Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

682 Reviews
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: 682 | Ratings: 4,906
Photo of Hahnin
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amber color, citrus/floral smell, great carbonation but smaller head. Had it in a bottle and on draft, and I absolutely love this beer. The balance of the hops and citrus is perfect for what I like in my ipas.

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Photo of TooGood
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in Deschutes Pub Glass. Pours a golden amber with 1/2 inch frothy head. Smells like grapefruit and hops, delicious. Tastes exactly as it smells citrusy grapefruit with a good hop balance. The mouth feel is spot on, and it begs you to keep drinking. I cannot lie, this beer is outstanding in every way. As longs as it if fairly fresh this beer knocks it out of the park every time.

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Photo of Mehinaman
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have not come close to tasting every IPA out there and most likely never will, but I seriously doubt I will every try an IPA that surpasses Freshly Squeezed. It s the best of the best as far as I am concerned. Bitter like a good IPA should be, but goes down nice and easy. If this was as rare as other IPA's such as Pliny than I think it would be as highly sought after. A truly world class beer

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Photo of Reema
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving type: 12 oz bottle into perfect pint glass.

Pours a beautiful clear ruby with ample carbonation. It smells super grapefruit-y and citrusy. Just amazing. The taste supersedes the smell in every possible way and the smell was great to begin with. Subtle citrus flavors that leads to crisp, almost orange-rind bitterness at the end. Nice sweetness from the malts that play perfectly into the bitter zestiness found in the beer. Hops are downplayed but are noticeable. Feels soapy but in a good way, the ring/zest finish is especially nice.

This right here is possibly my favorite IPA to date. It very much deserves that world-class rating and I implore you to try it (fresh) as soon as possible!

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Photo of 2261
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wet hoped beers are among my favorites but this beer is amazing!. The first scent hits my nose like a fresh peach, the taste and feel is perfect and every sip brings a smile to my face.

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Photo of Joe_Duvel
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Best IPA I've had yet. Sculpin IPA was my favorite, but after having this several times now it has officially surpassed Sculpin. Such a delicious and refreshing beer.

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Photo of eduardostewart
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

i didnt think this was that great when i first tried it. however, everything i bought after having this i kept comparing it to. nothing came close. seems i did love this brew more than i knew. now i had to get another case.

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Photo of Boneswally
4.99/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a fantastic beer. This is what we all want. It's hard to describe something that is just about perfect. All I know is that when I open this bottle and pour it into my favorite glass I can barely enjoy the damn thing for drinking it too fast! What a beautiful thing that has happened to the beer industry when I am the beneficiary of so many microbreweries producing product like never before. If you dont feel lucky about that then you arent a true beer lover. And if you don't love this beer, you dont drink enough of it to know. The aroma is divine, the initial taste is hop and citrus heaven and you will probably make that face or roll your know, when something is so good you look at someone and dont care at all how you seem because you know the truth. That's what this beer is...THE TRUTH! I would love to find another beer that comes as close as this one does to being the perfect beer (maybe Little Sumpin) and if I find it, I'll let you know. In the meantime, kiss anyone who gives you this beer right on the mouth like Lydia Loveless would.

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Photo of pkalix
4.99/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

wow! what an aroma. again. this is like walking into a freezer filled with aromatic citrus. it's like a spritzer filled with fruit. this is incredible. so far....
dark gold, some decent head. the aroma is the standout feature. so far.... incredible citrus.
incredible orange. grapefruit. lemon. this like a frickin' box of TRIX cereal. the taste of this brew is absolutely incredible. slight hop bitterness, but reminiscent of CANDY. or, Trix cereal. this stuff is absolutely incredible. but wait, I said that already. forget the review, just have a drink of this stuff. I've been trying new Midwest and east coast IPAs all afternoon, so maybe this is just from being a 'change'? nah, I don't think so . . . .

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Photo of VieuxCanard
4.98/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Few brews strike me as beautiful to look at in the glass as this one. Nose may be over the top for some, but I have an impaired sense of smell (sinus infection in 2006), so I really enjoy the monumental aroma. Malt flavor/sweetness matches the hop level AND color - perfect balance. I might possibly like the mouth feel a bit better if the ABV were 6.6%, but why mess with with something so near perfection. I would give this a 97/100. I'm also a big fan of their Red Chair NW Pale Ale and the Inversion IPA!

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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 Gobearswalter34
4.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L- Beautiful copper/orange with a great two finger head that dissipates to creamy. Nice light lacing.
Smell- awesome combination of hop, citrus with a bite.
T- This is a top five IPA and might be top five overall for me! I am a sucker for the West Coast IPA. Makes me want to quit my job an be a brewery grunt. Perfect Citrus, piney combination up front with that magical malty/IPABite sliding down. Just enough hop to ooze out the nose while swallowing.
F- So many IPAs fail to bring all the amazing things happening with Hop Hop that they can't bring it together to enjoy in the end. This does it.
O- Like I said a top five IPA, possibly top five overall for me now.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.91/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Honey/amber color pour into an ipa glass with a very foamy 1" tall off white colored head. Settles to a constant froth layer on top with quite a bit of lacing going on as well. Smells of pine, grass, and citrus with a grapefruit/tangerine combo must up front. Taste is of grapefuit, melon, grass, and pine. Pretty heavy medium bodied brew with some hop bitterness on the palate but balanced just right. I found that even with some pretty high ratings already I think Fresh Squeezed lived up to my expectations. Overall, an easy to drink ipa that is well balanced, flavorful, and yet pretty complex.

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Photo of Grant_Satterthwaite
4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Easily in the top five best IPAs I've ever had. It's almost like drinking a citrusy soda, just because the hops isn't overly assaulting. It has that nice Pacific Northwest IPA feel and taste to it. It's a great beer too because it's only 6.4% ABV so the alcohol astringency isn't overpowering to the senses and one can still pick up the subtle flavors as well as the abundant citrus notes. Definitely a must-have beer. Perfect for a hot spring or summer day.

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Photo of razorsdescent
4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is one heck of an IPA.

A fruity hop bomb that is incredibly pleasurable to drink. The only thing keeping this from perfection is the slightly thin mouth feel, a bit more resin and this becomes a perfect beer.

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Photo of gcuneen
4.89/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I love fresh hopped brews and nugget hops. I just tried this at a local pizza shop and loved it. Great blend of citra, mosaic and nugget hops. Remarkably smooth - with much less of that dry bitter bite you often get with fresh hopped ales. I think this is my new favorite beer.

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Photo of t2thebro
4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- large frothy two finger head. Nice medium orange color. Sticky lacing.

S- mango, pineapple, pine, lemon grass.

T- strangely balanced fruity hops. Mango, pineapple, pepper, pine, clean pale grain.
Peppery bitterness takes the edge off the citrusy fruits.

M- medium carb. Slick and smooth.

O- amazing balance for such a citrus hop forward ale.
amazingly easy to drink. Fantastic! Gotta try it.

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Photo of TheBishop
4.87/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one good American IPA. A lot of the IPAs now hit you with an over the top ABV and it takes away from the front end hop taste and replaces it with a boozy taste.
This one is near perfect. Definitely in my top 2 for IPAs. Good balance of hops and just the right ABV in my opinion.

Only thing that detracts from this beer to make it perfect is little to no head other then that it is hard to find faults.

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Photo of BierGirl2
4.87/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Gorgeous. Citra and Mosaic combine nicely for a citrusy almost floral front, a little tangy, good carbonation, nice long fresh finish. Love this. Aptly named. Not the bitter big hit king of IPA, more delicate.

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Photo of doktorhops
4.87/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deschutes Brewery has been one of the US brewers I’ve been trying to get my hands on ever since I began walking... the day after having a big night out drinking American craft beer (see how important it is to finish some sentences). Anyway Deschutes, Russian River and The Alchemist are all up there in my fantasy beer world. Well no longer for Deschutes (take that brain!) as The Durham (Canberra) managed to get a few of their brews in and I went straight for the big guns: Fresh Squeezed IPA.

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Hazy deep amber body with a 2cm off-white head - smack in the middle of classic IPA territory yes. 9/10.

S: Pineapple forward with citric/pine notes and hints of caramel malt. Tropical and citric hops domineering throughout this fantastic aroma! I want this in an aftershave... actually scratch that, an aftershave of this would have me salivating constantly - somehow I think ladies might get the wrong impression of me from this. 10/10.

T: Wow! All of the above (pineapple, citrus/pine) the balance between hops and caramel malts is superb - a master class in how to balance sweet/bitter characters. Tropical fruit from the Mosaic hops (which are fast becoming my favourite hop) mix well with the lemon/lychee Citra flavours. Someone told me the other day that Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA had better flavour but he was wrong - this beats it. 10/10.

M: Medium bodied with a light carbonation and plenty of hop oils sloshing around (in fact you could see oil drops in the pour). 8/10.

D: Verdict: My new favourite IPA. Although it’s pretty mild as far as hop bitterness in American IPAs go (it’s more like an American Pale Ale in this respect) it has such flawless balance, and the tropical/citric/pine combination I know and love. I reckon I could down a case of this quicker than a dying man in a desert. It’s 6.4% ABV and you hardly notice it. I’m having a double take here: I need to get it again just to make sure it really is this good or if I happened to have a miraculously good batch - the bottling date is August 2014 - fresh IPA at its best. 10/10.

Food match: Classic IPA cuisines for me are Thai/Vietnamese/Malaysian, however I have a feeling this Ale would be just at home with a gourmet pizza too.

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Photo of mjk1979
4.86/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A+ IPA for anyone loving a citrus dominated IPA rather than a piney dominate one. Noticeably darker than most IPAs with very nice malt/hop balance. Excellent mouth feel with a clean finish.

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Photo of youknowmyname
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Seriously my favorite beer. I was looking for something citra hopped or close to Zombie Dust( don't let anyone tell you there is a Zombie dust clone, It just doesn't exist) at my local Friar Tucks and this was recommended. Brought home a bomber bottle and was hooked. Fantastic smell, Sweet citrus and floral flavor with a nice piney aftertaste. No description will do it justice, just go try a bottle. Absolutely love this. Went out and bought the rest of their stock for the next few months. It's only a June-September seasonal so stock up while you can. you won't be disappointed. The only thing disappointing about this beer is that you will not be able to get more after you drink it all.

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Photo of RockAZ
4.84/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Finally got a keg of this for the home, kegged 7/28/2013, tapped 8/15/13 - about as fresh as one could reasonably expect. Powerful nose on this one, very fragrant and flowery hops. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel, just like a cask conditioned or "Real Ale". Excellent carbonation, holds for a long time down the glass. Definitely not bitter, but leaning towards sweet. Spicy notes, a lot of fruit like mangos but less of grapefruit and lemon types.

One of the most pleasurable IPA's I have ever had in my home, looking forward to the next week or so.

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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 BeerWizard
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this for the first time this year on draught and have been looking for a sixer of it ever since - I think it's a bit off-season at this point, but I am enjoying the hell out of this six pack. Pours a super-cloudy amber with lots of floating sediment. The head is soapy and dense; it builds and hangs around a while, but not like a beer where you're like, "OK, OK, enough suds already." The nose is just amazing, super-citrusy with and tropical fruit; blood orange, mango and pineapple. Flavor is excellent. Hoppy-bitters but well-balanced by the sweet tropical and citrus flavors. Honestly, how the hell did they make this beer so good?

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