Fresh Squeezed IPA
Deschutes Brewery

Fresh Squeezed IPAFresh Squeezed IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #46
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
95
Ranked #996
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 9.15%
Reviews:
809
Ratings:
5,467
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Deschutes Brewery
 
Oregon, United States
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Year-round
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World-Class
Fresh Squeezed IPAFresh Squeezed IPA
Notes: 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
Reviews: 809 | Ratings: 5,467 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours mahogany orange with a chunky, long lasting tan head. Grapefruit, lemon, cookie dough in the nose. A wall of citrus, floral, pine hops in the first sip. White grapefruit bitterness and caramel maltiness in there too. Bready, toffee malts build towards the back. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. Medium bitterness in the long, fruity finish.

This is a fantastic IPA. On the malty side. Very balanced and quaffable.

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Photo of EJPA_0425
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pure goodness! Pours a thick head with a dark red color, which is rare for an IPA. Smells mild, a touch of hops. Tastes of super fresh hops and a touch of tropical fruits. Super smooth feel probably one of the smoothest IPAs I've had. If you like IPAs and don't want anything too crazy. Try Deschutes fresh Squeezed.

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Photo of octortus
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

568 mL Can. ABV 6.4%.
Appearance: Strawberry red, Under over finger of frothy light beige head with a pinkish hue, Soft carbonation, Decent retention.
Aroma: Red berries (Mosaic?), Grapefruit, Juicy Citra hops, Passion fruit/guava, Pineapple, Melon.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, Refreshing, Low carbonation, Quite bitter (60 IBU), A bit sticky, Slight lingering bitterness.
Flavour: Citra hops (Grapefruit), Tropical fruit, Red berries candy (Mosaic?), Slight pine, Well integrated.
Overall: I was quite impressed with the aromas but I felt like the flavour was a bit hard to get to. It does fit the style well and I did enjoy it... but world class? Hmm...

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Photo of scarfacecrowe
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: A beautiful hazy honey color with an off white two finger head.
Smell: Orange, pineapple, sugar, vanilla
Taste: Biscuit, medium hop, pine. grapefruit.
Feel: Dry and clean

A year ago I hated IPAs, but this style is starting to grow on me now.

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Photo of DrBeergood
3/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Trying it 5 months past it's best buy. Here we go.

L: Pours mahogany and barely transparent. After resting for 20 mins, you can see millions of little yeast floating about the solution. Just now noticed that it was "bottle-conditioned to age gracefully." How convenient.

S: Good hops on the nose, not very strong at this point, but mildly grapefruity. The rest of it is an ale that would make a pirate go wild (they love ale)

T: Tastes okay, even good. Some off-flavors from aging. Open it and let it rest for 10 minutes to take care of that. The hop flavor is perhaps greatly diminished, it's more sweet than bitter, still okay. Completely acceptable, in fact, the delicious ale body has come to save the day.

F: Surprisingly drinkable. I'm holding a good beer in my hand.

O: DeSchutes tends to go heavy on the malts and we prefer lighter beers in Ohio. It's not an effortless sale, but you CAN sell them. As a store owner, I won't keep it in stock. As a beer drinker, this 6pack is toast!

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Photo of Eyarnell81
4.86/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I’ve only recently gotten into IPA’s, and this is not only one of the best IPA’s but one of the best beers I’ve ever had.

It pours a nice amber color with a solid off-white head. The nose is of pineapple, piney and citrus hops.

Up front I got a nice, pineapple flavor balanced out by just the right amount of hop bitterness, but my favorite part was the malty, brown sugar finish. A very well-balanced beer that I will certainly buy again.

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Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Somewhat cloudy dark amber with one finger off white head. Sharp citrus, pineapple, pine, mint. Orange, lychee, grass, resin and mint are evident in the flavor, with toasty malt and a bit of caramel, earth. Medium bitterness and mouthfeel, lighter carbonation.

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Photo of JRed
3.26/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Tawny, almost red in body with white bubbly head that leaves behind sugary lacing. Aroma of hoppy nectar, lemon skin, citrus rind, grass, mild grapefruit. Tastes of grapefruit, citrus rind, grass, nectar, light bitterness with apple skins in the finish. Light bodied with light carbonation.

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Photo of pootz
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap @ Bent Elbow - pours a lovely clouded orange-gold with a puffy 2 finger cap....big pungent aromas of citrus and passion fruit over a musty malt base....Flavor is juicy with hop citrus and exotic fruits almost balanced with a sturdy malt spine and chewy torrified grains, light earthiness,... goes to a long wet increasingly bitter but rounded finish with a hop bite...one of the best Juicy NEIPAs out there this summer.

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Photo of BoiseBoiseBop
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought two 19.2 OZ. cans. Served ice cold as it should be IMO. I didn't go into the aroma, but what you get in taste is basically a pronounced pineapple with a hop resins bitterness. Just a touch of brown sugar. One strong point is the beer is full an and lingers on the palate without thinning out in an insidious way like many others. Overall excellent for the price, but I prefer Torpedo cause well, I'mm a hop head. I am not overly enamored with the the fruity pineapple taste, but still would slam this beer to overt intoxication all day, every day, as long as it is near freezing...

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Fat Head's Brewery pint glass.

A: Bright copper and clear, with a good amount of visible carbonation. Two fingers of off-white head sticks around for a bit.

S: Tropical fruits and melon, dank and resin. A bit of grassy hops here as well. Light cracker malt aroma as well.

T: Tropical fruits, melon, and dank. The tropical fruits are reminiscent of pineapple and mango. There’s a touch of resinous and citrus rind hops here too. Biscuit malts add a bit of sweetness, but largely stay out of the way. A modest bitterness with lingering fruity hop flavors in the hang.

M: An average body and mouthfeel for an IPA. Good carbonation sensation, alcohol presence seems about average as well.

O: This was good. It’s maybe not better than a lot of other things sitting on a shelf around you. But still good. Interestingly, it was significantly better out of the bottle than I remember it being when I had it on tap about a month ago.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: beautiful mahogany and ruby red with some darker burnt amber notes towards center. Thin off-white head

S: strawberries, pine, orange zest, grapefruit, resin, pineapple, and a slightly sweet sticky sugar smell as well. Moderate malt backbone

T: pineapple, pine, sweet strawberries, grapefruit, orange, and a nice herbal bitterness as well. Doughy malt backbone. A hint of mango in here as well. Pine and a touch of light caramel to close it out

M: solid medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation

O: nice IPA. Great balance of hops and malts. West Coast for sure. Great harmonization

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Photo of teromous
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the left side of the label in white text: "PACKAGED ON: 04/29/19 1111 6255"

Appearance: The body has a nice copper color. It has a nice opalescence with orange as light is applied to the glass and hints of brown without. The head is a short off-white and tobacco stained yellow head with a creamy texture spotted with large bubbles. It has good lacing and good retention.

Aroma: The beer has a mixture of caramel aroma and grapefruit citrus. It is a strong and well defined aroma that many would consider an "East Coast IPA" character. There is a light bit of pine at the end.

Taste: Up front there is some pine with a bit of mint and some cedar and oak wood. The flavors are excellent. There is a bit of grapefruit pith in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: The beer has a strong bitterness which really drives the beer forward. It has a medium mouthfeel and good carbonation.

Overall: It is an excellent beer that delivers a wealth of aroma, flavor, and character. The best part of the beer is the woody flavor that comes from it, giving it the impression of a beer aged on wood. I really enjoyed it and I would both recommend it and drink it again; it is an impressive and worthwhile beer.

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Photo of DentalDave
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured amber with an off white head/slight retention, excellent lacing. Big juice and fruit smell. Taste was grapefruit and finish was bitter. I expected to taste more juice based on the smell but it was very hop forward. Overall an enjoyable IPA. I was just hoping for a little more sweet juice flavor to come through after what I could smell.

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Photo of Dodo2step
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- clear amber color with minimal head. Looks crisp and clear.

S- orange and lemon zest that is sweet and beautiful.

F- orange and lemon flavor with light malt.

M- smooth and light on the hops but a IPA most def. It goes down easy and smooth and leaves me fulfilled but wanting another.

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Photo of MaltyMagic
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 4/1/19. Dark orange/red amber pour, great retention, streaks of lace. Nose is mandarin/cut cedar/lemon zesty hops, toasty caramel malt, husky grain, ale yeast. Taste follows through, and then some. The malt aspect is mostly caramel and raw husky grain (not toasty on the palate), and serves as a hefty-yet-complementary backbone to the bright, juicy, citrusy, zesty hops. Tangy, slightly sweet finish. Full flavored and well balanced. The heavier than usual malt profile keeps the bitterness low key.

Enjoyable red IPA. Quelled my hop craving, while remaining an easy drinking malty brew with low astrigency. Recommended for those who prefer an IPA with some malt character, or hoppy ambers.

*Had to ding the scores a bit for inconsistencies. While can conditioned, I drank several cans with the same freshness date, from the same store, and there have been some noticable differences in appearance (specifically retention), and freshness of the aroma/flavor.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.82/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer is a nice golden color with a very bubbly head and lots of carbonation. There is a very strong citrus smell. Lots of fruit flavor coming of this beer followed by a nice fresh hop aroma as well. The fruit flavor is present in the taste but not too sweet. The hop bitterness comes in at the end and it lingers in the back of the mouth for a while.

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Photo of SAUbrewcrew
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Haven’t had too many IPA’s but, I enjoyed this one on a sunny afternoon at a cookout. Exquisite and distinct taste of grapefruit. Just a touch strong but at 6.4% not bad at all. Would recommend on a warm summer day.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear deep amber with a modest off-white head. Initial impression is generally sweet as opposed to hoppy. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium. Finish is malty and sweet. Overall, an undistinguished but enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of Buckeye55
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not a hazy IPA, pours clear amber. Unusual for an IPA. The pine hoppy scent tells you an IPA is in the glass. Sweet for an IPA, little to no hop bitterness. A light body coating mouth feel. Little hop feel on the aftertaste. Slight bitterness comes through after a while. I could pound the hell out of this brew.

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Photo of northwestdr
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, it's quite clear and a bright rust color. Average head and carbonation, with fine bubbles that rise persistently from the bottom of the glass. There's a mild scent of hops.

As with most of the hoppy Deschutes beers, there is a pleasantly roasted malt backbone, with slight sweetness and an agreeable complexity. For an IPA, it's less bitter than average, so it's rather easy to drink. More piney than citrusy. A modest, bitter hop aftertaste.

In summary, this is an excellent, all-around IPA, good for all seasons, and a little lighter and easier to drink than average.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This head came up big on a light pour and showed good retention with a somewhat clear almost bright orange body.

Smell – This recipe is big on the citrus hops which is very apparent at the nose. There is some light wheat in there as well but mainly it’s the hops that dominate the aroma profile.

Taste – The beer is more rounded at the taste. The hops from the nose come across on the tongue and the malt base comes out a bit bigger. There’s a bit of wheat here and a light caramel compliment. Very balanced.

Mouthfeel – This is somewhere between light and medium-bodied, just a hint of dryness at the end, and slick as grease going down.

Drinkability – Definitely a quality session ale with nothing to ward off the novice drinker.

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Photo of egrandfield
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This reminds me of Ommegang's Rosetta without the sourness. Very very strange, but still very good. Not like any IPA I've had before. Bitterness hits you on the back of the tongue. Pours red.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unknown vintage; drank 2/2/15 @ Candlelite.

See-through dark orange appearance.

Fluffy white head; frothy tree-rung lace.

Orange citrus & banana nose.

Mild orange citrus & banana flavors; perhaps a touch less bold than a bottled version I had recently, but still a tasty, sessionable brew.

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Photo of defunksta
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle at 45 degrees into a tulip,

Look: Pours a beautiful dark red amber color that is completely clear with a very strong foamy white head.
Smell: Such heavy aromas. Aromas of heavily hopped tropical melon. Predominately pineapple, orange. Some honeydew and canteloupe. Smells delicious. Mild to minimal hop bitterness. It has dank tropical fruit without any of the black tea qualities that I usually sense. More ripe pineapple, orange, and some juicyfruit.
Taste: Flavors of mostly tropical melon, peach, and juicyfruit. Definitely some peach. The mosaic hops are well appreciated. Sweet, but slowly rounds out with a mildly bitter finish. Little to no pine or floral quality. Fruity all the way. Finishes fairly sweet. Not overbearing. A subtle hop bitterness that comes through at the end. Make no mistake, it is tropical fruit flavored all the way. Pineapple and peach mostly. Some orange and juicyfruit.
Feel: Medium to heavy bodied. Carbonation is not too strong. Resiny and oily with sweet juicyfruit flavors. Very little floral or pine. Finishes fairly bitter to balance out the tropical candied fruit.

Overall: First, the look is obviously a plus as its darker than most IPAs. This is definitely a tropical pineapple and peach cream forward IPA. Not west-coast as it contains no floral and pine notes, which this has none of. Not east-coast b/c it's dank enough, heavy, and not too juicy. Nonetheless, this is actually a quite delicious and well-rounded IPA, with well appreciated mosaic hops. It also doesn't have the dank, bitter black tea notes that I get in almost all mosaic and simcoe IPAs. Quite unique. Not overly citrus, but makes you feel like you're enjoying a nice tropical drink by the ocean with its heavy body and sweetness present.

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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 5467 ratings