Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Reviews: 474
Hads: 3,951
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 282
Gots: 1,255 | FT: 8
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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: 474 | Hads: 3,951
Photo of Beersticles_and_MissyB
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours the expected transparent copper tone with minimal lacing

Smell: fruity, sweet hop characteristics, with grapefruit undertones. Slight residual pine smell

Taste: Sweet hoppy taste with notes of grapefruit with a touch of resin and soft florals.

Mouthfeel: Typical carbonation with a slight dryness.

Overall: Easily approachable, sessionable and balanced beer (381 characters)

Photo of richj1970
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

A: Pours a golden yellow with one finger fluffy head leaving some fairly heavy lacing.

S: Lots of citrus fruits. Orange and grapefruit stand out the most.

T: Big juicy citrus flavors with a touch of hop bitterness.

M: Medium body with a steady stream of bubbles.

O: Really nice IPA. I like the citrus forward IPAs quite a bit, and this one delivers in spades. (369 characters)

Photo of Zorro
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark amber with a distinct reddish tint to it. Tall tan colored head.

Smells hoppy and herbal woody with a cedar wood scent. Lesser grapefruit scent. Strange this has a distinct scent of peaches.

Starts out dry and with the taste of peach. Stays woody and dry.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall just an OK IPA. (305 characters)

Photo of bnes09
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Orange, gold color. Dense head with exceptional retention and coats the glass in creamy lace.

Dank aroma of bread grains with citrus and fresh salad thrown in.

Smooth bread grains suggesting buttered biscuits and corn bread. Fresh citrus, pine and leafy hop. Great balance.

Medium bodied. Perfect carbonation delivers a mouth full of soft, pleasant bubbles to the tongue allowing all the flavors to come to life. Smooth and creamy throughout with a dry, somewhat crisp finish.

This beer delivers exactly what it promises. A superb example of what an ipa can be when it is brewed with freshness as the primary goal. (619 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by 6/26/14 should be pretty fresh. Thanks to billquirk (reddit) for this one.

Pours a decent creamy almost 1 finger head that fades at a med to slower pace, nice wispy lacing, very hazy reddish orange color.

Nose is loaded With grapefruit fresh grapefruit juice and pith, little pine grapefruit flesh too, little tangerine and orange flesh as well, with a little candy sweet copper caramel malt base. Hint of fruity bubblegum. If it weren't for the sweeter caramel malts this would be great.

Taste starts a bit sweet as well, candy malts and caramel copper malts kick in right away, fair sweetness overall. Then after a bit, the hops finally kick in little grapefruit pith and flesh, plenty more orange juice and rind, little Clementine and creamy orange juice, little creamscicle, etc. And a weird citrus like flavor, almost Buddha's hand like. Finish is still a bit sticky sweet, little more sweet malt, candied orange peel note, some citrus, orange rind, hint of grapefruit pith lingering.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall a bit of a let down. Nice hop profile that would have been a lot better if not for the sweet candy and caramel malts that kinda get in the way. The lingering rind and pith bitterness doesn't mix well with the sweetness and candy either. (1,282 characters)

Photo of champ103
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a darker red than most IPA's. A two finger beige head forms with good retention and lace.
S: Pine resin up front, followed by a grapefruit, and orange rind. Juicy in the nose. Caramel and biscuit malts that gives a nice balance. A light lingering bitterness. Enjoyable.
T: Like the nose, but more juicy. Grapefruit, orange, lemon, and lightly resinous. Caramel sweetness, an biscuit malts for a great balance. A bit minty as well. There is a bitterness that lingers, but far from over barring.
M/D: A medium body and good carbonation. Crisp and ultra smooth at the same time. Really enjoyable to drink. I need to get some six packs.

Like usual from this brewery, a great beer. Enjoyable, well balanced, but with plenty of hop character for all the hop heads. Highly recommended. (788 characters)

Photo of ADZA
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light copper hue with a fluffy two finger ever present head and lacing everywhere quite the looker,the smell is strong pineapple,tropical salad and freshly torn orange leaves,the feel is full bodied with near perfect moderate carbonation and has tastes of strong citrus,tropical fruit salad,broken up with some sweet caramel malts and finished with a soft pine bitterness and overall yeah quite a nice IPA that I'd drink again cheers. (442 characters)

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

Pours a gold with dashes of red. Nice creamy looking white head.

Nose has a nice citrus burst- really quite deep and pleasant. There's also hints of boiled candy, yoghurt, and a kind of banana flavour. I initially thought the hop profile had hints of Sierra Nevada but I would say this one has more depth to it.

Taste is red malts and more hop profile- definitely reminds me of a Sierra Nevada beer a bit more here, perhaps one of their hoppy red ales. There is a hint of ethanol intermittently. Finishes a little bitter. I'm still getting that curious banana flavour here.

Mouthfeel is quite silky- about average carbonation. Definitely some potent bitterness here, another quality it shares with Sierra Nevada.

For a beer exported to Australia at decent prices and which probably doesn't have the benefit of great freshness it's a nice offering. Bitterness is a tad cloying though. (887 characters)

Photo of ZAP
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Darker than most IPA...a deep burnt orange color with light white head

S-Citrus...oranges, tangerines, lemons, limes

T-Nice citrus flavor from the hops but not bursting with hop flavor by any means. Perhaps the healthy dose of caramel like malt backing keeps it in check.

M-Medium bodied...light orange peal bitterness on the finish.

O-I think this is a relatively fresh bottle but I can't find a date on it for the life of me. It seems like I should be getting more of a pure hop aroma and flavor than I am so I wonder a little on the date but as it drinks tonight it is a balanced, flavorful easy drinking iPA that is not over the top in any aspect. (658 characters)

Photo of Liveupthere
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Short but sweet review. This beer is definitely the closest thing I've been able to find to Heady Topper. Really citrus-y and not too dry. A lot of taste from the front of the tongue to the back. i feel like the label does a great job of describing this beer. Freshly squeezed citrus taste. Great beer! (302 characters)

Photo of EveningCordial
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap.

A- amber and orange. One finger head with just a little lacing.

S- had to go full throttle and give this a 5 for smell. For my taste, it doesn't get better than a citra hopped IPA. I got tons of mango, pear, orange, grapefruit, and other citrus off the nose. Light on malt and not much pine off the hops.

T- lives up to its name. It's extremely satisfying to have an ale that tastes as fruity as this just from the hops. Super juicy and fruity. If I ran a marathon, I'd want some cups of this lined up at the finish line.

M- on the light side. Decent amount if carbonation. A session in disguise.

O- awesome job. This is a favorite IPA of mine and if it was more local, I'd line the fridge. The citra came to play and won. Very tasty and just about everything I look for from an IPA. Hop forward and juicy. If that's your interest than this is a must. (864 characters)

Photo of TheBrewo
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We crack a pair, pouring into our Great Lakes pint glasses. It glows an amber honey coloring, putting forth a solid two finger head of soapy manila foam. This retains decently, receding at a medium pace to leave Swiss cheese craters of lacing beautifully patterned around the glass. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be active, and uniform throughout. The nose is dank and vinous, resonating with big grapefruity, soapy, and herbal hoppiness. This is met by a base of clay, pale, wet wheatiness, challah breadiness, sweet bubblegum esters, tangy orange and lemon zest, doughy yeastiness, fruitiness of apricot, strawberry, and mango, and a fresh vined leafiness that persists despite warming. Our first impression is that the flavoring is so much sweeter than what we were expecting, but in the juiciest, most wonderful way possible. As we sip, the taste begins with sweet pales, mineral water, nickel, massive fruity and grapefruity punch from the citra and mosaics, dense pound cake biscuit toastiness, tropical fruity sweetness of mango and pineapple, chalk, and tang of Sweetart candies. The middle pushes forward with a transiently fleeting flash of bittering citric rind. This is speedily overpowered by notes of deeper caramel grain, raw honeycomb, gentle plastic phenols, and green grass earthiness. The end washes through with hearty, lemony citric and grassy hops, pinecone resins, cloying bubblegum esters, faint metallic tins, mineral earthiness, lemon balm, fresh plucked herbal rub, plastics, and distantly toasted pale maltiness. The aftertaste breathes of bittering, earthy citric and herbal hoppiness, hints of booze, orange rind and pith, mustard seed, light leathers, pine sap oiliness, biscuity pales, Elmer’s glue, and airy fruity esters. The body is lightly medium, and the carbonation is the same, with more prickle on the back than the front. Each sip gives nice slurp, smack, cream, and froth, with a wet finishing pop. The mouth is left soaked and watering, but this slowly dries into your basic puckered mold. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks like a champion.

Overall, the most enjoyable thing about this beer is its flavoring. This is just such a nice representation of each of the hop profiles here, and they blended beautifully across their similarities. Fresh Squeezed proves that the west coast can make an IPA without trying to kill you with hop bitterness. They run in the other direction but again, we were nicely surprised to find how sweet this beer is upfront. By the end, however, you do get a lot more of the organic, dirty bitterness from the hops, making for a nice progression and an ultimately pleasing contrast. This guy disappeared so fast we almost had to crack another two to finish the review. Hell, we’ll crack another two anyway, because this is one fine beverage. (2,854 characters)

Photo of farrago
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Crests around two fingers worth of cream white head, islands of bigger bubbles mixed around an even foam base, thick and splotchy lacing which clings nicely. Cloudy coppery red-orange colored liquid, its semi-opacity makes it difficult to see many bubbles, overall bright in a metallic way. Sweetly juicy and dense nose comprised of pink grapefruit and tangerine citrus and pineapple, mango, nectarine, peach fruit, the pine is ultra-sappy as well, strong cocoa powder presence too, there seems to be a herbal bite under all the sweetness but who can really tell. Medium-bodied, a soft and frothy attack turns drier by the finish as the carbonation fades and here the herbaceousness comes out stronger. Chocolate, coconut, vanilla notes blend into that flavorful base of pine, grapefruit and nectarine, papaya, pineapple, kiwi fruit, more confectionary here, pronounced maltiness. If there’s one area it comes up short it would be in thirst quenching refreshment, too gluey and heavy for that. That said, kudos for the powerful length of the primary flavors without it seeming tiringly redundant. Three bottles might be the most I could throw back in a sitting. (1,163 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into SN IPA glass, of course.
A little cloudy and more orange amber than some and nice full tan head and a good sticky lacing.
A great aroma. Very complex with great tropical fruits with a dense citrus, some hop oil and a hop richness. Clear firm malt background helps prevent excess. Wonderful.
Again with a balanced and nicely played hop complexity. Some drying on the finish with just enough astringency to want to go back for more...quickly. A little less tropical than in the aroma, but still there. Some sweeter citrus with a nice sweet tangerine, but also some flower and smooth tartness. Solid malt grounding with a subdued crystal letting the fruits of the hops shine. The negatives are a little soap and an occasional off-putting bitterness, but these are minor in scope and never supersede the enjoyable flavors
A little above average for carbonation, but it 's not hurting anything here, now. A little lighter than moderate feel. Reasonable smooth.
This is a very nice IPA. If they can match this yearly that would be a wonderful thing. (1,055 characters)

Photo of Niceroad77
4.79/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Beautiful medium to deep amber in colour with good foam and retention that leaves intricate lacing.

S: This is where things get really interesting. Lots of tropical aromas (pineapple, mangos…) with some citrus and pine earthiness. I could smell this beer forever and never get bored.

T: Is this a beer I am drinking or some kind of fruit juice? The most palatable beer I've had so far! Just like the smell, lots of tropical fruits, maybe a little sweet but not really. Great malts and hops! Citrus and pine needles too, the full package. Extremely well balanced.

M: Medium to thick bodied with great carbonation. Very creamy. Once again, what is it that I'm drinking? But in a very good way!

O: Might very well be the most palatable and greatest IPA I ever had. I'm a real hop head but definitely recommend this beer not only to IPA fans. This is so well balanced and has so much interesting flavours and aromas that I expect everyone can enjoy it. Wow! (962 characters)

Photo of DanDePuy
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I recently went on a boys trip to Portland and hit 10 different breweries. Deschutes has always been one of my favorites, but the Fresh Squeezed IPA became my all time favorite beer. The flavor was exactly what I look for - lots of hops, not too heavy, citrus flavor. (267 characters)

Photo of T100Mark
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a 22 ounce Weizen glass.

Appearance - Rust colored. Slightly hazy. Dense, tan head. Good retention. Great stickage. A fine looking brew!

Smell - Hop forward nose followed, quickly, by a whiff of earthy malt.

Taste - The hops are pronounced but not overpowering. The initial flavor is orange rinds but this is balanced, nicely, by a substantial malt backbone that is both toasty and sweet. Also, I detect a grassy, herbal flavor. Wow!

Mouth- Substantial. Tart and mildly fizzy.

Overall - My fear was that Fresh Squeezed was going to be yet another hop bomb but boy was I wrong. This beer is complex, balanced, and sophisticated. The flavors are prominent yet not overwhelming. Deschutes has, yet again, knocked it out of the park. (754 characters)

Photo of utfiero
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color- cloudy agave. Slight head.

Aroma- like a blend of grapefruit juice and apple pie.

Taste- Starts very mildly citrus with gentle hops, moving sweeter in the mid-body and finishing with definite apple notes with a refreshingly mild hop aftertaste. An excellent and unique IPA from Deschutes. This would interest non-hopheads and newbies to the category.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 11/8/2013. (489 characters)

Photo of santomark
3.62/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a very nice amber body, very darker than a traditional west coast IPA, pretty dark for an IPA of this content as well; you typically see this body in an Imperial. 1 finger head, dissipates fairly quickly. Little to no lacing.

S - Fresh, wow, you can tell this is fresh! Sweet pear, mango, pineapple, molasses, sugar, apples. Sweetness from the malt coming through, mild bread. A lot going on in this beer.

T - Nothing like the smelle, it tastes like a typical IPA with a bigger malt presence. There's this soapy taste, mild pine, subtle to no sweetness, and finally boozy.

M - Light to Medium body, dry finish.

O - This is the definition of "tease" in the beer world. Looked great, smelled amazing, but when it came down to it, everything in terms of the palate fell short. Very disappointed. I will pass. (819 characters)

Photo of lenayres
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Like this one. Had it at Buffalo Wild Wings on tap. Didn't enjoy the sample as it left a bitter and lingering aftertaste....guess it is definitely and IPA. I really enjoyed the citrus aroma and the mild citrus overtones of flavor. Lightly carbonated so it went down smoothly with no burn. I would definitely buy again. (318 characters)

Photo of JJG
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I REALLY enjoyed this beer and will continue to buy it. Carbonation is the one thing that really stands out along with balance. Hops definitely not over the top - great flavor with a medium after taste. Not huge on the nose. Just a really dang good beer. (254 characters)

Photo of wishbone1
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

There are a lot of citrusy feeling ipa beers out there right now. Up here in Washington, I am comparing this to ones in my local hood that I have had, that are quite good when rating this
, ie. Black Raven Beaktweeker.

I feel that the malts overwhelm the citra hop experience a little for me.

However, drinking it in very warm weather, and finding it quite refreshing. Don't always get that in an IPA.

I will have another.

Always a fan of Deschutes Beer. Except for the White IPA... (486 characters)

Photo of TheMarkE
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Honey colored, decent head and lacing.

Smell: Orange and apricot.

Taste: Fresh oranges, apricot, malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, fresh, and crisp.

The Verdict: Delicious. It’s as if someone squeezed fresh orange juice into your pale ale, yet very well balanced. Smooth and very drinkable, this moves Deschutes way up on my list of favorite breweries. (368 characters)

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured dark amber with finger width foamy head. Slight lacing. Strong citrus smell, including hints of grapefruit. Slight malty taste at the beginning with strong citrus bitter hops at the end. Aftertaste leaves a grapefruit bitterness. Very refreshing IPA. (257 characters)

Photo of StJamesGate
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On draft at St Augustine’s, Vancouver.

Golden amber with clingy webby taupe head.
Super fresh, candied tangerine and hop leaf nose with a slight toffee undertone.
Caramel backbone and lots of oily orange rind hops plus a bit of resin.
Powdery grapefruit finish and jagged orange peel linger.
Medium, chewy, oily.

More IBUs than expected. “Greasy” (in a good way) spritzy citrus peel – but the Mosaic gets lost somewhere along the way. Not so much of a stylistic departure, not pure aroma, and not up to the hype. (527 characters)

Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.