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Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Reviews: 502
Hads: 4,055
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 295
Gots: 1,337 | FT: 9
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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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Photo of TaylorIPA19
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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 (254 characters)

Photo of brewskifan55
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (528 characters)

Photo of KMachHops
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
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. (280 characters)

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
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 (799 characters)

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.16/5  rDev 0%
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. (430 characters)

Photo of majorbase2
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
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. (973 characters)

Photo of zookerman182
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a clear red orange color with a half finger head.
aroma is pine and citrus with slight alcohol.
taste is citrus and bitterness. Very well balanced.
Mouthfeel is medium and leaves a nice bitterness.
Much much better as it warms up.
thankful to try it (263 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tulip 28/7/14

A clear dark amber with just a couple visible bubbles but a well sustained thumbs width of foam leaves 6 pencil thin rings before falling, looks sexy

S grapefruit, melon, tangerine, bruised mango, has a fruit candy thing going for it, gummy bears? floral notes, some spruce and caramel

T juicy, lots of caramel, some lime rind, still has a candy thing going for it, balanced for a West Coast IPA

M medium bodied, creams up just stopping short of foam, just a little grit, gummy bears and citrus rind on the finish

O solid IPA, not exactly a palate wrecker like I was expecting but an easy drinking IPA with a solid malt backbone keeping the hops in check

I'll have no problems with the 5 bottles I have left in the fridge but at over 20$ a 6er it might be tough buying another 6 with better IPA's on the same shelf for less money. (878 characters)

Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. The pour produces such a huge off-white head that I had to pour it in a few separate tries! The head takes several minutes to fade down, and leaves a ton of lace on the glass. The liquid is a clear ruby amber with lots of tiny bubbles rising slowly. A little darker than I tend to like for IPAs, but really great-looking!

Aroma is very fruity indeed! I get, oddly, raspberries as the main note. Behind that, there's the obligatory grapefruit and citrus, along with some earthiness and a tiny bit of resin. There are also some really nice floral notes in there as well - you could almost wear this as a perfume.

Taste is raspberries again on the palate, then oranges and those weird Asian citrus fruits like yuzu. There's a nice floral delicateness in there mid-palate as well. On the swallow, the perfect amount of biscuity malts come through, followed by the slightest tinge of bitterness, before you're left with a dense, fruity aftertaste. This is just stupidly fruity, and with virtually zero bitterness. My wife, who hates almost anything with any noticeable hop character, liked this beer because of the lack of overt bitterness - there's just enough to keep all the fruitiness from being cloying.

Mouthfeel is great, too - medium-bodied with lots of carbonation, to style.

Overall, really an incredible and unusual beer. I don't understand how they got hops to have these flavors. It's so fruity it hardly tastes like hops at all. My only criticism is that it doesn't really satisfy my itch for hops when I want an IPA. But, of course, it's still an amazing beer overall! (1,609 characters)

Photo of Boneswally
4.99/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a fantastic beer. This is what we all want. It's hard to describe something that is just about perfect. All I know is that when I open this bottle and pour it into my favorite glass I can barely enjoy the damn thing for drinking it too fast! What a beautiful thing that has happened to the beer industry when I am the beneficiary of so many microbreweries producing product like never before. If you dont feel lucky about that then you arent a true beer lover. And if you don't love this beer, you dont drink enough of it to know. The aroma is divine, the initial taste is hop and citrus heaven and you will probably make that face or roll your eyes...you know, when something is so good you look at someone and dont care at all how you seem because you know the truth. That's what this beer is...THE TRUTH! I would love to find another beer that comes as close as this one does to being the perfect beer (maybe Little Sumpin) and if I find it, I'll let you know. In the meantime, kiss anyone who gives you this beer right on the mouth like Lydia Loveless would. (1,067 characters)

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from a 6-pack poured into a shaker pint glass for the purpose of this review. Color is a fairly light orange-yellow with ample white head of intermediate persistence. I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this particular brew in Alberta and I will generally agree that the name is apt. This one is super juicy, with the nose and palate a veritable fruit bowl of citrus (orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime), blueberry (!), stone fruit (nectarines and cherries), blackberry, and tropical (pineapple, passion fruit). The malts are not terribly sweet and I might even be tasting a little grain, along with something more astringent in the fruit/medicinal realm (vitamin C tablet) and a nondescript sweetness that is perhaps somewhat odd ... Almost an artificial sweetner note which fortunately remains subtle. Apparently certain hops can yield this effect. Anyhow, there is also a little pine, mostly in the semi-dry finish. Despite the fruitiness there is a distinct impression of bitterness front to back. Interesting contrast that adds complexity. Alcohol discernable but appropriately so. All in all, this is a great Mosaic showcase, with some unique blueberry and strawberry flavors to complement the more typical Citra elements. Dare I say that it could be just a hair more malty? Anyhow, hope this sticks around these parts. (1,337 characters)

Photo of DelMontiac
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I first found Deschutes Fesh Squeezed IPA in Springfield, MO at Brown Derby International Wine Exchange and then again most recently in Wichita, KS at Goebel Liquor (Rob's World of Beer.)

The 12oz bottles release a beautiful glowing orange-honey beer topped by an sticky off white 1-2 finger head leaving behind sip marking rings of lace.

It smells wonderful - grapefruit, orange, apple cider, sweet candied fruit, and hop flower cloud around it all.

One of the best tasting IPAs I've ever encountered - west coastal citrus trilogy of grapefruit, orange, and apple; sweet caramels; full on citra hop palate slap.

Feels like what I would imagine as French Silk Hop creme pie with champagne chaser. There's an idea!

Deschutes always satisfies the craft beer lover, but I feel this one deserves an MVP in their lineup. Thank you sir! May I have another? (855 characters)

Photo of dar482
3.63/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a beautiful glowing red orange.

In the aroma, it’s bright of grapefruit, sweet pine, lots of candy sugar sweetness, candied tropics.

On the flavor, it’s heavy on grapefruit, lots of citrus peel, then onto that rich sweetness that reminds me of Nugget Nectar. There’s a spicy bitterness on the back, almost rose petals, perfumey bitterness that really sticks on the palate. This has a medium plus lingering bitterness.

The beer does go down with a slight lack of flavor in the front, onto sweet malts and strng bitterness on the back.

Quite a disappointing brew. Not what I expected from a Citra/Mosaic beer. Reminds me more towards a smaller and less flavorful Nugget Nectar. (703 characters)

Photo of Admbmb92
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip. Best by date 9/27/14.
A- golden amber, beautiful color on this one. Pours one finger head that disappears in a minute. Lots of lacing sticking to the glass
S- sweet fruits, malts, lots of that citra, banana, orange, grapefruit.
T-carbonation followed by sweet malts and fruity hops and a good bitterness. Damn this is good.
M- sticky but medium. Just right.
O- this is perfect. I have to admit, it took me a few tries to warm up to this beer. Other times I drank this was on tap in shaker glasses at near freezing temp so all I got was bitterness from the hops. Now that I've had this at proper temp in proper glassware I think it is very well balanced and unique. I can't describe how good the fruitiness is in this. Deschutes never disappoints me, this is by far my favorite ipa from them. Cheers! (821 characters)

Photo of OldRickSputin
4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'll skip all of the smell, appearance & mouthfeel ratings. I agree with all of the previous reviewers.

Where this one stands out is in the tastiness. It tastes wonderfully refreshing and the characteristics change (nicely) as the ale warms a bit.

The lack of extreme bitterness is nice w/o being too sweet. Makes for a great aftertaste. Which usually leads to opening another bottle.

Kudos Deschutes!!! (407 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep golden copper. Small white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Toasty malt. Nice citrus hop. Big grapefruit. Some caramel malt.

Taste - Grapefruit is very nice. A little bit of caramel. Toasty malt behind it. Moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Solid. Flavorful and drinkable. (370 characters)

Photo of HeadyTheElder
4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. Bottle. Best By 09/16/14

A - Nice, resonate copper hue with a minimal head retention.

S - Moderate hop aroma with some fruity notes, maybe cherry. The hop aroma could be stronger.

T - Orange, tangerine, grapefruit, lots of juicy citrus, other tropical fruit notes. Lives up to its name, because it is a juicy fruit bomb. Not much malt presence at all, just enough to balance the hoppy bitterness. I like how it is all hops without being bitter.

M - Very light and refreshing. Clean finish. Session-able in a deceptive sense.

O - Quite enjoyable and very flavorful for its weight. Lives up to its name. Lots of juicy hoppy goodness. I wish the aroma were a little more potent. More breweries should make beers like this. Perfect summer IPA. Glad it is in 6-packs. (775 characters)

Photo of 1PA
2.86/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very appropriately named. It does taste like a glass of fresh grapefruit juice. Very citrus feel to it. Nice clean refreshing taste great summer brew. Not a favorite of mine but I applaud something different.
These guys don't miss
apricot color. Average carbonation. Subtle aroma. The flavor is where this stands out. I love fresh hop brew so I came in with a different mind set would not seek out but I appreciate (422 characters)

Photo of 2late2brew
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful pour of apricot, apple & papaya. Subdued strength, low to medium carbonation. very pleasant, quaff-able. Low end all the way around but that is an attractive feature these days. Finish starts sweet, toasty then attenuates dry in your mouth which would explain not being a big beer to start but extremely well fermented & balanced. Had my first Deschutes in 1980 & still like them 34 years later.... (408 characters)

Photo of BTodd
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A-poured with 2 fingers of suds which lingered for quite some time. Beautiful, clear amber with a hint of red.

S-tropical all the way (think banana, pineapple, mango) with some toasted malt to balance things out.

T-again, loads of tropical fruit with some spiciness to the finish.

M-a touch thin but that might just be that it's a relatively "light" IPA compared to many of the 7+ abv beers. It lingers a bit, which I like. Low-med carbonation.

O-Deschutes knows what they're doing. This a really nice, enjoyable IPA with an interesting balance of hops to malt. I'll add this one to my rotation. (640 characters)

Photo of ThePaintedGrey
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into imperial pint glass. *reviewing from brief notes*

A: Deep, clean copper hue with a large bleached khaki colored head, frothy in texture. Head retention is nothing short of wonderful and the lacing down the glass is almost unreal. Picture perfect.

S: Tons of juicy grapefruit aroma, perhaps hints of orange. Malt is very understated and just barely peeks through, adding only a little nuttiness to the scent.

T: Just as the nose suggested, Fresh Squeezed IPA is very hop-forward and juicy—lots of fresh grapefruit in the flavor. Malt makes more of an appearance on the tongue than it did in the nose. A faint caramel sweetness, a bit of nuttiness, and an almost wood-like flavor(?) in the finish keeps this one from becoming really bitter. I would have liked a little more bitterness, but nothing about this can constitute a complaint.

M: Carbonation is a bit on the weak side, but it's not alarmingly weak... just enough to keep it crisp feeling. Solid medium body, doesn't overpower the mouth, but feels comfortable enough to take big swigs. Goes down smooth and easy. Leaves tongue a bit sticky, allowing flavors to really hang around after the beer's gone down.

O: Deschutes continues to impress! I'm starting to think that the folks brewing over there in Bend, Oregon couldn't make a disappointing brew if they tried. Fresh Squeezed IPA is damn near perfection in a 12oz. bottle. HUGE hop flavor that's perfectly balanced by malt presence, a mild mouthfeel that keeps this quaffable even in the heat of summer, and an ABV under 7%, which certainly makes this relatively sessionable and perfect for gameday or BBQs! If I were wearing a hat right now, I'd be tipping it to Deschutes. Truly a great beer. (1,737 characters)

Photo of scotorum
3.59/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best By 9/27/14, so probably bottled 3/27. Aged.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into the only available vessel, a clean paper cup.

a: Clear copper with a lot of offwhite foam head which receded to surface foam and dense lacing. Right, on the sides of the cup.

s: Nada.

t: Banana under a medium hop bite. Fresh squeezed banana. Bitterness lingers on the tingue.

m: Medium with good body.

o: Apparently the age on this did freaky things to the flavor. Blindfolded, I might guess this was Wells' Banana beer. I bought two bottles to try since Deschutes is not usually carried by any store on the East Coast I know of. I'll save the other bottle to drink from a proper glass to see if the taste is different. (712 characters)

Photo of HardTarget
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Amber, almost orange glass holds a half finger of dirty white foam. Good clarity with tiny streams of carbonation.

Smell: Hops are bright and citric but not overwhelming and well supported by a sweet toffee malt.

Taste: While the hops are full flavor they are well balanced by the clean base of barley. It seems a bit light for an IPA but brings a big taste, and what is there is excellent.

Mouthfeel: A bit frothy, firm carbonation, medium body, slightly oily finish.

Overall: Great stuff! Showcases the hops without huge bittering, heavy enough to support the main show while light enough to think about a second. (631 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz single bottle, nice to see another IPA from this brewery make it north of the 49th parallel.

This beer pours a mildly hazy, medium orange brick amber hue, with three fat fingers of rocky, densely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some random chunky and splattered lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of semi-sweet orange and grapefruit juice, a further peach/apricot fruitiness, bready caramel malt, and some watery pine needle bitterness. The taste carries on with the big, robust hop fruitiness - mandarin orange, candied grapefruit, ripe peaches, and a hint of overripe mango - somewhat biscuity caramel malt, a bit of almost metallic herbal mint, and more bitter leafy, piney notes.

The bubbles are pretty low-key and innocuous in their simple burbling, the body a plain medium weight, and well smooth, a wee airy creaminess arising with the persistence of time. It finishes on the sweet side, more fruity than malty, but both duly represented, the heretofore balancing bitterness starting to wane.

Another tasty and affable IPA from Deschutes - the use of Citra and Mosaic hops seems to be complementary, the result being the obvious fruitiness run rampant. All good, all good, this could very well be the go-to six-pack around here, as summer finally kicks it into gear. (1,318 characters)

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: deep copper color tending towards reddish. A finger to two of a frothy off white head that fades slowly and leaves a pretty strong lacing. Pretty hazy and nearing opaque.

Smell: strong clash between citrus and tropical fruits. Toasty malt back bone comes through a bit too.

Taste: opens up with very tropical fruit. Mango and papaya. Transitions smoothly to some grapefruit juice mixed in with toasty malts. Malts are slightly sweet but balanced easily by the bitterness

Mouthfeel: fairly light. Just on the bitter side of the balance. Quite refreshing.

Overall: one of the few ipas I have had in a while that I would return to. Easily a top tier beer. Great mix of mosaic and citra with a pretty solid malt backbone. (736 characters)

Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.