Chasin' Freshies - Deschutes Brewery
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Ratings: 702 | Reviews: 161 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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
Chasin' Freshies from Deschutes Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.