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Chasin' Freshies 2013 - Amarillo - Deschutes Brewery

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very good

820 Ratings

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Ratings: 820
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 27
Gots: 58 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of vkv822
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz : tulip
Best By: 12/18/13

Pours a clear, golden yellow with a foamy white head. Not unattractive by any means, but it certainly looks more like a pilsner than what I would expect from an IPA.

Subdued, citric,slightly sweet, floral hops. Light malt backbone.

Delicate flavor profile, as in the aroma. Light, sweet citrus and floral hops are fairly evenly balanced with a light, crackery malt backbone.

An enjoyable beer. The pilsner malt is an interesting touch, though I would have a expected the hops to be a bit more pronounced overall.

Photo of elcrawl
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with best by date of 12/18/2013 printed on the label. My second of the fresh hop IPA's from Deschutes. Expectations are moderately high, since I remember liking the Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA quite a bit.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a clear straw color; lemon-gold in the glass. Two and a half fingers of frothy white head. Decent pilsner-esque clarity, but with lots of fine white specks of sediment twirling around the glass. Some fluffy ribbons of lace. Looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is pretty fresh and aromatic. Juicy grapefruit, blood orange, tangerine, lemongrass, and pine needles from the famed Amarillo hops. Oily and resinous. Fresh and floral. Bready pilsner malt is apparent here also.

T - Taste follows the nose. Fresh and juicy. Grapefruit rind, blood orange, lemongrass, resinous pine needles, and the characteristic bready pilsner malt.

M - Goes down smooth and creamy. Ends bitter, sticky, oily, and resinous. Ideal carbonation.

Overall, a straight-up no frills fresh Oregon IPA. I have got to admit that Deschutes has been impressing me with a lot of their bomber releases lately, whereas line their regular year-round line-up didn't seem to impress me as much. Recommended.

Deschutes Chasin' Freshies ---4/5.

Photo of anon
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of falconxman
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best by Dec 18, 2013.

Pours a straw yellow with a 2 finger head of foam and has some nice lacing.

It smells of floral hops with some notes of citrus, grapefruit and more of a lemon. Malt sweetness is there but light.

Very juicy hops greet my taste buds from the get go. Lots of floral hoppiness minus a real bitter bite with lemon citrus and a light biscuit malt backbone.

Medium bodied though at times it feels fullish, good carbonation.

Overall, a nice brew that just misses my comfort zone by a tick as the juiciness of the fresh hops wears on me as the glass empties. Definitely worthy of a try though.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of brewskis
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours an opaque golden straw color with a two finger white head that goes away slowly. Sediment showing and decent carbonation. Looks more like a pilsner than an ipa. Smells of tons of fresh hops. Dank, resinous pine, grass, lemon, mango, grain, slight bready sweetness. Taste starts with light floral and sweet citrus notes. Already get a dankness to it. Middle brings a breadiness, little carmel, grains, more light citrus notes along with mango, and pine. Finish is very dank and resinous with heavy notes of pine, lemon, and floral. Also get grass, a grainy spiciness, light mango, and grapefruit. Although it is resinous, it never gets abrasive. The bitterness lasts on the palate, but it is not overpowering. Light medium body with a crisp, oily, and lightly creamy mouthfeel. This is not your typical ipa, and I am not sure I am a big fan. It is definitely interesting, but one time is good enough for me.

Photo of dwagner003
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber into a tulip. BB 12/18/13. Amarillo hops for the 2013 version

Appearance is a crisp golden like a pils but with a very nice white head with good lacing and retention. The smell and taste profile both showcase the fresh Amarillo hops very well. Hops are up front and in your face but quickly fade to pine and then a rush of bitterness on the back end. Very flavorful. Not your typical IPA by any stretch of the imagination so some may be disappointed. Mild bodied, medium carbonation. I enjoyed it very much.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Chasin' Freshies 2013 - Amarillo from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 820 ratings.