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: 4,932
Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Best by date is 9/23/16 for whatever that's worth.

A: Pours a slightly hazy, dark, reddish-Amber color with a reddish-tan, one-inch head with short retention. Small amounts of thin reddish-tan lacing throughout.

S: Mostly aromas of pine, grapefruit, and citrus. Mild tropical fruit and sweet malt undertones.

T: Taste is an exact match to aromas. Straight grapefruit and piney hop flavors with very slight fruity and sweet malt notes.

F: Light-medium bodied, smooth, and crisp with good carbonation.

O: Overall, a great go-to, regularly available IPA. Love this piney grapefruit bomb. Very easy drinking.

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

355ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a deep copper-orange with half a finger of beige head that leaves splotchy lace as it recedes.

Smells of fresh-squeezed orange juice, grapefruit zest, tropical fruit, pine sap, caramel biscuits and further pine and citrus hops.

Tastes of blood orange and grapefruit flesh, mango, pineapple, more sweet biscuity malt, pine and bitter citrus hoppiness.

Feels bright and perky. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended, even if you don't really like IPAs.

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Photo of J_T_Arlington
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Another win from Deschutes brewery.

Looks Darkish amber. Pale blond head that simmers down to great lacing.

One of the best smelling IPAs I have ever had. Smells of tropical fruit, citrus, sea salt.

The Citra hops really come through. Quite bitter for only being 60 IBU. Pungent grapefruit aftertaste that will drive some fans out there wild.

Somehow feels crisp, full... AND light --all at the same time. Unbelievable.

I can only deduct points based on personal preference, not end product. Fantastic IPA. Cheers Deschutes!

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Photo of mklmcgrew
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

L: Pours a hazy gold/amber gold with a foamy 2- finger head and really nice lacing all down the glass.

S: Abundance of citrus up front, along with some caramel and yeast. A very appealing nose.

T/F: Wonderfully strong flavor, with a lot of citrus, with some added pine, and a little bit of malt backbone. Mouthfeel is creamy and full, but a substantial amount of carbonation helps to give it a bite (in a good way). You definitely get the bitterness at the end, but it is not overwhelming.

O: Very tasty IPA! I want to say it is a balanced IPA, but only in that for a beer with a strong hop flavor, it isn't overly bitter.

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Photo of mkh012
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber-orange with a frothy white head.

Orange juice, honeydew, and vanilla. The nose matches the flavor profile. Very soft and easy drinking. Medium bitterness but a clean finish.

Soft mouthfeel. Starts with prickly carbonation, but velvety at the end. Good stuff.

Update: Second time having this, and it's much more vegetal and malty. Kind of a mess. I suspect freshness is an issue even though the "Best By" is 2 months away. Really not as good as last time. A lot less citric and bright. Bottled IPAs are always a crapshoot...

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Photo of crimsonfloyd
3.53/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reddish brown color. Smells of berries, apples, and honey. Apple upfront, melon and hops in the finish. While the beer provides some interesting and uncommon set of flavors, I find it a bit too syrupy.

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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What's with the high ratings? this is super underwhelming...Very plain, unremarkable, forgettable. Had alongside Pizza Port Swami, no comparison..Swami killed it.

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Photo of bilbobrewer
3.39/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This one has garnered a lot of chatter, so I bought a couple loose bottles at a PDX grocery store.
BB: 10/14/16

Underwhelming is an understatement. A bit flat, no head, no lacing, and no hop taste other than as bitter aftertaste. Just very plain.

There are a lot of very high ratings here, which honestly astounds me. But a common sentiment of those who like this seems to be: "I don't usually like IPAs, but...." or "I don't often go for IPAs, but....."

So. An IPA for those who dislike IPAs. 'Nuff said.

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Photo of Whiteweasel
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap. Caramel color, off white head with a little lacing.

Strong strong alpha hops, grapefruit and clementine on both the nose and in the taste. Just a hint of toastiness.

Sort of a burnt aftertaste and a little bitter. Rough but crisp on the tongue.

Very refreshing but not the best hop-overload IPA I've had.

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Photo of AleMan66
4.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I poured this from a bottle into a clear teardrop glass. It pours a beautiful Amber with a very nice one finger white head. IPAs have never been my favorite--I'm just not a huge hops guy--but this one is marvelous! The perfect blend of citrus hops does it for me. World class for sure!

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Photo of dd43
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber/copper color and comes with a pretty big hit of pine that seems to go hand in hand with the appearance. Definitely has the west coast pedigree as far as the combination of pine resin, hoppy citrus oils, high clarity in the glass, and sticky malt presence in the finish. Aromas meld orange peel and grapefruit. Alcohol notes are subdued but it definitely drinks like a bigger IPA than your run of the mill offering because of that caramel malt backbone. The tacky quality left on my lips after having a bottle of this beer lingers for a while after finishing. Would really like to get this in package stores in CT but alas this is only a beer I can get while traveling, at least for now.

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Photo of beer-fan-1
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The name will fool but this one is all about the hops. No fruit. Fruit of the hop. Citra reigns in this one. Great food beer. For an IPA this one is great for a hot day on the golf course.

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

A bit late reviewing this as the bottle label's BEST BY date is 12/18/15

Excellent copper hued body; lots of lively carbonation; very thick, dense, creamy head. Resinous hop aroma with some sweet caramel scent. Clean, fruity malt taste with a fine and intense hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body; some residual sugars yet mostly finishes dry.

Well, I owe it to the brewery and myself to try a fresh sample of this beer. As this particular bottle goes, I still like it quite a bit. It delivers a fine hop bitterness flavor although I found the aroma to be somewhat subdued (probably due to aging). So looks like I'll see about scoring some newer bottles ASAP...

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Photo of TrueOregonian
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

World class ipa. Bend really makes some great beer. Boneyard and deschutes are in my opinion the best brewers in oregon.. but I still have a lot of tasting to do.

I only dock this ipa because the rpm is what got me into craft beer and I honestly think it is just above this beer.

8.79 for the deschutes fresh squeeze
9.99 for the boneyard growler fill up.

Can't wait until boneyard starts distributing beer in cans. Hopefully sooner than later.

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Photo of Blueness
4.61/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Deep amber color. Decent 1 finger, soapy creme colored head. Hops evident at first smell. Very fruity and citrus. Excellent beer. Would recommend to anyone that likes a good brew.

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Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

For having no fruit in this beer, it makes the amazing taste and smell that much more amazing. A deep DEEP amber color with almost soapy bubbles and lace make it very visually appealing. Citrus notes abound on the smell with orange and grapefruit being the most profound. The taste follows much like the smell but even easier drinking than I would have expected given the look and smell. World class beer.

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Photo of PiffJames
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Favorite non-Pipeworks IPA. I like this better than all the Ballast Point Sculpin flavors, i find those too bitter.

This beer just has a wonderful sweet funk to it. The hops here are so juicy and fun. The best thing about this beer for me is that it is full of wonderful hops flavor and not very bitter.

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Photo of cambabeer
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yowzer, the fresh hops! Pour this three feet from your nose and you will still get massive waffs of fresh hops, citrus rinds, cut grass and even a little sweet wood smell. One of the most aromatic brews I've encountered for a long time. Great taste, definitely hop forward, but finishing with sweet and spicy nut and fruit tastes. Finish is a little dry and demands another sip. Great beer.

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Photo of FBarber
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a copper orange hue with a nice thick off-white head. Head dissipates leaving sticky lacing on the glass and a thin film along the top of the beer.

Smell was a burst of orange, grapefruit, lemon, citrus zest and pine. This smells almost like orange juice its so rich and pungent with the citrus aromas.

Taste follows the nose with a rich array of citrus flavors including orange, lemon, grapefruit and citrus zest. The hop flavors - especially the citra and mosaic - are so well captured and showcased in this beer its amazing. Nice malty backbone is present but does not detract from the hop flavors rather just providing a simple balance. Nice piney bitterness on the finish provides something to balance out the almost juice like flavors in this.

Feel has medium carbonation, light and smooth. Very drinkable and quite refreshing.

Overall a really nice IPA - and very reasonably priced.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -5.5%
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 +2.6%
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 +6.9%
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 +12.6%
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 sunny day on the patio!

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev -4.8%
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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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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