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Chasin' Freshies - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

692 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 692
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 23
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Whole Foods Tap Room in Santa Rosa. Yellow, lacey with a lace head. Good hops and very nice IPA hitting the spot but not something I would go to daily because hops are just West Coast regular.Hop aromas. Average mouthfeel at best.A little grainy and light lemon taste.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2012 15:20:09 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, herbal hops, and some citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the aromas and flavors are pretty mild for a fresh hop beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2012 07:08:52 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

11-06-2013 21:20:08 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

10-29-2012 02:15:39 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

11-10-2013 14:29:07 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-12-2013 00:14:02 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

11-08-2013 04:08:07 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

11-07-2013 01:48:21 | More by jaydoc
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oberon

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into an imperial pint glass a dull lighter golden with a very well defined almost creamy-like sticky white head,great definition and lacing from the top.Floral and citric notes in the nose along with some mint,faint sweet booze is dtected as well.Flavors of hop complexity first off I get some sweet onion and mango with lesser pine underneath,a sweet biscuit base along with some boozy sweetness in the finish,but not overly sweet.Wow alot of subtle complexities here makes for a very good "big" IPA,well done.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 21:19:31 | More by oberon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Lots o' recommendations for this from my local, so how could I say "No"? It pours a clear sunrise golden-amber topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, light caramel-laden biscuit, mild pine resin, and a touch of flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, the grapefruit a touch stronger, and some cilantro peeking through the haze. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sticky, drying finish. Overall, a nice enough IPA, especially for a fresh hop deal, but nothing all that special, really.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 19:36:44 | More by TMoney2591
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zeff80

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, pale golden color with a one-finger white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled floral with grapefruit notes and some bubblegum.

T - Tasted of sweet caramel, tart and sweet from grapefruit flavors. A touch of cut grasses and bread crust.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a very good fresh hop IPA. Worth picking up a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 03:15:24 | More by zeff80
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emerge077

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

BBD: 12/18/13

Avoided this last year due to diacetyl reports. Happy to say there's none to be found.

Hazy pale gold, frothy white foam that fades to a thin veil across the surface, delicate lacing around the edges. What looks to be tiny microsediment suspended in the glass.

Citric hoppy aroma, tangerines and leafy greenery.

Creamy feel, pale malt and an almost banana-like creamy sweetness. Resiny light bitterness in the aftertaste, citric Amarillo up front, pale malt in the middle and aftertaste. Light feel but medium bodied. Substantial and hoppy for a wet hopped IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 00:14:26 | More by emerge077
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-26-2013 06:10:12 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-08-2013 17:43:38 | More by largadeer
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-02-2013 05:43:24 | More by nickfl
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with a freshness date.

LOOK: Clear pale golden yellow hue, epic lacing

SMELL: Fresh smashed oranges, pith, rind, zest, pulp, hemp, fresh grass, mildly grainy, stone fruit, very hoppy

TASTE: So juicy, smooth, nice crispness, moderate sized body, tangerines, mint, peppery, blonde tobacco, pungent, mild bitterness, leafy, faintly vegtal, bready, malty, peppery, drying grassy finish

This is perhaps one of the biggest fresh hopped ales to come my way, threw some people for a loop. LOL. Thankfully my palate can handle this massive attack of hops. If you are not seeking this brew out you will regret it.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 04:05:51 | More by Jason
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BBD of 12/27/12

Pours light gold with 3 fingers of pearl colored head. Stays effervescent throughout, great head retention & lacing

S: Lemony & grassy notes , not a ton though

T: Lemony, bready & some grass & piney notes up front. Some grapefruit, tangerines, lemons & a hint of lime with a little honey lurking in the back ground & some breadyness. Finishes with ruby red grapefruit, lemons, a bit of lime & a whisper of malty sweetness & just a bit of golden delicious apples

Light/medium bodied, some carbonation, but fairly light, nicely balanced & juicy

I liked this, wish I could've found some of this a few weeks ago, but still very hoppy/refreshing. I do not like this a much as hop trip, but still very nice

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 04:06:33 | More by russpowell
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ the Deschutes Brewery & Public House (Bend, OR) on 9/1/11. Served in a 10 oz footed Pilsner glass. This is an APA that has been wet-hopped with fresh Centennial hops.

Pours a clear copper, with a ½ finger of foamy eggshell-white head. This retains with some robust edges, leaving back lace that hangs down the sides of the glass in foamy swathes. The aroma is fresh and floral in the nose, with grapefruit character that is layered on top of juicy smelling tropical fruit (pineapple is really coming out). Malts add an extra buffer of sweetness underneath to help balance some of that bitter grapefruit out, while some more herbal textures start to emerge and envelop the bouquet as this warms.

The taste is as fresh as can be, with beautiful bright citric fruit that is set against a balancing sweet graininess. Herbal textures and tropical fruit creeps out across the back and settles in the finish, with a danky ripeness that gives way to more of a moderate feeling dryness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and firm up front, which then spreads out into more of a crisp creaminess. This has a really nice feel here that moves quite easily across the palate.

Well if like your hops ultra fresh, bright, and herbal feeling, then you’re going to like this one. The ultra dank finish on this might not be for everyone but I didn’t mind it and I absolutely loved the amount of sticky ripe fruit that started to emerge as this warmed. This is definitely one of the better fresh-hopped beers that I’ve had in a while and was a great example of the type of unique offerings that I was hoping to find here at the brewpub.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2011 18:25:03 | More by Kegatron
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-21-2013 06:56:04 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another fresh hop gem new to shelves this year (i think). it pours a surprisingly pale yellow color, lighter than any other fresh hop beer ive seen. its perfectly clear with a solid two inch white head. the nose is certainly fresh hops, really potent, but not particularly bitter. really light malt, gives it just a crackery body. the flavor is delicious. the light malt profile lets the hops take center stage in a beer that is still supremely drinkable. im shocked its 7.4% abv, it tastes and feels like a much smaller beer. the hop flavor is great, sprucey and zesty citrus. a touch of sweetness in the finish, but nothing offensive. it reflects the freshness of the hops. light feel, light body, plenty of bubbles, this is an affordable winner this year.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 18:47:14 | More by StonedTrippin
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mactrail

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lovely foamy cap on the golden brew. Looks more like a Pilsener than the usual orange-hued IPAs.

They claim the hops are "heirloom" Cascades, grown on a single field. I can't say that this tastes like anything I ever associate with Cascades. This is one of the most perfumey tasting beers in my experience. It's more like gardenia flowers, with that deeply sweet scent. An in this case, the flavor seems really sweet as well, more like orange blossoms and sweet marmalade. This is certainly a unique taste, and while the bitterness level seems more like a Pale Ale, the hops seem to dominate.

Very, very fruity with a bitterness that comes on late and stays in the aftertaste. I agree with the comment that this tastes like a mysterious tropical fruit. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's in Ocean Beach.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 04:12:17 | More by mactrail
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.5%

11-24-2013 23:53:52 | More by XmnwildX12
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Halcyondays

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a clear yellow with a 1.5 finger white head. Solid retention, some nice sticky lace.

S: Lots of floral lemon, lemongrass, hints of berry, fresh mown grass.

T: Citrus rind and lemon, lots of floral almost tart hop character. Malt is very light. Complex, but not a huge flavour.

M: Fairly light-bodied, crisp yet soft carbonation, light acidity. Creamy, medium long aftertaste.

O: An interesting new beer from Deschutes; I do wish there was a little more malt in this beer to balance everything out.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 02:48:15 | More by Halcyondays
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kojevergas

Texas

3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by 12/27/12. 7.40% confirmed. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a New Belgium goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, and good retention for the fairly high ABV. Pours a clear pale yellow-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Floral hops, vague soap, bubblegum, and other fresh hops. A moderately strong aroma. Clean malts.

T: Floral hops, a bit of soap on the climax, clean malts, some crisp clean light citrus hops, and fresh slick barley. Very clean. Balanced, enjoyable, and fresh. Not real compex or subtle. A bit too malty. Some bland lemon creeps in.

Mf: Smooth, wet, nicely thick, clean, and with good presence. Not oily. Suits the flavours decently.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable for the style. Hides its fairly high ABV well. I wouldn't get it again. Deschutes does better beers. Meh.

B-

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 06:18:47 | More by kojevergas
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GClarkage

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-08-2014 04:49:50 | More by GClarkage
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Chasin' Freshies from Deschutes Brewery
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