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Chasin' Freshies 2013 - Amarillo - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

807 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 27
Gots: 48 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 09-20-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

acurtis, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Hallertau, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

TwelveOunces, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

bcm75, Nov 09, 2013
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...

pkalix, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

MJSawyer, Nov 09, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -61%

Phil_H, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mconner666, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Phobicsquirrel, Nov 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

mothman, Nov 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

mikefuski17, Nov 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Oakenator, Nov 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

dcolatriano, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

mythaeus, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Texasfan549, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

pagesofphotographs, Nov 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Brushkanna, Nov 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

IdrinkGas, Nov 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

AmericanSpeller, Nov 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

jaydoc, Nov 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

thampel09, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of mentor
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle. Pours a two finger nearly white fluffy clingy head over a cloudy light golden liquid. Gorgeous cascading head. Crazy. Smells clean citrus of lemon, pink grapefruit, tangerine, blood orange, and pine. Floral and clean alcohol with mild grassy. Minimal esters.

Tastes quite nice. Hop flavor and clean hop bitter over gentle supporting malt sweet. Hop flavor is lemon, woody dry, very pithy, and pleasingly acidic. Amarillo tastes a bit buttery to me and this has that character. Hop bitter is very clean of grassy cohumulone edge. Clean alcohol sting works with the hop bitter and gentle carbonation sting to counter the sweet of the malt and hop flavors. A very nice beer that comes across as a bit English in hop character. Likely not as resiny 'dank' as current trends in hop character go, but I like this type of hopping in an IPA.

mentor, Nov 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Thorpe429, Nov 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jason_nwx, Nov 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Amerikon, Nov 06, 2013
Chasin' Freshies 2013 - Amarillo from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 807 ratings.