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Chasin' Freshies - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

686 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 23
Gots: 18 | 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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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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-31-2013 05:47:30 | More by whatname
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Auraan

Arizona

4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a clear yellow with a one finger white head and abundant bubbles. It looks a bit more like a lager than an IPA, which is odd. Scents of citrus, grapefruit pith, slight mango and pine. Very crisp and fruity, with pine balancing the fruit and citrus aromas. True to style. Taste has a good level of hop bitterness with citrus pith, pine resin, grapefruit and faint hints of tropical fruit, with a present, though subdued, bit of malt and a slight spiciness on the aftertaste. Very nice, the hop flavors are at the forefront and really lead to a nice flavor. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation and a bit of a slick and oily finish. The mouthfeel is quite true to form for an IPA, though maybe a slight bit too light bodied. Overall this is a good fresh hop IPA. It showcases the hops well, puts enough malt in to keep it from being unbalanced and is just nice and pleasant to drink. It's not quite on the same level as Sierra Nevada's Northern Hemisphere Harvest, but it's close.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2013 05:33:36 | More by Auraan
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fab80

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Best by 12/18/13 22 oz bottle poured into a tulip.
It's very pale for an IPA which I appreciate a lot and there's definitely some haze which I appreciate less.
It smells fresh with hints of citrus zest, but the fruity aspect is pretty subtle. It smells a little bit like a lager, which I don't mind.
Mmm... It is good! Very light body, pretty dry, lager-like again with some grapefruit and lemon juice.
It's really refreshing, moderate bitterness, great flavour.
Mouthfeel is pretty dry and a little sticky.
I highly recommend this, it's not a hop bomb, but it won't disappoint you. Really original brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 02:01:34 | More by fab80
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IPA1978

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-31-2013 01:32:21 | More by IPA1978
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zbjk02

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-31-2013 00:59:06 | More by zbjk02
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-30-2013 04:18:31 | More by Localdrinklax
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Hendry

Vermont

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden yellow pour, slightly cloudy,one finger of soapy white head,decent lacing.

Aroma is reminiscent of white grape, pleasant yeast presence.

Taste is lemony, reminds me a bit of Maine Beer Co. Peeper Ale but a bit less refined. Tastes fresh, finishes dry, but flavors are generally one dimensional.7.4% very well hidden.

Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium,carbonation is well done. Crisp and slightly drying after the swallow.

Easy drinking single IPA with an above average abv, flavor and aroma are good but not overly exciting. This is worth checking out for fans of hop forward IPAs. Chasin' Freshies has a fresh lemony flavor with minimal malt presence, glad to have tried it as the Amarillo hops are nicely showcased.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 03:45:19 | More by Hendry
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e30todamax

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-29-2013 22:55:57 | More by e30todamax
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9uns

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-29-2013 15:21:12 | More by 9uns
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-29-2013 13:19:38 | More by Gotti311
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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-29-2013 07:44:52 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-29-2013 04:04:06 | More by fuzzcherry
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WBMiller

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

10-28-2013 20:35:26 | More by WBMiller
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JesseMurdock

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-28-2013 17:39:35 | More by JesseMurdock
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Kempski

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-28-2013 00:21:14 | More by Kempski
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logicerror

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-27-2013 23:26:31 | More by logicerror
Chasin' Freshies from Deschutes Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 686 ratings.