Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

4,968 Ratings
Fresh Squeezed IPAFresh Squeezed IPA

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

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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Photo of woodychandler
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I recently completed a brewery horizontal of Deschutes beers as a part of the eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody. It now becomes incumbent upon me to do some "chipping", that is, drinking & reviewing those beers which I did not have available at that time. The fact that they are marked as "Bottle Conditioned" makes it even cooler.

From the bottle: "Family & Employee Owned Since 1988"; "Profile - A juicy, citrus and grapefruit flavor profile. As if fresh Citra and Mosaic hops were squeezed straight into the bottle."; "Bottle Conditioned for Quality [-] Live yeast added to the bottle allows this beer to age gracefully and stay fresher, longer. Keep bottles upright, and away from light & heat."; "IBUs [:] 60".

I Pop!ped the cap, knowing that between my New Year's resolution & the labeling, mine was going to be a gentle pour. I have really come to embrace this action as it leads directly into the in-glass swirl. This time, I got three fingers of foamy, rocky, light-tan head with moderate retention that left sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a stunning Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity, reminiscent of a past girlfriend's hair. Not only was hers thick & luxurious, but it was also as coarse as wire! Nose was as juicy as proclaimed on the label with loads of grapefruit, especially, but also orange & tangerine to tantalize my hophead self. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very citrusy, but not overly bitter, hence the surprisingly low IBU designation. It was juicy, all right, tending towards orange/tangerine, but with enough grapefruit to keep it lively. Thankfully, the malt was more of a biscuity variety and not caramel, which might have been ruinous. The dry, crispness of the malt really allowed the hops to shine, satiating my ongoing hops jones. Man, it seems like too long since my last fix, dig? Baby, it is a groovy scene when the hops pusherman rolls through. Man, as the hops begin to settle in, I am getting this really mellow, sleepy vibe. I have made hops tea on more than one occasion & this was starting to have that same effect. Wow, Celestial Seasonings' SleepyTime Tea has nothing on this trip. I feel hypnotized by hops. Mellow? Man, this is like listening to Mantovani. I am on the serious nod here. The finish was so mellow & tea-like that it lulled me into its web like a Venus Flytrap slowly shutting around me. Time slowed down considerably & when I looked up, 3/4 of my beer was gone! Where did it all go? This is dangerous stuff, man! They should lay this on those cats that proclaim that they do not like AIPAs. They'd like this! I know that I did. Okay, cool cats & kittens, I gotta go do some lay-down action. Phew!

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Photo of SawDog505
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass best before 8/11/17. Pours a very attractive deep amber with a beautiful 2 finger sticky off white head that leaves, a thick layer of foam all over the sides of the glass.

Smell is apricot, guava, pine, a hint of caramel, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows apricot, caramel, guava, pine, and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is a big medium, slightly sticky, moderate carbonation, not really dry, and incredible drinkability, but it has a ton of flavor for 6.4% ABV.

Overall this is a beer I have wanted for sometime and @Lingenbrau made it happen thanks man. This is a tasty IPA.

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Photo of bwood06
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My wife and I spent some quality time with a couple that we like to hang out with the other night and my wife's co-worker mentioned that this is her favorite IPA at the moment. She kindly offered one to me so I had to try it since it had received such a glowing review.

A - This beer pours a deep amber/copper hue that is clear with very light carbonation visible. The head is off white and a thick froth in appearance and is persistent. 4.25/5
S - The aroma is nice and strong with a good dose of both pine and citrus peel, especially grapefruit. There is a bit of light caramel and toasted bread that showcases the malt, but the hops are the starts of the show here. 4/5
T - As with the aroma, the flavor is very much concentrated on showcasing the hops with the citrus peel and pine really coming through (flavor intensity is nice and strong as with the aroma). However, the malt does play a larger role in the flavor than in the aroma with a burnt sugar sweetness along with a note of dates both coming through, which cut into the bitterness which is moderately strong. The finish is moderately bitter with fairly long, but not overpowering or overly long. 4/5
M - This is a medium bodied beer that has faint carbonation and is moderately dry and crisp with a bit of astringency. The dryness sticks around for a bit but is not crazy drying like some IPAs. 4/5
O - I have to agree with my wife's co-worker, this is a very good IPA, possibly one of the best that I have ever had. It is very drinkable and not overly bitter. The flavor profile is very well thought out and executed and really works well. 4/5

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Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dshansen1184
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, red amber colored with a huge off white head that lingers leaving great lacing, clear

S: fruit salad nose dripping with sweet citra hop bouquet, mango, papaya, pineapple

T: nice fruity hop flavor up front, quite sweet on malt that balances the aggressive hop flavors, pineapple, mango, sweeter than most West Coast IPA

M: full and rich

O: excellent quality IPA

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Photo of KomodoDragon
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber color - crystal clear. slight head; nice lacing.

Citrus scent. Melon Grapefruit rind. fresh cut grass.

Big citrus flavors. Lime, lemon, mango. Super refreshing but some density. But ends in a crisp bitter finish. Very Solid. A citrus beer done right. Rare

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Photo of Krusader
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of megamick
4.81/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jsbirnba
4.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of White_Whiskey
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fowdy
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: deep golden with one finger slightly off white head that dissipated quickly.

Smell: hops and pine.

Taste: nice citrus bite with good hop levels.

Feel: carbonation Is good. Crisp IPA feel.

Overall: a very good IPA. Definitely top 10 in my area.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep amber with a foamy white head that laces well. Smells of an assortment of melons and a hint of pine. Tastes explodes with fruity melon juices, and even carries into the feel. Balanced but just favoring bitter, very easy to drink. Overall, this is an outstanding modern day IPA with wonderful usage of new school hops. Cheers!

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Photo of Eziel
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sean-b
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm new to this whole craft beer as an art thing..... and I love it. I am a chef with dreams of food and beer every night.

I haven't had many ipa's with that being said. This one is perfection from what I've tried so far.

With a cooper cooler and perfect filtration for the clearness, I get a hint of pine right off the bat. The flavor is well rounded, starting with sweet and moving to Scott and finishing with bitter.

What really impresses me is the palat feel. It only lingers for a minute then it shuffles disapers. Again I am just learning to be a cicerone. In his very early stages. But this beer is one of the bests ipas I've had thus far.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emeyer
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjdevel
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: 2 finger head and crystal clear - copper colored. The head diminished a bit, but great lacing.

Smell: Very aromatic. Nice floral and citrus scent. Slight maltiness.

Taste: A decent hop bite right up front but not an overpowering bitterness. Sweet caramel malt quickly rushes in. Very citrusy and tropical: Orange, lemon, mango, pineapple, and a touch of grapefruit. The fruity flavors hang on for quite some time. As they start to trail off, it starts to get a bit more dry. Left with a slight smokey malt aftertaste and a shot of orange juice.

Feel: Medium bodied. A bit on the flatter side of most IPAs but still decent body.

Overall: Great IPA here. Up there with the best of 'em. Like it because if is a bit sweeter and offsets the initial hop bitterness.

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Photo of VikSTL
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

WOW. That's it. Just WOW. One of the best IPA's I've ever had. Worth every penny.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of caburdette51
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcubz
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of outdoor7or24
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle had at old ebbitt grill in Washington DC.
A: bottle they didn't give me a glass!
S: citrus, orange, malt
T: orange cola, heavy malt, sticky train on the tongue, earthy biterness in the finish
O: bold ipa that rocks the scent and hits heavy on the biterness

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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