Chasin' Freshies - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by TheCondor:
3.81/5 rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Side poured with standard vigor from teh bomber into a pint glass. I missed the best by date by about a month but hey, it's an IPA, can't make that much of a difference amirite? When I first heard the name of this brew, before I seen the bottle, I thought they were talking about freshies as in shoes, like the beer was gonna be modeled after Pauly D or something. Anyway....
Appearance - Nice one and a half finger puffy white head billows to the top of a hazy yellow body. Although head retention is somewhat lacking, the beer leaves excellent lacing. Always maintains a bit of head, but not much. Like the packaging!
Smell - Excellent fruity/herbal hop character that is backed up by a solid bready and toasty malt character. This is an excellent smelling brew. Some grassy notes as well, very solid
Taste - Just like I thought, the best by date had little effect on the taste. Starts by washing the palate with a nice malty character, which is then overtaken and thoroughly dominated by hops. Hop character is lemons, citrus, grapefruit and grapes. Well balanced for sure.
Mouthfeel - Light, easy to drink, goes down so smooth and easy. Lightly carbonated, light bodied. Outstanding. This could be a dangerously smooth IPA.
Overall - This is an excellent IPA, in my opinion. Of course, there are better out there, but I really liked this one. I think Deschutes does a good job with it. I wouldn't send it into full-time production, and there are certainly much better Deschutes products, but given what it is, I think it is a quality beer worth your time and money.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2013 01:42:12 | More by TheCondor
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