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 notchucknorris
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear copper color with a one finger light brown head. Leaves a good amount of sticky lace down the glass.

S: I'm just starting to explore the world of mosaic hops and this smell makes me want to explore them a lot more. Sticky citrus along with a lot of overripe tropical fruit. Mango, passionfruit, candied grapefruit, faint pine, apricot preserves, lots of caramel malt and some musty hops in the background.

T: Very smooth and sweet throughout. Some faint pink grapefruit, mango and a ton of caramel malt. The sweetness overwhelms any real hop bite, which I think this beer kind of could use. I was really excited for this one and I'm a bit let down, but this is still another really solid beer from Deschutes.

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

Poured into a tulip glass from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a nice amber color with a nice off-white head that is actually a bit ecru. The head is nice and medium dense. Head has great retention and sticks to the glass as it slowly recedes.

Aroma is delicious! Starts off with some amazing and delicious dank hop juice notes. Grassy and herbal with some nice orange rind and some nice grapefruit. Pretty nice and dank West Coast IPA.

Flavor starts off with juicy hop notes. There is a nice earthy and herbal grassy character to the brew mixed in with the intense and yummy grapefruit and citrus notes. West Coast IPA notes are pretty yummy. There is some nice slight caramel notes from the malts but these are pretty overwhelmed by the awesome intense and yummy hops. There is some more dank pine notes as the brew warms. Pretty nice IPA.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Lagunitas Mason Jar glass. Label says best by 10/05/13.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About three fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing on the glass.

Smell: A very hop forward aroma with a nice blend of citrus esters and floral and earthy hints. Big citrus hop presence with tropical hints of mango, grapefruit, orange peel, apricot, tangerine, pineapple, papaya, peach, and lemon. Also some floral and earthy hop hints with some grass and piney scents. Decent bready malt presence with hints of caramel, grain, biscuit, and yeast. A very juicy West Coast style aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a very juicy West Coast style IPA flavor with lots of citrus and earthy hop notes. Big juicy tropical citrus taste upfront with notes of grapefruit, mango, orange pulp, pineapple, tangerine, apricot, papaya, lemon, and peach. Earthy grassy hop notes as well as floral notes. Noticeable dank and spicy taste of pine resin. Good bready malt backing with a taste of sweet caramel, biscuit, grain, and yeast. A very juicy and good IPA taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and fairly oily. Smooth with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A very good West Coast style IPA. Good juicy citrus taste with a nice presence of pine and caramel malt.

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

Bought the 22 oz bottle and was excited to try it! This is a solid IPA. Nothing overdone about it, well balanced but on the hoppy side as a good IPA should be.

Light amber in color with a pale layer of foam on top when I poured it into the pint glass.

Fresh aromatic presence with a two-toned hop note. A definite grass note accompanied by a floral hoppiness. Very satisfying.

Medium to light body, enough malty flavor to give it some depth but good hop flavor from initial contact with the taste buds through a lingering after-bite.

Mouthfeel was medium to light, again very satisfying and consistent with my expectations for a standard IPA.

Looking forward to my next bottle!

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Photo of Topher78
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On Draft and served in a chilled pint glass(hard to judge the aroma because of this).

The beer poured a light to medium amber color with a fingers worth of a light khaki colored head. The aroma was of fresh cut fruits including tangerine, lemons and mango. The taste followed the nose fairly closely but with a subtle caramel and toffee backbone and no alcohol presence. The mouth feel was light and refreshing and medium carbonation. Overall a very enjoyable and sessionable IPA.

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Photo of hardy008
3.72/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark amber with a one finger off white head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, floral hops, light tropical fruit, caramel malt, and some onion.

The taste has a nice combination of sweetness and bitterness with grapefruit, floral hops, caramel malt, and some bread. Thankfully the onion aroma did not make it to the taste.

Medium bodied with light carbonation, and a light caramel malt aftertaste. Very balanced, with the malt having a stronger presence than I am used to in an IPA, but still good. I'm glad I had a chance to try this.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.29/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark blood red brew with lasting cream colored foamy head. Lacing is well done!

Earthy and dirty. Bready, like woody pine, not resinous.

Light, coating, very light pine flavors, apricot, red apple, crisp, dry, bready, missing much bitterness, medium carbonation, low sweetness. Iced tea flavors, needs more aggressive hops.

There's no way this brew will hold up until 10/08/13 as stated on the label...It's decent now, but tastes like it's falling fast... Worthy, but not to seek. What's going on with Deschutes brews? They have the ability to lead the industry, but they need to step up the hopping program.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a clear 24k gold, about a finger's worth of foam, good lacing.

S- big grapefruit citrus notes, pretty much dominates the nose. There is some malt to it, way back..hints of caramel.

T- grapefruit bitterness up front, backed by a more than ample malt sweetness, some tropical fruitiness is there but not in a big way. The flavours aren't in your face, in fact, the more I sip, the tamer they seem to get. I guess that's what's called, palate adjustment. Beers with initial bursts of flavour that after a while, don't hit your "sweet" spot like that first sip or 2.

M- fairly light bodied, the right carbonation, it has a good mouthfeel.

O- I'm a wee bit disappointed but the beer is certainly drinkable and good value for the money.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle that I picked up today at whole foods.

A surprisingly dark pour, this beer is copper in color and capped with a dense beige head with excellent retention and gorgeous lacing. The nose is great. Super fresh, vibrant and fruity with citrus, stone fruit and an all-round excellent hop character, there's gobs of peach, nectarine, tangerines and some grape. Malt character is minimal and is overshadowed by the hop nose. The palate is similar. Excellent fruity hop flavors with a moderate hop bitterness, mildly oily and mildly pungent , there's peach, white grape and citrus flavors here. Sweetness from the malt is secondary to all the juicy hop sweetness that's present. Soft and fluffy on the palate, this beer is medium light in body, has an excellent creamy carbonation and a lingering finish that's fruity and bitter. Impressive stuff.

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Photo of bsp77
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Rich amber with a large, frothy, clingy off-white head. Impressive retention and lacing.

Smell: Wow, that is juicy. Very tropical, with mango, peach, grapefruit and berry. The smell is exceptional at first, but dies bown a little as the beer settles.

Taste: A little more orange than in the aroma, but the more tropical notes come through as well. Like the aroma, juicy as hell. Maybe too juicy, as it is a little sweet and almost seems like something was added (even though I know nothing was). Some pine, spice and bitterness on the finish, but not too much. However, there is still something sharp on the finish.

Feel: Very smooth and creamy, juicy and oily. Carbonation is in check with a dry finish, but not quite dry enough to balance the juicy sweetness.

Overall: Extremely flavorful IPA that seems like it should be a Wet Hop IPA. The sweet hop flavor and sharp finish are distractions, but otherwise this is a very good release from Deschutes.

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Photo of harrymel
3.24/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Best by 15OCT13

Amber with a solid light cream sheet. Smells like tropical and citrus fruits with a bit of body odor and some cotton candy. Flavor is sweet with rich caramelized malts and some straight sugar, some lemons, some onion. Medium on heavy feeling with a sharp, moderate carb and a moderately dry finish. An okay beer, not impressive really.

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Photo of draheim
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle (best by 10/5/2013) into a tulip. Pours a clear caramel/amber color w/ a big fluffy white head that leaves behind beautiful webs of lace.

Aroma is bready, fruity, citrusy. Smells like ruby-red grapefruit. Imperial Red Chair?

Taste is also a great balance between malt and hops. Bready caramel and pale malt in counterpoint with citrusy and bitter Northwest hops. Has that clean Sierra Nevada quality. Reminds me a bit of Torpedo.

Mouthfeel is smooth, medium-bodied, drinkable.

Overall a very tasty, unique brew. Most regions of the IPA spectrum have been covered, but this one is different.

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Photo of gatornation
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

from 22 oz bottle BB 100513

A-Pours a mostly clear golden color with off-white head a bit of lacing
S- dank , citrus ,floral,pine hop smells with a fruity and malty back smell
T- citrus and dank hops taste first some pine resins i taste the citra hop first but notthing overpowers here some sweet malt caramel and bread
M/O- fruity and hoppy some bitterness nicely carbonated a little thin for an IPA sweet malts

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Photo of Mebuzzard
3.32/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Great looking beer. Clear and bright copper. Large white foam, a bit soapy. Splotchy lacing. Quick swirl brings up the foam again.

Aroma is muddled. There are characteristics of passion fruit, grapefruit rind, pomelo, citrus and some green pine, but none grab the headlines. Instead it just seems vinous. Careful sniffing brings out the complexities, or are they simplicities?

Flavor is light and muddled, too. This is not a powerful IPA in aroma or flavor. While the flavor isn't bad, it's too vinous--so I think that's what it is--and less floral or fruity. But it's not earthy either. Just seems like the hops were dried or something.

Feel is light overall with slight bite on the end.

Expected more from this one. With that said, it's quite easy drinking and on a hot day, it won't leave a film that some IPAs do.

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

Pale amber color with just over a finger of head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Fruity aroma. Juicy tropical fruit with a hint of citrus. Unique aroma that is sort of hard to imagine coming from just hops.

The Citra hops come out more in the flavor than they did in the aroma. Has that familiar Citra bite in the finish. Plenty of tropical fruit upfront with a semi sweet malt bill. Finishes bitter but nothing outrageous.

Another outstanding body from Deschutes. Medium in body right in line with a 6% ABV IPA and superbly carbonated. Great texture.

The hops are little bizarre with the almost artificial tropical fruit aroma and flavor and Citra is not one of my favored hops anyways. Still going to gain a lot of fans, that I have no doubt.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, around a month old.

amber-orange, smattering of froth with spotty lacing. juicy vegetal scent, sour almost, with some malt in the background. tastes kinda flat, but still overly hopped: slightly spicy, english almost, apples, oranges, plenty bitter.

not my favorite deschutes

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

seemed to a staff favorite at the Bend brewpub

it's not bad - as advertized, an IPA that has flavors resembling fruit juice - orange and grapefruit, to be exact, with a hint of bubblegum rounding it out

yellowish-orange, hazy, sort of "pulpy"-juicy texture on the palate (no joke) - head don't seem to hold, guessing it's unfiltered?

frsh-fruity aromas, refreshing sort of brew, not quite what I expected or hoped for - non-beer drinkers might enjoy it... strange sort of IPA, homebrew quality

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Photo of Auracom
2.93/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My cool bartender offered up a free sample of this at the Deschutes Portland brewpub. 4 oz. served in a taster on November 28th, 2012.

A - Medium golden, good clarity, thin eggshell head

S - I'm actually blind tasting this. The aroma is dominated by a sparkly orange juice - this is obviously Citra. Lightly tropical, with just a bit of pineapple. No malt backing present.

T - Oranges really pour through, and it's pretty single note. I pull light pine at the back-end as well.

M - Thin body, fine carbonation, semi-sweet finish.

D - This is like a less complex, sweeter version of Zombie Dust. I hear they'll be bottling it next year using a different hop profile, which is probably stupid because that will completely change this beer.

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Photo of flexabull
3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright gold color, some haze, and a decent white head.

Aromas are very nice. Fresh hoppiness, lots of citrus, some orange peel, grapefruit, lemon, and a touch of resin.

Taste is good, but falls a bit flat after the great nose. Some bitter citrus up front, grapefruit, orange, and lemon zest. Beer then has a faint backdrop of sugary malt flavors. Finish is crisp and clean.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, a touch thin though.

Overall, a pretty good beer, but a bit of a let down after I got past the smell.

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Photo of mhaugo
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a curved imperial pint glass.
Appearance: Deeply stained leather with a thick, beige head.
Smell: If a grapefruit could make love to an orange, this is what the stain on their sheets would smell like.
Taste: Papaya, grapefruit, crushed mint leaves, and spruce tips.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: I love this beer. I want to kiss it full on the mouth. I get so desensitized with big IPAs that I sometimes forget about the magic of a well balanced beer that offers a modest 60 IBUs. This beer is my reminder.

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Photo of cbarrett4
3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap at Deschutes PDX. Pours a slightly hazy golden/copper hue with average head and average retention.

Good though simple and clear aromatics. Lots of citrus and a fresh and zippy hop note. Very powerful, clean, but simple. No real complexity.

Palate confirms, citrus and hops. Not really much else. It's pleasant enough though.

Texture is very nice, here is where the hops and malts really come together. Good astringency, nice balance, and a good finish.

Overall a very nice but straight to the point IPA featuring Citra hops. Worth a pint just to check it out, but nothing to search out.

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Photo of loren01
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Had this on tap at Deschutes in PDX. A nice clear orange color, nice head with great lacing.
S: Slight caramel maltiness followed by citrusy hops
T: Sweet maltiness followed by a very noticable but not overpowering citrusy hoppiness
M: Light to medium bodied beer carbonation is great
O: This is a nice beer, not overly hoppy...more like a pale than a lot of IPA's out there, very nicely balanced though. Glad I tried this.

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Photo of squaremile
2.76/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Went to the public house on a beautiful Portland summer evening for BB XXIII. Oooh, Fresh Squeezed is on to. I remember how great that was last year, we should get that too. Wait what? What happened to this beer? Last year it was a citrus delight, this year not so much. Still a beautiful, burnt orange color. The nose has a touch of citrus, but I'm also getting a musty note that is unpleasant. The taste is a bomb. Like dissolved aspirin with a malt backbone. Those aren't citra hops as I know them.

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Photo of hughesm4
3.35/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the Portland Brewpub.
a-Poured a light gold color with a skinny layer of head that thinly laced along the side of the glass.
s-The smell was a pure piney hop smell.
t-A very strong pine taste upfront with a very bitter aftertaste.
m/d-This is a real slow drinker, very strong and bitter. I really enjoy IPA's, but this one disappointed me a little.

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Photo of boss302
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deschutes, Fresh squeezed on pull, 6.5abv, 60IBU.

A Amber, clear, thick head. Nice lacing for the whole pint. Head covered the beer for most of the glass, but faded at the end.4

S Citrusy, grapefruit, a little sweet. 4.5

T There is a smokey flavor that hits you right up front. There is a good deal of residual sweetness, cloying, with an interesting mellow finish. Hops are present, but are not the most noteable part of the flavor profile. 4

M Medium heavy body, thick, appropriate carbonation for a cask.4.5

D Its a cask beer, it doesn't get much better. I had the Alma NW Pale on cask and liked it better. I'm not sure if the smokey flavor is from malt, a part of the yeast profile, or soemthing else. Interesting. 4

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Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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