.

Softly sweet citrus greets you in the nose. It's mainly pineapple, but there's a hint of tangerine as well. Some other fruitiness backs it, and it's quite pleasantly rounded by notes of apple and pear.

Not surprisingly, the hops return in the flavor. They're bold up front, but they also continue all of the way through, lingering in the finish. This will probably seem exaggerated, and to a certain extent it is more detailed than the more focused "swallow of beer" that's there, but the pattern as it crosses the palate seems to be: pineapple/pine, soft grapefruit/mango, apple/pear, blueberry, gently caramelish malt still accented by the apple/pear/blueberry/mango, citrus pith, tangerine, hop resin, rising bitterness, gentle chalkiness, and finally sweetish tangerine floating over a bed of residual bitterness with occasional flickers of pine, pear, mango/lemon, and resin appearing here and there. Wow! As you progress, the alcohol comes out a bit and it takes on a bit of a floral character. It's a long lasting finish, and I almost feel you should have a sip of water to help cleanse your palate so you don't miss anything on the next go round - of course that's not going to happen as it's almost too good to put down until you're at the very least 1/4 of the way through.

The mouthfeel is supple and smooth with a moderate carbonation that lends just a caress to the tastebuds. It's medium bodied, and it reminds me of a proper English cask ale.

I've never tasted blueberry in a non-"blueberry" beer before, so this is a new one for me! It seems to help pull everything together, and wrap it all in a nice little bundle somehow. It's remarkably drinkable, perhaps because the blueberry/lemon/mango characteristics soften what might otherwise be seen as a little bit raspy (the pine, resin, chalky citrus pith character); or it's just a really well-rounded and polished IPA. The soft and smooth mouthfeel, however, also has at least something to do with it. With less carbonic bite and sensation on the tongue the raspiness and bitterness appear more toned down (or at least not accentuated).

Given the price this one's a "no brainer"; and I think it might also appeal to people who wouldn't normally go for an IPA because it's not as brash as many can be. The bitterness remains, but the additional fruitiness makes it unique. Absolutely worth trying!

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Photo of SensorySupernova
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Appearance: Amber with an off-white head.

Smell: Big time fruity and floral hops.

Taste: Bitter up front with plenty of aromatic hop taste still coming through, into a strong malt backbone. Not too bitter, considering the aroma. I don’t taste the alcohol at all.

Mouthfeel: Moderately thick and carbonated.

Overall: Like drinking liquid hop candy! Enough malt to keep it from being too bitter, enough hops to satisfy the craving.

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Photo of SoCalBeerBabe
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Tasted on tap. Very fresh and light tasting. Citrusy. Definitely pick up on the grapefruit flavor. Wasn't for me at the moment, but will go back and taste again later. Might be for a tasting when in a different mood.

I was seeking something with more of a kick :)

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Photo of MNAle
3.62/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Amber color, light carbonation. Nice, fruity/citrus aroma. Off-white head that fades relatively quickly with good lacing. Good body/mouth feel. Citrus hops flavor matches the aroma, but it is well balanced by the malt presence. Not as bitter as expected for a west-coast IPA. The hops bitterness/citrus lingers in the aftertaste, but does not linger too long. I really like this one. More like a pale ale than a west coast style American IPA. (I know; this might be the KOD for you hop heads...)

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 575 ratings.