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Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

628 Reviews
Fresh Squeezed IPAFresh Squeezed IPA

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: 628 | Ratings: 4,663
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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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle dated best by 4/16/16. Slightly amber gold beer, with a big frothy white head and bigger bubbles that I'm not used to. Very Nice webby lacing that makes its way all around the glass. Little bubbles rising up to the top throughout the entire duration of the drink.

Smell is faint and lends itself toward a heavier hop profile than expected, mixed with some pale malty aromas. Not much citrus or zest going on or anything else bright. Taste confirms the above and brings out the heavier feel in this beer. It is light bodied, but is leaving an unpleasant syrupy taste on the back of the tongue and throat, maybe I'm just feeling sick (I am), but really kinda disappointed. The drink is carbonated so its easy to take a big gulp but wasn't very rewarding after.

Maybe it's not the right batch but it seems like a really syrupy, standard IPA even though it looks pretty. I'll give it another try one day, haven't been totally turned off of the brewery quite yet either.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into an IPA glass.

A: Red-orange in color, and on the darker side. Very mild haze. Thick and creamy off-white head retains well. Sheets of thick and sticky lacing.

S: Passion fruit, pomegranate, melon, blood orange, mango. Sweet bud. Bubblegum. Caramel and candy shell malt.

T: Earthy and leafy up front. Sticky bud in a big way. Melon and kiwi. Blood orange, sugared grapefruit, mango, peach, passion fruit. Medium level of bitterness. Bubblegum. Yeast comes through a bit. Malt base counters with a big caramel character and some nutty toast. Juicy hop finish.

M: Sturdy medium body. Full in the mouth with a sense of heft. Creamy and chewy. Plenty of fine, expressive carbonation adds a good bite.

O: Well rounded and well balanced, but it still manages to fully showcase the sexy side of the hops used. Hop complexities are deep and delicious. Mighty fine drinking.

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours out a nice clear dark golden color, filled with some active carbonation in the middle and topped off with a thick foamy off white head. Mild lacing.
Smell: Strong citrus and grapefruit aromas, mild grassy smells and hops.
Taste: grapefruit rinds, lemon zest mixed with other citrus fruits. It’s mildly spicy and bready.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with some great carbonation.
Overall: Nice balanced IPA, not overly hoppy and has a sweet overall citrusy profile.

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

From a growler, pours a very clear reddish-orange. Big 3-finger off white head is dense and creamy, leaving a good-looking skein of lacing. Smell is initially citrus, grapefruit and orange, with musty, damp earth coming through the fruit, and as it warms strawberry, peaches and the tiniest blueberry note. Underneath is a very little hint of sweet malt.

Taste is initally grapefruit, with some berry flavors poking through, then a wave of bready yeast, followed by a slightly piny, grapefruit finish. Bitterness is mild to moderate, and is balanced by a little sweetness, though I wouldn't say this was a sweet beer, which I almost expected with the deep malty color.

Feel is exceptionally smooth, with good offsetting carbonation that prevents it from being overly watery. Some slightly sticky, resinous feel in the finish that's offset with juicy wetness. Delicious IPA. Not out to punch you in the mouth, this beer has a lot going on and is really well put together.

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Photo of treyb0mb
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the most aromatic IPA's I've had. The fruity citrus and grapefruit notes are overwhelmingly apparent at first smell. It pours with a nice head, amber in color, and clear. Head dissipates fairly soon. The hops are there, but very light. With all the flavor that this IPA brings to the table, my only complaint is that it could bring a touch more bitterness with the hops. But this is a delicious and very easily drinkable IPA. Delightful.

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Photo of Jpeach70
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look- Pour is amber/honey like in color with a thin white head that fades quickly to a thin lace.

Smell- Tropical fruits and honey, floral and sweet. Very pleasant smelling beer!

Taste- Citrus floral hops up front, then follows the smell with a nice tropical fruit/strawberry flavor. Aftertaste is a little bitter from the hops.

Mouthfeel- Wet and still refreshing, with medium carbonation and medium body.

I can really get why it says "no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer" on the box. They nailed this IPA perfectly.

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Photo of wuthrichj15
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Got a six pack of this yesterday and was so pumped based off of the reviews that I have read so far. And this beer did not disappoint! Very citrusy flavor with some nice bite from the hops. Smells wonderful and is very easy to drink. Perfect amount of carbonation. Can't wait to have the second one.

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

Poured into a pint glass. A nice golden/amber color with decent head. Nice retention and lacing along the glass. The following smell is spot-on, with a really substantial sweetness and "juiciness" that gives way to a fresh hop smell. Really outstanding. Taste is damn near the same! Sweetness up front and then citrusy/piney/resiny goodness to follow. Such an easy drinking and tasty IPA. Something you could have a couple of no problem or just sit and enjoy a single glass.

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Photo of IsaiahHoogendyk
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Simply amazing. Tastes like a cross between a sweet ruby red grapefruit juice and a fine champagne. I was expecting some super bitter, mouth-puckering IPA, but it was so ridiculously well-balanced without sacrificing that lovely hop profile. Will come back to this again and again.

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Photo of StoutHunter
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a bottle of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA last week for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. I've been wanting to tr y this one and I'm interested to see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2015 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks very nice, I really like the design and it's eye catching. It poured a nice amber color that took on a red hue when held to the light with almost two fingers worth off fluffy off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a very nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart some nice fruity aromas with some citrus rinds sticking out the most and a little bit of tropical fruit, piney and floral hops showing up in the background. Up next comes just a slight bit of doughy yeast which leads into the malts which impart a bready, pale malt, light caramel malt and sweet malt aromas with the sweet malts sticking out the most. This beer has a good aroma, I like the balance and the hop profile.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the citrus fruits still sticking out the most and this time they are a little juicy. Up next comes just a slight bit of doughy yeast which leads into the malts which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma. On the finish there's very low amount of medium bitterness with some sweet malt and fruity hops flavors showing up on the finish. This is a good tasting beer, the hop profile is very nice, but I wish it had a little more bitterness.

M- Smooth, a little refreshing, a little crisp, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and good example the style, it had everything that I look for in a good IPA and I thought the hop profile was very nice and it worked well with this beer. This beer had good drinkability, I could drink a few of these without getting bored with it. What I like the most about this beer was the hop profile and balance, it was just where it needed to be. What I like the least about this beer is the bitterness, I wish it had just a little more, but it isn't a big deal. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend trying it if you like IPA's. All in all I was very happy with this beer and a little impressed with it. It's my new favorite beer from this brewery and it's a good example of the style. Good job guys, this is one tasty IPA.

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Photo of LAp
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a table glass. Pours an amber hue, with a bright, burstingly citrus nose. Palate is malty with fruit and juicy wet hops. Mouthfeel is medium and incredibly crisp. Overall in incredible IPA. Has a perfectly balanced fruit and hop taste that is complemented by an extraordinary mouthfeel.

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Photo of Joosboyd
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Thin, tan head that quickly faded. Beer was dark orange in color.
S: Fruity. Orange smell
T: Dominant Orange rind flavor, balanced with a good amount of sweetness. Long mellow bitter aftertaste.
F: good body.
O: oVerall a very good beer. Well rounded. Lots f flavor.

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Photo of lamergod
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L- Nice dark amber, uncharacteristic of a normal IPA, amazing lacing on the glass.
S- Smell of amazing citrus notes, grapefruit, orange, nice fresh pines.
T-Nice hop note, with a citrus taste to it. Keeps it refreshing and easy to drink. Bitter aftertaste lingers on.
F- Nice and crisp carbonation. Balanced.

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Photo of DuaneL
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

JK thinks very good- but not quite up to all the stellar raves {Later - oh yes it is]- also a tad pricey [ later - who cares} as DeS. beers seem to be - will certainly drink again -- DL did not rate yet

Later - this is right now (almost June 2016) my out-and-out favorite IPA. It always surprises, always pleases anew - just superb!! Yes good and bitter - IBU of 60.

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Photo of jw4free
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass. L: clear light brown, nearly no head, limited lacing. S: piney, grapefruit is exactly right. Slight maltiness as it warms. T: too piney. Not complex. F: good crispness. O: good but one dimensional.

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Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid beer. Amber clear pour from 12 Oz bottle. Huge white biscutty head that lingers. Some lacing , lots of oil stickiness on the glass. I have noticed in my beer travels that if it leaves hop oil stickiness behind its going to be good.
Smells very fruity, stone fruits and grape fruits.Its a very pleasant full bodied IPA.Loads of that fruity hop resin oil taste.As it sits it sorta loses something in the taste for me, some weird flavor character that kinda throws me off but still good nevertheless. Over all very solid Ipa.

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Photo of Keene
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In short, an impressive example of an American IPA. From the brilliant color in the glass to its inviting aroma and remarkable drinkability, this is a beer with character and charisma in spades. A well rounded ale with beauty, balance, and a semi-dry, satisfying finish, Fresh Squeezed is definitely worth seeking out. There's very little to find fault with here.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

BBD 2/24/16. Clear medium amber pour with a touch of garnet. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.

Outstanding nearly world class rich hop nose of citrus (grapefruit, orange and a touch of mango) and light pine coupled with spruce over a rich biscuit with strong caramel notes.

Light medium body with a somewhat slick oily resinous texture. Below normal carbonation level with a hint of effervescence in the middle and more in the finish.

The flavor profile is near world class. It begins with the blended flavors of the nose. Citrus leads with orange shining in the middle over a touch of caramel. Bitterness is quite low and is mostly grapefruit in nature although pine and spruce are noted near the finish. The finish leaves a mild rind flavor and bitterness that lingers. While very complex and perfectly balanced, intensity falls a bit short as do the palate characteristics. Improvement in these areas would yield a world class hop flavor forward IPA.

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Photo of thatche2
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance is opaque with an orange-amber (copper) color. There is nice creamy head that is about one finger thick with moderate lacing around the glass.

Smell is onion and pine out front with some citrus (peaches and grapefruit) noticeable as well. Malt is also noticeable, and there is a hint of Saltine crackers.

Taste is pine and malt up front with bright citrus (orange, grapefruit and peaches) coming through. There is nice carbonation with a smooth semi dry finish (just the right amount of bitterness)

The mouth feel is creamy (medium bodied), but there is also nice carbonation that creates a tingly sensation.

Overall this American IPA is extremely well balanced and flavorful. It has excellent drinkability and mouth feel. I am not sure if there is a better IPA out there.

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Photo of K-Dog
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can't believe how thick full and flavorful this beer is for a 6 percent ipa. More like a double ipa. Fantastic citrus flavor and aroma. Really enjoyed this. One of the best ipas out there. Will be getting again and again

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

This beer instantly became my new favorite. It invites with its golden amber color and off white head. The smell of peach, grapefruit and hop is beautifully balanced. Taste and feel is heavenly. One of the best beers ever!

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Photo of Jkolls
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My new go to beer. Fantastic IPA.

look: amber-y/orange color, some white head.

smell: lots of citrus, especially orange and grapefruit.

taste: just like the smell, super citrus, just enough bitterness, absolutely delicious.

feel: slightly creamy, nicely carbonated, wouldn't mind a tad more carbonation but can't argue with it as it is.

Probably my favorite easy to get IPA.

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