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Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States | website

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:
633
Ratings:
4,690
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
25.95%
 
 
Wants:
372
Gots:
1,822
For Trade:
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Reviews: 633 | Ratings: 4,690
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 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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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What's with the high ratings? this is super underwhelming...Very plain, unremarkable, forgettable. Had alongside Pizza Port Swami, no comparison..Swami killed it.

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Photo of bilbobrewer
3.39/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This one has garnered a lot of chatter, so I bought a couple loose bottles at a PDX grocery store.
BB: 10/14/16

Underwhelming is an understatement. A bit flat, no head, no lacing, and no hop taste other than as bitter aftertaste. Just very plain.

There are a lot of very high ratings here, which honestly astounds me. But a common sentiment of those who like this seems to be: "I don't usually like IPAs, but...." or "I don't often go for IPAs, but....."

So. An IPA for those who dislike IPAs. 'Nuff said.

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Photo of Whiteweasel
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap. Caramel color, off white head with a little lacing.

Strong strong alpha hops, grapefruit and clementine on both the nose and in the taste. Just a hint of toastiness.

Sort of a burnt aftertaste and a little bitter. Rough but crisp on the tongue.

Very refreshing but not the best hop-overload IPA I've had.

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Photo of AleMan66
4.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I poured this from a bottle into a clear teardrop glass. It pours a beautiful Amber with a very nice one finger white head. IPAs have never been my favorite--I'm just not a huge hops guy--but this one is marvelous! The perfect blend of citrus hops does it for me. World class for sure!

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Photo of dd43
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber/copper color and comes with a pretty big hit of pine that seems to go hand in hand with the appearance. Definitely has the west coast pedigree as far as the combination of pine resin, hoppy citrus oils, high clarity in the glass, and sticky malt presence in the finish. Aromas meld orange peel and grapefruit. Alcohol notes are subdued but it definitely drinks like a bigger IPA than your run of the mill offering because of that caramel malt backbone. The tacky quality left on my lips after having a bottle of this beer lingers for a while after finishing. Would really like to get this in package stores in CT but alas this is only a beer I can get while traveling, at least for now.

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Photo of beer-fan-1
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The name will fool but this one is all about the hops. No fruit. Fruit of the hop. Citra reigns in this one. Great food beer. For an IPA this one is great for a hot day on the golf course.

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Photo of beergoot
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit late reviewing this as the bottle label's BEST BY date is 12/18/15

Excellent copper hued body; lots of lively carbonation; very thick, dense, creamy head. Resinous hop aroma with some sweet caramel scent. Clean, fruity malt taste with a fine and intense hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body; some residual sugars yet mostly finishes dry.

Well, I owe it to the brewery and myself to try a fresh sample of this beer. As this particular bottle goes, I still like it quite a bit. It delivers a fine hop bitterness flavor although I found the aroma to be somewhat subdued (probably due to aging). So looks like I'll see about scoring some newer bottles ASAP...

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Photo of TrueOregonian
4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

World class ipa. Bend really makes some great beer. Boneyard and deschutes are in my opinion the best brewers in oregon.. but I still have a lot of tasting to do.

I only dock this ipa because the rpm is what got me into craft beer and I honestly think it is just above this beer.

8.79 for the deschutes fresh squeeze
9.99 for the boneyard growler fill up.

Can't wait until boneyard starts distributing beer in cans. Hopefully sooner than later.

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Photo of Blueness
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Deep amber color. Decent 1 finger, soapy creme colored head. Hops evident at first smell. Very fruity and citrus. Excellent beer. Would recommend to anyone that likes a good brew.

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

For having no fruit in this beer, it makes the amazing taste and smell that much more amazing. A deep DEEP amber color with almost soapy bubbles and lace make it very visually appealing. Citrus notes abound on the smell with orange and grapefruit being the most profound. The taste follows much like the smell but even easier drinking than I would have expected given the look and smell. World class beer.

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

Favorite non-Pipeworks IPA. I like this better than all the Ballast Point Sculpin flavors, i find those too bitter.

This beer just has a wonderful sweet funk to it. The hops here are so juicy and fun. The best thing about this beer for me is that it is full of wonderful hops flavor and not very bitter.

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Photo of cambabeer
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yowzer, the fresh hops! Pour this three feet from your nose and you will still get massive waffs of fresh hops, citrus rinds, cut grass and even a little sweet wood smell. One of the most aromatic brews I've encountered for a long time. Great taste, definitely hop forward, but finishing with sweet and spicy nut and fruit tastes. Finish is a little dry and demands another sip. Great beer.

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

Pours a copper orange hue with a nice thick off-white head. Head dissipates leaving sticky lacing on the glass and a thin film along the top of the beer.

Smell was a burst of orange, grapefruit, lemon, citrus zest and pine. This smells almost like orange juice its so rich and pungent with the citrus aromas.

Taste follows the nose with a rich array of citrus flavors including orange, lemon, grapefruit and citrus zest. The hop flavors - especially the citra and mosaic - are so well captured and showcased in this beer its amazing. Nice malty backbone is present but does not detract from the hop flavors rather just providing a simple balance. Nice piney bitterness on the finish provides something to balance out the almost juice like flavors in this.

Feel has medium carbonation, light and smooth. Very drinkable and quite refreshing.

Overall a really nice IPA - and very reasonably priced.

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

Poured on tap in a shaker pint, the beer is a deep, vibrant, copper coloring with a filmy, clingy, low profile, off white head. Aromas of rich caramel supporating a blossom of citrus, heavy on orange and lemon. Solid piney and grassy notes balance perfectly. Big bodied, but smooth and slightly dry, with a citrus sweet aftertaste. The finish is slick, smooth, and with a solid linger of orange rind and pine. Great beer.

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Photo of thebeers
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Amber with a thin off-white head that leaves strong lacing. Strong citrus aroma with tangerines, clementine and peach. Malt forward taste mixes a caramel sweetness with the fruity hops, same citrus notes as the aroma with a bit more pineapple and other tropical flavors. There's also a touch of pine, and a spicy hop bitterness on the backend. Fairly thin with good carbonation. Nice.

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Photo of jmd1978
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amber color with little head. Nose of grapefruit, bread, malt and hops. Taste grapefruit, lemon, orange peel, pine and resin. Nice full finish that lingers. Deschutes does it again with another great IPA. Much more citrusy than the others. A must have for IPA fans.

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Photo of biegaman
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh Squeezed looks like just that - the kind of thing you'd order at a juice bar, not a regular bar. It has a pulpy pomegranate and blood orange complexion. Should I use a straw? Kidding aside, its head is thick and clumpy like Greek yogurt and doesn't relent an inch even as the liquid dissipates.

Lies! Lies! All lies! You expect me to believe all this mouth-wateringly juicy and tropical flavour is simply the result of Citra and Mosaic hops? You're telling me this ambrosial fruit nectar does not actually contain fruit? No grapefruit? No orange or pineapple? No lime or guava? No passionfruit or lychee?

Again, I'm calling shenanigans on Deschutes. It doesn't only smell like those fruits it tastes just like them too; those fleshy, perfectly ripe fruit notes simulate the real thing not only in their flavour but also the pulpy bitterness imparted. Nevermind vitamin pills - consider your daily intake taken care of.

The tremendous variety and spectacular vividness notwithstanding, fruit flavours alone aren't enough to impress me. This beer wouldn't be so striking were it not for a deliciously caramelly, almost sponge cake-like maltiness and an extremely flattering rose petal overtone. It has it all, folks!

Just when I started feeling there was nothing remarkably different one IPA from the other, that one has to dig deep to single out even remotely distinguishing characteristics, then Fresh Squeezed comes along. Even in a West Coast market saturated with ripe, tropical IPAs this one stands out as being remarkably ripe and extraordinarily tropical. It'd be in Radler territory if it weren't so overtly hoppy.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Well done, Deschutes, well done! Had this on tap from Sharp Edge with Leah. Just like the name says..... fresh squeezed! Nicely balanced and just right on this warm sliding day on the patio!

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

From bottle pours a hazey Amber colour with a small bone colored head that disapates to a tiny little ring. Aroma grapefruit, passionfruit, pine, orange, malt. Taste follows the nose. Very nice.

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Photo of colts9016
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A rich copper color with rust orange hues accenting the beer. A one finger head that has fair retention. The head is off white. A decent amount of carbonation bubble.
The aroma is intoxicatingly hoppy with grapefruit, lemons, resin grass, and yeast. A light toasted malt in the background.

Ripe hops flavors of grapefruit, lemon, grapefruit, lemons, and resin. Pine yeast, and grass round the hops flavors with a toasted malt and yeast.

The mouthfeel is slightly astringent, carbonated and clean.

Oh my this beer is ripping good. Very very balanced and fresh. A very good IPA

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Photo of VieuxCanard
4.98/5  rDev +18.6%
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 Everydayoff
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Ekamai Beer House, Bangkok.

L:
Clear copper color with an orange tinge, fluffy white head builds up and withstands with great retention before slowly dissipating and leaving eternal white foamy crown atop. There are plenty of lacing ring and patch along with some fizzy visible carbonation.

S:
Fresh and juicy fruitiness combo in a nose, come forth lychee, passion fruit, orange, pine, floral, while malt at the back stage. The scent is so aromatic and well mellow.

T:
Again load of fresh fruitiness (lychee / passion fruit / orange / hint of raisin) shines first through the taste buds then caramelized sweetness from malt mingled together along with some toasty trait. Hops wrap up before the end and take part until finish with a spice yet persistent bitterness. That pleasant bitterness still continues to leave its long tail by lingering as an aftertaste.

F:
Medium body with a velvety smooth mouthfeel and lively carbonation, the feeling is crisp and refreshing while finish with dryness.

O:
Like its own name, this beer is so fresh and the aroma is out of this world and is the best part of it. Overall, well balance and very high drinkable yet enjoyable IPA.

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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