Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

476 Reviews
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Reviews: 476
Hads: 3,958
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 284
Gots: 1,264 | FT: 8
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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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Reviews: 476 | Hads: 3,958
Photo of aobrehm
4.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Golden amber color and a creamy head that dissipates. Clarity is fine but not brilliant.
Aroma is killer - lots of big juicy hops with only slight caramel malt support.
Spectacular flavor. Well balanced sweetness and bitterness. Huge tropical fruity hop character.
Substantial body for an IPA. Moderate carbonation. Somewhat creamy.
An awesome IPA that is a great example of how to use newer Citra and Mosaic hops. Juicy and drinkable. I'm thrilled that it is becoming more available. (484 characters)

Photo of andrewjraab
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a copper orange with a bright white head that sticks all the way down leaving a web down the glass. Citrus zest and malts in the nose. Drinks really smooth and creamy mouth feel. A big malt bill meets the hops and balances nice. Citrus hops and slightly resinous. Overall, this is a really solid brew and I'll be coming back from more after trying a solo. (367 characters)

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

Had this on tap at Ginger Man TX. Put it up right next to the Sculpin Grapefruit IPA. Amazing part is, Deschuttes tasted more like fresh fruit, more so than the Sculpin, yet has no fruit juice (Sculpin does). Both are world class and can't go wrong. (249 characters)

Photo of smanders
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stumbled across this (cold) last time I was in Total Win. Had to try it just based on the name.

Appearance - clear amber with a pale/khaki head.

Smell - loads of citrus followed by grass.

Taste - not much citrus considering the smell. Sweet malt, biscuits, and herbs. Nothing what I was hoping for--again, based on the name.

Mouthfeel - light, more like a pale ale.

Drinkability - I'll probably try this again if I'm able to buy it somewhere else; not sure this was the freshest "fresh squeezed" out there. (511 characters)

Photo of RonaldWilsonReagan
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The lacing on this is unlike any other I’ve seen. It has the look of a champ. Citrusie for sure, but not quite as much as I expected for a beer called ‘fresh squeezed’. But outstanding flavor nonetheless. I’d drink this every day if drinking every day was part of my MO. This beer is everything that’s right about IPA. (333 characters)

Photo of Barnoloid
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Fresh Squeezed is a seriously good looking and great smelling beer - from the pour it kicked up a beautiful, full thick head whilst I got a whiff of those juicy citrus fruit notes on the aroma side. The look is copper and burnt orange - tantalizing on the eyes. The 'best by' date on the bottle is September so this should be relatively fresh. The scent of satsuma rind comes across as a big note here, along with some grapefruit. There is plenty of balance on the body - feel is medium-full but not overly so. The bitterness is quite low - there is a sweet note here - some sugar to balance everything out. (607 characters)

Photo of maedhros09
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Clear amber with tons of off-white head that settles slowly, leaving some nice lacing.
Smell: Tropical (mango) and citrus (grapefruit) fruit abound, some pine too.
Taste: Definitely on the sweet side with lots of fruit. Some spice and pine in a moderate bitter finish
Feel: Medium bodied, mild-moderate carbonation, pretty smooth

Overall: A mouthwatering IPA with solid maltiness to balance the enormous fruity hops character. If anything this is a bit on the sweet side for my taste, but it's still within reason and obviously very enjoyable. I also like the moderated ABV and the price tag - a great value. (620 characters)

Photo of Uhopia
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ahhh... Oregon. Everything is better when it's from the big O. Need to add a stellar, versatile, on target, rookie to your cooler - pick a Fresh-Squeezed from Oregon. Need to add a stellar, versatile, on target, rookie to your team - pick a Mariota from Oregon. See how I did that? Hell, Tennessee is already a much better place. So if I were you, I'd take a bottle, crack the cap, find a comfortable seat and at the first sip simply say - Ahhh... Oregon. That and, Go Ducks! (475 characters)

Photo of tasteology408
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love it especially on tap. Wow is good term. It's like liquid candy. Buy this over and over again. Used to only come out in 22oz bottles but now 6 packs and on tap (163 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: rich orange hue with a dash of haze and a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Quite attractive indeed@

Smell: brightly citrusy hops with tangerine and pineapple notes. The sweet malt gives it a candy fruit character which I absolutely love. Good lord this smells yummy.

Taste: the flavor is different than the aroma but has a lot going on. There's a tropical fruit component, but also an interesting floral character. Bitterness is low for the style, but this is a seriously flavorful and interesting IPA. Awesome.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and creaminess for the style.

Overall: tropical, refreshing and interestingly complex. Just a wonderful damn beer. (746 characters)

Photo of MaximalC
3.49/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, copper color with an inch of sudsy, cream-colored froth. Delightful aroma smells of lychee, melons, grapefruit, and bready sweetness. Reams of lacing coat the glass as the beer recedes.

The taste features a surprising amount of grain husk and bread crust, along with grassy, slightly spicy hops (betraying the Citra’s noble heritage) and grapefruit pith. The taste is not nearly as fruity as the nose would suggest. The medium body is appropriate, but I find this to be significantly undercarbonated--it feels limp on the tongue until the hops attempt to resuscitate the mouthfeel toward the middle, with limited success.

Overall, I’m a little disappointed considering Deschutes is normally so solid. The hops are well-behaved for an IPA, but the limp mouthfeel and the wheaty, husky malt profile are substantial detractors. Even accounting for my traditional IPA-haterism, this was underwhelming. (924 characters)

Photo of babaracas
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear copper with fluffy cream colored head. rings down the glass. Smell: sugary caramel, orange citrus, grapefruit. Best by 8/6/15, with 2 months to go, but the nose is lacking some oomph. Taste: sugary pale malt backing with sweet orange, grapefruit peel, lightly bready. Mango-Isn. Nice. (307 characters)

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

Very dark coppery color for an IPA, nearly brown, slightly hazy. Great fluffy light beige head with fantastic retention and lacing.

Yeast esters, caramel malt and brown sugar, and hops greet the nose. Juicy citrus pulp, faint tropical fruit, and pine notes. (Oddly, I don't get Citra and Mosaic, which are typically stand-out hops in terms of aroma.)

Flavor follows, with quite a noticeable banana yeast ester presence. Quite sweet. Lots of brown sugar from the caramel malt without any graininess. Hops are sweet and earthy.

Very lively and smooth feel.

This brew has a month before its "best by" date, so it's not the freshest, but it has held up fairly well. That certainly explains what must be a remarkably diminished hop presence. I would love to give a fresher bottle a shot. (786 characters)

Photo of Nickholland
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let's just say when this first came out I drank it so often I almost got tired of it. It really is that good. Unique without being pretentious or gimmicky. Smells/tastes of apricot and stone fruits. Creamy and balanced. Success, try it. (237 characters)

Photo of takusan1000
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really great and balanced IPA. Deschutes doesn't disappoint. Grapefruity smell lives up to the name, and so does the taste--marmalade on light toast, grapefruit, orange peel, all fading to a mellow and soothing bittersweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is moderately heavy. (267 characters)

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

Citrus, sweet malt aromas. They also come though on the taste with mild bitterness. A light lingering bitterness throughout the entire mouthfeel. Dry and sweet lingering flavors (177 characters)

Photo of Catracho5
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a hop tulip glass

A: Dark orange amber color with a vanilla colored head, some carbonation coming off the bottom, some lacing.

A: Citrus, orange, malts, sweet malt aromas, no alcohol on the nose.

T: Like the nose, citrus, oranges, sweet malt, mild bitterness, some slight bread characteristics, there's an orange peel bitterness at the end that is unique from other IPAs I've tried.

M: Medium mouthfeel with a dry finish, feels kind of juicy and chewy.

O: Not bad, a little on the mellow side for my liking, but a very good beer, I think I would prefer other IPAs over this, worth a try but I will not likely buy again but I would not refuse if offered. (680 characters)

Photo of Reema
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving type: 12 oz bottle into perfect pint glass.

Pours a beautiful clear ruby with ample carbonation. It smells super grapefruit-y and citrusy. Just amazing. The taste supersedes the smell in every possible way and the smell was great to begin with. Subtle citrus flavors that leads to crisp, almost orange-rind bitterness at the end. Nice sweetness from the malts that play perfectly into the bitter zestiness found in the beer. Hops are downplayed but are noticeable. Feels soapy but in a good way, the ring/zest finish is especially nice.

This right here is possibly my favorite IPA to date. It very much deserves that world-class rating and I implore you to try it (fresh) as soon as possible! (702 characters)

Photo of Mehinaman
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have not come close to tasting every IPA out there and most likely never will, but I seriously doubt I will every try an IPA that surpasses Freshly Squeezed. It s the best of the best as far as I am concerned. Bitter like a good IPA should be, but goes down nice and easy. If this was as rare as other IPA's such as Pliny than I think it would be as highly sought after. A truly world class beer (397 characters)

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.22/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It has a beautiful amber hue that's just mildly cloudy. It tastes just as hoppy as any other IPA that you've ever had, but it somehow doesn't overpower. (153 characters)

Photo of ONUMello
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle best by 7/10/15 poured into a SN/DFH IPA glass
A: Hazy burnt-orange with a solid two-finger head that lingers
S: Orange/grapefruit with hints of herbs and caramel
T: Matches the nose. Tons of citrus with a nice herbal kick, a bit of tropical fruit and a slightly earthy finish
M: Medium-bodied, the freshness/crisp note here is really nice
O: Fresh and refreshing. Not the most complex IPA I've had but one that I'd drink any time and will definitely get again (472 characters)

Photo of doremite
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Malt comes through more so than I typically enjoy but real nice mouthfeel to this one. Was hoping for brighter hop presence but can see why folks dig it. Smooth and flavorful. Enjoy. (182 characters)

Photo of MNJR
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sweet flavors of mint, orange, honey, vanilla. Exceptionally well blended hops. Not overpowering, very subtle mix of great flavors. Smooth as silk and no chewy residue or aftertaste like some less sophisticated or more heavy handed IPA's. One of the greats. It is pure enjoyment. (284 characters)

Photo of gutbuster
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber in color with a thick white head that lingers well. Heavy amounts of lacing that last well into the session.

Orange and grapefruit aromas greet the nose with a dose of pine and a slight caramel malt character.

The initial sip starts with grapefruit and orange peel up front and finishes with a welcome balance between caramel malt and hop bitterness.

Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation and dry.

I really, really enjoyed this IPA. Very complex and very well balanced. Thank you Deschutes for once again making a killer brew. (562 characters)

Photo of hotmailmsn
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

6.4% ABV, 60 ibu.
A - amber or copper color, clear with one finger light yellow head.
S - super lychee, pineapple, tangerine, and any other tropical smell!! sooooooo summer! the fruity aromas are even stronger than the punch bowl IPA! very representative of citra and mosaic hops!
T - I would say it's kinda mid-thick body, tongue was coated with the bitterness at the very beginning, and then the malty took over, last for a while.
O - it is a very delicious beer, perfect choice for the patio, a sunny day! especially the aromas, great job on that!! (552 characters)

Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.