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Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by ccrida on 12-31-2009

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Reviews: 625 | Ratings: 4,654
Photo of alexpcat13
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

As readily available IPAs go.... this one is among the best.
Actually as IPAs readily available or not... this one is among the best.
awesome blend of citrus and hop gives your mouth a lot more to ponder than your average IPA.

Go to IPA

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Photo of ksimons
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Color is a dark orange color with a fingers worth of khaki colored head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, and light pine.
Taste is of citrus and sweet fruits with mild hop bitterness in the finish. Medium body and crisp carbonation. Overall a little sweeter than I like my IPAs but still enjoyable.

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Photo of TTUCKF
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper tone with a pinch of orange tossed in there. A very light head that settles down quickly. Flagrant delicious creamy, orange smell radiates from the glass when swirled. A very thick, smooth feeling when entering the mouth accompanied by a slight carbonation. Distinct flavor of both hops and citrus combine to make this one tasty drink. Yeast flavor is almost non existent and there is no unpleasant aftertaste. Leaves you wanting to take another sip. I would buy another 6 pack.

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Photo of BlackbeerdMT
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap into a pint glass.
It poured a bright clear copper with a touch of orange. A 1/2 finger thick white head settled down to a thin layer and left little lacing.
The nose is pure hoppy, cat-boxy Simcoe goodness followed by tropical fruit, citrus and subtle malt tones.
The taste is rapidly bitter up front, but not as much as you would expect. The fruit and citrus hop aromas in the nose definitely come through and is just great. Nothing but in your face hops with a perfectly balanced, lightly caramel malt foundation.
I did not pick up any distinct yeast flavors, nice and clean.
It has a relatively light carbonation and a moderate and very lightly chewy mouthfeel that makes for easydrinking.
This has all of the qualities I look for in an IPA and I love it. I am very glad I can find this regularly. Well done Deschutes. Cheers!

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Photo of chuckpalka
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice. Poured into a pint glass medium copper color with a faint haze and just a little carbonation with a off white very light beige head that never went away completely. Mild grapefruit smell and great hop taste and a medium almost smooth mouth feel with just a little bitter aftertaste. Nice lace all the way down. My extremely clean glass helps I'm sure. Overall a great IPA.

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Photo of DJChaseTheBase
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint straight out of the bottle. A very drinkable IPA w/ a grapefruit splash. This is a great IPA, but I feel it is missing some flavors (maybe it was my pack). Aftertaste has just a slight bitter taste. This was a great sixer although I feel I have had better.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought a 6 pack of 16 oz bottles & poured my first into a standard pint glass. The head was average, about 1/2 inch thick. Quickly dissipated into a thin film of bubbles across the top. Dark amber in color. Citrus and cut grass in the aroma. Definitely a juicy flavor, with orange and caramel malt blended with a nice hops finish. This is a very tasty beer. It is not too bitter, but has some bite for the true hop lovers. I would drink this beer again for sure. Glad I have 5 left!

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Photo of THSdrummer
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a foamy, khaki head. Good head retention and lacing. Citrus and wonderful pine hop notes for an aroma. Pine and resin hop notes with a helping of malt form a bitter and sweet taste. Well balanced. Mouth feel is full bodied. It feels a bit like a double IPA. Overall, a great IPA. Well balanced and full bodied.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of ETill
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is grapefuit, lemon, orange, tangerine, blackberry, raspberry, toasted bread, untoasted bread, pine cones, pine, pineapple, peach, mango, and passion fruit. I taste these in equal ratios, but with slightly more grapefuit than tangerine, and then taking each one listed down by 8.5% compared to the previous one listed.
Taste: biscuit, hops, grapefuit, blackberry, pineapple, sticky pine, passion fruit, and peach in a descending order, with each taste representing 55% of the strength of the taste listed to it prior.
Feel: Smooth, balanced, and sticky, with it being about 65% smooth to about 35% balanced. The stickiness I deem independent of the other two, and thus not subtracting from either smooth or balanced.
Look: Orange, haze, copper. More copper than orange, but only by 1.5 fold.
Overall: Rating is a 4.33234, but I rounded to a 4.25 because, for whatever reason, beer advocate doesn't offer incremental scores.

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Photo of MACrist
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: A slightly hazy amber orange. Finger+ of off white foamy head that lingers a while. Mild lacing down the glass, mild bubbles rising.
AROMA: Definitely citrus. Orange/tangerine and grapefruit. A touch of pine. Some hoppy beers I have a harder time perceiving the malt, and this is one of them.
TASTE: I get more of a slight breadiness in the flavor from the malt. This is more about that nice citrus/grapefruit and plenty of tangerine-like quality. Even some earthy and lemon qualities.
FEEL: Carbonation is mild. Medium thin body and soft on the palate. Slight building bitterness with a dry finish.
OVERALL: Very nice and mellow IPA with great citrus flavors.

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Photo of MoMaMe
4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look - Pours out amber with little to no head.
Smell - The fruity aroma is quite pleasant - very peachy
Taste - A mixture of peach, grapefruit, and pine - the pine lingers on the palate, slightly sweet, but not too much.
Feel - Smooth and balanced

This is an extremely pleasant beer, well balanced. The fruit is noticeable, but not overpowering, the pine and bitterness is also present like a good IPA should be, but not overpowering.
This is probably my favorite beer so far that I have tried in terms of mouth feel and overall balance.

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Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 5/20/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, lemon/orange zest, light pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, lemon/orange zest, light pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, lemon/orange zest, caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness that lightly increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding IPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours dark copper with a thick off-white head. Sticky lacing
S- This smells amazing...Juicy pine hops, citrus, grapefruit
T- More of the same in taste...delicious pine and citrus, nice hop bite on the finish.
M- A bit light on the body, moderate carbonation, finishes dry, clean and crisp.
O- One hell of an IPA, packed full of hops, refreshing and delicious.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: A copper amber with a white finger and a half of head. It dissipates rather quickly to a ring around the glass. Leaves lacing at the top of the glass.

S: Some tangerine, grapefruit a little pine.

T: Folows the nose with a bit more tangerine. Juicy. Very tasty.

F: Very smooth. Medium to light bodied, lighlty carbonated.

O: A bit different of an ipa. Bursting with flavors.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fresh Squeezed IPA brewed by Deschutes Brewery, with an ABV of 6.40% This brew pours out a Rich golden amber color , with a nice white head. The smell of Fresh Squeezed IPA , is rich with hops, citrus , grains and malts. This brew has the look and smell of most IPA's on the market. Not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste , it is bold with flavor, but is smooth. You first pick up on the hops and citrus in this brew. Then the nice smoothness of grains and malts. Fresh Squeezed IPA, has a real nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. You can no pick up on the high 6.40% ABV in this brew. Fresh Squeezed IPA, is just that smooth. This is one of the better IPA's on the market. The mouthfeel of Fresh Squeezed IPA, is rich , bold , clean, smooth and refreshing. Overall I'm giving Fresh Squeezed IPA, a 4.5 out 5. I would buy this brew again. Deschutes Brewery. did a nice job with one.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

All that almost trademark Deschutes clarity through the darker yellow and light orange colored beer, small 1/3" white head on the top. Aroma jumps with citrus and Mosaic hop aromas, dank and deft.

Taste hits those citra hop notes hard. So nice, its been awhile since Deschutes made one of their beers that really popped. Bitterness solid but not over the top. Malt bill stays away from caramel/crystal, allowing the citra and mosaic hops to seem like they're bursting at the seems.

This one is really juicy, you really get why it is named fresh squeezed. Between this and New Belgium's citradelic, one has to wonder why people bother trading for other orange juice ipas that are at best, fractionally more aromatic.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: On tap

Pours a clear golden-amber color with a thinnish white head. All-in-all, bright and citric with a beefy resinous undercurrent that teases you by almost lacquering your palate before fading away in a fruity burst. Full, fruity, juicy character; good level of sappy, bitter counterpoint. Medium carbonation, creamy feel. Walks a lovely, fine line between fruity and piney, very drinkable, very tasty, very fresh. Absolutely would have again!

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Photo of acelin
3.52/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a dark honey-amber with a moderate off white head

S: Many citrus notes in the nose, some pine resin too.

T: More of the same in the taste. This is a really delicious IPA. I've had this fresh, and old, and it really needs to be consumed fresh. Just a dud if not.

F: Solid malty backbone, medium carbonation. Well balanced.

I'll re-review this once I can get a fresh example.

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Photo of imiller21
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into 16oz pub pint, a nice amber color. Not as much head when poured this way as from draft, but it still lingers nicely inside the glass.

Smells heavenly; bright, citrusy, and fresh. Lots of orange peel and a bit of tangerine. Did I mention citrus?

Tastes even better than it smells. Initial punch of Citra gives a wonderful floral flavor which quickly gives way to tangerine and grapefruit. Not overly sweet or tart. A perfect balance of said citrus and bitter flavors linger, but not for long. Feel is very light and smooth, surprisingly not very carbonated at all.

Overall, seriously, even if you're put off by all the comments of fruit and citrus, this is not a wimpy beer. It is simply the most perfect marriage of citrus, bitterness, and hoppiness that I have found so far. An extremely drinkable and enjoyable beer that I come back to all the time, absolutely fantastic. And it's even inexpensive! Go get some right now!

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Photo of Caveworm
4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. This beer's head is three fingers thick, with web-like lacing, and a clear medium-dark reddish amber body.

I smell the billed hop profiles quite distinctly. Which is not to say this is too overpowering. I'm pretty sure I'll be in for a treat...

Tastes like a masterful blend of, you've guessed it, Mosaic and Citra hops used in the creation of this damn-near artisan tasting IPA. Even a malt backbone makes a slight mid-palate appearance to level the playing field. Just...wow!

Mouthfeel here is outrageously smooth,clean, and quenching. Mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll award Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery with a 4.75. I can honestly agree with the consensus here that this beer is a tier 1 American IPA, hands down. Get this in droves and CRUSH with all your might!!!

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Photo of Benjo87
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at 99 bottles, Santa Cruz.

Look - darkish golden in a glass. Transparent. Minimal head due to pour I'm guessing.

Smell - juicy hops. Fresh orange juice, tropical fruits, not piney. Smells great.

Taste - very smooth and well balanced. Nice biterness mid palate, not too much. Very well balance of malt and hops. Finishes fairly clean. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of drtth
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a clear dark amber color with a 1 1/4" fluffy ivory head that recedes slowly leaveing lots of irregular leggy lacing on the sides. Sipping creates lots of small patches and legs of lacing on the side. Even most of the way through the beer there's a thin layer of foam on the surface and lots of foam clinging to the sides of the glass.

The aromas include some malt mingled with lots of citrus, mostly grapefruit and tangerine.

The flavors start out with malt sweetness giving the tangerine and grapefruit a sweet juicy flavor backed up by a light grapefruit zest bitterness that is almost hidden at first.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly prickly from the moderate, on-going carbonation. The finish begins as the initial burst of sweet juicy flavors starts to fade, allowing a combination of some dryness and bitterness to appear more strongly. After the sweet juicy flavors have gone the light bitterness and dryness seem to fade out together and disappear in the back of the palate thereby inviting another sip.

As with most Deschutes beers I've tried so far this impresses me as being very well made and worth having tried. I'd definitely have this one again. That all said its not going to make my list of preferred IPAs since there are flavor profiles I enjoy more. In particular the early prominance of juicy sweetness is a bit too much like a soda pop for my tastes.

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Photo of jaredsmith83
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The scent of this beer hit me hard and sucked me in. Such a complex range of scents, ranging from citrus to pine. Very full and robust. It was a touch darker, more of an amber/dark orange color than I was expecting with it being an IPA but looked great. Nice inch head with a good amount of lacing on my glass. The taste really intrigued me and evolved as the beer warmed. The hops were there but not too overwhelming, which lessened the bitterness. Plenty of citrus and very smooth. I'm finally conquering the IPA world, one beer at a time, and this is one that I can see myself drinking more of. Its got such a great scent to it.

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Photo of rjd722
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Deep orange-amber appearance, definitely varies from what you would be used to with an IPA. Two-finger off white foam with decent lacing and retention.

Aroma: Slightly dank, piney, and plenty of citrus (though it is relatively faint). Somewhat grassy malt presence as well.

Taste: Earthy hops with a citrus mix of blood orange and grapefruit. Bready yeast coming through as well towards the finish.

Feel: Extremely smooth with very mild bitterness and sweetness. I wish the hop profile was a little more prominent with regards to the bitterness.

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Photo of smcolw
3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber color with a bit of haze. Frothy, but small head which settles to rim bubbles. Webs for lace.

Harsh cactus-like hop bite to the nose. Very little malt nose.

Earthy start, a bit like dirt. The hop bitterness stays in the background until the swallow. Better balance than the smell would indicate. The aftertaste lasts a moderate time.

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