Fresh Squeezed IPA

Oregon
United States
Deschutes Beer Fresh Squeezed IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
83
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
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.

Profile

ABV: 
6.4%
IBUs: 
60
Hops: 
Citra, Mosaic, Nugget
Malts: 
Pale, Crystal, Munich
Judges Review 
S J Klein's picture
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

I have to admit, my friend (and accomplished brewer) Pete Devaris and I thought we were done reviewing Deschutes beers when we realized we had another beer in the box. Usually I review 2-3 beers in one sitting, so reviewing this beer fourth and knowing it was from Deschutes gives this review a meaningful difference from other reviews on this site. As such, take it with a grain of salt, but I think the review is fair and accurate.

The nose is earthy with a solid estery profile. Is it pinecone in the nose? Not really. More like beeswax – sappy and resinous. The beer is brilliantly clear, garnet in color, and has a nice head. It's well-hopped, but I wouldn't call it hoppy. A solid, fairly dry malt backbone holds up to a nice citrusy bitterness, a slight acidic bite and a powerful citrus hop flavor. The malt carries through to the finish. It's rich, creamy, warming, dry and lingering.

In all, this is a solid (though not amazing) IPA. It's got a fair bit of alcohol, a full-frontal citrus hop assault and a gorgeous nose.  A well-balanced and quite big IPA.

Popular Reviews

VikSTL's picture

My Score: 
92
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
9/ 10
Overall Impression: 
19/ 20
Absolutely delicious,with a terrific grapefruit flavor on the palate. Refreshing and difficult to stop drinking.