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Chasin' Freshies 2013 - Amarillo - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

821 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 821
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 28
Gots: 60 | 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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Ratings: 821 | Reviews: 175
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Whiskey for the bottle.

Appearance: Slight haze on a pale straw gold. Head is bright-white, loose, and creamy at the same time. Sheets of lacing. Ok head retention leaves a small cap and collar. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Soft clean hops. Some apricot and a touch of underripe mango. Some backing pine needle bitterness with a general almost juicy fruitiness. Nice punch of floral aromas working through as it warms. Malt support is light and clean, offering up a pale vaguely biscuity sweetness. Some mild sweetness. A touch of pith and oily rind, but it's all very clean and fresh. Mild push toward grass as it warms.

Taste: Juicy mango right up front followed by a mealy apricot. Nice and clean with some solid backing floral elements. Mildly bitter with a pine needle and pith thing. Lightly sweet malts offer some balance, but the hops are the focus. Building push of citrus and pine. Some peach thrown in the mix as well. Vaguely biscuity with some hints of grass in the back.Vague sort of spiciness that I have to attribute to the hops. Carries the distinct finish of every Deschutes pale ale.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a smooth creaminess worked in. Moderate carbonation. A touch dry on the back of the finish.

Overall: You keep skiing, I'll drink this in the lodge.

Alright Deschutes, shut up and take all my money.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter.

Sits pretty with a hazy, pale gold body, Freshies displays some orange highlights. It has just a ring of white foam on the lid.

The nose is mostly flowery with hints of honey and citrus-y star fruit. The bouquet is not leaping out of the glass though.

The Freshies found in this beer cross the palate extremely dank to begin: green onions and an herbal earthiness. By mid-palate, you are discovering pepper, grapefruit, and estery scents. The finish could stand to be more bitter if it wanted.

The carbonation is solid, light and creamy on the tongue, a little powdery.

Chasin' Freshies hop profile is almost too "dank" for me, but it attempts to balance out with peppery and estery flavors. This IPA is solid, but I feel the cheaper bomber price is entirely appropriate for this offering.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of vitALEity
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A- straw yellow with a one finger white head.

S- A LOT of fresh amarillo, fresh cut grass, white wine, resin, some citrus

T- Herbaceous, grassy, fruity, reisling. Almost like the hops were picked 30 seconds ago!

M- Smooth, light and clean feel.

O- A very, very good fresh hop IPA. So much more exciting to drink than yet another west coast style, uber dry hopped IPA.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a tulip
Best by 12-18-13

A- A hazy straw yellow beer with a one finger white head.

S- Not a lot on the nose. A straw and hay like smell. Light citrus hops.

T- A light citrus hop. A lot of straw and hay. An herbal and oily hop flavor. A hint of onion and lemongrass. not too bitter and somewhat grassy.

M- Bitter, a lighter body with a smooth feel. Easy drinking.

O- A solid fresh hop IPA. More of a balanced IPA then a hop bomb which is what I expeted.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of pkalix
4.71/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

very interesting color. very thin-looking, very urine-colored, bright pastel yellow with very little carbonation. thin white foam on top dissipates quickly leaving only a super thin layer of white. tangerine, orange, slight grapefruit, but barely any pine. this is a different IPA so far....
awesome citrus flavor- tangerines and oranges and lemon. very slight hop bitterness. slight grass bitterness, but this is an awesome, yet different taste. there's a certain deja vu feeling to the flavor but I just cannot pinpoint it. definitely some grapefruit rind; red grapefruit, actually.
overall, I love this beer. and this coming from a non-IPA-preferring beer drinker...

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -61%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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Chasin' Freshies 2013 - Amarillo from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 821 ratings.