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Chasin' Freshies - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

691 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 691
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 23
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
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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TheCondor

Missouri

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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Chasin' Freshies from Deschutes Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 691 ratings.