Fresh Squeezed IPA
Deschutes Brewery

Fresh Squeezed IPAFresh Squeezed IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #47
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
95
Ranked #985
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 9.15%
Reviews:
800
Ratings:
5,445
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Deschutes Brewery
 
Oregon, United States
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Year-round
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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
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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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Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.53/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Nice rich amber color. No head really. Bar supplied frozen tumbler. Aroma was light and hoppy. Taste is light and hoppy and a little more bitter than what I like. Mouthfeel is solid and smooth. Overall, not a fan because it’s a too bitter for my taste.

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Photo of Beer_Right_Back
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Juicy, fruity, and bright, Fresh Squeezed is a gold standard for a widely available IPA. We enjoy that this beer is hop forward and has a refreshing aroma as well.

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Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 19.2 oz can into a tall pub glass.

Pours crystal clear copper/amber with an excellent foamy/soapy head and good lacing.

The aromas are class, prominent, and solid. Biscuity malts forward. Fruit aromas from all over the spectrum. Ruby red grapefruit and lemon from the citrus end; pineapple and mango tropical flavors; and hints of peach. Grassy and herbal, rather than dank or resinous hop notes. Just a hint of floral aroma.

The nose was fruit-forward. The flavor presents more hoppy goodness, with some pine and faint dankness, but with good biscuity malt balance. The booze is a little heavy for the style--almost as strong as a DIPA. Not offputting, but a bit unexpected.

The mouthfeel is solid. Good carbonation; good crisp counterpoint to the fruity boozy maltiness.

Overall, an excellent IPA that, but for the slightly heavy booze, and although lacking any particularly notable aspect, is almost a paragon of the style.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - massive, foamy brownish-white head atop a caramel-orange translucent body.

S - orange, grapefruit, caramel. Classic ipa nose.

T - follows the nose. Sweet orange, grapefruit, caramel. Low bitterness. Moderate sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body with average carb.

O - quite a crusher.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Underwhelmed by this brew, I was taken back by it as it was not what I expected. M43 is so much better than this attempt as an NEIPA. It could be due to the possibility that I have been spoiled by M43 but this just was a middle of the road beer.

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Photo of BGDrock
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Deep, bright amber, clear; sticky, blanched almond head with strong retention lasting several minutes.
Not getting much aroma, possibly because of chalice glass.
Remarkably juicy in taste and body, without being a fruit beer; malt and citrus pine hops blend together to be one - it's less about balance; medium body and carbonation, soft and silky, ridiculously easy to drink, also because bitterness is kept in check and not pithy.

One of best IPAs ever, amazing feel and flavour is so well crafted, like it's one ingredient, not multiple.

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Photo of Ryan8008
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a soft, reddish colour with the faintest hue of pink. Is quite cloudy and opaque with little head, which soon disappears.

S: hop smell is light, with a nose of summer fruits and berries, particularly raspberries, sour cherries and some citrusy notes.

T: a little unexpected given the nose. The berry flavour is present but the bitterness quickly overwhelms any fruit or citrus. Flavour is a bit unbalanced towards bitterness, perhaps with the intention of creating a grapefruit flavour. Once the citrus flavour has passed, the caramel malts quickly overwhelm.

F: very nice in the mouth with a nice amount of carbonation, not too viscous, as an IPA should feel.

O: given the beautiful colour and the lovely aroma, the taste was a bit disappointing and I expected a more balanced profile. This IPA is definitely on the bitter side, in my view to its detriment. This is one of the few American IPAs available to me at the LCBO, and it is not as strong as some of our local Ontario brews.

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Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can with a best by date of 1-18-19
Glowing amber-orange color IPA with a touch of chill haze. 1" off-white head with excellent retention. Thick lacing.
Good looking beer.
Orange peel, citrus oils. Hint of grapefruit and just a touch floral. Caramel malts are apparent.
Oranges and orange blossoms - similar to Mirror Pond but at a heavier rate. Grapefruit rindy bitterness.
Malt heavy, caramel -- kind of a Deschutes house style IMO...definitely not West Coast or NEIPA at all.
Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Can conditioning adds quite a bit to the mouthfeel here. Soft, lingering bitterness.
Good stuff, unique, tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of Hitchman
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Delicious; fresh taste and smell from a 12-oz can dated Best By 2/1/2019. Looking forward to tasting from tap. Pleasant hops flavor with pronounced grapefruit flavor. Medium amber color. Really good IPA!

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