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Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

635 Reviews
Fresh Squeezed IPAFresh Squeezed IPA

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

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Photo of mattcrill
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma: Lots of fresh melon, ripe bananas, and grapefruit abound from the glass. Fermentation character is clean. A bit of lemon appears as the beer warms but the predominant aroma is banana and melons.

Appearance: Cloudy amber pour with a fluffy and rocky white head. Head retention is good. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: Firm bitterness asserts itself up front. Grapefruit, melon, and light pine flavors are all well knit together. There is a light toasted bread character that provides some background balance. Balance is to the firm hop bitterness. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste lingers with a pithy citrus bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. There is a slightly oily character. No warmth, creaminess, or alcohol heat.

Overall impression: A very citrus forward American IPA. I was surprised at the malt presence and darker color that gives it more of an "East Coast" slant. Overall, well done and enjoyable.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am drinking this a month before its best by date.
A: Pours brilliant copper gold and produces a 1” off-white foam collar that hugs the glass leaving ribbons of lace.
S: Citrus, melon, pine, herbal, light fruit, biscuit
T: Starts by filling the mouth up with cream carrying fruity hop flavors quickly dissolving into rich light malt and yeast driven citrus and then by the middle melon, citrus and lime from the hops carry the beer to the finish. The beer is more about the hop flavors than bitterness but does finish with a lingering citrus rind bitterness. The interaction of fruit flavors combined with the bitterness hint at chardonnay.
M: A creamy medium bodied beer with smooth, soft carbonation.
O: this is a big, fruity beer that must be consumed fresh. The bottle has a best by date. Look at it. If the bottle is out of date, put it back on the shelf.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.03/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I have to say I was really looking forward to trying this as I have seen the reviews and they are quite impressive.

L-pours an amber color with a decent head that quickly turns to...nothing.

S-HARD pressed to smell anything...ut oh...this is concerning.

T-??? Where is the fruity hop goodness everyone talks about? Really trying to like this but failing to do so.

F-one of the better attributes of this beer. Carbonation is nice and smooth.

O-I have to say, I just don't get it. Hard to find any hop smell or taste. Bad bottle? Not sure but I have 5 more bottles to finish and I am not that eager to dive into them. A decent beer but SO MANY better options. I would take NWPA or Chasin Freshies anyday over this.

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Photo of Ri0
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Best by 6/10/15.

A - A rusty amber with 2 finger white head. Nice retention that fades into a ring an dleaves spotty lacing.

S - A nice citrus hoppy aroma of blood orange and grapefruit. Some hints of caramel malt and it has that distinct Deschutes dank aroma I get from Red Chair and Hop Trip.

T - A dank citra hop flavor of citrus notes similar to grapefruit and blood oranges. Some leafy notes and a caramel malt backbone. Finish is a grapefruit rind bitterness.

M - Medium body with good carbonation. A dry and bitter finish.

O - Solid Citra IPA from Deschutes.

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

Amber color, a little darker than a typical IPA, very clear. Nice citrus smell. Tastes are citrus with a strong hops presence. Mild carbonation which covers the whole mouth. Overall a nice IPA.

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Photo of BuccoFan
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is an unusually amber color for in IPA. Aroma is strong citrus, almost too strong. Taste is more relaxed than aroma. Citrus is definitely there as in the aroma, with a tad bit of caramel in the background. Body is good. This is a beer that could grow on me. I liked it, wasn't overly impressed, but think it presents a good combination of solid body and smoothness that could make it a good session.

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Photo of Grant_Satterthwaite
4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
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 Joe_Howard
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bright orange-gold color with good head. Smells very fruity and tropical. Taste reflects that with a little bit of malt under all of the fruity hop flavors. Overall a really yummy IPA, a lot fruitier than most I have drank recently.

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Photo of milwaukee512
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I liked this beer a lot at first; it lives up to its billing as a fresh-tasting, citrus forward IPA. After having it a few times, however, I'm less impressed. Better Citra/fruity hop beers are Ale Asylum's Velveteen Habit or Green Flash's Soul Style.

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

Yum! Nice scents waft away from the moderately dark amber beer with a small, lasting head. Light hoppy bite shows the IPA aspects of it, but it is easy to drink and definitely one to repeat.

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Photo of tubeyes
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A. Amber, some lace, minimal head
S. Lots of citrus hops
T. More citrus and hops, very strong flavors.
M. Nice smooth silky mouth feel
O. Greatly enjoyed from bottle in large snifter, last weekend of Banter in Denton. Great strong flavorful citrus IPA.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. This ale is hard to fault. It is amazing.

It looks fantastic. A little darker than many IPA's, it starts with a big chunky head that dissipates.

The aroma is sublime. This is a beautiful smell. Pungent, floral. Fresh.

The taste is similarly really great. It's a blend of malty, pungent, a little bitter. Wonderful. The aftertaste is sweeter and easy but not too much so.

This is a really wonderful IPA that I want very much to find more of.

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Photo of Zach136
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by 4-17, enjoyed 3-27

Appearance: Clear honey body, thin head, OK lacing.

Aroma: Moderately intense blueberry and pink grapefruit hop aroma. I could imagine some next level greatness if I was drinking a fresher bottles.

Flavor: More of the same, as the nose, with the citrus hop taking the forefront.

Mouthfeel: Relatively dry dissipating finish, refreshing.

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Photo of PA-hunter
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 6.4% abv

Appearance- Pours a dark copper-orange (darker than the typical IPA by a bit). Somewhat cloudy. Has quite a loftly, creamy head to it with lasting retention.

Smell- Strong citrus aroma of oranges and grapefruit. Sweet floral notes as well.

Taste- A dry, crackery-like malt flavor builds into a citrus bomb of grapefruit. Pine also takes a big step as well. This leaves the palate with a sharp, dry bitter-hop finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium-heavy in body with active carbonation. Dry.

Overall- A well named, big flavored IPA. Not quite at good as this brewery's Inversion IPA which is a few notches higher IMO. Interesting color to this beer as well. Packs a hop punch indeed.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

American IPA brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops, so one expects this to smell and taste like a big bowl of ripe tropical fruit. Poured from a bottle into a Goose Island tulip. Beautiful pour. Dark gold and amber and a solid 2.5 fingers of rocky white head. Decent retention and big clumpy lacing. Sharp fruity nose. Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, fresh biscuits, and bubblegum.

Light body with a sharp, firm feel and a hop-forward, mildly astringent flavor. Very little, if any, malt backbone. Up front I get oyster crackers, then lemon rind, grapefruit juice, and tonic water. Pithy, stony bitterness throughout, but with a tropical fruity character that makes it quite pleasant. Dry finish with considerable dank hoppy flavors lingering.

Overall, a really good IPA with an exceptional finish. I do think it could use a bit more of a substantial malt backbone to support all those hops. It's not unbalanced or overly bitter, just kind of a ``small'' beer for all that hop flavor. It's like a tiny car with a huge motor in it that threatens to push the car so hard it spins completely out of control. If there's an imperial version of this with a beefed-up malt bill, I want it!!!

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Photo of BenAdvocate
1.8/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Best by 06/2015 and it is almost April. The one bottle I got had to be way past its prime. Almost no hop aroma or taste. Tasted just like an amber ale. I am sure this beer is much better fresh but not the one I got.

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Photo of jwc215
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best by 6/10/15:

Pours copper amber with a thin lasting head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is citric (orange) with floral/woody spicing and a hint of caramel.

The taste is of fresh mandarin orange with grapefruit and tropical fruits. Enough sweet malt backbone is there to tie the hop goodness together without it becoming too bitter or raw. Balanced spice in the long, juicy finish.

The body is juicy and creamy smooth.

A fruity, wonderful IPA! Plenty of citra and mosaic hops with enough malt to give balance and smoothness. Very enjoyable!

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Photo of shreda19
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A good beer for someone who isn't a fan of bitter IPAs. Light and citrusy, slightly hoppy but balanced nicely with the fruit flavors. It has a non-bitter and pleasant finish.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for the bottle

A: Medium to burnt orange, with some deep gold and light copper tones - some clarity around the edges, but mostly hazy - pours with a medium sized, white head, fades to a wispy cap and leaves some nice lacing

S: A sweet, potent citrus blast - Citra and Mosiac are both in abundance, and they work very well as a team, imparting ripe grapefruit juice, flesh, and zest, orange, tangerine, mango, pineapple, melon, and lime - more or less smells like tropical fruit juice, at times - above-average malt presence here, with some pale malts, caramel malts, and caramelized malts - somewhat sweet, with some tropical citrus candy

T: Smells like juice, but actually tastes like beer - loads of citrus, with grapefruit flesh and juice, ruby red grapefruit, orange, pineapple, mango, melon, and a hint of stone fruit - moderately bitter, with some lingering pithy bitterness - sweet caramel malts, with some pale grains and some caramel candy

M: Medium body, a bit oily, low carbonation, hoppy

O: Where's Fresh Squeezed Abyss?

Another tasty offering from Deschutes... I am not surprised. I don't love this as much as Inversion, but my only actual complaint is that it's ultimately too sweet. The nose on this is borderline absurd.

Update: This is consistently better on tap than bottled. For that reason I have bumped my Overall from 4.0 to 4.25.

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Photo of wedge
3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Foggy amber with a thick, slowly receding head that settles to a milky layer. Interesting fruity hop aroma...peach, grapefruit, apricot, pineapple, lime, and mango mixed in with some grass and perfume-y floral notes. Floral, fruity hop flavor with lingering oily resins on a bed of fresh grain. Creamy melon, stone fruit, and berries. Plush medium body. Fruity, as expected - fruitier than I tend to prefer actually, but undoubtedly well-crafted.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Good till June 10th 2015.

Deep amber red and bright crystal clear appearance. Looking right through this with hints of orange on the edges and nice creeping slow carbonation. Head is a nice simple tan, three to four fingers and has lots of staying power. Creamy top clumps and falls in on itself, with pill and fine soapy lacing. Great looker.

Hop action with a good mix of sweet caramel. Nice hints of mellow fruit and candy to tropical sweetness. A bit perfume like, perhaps floral but pushing a melon like quality a bit. Very soft aroma almost on the malt with mellow toffee and almost biscuit, but definitely with the hops on the front and forward. Strange sense of banana sundae like quality as well.

Real nice juiced palate. Light toasted malts accent through a good juicy and light body that makes the hops really come out. Tropical notes and melon seem to pop if so much burst with a juicy quality. Interesting that the toffee angle really takes a back seat but gives the sweetness to the hop tropics just wonderfully. Mild sense of mint and herbs on the finish as well, big yet very clean, even some tea softness.

While not a big whammo of hops or stunning, it's a great fun beer and I like the amber character to this which is sort of more supportive but giving much to the flavor. Another Deschutes winner for me.

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

3/21/15 (Bottle) - Dark copper pour, nice pillowy white head, little carbonation. Good hops aroma with, citrus also noticeable. Excellent hops taste, nice contrast with the fruits more noticeable via taste than smellof citrus and grapefruit. Good texture, feels good and strong going down. Very good beer.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Best by 6/10/2015. Served in a snifter glass 3/20/2015.

A- Dark copper body. Looks clear for the most part, but it's quite dark. Two finger white head with excellent retention time. Splotches of lacing. A bit darker than I would like for an IPA.

S- Sweet caramel, toffee, crisp grapefruit, citrus, a bit of passion fruit, pine. Lots of hops up here, although it is still on the sweeter side.

F- Caramel, grapefruit, citrus to start out. Reasonably hoppy, although the caramel kind of takes over towards the middle of the palate. Candied sugar. Moderately juicy passion fruit and citrus throughout, but again it seems to be masked a bit by the sweetness of the malt. Bitter citrus on the finish.

M- Medium bodied, substantial, nicely carbonated, mildly prickly but not excessively so, good citrus bitterness on the backend.

O- Pretty good, not as good as I was hoping it would be, but it's solid. I think its current ratings seem to be benefitting from the fact that it's been around a while. I honestly think it's on the sweeter side for me and would like it to be drier than it is.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a fairly clear, copper color. Head is frothy, concave and off-white. Lots of lace. Nose is not as intense as I was hoping. It's a fresh bottle, too. Hops are juicy. It sorta smells like a hop medley instead of any specific scents. Sweet citrus, some spicy hops and band aid. Some grassy aromas, too. It doesn't scream Citra and Mosaic hops. A bit of peach hop. I enjoy the flavor more. Actually far more balanced than the name leads me to believe. Candied citrus, hops with some spicy hops, more sweet/fruity hops, some pine and a notable amount of sugary, cara-bread malt. Finishes with medium bitterness. Moderate carbonation. Was expecting something a bit different. Still decent. Bonus points for effectively creating the "fresh/juice" naming technique that many breweries have imitated with their hoppy beers.

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Photo of Brown120
2.72/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This was a major disappointment for me. Maybe I had a bottle with too much (best by date in 6 weeks) age. There was no distinct flavor....it was just meh.

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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