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Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Reviews: 521
Hads: 4,142
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 27.75%
Wants: 301
Gots: 1,380 | 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: 521 | Hads: 4,142
Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%

A - Pours a dark amber with a two-finger foamy white. Light sticky lacing.

S - Aromas of floral hops and citrus (orange, pineapple, and mango).

T - The taste is sweet with lots of orange, pineapple, and tangerine upfront. There is a good amount of floral hops mid palate. The malt come through in the finish holding everything together.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very juicy beer with a crisp mouthfeel.

O - This is a terrific IPA. Very juicy with lots of citrus flavors shining.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%

I've been looking forward to this one, as citra & mosaic are two of my favorite hop varieties. Best by 11/2614, poured into a tulip

A- pours a clear, deep golden color with a small creamy white head that reduces to a film, leaving some short lasting lace behind 4

S- explosion of citrus hops with aromas of orange marmalade, tangerine, grapefruit rind & orange pulp. Also picking up a hint of fresh mint leaf 4.5

T- citrus notes follow through to the taste with notes of fresh orange juice, tangerine & mint. Grassy and floral notes kick in, eventually finishing with some light bready malt 4.25

M- medium body with light carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish 4

O- love the citrus notes that, like fresh orange juice, very good 4.25

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Photo of Kris450
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Very nice IPA. Low bitterness and very fruity notes, likely owing to a citrus hop. Poured a nice dark tan and had a fruity aroma bursting out of the glass. I feel like as the drink warmed, the complexities of the beer surfaced and I enjoyed my time with it.

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Photo of IronLover
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%

Deep copper orange in color with a heavy haze. Poured with a short off-white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap that left sheets of wet lacings on the glass. Bursting tropical grapefruit, pineapple and an unbelievably fresh orange and lemon zest aroma with a strong malty presence and hints of pine. Medium bodied with subtle, yet tangy carbonation through the middle. Fresh orange and lemon hop flavors up front followed grapefruit and pineapple into the middle. Tropical flavors transition briefly to a minty freshness and then to bitter pine hops at the end. Strong malty backbone throughout. Finished semi-dryly with a light lingering hop bitterness. An incredible display of hop aromas and flavors.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%

The beer pours a strong and vigorous tan head that is foamy. The beer itself is a clear dark amber with orange and slight brown notes. The beer smell has a very tropical note with hints of mango, light apple cider, and a bit of honey sweetness to take down the hoppiness a little bit. The beer taste is similar to the smell but with stronger notes than and a bit more bitter and grapefruit hop note. The malt also comes out a little bit. The beer mouthfeel is fairly smooth with a medium body but on the heavier side with very light carbonation. Overall, a very good and tropical IPA. Totally worth drinking again.

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Photo of JWU
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%

growler fill from Friendly Greek, Lancaster, PA. Poured into a tumbler glass.

A- a very clear amber with orange hues. BIG light khaki head. Fantastic lacing.

S- lots of pineapple, grapefruit, mango and orange. Some underlying bigcuity and slightly caramel malts.

T- So juicy. Follows the nose, and while it's bitter, for the sheer amount of hop flavor you get, you would think this would be crushingly bitter. An absolute showcase of Mosaic and Citra. Nice interplay of juicy sweetness and bitterness ont he finish.

M- lighter side of medium bodied, with a lightly dry, and juicy finish.

O- Possibly the most well crafted IPA I'v ever had. Deschutes has NEVER made a beer I didn't think was exceptional.

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Photo of SerialTicker
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've been wanting to try this beer for quite awhile, so after seeing it in Minneapolis, I knew I had to get myself a six-pack to see what all the fuss was about.

Appearance: Copper brown with just a slight hop hazing. Awesome soapy and creamy two finger head that stays for quite awhile. There's a nice amount of lacing on the glass as well. (4.75/5)

Smell: Orange rind and sweet malts. Not bursting up my nostrils, but there, and quite good. Not super complex, but this one has a pretty one-of-a-kind aroma... (4/5)

Taste/feel: Pretty unique, which is strange to say given it's in a style that generally has a lot of the same flavors. There's quite a bit of malt sweetness (well hey, just look at the color), but the hops are abundant like they ought to be. The hop blend makes for an interesting flavor. It truly does taste like there's some sort of fruit in this beer, because I haven't had a hop combination taste quite like this. The more I drink it, the more it reminds me of oranges and orange rind. There's a slight herbal quality to it with a little spiciness (tastes like that might be coming from the malt), but then also that orange juice and peel sort of taste as well. The feel is middle of the road all the way around and the finish is clean. Slightly bitter, but very clean. (4.25/5, 4.25/5)

It's a pretty one-of-a-kind tasting IPA. I wouldn't consider this a "World Class" beer, but it's pretty close as it's impressively juicy from the hops, but not all that bitter.

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Photo of Kuaff
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%

Fresh Squeezed IPA... POURED into my pint glass at about cellar temperature.

Beautiful in the looks department. Just over a finger of an ivory-colored creamy head, and one of those glowing golden amber hues with gorgeous clarity, but intricate, nigh-microscopic sediments are visible if I look close, ensuring me that this is not watery beverage, but a beer of substance. 4.45

It's simply amazing how bursting with tropical fruit aromas this is. Mango, pineapple, melon... just name a tropical fruit, and it's probably in here. And there's a very threshed-out blend of citrus, from sweet lemon and lime, to tangy orange, and bittersweet, piney grapefruit. 4.7.

The flavor continues to pelt me with tropical fruits with no regard for human life, and once it's through with that it says, "here, have a lovely piece of fresh-baked, biscuity bread as my apology for attempting to stone you to death with tropical fruit." Except the apology is laced with a bit of deceptively dank, piney, hoppy sarcasm, as this beer sneakily put some bitter pine needles in the bread, impressing not only breadiness, but astringent bitterness on my palate as well. 4.8.

Feel-wise, it is ideal. Medium to full, allowing the fruits, bread and hops to linger long. 4.4.

This is, put simply, a perfect IPA that is packed with an unbelievably intense, but balanced array of flavors.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%

Gorgeous glowing orange/amber color with a billowing frothy head. Perfumed and floral nose with touches of pine, tea leaf, nut and lemongrass. The flavor starts with a straight shot of hop resin, floral hop components, lemongrass, honeycomb and tea leaf. There's a nutty caramel backbone and a bitter pine finish. Fairly light easy drinking IPA. I don't get a lot of the Citra, mostly Mosaic, and this is pretty fresh, so I can't give it much higher a score.

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Photo of chinchill
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle purchased in Eugene and consumed on the banks of Oregon’s McKenzie River.

Appearance: clear deep red-amber with a semi-durable, frothy bone-colored head. Excellent lacing.

Aroma: Sweet with a touch of toffee and with a delightful but unexpected
faint hint of fruit brandy. Way less grapefruit and hops aroma than expected.

Flavor: A touch low in hops for an IPA, but the hop load seems well matched to the malt base, so no complaints. Fruity with both citrus (including orange) and tropical (including pineapple) elements. Mild bitterness is low for style.

Feel: Lively medium carbonation. Nearly medium body.

O: excellent, super-fruity IPA.

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Photo of ELS
3.11/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm a big fan of Deschutes Brewery with a particular liking of their porters and stouts. While on vacation I picked up a six of Fresh Squeezed. My expectations were pretty high based on other reviews. I have to say that I was underwhelmed. The color is a unique orange color and the beer pours with a nice foamy head, but the taste seems strange to me. It really has an orange citrus flavor (I know, no fruit was harmed) that seems unnatural. The only bad comparison is Magic Hat #9 with a strange apricot taste. Same for this beer but with orange. It just hits me wrong. I thought it might be that my palette was off but after 3 bottles I still feel the same way. I give it a mediocre review.

Had this beer again on tap to see if I was missing something. Nope, still tastes the same way to me.

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Photo of matjack85
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

I picked this up as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL. 12oz brown bottle with both a bottled on AND a best before date stamped on the label. This one was bottled on 07/09/13 and it's best before date is 11/13/14, so it should still be very drinkable. This beer is part of their "bond series", whatever that means.

The beer poured a clear and beautiful shade of reddish/amber with a 1-finger white head on top. The head only lasted a minute and it didn't leave much lacing, but the color and clarity was stunning.

Nice citrus hop aroma.

This is delicious. Big citrus flavor - mostly orange, pineapple, and other tropical fruits, with a touch of pine thrown in for bitterness. There is also a hard candy sugary sweetness to it along with a touch of honey, caramel, and bready malt to balance off the hops. It's a great blend of flavors.

Creamy smooth mouthfeel, nedium bodied, and highly carbonated.

A delicious American IPA. Another winner from Deschuttes.

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Photo of Subrew
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Sampled this at Deschutes last weekend, and brought home a growler. Great up front citrus hop aroma and flavor, with fairly minimal bittering. One of my favorite IPAs.

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Beautiful appearance ... foamy head, nice lacing, deep golden color.

Taste is a good balance between malt and hops. There are hops, lots of them, very citrusy, but there's also a lot of malt in the flavor, and in the end, not very much bitterness, surprisingly enough. Tons of flavor, and fairly complex.

The mouthfeel is full, even almost creamy.

Overall, this is my favorite straight IPA, certainly the best one available around here on a regular basis.

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Photo of hopflyer
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%

Best by 10/17/14

Pours dark gold, hazy, and some fine sediment. One finger head.

Smells of mango, honeydew, and orange. Some cantaloupe too? Very tropical.

Huge citrus hops off the bat with the mango and orange mostly. Sweet tropical fruit and pretty low on the bitterness. Really taste like a fruit juice more than a beer. Not sure I've had anything like this without at least some bitter aftertaste.

Medium carbonation and pretty light body. Clean finish. Thirst quenching.

The name of this brew fits perfectly. Most tropical fruit forward beer I've ever had. I really do like it but I think it needs a little more bitterness to tame the sweet juiciness. Nonetheless, an awesome example of what craft brewers can do.

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Photo of Mojo
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle -> Dogfish glass

A - deep amber pour, very clear with a big three inch head. Retention and lacing are both excellent.

S - Wonderful tropical fruit aromas. Not complex, but very delightful.

T - Sweet malt with honey and apple notes well balanced by a hop profile that has orange, grapefruit, mango, and pineapple flavors. There might be a bit of pine in there.

M - good carbonation, not much of an aftertaste.

O one of the best IPAs I've ever had. A shout out to my brother-in-law for bringing this back from Iowa for me.

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Photo of mpipe
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Dirty amber and orange hue. Small white head with nice retention. Pour it fast, don't be shy.

S: Citrus and fresh hops. Nothing amazing yet not unappealing either.

T: Amazing, busy and perfect. Full of hops with balanced citrus. Hints of pineapple, orange and passionfruit. Well balanced with the malts. Slightly heavier than most IPAs which I hoped for. Didn't get boring with each new bottle (uh-oh).

M: Full and finished well. No complaints.

O: Perhaps one of the best IPAs I've had. This one is what you want on a hot summer day or in the evening.

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Photo of 98green
3.31/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I'm not sure what's missing in this one. I've given it multiple looks on tap thinking maybe I got old stock or bad lines. I'm a sucker for Citra and Mosaic, so this one should be right in my wheelhouse. I don't get that expected juicy citrus in either the nose or taste. Maybe this is intended to be malt forward, because it is that, but my hopes were for something more bright and fruity

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Photo of CarlosRuizsChauffeur
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poors a medium amber and orange brown with a light brown bottom. A bit darker than a usual IPA. Small white head and a translucent body
S: Smells hoppy and not very alcoholic
T: The perfect amount of hops, not too bitter with a nice bite of citrus. Tastes faintly like pineapple, or even passionfruit. Perfect amount of tang from the orange. A nice balance with the malts. A bit fuller than most Indian Pale Ales
M: A nice thickness and great consistency
O: Definitely worth trying especially if you like IPA's. It is a clean, yet satisfying

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Photo of TaylorIPA19
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Dark orange with medium carbonation - smells very sweet, almost candy like - citra hops are super strong, explode on the tongue and leave a lasting bite - reminiscent of Clown Shoes' Space Cake DIPA - Beer gets better as it warms - not my style but solid

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Thanks, Darren.

A: Bright gold with an off-white one-finger head that lingers down to medium sized bubbles. Thick lacing. Pretty.

S: A citrus factory featuring grapefruit, mango and pineapple.

T: Semi-sweet, smooth, balanced. A terrific caramel malt/grapefruit hop tango. Very low bitterness. Just got it in before the freshness date expired.

M: Medium with medium/thick carbonation. Very full and rich.

O: Another great reason that non-hopheads can enjoy IPA's. The balance is terrific. Recommended.

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Photo of KMachHops
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Very little head that disappears fast. Dark orange almost red like copper.
Smell: Citrus bomb.
Taste: Lemon, oranges and mild bitterness at the finish.
Mouthful: More carbonation than I like.
Overall: Hops like a double IPA but very drinkable. Almost a everyday beer.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz Brown bottle with a pry-off cap and a best by date of 09/16/14. Poured into an Odell snifter.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber with a faint haze; 1 finger of head

Smell: Fruity hops with a piney spruce note

Taste: Similar to the aroma with a lot of grapefruit upfront with citrus bitterness coming in the middle and a piney finish with a hint of pale malt

Mouthfeel: As evidenced by the name, theres a lot of flavor and juiciness like orange juice

Overall: I am very impressed an IPA like this comes year-round now. This IPA does a great job of having the feel of a "fresh hop" IPA even if it isn't the season and there aren't fresh hops used in it. This is priced very reasonably where I am and its a great choice for someone wanting an IPA full of flavor without the alcohol bite of a DIPA

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Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Beautiful burnt orange color with a thin 1/4 inch head that quickly dissipates and leaves a white ring around the glass. Minimal lacing

S: smells of pineapple and citrus

T: clean tropical and citrus fruit flavor followed by hints of malt with a grassy and bitter but not overwhelming hop presence.

M: Good carbonation that provides a pleasant tingling sensation.

Great IPA, but hard to find and expensive at $3.99 a bottle.

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Photo of majorbase2
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber color with a small light brown foam head. Dissipates quckly. No lacing.

Aroma is sensational. Lots of tropical fruits. Led by grapefruit, followed by pineapple, mango, peach, and orange. Very sweet. A bit of floral note. A hint of pine. Finishes up with just the slightest hint of caramel malt.

The taste is not quite as in-your-face as the aroma, but is still very good. More of the tropical fruits, led by mango and grapefruit. Some lightly toasted malts and a small amount of pine resin. Not quite as hoppy as I expected. Goes down incredibly easy.

Medium-light mouthfeel. A little bit sticky. Not a ton of carbonation. Refreshing, and the combination of great taste and drinkability makes this one danger.

Overall, this is a fantastically tasty IPA. Bursting with tropical fruit flavors, you won't find as many flavorful brews as this. Strongly recommended. Very complex palate but surprisingly sessionable. This might be one of my new favorites.

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 521 ratings.