Deschutes - Fresh Squeezed IPA (Citra IPA)

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  1. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Defender (620) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    Would love to try this when it comes out.

    From Beer Pulse: "Deschutes will replace its spring offering in the high-end 22 oz. Bond Street Series, Hop in the Dark, with Fresh-Squeezed IPA. Like so many popular IPAs in the modern era, this one focuses on Citra hops. The beer description reads, “Three types of malt, one type of bittering hop and a whole lot of Citra hops.” The label artwork has been submitted to the TTB so we will see it soon though Randles notes there is a subsequent label still to come that will be the final version."
  2. MADhombrewer

    MADhombrewer Zealot (507) Jun 4, 2008 Oregon

    Sounds good to me. I wasn't a big fan of Hop in the Dark.
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  3. KWMiles

    KWMiles Initiate (194) Oct 23, 2012 Minnesota

    [Insert butt-hurt BAs bitching and moaning about another IPA on the market, here.]
  4. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,080) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon

    Can't wait. The version I tried at their Portland pub last year was delicious.
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  5. VeganUndead

    VeganUndead Poo-Bah (1,801) Apr 25, 2012 Virginia

    Formulating my ISO thread...
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  6. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,619) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    I can not wait.
  7. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (325) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut

    I for 1 am bummed out to hear this. I'm sure it will be a great ipa but Hop in the Dark was my favorite Black IPA! Kind of sucks.
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  8. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,624) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Looking forward to it.
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  9. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    I'll give it a whirl, not much of a fan of Deschutes' hoppy beers though.
  10. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Colorado

    Like the name, love the hops
  11. Bond111

    Bond111 Initiate (175) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota

    Bring it on!!!! I didn't love Hop in the Dark, but I don't dig Black IPA's in general. It was decent for what it is. I do appreciate the innovation behind B-ipas though.
  12. JohnQ

    JohnQ Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2012 California

    Am also kind of a fan of Deschutes and not a big fan of BIPA.But it's something I'll look out for.
  13. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (6,502) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Likewise (though I've enjoyed the hop henge), but the version of the fresh squeezed I got to sample at OBF 2010 was easily the best IPA I've ever had from Deschutes. Of course that was 3 years ago, and I'm sure they've changed up the recipe somewhat since then, but I'm still optimistic that the current version will be good.
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  14. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Aspirant (204) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois

    will this make it's way to Illinois? Haven't seen any of that series yet, just their normal line up.
  15. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (434) Dec 12, 2009 California

    I hope this is as good as it sounds!!
    mmmmmmh, citra!!
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  16. litheum94

    litheum94 Champion (814) Dec 29, 2008 California

    I'm sure this will be good, and it damn well better be. Hop in the Dark is one of my favorite Black IPAs. I hope they still release it every once in a while.
  17. AugiePrimrose

    AugiePrimrose Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2009 Illinois

    Hop Henge is the current release in the Bond Street Series and definitely made it's way to Illinois. I bought some in dirty ol' East

    Sad to see Hop In the Dark go. I liked it and wish they would make Red Chair a year round with Hop In the Dark being a winter seasonal. On the other hand, I can't wait to try this Fresh-Squeezed IPA...sounds like it will be a Deschutes version of all my favorite IPA's.
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  18. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Aspirant (204) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois

    Oh ok, I've seen Hop Henge, I thought thought that was a different series. Good old dirty East Dubuque, Ive been there a few time while going to Galena or Chestnut mountain. Family Liquors? haha
  19. Jake1605

    Jake1605 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 Missouri

    I'm sure we'll see Hop In The Dark again another year, although it is top in the class of black ipa's & most consider it the lead example, the market is saturated with them now & they're smart to change things up & wait for the crowd to demand it comes back. Deschutes is just doin' what they do & keep things fresh!
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  20. estlinska

    estlinska Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2010 Arkansas

    This is great news! I am making my first PDX trip this May and as an unabashed Hop Head, I will probably try to drown myself primarily in IPAs.
  21. ToriBug13

    ToriBug13 Initiate (0) May 10, 2013 California

  22. DmouthCaliBrewz

    DmouthCaliBrewz Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2013 New Hampshire

    Same. Did they have it on Draught or cask? I tried it from the cask and it was mind blowing. But could have just been because it was on cask and dangerously fresh. I loved it though, and am eager to see if I feel the same way about it in bottles.
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  23. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,056) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Excited for sure. Skeptical because I've never had a great hoppy beer from Deschutes.
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  24. PlinyBeMiney

    PlinyBeMiney Aspirant (247) Jan 12, 2011 California

    I had the same experience when I tried it myself. This is a great beer and will definitely be seeking it out.
  25. MackayClanBrewin

    MackayClanBrewin Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2011 Texas

    If rather have the Citra IPA anyways. I prefer Alaskan Black IPA instead of Hop in the Dark anyways.
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  26. russpowell

    russpowell Poo-Bah (9,420) May 24, 2005 Arkansas

    Knowing MO beer distributors, they will make sure it hangs for a month in a warehouse before it hits SW Mizzou. Prove me wrong please
  27. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 California

    Is this still going to happen? A brand new batch of Hop Henge showed up in NorCal in the last few weeks.
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  28. onefalsemove711

    onefalsemove711 Initiate (140) Jul 20, 2011 California

    Apparently, you've never had Hop Trip or Red Chair. Amazing stuff!
  29. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,056) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Been drinking Red Chair since it originally came out as 22oz bottles at a higher ABV and labeled as a IPA. Have had Hop Trip numerous times over quite a few years now. Good brews. Nothing more, nothing less. Subjective. I can see why others find them better than I do.
  30. onefalsemove711

    onefalsemove711 Initiate (140) Jul 20, 2011 California

    Fair enough. Personally, I think they're great and eagerly await their release each year. Cheers!
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  31. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Meyvn (1,485) Aug 29, 2012 Nebraska

    This is exciting. I never got to try Hop In The Dark, which is disappointing because I like so-called black IPAs, but there are a few others that I really enjoy already, like Grainstorm and Wookey Jack.

    Also, I loved Hop Henge, so the new one sounds pretty fantastic. Also, I have yet to try a beer from Deschutes that I didn't like.
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  32. TicoCali

    TicoCali Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2010 California

    Agreed on Red Chair not on Hop Trip but yes to each their own.
  33. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,624) Mar 18, 2010 California

    AKA when it used to be better.
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  34. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,068) May 23, 2011 Washington

    Still happening, there was a notice about it at the Bond Street pub in Bend over the weekend. Bottles should be out in June.
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  35. flexabull

    flexabull Poo-Bah (2,348) Mar 9, 2006 California

    Tried Fresh Squeezeed last year in Bend, I found the smell to be quite a bit better than the taste. I'd certainly like to try it again though.
  36. HarmonMW

    HarmonMW Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2012 Missouri

    I had this from a cask while visiting PDX back in January, and remember really enjoying it. I'd love to try it again and see if it's as good as I remember.
  37. distantmantra

    distantmantra Meyvn (1,068) May 23, 2011 Washington

    Same thing over the weekend. I thought it smelled awesome but totally fell off with the flavor.
  38. flexabull

    flexabull Poo-Bah (2,348) Mar 9, 2006 California

    Bummer, sounds like it hasn't really changed much.
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