Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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668 Reviews
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
Reviews:
668
Ratings:
4,857
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
376
Gots:
1,942
For Trade:
10
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Reviews: 668 | Ratings: 4,857
Photo of takusan1000
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
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 +2.9%
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 -9.8%
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 +19.3%
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 +19.3%
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 -23.2%
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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Photo of ONUMello
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle best by 7/10/15 poured into a SN/DFH IPA glass
A: Hazy burnt-orange with a solid two-finger head that lingers
S: Orange/grapefruit with hints of herbs and caramel
T: Matches the nose. Tons of citrus with a nice herbal kick, a bit of tropical fruit and a slightly earthy finish
M: Medium-bodied, the freshness/crisp note here is really nice
O: Fresh and refreshing. Not the most complex IPA I've had but one that I'd drink any time and will definitely get again

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Photo of doremite
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Malt comes through more so than I typically enjoy but real nice mouthfeel to this one. Was hoping for brighter hop presence but can see why folks dig it. Smooth and flavorful. Enjoy.

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Photo of MNJR
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sweet flavors of mint, orange, honey, vanilla. Exceptionally well blended hops. Not overpowering, very subtle mix of great flavors. Smooth as silk and no chewy residue or aftertaste like some less sophisticated or more heavy handed IPA's. One of the greats. It is pure enjoyment.

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Photo of gutbuster
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber in color with a thick white head that lingers well. Heavy amounts of lacing that last well into the session.

Orange and grapefruit aromas greet the nose with a dose of pine and a slight caramel malt character.

The initial sip starts with grapefruit and orange peel up front and finishes with a welcome balance between caramel malt and hop bitterness.

Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation and dry.

I really, really enjoyed this IPA. Very complex and very well balanced. Thank you Deschutes for once again making a killer brew.

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Photo of hotmailmsn
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

6.4% ABV, 60 ibu.
A - amber or copper color, clear with one finger light yellow head.
S - super lychee, pineapple, tangerine, and any other tropical smell!! sooooooo summer! the fruity aromas are even stronger than the punch bowl IPA! very representative of citra and mosaic hops!
T - I would say it's kinda mid-thick body, tongue was coated with the bitterness at the very beginning, and then the malty took over, last for a while.
O - it is a very delicious beer, perfect choice for the patio, a sunny day! especially the aromas, great job on that!!

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Photo of B-Stad
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a a golden orange haze. 2 finger head with pretty good retention and some nice lacing. Smells incredibly fresh, with notes of citrus, grapefruit, orange and some sweet malt. Taste is citrus zest, grapefruit, orange, some piney resin on the finish and sweet malts. Incredibly well balanced IPA. Mouthfeel has good carbonation, light to medium body. It's one of the first IPAs I ever had, and it's still one of my go to favorites with its pricepoint and availability. Super juicy fresh IPA! 96/100

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Photo of 2ellas
3.23/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look was a bit darker than I was expecting and crystal clear
Smell was less citrus/fruity than I was expecting
Taste was more bitter than I was expecting
Feel was as expected!
Overall more of a bitter "west coast" style IPA. I was expecting more of a citrusy/tropical experience. It's a good IPA, again just not what I was expecting.

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Photo of MUTINY
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Quick review. Citrusy & fruity as hell. Unbelievable depth of flavor that covers sweetish fruit to pucker-inducing bitterness. Malt is just enough to do the job, & the job is to accentuate the FRUIT. I couldn't drink this brew everyday, but it's a nice treat.

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Photo of jaramilr
4.74/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed one at Churchill's San Marcos. Very good IPA. Fruity aroma. Very fresh.

Had this again twice recently. Once on tap in Colorado and another a bottle from a friend. Still think it's really yummy. Great fresh IPA. Nice hops taste and aroma. Tasted a little bit of grapefruit. I want more!

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Photo of El_Farto_Magico
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a delicious and original IPA. Easily a go-to IPA, or go-to beer for that matter. I haven't tasted an IPA this well balanced in a while. Slight citrus tones that aren't overpowering to the hops and aroma.

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Photo of IPAFORPRESIDENT
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Fruit Roll up Ipa is what they should call it. Very Sweet, has more malt than your typical west coast ipa and its pretty well balanced over all, however i have to ask if it's almost too sweet. I like my ipas refreshing and crisp, but this literally tastes like oily juice.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle, label says best before 07/10/15. One of my friends gave me a bottle of this since I haven't tried it before. Served in a DFH IPA glass, the beer pours a mostly clear copper color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like citrusy (tropical fruit, tangerine, grapefruit, oranges) hops, along with a bit of bready malt. I think the taste pretty much follows the aroma, but there's also some mango and piney hops noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. It's also smooth and pretty easy to drink. I thought this was a pretty good IPA, I might have to buy a fresher batch of this!

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

Took this one is a build-your-own-sixer at Stein's, a local liquor store.The best by date states that this beer is still good for over two months. Poured right from the fridge into a pint glass.

L: Pours a lovely orange blossom honey, very clear, with moderate visible carbonation. The inch off-white head sticks around for a good bit and then falls to a substantial film and ring that leaves moderate lacing on the glass.

S: The nose isn't quite as strong as I expected, but it has a very nice aroma of citrus and apricot, with some pineapple and bready malt providing subtle undertones.

T: Shortbread malt flavor at the outset, with an immediate sensation of pineapple/tropical fruit and apricot alongside citrus hops. The fruit flavors all blend amazingly well, as it's difficult to distinguish one taste from another. By no means do these flavors register as overtly sweet--in fact, the whole affair is more-or-less on the dry side. There's just a bit of warming alcohol in the mix. The finish is commanded by the hops--citrus and a hint of pine--that leave just the right amount of bitter.

F: Medium-bodied, crisp, and fairly clean on the palate. The carbonation feels right on the money, as does the bitter, which doesn't cling to the tongue.

O: This is a very nice IPA that Deschutes has produced. It is fruity and flavorful without being cloying. The balance is just fantastic. And--though I've only tried this one--it feels like I could put away a few of these without much trouble. This one is worth seeking out.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: [3.75] The beer is an apricot color. It has less than 1/2 a finger of head. The head is mostly small bubbles but there are larger bubbles too. The head dissipates quickly. The bottle lists the ABV 6.4% and the best by (06/10/2015).

S: [4.25] Pineapple, citrus and some pine elements. The scents are not too forward - they are subtle but still present.

T: [3.75] There is a definite malt presence through the whole sip. There is hop bitterness on the finish. The beer has a really nice balance. I am not getting the unique fruit flavors that I got off of the nose. There might be a hint of spice on the finish too.

M: [4.25] Really nice mouthfeel. Has a bit of a rich and creamy feel to the beer. The is a dry finish with the hop bitterness.

O: [4.00] I assumed that this would be more hop forward. However, the date code indicates that it is about 4.5 months old - so there may be some hop fade. Therefore this was more malt forward than I expected. The beer is still very good - but I would love to rate it fresh. This beer goes down really easily. The mouthfeel makes it one you can suck down. I will seek this out again.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a darker copper color. The head is two fingers high and eggshell in shade. Retention is moderately low, but plenty of lacing manages to stick to the glass. Despite the relative darkness, it's still an aesthetically pleasing brew. (4)

Smell: At first, I don't get much. But once it opens up, it's character really starts to pop. I really pick up a nice orange juice character to it, along with some berries, mango, and pineapple. Hell, I think I'm getting some nice ale esters, such as cherry or apricot. Even better, there are no nasty Mosaic off-notes (read: sweet onion). This nose rewards patience - it's not impressive at all initially, but opens up to become very impressive. (4)

Taste: I initially get a lot of orange character, both peel and flesh. What separates this from most IPAs is not only in its defined malt character, but a defined ester character. Notes of table sugar, cookie, and cherry really help this stand out among the IPA cavalcade. Even better, it conceals the less desirable Mosaic characteristics almost completely. The end result is an IPA that's downright deep. (4.25)

Mouthfeel: It has a lot of malt sweetness lingering throughout, along with a very long finish. While it doesn't feature elite drinkability, that's mainly due to how much is going on with this brew's flavor profile. Still, a decent crispness is featured, and the carbonation helps it go down somewhat easily. (3.75)

Overall: This is a lot more complex than the standard IPA - not even my disdain of Mosaic hops can detract from this. It's one of the few IPAs I want to genuinely savor instead of get down as quickly as possible. I'll definitely be on the lookout for this one again. (4)

4.08/5: Who says an IPA can't be complex?

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Photo of dmgeng
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of those beers not available where I'm from so when I was in Chicago I finally got a chance to grab some.

A - Beautiful honey amber color. Clear with a 1" fine white head and good lacing.

S - Big wet/fresh hop fragrance with tangerine, grapefruit, and pineapple, along with some lighter herbal and floral notes. You can tell there is Mosaic but WITHOUT the off-putting onion character!

T - Very good flavor much like the smell with the tangerine hop character predominant and then the citrus, grapefruit, herbal, floral, and some pineapple. There is also much more malt backbone than I was expecting with a malt sweetness to go with the hop bitterness. On the finish there is the battle of hops verses malt and accompanied by a subtle yeast character.

M - Medium to light mouth-feel with a moderate to light carbonation. Really what I like about this beer is how it is an IPA with significant balance and the body fits the style well.

Overall, a great IPA. I enjoyed the fresh tangerine, grapefruit hop character accompanied by the sweet malt and yeast that many popular IPAs don't have. This one also has no detracting qualities but sits proud as a single IPA and doesn't try to punch through the DIPA division. If I just wanted a quick, flavorful IPA this would probably sit high on my list.

Glass- Perfect pint glass

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Photo of Elsuperjefe
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Copper Jurassic Park - like amber, nice and clear. Impressive thick 1.5 eggshell head that lasted for a while that left large lace rings as I empires the glass. I drank this three months before its "best by" date simply because I couldn't wait given the raving reviews. S very citrus with mango and orange dominating. T- citrus flavor dominated but not too fruity. Carbonation was very fine and pleasant. Rich body with medium weight. Overall one of the best IPA's I've had. Cannot wait for July when it'll be at its prime. Will definitely be on the lookout for more of these. Love love loved it.

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Photo of YeahRightt
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pretty dark. Unexpectedly so considering the scent and taste. The darkness implies malts that do not stand too much, which gives the beer an incredible contrast that is present in every aspect.

Smell: Lots of citrus up front, orange dominates with malts lingering in the background like the quiet kid at a party that ends up being pretty cool. Booze is actually distinguishable although it is low ABV.

Taste: I actually didn't like this beer the first time i tried it, and it was on tap at a local bar in DC. I tried it again when told by a friend I should revisit, and boy am I glad I did. The hops are a constant from the first sip, but relatively tame. Orange is as present as it is in the nose, tropical fruits are present but sin in watch of its orange flavor. The beer is extremely juicy. Malt is present but refrains from ruining the style. The beer manages to have a crisp finish because of all the juiciness. This beer is really, really good. I'm glad I allowed it a comeback.

Feel: Relatively thin, making the beer very drinkable. It is relatively session-able because of the ABV, which makes this a go-to when I see it available in the area, which it has been recently.

Overall: A great beer that I overlooked because of some of its unconventional characteristics. Ended up being one of my recent favorites that I highly recommend to anyone who sees it around. Its like if Nugget Nectar and grapefruit sculpin had a love child.

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Photo of BierGirl2
4.87/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Gorgeous. Citra and Mosaic combine nicely for a citrusy almost floral front, a little tangy, good carbonation, nice long fresh finish. Love this. Aptly named. Not the bitter big hit king of IPA, more delicate.

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
4.19 out of 5 based on 4,857 ratings.
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