Chasin' Freshies 2016 - Centennial
Deschutes Brewery

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Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
IPA - American
3.92 | pDev: 8.67%
Feb 24, 2019
Sep 18, 2016
Very Good
Chasin' Freshies 2016 - CentennialChasin' Freshies 2016 - Centennial
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3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

"Best by 12/1/17"; drank 11/15/17 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE off-white head; frothy lace.

Melon, banana, mango & dry grass notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Melon & banana flavors up front; dry grass notes on the finish.

Fruity with a nice dry balance; this is an above average wet hop IPA. I'd have another.

Feb 24, 2019
4 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 11, 2018
3.75 by kkenagy from Oregon on Aug 09, 2017
4.02 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania on Mar 29, 2017
3.69 by Nolster from Minnesota on Feb 10, 2017
3.93 by JeffSK from Wisconsin on Jan 29, 2017
3.79 by lochef81 from Michigan on Jan 29, 2017
4 by mikerieder from South Dakota on Dec 24, 2016
3.71 by Rice_Nate_25 from Ohio on Dec 19, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I tried a bottle of this at my neighbors house and it seemed more a Belgian white ipa than anything else. It poured a clear yellow with white head that left some lace. The scent had citrus peel and that began spice twang. The taste and Belgian like malt sweetness mixed with touch of citrus peel. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok not as good as fresh squeezed.

Dec 13, 2016
3.25 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Dec 11, 2016
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3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours a foggy, orange-wheat with a finger of foamy white head that retains very well. Lacing is prevalent throughout the glass. Aroma is run by dank, resiny hop notes, with additional interjections of rosemary, and lemon zest. Flavor profile follows closely with the aroma, with large, dank and resin hop notes opening up the flavor profile. Rosemary, lemon zest, and a zip of pine help round out the otherwise hoppy flavor. Mouth feel is slightly grainy, with an overall smooth, medium-thick consistency and texture. Overall, it's a nice beer that represents hops well. It is on the hoppier, biting side of the IPA spectrum, so be warned.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

Dec 08, 2016
4 by Beerasaurus from Virginia on Dec 02, 2016
4.02 by goalie35 from Canada (AB) on Nov 28, 2016
3.68 by travelguy from Ohio on Nov 28, 2016
3.65 by BLZR from Michigan on Nov 24, 2016
4 by NickThePyro from Washington on Nov 21, 2016
3.99 by BdM from Netherlands on Nov 20, 2016
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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by augustgarage from California

Best by 12/1/2016 - poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Lightly hazy gold body with half a finger of off-white foam up top. Sandy lacing, faint legs, decent retention.

Lemon drops, rosewater, and tangelo zest in the nose. Lovely aromatics.

Pils character comes through on the palate - clean, sharp, yet malty - providing excellent balance for the persistent bitter and spicy punch of the hops - which are tasty, but slightly abrasive. The oats contribute some sweetness in the finish as well. While Centennial is supposed to be the star of this show, it's surprising how much flavor is derived from the malt profile.

Soft, medium-light bodied, refreshing (no DMS), and warming from the alcohol.

Well crafted, crisp, and unique, although the Bravo bittering hops have a certain potency which seemed to muddy the presentation of the Centennial hops (except for the aroma). A good beer, but I still much prefer Sierra Nevada's Celebration ale for my annual dose of fresh hops.

Nov 20, 2016
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3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Czequershuus from Minnesota

This beer pours a clear pale gold with a large head. The aroma is dank and marijuana influenced, with pine, lemon, grapefruit, and a dusky, sawdust note at the end. The flavor is of tart lemon, grapefruit peel, pine, resin, and woodsyness. The mouthfeel is oily and redolent, with bright carbonation. Overall this a nice fresh hop beer with plenty of oily qualities. Maybe a bit more malty than I would prefer, but still good.

Nov 19, 2016
3.62 by luke12345 from Pennsylvania on Nov 19, 2016
4.15 by JoeLacy from Ohio on Nov 18, 2016
4.13 by Niceroad77 from Canada (BC) on Nov 18, 2016
4 by srfou from Pennsylvania on Nov 17, 2016
3.77 by rab53 from Washington on Nov 17, 2016
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4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Hat_Fulla_Beer from Canada (AB)

355ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with one finger of off-white head that leaves spongy sheets of lace as it recedes.

Smells of orange and lemon peel, bread dough, sticky pine resin, cut flowers and grapefruit zest.

Tastes of dinner roll caramel malt, pineapple, more juicy citrus and earthy, resiny hops.

Feels light and creamy. Medium bodied with frothy carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Highly recommended. Very solid and dangerously drinkable.

Nov 17, 2016
4.09 by tjmiller718 from Virginia on Nov 17, 2016
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4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

12oz single bottle - obviously a new offering, given the different hop treatment, yeah?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with a near-teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and somewhat chunky off-white head, which leaves a whole lotta random blotchy lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of muddled domestic citrus rind, gritty and grainy pale malt, a touch of dank pine resin, and further leafy, weedy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is rather floral up front, with some pretty perfumed notes, before the introduction of a sturdy pale and caramel-based malt backbone, some lemon, lime, and red grapefruit citrus fleshiness, and more leafy, earthy, and pine resin-forward verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite thorough in its lilting and caressing frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and actually fairly smooth, with a nice airy creaminess emerging shortly after take-off. It finishes off-dry, the floral and citrusy and piney and dank side of the hops still playing nicely with the lingering caramel-fed graininess.

Overall, this is another well-bred, and interesting fresh-hopped IPA, the Centennial varietal keeping things, er, real, I suppose (don't want to write 'fresh' twice in the same sentence - aw, shit!). Easy to drink, tasty, and worthy of checking out while the time, she is a-wasting!

Nov 14, 2016
4.06 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania on Nov 12, 2016
3.68 by jaydoc from Kansas on Nov 11, 2016
3.98 by Boone757 from Virginia on Nov 08, 2016
3.79 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Nov 07, 2016
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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by jzlyo from Iowa

Aroma is citrus, sugar/candy and slightly dank hops. The flavor is Centennial hops, citrus, mild sugar/candy, malts and a mix of spicy, bitter and slight tartness in the finish.

Nov 06, 2016
4.25 by tykechandler from Kentucky on Nov 06, 2016
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3.32/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by delta490 from Virginia

Pours a beautiful clear gold with a well-retained cap of moderately foamy white head. Steadily carbonated and it leaves some small sticky rings and streaks of lacing. The aroma is a little anemic, with some mild bready malts and just a faint hint of hops that I can't really ID. The taste isn't bad but that's not a huge plus given it doesn't taste like much. It's oddly bland with some hops coming on at the finish. The body has a nice weight and feel on the palate with an enjoyable effervescence and a slightly dry finish.

Nov 05, 2016
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3.08/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Nimbus_ from Illinois

Look: A slightly hazy yellow color. Clear enough to see bubbles rushing towards the surface. A little less than one finger of foamy white head rests on top, but it dissipates to thin film rather quickly.

Smell: Was not too impressed with the smell. Lemon is the first thing I pick up, and there's a floral character as well. Sort of a grassy scent. The aroma was just underwhelming for me, and what was there was sort of lack luster.

Taste: Things improve a little here. Lemon is strong just like the aroma. There is also some grapefruit and some very subtle pineapple flavors. The hops really stand out, especially near the end, which is accompanied by some slight bitterness.

Feel: Crisp mouthfeel. Moderately high carbonation, but not overbearing for the style at all. It's a little more bubbly than I prefer, but I wouldn't subtract points just because of my preference.

Overall: I think fans of IPAs, especially fruitier IPAs, will enjoy this brew. I was a little underwhelmed, and the flavors and mouthfeel don't really do it for me, but I can see why a lot of people would enjoy this beer.

Nov 04, 2016
3.68 by terrysjag from Maryland on Nov 03, 2016
4.27 by rarigney from Washington on Nov 01, 2016
4.46 by denver10 from New Mexico on Nov 01, 2016
3.86 by lobos62 from Pennsylvania on Oct 30, 2016
Chasin' Freshies 2016 - Centennial from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 104 ratings