Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

Deschutes Brewing just released a seasonal beer called Fresh Squeezed IPA, which is a Wet Hop IPA with an ABV of 6.4%.  I'm pretty familiar with Deschutes; in fact their Mirror Pond Pale Ale is one of my goto beers if I'm never too sure what to get and it's pretty easy to find here in Minnesota.

It pours a fairly clear orange-ruby color with a 1 finger head that stays around for a while. The lacing along the sides of the glass is pretty good as well.

Right away, a strong wet citrus hop aroma makes itself known, which are backed up by caramel malts, yeasts and grapefruit notes.

The flavor has pretty strong citra-hop and grapefruit notes upfront, followed by caramelized malts, mango, yeasts, and fruity notes. The aftertaste is a bittersweet citra-hop and mango flavor . The mango in particular reminds me of 3 Floyds Dreadnaught.

Body is quite heavy but the carbonation is mild, so it compliments the flavor quite well and it feels pretty smooth when drinking.

If you're looking for a decently priced Wet Hop IPA with great flavor, you're getting the best of both worlds with this beer. I'm not sure how long this'll be available for but grab it if you get the chance.

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA - 9/10

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