Chasin' Freshies 2018 - Strata Hops | Deschutes Brewery

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3.93/5
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40 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by LiquidAmber on 09-27-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
40
pDev:
8.14%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
Trade:
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of stanale
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light golden color with head and lacing for days !!!!!..Aroma is both citrusy and malty and on the nose, blances quite well. Taste, once I can get through the massive, foamy head is full of citrus and a good hop bitterness. Unfortunately the head is deceiving and the beer is sort of flatter than I think it should be. Balance maintains well and the citrus, fresh and lemony remains throughout the process

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Photo of Spikester
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear gold with three finger of cream color head. Rings and splotches of lace.
Smell is dank pungent citrus resins.
Taste is dank citrus pine resinous hops. Some mildly sweet malt support.
Mouthfeel is medium with strong carbonation. The finish is dry and medium bitter.
Overall an interesting and tasty beer.

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Photo of drstalker
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lrend13
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dang! I didn't realize that this was an annually-changing single-hop release when I recently picked it up at The Beer & Beverage Shoppe. I am a self-avowed, self-described hophead so this sort of thing definitely appeals to me, but I have now missed out on many years' worth of this series. 8=(

From the Bottle: "2018 Release Fresh Hop I.P.A. Featuring Strata Hops"; "Family & Employee Owned Since 1988"; "Profile - Tropical and citrusy, the enchanting aroma of the freshest possible hops."; "Bottle Conditioned for Quality [-] Live yeast added to the bottle allows this beer to age gracefully and stay fresher, longer. Keep bottles upright, and away from light & heat."; "IBUs 65".

Having Pop!ped the cap, I went with a slow, gentle pour into the awaiting glass so as not to rouse any lees that may have settled onto the punt/kick. Once it was sufficiently decanted, an in-glass swirl raised just under two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with decent retention, leaving some nice lacing in its wake. Color was odd - Yellow (SRM = 4), but with a greenish tint/cast to go along with the NE-quality clarity. Hmm. Nose smelled slightly dank with a hint of honeydew melon. Mmm. Mouthfeel was medium, about on par for the style. The taste really followed the nose in that it was mainly of honeydew with a light dankness. It was interesting, but the bitterness did not really match its measured IBUs, which was kind of a letdown. I found myself wondering if this hop might not do better if paired with another hop strain. Finish was dry, slightly bitter, but I just felt unfulfilled. YMMV.

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Photo of Ebauman7
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very clean and light ipa. I just don’t care for the pine herb bite.... although I applaud the originality!

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Photo of Nephilium
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bright pine/citrus aroma, pours a clear straw with a dusting of white head. Bright citrus notes, with some bitter pith coming in as well. There's a touch of sweetness, but it's not there for long. Overall, this is a bright blast of hops, and a very solid IPA.

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Photo of Suds
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle, this beer is a light straw color with a soapy white head. Lots of lace. The aroma is a little pungent, wonderful fruity, flowery scent. Soft malt flavor...firm mid-taste bitterness. Fresh, pine and citrus hop flavor throughout the beer. Full body. This is a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of jwc215
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle - Best by 12/13/18:

Pours golden with a creamy white fluffy head. Nice lacing sticks.

The smell is herbal/leafy, dank.

The taste is dank - leafy/floral/herbal. Some tropical/citric fruitiness comes through. Sweet caramel balances it. Some alcohol shows. Sharp, spicy finish.

Medium-to-full-bodied. Very good carbonation level.

Not familiar with the Strata hop. Not sure if it's the particular hop strand, but this isn't one of my favorite brews (preferred the other IPA's I've had) from this brewery. But, it's still a very good brew and a good example of an IPA! Glad I caught it in time (and bought two bottles off the singles shelf- They were the last two left - and no six-pack - or I would probably have bought that)! Grab it while it lasts!

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Photo of kitekid
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. The look was clean and clear and pale in color. The smell was fresh cut grass some tropical and a yeasty smells. The taste has some berries and some pine bitterness. Clean fresh mouthfeel a little light

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.96/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

too much of something...too acidic for me.

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Photo of prototypic
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.22/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

There are times in life when things are kind of weird. That guy who sat behind you in Art/History that always smelled like sticky icky... yeah, he was weird. Then there was your astronomy teacher with the googly eye, yeah, hella weird. But those are like ‘funny weird,’ like, ‘haha,’ you know? There was even that girl in your film history class, yeah, the one with the night crawler lips. She was weird. And you still would, you know? Anyway, what I am trying to get to is that this beer, this beer right here, is weird. But not in a good way. It doesn’t make me laugh like the stoner in my astronomy class. It doesn’t make me giggle like my astronomy teachers lopsided appearance did, and it sure as hell doesn’t make me want to get hot and wild... even if it’s with said nightcrawler lips. This beer is just weird. And nasty. And it doesn’t make me want to do bad things. Pass.

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Photo of UWDAWG
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a IPA glass.

Look- Pale straw, clear, white fluffy head, above average head retention and lacing.
Smell- Floral, tropical, sweet, citrus.
Taste- Tropical, floral, citrus, sweet.
Feel- Thin body, average carbonation, clean finish.

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Photo of zotzot
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of resin, citrus and toasted caramel. Sweet caramel and citrus with a piney bitterness.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BirdsandHops
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LostHighway
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dshansen1184
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a dull gold with a moderate head. The aroma is unusual,with a combo of berry and stonefruit notes and an undercurrent of cannabis,black tea, and cranberry. The flavor is super juicy upfront, with strawberry, rose wine, cranberry, raspberry, white grape, cannabis, fruit loops, and a solid amount of bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall this is a really excellent beer - utterly unique in my experience of hop flavors, with a tasty based and solid bitterness.

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Chasin' Freshies 2018 - Strata Hops from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 40 ratings