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Chasin' Freshies 2013 - Amarillo - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

804 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 27
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Sammy, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

spycow, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

zestar, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

acurtis, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Thorpe429, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

nmann08, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Texasfan549, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

GRG1313, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

kjkinsey, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

As one of the hottest hops on the beer market, the "Mosiac" hops have won over hop heads with its strong tropical presence to bring a soft perfume, a juicy taste and smooth bitterness to the IPA style. And how can the hop be celebrated any better than with a "harvest ale" that employs the hops in their fresh-picked state. Only the fall season can provide such taste for a brewery that's an anchor to the Mosaic region.

Its beautiful golden hues are held captive to a mild prism haze to cast a glow to the eye and to stream a parade of carbonation that fuels a cottony-white head that holds the aromatic secrets within. With the pop of each bubble, the nose is full of tropical aromatics starting with apricot, mango and passionfruit. Once the taste ensues, its candied honey and thin caramels seem like fructose while pink grapefruit, tangerine and light lemon round out the early impressions.

Juicy with vibrant and ripe citrus and tropical tastes, the middle palate blossoms with flavor. Peps of fresh-cut grass, citrus leaf, tangy gooseberry and lime play out as the sweet malt backdrop begins to break apart and retreat into a drying depth.

Its finish comes quick as the taste takes a nosedive toward fleeting sweetness and increased dryness. While its bitterness grows, it takes such smoothness and roundness that the gripping bite that's expected of IPA is quite soft and seemingly tepid. Yet, its seductive hop aromas and flavors more than makes up for its assertive closing bite.

BEERchitect, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jaydoc, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +3.9%

SocalKicks, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of oberon
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

oberon, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

largadeer, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of emerge077
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

emerge077, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

TMoney2591, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of zeff80
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

zeff80, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

StonedTrippin, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Jason
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Jason, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

nickfl, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Kegatron, Sep 20, 2011
Photo of russpowell
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
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

russpowell, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -22.1%

XmnwildX12, Nov 24, 2013
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Chasin' Freshies 2013 - Amarillo from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.