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Chasin' Freshies 2013 - Amarillo - Deschutes Brewery

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very good

804 Ratings

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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 27
Gots: 45 | 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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Photo of LoFiDave
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

LoFiDave, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of jroberts8811
4/5  rDev +3.9%

jroberts8811, Oct 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

bsuedekum, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +3.9%

rab53, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of TimMack
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

TimMack, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of JustinFrey
4/5  rDev +3.9%

JustinFrey, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

JacobGumina, Oct 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

freemanj, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

sharpski, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of jimmyjazzercise
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

jimmyjazzercise, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2013 Release (Amarillo Hops)

L: Clear, bright goled with some small specks, probably from dry-hopping. Thick and creamy white head stands on top with globs of lacing and carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass.

A: Nice delicate, floral hop notes of sweet citrus and fresh hop grassiness. The malt is pretty noticeable as well, very lager like pilsner malt aroma, and the oats making a big showcase with their starchy breadiness. Some fruity esters are there as well, but quiet subtle, and then there is the classic deschutes bisciut character from their yeast. Noticeable alcohol.

T/M: Smooth bitterness upfront, moves into grassy, tangerine, ruby red grapefruit hop flavor and some candy-like malt and starchy oat character. Bitterness swells in the end and the beer finishes with an unbelievably smooth/creamy mouthfeel (oats again) with lingering fresh, grassy hop notes.

Overall, this is one unique wet-hop ale, and more importantly, it is delicious. Deschutes deserves credit for not releasing blueprint west-coast ipas, but instead coming up with unique recipes that challenge your palate every time. A must try if you can get a bottle.

Siriusfisherman, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4's all around. Nice Showcase of Amarillo up front with minimal malt getting in the way.

Very good for the style and very surprised by this one. Not your typical house malt Deschutes IPA profile here. Kiwi, lemon, mango CATTY, dry West Coast IPA. Again, unlike Deschutes, there's slim, crackery malt to be noticed, WHICH I APPRECIATE!!!

Not going to lie, it is missing something to round it all out, but as my experience with Deschutes goes, this is aces from them.

Easiest drinking 7.4% I've encountered. Drinks more like 5% topps.

Highly recommended. Not your Typical Deschutes hoppy beer.

"Bravely Done" LOL...

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of josephwa
4/5  rDev +3.9%

josephwa, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of CascadiaGrokker
4.51/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Excellent fresh hop brew, with all the wonderful Amarillo hop flavors any hop lover could ever ask for. This is no East Coast IPA. If you're looking for very bitter hop flavors, balanced by caramel malt, you'll be disappointed. This is on point to the style of a West Coast fresh hop IPA.


CascadiaGrokker, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

cjpalist, Sep 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

anteater, Sep 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

HeadyTheElder, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

megamass, Sep 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Jeffrey2310, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

510a, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

2beerdogs, Jul 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

stpjames, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of CuriousMonk
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear gold with light off-white head that lasts well throughout. The aroma has floral malt sweetened notes, floral hop bitterness and a sense of kiwi fruit. Sugary sweetness in the flavors along with a bold bitter floral hop profile. Sweetened mango like tropical fruitiness. The sweetness, the hop bitterness and somewhat sweet tropical fruitiness go pretty well together. Medium bodied with good carbonation going on. Overall, a solid beer, not as good as their Hop Henge IPA.

CuriousMonk, Jul 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

nygannon, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

FreshZ, Jul 17, 2013
Chasin' Freshies 2013 - Amarillo from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.