Fruit Fight Hazy IPA
Deschutes Brewery

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New England IPA
Ranked #1,879
Ranked #31,023
3.72 | pDev: 4.03%
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
Very Good
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 19
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3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a 16 oz mason jar draft from the Craft Beer Quick Stop on 9-19-18 for $2.00. Consumed on 9-21-18.

Beer poured a slightly clouded orange with a smallish white head that has some okay hang time.

Nose was a moderate combination of oranges and mango.

Taste follows the nose, a nice blend of orange and mango over a moderate malt base. Finish was more balanced with trace bitterness.

Mouthfeel was lacking carbonation and freshness but was okay from a juiciness perspective.

Overall not a bad beer, almost a beginner beer for those branching out to APAs and IPAs. Does not seem to meet the NEIPA style guide for turbidness. Not overly bitter like other Deschutes IPAs. I think this is something Da Boss can drink which would classify it as a strong APA.

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3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at Emil's Tavern on August 16, 2018. Mildly hazy with five hop varieties brewed exclusively at the Portland Public House. Notes of tropical fruit. Finishes with a subtle bitterness.

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3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. This one seems confused. It wants to be a hazy, but didn't bring enough fruit punch to the party. Has nice hop profile, but isn't as spicey as a normal ipa. The result is a beer caught in between, satisfying neither the ipa purists or the hazyites. Being neither, I found it be an ok ipa with some fruit added, watering down the flavor a bit, however the smell is a nice bouquet of red fruits and hops

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3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deschutes labels it as NEIPA in their description. Why??? It's a perfectly decent, though pretty standard unfiltered IPA, which smells and tastes exactly how you would expect it to. It's definitely not New England though, which means that it gets dinged a bit for lack of style adherence.

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Fruit Fight Hazy IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 19 ratings