Sunday, July 26, 2015
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
It's A Fresh Squeezed Sunday. Started the day off with some fresh squeezed grapefruit juice using fruit from our tree and am keeping the Freshness going with an IPA from Deschutes Brewing in Bend, Oregon.
This IPA uses Citra, Nugget and Mosaic Hops along with a malt build of Pale, Crystal and Munich varieties. Ah - I love me some Mosaic Hops. The beer pours a deep golden shade of copper with a nice white head and smells wonderful - citrus, pine, bread - yes very nice. On the tongue, the mosaic hops do not predominate, as in one of my current favorite beers, the Karl Strauss Mosaic Ale, but add to a fine complexity. This beer is a bit higher in alcohol as well with a nice complex backbone of malty goodness. Loved the Foray Belgian IPA from the brewery I tried a few months ago and this one is even better. Salute Deschutes!
I'll be heading up to Washington State later in August and will be going right through Bend, Oregon where the brewery is located. I'll have to plan a lunch time visit!
Deschutes Brewery Fresh Squeezed site ----- > mouthwateringly delicious
Beeradvocate ----- > a 96 from the Bros!?!?!?! World-class - wow
The Pour Fool Blog ----- > 98 points - as perfect an American ale as you're likely to find in your lifetime