Friday, October 30, 2015

Beer Friday: Fresh Squeezed IPA by Deschutes Brewery

Welcome to the first post in our "Beer Friday" series! Every Friday, I'll share a beer I particularly enjoy, and think you might as well. This series will feature beers from all over the U.S. (and when we're lucky, the world). Cheers!

Fresh Squeezed IPA by Deschutes Brewery | A Hoppy Medium

Brewery: Deschutes in Oregon (I reviewed their Portland location on my old blog)

What: Fresh Squeezed IPA

ABV: 6.4%

Tasting Notes: A very easy-drinking IPA. Thanks to the Citra and Mosaic hops used in this brew, it's wonderfully juicy, and the apparent notes of grapefruit only add to its appeal. The mouthfeel is nicely effervescent, and the hop profile is obvious yet not overwhelming. This would be a great IPA for those who don't normally enjoy an overly hoppy brew. It's available year-round, and although it's great from the bottle, it's even better on tap (I had it recently at their Portland location).

Pairing Suggestion: I highly recommend pairing this beer with anything spicy (you can never go wrong with hops and spice), or it would also be fabulous with a nice cheddar cheese.

Where Can I Find It? Deschutes Brewery is located in Bend, Oregon (brewery tour, anyone?) and they have a fantastic brew pub in Portland's Pearl District (Get. The. Pretzel. It's amazing!). Otherwise, you can find where you can purchase a bottle near you here.

Are you an IPA fan? If so, what's your favorite IPA?

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