Chasin' Freshies 2020 - El Dorado/Zappa
Deschutes Brewery

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IPA - American
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3.76 | pDev: 11.17%
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
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Reviews by DefenCorps:
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Can from TJs

A clear yellow with a large, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is intriguing. Not specifically fresh hop heavy, but there's a real tropical note, a blend of tart gooseberry and passionfruit to go with a nice melon note. A touch of spicy green grape, mildly tannic. The palate opens soft and slick with a mild bitterness, and with a ton of interesting hop flavors. Lots of fruit, with ripe gooseberry, melon, light passionfruit. It's fascinating what an IPA without pine, citrus and stone fruit is like. Minimal fresh hop flavor, just a little green note. Drying on the finish. The mouthfeel is off, rather slick. Fun.

Oct 18, 2020
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Sound_Explorer from Washington

3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sunday at 01:50 AM
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jason_nwx from Oregon

4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oct 11, 2020
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beertunes from Kiribati

3.07/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz can (dated 9/29/200 poured into 14oz teku. Poured a cloudy pale yellow color with well over an inch of white head that had good retention and lacing.

Very hop forward, citrus and froot, with just a hint of grain.

Same on the tongue, mostly hops.

The body was light-medium, smooth, and had a medium-dry finish.

Drinkability was good, but I think I'd get bored with 2 in a row.

Overall, a pleasant enough little brew, worth a shot if you see it.

Oct 24, 2020
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DavetotheB from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz can dated 9/30/20 into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy light brownish yellow with about two fingers of white head. Excellent retention and lacing. There is a minimal amount of particulates floating in the glass.

Smells mildly of oranges, grapefruit citrus peels and pine.

Tastes mainly of bitter pine with just a bit of sweet citrus juice mixed in.

Mouthfeel is kind of thin with a moderate bitter aftertaste. Low carbonation.

Overall, meh. Was expecting a bit more from this beer, especially in the taste department.

Wednesday at 01:36 AM
Chasin' Freshies 2020 - El Dorado/Zappa from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 5 ratings