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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 scottfrie
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into snifter. Best by date 10/08/13. $5.99.

A: Pours a dark ruby amber with a thin, greasy, light tan head that quickly faded into a bubbly film. Wispy streaks of lace were left down the glass.
S: Juicy notes of fruity hops dominate with scents of mango, passion fruit, and tangerine. Hints of sweet caramel, pineapple, and leafy hops come through as well.
T: Follows the nose with tropical fruit flavors of mango, pineapple, tangerine and papaya. The finish is leafy and sweet and the aftertaste is lightly bitter yet full of fruit nectar.
M: Lighter body than expected and much more drinkable as well. Refreshingly smooth carbonation and medium body create a light and easy mouthfeel. Drinks very well.
O: Exceptionally juicy and deliciously. Mouthfeel is soft and goes down easy. Tastes excellent. Cheers!

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Photo of bound4er
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Finally picked up a 6-pack so a full review is in order.
A. Straight amber appearance with a great looking two finger head.
S. Candied citrus and creamy malt - straightforward but nice.
T. Great mix of malt and hops with neither playing a starring role.
M. Decent creaminess with low carbonation. Could actually stand a bit more CO2.
O. Extremely well balanced and drinkable IPA. I wish this was available locally. I am tempted to let my wife try this beer - she normally cringes at IPA's but may actually like this beer.

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Photo of McStagger
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by 10.8.13. Picked up on the recommendation of a good friend.

A: Pours a good bit of orange amber. Excellent clarity. Moderate carbonation. One and a half finger brawny brown khaki head. Retention is stellar. Lacing is stellar.

S: Lot of malt sweetness. Almost honey like. Lots of straw, bit of grassiness. Milled grain. Hops give a shot of fruity earthiness and citrus. Bit of prickly and briary fruit. Very distinctive.

T: Clean, milled grain. Shot of earthy, almost leathery hops and light cracker like malt leans into big pear notes. Hits with a cereal sweetness, comparable to sugared oat flakes. Mild citric soapiness overlays the hole experience. Finishes dry, with lots of the same grain in the aftertaste. Clean around the edges.

M: Excellent balance. Clean. However, this beer is neither dry nor crisp. Bit of roundness in the finish.

O: Remarkably unique take on an IPA. This is unlike any other I have ever had. Distinctly Oregon, but without the maltsplosion that accompanies most Oregon beers. I would buy this again, if only for how unique it is.

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Photo of mikem0487
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into goblet. Best by date of 11/23/13

A-The body is dark amber in color with a red tint. Head was thin and dissipated quickly. Leaves decent spotted lacing on rim of glass.

S-This beer definitely showcases the new hops that are citra and mosaic. A heavy nose in citrus, tropical fruit, mango, some pine and blueberry in the finish. Gives off hop resins as if it was dry hopped a considerable amount with these hops. All around beautiful.

T-A clean yeast taste allows the hops to shine with the crystal (maybe vienna) malts giving a very enjoyable balance. The nose was all hops but the taste allows the malt flavors to come through. Has nice caramel/bread crust notes blended nicely with the tropical fruit, citrus, mango, peach, berry flavors from the hops. Finishes on the bitter side but does not linger to long. Extremely refreshing finish.

M-Medium body. Effervescent on the tongue. Sweet finish.

O-Happy I picked up a 22oz'er of this. Will be back for another one. If you see this you will not be disappointed. In the crowded IPA field this one for me ranks as an all around delicious, quenching, highly drinkable beer that I will go back too again and again. Cannot imagine it on tap. HOLY SHIT.

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

Update on rating; this is better with every 6 pack

Abrievated review, for some reason the internet ate my prior attempt. BBD of 10/8/13

Pours an effervescent copper with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Great lacing & pretty good head retention

S: Grapefruit, limes & oranges

T: Grapefruit, pine, leafy hops, pears & apricot up front. Pronounced dryness as this warms, a touch of lemongrass, orange slice candy & leafy hops as this warms. Finishes dry with much citrus, a touch of apricot sweetness & a bit of pine

MF: Medium bodied, fairly assertive carbonation up front, smooths out over time. Love the balance

Drinks too easy, would love to see this in six pack format

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

Quite orange in color in the nonic. Plenty of foam that lasts well. Clear with no hint of sediment in the bottle. More of a light body and an oily mouthfeel.

I taste a lot of fruit in this. Interesting for the really fruity hops flavors and the surprisingly moderate bitterness. Orange with some mango and lemon-lime. Spicy bitter aftertaste is quite distinctive. Malty flavors, even some caramel.

Totally drinkable. I'd like to see what this would be like dialed back another percent ABV less. This could be another great session beer with loads of flavor from this hop blend. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's Liquor & Deli in Ocean Beach.

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

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a copper orange colour. The aroma and taste deliver everything the name promises. This is one fruity-tasting beer. The nose offers a plethora of citrus and tropical fruit notes thanks to the Mosaic hops used to brew it. The palate features more of the same, it's sweet, fruity, juicy, creamy and has a nice finish. Hard to stop drinking!

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Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22-oz bomber served to tulip. Best by 10/5/2013. Consumed 8/4/2013

Very clean orange / copper appearance, with minimal white cap leaving good amount of lacing.

Orange, lemon, papaya, floral pine. Wheat bread crust with deep inhalation.

I did not sense the above citrus fruits in the taste. Hoppy pine, grapefruit, and guava instead, with sweet malts. The bitterness imparts more burn than expected for a 6% ABV.

Oily, slicker than I expected for 6%. The carbonation does not stand out one way or the other.

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Photo of dc87
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Attractive dark amber colour. Thick off white head which laces well

S - Fantastic hoppy smell, some grapefruit

T - Stong, bitter tropical, fruity hops up front. Delicious. Turns sweet with a little malt and fruity sweetness, followed by a bitter citrusy aftertaste. Highly drinkable.

M - Medium bodied, perfect amount of carbonation.

O - A delicious, drinkable, fruity and hoppy IPA.

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Photo of arizcards
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber in mid-July from Total Wine for $5.99. Best by 10/5/13.

Beer poured amber orange with a nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is near perfection, orange, mango, lemon exploded on the initial pour.

Taste is mango, lemon, orange that burst thru. Malts attempt to balance out but there is enough hopping to leave a bit of a pine residue. Finish is not as clean as some peers in this class.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and modestly carbonated.

Overall this is a wonderful IPA. What i like best is that the abv is a wee bit lower which makes this very drinkable. I hope they make this a seasonal for next summer!

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pale amber body with some transparency. Foamy light tan head that lingers around and leaves some lacing.

S- Big, juicy tropical hops with lots of citrus. Some bready caramel malt comes through too.

T- Big tropical hops come through with enough malt coming through to balance out some of the bitterness from the hops.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, very drinkable.

O- Very nice IPA with a great hop profile. Very impressive.

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Photo of GeorgeH
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured in 16oz pilsner glass

A-Nice amber/copper color, with a slight hint of red. Less than 1/2" head. Some thin, light lacing

S-Blast of citrus, mostly grapefruit, some tangerine

T-Slightly dry up front, with bitterness kicking in at the end, and lingering for quite some time with a slight hint of the alcohol being present. The first few sips I took, I thought it was sweet, but not so much after that. I think the bitterness has taken over my tongue, but I still taste the grapefruit very strong. Very nice.

M-Dry, bitter

O-Very nice beer. Smooth, nice carbonation. I really enjoy the grapefruit and bitterness of this beer.

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Photo of Philousa
3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark copper, bordering on amber, with a half finger white head. Lacing is nice, towards the heavy side. I first get a lot of citrus and fruit out of the aroma while it's cold: lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, and apricot or other such pit fruit. I even get some blueberry. As it warms I get a whole lot of wheat bread with its crust. The hop smell turns to sweaty feet aroma when it's warmer, something I get consistently out of mosaic hops. The wheat bread only carries over to the flavor in a limited capacity, the malt being light on the palate. The hop aroma does carry over well to the flavor: the citrus is pretty prevalent. There is even some sweetness akin to lemon flavor. The bitterness is mild and comes on slow. I find this very interesting since it's so different from other IPAs. I almost miss the intense bitterness from a Columbus or Warrior hop varietal. The feel is appropriate, a little on the watery side with a slightly dry finish.

This is a very interesting beer. The sweet malt goes well with the hop profile, but I miss some pine flavor. It's great for what it is, but it isn't exactly what I want in an IPA.

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Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber bought at Pinocchio's in Media, PA, because I can't get it here in NJ.
Poured into a Sam Adams 'perfect pint' glass.

AP: Dark burnt amber and rusty brown colour, looks chewy for a 6% IPA. Nice foamy 1" white head that dwindled down to a 1/2" with decent lacing.
AR: Oh, this smells heavenly. Fresh Squeezed is a good name for it as there's what smells like fresh squeezed juice in this (in a hoppy way, that is). There's pine in the aroma, but the big players here are tropical fruits: pineapple, mango, guava. Also some citrus notes like orange and tangerine. I also detect caramel and biscuit malts. I hope the flavours match the aroma.
T: Ah, yes, the flavours do match the aroma. However, I also get a little Sauvignon Blanc-like notes of gooseberry and melon to go with the aforementioned tropical fruits and citrus. The malt flavours have a more toasted bread/grain aspect to them, which works. This is a damn fine tasty beer. There is a little grapefruit bite at the finish. The flavours blend harmoniously together, nothing dominates or overpowers. This is really well done.
M: Moderate carbonation, decent body for a 6% brew. I love how the juicy hops stay moist on your palate afterwards.
OV: I'm glad I picked this one up and may grab another on a return trip. Damn, if they shipped this here to NJ in 4pk or 6pks I would be very happy. I'm not complaining about a 22oz, though. Beautiful aromas, great flavour to match and a finish that leaves you smacking your lips and ready for the next sip. This is my first Deschutes beer and I hope it hasn't spoiled me too much on what else to expect from them.

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Photo of Lothore
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a deep orangey hue with an ample off white head that leaves heavy lacing as it fades.

S- hop bomb. Resiny, citrus, bread

T- strong citrus notes up front - grapefruit, orange an tangerine. Fades to a robust, bready middle and a bitter back end

M- medium bodied with medium-high carbonation.

D- overall an outstanding ipa that leaves your tongue in a hop coma

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured two and half fingers of head on a rusty red colored body. It looks splendid.
The aroma is outstanding: bright orange and pineapple with honey and pine in the background.
The taste is both unique and great. It has a fairly low bitterness level but that lets the pine and lemon flavors show through.
It has a nice fizziness with a medium body.
Great profile overall. A super easy drinker too.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to tulip. Best before 10/08/13.

A - Medium amber colour with a half finger of taupe colored head.

S - Mango, pineapple, passion fruit, tangerine and sweet caramel.

T - Moederate bitterness fro the style with a fairly substantial caramel malt backbone providing balance. Pineapple, mango, peach and passion fruit flavours are all present.

M - Medium body. Creamy and oily. Light carbonation.

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

White head. Leaves a ton of lace. Color is a copper amber.

Flavors are juicy hops and fruit flavors. Tons of pineapple and mango citrus. Oranges and grapefruit. Floral, citrusy hops. Light bready malts. This is one of the ipas from Deschutes that isn't overly malty! Yay!

Mouthfeel: A bit bitter and a little sticky. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall, by far one of Deschutues better hoppy beers. I'd actually drink this one again. Solid offering.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber with best by date of 10/8/13.

A: Pours a slightly hazed dark orange with a solid 1-inch off-white head which leaves rings and spots of lace.

N: Juicy passion fruit, citrus rind and pulp, herbal and slightly dank.

T: Citrus and pine cone resins with a sweetish malt balance. Was expecting more.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Dry and bitter finish.

O: Excited to try this; however, I was not blown away, but did enjoy.

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Photo of maximum12
3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A new Deschutes beer shows up in Minnesota? Count me in. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife to break up my seventy-two hours of sobriety.

Pours out clean, sans goop or sediment, leaning to the orange side of amber, active carbonation. Nose is one of the finest an IPA can boast: a canopy of tropical fruit juked with citrus, mango, pineapple, & resinous sap. Damn, I hope it tastes just like that.

Fresh Squeezed IPA doesn't taste as good as it smells, alas. The tropical fruit basket, juiced (though with wicker & plastic removed) is on point, but much more muted on the tongue than up the nose. Pale malts are prominent, though I don't know if there are actually any in here, along with malty sweetness. Bitterness is scarcely glimpsed through the foliage; is it there? There's a bit of must on the finish that detracts from my beery enjoyment some. One nice glass of this will be just fine.

Overall this is a beer that kicked my nose's ass, then settled down in pleasing mediocrity. Good beer that disappointed; if it matched up with the aroma, this could have been an all-time great.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear amber orange, two finger head with good lacing.

S-Nice blend of hops and malt. Citrus, grass, pine and the dank smell that is citra hops.

T-Good balance. Lots of citrus and earthy tones. Mild bitterness, A sweet but hoppy finish.

M-Medium bodied, nicely carbonation with a nice hop bite.

O-Citra and mosaic hops are amazing. This beer is not the best made with either, but still a wonderful IPA.

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Photo of Sarlacc83
3.42/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle.

A: Reddish brown copper with a thin scattered head. Some really nice legs on this one.

N: Some citrus, mostly grapefruit. Some sweet caramelized onions. Biscuit and honey. Could really use a lot more out of this, but what’s there is very pleasant.

T: Nicely bittered with a good tropical base and some biscuit. Very little earth or pine. It lives up to its name in that it does seem like someone freshly squeezed orange juice. Very clean.

M: Moderately dry, resinous, and medium bodied.

O: A very drinkable IPA, but other than having a lot in common with fruit juice, it doesn’t really hit many of my buttons. Will be pretty easy to take down the entire bottle.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best by 10/8/13.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and lots of fresh, juicy citrus fruit and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet citrus fruit and orange juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a very nice citrus hop smell and some tasty flavors to back it up.

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Photo of BeerIndustry22111
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark amber with decent carbonation being released from the laser etching. Good head with equally pleasant lacing.

S- Very fruit forward. Tropical fruits. Passion fruit, guava, pineapple, peach, mango. Sweetness. Excellent aroma.

T- Fruit forward. Tropical fruits that match the nose. Its like sitting on a beach next to a massive fruit basket. Hops poke through just enough to show their bitter. Balanced with a strong malty sweetness. The malts and the hops battle, going from hoppy to sweet to hoppy. Finish with a blooming flavor of hop and fruity sweetness.

M- Thick, lays heavy on the palate for 6%ABV.

O- I really enjoyed this beer. Even though the body is rather thick, it is a great summer beer. Not in the sessionable sense, but in it's refreshing nature. If anyone has a problem with this beer it is probably the sweetness. All the fruit combines with the malt and makes it a little sweet.

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Photo of cvm4
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a clear copper bodied with an eggshell head.

S - Citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, mango... Fruity hops abound!

T - Juicy fruity hops up front with a somewhat bitter kick on the ending. The malty backbone is there but not too overdone.

M - Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation and a wet finish.

O - Just a joy to drink and it's a plus that the abv is only 6%. The more the merrier!

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