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Chasin' Freshies - Deschutes Brewery

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690 Ratings

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Ratings: 690
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 23
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 hardy008


2.95/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear light gold with a 3 finger bright white head with good retention and lacing. Smells like floral and citrus hops, and pilsner malt. I'm not sure I like the use of pilsner malt in this beer.

Tastes like pilsner malt, with floral and citrus hops. Sweet with some bitterness in the finish. Not a bad flavor, but the pilsner malt taste is strong, and makes this taste too much like a Pilsber, and not enough like an IPA.

Light bodied with average carbonation, and there is a pilsner malt aftertaste. That is something I do not for in an IPA. I like Pilsners well enough, but I do not want an IPA to taste like one. Not a beer I will purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 02:40:34 | More by hardy008
Photo of revooner


2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

10-17-2012 06:37:30 | More by revooner
Photo of JohnGalt1


3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked this one up tonight at Bier Thirty for about $6.50ish.. Poured into my slim tulip.. decent enough white head dies pretty fast... the brew is surprisingly clear straw golden.

Nose shows earthy and slightly citrus hoppiness... a bit of dank with warmth..

Flavor begins with a light "fresh" hoppiness... green and earthy... "green" is what I keep coming back to... Pea shoots.. not quite enough fresh hop bitterness to come into IPA territory.. but a nice beer shows the roots...

Body is a touch light.. carbonation is maybe a little light...

Hop Trip is a better brew and a better bargain ..

Meh... well done I guess... I will compare Hop Trip and this bottling again and make my comparison more complete... Right now, I say this is just too damn expensive for what it is... A pretty good fresh hop IPA, but again, too expensive.


Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 05:54:15 | More by JohnGalt1
Photo of harrymel


3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by 27DEC12

Pours golden on pilsner straw with a solid sheet of fine whites. Smells fruity with some resin, grass and green grape. Flavor is grainy and nearly like a pilsner with a dry stony bitterness and only a bit of resin character. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a slick finish. This would be a great beer if marketed as a bohemian pilsner, but IPA, not a chance.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 03:55:28 | More by harrymel
Photo of TheHopBuddha


3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-16-2012 23:49:38 | More by TheHopBuddha
Photo of HuskyinPDX


3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 10.10.12

A - Pours a slightly hazy light orange with a one finger near-white foamy head. Great retention.

S - Hoppy pine and grass.

T - Bitter grass, orange peel, and some subtle lemon.

D - Thin body with good carbonation and a bitter finish.

O - Smells good, tast is week and way to thin.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 06:52:05 | More by HuskyinPDX
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-16-2012 04:22:56 | More by throwerbri
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

10-16-2012 01:30:01 | More by johnnyboy76
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-15-2012 02:42:13 | More by Oboogie
Photo of popery


3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow, almost straw-like. It's quite pale for an IPA. Medium white head. Decent lacing. Quite transparent, no haze visible to me. Aroma is grassy with a touch of sweetness. Very clean. It smells like a pilsner, really. It actually tastes like a strong pilsner, too. The taste is relatively dry. Decent hop flavor, grass with some tropical notes. The pale malt sweetness is a bit much, in the same way as nearly every pilsner of similar strength. Mouthfeel is pretty normal, smooth, maybe a touch oily from the hops. I suspect this beer is better on tap. It's not bad, but it reminds me more of one of Full Sail LTD 04 or something than a wet hopped IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 02:40:45 | More by popery
Photo of JMBSH


3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

10-15-2012 02:12:51 | More by JMBSH
Photo of HoistinBrews


4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-15-2012 02:06:02 | More by HoistinBrews
Photo of dirtylou


3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber, split

appearance: sweet label. served in a hiliards can-pint, very pale urine-y yellow, fluffy white head. not appealing

smell: fresh cut grass, herbal, lemon, peppery

taste: interesting hop profile - sharp and prickly, lots of lemon, herbal, bready malts. At 60 IBU, this one has pretty low bitterness level and while the fresh cascades are allowed to shine, this IPA is just another ho-hum IPA from deschutes

mouthfeel: light, sharp carbonation

overall: OK, not a repurchase though

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 22:02:00 | More by dirtylou
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3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle $5. Appearance is super light yellow with a puffy white head, plenty of lace. Aroma is oddly like a pilsner, minerals, weird that I don't get much hops from this. Flavor brings hoppiness but in an odd fashion, citrus and grass are muted by the weird malt profile. This wasn't bad but it was a disappointment compared to hop trip or fresh hop mirror pond.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2012 16:45:13 | More by ArrogantB
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

10-14-2012 03:43:05 | More by twelveinches
Photo of mfavoino


3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Parkway Tavern, Tacoma, WA.

A: Pours a pale golden-orange. Head recedes quickly and lacing persists.

S: Mostly citrus aromas with faint grassy, herbal notes. Not a huge nose.

T: Initial citrus hop bite is paired with bready malt that softens the beer. Not as aggressive as I expect from a West Coast IPA. Finishes with moderate bitterness that lingers on the tongue.

M: Medium body with light carbonation. Somewhat of a creamy feel.

O: I expected a bit more from Deschutes. Average for a West Coast IPA and not the best fresh hop representation.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2012 21:10:32 | More by mfavoino
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-13-2012 15:48:21 | More by olmane
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-13-2012 08:20:12 | More by strongaf
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3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber bottle, with a best by date of 12/27/12, and poured rightfully into a Deschutes tulip glass...

A - Pours a light golden yellow color, with 1 finger of fluffy white head. The lacing is pretty nice as it clings to the side of the glass. The color is a little lighter than I'm used to seeing IPAs being. It might look the same color coming out too...

S - Has an earthy, almost peppery aroma. Notes of lemon as well.

T/M - The taste isn't as assertive as I wouldv'e imagined. The flavor is tame for an IPA. I'm getting the peppery notes followed by a little alcohol warmth. A little earthy/resinous finish. The mouthfeel is light, and a little thin.

O - I was sadly a little disappointed with this one. In my opinion, this would have been a decent fresh hop pale ale, but I really don't see this being much more than an average IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 06:18:57 | More by Rizalini
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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

10-13-2012 03:10:14 | More by marct
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a clear yellow with a 1.5 finger white head. Solid retention, some nice sticky lace.

S: Lots of floral lemon, lemongrass, hints of berry, fresh mown grass.

T: Citrus rind and lemon, lots of floral almost tart hop character. Malt is very light. Complex, but not a huge flavour.

M: Fairly light-bodied, crisp yet soft carbonation, light acidity. Creamy, medium long aftertaste.

O: An interesting new beer from Deschutes; I do wish there was a little more malt in this beer to balance everything out.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 02:48:15 | More by Halcyondays
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

10-13-2012 02:03:49 | More by seth72104
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a large mug

Pours clear pale golden with a big fluffy white head and lots of slow, active carbonation. Smell is clean and light, grassy, flowery, a little hint of spice. Hoppy, but not overwhelmingly.

Taste is much fiercer than the aroma would suggest -- but not super fierce. There is more malty backbone than I've had lately in an American IPA. But I think it just has a lot of malt flavor, not a shortage of hops.

Mouthfeel is nice and dry. Light and refreshing. This is a nice beer.

2013 release bottle, best by 12/18/13.

Not much to add from my last review.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 00:34:40 | More by snaotheus
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-13-2012 00:12:31 | More by eawolff99
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

10-12-2012 12:02:23 | More by Hopstout
Chasin' Freshies from Deschutes Brewery
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