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Chasin' Freshies - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

702 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 702
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 22
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
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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JVan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-04-2013 14:44:43 | More by JVan
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-04-2013 03:07:56 | More by Lovely85
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HairyToeKnuckles

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

11-04-2013 00:06:01 | More by HairyToeKnuckles
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Mdog

Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev +16.8%

Appearance: Light yellow, huge head.

Smell: Citrus rinds, lemon.

Taste: Sweet lemony taste, like lemonheads candy. Mild bitterness, very tasty and interesting.

Overall: Picked up a bomber to try and I was very impressed. I got a lot of sweetened lemon taste from this, which is quite different than the usual IPA. Very interesting, I'll have to search out another bottle while it is still fresh.

11-03-2013 22:04:15 | More by Mdog
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FINLANDski_1619

Wyoming

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-03-2013 21:59:04 | More by FINLANDski_1619
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-03-2013 16:44:06 | More by WoodBrew
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markhobbs1

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-03-2013 15:22:40 | More by markhobbs1
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-03-2013 13:03:41 | More by larryarms847
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fredmugs

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-03-2013 12:43:35 | More by fredmugs
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Rasmon

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-03-2013 02:17:56 | More by Rasmon
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TrojanRB

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-02-2013 20:55:34 | More by TrojanRB
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-02-2013 15:12:11 | More by MN_Beerticker
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BeerMeInStl

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-02-2013 14:49:19 | More by BeerMeInStl
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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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dmourati

California

4.8/5  rDev +25.7%

Drunk straight out of the bomber. Picked it up at Whole Foods to have with dinner there.

Nice crisp flavor, refreshing. The Amarillo hops really add a nice kick to this beer. I have always liked Deschutes and this is my new favorite of theirs.

I'm glad I picked up two.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 05:24:40 | More by dmourati
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detrockcitey

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-02-2013 03:07:19 | More by detrockcitey
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Averwo

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

11-02-2013 02:19:39 | More by Averwo
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

Crystal-clear pale gold body with a bold white head.

The aroma is muted compared to what I was expecting. Orange pith, grapefruit, and grassy.

The taste is also muted. Herbal and grassy with a touch of citrus. Again, for a fresh hop IPA, it's not bursting with flavor.

Body is light but crisp. Carbonation is on the lower side of the spectrum.

I wasn't impressed by this IPA. It seemed more like an IPA light. I was expecting a hop punch in the face but got just a light poke.

11-02-2013 01:39:02 | More by Vonerichs
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Ejayz

Iowa

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-02-2013 01:00:14 | More by Ejayz
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surfotog

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-01-2013 23:11:36 | More by surfotog
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

11-01-2013 18:24:17 | More by dfhhead25
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hermit990

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +6.3%

22 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Best by date of 12/18/2013. Review date 11/11/2013.

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow color with a two finger, bright white head that recedes to a thin layer fairly quickly that persists. Slight haze to the clarity. Moderate carbonation bubbling up through the glass. Decent lacing is present.

Aroma: Hoppy, citrus tang right up front. Lots of grapefruit/orange/tangerine aroma. Some underlying sweeter fruits, maybe peach or mango and some fresh, floral notes. A bit of malt breadiness at the very end. Big dank hop aroma. Very fresh smelling.

Taste: Big, dank bitterness right at the beginning that fades into the citrus (tangerine/grapefruit) character. Very juicy stone fruit (peach) character mixes with a floral/herbal character on the palate. This and some bready malt flavor at the end cut the bitterness just a touch, but still leaves a very resinous, bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Very juicy feel to this. Resinous feel adds big body that clings and sticks to the mouth and tongue, almost tingling over them as the parting bitterness in the aftertaste coats the tongue. Very dry, bitter finish.

Overall: This one is obviously all about the hops. It should be easy to find if you can get Deschutes in your area, and the price is not on the really expensive side ($5.99 per bomber here). The end result is a fine celebration of the wet-hop season. Would recommend picking this one up before it sits around too long.

11-01-2013 02:19:36 | More by hermit990
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BlakeAM

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-01-2013 01:00:07 | More by BlakeAM
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-01-2013 00:48:52 | More by dmorgan310
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hilgart1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-31-2013 23:45:50 | More by hilgart1
Chasin' Freshies from Deschutes Brewery
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