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Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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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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Reviews: 655 | Ratings: 4,790
Photo of MJSFS
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | 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 +2.1%
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 +6.7%
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 +17.4%
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 -0.7%
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

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Photo of Kataklizmik0
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +5.7%
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 -2.9%
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 -3.3%
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%
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 -0.2%
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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Photo of IgnatiusReilly
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into pint glass. Deep golden amber color, lace was a little watery and did not stick long. Sweet, floral, honey smell. Taste = citrus, grapefruit bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, moving towards syrupy, but not quite DIPA standard. This a tastey one. I enjoyed it and recommend.

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Photo of mradamhimself
3.43/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Is it just me or is this beer quite ester-ey? I feel like a lot of the "fruit" in it comes from fermentation esters, and when the beer is cold, it's not so bad, but as it warms, it gets distinctly bubble-gum flavored and scented to me.

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Photo of Kevin_Langford
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good IPA. It was suggested to me by a friend, so I picked up a bottle. Good color (yellow with some lacing) and carbonation, great flavor (fruit and hops), crisp finish, strong hops all the way through. I'd get this one again.

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

I generally prefer APA's or DIPA's as they generally have a better malt:hop balance. But for a midrange IPA this beer is terrific.

I will definitely buy this again.

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Photo of Peepskp
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good summer beer. Nice fruit flavors and nice hops. The carbonation is on point and is very drinkable. I'd like the hop flavor to be a bit more forward.

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

Aroma: grapefruit and sweet malt
Look: red-gold, great head
A great, assertive flavor. Pine, grapefruit, sweet bread, mango, pineapple. Quite good. Some spice. Bright aftertaste and assertive bitterness.
Moderate mouthfeel and carbonation.

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Photo of ScootManSam
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Well-balanced IPA, tasty hops, not too bitter, hint of citrus, very refreshing as a summer beer. One of the best beers I've tried period.

Drank out of bottle so couldn't see color.

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Photo of jandawil48
4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

OK I have had this a few times over the past couple weeks on draft. Simply put...it's amazing. A little darker than a traditional west coast IPA. This lends to a little more malt on the palate...not as dry.

Smell is fruity and citrus with hints of grapefruit and some pine as well.

Taste is balanced with a subdued hop bitterness, fruit and citrus notes with a very nice malt balance.

Overall just a delicious refreshing IPA that I will go back to again and again. This would be a fantastic gateway IPA for you to lure your friends to. This is not saying that it's week or tame, but the balance of the fruit, citrus, bitterness, and mouth-feel is just so pleasant.

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Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Best by date is 9/23/16 for whatever that's worth.

A: Pours a slightly hazy, dark, reddish-Amber color with a reddish-tan, one-inch head with short retention. Small amounts of thin reddish-tan lacing throughout.

S: Mostly aromas of pine, grapefruit, and citrus. Mild tropical fruit and sweet malt undertones.

T: Taste is an exact match to aromas. Straight grapefruit and piney hop flavors with very slight fruity and sweet malt notes.

F: Light-medium bodied, smooth, and crisp with good carbonation.

O: Overall, a great go-to, regularly available IPA. Love this piney grapefruit bomb. Very easy drinking.

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a deep copper-orange with half a finger of beige head that leaves splotchy lace as it recedes.

Smells of fresh-squeezed orange juice, grapefruit zest, tropical fruit, pine sap, caramel biscuits and further pine and citrus hops.

Tastes of blood orange and grapefruit flesh, mango, pineapple, more sweet biscuity malt, pine and bitter citrus hoppiness.

Feels bright and perky. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended, even if you don't really like IPAs.

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Photo of J_T_Arlington
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Another win from Deschutes brewery.

Looks Darkish amber. Pale blond head that simmers down to great lacing.

One of the best smelling IPAs I have ever had. Smells of tropical fruit, citrus, sea salt.

The Citra hops really come through. Quite bitter for only being 60 IBU. Pungent grapefruit aftertaste that will drive some fans out there wild.

Somehow feels crisp, full... AND light --all at the same time. Unbelievable.

I can only deduct points based on personal preference, not end product. Fantastic IPA. Cheers Deschutes!

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Photo of mklmcgrew
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

L: Pours a hazy gold/amber gold with a 1 finger head. Only a bit of lacing.

S: Abundance of citrus up front, along with some caramel and yeast. A very appealing nose.

T/F: Wonderfully strong flavor, with a lot of citrus, with some added pine, and a little bit of malt backbone. Mouthfeel is creamy and full, but a substantial amount of carbonation helps to give it a bite (in a good way). You definitely get the bitterness at the end, but it is not overwhelming.

O: Very tasty IPA! I want to say it is a balanced IPA, but only in that for a beer with a strong hop flavor, it isn't overly bitter.

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Photo of mkh012
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber-orange with a frothy white head.

Orange juice, honeydew, and vanilla. The nose matches the flavor profile. Very soft and easy drinking. Medium bitterness but a clean finish.

Soft mouthfeel. Starts with prickly carbonation, but velvety at the end. Probably the best IPA I've had out of a bottle. Really good stuff.

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Photo of crimsonfloyd
3.53/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reddish brown color. Smells of berries, apples, and honey. Apple upfront, melon and hops in the finish. While the beer provides some interesting and uncommon set of flavors, I find it a bit too syrupy.

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