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Chasin' Freshies - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

706 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 706
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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Photo of bvermilion
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

bvermilion, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ShanePB, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of rawfish
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Upon pouring the color is very striking, a clear straw like a wheat beer. A small finger high head with decent retention and clumpy lacing left behind.

Citrus and grassy fresh hops, bright lemon zest, pine, floral with some yeast presence and mild grains.

Mild lager grain bill, a bit of raw husks, but otherwise clean and bready beneath a grapefruit citrus and to a lesser extent orange pith fresh hop flavor. Moderate bitterness, drying makes the finish soapy but overall clean.

Easily downable body, maybe a bit too thin, the carbonation could do more to make this beer as bright as the hops in it. Alcohol well hidden.

Better than most of the other Deschutes IPA releases over the course of time but I came to expect more hop flavor from a fresh hop beer. I was impressed with the grain bill chosen as it is perfect for being unassuming and letting the hops shine through.

rawfish, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of justinbrown
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

justinbrown, Nov 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

JVan, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Lovely85, Nov 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

HairyToeKnuckles, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Mdog
4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Mdog, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

FINLANDski_1619, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

WoodBrew, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

markhobbs1, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

larryarms847, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

fredmugs, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Rasmon, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

TrojanRB, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

MN_Beerticker, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

BeerMeInStl, Nov 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

nickfl, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of dmourati
4.8/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

dmourati, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of detrockcitey
4/5  rDev +4.7%

detrockcitey, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Averwo, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Vonerichs
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.

Vonerichs, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Ejayz, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

surfotog, Nov 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

dfhhead25, Nov 01, 2013
Chasin' Freshies from Deschutes Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 706 ratings.