If you're in the market for a lighter IPA drinking experience, look no further than the Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. A citrusy IPA that minimizes the hop bitterness by contrasting with a heavy and aromatic dose of Citra, Mosaic, and Nugget hops, Fresh Squeezed offers a smooth and mellow finish. This overall easy-drinking beer is light on the tongue and palatable with a sessionable pale ale quality.
This amber-copper beer's unique quality is its grapefruit sensation. The citrus aroma is strong, but there is also a light and fruity impression to the flavor and mouthfeel, with a bit of that grapefruit sour coming across but never overwhelming the Indian pale ale consistency. The citrus notes offer a sense of refreshment that differs from many beers, as it coats the tongue and gives a full sensory impression similar to a fruit juice.
For food pairings, Deschutes recommends foods of Italian origin such as creamy tomato sauces, prosciutto, and mozzarella, or a crab and roasted red pepper strata. Saltier foods tend to bring out the bitterness more.
Fresh Squeezed is on tap across the metro, including at Chatterbox Minneapolis, Triple Rock Social Club, Blue Nile, MGM Wine & Spirits (Roseville), Barrio St. Paul, and others.
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