Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

Fresh Squeezed IPAFresh Squeezed IPA
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Fresh Squeezed IPAFresh Squeezed IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

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
Ranking:
#686
Reviews:
715
Ratings:
5,057
Liked:
4,768
Avg:
4.26/5
pDev:
9.15%
Alströms:
4.34
 
 
Wants:
394
Gots:
2,066
Trade:
11
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
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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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

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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4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
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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3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

B+

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12.07.14:

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

B

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4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
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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4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
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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