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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best by 10/8/13.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and lots of fresh, juicy citrus fruit and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus fruit and orange juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a very nice citrus hop smell and some tasty flavors to back it up.

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

its back in six packs this year, one incredibly refreshing ipa, loaded with citra and mosaic hops, two of my favorites, so this is right in my wheelhouse. clear light amber copper color, lots of bubbles and a frothy and lasting white head over an inch high. it smells less citrusy than expected, but mouth watering and enticing notes of other fruits from tangerines to passion fruits, crisp and clean, hoppy, but not way bitter either. the flavor is the same, some lemon and orange notes, but more tropical fruit flavors too. maybe a touch of pine as it finishes, but this is a light ipa as far as hop intensity. its got some malt balance, maybe even a little more than it needs, it could be a little less filling, but its so tasty and fresh, everything i expected after checking out the awesome label artwork. its west coast, a little thicker, medium carbonation, and a clean finish thats almost a little sweet from all the hop oils and resins hanging around. a nice use of fun hop varietals in a very tasty ipa, not dissimilar to their hop trip fresh hop from this fall. deschutes has ipas dialed.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

Let the seduction of the tastebuds begin... at least for the hop-heads! Layer the mosaic and citra varieties upon a short caramel base and let the fireworks begin.

Like any IPA would, the ale pours with a turbulent golden-orange hue. Quick separation of beer and froth yields an arid and cottony head with long, lacing staying power. Citrus and tropical fruit hover above the rim and mesmerize the senses with red grapefruit, blood orange, pineapple, mango, passion fruit and herbal chive. Its thin caramel undertow give the initial taste of fructose, allowing the fruit impressions to seem candied or honey dipped.

The middle palate breams with those vibrant fruit flavors, expeically once the sweetness dries and the hop flavors project even more. Its bright and racy perfume turns to juicy Hawaiian punch and vibrant pulp, peel and ripeness. Growing bitterness is smooth and take on proportions of light citrus pith and fruit leaf, somewhat tea-like and herbal.

Its quick finish dries the palate with wonderful refreshment yet leaves the structure of malt to continue supporting the hop bitterness above. Medium-light on the mouth, its herbal closure is of chive, mild onion, light garlic and tomcat. ...but in the nicest way possible.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz single bottle, nice to see another IPA from this brewery make it north of the 49th parallel.

This beer pours a mildly hazy, medium orange brick amber hue, with three fat fingers of rocky, densely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some random chunky and splattered lace around the glass as things slowly sink away.

It smells of semi-sweet orange and grapefruit juice, a further peach/apricot fruitiness, bready caramel malt, and some watery pine needle bitterness. The taste carries on with the big, robust hop fruitiness - mandarin orange, candied grapefruit, ripe peaches, and a hint of overripe mango - somewhat biscuity caramel malt, a bit of almost metallic herbal mint, and more bitter leafy, piney notes.

The bubbles are pretty low-key and innocuous in their simple burbling, the body a plain medium weight, and well smooth, a wee airy creaminess arising with the persistence of time. It finishes on the sweet side, more fruity than malty, but both duly represented, the heretofore balancing bitterness starting to wane.

Another tasty and affable IPA from Deschutes - the use of Citra and Mosaic hops seems to be complementary, the result being the obvious fruitiness run rampant. All good, all good, this could very well be the go-to six-pack around here, as summer finally kicks it into gear.

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Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with a very impressive head; splashy lacing is left behind

Smell: Very juicy, with orange, peach and lime tones

Taste: Perhaps a hint of the biscuit, but this is all about juicy hops; orange prominent, but peach and lime times are also in the mix; rather sweet from all the juicy flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; lively on the tongue from the juicy flavors

Overall: This would be tremendously refreshing on a hot summer day and I find it really enjoyable; not sure I would make it a "go to" IPA as I could see myself getting a little tired of the sugary sweetness

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Photo of kojevergas
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up for $5.99 at a beer store in SoCal. Best by: 10/08/13. 6.0% ABV. Reviewed live. I love Deschutes; expectations are high. Probably the most reliable brewery with a wide portfolio in the USA.

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with black branded pry-off cap served into a tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, California. Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger wide head of healthy khaki colour. Nice plump cream. Attractive as it mushrooms out of the tulip, maintaining a firm cling to the sides of the glass aided by surface tension. Nice thickness. Smooth soft complexion. Lacing is uneven and inconsistent, but neverthless present.

Body colour is a nicely vibrant amber-copper with a subdued richness. Not your run-of-the-mill IPA body colour; it's got more appeal than that. Transparent and translucent.

No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Looks very approachable for the style. Appealing and inviting.

Sm: Dank herbal and floral hops that remind you hops are a cousin of cannabis. Light oily hop character magnifies this dankness, accompanied by a light nectary character as well. It does border on soapy, but fortunately never quite gets there.

On the malty end, caramalts and pale malts are evident; it's certainly got more caramalt than most West Coast brewed IPAs do. Even a light candi sweetness which develops into an unwelcome candy floss character as it warms.

No yeast character comes through. No alcohol is detectable.

The hop choices are interesting, but the emergent candi sweetness of the malty side has me a bit concerned. Overall, it's a balanced approachable aroma for the style and I detect no off-flavours.

That said, the citrusy fruity character suggested by the title and label description isn't presented here as fully as it should be. As it warms and as I search more, I do pick up that sort of stale orange juice note you'd find in an old IPA brewed with Citra. I get a blossom of mango and passion fruit as well, but they don't come off in a distinctly tropical way - which is a good thing for my personal tastes. Maybe hints of mandarin orange. Some pine. Wow, this really opens up as it warms. I search for grapefruit but really can't find any; I think some reviewers just default to calling vague citrus in IPAs grapefruit because they're so accustomed to that flavour in West Coast style IPAs, but this doesn't fit that mold at all.

Aroma is of mild to moderate strength overall, and I do like it for the style. Features impressive hop variety and complexity. One of the better IPA aromas I've come across in awhile.

T/Mf: The first thing that hits me is the texture, which is surprisingly soft and welcoming, featuring perfect carbonation without any bite or sharpness. Damn good texture/mouthfeel for a beer.

The cushion of soft caramalts and sweet malts supports the hoppy flavours wonderfully. The hop notes are much more varied and deep than suggested by the aroma, much to my delight. Getting some well handled tropical fruit hop notes including mango and passionfruit. Perhaps guava as well. Fleeting hints of vague mandarin orange. Certainly citrusy, but again grapefruit does not figure it here - and it's for the best, because there's none of the naked hop bitterness or distinct bite that tends to come with grapefruit notes here. Though it's citrusy, I don't get much zest; it's a clean citrusy flavour package.

I dig the lightly crisp fruitiness here, but the hop notes don't stop there. There's also ripe pine, very light oily hop character, and some nectary bursts of juiciness. None of the nasty stale orange juice notes that citra can develop into with age, but I can't see this beer staying this good after a few weeks.

The malts and hops make a good marriage; this beer has definite balance - a trait often missing in American brewed IPAs. Good complexity and subtlety. I love the hop variety and depth of flavour. It's refreshing, approachable, and enjoyable to drink. Really well executed.

Returning to the mouthfeel, it's got a rolling smoothness and refreshing wetness with a kiss of crispness. In no way thick or overbearing; it's mellow and approachable, yet adequately supportive of the flavours. A touch oily, infusing the hop flavours a bit more. A bit of cream right on the climax helps smooth things out through the finish. Very light and easy on the palate; great presence without compromising its full body. Mouthfeel facilitates full delivery of the nuances of the flavour profile, including subtle aid to the presentation of the hoppy notes on the palate. I'm impressed.

Dr: Deschutes has a hell of an IPA on their hands in Fresh Squeezed IPA, and the price point is excellent for the high quality. I hope they plan on continuing to release this little gem.



Not as fresh and evocative as I remember. Now a better value than afore. One of my go-tos. Citrus dominant.


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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear orangey color ale with nice large foamy head with excellent retention and some good lacing. Aroma of fresh floral hops notes with clear citrus and light tropical notes identifiable. Taste is a nice mxi of clear floral hops with some citrus and tropical fruits notes. Bitterness level is quite low. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nice used of hops flavours while containing the bitterness level.

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Photo of emerge077
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 09, 2013
Poured into a pint, the color is a dark saturated orange, some stray rising bubbles, and and an ample two-finger layer of off-white foam on the surface. Lots of lacing, forming speckled rings in the glass.

Aroma is mild and fairly malty, some apricot and citrus plus a small floral element.

Citrusy candied orange peel, tangerine, bready caramel malt middle. Light to moderate bitterness, smooth creamy feel. Dry bitter finish. Pretty classic IPA structure on display here. Not bad, worth checking out.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a rich deep gold with three finger head that slowly laced the tulip as it dissipated. Grainy aroma some citrus and pine. Tastes very juicy, sweet and bitter...yum. IPA heavenly,,, very refreshing.

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Photo of mothman
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

White head. Leaves a ton of lace. Color is a copper amber.

Flavors are juicy hops and fruit flavors. Tons of pineapple and mango citrus. Oranges and grapefruit. Floral, citrusy hops. Light bready malts. This is one of the ipas from Deschutes that isn't overly malty! Yay!

Mouthfeel: A bit bitter and a little sticky. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall, by far one of Deschutues better hoppy beers. I'd actually drink this one again. Solid offering.

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Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6.4%ABV. per bottle label.Best by 11/23/13.Pours into an imperial pint glass a deep burnt orange with a thinner off white head that leaves multiple rings of broken lace as it settles slowly.Ripe zesty citrus fruit hops in the nose with slight note of pine,a big caramel presence as well.Somewhat sweet on the palate with some sugar and caramel/biscuit notes,the hops are juicy and burst out with a big citric fruitiness as well as a lingering resiny finish.The label says it all, it is juicy and fresh tasting.A great beer to be expected.

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Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 5/20/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, lemon/orange zest, light pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, lemon/orange zest, light pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, melon, passion fruit, berry, lemon/orange zest, caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness that lightly increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding IPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jlindros
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by 6/26/14 should be pretty fresh. Thanks to billquirk (reddit) for this one.

Pours a decent creamy almost 1 finger head that fades at a med to slower pace, nice wispy lacing, very hazy reddish orange color.

Nose is loaded With grapefruit fresh grapefruit juice and pith, little pine grapefruit flesh too, little tangerine and orange flesh as well, with a little candy sweet copper caramel malt base. Hint of fruity bubblegum. If it weren't for the sweeter caramel malts this would be great.

Taste starts a bit sweet as well, candy malts and caramel copper malts kick in right away, fair sweetness overall. Then after a bit, the hops finally kick in little grapefruit pith and flesh, plenty more orange juice and rind, little Clementine and creamy orange juice, little creamscicle, etc. And a weird citrus like flavor, almost Buddha's hand like. Finish is still a bit sticky sweet, little more sweet malt, candied orange peel note, some citrus, orange rind, hint of grapefruit pith lingering.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall a bit of a let down. Nice hop profile that would have been a lot better if not for the sweet candy and caramel malts that kinda get in the way. The lingering rind and pith bitterness doesn't mix well with the sweetness and candy either.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber with best by date of 10/8/13.

A: Pours a slightly hazed dark orange with a solid 1-inch off-white head which leaves rings and spots of lace.

N: Juicy passion fruit, citrus rind and pulp, herbal and slightly dank.

T: Citrus and pine cone resins with a sweetish malt balance. Was expecting more.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Dry and bitter finish.

O: Excited to try this; however, I was not blown away, but did enjoy.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Deschutes "Fresh Squeezed IPA"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BEST BY: 02/14/15 0531 7" & code "265 D-2 1357"
$1.183 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

A rough pour brings up a massive head of frothy light-khaki colored foam over a hazy amber-orange/copper colored body. No bubbles can be seen rising, but there's clearly particulate is suspension. Over time the head drops to a solid 1/8" surface covering, leaving behind fairly solid Belgian-lace. The aroma is noticeable right from the start.

Softly sweet citrus greets you in the nose. It's mainly pineapple, but there's a hint of tangerine as well. Some other fruitiness backs it, and it's quite pleasantly rounded by notes of apple and pear.

Not surprisingly, the hops return in the flavor. They're bold up front, but they also continue all of the way through, lingering in the finish. This will probably seem exaggerated, and to a certain extent it is more detailed than the more focused "swallow of beer" that's there, but the pattern as it crosses the palate seems to be: pineapple/pine, soft grapefruit/mango, apple/pear, blueberry, gently caramelish malt still accented by the apple/pear/blueberry/mango, citrus pith, tangerine, hop resin, rising bitterness, gentle chalkiness, and finally sweetish tangerine floating over a bed of residual bitterness with occasional flickers of pine, pear, mango/lemon, and resin appearing here and there. Wow! As you progress, the alcohol comes out a bit and it takes on a bit of a floral character. It's a long lasting finish, and I almost feel you should have a sip of water to help cleanse your palate so you don't miss anything on the next go round - of course that's not going to happen as it's almost too good to put down until you're at the very least 1/4 of the way through.

The mouthfeel is supple and smooth with a moderate carbonation that lends just a caress to the tastebuds. It's medium bodied, and it reminds me of a proper English cask ale.

I've never tasted blueberry in a non-"blueberry" beer before, so this is a new one for me! It seems to help pull everything together, and wrap it all in a nice little bundle somehow. It's remarkably drinkable, perhaps because the blueberry/lemon/mango characteristics soften what might otherwise be seen as a little bit raspy (the pine, resin, chalky citrus pith character); or it's just a really well-rounded and polished IPA. The soft and smooth mouthfeel, however, also has at least something to do with it. With less carbonic bite and sensation on the tongue the raspiness and bitterness appear more toned down (or at least not accentuated).

Given the price this one's a "no brainer"; and I think it might also appeal to people who wouldn't normally go for an IPA because it's not as brash as many can be. The bitterness remains, but the additional fruitiness makes it unique. Absolutely worth trying!

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Photo of chinchill
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle purchased in Eugene and consumed on the banks of Oregon’s McKenzie River.

Appearance: clear deep red-amber with a semi-durable, frothy bone-colored head. Excellent lacing.

Aroma: Sweet with a touch of toffee and with a delightful but unexpected
faint hint of fruit brandy. Way less grapefruit and hops aroma than expected.

Flavor: A touch low in hops for an IPA, but the hop load seems well matched to the malt base, so no complaints. Fruity with both citrus (including orange) and tropical (including pineapple) elements. Mild bitterness is low for style.

Feel: Lively medium carbonation. Nearly medium body.

O: excellent, super-fruity IPA.

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Photo of mactrail
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Quite orange in color in the nonic. Plenty of foam that lasts well. Clear with no hint of sediment in the bottle. More of a light body and an oily mouthfeel.

I taste a lot of fruit in this. Interesting for the really fruity hops flavors and the surprisingly moderate bitterness. Orange with some mango and lemon-lime. Spicy bitter aftertaste is quite distinctive. Malty flavors, even some caramel.

Totally drinkable. I'd like to see what this would be like dialed back another percent ABV less. This could be another great session beer with loads of flavor from this hop blend. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's Liquor & Deli in Ocean Beach.

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

Thanks to Todd for the share! I've been seeing this around lately, but just never got the urge to pick up a bottle.

Orangey-amber pour with great clarity, with a small white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma was really nice! Fresh hops, juicy, dank, lots of fruit, candy-like sugar sweetness (think Smarties). The taste didn't quite live up to the aroma, but it was still quite good, lots of juicy hops, citrus, toasted cereal grains, and more candy sweetness; dry finish, but not too bitter. Medium body, clean mouthfeel, overall very drinkable.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Misty dark orange with a full finger fluffy head that slowly and messily recedes to some moderate lacing.
Bottle's old and that's really obvious from the smell. Fruity hops barely surpass the sticky caramel. Clear biscuit, faint pine, faint tropical notes. Not much here.
Taste fortunately has more hop, bitter sweet citrus in the front with juicy orange, lime and pink grapefruit, followed by pineapple, faint mango juice. Lots of caramel sweetness to back those flavors up. Biscuit toastiness. Pine towards the finish, but mostly grassy bitter hop. Probably lost a big part of the piney note over time.
Medium body and carbonation, smooth, pretty long finish. Hoppy aftertaste, biscuit, just a bit of fruit (still with a faint tropical hint).
It was good, but it's certainly better than this when fresh. Maybe next time.

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

Update on rating; this is better with every 6 pack

Abrievated review, for some reason the internet ate my prior attempt. BBD of 10/8/13

Pours an effervescent copper with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Great lacing & pretty good head retention

S: Grapefruit, limes & oranges

T: Grapefruit, pine, leafy hops, pears & apricot up front. Pronounced dryness as this warms, a touch of lemongrass, orange slice candy & leafy hops as this warms. Finishes dry with much citrus, a touch of apricot sweetness & a bit of pine

MF: Medium bodied, fairly assertive carbonation up front, smooths out over time. Love the balance

Drinks too easy, would love to see this in six pack format

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

I purchased this at Brass rail, enjoyed from the bottle in a deschutes teku chilled.

The color is dark amber/copper with mild haze and thick off white head with very fine bead is present with a thick ring of lace clinging. The smell is very citrus with a mild orange with herbal accent and mild fruit in a general way in the yeast ester with slight sweet malt element. The feel is excellent -a very nicely balanced bitter entry followed by slight sweet essence and moderately carbonated with low astringency and very clean bitterness as it finishes moderately dry.

The flavor is excellent, lots fo hops that are citrus with a good amount of herbal flavor with mild caramel in the malt taste. The yeast is relatively mild but adds a texture which is almost creamy or it could be the hop resins making the bitterness seem smoother as it gently fades toward a tangy yet mildly spicy finish. Overall this is a great IPA, plenty of hops in the taste without being just bitter for bitterness sake, a very nuanced flavor which is highly drinkable.

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Photo of smcolw
3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber color with a bit of haze. Frothy, but small head which settles to rim bubbles. Webs for lace.

Harsh cactus-like hop bite to the nose. Very little malt nose.

Earthy start, a bit like dirt. The hop bitterness stays in the background until the swallow. Better balance than the smell would indicate. The aftertaste lasts a moderate time.

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Photo of Jason
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz brown bomber with a freshness date.

Head and the end result of lacing on the glass is epic, hop hazed reddish amber glows in the light. Heavenly aroma of Citra and Mosaic hops, the Nugget hops used are most likely just for bittering. Faintly catty, fresh squeezed oranges, mint, suggestion of cedar, thick stone fruit, mild alcohol, hint of bread and caramel, yeast and nuttiness all make for perhaps one of the best smelling beers to-date. Very smooth, some creaminess with a moderate amount of carbonation. Spicy, pungent, nutty, bitter, faint cedar, woody, orange pith, apricots, vague cattiness, juicy, underlying breadiness, peach pits, mild caramel, herbal, drying finish

Wow, without a doubt the most interesting hop forward beer I have had this year ... perhaps one of the best as well. We all know and love Citra but the Mosaic really shines here. Deschutes yet again has no problem going above and beyond when it comes to bringing on the hops.

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Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Al's of Hampden. Pours copper orange with a one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving sticky webs of lace on parts of the glass.

Smells of caramel and toffee sweetness, pine resin, dash of fresh grass, bit of citric fruit juice and some mildly toasted bready grain. Taste is mainly chewy grain and caramel sweetness up front quickly being joined by the juicy and piney hops. Smooth body and feel with plenty of hop bitterness lingering after the finish.

Overall a solid IPA. It packs plenty of flavor and is pretty easy to consume. I would definitely get another in the future.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Yard House in Las Vegas, April, 2014. Review from notes.

The beer is golden with a small white head. Aromas of stone fruit, hops, juice, resin, cracker, malt. Crisp with a bitter kick. A bit of bite from the hops. Juicy with tangy citrus tones. A malty body weighs the beer down a bit. Still, pretty good stuff here.

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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