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American IPAs are at their best when they spotlight the fruity, almost juicy nature of modern hops rather than focusing solely on bracing bitterness. Fresh Squeezed IPA, from Oregan’s Deschutes, is one of those IPAs. Brewed with massive amounts of Citra and Mosaic hops, this pleasantly pungent brew offers intense aromas of tropical fruits. Close your eyes and you’d think you were peeling a grapefruit and oranges. The almost reddish color suggests more malt sweetness than is actually present, but there is enough to easily balance out the hop bitterness, giving this ale an easy drinkability often not present in aggressive IPAs. With such good balance, this all-purpose IPA is suitable for all occasions—with meals, at the ball game, or just quaffing with friends, you’ll want to give this one a try. It’s currently available at The Industry, Flanigan’s Boathouse and City Tap House.
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