Saturday, July 27, 2013

Deschutes Brewery Fresh Squeezed IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Deschutes Brewery Fresh Squeezed IPA. The hype surrounding tonight’s beer was pretty high and it seems like lately I’ve been purchasing more and more beers made by Deschutes Brewery.  On an upcoming trip I’m looking forward to visiting the brewery in Bend, OR.

From the Deschutes Brewery website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a dark orange color with a large off-white head and great lacing.
Aroma: Tropical fruits, citrus and sweet caramel.
Taste: Pineapple, peach, mango, grapefruit and orange…lots of great hop flavors balanced well with caramel and pale malts.  Slight pine hop presence, but mostly fruity hops.
Overall: A very approachable and drinkable IPA, Deschutes Brewery Fresh Squeezed IPA is a very good beer.  The nose is amazing and at 6% ABV it is pretty easy to polish off a 22.  I enjoyed trying it and would gladly drink this one again (hopefully on tap at Deschutes Brewery).


Mark Harvey

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