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Chasin' Freshies - Deschutes Brewery

Chasin' FreshiesChasin' Freshies

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BA SCORE
86
very good

660 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 660
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%


Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Like fresh powder, it’s a seize-the-moment thing. This year we've chased down Virgil Gamache Farms' famed Amarillo hops. At harvest, we rush the hops from the vine to our kettles to ensure we capture the purest, juiciest essence of the hop flower in every beer. Enjoy the bright, bold aroma and flavor that comes but once a year.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 09-20-2011)
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Reviews by Siriusfisherman:
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
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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Chasin' Freshies from Deschutes Brewery
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