Fresh Squeezed IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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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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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Light copper color that is clean with ample head that doesn't shy away at all.

S- Fresh hop presence of pine, florals and grapefruit aromatic hops. Some nice toasted character as well.

T- Hop forward but not nearly as bitter as expected. Citra leads the way, but I admit I am less familiar with mosaic hops. A timely spice tone that kicks in late. Malted barely seems to flow really well with the hop profile. Makes for a subtle, easy balance.

M- Light body. Quite drinkable. Could suggest some added bitterness to really set this one apart from others in its class.

O- I like what's going on here. Simple, but it really feels like Deschutes made this one seem easy when it really wasn't. Nothing about it blows me away with depth or complexity, but a very clean, well put together IPA

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle pours a lightly hazed copper color with a large cap of fine-bubbled tan head. Excellent retention and lace.

Amazing aroma of clearly identifiable citra, not quite up on my mosaic hops though. Smells really juicy and tropical, almost like the yellow Juicyfruit gum. Smells outrageously good. Malts provide a nice toffee backdrop.

I like that the malts are in evidence with a middling caramel with a slight toastiness. Hops are so juicy with some piney-tropical flavors. Its not overly bitter, but the hops coat the tongue thoroughly. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth. Quite good, one of the better Deschutes beers I have had in the past couple years.

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Photo of nsheehan
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh Squezzed IPA
Unopened 22oz to Libbey pub pint tulip, only poured ~12oz.
6% ABV
Best by 11/23/13, bought ~20130920.

A – Kind of clear, but kind of hazy amber. Pretty translucent. I poured it vigorously, resulting in a somewhat billowy vanilla colored head. Nice craggy lacy right below the glass rim.

S – Fruity aroma with some earthy spiciness, but I can also smell something off. Hidden behind a small medium-darkness dank smell and light hop nip is a tiny yet sharp stale note. So far it’s good, but it’s a sign that this beer suffered due to its wait for Texas approval. As it warms, I can more easily pick out cantaloupe, honeydew, and a tiny lemon zest.

T – There’s some fruitiness, but the flavor is kind of thin at first. I mean, it’s good, but it’s like a blend of fruit with some bitterness and it doesn’t have any oomph. Good flavored and very drinkable, but a bit lacking. I always have to remind myself that some IPAs are less aggressive. A bit more hoppiness would be nice. As it warms, I’m picking up a mix of fruits, mainly melons and pear, with a tiny lemon zest on the swallow.

M – Medium bodied but pretty watery. The light carbonation on the tongue is the only sign this isn’t a viscous water solution (similar to sports drinks). Finish is wet. It’s somewhat refreshing, and I could drink a lot of it, but it’s not exactly to style.

O – If this was classified as a pale ale, I would say it’s close to style. As an IPA, I find it a little lacking. Drinkable though, thanks to a nice fruity hop flavor. My thoughts on this beer went from disappointment to contentment, and my ratings might reflect some conflicting thoughts. I think if I could buy a fresh 6er at a reasonable price, it’d be great for midday outdoor events or watching football. I don’t think it’s a good morning or dinner beer.
4.25, 3.75, 3.75, 4, 4; 3.85.

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Photo of SaucedBoss
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the better I.P.A.'s I've had in a while.

Has a great deep copper color. Has a beautiful head.

Great blend of Citra and Mosaic Hops.

Very smooth taste. Not too sweet, not too bitter. Sort of that perfect medium between the two.

Definitely worth picking up.

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Photo of brurevu
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I kept hearing great things about the Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, while I kept waiting and waiting for it to arrive in Texas. Sometimes I never understand why it takes so long for certain beers to make it to this market and it’s especially frustrating when it’s an IPA or something that needs to be consumed fresh. Thus by the time it made it to me its was a not so Fresh Squeezed IPA, but I figured it was still worth a taste. The brew poured a deep golden amber with a substantial head with very good lacing. The aroma was extremely bright and citrusy with lemons and grapefruit along with passionfruit and tropical fruit notes. All in all it was a great smelling IPA. The taste had an obvious citrus punch with some pine followed by the fruitiness. The hop profile was substantially bright and fresh, but I could imagine it would have been even stronger fresh. The slight hop fade allowed the strong bready caramel malt character to show through and it held all the hops together. Even so my palate was left with a nice bitter hop coating. The Fresh Squeezed IPA was a easy and smooth and a really wonderful IPA.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.59/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Best by Nov 2013. Opened Sept 2013.

A - Light ice tea brown with a fine white head. Nice retention and lace.

S - Sweet orange marmalade, tart passion fruit, sage, and just a hint of cracked black pepper.

T - Pleasant, light earthy hop. Same marmalade flavor as the nose. Sage, thyme, and cilantro. Sweet honey finish.

M - Nice medium frame. Smooth, but a little thin in the center.

O - Not a bad ipa. Could use a little more pop and/or complexity.

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

What could be missing?

Hugh everlasting head with rings and rings of lace. Clear and copper? Check.
Piney aroma with a strong caramel backbone and a little cattiness? Check
Flavors that tell you "I'm an IPA" without having to melt your taste buds (Earthy, piney hops, balanced with enough malt sweetness for an ever so slight dryness)? Check
Soft mouthfeel, medium to medium-heavy body and a little acidity on the finish? Check.

Fresh sums this beer up well. Glad to see brewers moving from extreme to finesse. Lots of good examples out there and I found this one of the best.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick off white head and a clear amber body. Laces nice.

Smells of orange and grapefruit with some sweeter tropical fruit to it. Tangerine and pineapple.

Orange, grapefruit. It's got some sweetness to it. Bready malt.

Medium body, carbonation, and bitterness. Drinks smooth.

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

A - Poured a burnt orange, copper with a beige head. Nice lacing on the glass throughout.

S - Grapefruit, orange and faint tropical fruits followed by pale malts. Very mild alcohol, but it's there.

T - Grapefruit, lemon, and tropical flavors with a great malt backbone that allows the fruit flavors to come forward without the typical bitterness you might expect from an IPA. Very juicy flavors that leave you wanting to drink more.

M - Moderate carbonation with a surprisingly dry finish.

O - The mix of Citra and Mosaic is great. A very enjoyable beer that is hop forward without being overly bitter. I'm certain this would have been even better if it were a bit fresher. Even with that, it's an incredibly well done and delivers as promised.

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Photo of Sark
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber

Appearance- 2 fingers of light beige velvet head, great amounts of carbonation and a beautiful deep orange hue

Smell- citrus right off the top, lemongrass and grapefruit, definite undertones of pale malts, a truly aromatic sensation

Taste- a definite tanginess on the front end of the tongue with the same citrus as the aromas coming to front, midmouth there is a substantial amount of grains but fades to the back as a hop kick bitterness

Mouthfeel- medium bodied, hop oils linger on the tongue and so do the bitters

Overall- When it comes to aromatics this is one of the most impressionable IPAs I've had in a while. Mosaic hops are not something I've delved into, but will surely be looking around with other brews of similar architecture.

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Photo of jeffjeff1
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- copper color, nice size head, nice lacing

Smell- floral, citrus hops

Taste- citrus, floral hops, very well balanced

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was very good. I would love to have it again. I will be buying more of it.

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Photo of kemoarps
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amber primarily, hints of mahogany reddish, satin cream head that likes to lace the glass like Kenny dosing spenny.
The nose is a little underwhelmin, somewhat faint and kind of mealy. Cereal grains and some earthy Hops. Maybe some yeast or something I can't quite put my finger on.
Luckily it more than makes up for it once it hits your tongue. Tropical citrus greets your next step. Concurrently it is profoundly bitter and quite sweet. The finish maintains that dual nature of sweet and bitter. Quite well crafted. Juicy like a Biggie single. So tasty. I feel lucky to have found it on tap here.

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Photo of spoony
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 650 ml bottle (best by November 23, 2013) into a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated September 12, 2013.

A-An aggressive pour produces about two and one-half fingers of light-tan head. The head has good retention (two minutes at least) and leaves nice lacing on the glass. The beer is orange-hued golden in color and not terribly active in the glass.

S-There is a big punch of tropical fruit here...I mean a huge fruit scent, including grapefruit and tangerine. The beer is more sweet and bready, and less bitter, than just about any other IPA I have tried. Very juicy, but perhaps a bit simplistic.

T-The taste is similar, i.e., vaguely tropical sweetness and loads of juicy citrus (orange, tangerine, grapefruit) flavors. There is a mild floral component and a bready, doughy malt base, but almost no bitterness. Tasty and refreshing.

M-The feel is medium to light and sort-of wet feeling with light carbonation.

O-The beer delivers the citrus promised by the label and title. In fact, this may be the juiciest, fruitiest IPA I have ever had. It is sweet and bready for the style, but drinks pretty easily. While I enjoyed the huge fruit flavors here, it might be a bit simple and sweet if you need a palate crushing IPA or are looking for something to hold up to stronger food flavors.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bomber into a FW tulip. BB 10/8/13 6.0% ABV

Pours a really dark orange, almost red with a nice inch thick head with amazing lacing. Hoppy and malty aroma, both being quite balanced though not too in your face. OOh, the taste is quite nice. Hops at first but you get a big hit of citrus fruit on the back that ends with a tad of bitterness but also fruitiness. Real nice blend of flavors that makes this super easy to drink. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

Overall really recommended IPA. Quite flavorful for just a 6% IPA. Lovely.

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Photo of FPWolff
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing beer. Just had it for the first time. Definitely lived up to the hype. It surprised me in all the ways I thought it wouldn't. I briefly thought that I tasted cherry cotton candy or some sort of gum ball flavoring imparted by yeast? not sure. Definitely looking forward to having this one again.

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Photo of twizzard
4.81/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy, honey color with a nice creamy head...beautiful lacing. The initial blast to the olfactory senses make you think you've just sliced into a ripe grapefruit....Just incredible. Taste is a velvety smoothe citrus with slight floral notes.
Another masterpiece from Deschutes

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Photo of regspeir
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a bomber bottle, this poured a dark golden orange with a 2-finger head which quickly dissipated to a frothy coating. Lacing was nice throughout. Nose was the hoppy citrus you would expect from the name. Taste followed, with citra hops dominant but nicely balanced with some nice, sweet malts. There wasn't much hint of alcohol nor was there a heavy, bitter aftertaste. Beer was medium body with decent carbonation. The lower ABV is a bonus, making this session able. I haven't bee the biggest fan of Deschutes but this will make me rethink that and I absolutely would come back to this beer.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Ruby with a tint of orange coloring reveals a good clarity along with a strong, glass consuming display of effervesce. The head is foamy, 3 fingers, light tan colored with an amazing rate of retention. The effervesce relaxes after a few minutes to a light, slow, mesmerizing rise. Chunky foam deposits grace the vessel with a medium rate of coverage. Really liked the coloring, good co2 and very strong and lasting capping makes for a lasting visual.

S: Nose of tropical fruitiness, pineapple-orange, freshly squeezed as the name implies. Wet, juicy, grapefruit, fresh flowery citrus hop cones oozing with juicy citrus delight.

T: The flavor was toasty sweet, tropical fruitiness that closely followed the nose, pine, freshly squeezed orange juice and grapefruit, with a hint of lemon. Spicy flowery bite of lemon, pine that was nicely balanced, light and refreshing with a soft, sweetly toasted malt finish.

M: Medium bodied, smooth maltiness, lightly dry toastiness with a moderate rate of carbonation.

O: Overall has a fresh, wet, tropical and citrus hopping, more flavor forward then bitter, the malt base is sweetly toasted, well balanced and not overly dry. Multiple levels of hop complexity, soft dry finish, good malt support with a fresh wet nature that will leave your tongue wet with delight. Must try, worthy repeat.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Definitely the best Deschtes I have ever had. This beer poured a nice clear amber with decent head that eventually dissipated, but did leave some lacing. The scent carried the wonderful aroma of citra hops....and it was fresh! The taste was a very well balanced IPA....there was very nice pine and citrus but they were escorted by a sweet caramelly malt which just made the beer fun to drink. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this beer is a session monster...I would drink this every chance I get...nice job Deschutes...big ole homer on this one.

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Photo of watchnerd
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I've almost gotten to the point of imposing a boycott on any more IPAs, or at least West Coast IPAs (true English IPAs are a different animal). So many brewmasters seem to be jumping on the strongly hopped IPA bandwagon, creating cloned, hop-forward, palate-numbing IPA . In some cases, I can barely tell the difference between the variations from a single brewery and suspect it's just a labeling exercise (I'm talking to you Lagunitas).

Then along came the Fresh Squeezed IPA.

It's a perfect IPA for those sick of IPAs.

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Photo of oceanman907
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Ruddy orange w/ a bright white fizzy head, minimal lacing

S-Full of fresh fruit scents, first a fresh ruby red grapefruit then sweet orange bordering on marmalade sweetness, lingering hop phenols

T-Ruby red grapefruit, slight hop bitterness, sweet malty finish almost biscuity.

M-Light and fresh, just a bit of puckering

O- Not my favorite IPA but a very enjoyable beer that is different than anything else that I have had before, if there goal was to make an IPA that was as case as you could get to biting into a ripe grapefruit (which judging by the name seems probable) then Deschutes has succeeded.

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Photo of codsmith
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark orange-ish copper color with decent white head.

S: Very strong and good hop aroma of pineapple and slight pine.

T: Very well rounded in the body with a balanced malt bill that allows the hops to shine through, but not not over powering

M: Light-moderate mouthfeel with a decent head retention

O: It's a very good representation of a full hop flavored beer that is not over done and has a very well balanced malt bill to back it up. A very good summer/fall beer.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.76/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle format
Sampled 08/06/13 with a Stone brewing taster glass

A: Pours a dark amber body with some super fine clarity and a lasting thick khaki foam head. Really nice retention efforts that leave a sticky mess of lace all down the glass.

S: Smells real bready with a light toasted caramel sweetness. Not nearly the fruity hop aroma bomb I was hoping for here. There is some mild citrus fruit and pine noted but this is mostly a malt forward nose. Somewhat disappointing.

T: Tastes of bready pale malts with a dash of caramel sweetness and some citrus hops. There is a good dose of pine mixed in and just a light tropical flare coming through. Grapefruit, orange, and guava. The beer has a nice bitter hop charge and there is no real alcohol coming through in the flavor. Nice brew albeit more malt foreword there is still a fair balance. What I have come to expect from Deschutes with a firm bready malt base and that familiar house yeast. Nice but does not really highlight the Mosaic hops like I was expecting.

M: Medium bodied with a nice creamy feel and bit of dry crisp on the finish. There is some light residual hop oils lingering but all in all it is fairly clean.

D: Definitely a North Coast Deschutes take on a Mosaic hopped IPA. Was looking for a bit more hop pizzazz but this was still a nice brew and very well crafted. But for a Citra/Mosaic IPA this was a bit of a let down. I have heard this is much better on tap.

Must seek and destroy!

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.54/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reddish bronze in appearance. A millimeter thick head of eggshell white foam. A bit hazy as far as the clarity goes. Distinct pine like hop aroma that is so prevalent to all Deschutes beers. The mouthfeel is a bit thick and sticky, which is true to the style. The hop flavor is sharp and prickles the tongue on the front of the palate. It is quickly followed up with a strong malt backbone. It does taste pretty fresh.

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

Picked this bad boy up at a great little liquor store called Bridgeview in Moorhead, MN. Pours with a great amber color. Very little head but nice lacing. Smells fruity with a great hop aroma on the back end. Tastes exactly as it smells. Overall one of the better beers I've had.

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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