I kept hearing great things about the Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, while I kept waiting and waiting for it to arrive in Texas. Sometimes I never understand why it takes so long for certain beers to make it to this market and it’s especially frustrating when it’s an IPA or something that needs to be consumed fresh. Thus by the time it made it to me its was a not so Fresh Squeezed IPA, but I figured it was still worth a taste. The brew poured a deep golden amber with a substantial head with very good lacing. The aroma was extremely bright and citrusy with lemons and grapefruit along with passionfruit and tropical fruit notes. All in all it was a great smelling IPA. The taste had an obvious citrus punch with some pine followed by the fruitiness. The hop profile was substantially bright and fresh, but I could imagine it would have been even stronger fresh. The slight hop fade allowed the strong bready caramel malt character to show through and it held all the hops together. Even so my palate was left with a nice bitter hop coating. The Fresh Squeezed IPA was a easy and smooth and a really wonderful IPA.