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Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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93
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635 Reviews
Fresh Squeezed IPAFresh Squeezed IPA
BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
635
Ratings:
4,700
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
25.95%
 
 
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371
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1,825
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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

All that almost trademark Deschutes clarity through the darker yellow and light orange colored beer, small 1/3" white head on the top. Aroma jumps with citrus and Mosaic hop aromas, dank and deft.

Taste hits those citra hop notes hard. So nice, its been awhile since Deschutes made one of their beers that really popped. Bitterness solid but not over the top. Malt bill stays away from caramel/crystal, allowing the citra and mosaic hops to seem like they're bursting at the seems.

This one is really juicy, you really get why it is named fresh squeezed. Between this and New Belgium's citradelic, one has to wonder why people bother trading for other orange juice ipas that are at best, fractionally more aromatic.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: On tap

Pours a clear golden-amber color with a thinnish white head. All-in-all, bright and citric with a beefy resinous undercurrent that teases you by almost lacquering your palate before fading away in a fruity burst. Full, fruity, juicy character; good level of sappy, bitter counterpoint. Medium carbonation, creamy feel. Walks a lovely, fine line between fruity and piney, very drinkable, very tasty, very fresh. Absolutely would have again!

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Photo of acelin
3.52/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a dark honey-amber with a moderate off white head

S: Many citrus notes in the nose, some pine resin too.

T: More of the same in the taste. This is a really delicious IPA. I've had this fresh, and old, and it really needs to be consumed fresh. Just a dud if not.

F: Solid malty backbone, medium carbonation. Well balanced.

I'll re-review this once I can get a fresh example.

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Photo of imiller21
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into 16oz pub pint, a nice amber color. Not as much head when poured this way as from draft, but it still lingers nicely inside the glass.

Smells heavenly; bright, citrusy, and fresh. Lots of orange peel and a bit of tangerine. Did I mention citrus?

Tastes even better than it smells. Initial punch of Citra gives a wonderful floral flavor which quickly gives way to tangerine and grapefruit. Not overly sweet or tart. A perfect balance of said citrus and bitter flavors linger, but not for long. Feel is very light and smooth, surprisingly not very carbonated at all.

Overall, seriously, even if you're put off by all the comments of fruit and citrus, this is not a wimpy beer. It is simply the most perfect marriage of citrus, bitterness, and hoppiness that I have found so far. An extremely drinkable and enjoyable beer that I come back to all the time, absolutely fantastic. And it's even inexpensive! Go get some right now!

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Photo of Caveworm
4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. This beer's head is three fingers thick, with web-like lacing, and a clear medium-dark reddish amber body.

I smell the billed hop profiles quite distinctly. Which is not to say this is too overpowering. I'm pretty sure I'll be in for a treat...

Tastes like a masterful blend of, you've guessed it, Mosaic and Citra hops used in the creation of this damn-near artisan tasting IPA. Even a malt backbone makes a slight mid-palate appearance to level the playing field. Just...wow!

Mouthfeel here is outrageously smooth,clean, and quenching. Mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll award Fresh Squeezed IPA - Deschutes Brewery with a 4.75. I can honestly agree with the consensus here that this beer is a tier 1 American IPA, hands down. Get this in droves and CRUSH with all your might!!!

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Photo of Benjo87
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at 99 bottles, Santa Cruz.

Look - darkish golden in a glass. Transparent. Minimal head due to pour I'm guessing.

Smell - juicy hops. Fresh orange juice, tropical fruits, not piney. Smells great.

Taste - very smooth and well balanced. Nice biterness mid palate, not too much. Very well balance of malt and hops. Finishes fairly clean. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of drtth
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a clear dark amber color with a 1 1/4" fluffy ivory head that recedes slowly leaveing lots of irregular leggy lacing on the sides. Sipping creates lots of small patches and legs of lacing on the side. Even most of the way through the beer there's a thin layer of foam on the surface and lots of foam clinging to the sides of the glass.

The aromas include some malt mingled with lots of citrus, mostly grapefruit and tangerine.

The flavors start out with malt sweetness giving the tangerine and grapefruit a sweet juicy flavor backed up by a light grapefruit zest bitterness that is almost hidden at first.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly prickly from the moderate, on-going carbonation. The finish begins as the initial burst of sweet juicy flavors starts to fade, allowing a combination of some dryness and bitterness to appear more strongly. After the sweet juicy flavors have gone the light bitterness and dryness seem to fade out together and disappear in the back of the palate thereby inviting another sip.

As with most Deschutes beers I've tried so far this impresses me as being very well made and worth having tried. I'd definitely have this one again. That all said its not going to make my list of preferred IPAs since there are flavor profiles I enjoy more. In particular the early prominance of juicy sweetness is a bit too much like a soda pop for my tastes.

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Photo of jaredsmith83
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The scent of this beer hit me hard and sucked me in. Such a complex range of scents, ranging from citrus to pine. Very full and robust. It was a touch darker, more of an amber/dark orange color than I was expecting with it being an IPA but looked great. Nice inch head with a good amount of lacing on my glass. The taste really intrigued me and evolved as the beer warmed. The hops were there but not too overwhelming, which lessened the bitterness. Plenty of citrus and very smooth. I'm finally conquering the IPA world, one beer at a time, and this is one that I can see myself drinking more of. Its got such a great scent to it.

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Photo of rjd722
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Deep orange-amber appearance, definitely varies from what you would be used to with an IPA. Two-finger off white foam with decent lacing and retention.

Aroma: Slightly dank, piney, and plenty of citrus (though it is relatively faint). Somewhat grassy malt presence as well.

Taste: Earthy hops with a citrus mix of blood orange and grapefruit. Bready yeast coming through as well towards the finish.

Feel: Extremely smooth with very mild bitterness and sweetness. I wish the hop profile was a little more prominent with regards to the bitterness.

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Photo of smcolw
3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
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 HotDogBikeRide
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle dated best by 4/16/16. Slightly amber gold beer, with a big frothy white head and bigger bubbles that I'm not used to. Very Nice webby lacing that makes its way all around the glass. Little bubbles rising up to the top throughout the entire duration of the drink.

Smell is faint and lends itself toward a heavier hop profile than expected, mixed with some pale malty aromas. Not much citrus or zest going on or anything else bright. Taste confirms the above and brings out the heavier feel in this beer. It is light bodied, but is leaving an unpleasant syrupy taste on the back of the tongue and throat, maybe I'm just feeling sick (I am), but really kinda disappointed. The drink is carbonated so its easy to take a big gulp but wasn't very rewarding after.

Maybe it's not the right batch but it seems like a really syrupy, standard IPA even though it looks pretty. I'll give it another try one day, haven't been totally turned off of the brewery quite yet either.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into an IPA glass.

A: Red-orange in color, and on the darker side. Very mild haze. Thick and creamy off-white head retains well. Sheets of thick and sticky lacing.

S: Passion fruit, pomegranate, melon, blood orange, mango. Sweet bud. Bubblegum. Caramel and candy shell malt.

T: Earthy and leafy up front. Sticky bud in a big way. Melon and kiwi. Blood orange, sugared grapefruit, mango, peach, passion fruit. Medium level of bitterness. Bubblegum. Yeast comes through a bit. Malt base counters with a big caramel character and some nutty toast. Juicy hop finish.

M: Sturdy medium body. Full in the mouth with a sense of heft. Creamy and chewy. Plenty of fine, expressive carbonation adds a good bite.

O: Well rounded and well balanced, but it still manages to fully showcase the sexy side of the hops used. Hop complexities are deep and delicious. Mighty fine drinking.

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours out a nice clear dark golden color, filled with some active carbonation in the middle and topped off with a thick foamy off white head. Mild lacing.
Smell: Strong citrus and grapefruit aromas, mild grassy smells and hops.
Taste: grapefruit rinds, lemon zest mixed with other citrus fruits. It’s mildly spicy and bready.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with some great carbonation.
Overall: Nice balanced IPA, not overly hoppy and has a sweet overall citrusy profile.

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Photo of Beers-es
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a growler, pours a very clear reddish-orange. Big 3-finger off white head is dense and creamy, leaving a good-looking skein of lacing. Smell is initially citrus, grapefruit and orange, with musty, damp earth coming through the fruit, and as it warms strawberry, peaches and the tiniest blueberry note. Underneath is a very little hint of sweet malt.

Taste is initally grapefruit, with some berry flavors poking through, then a wave of bready yeast, followed by a slightly piny, grapefruit finish. Bitterness is mild to moderate, and is balanced by a little sweetness, though I wouldn't say this was a sweet beer, which I almost expected with the deep malty color.

Feel is exceptionally smooth, with good offsetting carbonation that prevents it from being overly watery. Some slightly sticky, resinous feel in the finish that's offset with juicy wetness. Delicious IPA. Not out to punch you in the mouth, this beer has a lot going on and is really well put together.

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Photo of treyb0mb
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the most aromatic IPA's I've had. The fruity citrus and grapefruit notes are overwhelmingly apparent at first smell. It pours with a nice head, amber in color, and clear. Head dissipates fairly soon. The hops are there, but very light. With all the flavor that this IPA brings to the table, my only complaint is that it could bring a touch more bitterness with the hops. But this is a delicious and very easily drinkable IPA. Delightful.

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Photo of Jpeach70
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look- Pour is amber/honey like in color with a thin white head that fades quickly to a thin lace.

Smell- Tropical fruits and honey, floral and sweet. Very pleasant smelling beer!

Taste- Citrus floral hops up front, then follows the smell with a nice tropical fruit/strawberry flavor. Aftertaste is a little bitter from the hops.

Mouthfeel- Wet and still refreshing, with medium carbonation and medium body.

I can really get why it says "no fruit was harmed in the making of this beer" on the box. They nailed this IPA perfectly.

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Photo of wuthrichj15
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Got a six pack of this yesterday and was so pumped based off of the reviews that I have read so far. And this beer did not disappoint! Very citrusy flavor with some nice bite from the hops. Smells wonderful and is very easy to drink. Perfect amount of carbonation. Can't wait to have the second one.

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Photo of DanJan
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. A nice golden/amber color with decent head. Nice retention and lacing along the glass. The following smell is spot-on, with a really substantial sweetness and "juiciness" that gives way to a fresh hop smell. Really outstanding. Taste is damn near the same! Sweetness up front and then citrusy/piney/resiny goodness to follow. Such an easy drinking and tasty IPA. Something you could have a couple of no problem or just sit and enjoy a single glass.

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Photo of IsaiahHoogendyk
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Simply amazing. Tastes like a cross between a sweet ruby red grapefruit juice and a fine champagne. I was expecting some super bitter, mouth-puckering IPA, but it was so ridiculously well-balanced without sacrificing that lovely hop profile. Will come back to this again and again.

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Photo of StoutHunter
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a bottle of Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA last week for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. I've been wanting to tr y this one and I'm interested to see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2015 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a teku.

A- The label looks very nice, I really like the design and it's eye catching. It poured a nice amber color that took on a red hue when held to the light with almost two fingers worth off fluffy off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a very nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart some nice fruity aromas with some citrus rinds sticking out the most and a little bit of tropical fruit, piney and floral hops showing up in the background. Up next comes just a slight bit of doughy yeast which leads into the malts which impart a bready, pale malt, light caramel malt and sweet malt aromas with the sweet malts sticking out the most. This beer has a good aroma, I like the balance and the hop profile.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma with the citrus fruits still sticking out the most and this time they are a little juicy. Up next comes just a slight bit of doughy yeast which leads into the malts which impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma. On the finish there's very low amount of medium bitterness with some sweet malt and fruity hops flavors showing up on the finish. This is a good tasting beer, the hop profile is very nice, but I wish it had a little more bitterness.

M- Smooth, a little refreshing, a little crisp, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and good example the style, it had everything that I look for in a good IPA and I thought the hop profile was very nice and it worked well with this beer. This beer had good drinkability, I could drink a few of these without getting bored with it. What I like the most about this beer was the hop profile and balance, it was just where it needed to be. What I like the least about this beer is the bitterness, I wish it had just a little more, but it isn't a big deal. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend trying it if you like IPA's. All in all I was very happy with this beer and a little impressed with it. It's my new favorite beer from this brewery and it's a good example of the style. Good job guys, this is one tasty IPA.

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Photo of LAp
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a table glass. Pours an amber hue, with a bright, burstingly citrus nose. Palate is malty with fruit and juicy wet hops. Mouthfeel is medium and incredibly crisp. Overall in incredible IPA. Has a perfectly balanced fruit and hop taste that is complemented by an extraordinary mouthfeel.

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Photo of Joosboyd
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Thin, tan head that quickly faded. Beer was dark orange in color.
S: Fruity. Orange smell
T: Dominant Orange rind flavor, balanced with a good amount of sweetness. Long mellow bitter aftertaste.
F: good body.
O: oVerall a very good beer. Well rounded. Lots f flavor.

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

L- Nice dark amber, uncharacteristic of a normal IPA, amazing lacing on the glass.
S- Smell of amazing citrus notes, grapefruit, orange, nice fresh pines.
T-Nice hop note, with a citrus taste to it. Keeps it refreshing and easy to drink. Bitter aftertaste lingers on.
F- Nice and crisp carbonation. Balanced.

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

JK thinks very good- but not quite up to all the stellar raves {Later - oh yes it is]- also a tad pricey [ later - who cares} as DeS. beers seem to be - will certainly drink again -- DL did not rate yet

Later - this is right now (almost June 2016) my out-and-out favorite IPA. It always surprises, always pleases anew - just superb!! Yes good and bitter - IBU of 60.

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Photo of jw4free
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass. L: clear light brown, nearly no head, limited lacing. S: piney, grapefruit is exactly right. Slight maltiness as it warms. T: too piney. Not complex. F: good crispness. O: good but one dimensional.

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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