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Chasin' Freshies 2013 - Amarillo - Deschutes Brewery

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821 Ratings

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Ratings: 821
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 28
Gots: 59 | 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:
Beer added by: Kegatron on 09-20-2011

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.
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Deschutes Brewery - Chasin' Freshies [Fresh Hop IPA] (220z ---> Stemless Wine Glass : 7.4 ABV)

My first fresh hopped IPA, because I never seem to catch Stone's "Enjoy By" at any of my local stores/taphouses... It poured a beautiful goldenrod yellow and a rocky, two inch head rose quickly, but has since faded to a solid retentive cap with some spotty lacing left behind... Upon the nose are prominent litchi and grapefruit notes, I had to double check and make sure I wasn't inhaling a Sauv Blanc for a moment there!! A mild wheat scent is hidden beneath those, but it's overall very citrus forward... First taste is more citrus notes, but lighter than what was detected in the aromas... Midway through some earthy hop tastes come through, with a a hint of spice to accompany it and give it some depth... The finish taste much more intense, comparable to the nose, and is the smoothest I've ever had from an IPA - but I'm sure this is entirely due to the Fresh Hop aspect of the brewing process... It's still a full hoppy finish, but lacks the bitterness that usually partners hops, again I accredit this to the fashion with which it was procured... The mouthfeel for the brew is great, as it's light enough to let the flavors assume the lead role, but full enough to carry the flavors all the way through each sip... Overall this brew is very well crafted and hits many notes that aren't traditionally present in standard IPA's, which was a welcome change... Another good brew - Cheers!!

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Chasin' Freshies 2013 - Amarillo from Deschutes Brewery
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