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Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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542 Reviews

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Reviews: 542
Hads: 4,245
Avg: 4.18
pDev: 27.27%
Wants: 315
Gots: 1,465 | 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: 542 | Hads: 4,245
Photo of Hurlshot
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a beautiful looking beer, with a terrific smell. You can really pick up on the hops and citrus. I got a small keg of this and enjoyed it for a month out of my kegerator. My wife, not a fan of most IPA's, even enjoyed it. The citrus cuts down on the bitterness quite a bit, but it isn't overpowering and the hops still stand out.

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Photo of rynomagic
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Better to tap than in a bottle. Lots of citrusy hops. I love how thick the head is, my glass always has those "drink lines" that I love to see out of an IPA. Solid choice, especially in the summer.

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Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on draught in a standard pint glass at my local pub. Pours a gorgeous amber with thin, frothy head, moderate lacing. A soft, gentle fruity aroma and smooth taste. Not overpowering. Overall, a very solid west coast IPA.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle with a Best By date of 12/24/15. Pours a clear copper color with a half inch of head. Tons of lacing.The aroma is fruity and sweet. Citrus and grapefruit along with some tropical fruits. Almost like fruity candy. A touch of floral hops also. The taste is a nice bitter and sweet mix of tropical and citrus fruits. Slight dank note to it. Grapefruit and peach finish with some of the bready malts coming out. Light, oily mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Overall, worth seeking out.

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Photo of MizzouBrew
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured deep orange and mildly opaque. Smells fresh and tastes fresher. Don't know how they do it, but it's the IPA equivalent of fresh squeezed orange juice. Just delicious!

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Photo of kbwalters
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured cold into a tulip glass. Best by 6/10/15 (I think that means it was bottled on 2/10), consumed on 3/22/15.
Look = 4.75 Pours a clear deep gold/amber color with red highlights and 3 fingers of frothy off white head. Great retention and lace on this one, great color and look.
Aroma = 4.5 Juicy and fruity; tropical fruits everywhere, mango. Strong aroma and very good.
Taste = 4.5 Hops dominate; follows the nose with fruity flavors of tropical fruit and citrus; Light to moderate bitterness on the finish.
Feel = 3.75 Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied with low carbonation feels a bit flat. Not syrupy at all but smooth.
Drinkability = 4.5 Super drinkable, hoppy fruity IPA.
Overall = 4.425 Huge score here. Just really solid in all categories, very few drawbacks.

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Photo of scream
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I thought this was quite good. Nicely balanced, well hopped but not overpoweringly so. I much preferred this to their Mirror Pond Pale Ale. A beer I would buy again.

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Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours darker than expected, amber brown. A full inch plus of head with a slightly aggressive pour. Ring around glass and a healthy amount of lacing.

Smell with head present is fantastic. Wet hop, citrus and just a hint on sweetness carry over into the taste. Delicately bitter with a slight sweetness from the malt with earthy, hoppy goodness taking center stage. Juicy is a great way to describe this one.

Mouth feel is a little light but overall very nice. Finishes nice and clean with moderate carbonation.

Overall, glad I picked this one up. I can see this becoming a staple.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice Amber color. Has aroma of grapefruit. Flavor is citrus, pine and a balanced malt background. Finish is smooth with a balanced finish. Overall a nice IPA

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Photo of AnotherBeerGeek
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful copper color, persistent white head. Citrus hops prevail on nose and palate, with strong orange notes, very nicely balanced and smooth. An exceptional example of the style.

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Photo of 303beer
4.14/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with a white head that leaves lots of lacing.it has a citrus and hop nose. The flavor is of hop but a sweet citrus hop. The finish is balanced between hop bitter and sweet. It's a nice ipa.

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Photo of gregy55902
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Surly tulip. Beautiful legs and lacing, with a quarter inch of head that refuses to recede. Smells of pine but also fruit/berries and a bit of honey. Taste is a combo of the smells. Perfect carbonation level and overall, the best bottled IPA I've ever had. Insanely refreshing on a hot summer day :) It's on sale for $8 a 6er, so I will have to stock up!

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Photo of tkdchampxi
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is really juicy IPA!

Tastes of grapefruit and peach! So juicy and Hoppy. Tastes bigger than the ABV.

Color is a little caramel for my tastes, and a little overcarbonated, but the flavor is perfect.

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What you would expect from Deschutes - a really great beer. Pours amber out of the bottle with a light piney aroma and a moderate head that lingers. It presents such a balanced flavor profile that the malt tastes like vanilla when juxtaposed with the tropical fruit flavors - mango, pineapple, papaya and grapefruit. Finishes bright and crisp without any sticky aftertaste or coating of resin on your palette. Just a great beer from a brewery that's on top of its game.

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Photo of puck1225
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap into a pint glass. Excellent IPA with a great taste and smell. Very nice head with great lacing. Great taste. Piney and citrusy. I will get it again.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear orangey color ale with nice large foamy head with excellent retention and some good lacing. Aroma of fresh floral hops notes with clear citrus and light tropical notes identifiable. Taste is a nice mxi of clear floral hops with some citrus and tropical fruits notes. Bitterness level is quite low. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nice used of hops flavours while containing the bitterness level.

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Photo of Lostbeer35
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

World Class indeed. Deschutes nailed it. I've heard a lot about this beer and was reluctant to give in to the hype, but it's a different take on your typical IPA. The look is almost ruby red that is accompanied by a fruity (almost cherry) aroma. The taste does not have an over bearing hop presence, but one that sits well with it's malt bill. The fruity aromatic notes transitions well into the first sip. The finishing taste is not dry like a lot of other IPAs, but almost quenching. The overall drinkability of this beer is superb. A non-beer drinker and a connoisseur would appreciate the dynamic flavor profile this beer exhibits.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.64/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz Best by date of 12/12/2015
Poured into a tulip

Look - A dark copper color.
Smell - Juicy, tropical, mangos, pineapple, underlining dankness
Taste - Follows the nose. Super tropical and dank. Mangos, grapefruit, grapefruit pith, some pineapple. Some bitterness on the back end but nothing crazy or astringent.

Overall, this is one of the better IPAs I've tasted. Wonderful smelling and wonderful tasting. Super crushable. A world class beer and one of my personal favorites.

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Photo of winningwes91
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a dark orange clear color. Smells of some fresh squeezed tropical fruits (as the title suggests) and a nice malt sweetness in the background. The taste follows suit with the fruity hops taking front and center. The backend is the malt with it lingering on the palate. Creamy mouthfeel. Super underrated.

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

Pours a dark amber with a nice head, unfiltered as well. Smells of oranges oranges and more oranges. The taste follows with bitter orange all the way through, some tropical mosaic taste as well. Smooth bitter finish with a short lived bitterness. Love this beer.

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Photo of breadwinner
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had this enough now to admit that it just doesn't quite work for me like it does for other folks. Sure, nice Citra/Mosaic in the nose, lightest touch of dankness, maybe a touch herbal, some super ripe fruit. It's kinda brisk smelling, if that makes any sense. This one bogs down a bit on the palate, though, due to some sweetness that just don't quit. I think I'd just prefer a different malt bill, less sweet, less crystal, something to let the hops really take over (and with a touch more bitterness).

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Photo of zinklesmesh
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow. This is one of the best beers I've ever had. Incredible and unusual flavors coming together here in perfect balance. It absolutely smells like grapefruit, with a little bit of the standard piney, resinous hop notes coming through. The taste starts with a little bit of sweet malt, then the piney and grapefruity hop flavors weave in seamlessly so that you almost can't even tell where the sweetness comes from. It really tastes juicy, which is not a word I've ever used to describe a beer before. It has this perfect base flavor of grapefruit juice, with just the right hint of bready, crackery malt coming through. Crisp, robust, and absolutely delicious. It manages to be light and refreshing without sacrificing complexity, and incredibly flavorful without sacrificing drinkability.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 12-2-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a beautiful amber color with some larger bits floating about, one-finger, off-white head with excellent retention, slowly dissipated until a thin unbroken layer of bubbles remained, significant lacing, medium carbonation.

SMELL: pine, grapefruit, caramel, and bread, very pleasant to the nose.

TASTE: initially sweet caramel, bread then assertive grapefruit and pine, nicely balanced, the 6.4% ABV is imperceptible.

PALATE: creamy, medium carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a special beer and my score will reflect that, the beer looked good out of the bottle, it's the best smelling beer for this style, the taste was assertive yet balanced between malt and hops, the mouth feel is creamy which is not common for the style, this is the best IPA I have had up to now and will be hard to top, I wholeheartedly endorse this beer and will make a point to tell all my friends, I have not had a bad beer from this brewer, Deschutes is on my radar, I'll be trying more for sure.

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Photo of Nishriver
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beer has one of the best IPA smells. Stands out for sure with hints of fruit and citrus. Great mouthfeel and easy going hops make this exceptional. I need a cologne that smells like this beer.

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

The smell in the beer is amazing, smells like fresh fruit, oranges, grapefruit, mango. Taste is juicy and fresh, with grapefruit and other citrus notes. This is a solid IPA and am very happy to have picked it up. I will try to find again.

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.