Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
670 Reviews
Fresh Squeezed IPAFresh Squeezed IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
670
Ratings:
4,865
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
376
Gots:
1,946
For Trade:
10
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Photo of davek72
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful gold/amber color. Aroma is tropical fruits and citrus. Mango and pineapple, some orange/tangerine and a faint hint of peach. Bitterness comes in at the end with tastes of citrus rind and pune. Malts are mild and seem there for balance and body. Overall fantastic and easy to drink. Too easy to drink!

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Photo of Ale_Lover
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is with out question a mouthwateringly and very delicious IPA. Citra and Mosaic hops burst through in a very heavy way and that is obviously a very awesome thing. One of the fruitier IPAs out there to the point you almost feel like your on a tropical island.

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Photo of drinkinger
3.45/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A former favorite of my mine. My palate doesn't enjoy it quite as much these days, but my nose certainly does. 12oz, poured into a pint glass.

APPEARANCE: Orangeish amber, surprisingly clear. Contrary to some of the other reviews on here, I noticed minimal haze. Not much in the way of lacing.

AROMA: A little weak, but this beer honestly smells amazing. The gamut of citruses (especially grapefruit), apricot, and some pine in the background. I could use this as cologne until they realize what's going on.

TASTE: No. No. This is not what my nose signed up for. This is betrayal. Excessive malt followed by a too-long lingering citrus+caramel (???) aftertaste. It's like the aroma's complexity is evaporating in my mouth. It's not terrible, but it leaves much to be desired.

MOUTHFEEL: As medium-bodied as it gets. Goes down smoothly, but leaves a prickle on your tongue.

OVERALL: 3.25. It's a solid beer, taste not withstanding. Unfortunately, like any reasonable human being, I consider taste to be a beer's most important factor. I certainly wouldn't reject it if offered... but honestly, I probably wouldn't reject any beer you offered me, either.

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Photo of Jeffrey-J10
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured in Imperial Pint glass
Look:
- amber orange - like a sunset
- full, 3-finger, off-white head - hangs around
Smell:
- Big fruitiness
- grapefruit and melon
- maybe some berries in the background
Taste:
- subtle fruit flavors
- some hop bitterness in the back
- a little bit of roastiness
Feel:
- smooth, not creamy
- mild carbonation
Overall:
- well balanced
- very drinkable
- definitely a foundation beer - that you would have in the fridge all the time

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Photo of avalon07
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a nice amber color and a somewhat hazy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Good, but not great lacing.

S: A sweet aroma of hops, citrus, malt, and some pine.

T: Tasted of a good shot of hops, a lot of citrus (grapefruit and orange, in particular), a hint of pine (not as much as in the aroma), light malt, and some other fruit as well. A sweet and lively flavor that's not as heavy on the citrus as I would have guessed. Rather, it's a good balance of hops and fruit.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a prickly finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this isn't quite as brilliant a beer as the score makes out, it is quite drinkable. Easy to drink.

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Photo of spacekoolaid
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I really enjoy this beer and consider it one of my favorites. I love that it is easy to drink while still having the citrusy/piney profile I enjoy in my everyday IPA. It carries a fresh fruity hop aroma. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle.

A: Bright grapefruit, citrus and light berry hoppy aroma with a light malt presence.

A: Copper color, totally clear, with a frothy white head that has solid retention, light lacing in the glass.

T: Big grapefruit, citrusy and light berry hoppy flavor that gives way to a light malt presence and faint sweetness.

M: Medium-light bodied, lightly juicy, with moderate carbonation.

O: Solid; the beer has a grapefruit, citrusy, berry presence and is lightly juicy with light malt support. All in all, pretty easy to drink when fresh!

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Photo of Donttellmewhattodo
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's not an in-your-face IPA like you'd expect because they focused on maximizing the fruity character of the hops they used rather than the bitterness. It makes for a very refreshing, daily brew. It's bright, floral and fruity with the smell and first taste, then finishes with a rich malt wash. It doesn't have exceptional mouthfeel or lacing, but the complex flavor and smell make this my recent go-to. It's not my favorite beer ever, but it's delicious for its price range, and I recommend it for anyone looking for an unusual and very drinkable IPA.

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Photo of SWOhio-aquifer
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good beer. Exhibits that label of something juicy on palate like grapefruit, hop, juice kind of thing.

Really, just lacks complexity, as if they are trying to make a small batch perfection brew in a mass produced arena.

If you can't get the great this is a good backseat to what you were hoping for. B grade.

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Photo of Mikebebop
1.87/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Anyone with a score higher than Coldkiller’s must be drinking something mislabled. He sees this beer as I did.
There is not a speck of hop on this beer. It’s not a garbage brew; I rate it as slightly better than almost undrinkable. I finished the six-pack. Lots of malt for sure, but it’s not disgusting. The dripping hops on the label says they were squeezed into the beer.
This was a test. If you raved about this beer, you may be, at least, confused. Or someone is.
Me thinks this a secret product of Beer Advocate to weed out unknowledgeable reviewers.

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Photo of Raime
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

New to Michigan. Golden appearance with a small soapy head. Smells fruity with a heavier than expected malt level. Taste follows much the same with some sticky pine. Feel is rather dead though sticky. Overall glad I got to try it but by comparison to the ratings on here it's over rated.

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Photo of mschrei
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Past the best by date by two months, but still pretty damn tasty. Dark auburn color with healthy lacing and a lot of sediment. Citrusy hoppy notes on the nose with a light bitter malt on the back. Juicy taste, mildly hoppy with light bitterness.

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Photo of Coldkiller
1.72/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

What a malty mess. Nothing but malt on the taste. I am highly upset that I hunted this down. Well within freshness range. Taste is malt, malt, and more malt. Will not seek again. Overrated garbage brew.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

$ 6.00 + $ 0.54 tax ($ 0.545/oz) at B Restaurant, Oak Brook, Il
BB 12/17/16 at bar reefer temp into a dirty JK snifter
Aroma – citrusy, weak
Head large (Maximum 5.5 cm, controlled pour), off white, frothy, dense, diminishing to a frothy three mm ring and heaped partial layer
Lacing fair. Multiple islands and archipelagoes of small to medium bubbles
Body – orange, clear, floaties (Bottle conditioned)
Flavor – follows the nose. Weak, not much citrus. Actually, malty and slightly bitter. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, almost creamy, lively carbonation

Not bad, just not what I was expecting.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25

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Photo of MJSFS
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap in a pint glass. The name says it all. This smells like a citrus air freshener; candied orange, tangerine, grapefruit. A blind smell might fool someone into thinking they had a glass of fresh citrus juice. The taste is as juicy as the aroma, with a bit of piney notes. Mouth is medium and juicy. A very solid "juicy" IPA, that will quench your thirst but disappoint if you're seeking a hoppy bitter punch.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Selma's, on to the beer:

Copper orange colored and topped with a fluffy head, which allows for great head retention above. The aroma is outstanding. It smells dank with fresh orange, grapefruit, and pine. Clean and juicy is the taste, the citrus combination continues with an orange and tangerine flavor mixed with pine. All this rides in a medium, smooth body that's a little creamy. Needless to say, this stuff is outstanding!

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Photo of Peterock27
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Pours amber in color with a head that quickly dissipates. Smells very citrusy/tropical. Taste is very complex...sweet at first with medium carbonation followed by some bitterness. Drinking very easily and enjoyable...would drink this stuff all the time if it were available on the east coast. Glad I was able to try it out.

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Photo of mikeeeee
4.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful khaki head, lovely clear honey amber color. Smells are of fresh Pine, grapefruit and orange zest. Perhaps some tangerine. Very citrus-y and piney...

For this simple beer the taste is very complex. This hop forward beer explodes in you mouth with a plethora of grapefruit, pine tar, orange zest, and crushed pineapple. The malt takes a backseat but delicately sweetens up the dry finish leaving that puckery juicy sensation that people love from this blockbuster of an IPA....yummy

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Photo of Jadjunk
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

"Profile - A juicy, citrus and grapefruit flavor profile. As if fresh Citra and Mosaic hops were squeezed straight into the bottle." Brewed in the style of an American IPA, available in 12 oz. bottled 6 packs and on regular draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a creamy foam caramel-tan head over a mildly hazy copper-amber body with abundant flaked sediment and mild carbonation. Retention is above average and lacing is light and spotty. 4.25

(Smell) Bright hop notes of tropical fruit, clean, balanced citrus juice, grapefruit and robust fruity hops, atop a clean pale and lightly biscuity malt body with a mild sweetness. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) Flavorful, juicy hop flavors of tropical fruit, low-acid grapefruit, tangerine and mango come together for a rich, accessible and enjoyable hop flavor with a modest bitterness. Malt profile generates subtle biscuit malt tones atop a simple, clean pale malt body with a moderate sweetness. Very flavorful, highly drinkable. 4.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, smooth, lightly oily, medium dry. Carbonation is mild, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, medium overall. Balance is nearly even sweet to hoppy bitter. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) A very solid American IPA all around, "fresh squeezed" comes pretty close to nailing the impression I get in this beer- lots of rich tropical fruit subtleties and citrus tones without the sharp, biting acidity and pithy characters. Simple, straightforward pleasantries with a nice, approachable level of bitterness throughout. Quite a treat, and highly recommended. 4.25

Deschutes Brewery's
Fresh Squeezed IPA
4.17/5.00

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Photo of Kataklizmik0
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had all the good stuff stuff you'd expect and a bit of a silkyness to it. Drank it already or else I'd get more detaily about it. I read someone had said that it was not as good as Stone Ipa but I'd say to differ. I bet my Stone musta gotten a bit burnt or also the fact that I didn't wait to chill it a second and just cracked it open might have offset the flavors a bit. All in all this beer was better than Stone.

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Photo of rmtrout
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The hue and tone suggest a beer that goes well with a meal that includes medium to high fat, protein, and spiciness.

Smell: Mandarin orange with a light must and delicate malt dancing in the background. Playful, but a little shy. Not as complex as some would suggest, but wholesome, playful, and will dance long and gracefully across your nasal sensors.

Taste: This was brewed by Elves, not Dwarfs. It is delicate mandarin-apricot with a hint of grapefruit and fig, but I don't taste any mango. I just ate a bite of real organic mango from my fridge, and this beer has no mango flavor. Those reviewers that taste mango have either forgotten what real mangoes taste like, or they are so happy to have met such a youthful, outgoing IPA that they are giddy and spinning. Like an open and airy jazz, every note is not taken- leaving room for other tastes to sing their songs too.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbs/sweetness, bitterness, and lower than average malt for this much flavor means that it can tango with heavies like pizza and burritos, waltz with salad, or groove with burgers. The soft, but not overly forward fruit is a little too sweet for Thai and Chinese with heavy sugar. By itself, it will enchant and ask for more until you spin sideways off the dance floor. It's got great balance, way better than yours.

Overall: Extremely worth $10.99 a sixer. Up there with Lagunitas Sucks in playfullness, though a bit less complex, and three steps less forward that Stone IPA in the boldness of its hops, it is far easier to approach and more compatible with other foods and situations than either of those.

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Photo of kylesobrien
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours perfectly clear, amber orange colour. Faint whitish head with good lacing. Light carbonation.

Smells like pine, grapefruit, bready malt. Hop aroma is fresh, but not too intense.

Really well-balanced citrusy/minty/herbal hop flavour, underlaid by a noticeable malty sweetness.

Nice mouthfeel, perfect amount of body here. Highly drinkable, though just a little too sweet. Overall, a really excellent brew on draft or in bottles.

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is a deep amber hue, nice clarity with a frothy white head with nice sticky lacing. Aroma consists of sappy wet pine, subtle tropical aromas with a nice citrus background. Sweet malt in the foreground. Another heavy dose of pine in the taste compliments the hop bitterness in the back end. Subtle grapefruit and bready malt. Mouthfeel is slick and oily, thin bodied with moderate carbonation. Definitely a well balanced, pine bomb. Solid

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Photo of burnerfinger
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

had this on tap, chose it off the menu at a Red Robin.
REALLY< REALLY one of the best IPA's Ive ever tried.

A honey colored, ultra clarity, lots of impressive lacing.

S OHHH la la - super sharp hopiness - Im thinking pine forest

T follows the nose - the hop character is nearly perfect.

M just a bit oily - good malt background

D to be savored.

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Photo of Chestertonian82
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A mild and excellently balanced IPA. Not quite on the level of Head Hunter, say, but has a caramel richness in the aftertaste that Head Hunter lacks. This beer is also much cheaper than Head Hunter, and has a lower ABV. A great value.

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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