Chasin' Freshies - Deschutes Brewery
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3.58/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
10-13-2012 21:10:32 | More by mfavoino
3.13/5 rDev -18.1%
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.
10-13-2012 06:18:57 | More by Rizalini
3.75/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
10-13-2012 02:48:15 | More by Halcyondays
4/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
10-13-2012 00:34:40 | More by snaotheus
4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
Bright gold body, rather still, two fingers of sticky white head. Nice to look at, but far from "fresh hop" by appearance.
Loads of bready citrus and toasted grains, mellow tangerine notes, simple syrup, faint toffee notes, some mango shows itself but gets overwhelmed by citric and earthy notes. Still very appealing I think.
Incredibly smooth... no discernible bitter bite or hop sting, pleasantly tame fruit character, mild caramel qualities, quite balanced. Maybe my palate is fried but this one is easy to slurp.
10-11-2012 03:47:23 | More by yamar68
3.48/5 rDev -8.9%
22 oz bomber BB 122712
A- pours a clear pale yellow yellow color with a fast receding white head almost no lacing
S- pine and floral hop aroma citrus and pale malts
T- citrus hops dominate this with a pale malt middle some earthy bready taste
M- pure and crisp with hops low/medium carbonation tongue tingling hops
o- good fresh hop ipa would like to try on tap, its worth a try but i can think of many more that are better
10-10-2012 21:17:02 | More by gatornation
3.28/5 rDev -14.1%
Poured from a bottle that says best by 12/27.
Extremely pale in appearance. Some lacing.
Smell is some hops. Some earthy vegatable hops. Not really the notes I was expecting or looking for. The grainy sweetness is about as strong as the hop aromas.
Taste is lager-like to me. A little bready sweetness accompanied by gentle hop characteristics. Just not what I am looking for, but I will say there is a nice hop note on the finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Would never put this at 7.4.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Certainly not what I would expect.
Overall I wanted a fragrant and resiny beer from this fresh-hopped IPA. I got neither.
10-10-2012 01:57:29 | More by Powderhornphil
4/5 rDev +4.7%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Surprisingly pale yellow-gold with massive stark white head, leaving some lacing.
Smell: Definitely Cascade, with lots of orange and grapefruit, but this is the juiciest smelling Cascade ever. Also, notes of lemon and spice.
Taste: Exceedingly juicy taste as well. The orange, grapefruit and lemon are all at the forefront. The malt backing is very Pilsner like - more crackery and grassy than toasted. Different, but good. Finish is spicy and only moderately bitter. The lemon carries through on the finish but manages to stay on the positive side of refreshing vs. solvent-like (just barely).
Feel: Smooth, creamy body with moderate carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: Ultimately,this is more of a fresh hop Pilsner/IPA hydrid than a true IPA. Deschutes Hop Trip still reigns supreme for their hoppy beers.
The 2013 Amarillo version is a titch better than the 2012 Cascade. More of a tart grapefruit aroma and taste than noted in the above review.
10-09-2012 21:10:09 | More by bsp77
3.88/5 rDev +1.6%
22oz bottle (best by 12/27/2012) into a tulip. Pours a clear pale yellow w/ a big sudsy white head. Lazy carb rises from the bottom.
Aroma is lemony citrus and grainy pale malt.
Taste is bright and clean, with hops dominating. Same lemony quality as the nose, with a sharply bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is clean and semi-dry, drinkable and light.
Overall a tasty beer that puts the fresh Cascade hops squarely at center stage.
10-08-2012 04:19:49 | More by draheim
3.33/5 rDev -12.8%
Very interesting take on an IPA...its really looks, smells, tastes, feels like a hybrid IPA/pilsner. (And after a little research I discovered they use pilsner malt in this, which probably explains that.)
Pours light yellow with crazy effervescence for the initial minute and a nice white head. Aroma is bright and light, some citrus, floral, and a thin sweet but bright malt underbelly. Taste is crisp and refrishing, very bright but a bit low key. Lots of citrus, some floral, a little sweetness from the malt (like theres sprinkled sugar throughout), with a mildly bitter finish. A very crisp, thin mouthfeel. Overall, Highly sessionable. I prefer Hop Trip to this but still an alright offering from Deschutes.
10-07-2012 23:20:40 | More by denver10
3.88/5 rDev +1.6%
Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear, bright pale yellow color with about 3/4 of an inch of white head that had decent retention and very, very light lacing.
The aroma had a low malt profile and a nice dose of earthy hops that had a slight lemony scent. The taste followed along nicely, lots of hops, but not in the tongue ripping manner of so many fresh hopped brews. This beer is actually rather subtle.
The body was crisp, clean and had a nicely dry finish. Drinkability was excellent, if I didn't have to go to work in an hour, I'd have a few more of these. Overall, a very nice brew that's a must try if you see it.
10-07-2012 23:20:39 | More by beertunes
Chasin' Freshies from Deschutes Brewery
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