Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

689 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: 689 | Ratings: 4,933
Photo of Chcshammonde
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Solid from deschutes. I can always count on them! Nice addition to their IPA portfolio along with Hop Henge and Chasin Freshies. Had it on tap. Beautiful hop flavor and nice mouthfeel.

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

355ml bottle at lulu's waikiki in honolulu. best by 09/03/15. enjoyed on june 21, 2015

a: somewhat opaque light amber, 2 fingers of off-white head

s: grapefruit, lychee, peach, pine, spice, caramel

t: follows the nose, so fruity yet so balanced by the malt and bitterness. has a nice spicy hop bite too

m: medium and creamy, with medium-minus carbonation

o: fantastic stuff, truly something i would buy regularly. wish i could get this back in toronto

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Photo of mjk1979
4.86/5  rDev +15.7%
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 SaltofOH
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 8-27-15. Pokal glass.

Appearance: Way darker than expected. Pours a very hazy dark amber with 2 fingers khaki head. Fairly little visible carbonation.

Aroma: Citrusy hoppiness. A little subdued. Mosaic hops smell a god deal like Chillwave. Awesome retention, decent lacing.

Taste: IPA heaven for me. Really hoppy, with balance. Malt-forward arrival, turns citrusy, then across mid-palate malts develop fully, turning a touch sweet, then into a lightly bitter (for an IPA) finish. I notice there is something really astringent about this beer, and that was in Mirror Pond, too. Perhaps something in the water?

Mouthfeel: Heavier side of medium Carbonation is greater than it appears, but on the lighter side. Somewhat astringent, cleansing finish.

Overall: This is right up there with Sierra Nevada Torpedo; a very balanced IPA. Quite pleasant. Utterly lacking that piney/resiny character of some Simcoe-heavy brews; instead focused on the citrus/floral/tropical/grassy end of the spectrum.

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Photo of aobrehm
4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Golden amber color and a creamy head that dissipates. Clarity is fine but not brilliant.
Aroma is killer - lots of big juicy hops with only slight caramel malt support.
Spectacular flavor. Well balanced sweetness and bitterness. Huge tropical fruity hop character.
Substantial body for an IPA. Moderate carbonation. Somewhat creamy.
An awesome IPA that is a great example of how to use newer Citra and Mosaic hops. Juicy and drinkable. I'm thrilled that it is becoming more available.

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Photo of andrewjraab
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a copper orange with a bright white head that sticks all the way down leaving a web down the glass. Citrus zest and malts in the nose. Drinks really smooth and creamy mouth feel. A big malt bill meets the hops and balances nice. Citrus hops and slightly resinous. Overall, this is a really solid brew and I'll be coming back from more after trying a solo.

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Photo of TheBeerDangler
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Ginger Man TX. Put it up right next to the Sculpin Grapefruit IPA. Amazing part is, Deschuttes tasted more like fresh fruit, more so than the Sculpin, yet has no fruit juice (Sculpin does). Both are world class and can't go wrong.

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Photo of smanders
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stumbled across this (cold) last time I was in Total Win. Had to try it just based on the name.

Appearance - clear amber with a pale/khaki head.

Smell - loads of citrus followed by grass.

Taste - not much citrus considering the smell. Sweet malt, biscuits, and herbs. Nothing what I was hoping for--again, based on the name.

Mouthfeel - light, more like a pale ale.

Drinkability - I'll probably try this again if I'm able to buy it somewhere else; not sure this was the freshest "fresh squeezed" out there.

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Photo of RonaldWilsonReagan
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The lacing on this is unlike any other I’ve seen. It has the look of a champ. Citrusie for sure, but not quite as much as I expected for a beer called ‘fresh squeezed’. But outstanding flavor nonetheless. I’d drink this every day if drinking every day was part of my MO. This beer is everything that’s right about IPA.

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Fresh Squeezed is a seriously good looking and great smelling beer - from the pour it kicked up a beautiful, full thick head whilst I got a whiff of those juicy citrus fruit notes on the aroma side. The look is copper and burnt orange - tantalizing on the eyes. The 'best by' date on the bottle is September so this should be relatively fresh. The scent of satsuma rind comes across as a big note here, along with some grapefruit. There is plenty of balance on the body - feel is medium-full but not overly so. The bitterness is quite low - there is a sweet note here - some sugar to balance everything out.

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Photo of maedhros09
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Clear amber with tons of off-white head that settles slowly, leaving some nice lacing.
Smell: Tropical (mango) and citrus (grapefruit) fruit abound, some pine too.
Taste: Definitely on the sweet side with lots of fruit. Some spice and pine in a moderate bitter finish
Feel: Medium bodied, mild-moderate carbonation, pretty smooth

Overall: A mouthwatering IPA with solid maltiness to balance the enormous fruity hops character. If anything this is a bit on the sweet side for my taste, but it's still within reason and obviously very enjoyable. I also like the moderated ABV and the price tag - a great value.

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Photo of Uhopia
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ahhh... Oregon. Everything is better when it's from the big O. Need to add a stellar, versatile, on target, rookie to your cooler - pick a Fresh-Squeezed from Oregon. Need to add a stellar, versatile, on target, rookie to your team - pick a Mariota from Oregon. See how I did that? Hell, Tennessee is already a much better place. So if I were you, I'd take a bottle, crack the cap, find a comfortable seat and at the first sip simply say - Ahhh... Oregon. That and, Go Ducks!

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Photo of tasteology408
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love it especially on tap. Wow is good term. It's like liquid candy. Buy this over and over again. Used to only come out in 22oz bottles but now 6 packs and on tap

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Photo of flagmantho
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: rich orange hue with a dash of haze and a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Quite attractive indeed@

Smell: brightly citrusy hops with tangerine and pineapple notes. The sweet malt gives it a candy fruit character which I absolutely love. Good lord this smells yummy.

Taste: the flavor is different than the aroma but has a lot going on. There's a tropical fruit component, but also an interesting floral character. Bitterness is low for the style, but this is a seriously flavorful and interesting IPA. Awesome.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and creaminess for the style.

Overall: tropical, refreshing and interestingly complex. Just a wonderful damn beer.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.49/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, copper color with an inch of sudsy, cream-colored froth. Delightful aroma smells of lychee, melons, grapefruit, and bready sweetness. Reams of lacing coat the glass as the beer recedes.

The taste features a surprising amount of grain husk and bread crust, along with grassy, slightly spicy hops (betraying the Citra’s noble heritage) and grapefruit pith. The taste is not nearly as fruity as the nose would suggest. The medium body is appropriate, but I find this to be significantly undercarbonated--it feels limp on the tongue until the hops attempt to resuscitate the mouthfeel toward the middle, with limited success.

Overall, I’m a little disappointed considering Deschutes is normally so solid. The hops are well-behaved for an IPA, but the limp mouthfeel and the wheaty, husky malt profile are substantial detractors. Even accounting for my traditional IPA-haterism, this was underwhelming.

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Photo of babaracas
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear copper with fluffy cream colored head. rings down the glass. Smell: sugary caramel, orange citrus, grapefruit. Best by 8/6/15, with 2 months to go, but the nose is lacking some oomph. Taste: sugary pale malt backing with sweet orange, grapefruit peel, lightly bready. Mango-Isn. Nice.

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

Very dark coppery color for an IPA, nearly brown, slightly hazy. Great fluffy light beige head with fantastic retention and lacing.

Yeast esters, caramel malt and brown sugar, and hops greet the nose. Juicy citrus pulp, faint tropical fruit, and pine notes. (Oddly, I don't get Citra and Mosaic, which are typically stand-out hops in terms of aroma.)

Flavor follows, with quite a noticeable banana yeast ester presence. Quite sweet. Lots of brown sugar from the caramel malt without any graininess. Hops are sweet and earthy.

Very lively and smooth feel.

This brew has a month before its "best by" date, so it's not the freshest, but it has held up fairly well. That certainly explains what must be a remarkably diminished hop presence. I would love to give a fresher bottle a shot.

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

Great aroma, nice darker color for an IPA. Hoppy grapefruit citrus that I like. Finishes a little more bitter and dry. Nice and smooth. One of my favorites.

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Photo of Nickholland
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

When this first came out it nearly turned me into an alcoholic. Ok not really, but it is that good. Unique without being pretentious or gimmicky. Smells/tastes of apricot and stone fruits. Creamy and balanced. Success, try it.

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Photo of takusan1000
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really great and balanced IPA. Deschutes doesn't disappoint. Grapefruity smell lives up to the name, and so does the taste--marmalade on light toast, grapefruit, orange peel, all fading to a mellow and soothing bittersweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is moderately heavy.

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

Citrus, sweet malt aromas. They also come though on the taste with mild bitterness. A light lingering bitterness throughout the entire mouthfeel. Dry and sweet lingering flavors

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Photo of Catracho5
3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a hop tulip glass

A: Dark orange amber color with a vanilla colored head, some carbonation coming off the bottom, some lacing.

A: Citrus, orange, malts, sweet malt aromas, no alcohol on the nose.

T: Like the nose, citrus, oranges, sweet malt, mild bitterness, some slight bread characteristics, there's an orange peel bitterness at the end that is unique from other IPAs I've tried.

M: Medium mouthfeel with a dry finish, feels kind of juicy and chewy.

O: Not bad, a little on the mellow side for my liking, but a very good beer, I think I would prefer other IPAs over this, worth a try but I will not likely buy again but I would not refuse if offered.

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Photo of Reema
5/5  rDev +19%
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 Mehinaman
5/5  rDev +19%
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 BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.22/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It has a beautiful amber hue that's just mildly cloudy. It tastes just as hoppy as any other IPA that you've ever had, but it somehow doesn't overpower.

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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