Chasin' Freshies - Deschutes Brewery
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4.34/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2013 Release (Amarillo Hops)
L: Clear, bright goled with some small specks, probably from dry-hopping. Thick and creamy white head stands on top with globs of lacing and carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass.
A: Nice delicate, floral hop notes of sweet citrus and fresh hop grassiness. The malt is pretty noticeable as well, very lager like pilsner malt aroma, and the oats making a big showcase with their starchy breadiness. Some fruity esters are there as well, but quiet subtle, and then there is the classic deschutes bisciut character from their yeast. Noticeable alcohol.
T/M: Smooth bitterness upfront, moves into grassy, tangerine, ruby red grapefruit hop flavor and some candy-like malt and starchy oat character. Bitterness swells in the end and the beer finishes with an unbelievably smooth/creamy mouthfeel (oats again) with lingering fresh, grassy hop notes.
Overall, this is one unique wet-hop ale, and more importantly, it is delicious. Deschutes deserves credit for not releasing blueprint west-coast ipas, but instead coming up with unique recipes that challenge your palate every time. A must try if you can get a bottle.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2013 19:01:08 | More by Siriusfisherman
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