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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 beertunes
3.32/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear coppery amber color with about 1/4 inch of light khaki colored head that had good retention and light-moderate lacing.

The aroma had some lightly sweet malts upfront, then pine hops took over. There was a light citrus scent at the back of the aroma. On the tongue, the malts also had the forefront, with the hops taking over from the middle to the back. The finish had a lingering bitter citrus flavor.

The body was a fairly typical medium. Drinkability was OK, you could probably have a few without burning out your tongue. Overall, a pleasant enough brew, it wouldn't be my first choice for an IPA, nor my last. Worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a firestone tulip. The beer is ever so hazy in clarity and has a reddish amber glow. A good size head formed on a vigorous pour with a beige color. It was dense with a fair amount of rentention and good lacing.
The aroma was quite nice and very fragrant. Citrus can be smell along with apricots too. The hops are wet and dank and smell fresh. It smells sweet too from a heavy dose of malts.
The aroma didn't care over to the taste very well in my opinion. My first rection to the taste was that it was pretty bitter and sweet. The hop flavor is very sutle and not nearly what I expected from the label description and aroma. There is some citrus and perhaps pine but it's very vaque and sutle.
The mouth feel is smooth with a medium body and finishes rather bitter, but with a clean ending.
Overall means case worthy to me. So would I buy a case? Yes, yes I would but it would need to be as fresh as I could find.

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Photo of hermit990
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Best by 07/28/15. Review date: 04/28/15.

Appearance: Pours an orange/light amber color with about 2.5 fingers of an off-white head. Slightly more yellow around the edges of the glass. Carbonation streaming up along the sides of the glass up into the head.

Aroma: Big, tropical fruit aroma - mango, pineapple scents. Herbal quality from the hops, slightly dank. Bready sweetness on the finish.

Taste: Slight hop bitterness to start, fading into tropical fruit juice flavors, matching the initial aroma. Underlying citrus flavors, grapefruit. Bitterness continues over the tongue before being cut by a sweeter malt flavor.

Mouthfeel: Creamy body to this one, sweet on the finish before becoming ultimately dry.

Overall: Another very good offering from Deschutes. A fruity, juicy IPA that remains refreshing and very easy to drink. Easy to find (especially since becoming a year-round offering) if Deschutes is available in your area at a price of $9.99 per 6-pack, which won't set you back too much. Would recommend giving it a try.

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Photo of zeledonia
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first encounter with Mosaic hops; excited to try this. Best by 5 October 2013. Tasted 12 July 2013.

Pours a medium orange-rusty amber color. I can't tell if it's clear or not; looks clear at the edges, but my hand behind it is blurry. One finger of off-white head, good retention and gorgeous lacing.

Smell is simply stunning. Boatloads of juicy, fruity hops. I can see why they gave this beer the name they did. It's like fruit juice, equal parts sweet citrus and tropical goodness. Just a hint of pine in the background. Every sniff I take brings a slightly different fruit cocktail, with grapefruit, pineapple, oranges, papaya. Incredible.

Taste is really, really good. There's great hop presence in the flavor, which is my biggest complaint against many IPAs. It's only mildly bitter, but that bitter is rather chalky, and dominates the final 1/3 of the flavor in a way I don't like. But up front it's incredibly juicy and fruity-sweet, again with pineapple and citrus, underlain by mild-mannered supporting-cast malts. Dang, this is good.

Feel is near-perfect. Medium-bodied, with a persistent medium-level carbonation, clean and buzzy. Flavor lasts just long enough, allowing the bitter to linger.

Without doubt, one of the best aromatic "balanced" IPAs I've ever had. The fruit flavors and smells are incredible, and its biggest downside is the lack of cohesion between the hop oils and acids, especially in the taste. But really freaking good, and one I'll definitely be looking for again.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Amber with 3 fingers of off-white head. Good retention, excellent clarity and low carbonation.

Mango, pineapple, tangerine, bread and candy sugar.

Tremendous amounts of mango and pineapple. Notes of tangerine and honey. Bready malts along with some candy sugar. Just a hint of florals and pine in the finish.

Medium bodied and just a tad dry.

A really impressive IPA. Excellent balance and juicy as hell. Perhaps a tad on the sweet side.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into Stone IPA glass at about 45 degrees.

What a pour - this thing pours like a 10% DIPA - thick looking. Fat, sticky head. Tons of lacing. Cloudy, deep amber body. Beautiful, and worth a 5.

Aromas are as advertised... Fresh. Lemon peel, pine, acidity. Sweet, sugary, citrusy.

Smooth as hell. Mad props on the mouthfeel. Quite juicy - the hops really pop. Love the Citra.

This is a killer beer. Tons of flavor, not too much alcohol, and refreshing enough for Summer.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Medium clear honey, some near white head and lace.

S - Cat pee, citrus.

T - Hops up front, malt takes a walk, pretty much. Wish there was more malt.

M - Medium body good carb, not balanced, more to the hop side.

D - Nice beer, tasty. Would have scored higher with more malt in the taste.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, Best by 10/8/13, deep reddish-copper colored ale topped with a creamy, frothy, ivory head that holds great retention and leaves some sticky lacing at the top of the glass. Huge,dank hop nose with mango, grapefruit, pine, caramel; super fresh. Tastes are juicy and sweet with caramel, bready malt, mango (-and other tropical notes), more dank, wet hops, grapefruit, not overly bitter on the finish with exceptional balance, maybe a little on the sweeter side. Mouth-feel is oily, resiny, slightly dry, while being medium bodied. I love everything from this brewery; another solid beer from Deschutes!

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

A: poured into a nonic pint to a nice dark golden hue with a finger of fluffy white head that fades to a small mat
S: smells of citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, hint of pine and a bit of caramel. great nose
T: tastes of juicy citrus, tropical fruit, a bit of pine, slight caramel malt flavor to balance but still just a lot of nice citrusy hops. swallow is more citrus, a bit of caramel and some pine
M: lighter side of medium with soft but adequate carbonation and a refreshing finish
O: a great IPA. Not too in your face with the hops and a solid balancing act from the malt. Good flavors in all the right proportions so this is one easy drinking and enjoyable beer. I hope this one comes back around or stays permanently.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a brown 22 oz bomber with a "best by" date of 10/08/13. Poured into a 50 cL glass stein mug with a textured outer surface.

Appearance - Body is a deep muddy-orange color with notes of garnet and beams of amber light shining through. Head is about a finger deep and foamy khaki with a smattering of large bubbles throughout. Dissipates after a few minutes, leaving a healthy mottling of foam and moderate lacing.

Smell - A well-blended mix of citrus and some sweeter tropical fruits. A hint of pine resin in the background as well.

Taste - Mango, with some grapefruit and citrus rind bitterness. Balancing hint of maltiness and some spiciness that prevents it from becoming too round.

Mouthfeel - Juicy and on the light side of medium bodied. Light moderate carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

Overall, a fantastically drinkable IPA. The name is well-chosen and one that I will gladly pick up once a year. A full-flavor IPA that is also refreshing.

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Photo of joeseppy
3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour has the appearance of golden honey with a modest head.

Smells win the show here. High levels of passion fruit and ruby red grapefruit. Actually tickles my nose. Very mild hop though.

Taste is pretty much grapefruit juice and very mild bitterness. Leans toward a sweeter side than most in class. Hey this could be a vitamin C supplement.

Find this refreshing with a medium body.

With all the hype, I was looking forward to crush this. Overall this is really good but just a bit sweet for me. I'm missing some malt and IBU to balance it out. When you have on your label a hop in a vise you'd expect more bitterness-I'm just saying. Price point is outstanding. Worth a try.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got this one in Vegas

22oz. Bomber
Best By: 10/05/13

Pours a very nice slightly cloudy dark golden orange color, nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger creamy off-white head, and leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with a very nice malt note, slight citrus and a very slight pine note. The taste is a very nice blend of hops and malts, with some citrus/pine notes, more of a sweetness with this one. Medium body, the finish is slightly dry and bitter. Overall a very nice thirst quencher.

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Photo of Mdog
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear amber, big head.

Smell: Citrus rind, pine. Moderate strength.

Taste: Nicely balanced, with a bready malt base trading swings with citrusy hops. Not too sweet but not bitter.

Overall: Picked up a bottle in Illinois to try. Nicely balanced and extremely drinkable. Nice citrus and sweetness without being overbearing. Another great beer from Deschutes!

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Photo of snaotheus
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle is labeled as "best by 10/05/13 1014"

Pours clear ruby color with a nice sized head that fades fairly quickly and leaves a lot of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell is fragrant, clean grassy-piney, citrus-floral.

Taste is rich, lots of summery fruit sweetness and lots of grapefruit rind bitterness, very nicely balanced, and pleasant to drink. This is a quite good IPA.

Mouthfeel is substantial, creamy. Overall, I'm quite happy with this beer.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with best by date of 10/08/13. Glad to have gotten a hold of this at my local beer store. My third beer brewed by Deschutes. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a very beautiful transparent dark orange / ruby colored body. About a finger and a half of doughy off-white head fading away on top. No real bubble action happening. Thin wispy sheets of lacing.

S - Smell is extremely tropical: juicy mangoes, papaya, mandarin orange, passionfruit, peach, pineapple. This is an amazing smelling beer. Perhaps some florals in there that I can't quite identify.

T - Taste is of light, dry, and bitter tropical fruit hops paired with some nice bready malt backbone. Bitter pine needle hops & sweet candied malts. Intense array of tropical citrus hops, but they are refreshing and juicy, rather than just being overly tart and bitter. A nicely balanced beer.

M - Feel is crisp, fruity, sweet, sticky, and juicy. Tons of tropical resinous hop goodness, with decent carbonation.

Overall, a nice "fresh squeezed" IPA from Deschutes. Definite comparisons to Deschutes Red Chair NWPA are inevitable, but this by far the superior beer. I would personally prefer an IPA with a little more bite to it, but catching this bomber while it was fresh was a pleasant enough experience. A nice beer, recommended to all serious IPA lovers.

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA ---4/5.

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Photo of Cubieblu
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L – Pours to a one and half finger of head. Some lacing remains as you consume. Golden color with some carbonation streaks rising from the bottom.

A – Citrus notes dominate the nose. Grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple are the strongest aromas to my nose. Making my mouth water!

T – Nice hoppy front that is balanced with sweat malt flavor over the middle of the tongue. The finish has more hoppy notes that cleans up very nicely. Very little after taste remains.

MF – Medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation.

D – Very drinkable. I could easily put down a few of these in a session. I enjoyed this beer and would recommend it anyone who likes west coast IPA’s.

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Photo of lordofstarside
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best by 10/08, bomber to a snifter

Pours a dark amber gold with some hues of rich reds and copper, with a finger and a half of foam accompanied with respectable retention. Transparency is around 85%, moderate carbonation, lacing leaves a nice film. Not bad looking at all

Smells of heavy citrus hops- mango, pineapple, passion fruit, orange, grapefruit, and some lemon. There's some pine in the hop profile that for the most part is drown out by all the fruit. Very sweet malt backing everything up, maybe just a hint of alcohol comes through with it

Taste deviates from the nose a bit but is on par with the aroma. Upfront citrus hits first and becomes a bit submissive to the spicy earthy pine taste. The resin from the hops is much more noticeable, and the malt isn't as sweet as I expected it to be. Sort of a curve ball of a beer

Feel is a crisp medium body, low carbonation, and a very wet finish. Mildly spicy which helps make the beer more bitter, impressive for 60 ibus. Pretty drinkable, I feel like after one or two the sweetness would catch up to me

Overall this stuff is really good. Reminds me a bit of hop henge, I like this one a lot better though. Not too expensive and very fruity, not often you drink Moasic hops. Must try, one of the better beers I've had from Deschutes

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Photo of brewskis
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark orange color with a hint of ruby. Has a finger length head of an off white color that dissipates fairly slowly and leaves a nice lacing. The citra hops really show through on the nose. Smells of tons of grapefruit, tangerine, papaya, mango, stone fruit. A little sweet breadiness in the background. Very juicy smell. Taste starts with dank grapefruit, mango, and other tropical fruits. Then get a nice crisp, bready sweetness from the malts that does not overpower the hop qualities at all, but complements them instead. Also get more stone fruit qualities. The finish comes more from the mosaic hops than the citra hops. Get tangerine, more grapefruit, some pine, some dank, herbal qualities as well. The sweetness from the malts stays throughout the finish and gently balances the very little bitterness imparted from the hops. Medium body with a creamy and slick mouthfeel. Pretty clean mouthfeel, which allows the juicy hops to shine. A really good ipa on the lighter side of the spectrum with two of my favorite hops. I would definitely get this again.

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Photo of evanforbeer
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bomber, I assume fairly fresh with a best by date of 10/5/13, pours a rich orange with white head

nose- not very potent, but very fragrant aroma of stone fruit and citrus, bready caramel malt

taste- wow this is nice. Not an abrasive west coast ipa hop bomb, very complex, clean, and lush. Lush (indeed fresh squeezed) hop flavors of orange/tangerine, smooth grapefruit, trace of mango/tropic, peach, and nectarine bombard the palate up front, prickling the tongue in a non-abrasive way, lots of flavor here. In the middle the sweet delicate stone fruit flavors (of the mosaic hops I assume) really meander, like a juicy nectarine, as the malt backbone comes through with a nice biscuity texture. Finish is a bit zesty piney/herbal with malt and a delicious underlying trace of nectarine.

feel- feels a bit watery at very front of sip, but turns nicely light-medium bodied, smooth and lightly carbonated.

Deschutes has a real winner here, I don't know anything like this. An incredibly balanced and flavorful, yet light IPA--it's nice being able to enjoy an IPA with such a robust profile at 6%. The flavor profile with the citra and mosaic hops is unique and rather lush and outstanding, which is why I've rated it so high. I hope to see this stay on their line-up for a while.

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Photo of artoolemomo
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours a good amount of head which seems as if it will have a fair amount of retention. The head is an off white which has hints of yellow while the body is a clear medium amber/honey which glows orange when held up to the light. A good amount of lacing is left by head which leaves a mound in the middle.

Nose- Warm and inviting- the Citra hops are unmistakable. Lots of orange, lots of lemon. Some hints of melon, maybe papaya, maybe matchstick. Some spicy hops. Light hints of caramel when I sniff the bottle. Faint hints of pine and resin and no soapiness. Its name and nose indicate that this will be citrus bomb. Some floral/perfume notes around the edges. Tropical scents abound, mostly of the green variety.

Taste- Orange and lemon with pine and resin are the first aspects that make themselves known. A pervading but subtle mustiness seems to dominate all points of the flavor profile. The mustiness is a mix of grapefruit, mild armpit, and mild dirty sock. Woodiness was forward when I expected it to part of the finish. As I drink more, the tropical notes (with melon) begin to express themselves. For 60 IBU, this is a lot more muted than I would have thought. Hopheads will be displeased. Caramel sits around the edges. While I might desire more complexity and intensity, I cannot dispute that this is a very well rounded and well balanced beer. One could easily dismiss this beer for its simplicity but it makes for a very drinkable beer.

Mouthfeel- A little less than medium bodied. Some syrupy notes in the texture. Nice zip of carbonation balances this out.

Drinkability- Smooth and easy- a perfect beer for someone looking for a lighter IPA. But at five dollars a bomber, this beer is beat by many IPAs on the price point.

Overall- Solid beer, above average. But with all the IPAs out there, it is easily forgettable. Would definitely consider this on a regular basis if this came in six packs at Deschutes' normal prices.

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

Really liked this beer...poured a copperish-amber color, nice white head. Nice lacing left on the glass throughout. Citrus really comes though due to the citra hops, with a nice malt backbone. Very drinkable, not heavy....found it nicely balanced with a touch of sweetness at the finish. Overall worth trying to find!

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Photo of Florida9
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark copper or caramel in color. Forms a large, stable, lightly tanned colored head. Lots of lacing.

S: Aroma is surprisingly balanced. Caramel malt, pale malt, and then a blend of some citrus and herbal hop notes.

T: Taste is much nicer than the aroma. Really hop forward. Juicy, with notes of orange, grapefruit and resiny pine. A little mango and some mild tropical notes in the background.

M: Medium bodied. Lower-medium carbonation. Mild bitterness.

O: A good IPA. I liked this one, though I think there could have been a bit more Mosaic in the mix. Never-the-less, a good, drinkable IPA.

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Photo of BierStein711
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

25oz bottle poured into shaker pint

Pours a copper red with a beige fast reducing three finger head. Moderate carbonation

Smells: Grapefruit, apricot, orange, and citrus acid

taste: Orange, Grapefruit, pine, and a floral finish with a slight bite

Mouthfeel: Perfect and filling!!

Overall, this is a perfect example of a high gravity IPA. I will buy this again, and quite frankly I aim to explore this brewery more.

Glad I picked this 25oz bottle for $6.00

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Photo of elNopalero
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I loved this beer. One of my recent favorites!

This pours a malty tinged caramel straw with a great toasted grain foam.

What an aroma! It’s a tropical fruit bomb with explosions left and right.

Pineapple mangos guava passion fruit all burst onto the olfactory senses. As it warms some light pine and green notes emerge. What a flavor—there’s more tropical fruit bursting on the palate. I picked up green pineapple and guava as some of the most distinct, along with the slightest hint of a caramel finish to round it out.

And absolutely fantastic brew. I already want another.

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Photo of Vonerichs
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear amber body. Great head retention and cascading lace.

The aroma is sweet tropical fruit and herbal notes. A little bit of dank.

God damn, that's a juicy beer. It has a good degree of tropical fruit sweetness. Mango, pineapple. White smarties. Moderately bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium and smooth. The carbonation is spot on.

It's an easy drinker. Loads of flavor, great body, and clean.

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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