Chasin' Freshies - Deschutes Brewery
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3.75/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Wife bought this for my enjoyment. Best buy 12/27/12. Sweet label.
Surprised by the pour. Clear yellow with a fair amount of bright white foamy head. For an IPA I was not expecting the color. Pilsner-isque though once reading the Pilsner malt used used...understood.
Fruity aroma with pilsner malt aroma, doughy, banana, grainy and grassy.
The taste is definitely different for an IPA. Very hoppy up front which causes a slight acidic throat burn as it moves...but it is also smooth in the mouth. Odd combo. Name your fruity rind and it is present. Orange flavor and a smack of grapefruit is also here but meshes well. The aftertaste of rind stays well after the sip consumption.
Mouth salivates in a damn good way.
Overall this was an interesting session. Though the label states 7.4%, I was impressed with the light feel to this ale. Very smooth mouthfeel. Almost no bubbles whatsoever which makes this way smooth. Definitely different type of IPA and may not be for everyone, but I like it. Then again, does Dechutes really make anything sub-par?
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2012 19:32:38 | More by kaseydad
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Chasin' Freshies from Deschutes Brewery
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