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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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Poured from a 22oz bomber into my trusty new belgium globe.
Pours a pale gold, thick bone white head dissipates into a thi quarter inch creamy head. Smells of pale mmalt and citrus hops, bit of grass as well. Good hop profile on the first sip, not very bitter, lots of citrus, some floral and grassy flavors on the front and clean malt carries it through to the end. Thin mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Overall, I was excited to try this years version with fresh amarillo. Unfortunately I think. My expectations were too high on this one, for a fresh hopped ale I really expected a great hop profile, not just a good profile. Oh we'll, cest la vie.

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BBD: 12/18/13

Avoided this last year due to diacetyl reports. Happy to say there's none to be found.

Hazy pale gold, frothy white foam that fades to a thin veil across the surface, delicate lacing around the edges. What looks to be tiny microsediment suspended in the glass.

Citric hoppy aroma, tangerines and leafy greenery.

Creamy feel, pale malt and an almost banana-like creamy sweetness. Resiny light bitterness in the aftertaste, citric Amarillo up front, pale malt in the middle and aftertaste. Light feel but medium bodied. Substantial and hoppy for a wet hopped IPA.

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