Chasin' Freshies - Deschutes Brewery
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3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
11-11-2012 15:20:09 | More by Sammy
3.53/5 rDev -7.6%
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.
11-22-2012 07:08:52 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.06/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
12-18-2013 21:19:31 | More by oberon
3.76/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
04-13-2014 19:36:44 | More by TMoney2591
4.2/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
10-24-2013 00:14:26 | More by emerge077
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
11-28-2012 03:15:24 | More by zeff80
4.05/5 rDev +6%
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.
10-24-2012 04:05:51 | More by Jason
4.28/5 rDev +12%
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
11-21-2012 04:06:33 | More by russpowell
4.33/5 rDev +13.4%
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.
09-20-2011 18:25:03 | More by Kegatron
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
10-21-2012 18:47:14 | More by StonedTrippin
3.63/5 rDev -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.
11-05-2012 04:12:17 | More by mactrail
3.75/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
10-13-2012 02:48:15 | More by Halcyondays
Chasin' Freshies from Deschutes Brewery
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