Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

668 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: 668 | Ratings: 4,857
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap in a shaker pint, the beer is a deep, vibrant, copper coloring with a filmy, clingy, low profile, off white head. Aromas of rich caramel supporating a blossom of citrus, heavy on orange and lemon. Solid piney and grassy notes balance perfectly. Big bodied, but smooth and slightly dry, with a citrus sweet aftertaste. The finish is slick, smooth, and with a solid linger of orange rind and pine. Great beer.

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

Amber with a thin off-white head that leaves strong lacing. Strong citrus aroma with tangerines, clementine and peach. Malt forward taste mixes a caramel sweetness with the fruity hops, same citrus notes as the aroma with a bit more pineapple and other tropical flavors. There's also a touch of pine, and a spicy hop bitterness on the backend. Fairly thin with good carbonation. Nice.

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Photo of jmd1978
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amber color with little head. Nose of grapefruit, bread, malt and hops. Taste grapefruit, lemon, orange peel, pine and resin. Nice full finish that lingers. Deschutes does it again with another great IPA. Much more citrusy than the others. A must have for IPA fans.

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

Fresh Squeezed looks like just that - the kind of thing you'd order at a juice bar, not a regular bar. It has a pulpy pomegranate and blood orange complexion. Should I use a straw? Kidding aside, its head is thick and clumpy like Greek yogurt and doesn't relent an inch even as the liquid dissipates.

Lies! Lies! All lies! You expect me to believe all this mouth-wateringly juicy and tropical flavour is simply the result of Citra and Mosaic hops? You're telling me this ambrosial fruit nectar does not actually contain fruit? No grapefruit? No orange or pineapple? No lime or guava? No passionfruit or lychee?

Again, I'm calling shenanigans on Deschutes. It doesn't only smell like those fruits it tastes just like them too; those fleshy, perfectly ripe fruit notes simulate the real thing not only in their flavour but also the pulpy bitterness imparted. Nevermind vitamin pills - consider your daily intake taken care of.

The tremendous variety and spectacular vividness notwithstanding, fruit flavours alone aren't enough to impress me. This beer wouldn't be so striking were it not for a deliciously caramelly, almost sponge cake-like maltiness and an extremely flattering rose petal overtone. It has it all, folks!

Just when I started feeling there was nothing remarkably different one IPA from the other, that one has to dig deep to single out even remotely distinguishing characteristics, then Fresh Squeezed comes along. Even in a West Coast market saturated with ripe, tropical IPAs this one stands out as being remarkably ripe and extraordinarily tropical. It'd be in Radler territory if it weren't so overtly hoppy.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Well done, Deschutes, well done! Had this on tap from Sharp Edge with Leah. Just like the name says..... fresh squeezed! Nicely balanced and just right on this warm sliding day on the patio!

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

From bottle pours a hazey Amber colour with a small bone colored head that disapates to a tiny little ring. Aroma grapefruit, passionfruit, pine, orange, malt. Taste follows the nose. Very nice.

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Photo of colts9016
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A rich copper color with rust orange hues accenting the beer. A one finger head that has fair retention. The head is off white. A decent amount of carbonation bubble.
The aroma is intoxicatingly hoppy with grapefruit, lemons, resin grass, and yeast. A light toasted malt in the background.

Ripe hops flavors of grapefruit, lemon, grapefruit, lemons, and resin. Pine yeast, and grass round the hops flavors with a toasted malt and yeast.

The mouthfeel is slightly astringent, carbonated and clean.

Oh my this beer is ripping good. Very very balanced and fresh. A very good IPA

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Photo of VieuxCanard
4.98/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Few brews strike me as beautiful to look at in the glass as this one. Nose may be over the top for some, but I have an impaired sense of smell (sinus infection in 2006), so I really enjoy the monumental aroma. Malt flavor/sweetness matches the hop level AND color - perfect balance. I might possibly like the mouth feel a bit better if the ABV were 6.6%, but why mess with with something so near perfection. I would give this a 97/100. I'm also a big fan of their Red Chair NW Pale Ale and the Inversion IPA!

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Ekamai Beer House, Bangkok.

Clear copper color with an orange tinge, fluffy off-white head builds up and withstands with great retention before slowly dissipating and leaving eternal white foamy crown atop. There are plenty of lacing ring and patch along with some fizzy visible carbonation.

Fresh and juicy fruitiness combo in a nose, come forth lychee, passion fruit, orange, pine, floral, while malt at the back stage. The scent is so aromatic and well mellow.

Again load of fresh fruitiness (lychee / passion fruit / orange / hint of raisin) shines first through the taste buds then caramelized sweetness from malt mingled together along with some toasty trait. Hops wrap up before the end and take part until finish with a spice yet persistent bitterness. That pleasant bitterness still continues to leave its long tail by lingering as an aftertaste.

Medium body with a velvety smooth mouthfeel and lively carbonation, the feeling is crisp and refreshing while finish with dryness.

Like its own name, this beer is so fresh and the aroma is out of this world and is the best part of it. Overall, well balance and very high drinkable yet enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap in a shaker pint. Pour is hazy yellowish orange in color with a finger or foam. Spotty lacing is left behind. Aroma is a burst of citrus and floral hop goodness: grapefruit zest, orange, lemon. Taste follows with a hoppy bitter snap upfront and a solid malt backbone. Perfect breakfast /brunch ale. Will be picking up a few of these this summer.

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Photo of hopphead31415
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This 6.4% ABV and 60 IBU IPA by Deschutes uses Pale, Crystal, Munich malts and Citra, Mosaic, Nugget hops.

Look-When poured into a nice glass you’ll see a glowing orange blossom honey and copper color with a light golden tinge on the periphery. The lacing and head is off-white and rich.

Smell-The aroma is rich and full. I get bready/caramel malt undertones stacked with dank hops, orange peel zest, a juicy citrus smell is also accompanied by some cedar.

Taste-The taste follows the nose, but is more pronounced. I get cedar, dank hops, a cloying bitterness flecked by bready/caramel malts which aren't too sweet, and a prevalent citrus juiciness that explodes with flavor on the tongue. Then I get hints of mint and a subtle nutty flavor that all mixes well for a robust and flavorful beer. The alcohol has a bite despite being only 6.4% and has a wet and chewy consistency. This high-end medium-bodied brew leaves a hop resin coating on the tongue and fading flavors of citrus and orange peel.

Overall-This brew is delicious and juicy down to the last drop. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this if you even slightly like IPAs.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, this beer pours a mainly clear, medium amber/light copper color with a nice white, fluffy head that's about an inchbthicknqhenbfirstvpouredthat settles to a good, thick film layer of foam, a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass, and decent lacing. Aromas of somewhat toasted caramel malts along with some earthy, floral, citrusy hops. The taste pretty much follow suit, with somewhat toasted, caramel malt sweetness along with hints of toffee that give way to earthy, floral, grapefruit citrus hop bitterness. Good balance of flavors, as this is not overly bitter by any means. Has a mainly crisp, yet also smooth, somewhat frothy/creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel. Has a clean, slightly dry finish. Easy to drink in the good way. A solid effort here.

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Photo of Deerin
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A beautiful amber-orange-brown that pours a decent head that semi retains. Plenty of visible carbonation. Looks amazing. Good lacing.
In the nose I get citrus hops and alcohol, citrus/malt sweetness.. almost maybe like peach rings.. Plenty of aroma.
A decent hop bitterness punch up front, with some sweetness on the tail, with a bit of alcohol lurking.
Feel is solid. Thick without stick, poundable. This one's more than halfway gone.

Overall? The clarity is exceptional, this bottle says it's bottle conditioned, I'm suprised. They must have removed the yeast in some way, because it's totally clear and there is none in the bottle. I digress.. good aroma, good taste, although there's a fair amount of alcohol in the taste. I also get more hop bitterness than flavor, but it's still quite good, and the level of bitterness is perfect for continued enjoyment.. Great with ribs.
Anywho, it's very good. If I can continue to find it at 8$ a sixer this could easily become a go-to.

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Photo of stevoj
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Everything you’ d expect from NW IPA. Amber with small and excellent lacing. Malt and hops blend perfectly, smooth and tart. Another classic from Deshutes.

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Photo of Phigg1102
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So, immediate impression is nugget nectar only a touch sweeter. Pure amber color with a thin off white head. Aroma of fresh berries, orange peel, and caramel. The taste lives up to the name, with flavors of grapefruit and orange prominant. Sugary malt, fairly toasted qualities coming through. Medium plus body, carbonation carries the flavors kust right.-

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Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 bottle poured into a Anchor Steam glass. Smell is grapefruit citrus smell. Taste is hoppy citrus taste. Really very tasty. This I will buy again. One of the better IPA`s I have had.

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Photo of alexrichman
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L) Pours clear exhibiting a burnt orange color that falls just short of being amber. A nice fluffy off-white head forms and lasts for a substantial amount of time. Nice lacing on the top of the beer and down the glass.

S) A bit subdued for an IPA but there are clear notes of juicy orange and grapefruit along with some tropical notes and grass. A nice bouquet however I would prefer it to jump out of the glass a bit more.

T) Hops jump out on the tongue, strong tastes of ripe citrus that also touches on citrus rind, pine, and a bit of spice. Some caramel notes come in on the back end from the malts, but the hops definitely dominate the overall finish. For being so dominate the hops are surprisingly delicate and without an overpowering amount of bitterness. Quite tasty.

F) Pretty dry, soft carbonation, soft feel. Very drinkable.

O) This one lives up to it's name - great ripe citrus flavors and complexity from the hops. A pretty easy drinking IPA, especially suited for the summer months in my opinion.

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Photo of alexpcat13
4.61/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

As readily available IPAs go.... this one is among the best.
Actually as IPAs readily available or not... this one is among the best.
awesome blend of citrus and hop gives your mouth a lot more to ponder than your average IPA.

Go to IPA

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Photo of ksimons
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Color is a dark orange color with a fingers worth of khaki colored head. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, and light pine.
Taste is of citrus and sweet fruits with mild hop bitterness in the finish. Medium body and crisp carbonation. Overall a little sweeter than I like my IPAs but still enjoyable.

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Photo of TTUCKF
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper tone with a pinch of orange tossed in there. A very light head that settles down quickly. Flagrant delicious creamy, orange smell radiates from the glass when swirled. A very thick, smooth feeling when entering the mouth accompanied by a slight carbonation. Distinct flavor of both hops and citrus combine to make this one tasty drink. Yeast flavor is almost non existent and there is no unpleasant aftertaste. Leaves you wanting to take another sip. I would buy another 6 pack.

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Photo of BlackbeerdMT
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap into a pint glass.
It poured a bright clear copper with a touch of orange. A 1/2 finger thick white head settled down to a thin layer and left little lacing.
The nose is pure hoppy, cat-boxy Simcoe goodness followed by tropical fruit, citrus and subtle malt tones.
The taste is rapidly bitter up front, but not as much as you would expect. The fruit and citrus hop aromas in the nose definitely come through and is just great. Nothing but in your face hops with a perfectly balanced, lightly caramel malt foundation.
I did not pick up any distinct yeast flavors, nice and clean.
It has a relatively light carbonation and a moderate and very lightly chewy mouthfeel that makes for easydrinking.
This has all of the qualities I look for in an IPA and I love it. I am very glad I can find this regularly. Well done Deschutes. Cheers!

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

Very nice. Poured into a pint glass medium copper color with a faint haze and just a little carbonation with a off white very light beige head that never went away completely. Mild grapefruit smell and great hop taste and a medium almost smooth mouth feel with just a little bitter aftertaste. Nice lace all the way down. My extremely clean glass helps I'm sure. Overall a great IPA.

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Photo of DJChaseTheBase
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint straight out of the bottle. A very drinkable IPA w/ a grapefruit splash. This is a great IPA, but I feel it is missing some flavors (maybe it was my pack). Aftertaste has just a slight bitter taste. This was a great sixer although I feel I have had better.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought a 6 pack of 16 oz bottles & poured my first into a standard pint glass. The head was average, about 1/2 inch thick. Quickly dissipated into a thin film of bubbles across the top. Dark amber in color. Citrus and cut grass in the aroma. Definitely a juicy flavor, with orange and caramel malt blended with a nice hops finish. This is a very tasty beer. It is not too bitter, but has some bite for the true hop lovers. I would drink this beer again for sure. Glad I have 5 left!

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Photo of THSdrummer
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a foamy, khaki head. Good head retention and lacing. Citrus and wonderful pine hop notes for an aroma. Pine and resin hop notes with a helping of malt form a bitter and sweet taste. Well balanced. Mouth feel is full bodied. It feels a bit like a double IPA. Overall, a great IPA. Well balanced and full bodied.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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