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Chasin' Freshies 2013 - Amarillo | Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.86/5
Very Good
831 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:
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.

Added by Kegatron on 09-20-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
176
Ratings:
831
pDev:
12.44%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
70
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 831 |  Reviews: 176
Photo of bcerv-ca
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell: Orange zest, dusty straw, some alcohol

Appearance: Golden-yellow honey.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Smooth, light mouthfeel; slightly oily. Hints of fruit. Bitterness is tame. Finishes with a mild sweetness.

Overall: Doesn't taste or feel like your typical (west coast) IPA. Glad I tried, but wouldn't seek out again with so many choices.

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Photo of comrade_tony
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of CheftoDeath
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Qbdoo
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an ok beer but doesn't taste like an IPA to me. It's hoppy but it smells and tastes a lot more like a lager that any IPA I've ever had. I hate to say it, but I detected a slightly skunky Heineken smell. The good news is that the taste is much better but still thin for an IPA. The mouthfeel is really light and lager-y too. Basically, this is an interesting brew. I'd drink it on a hot day and really enjoy it, but on the cold November night I first tasted it, it just wasn't what I'd hoped for, for that day or for an IPA.

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Photo of laglocal
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Robert_Ray
4.69/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A wonderful surprise. The bouquet is in your face fantastic. Orange, grapefruit and some hints of pine. Very smooth and surprisingly light for a 7.4. Color is a very bright golden yellow. Nice lacing on the tulip glass with a nice thick creamy head.

Sorry for the short review, but actually leaving right now to buy 3 cases before they are gone.

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Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Whiskey for the bottle.

Appearance: Slight haze on a pale straw gold. Head is bright-white, loose, and creamy at the same time. Sheets of lacing. Ok head retention leaves a small cap and collar. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Soft clean hops. Some apricot and a touch of underripe mango. Some backing pine needle bitterness with a general almost juicy fruitiness. Nice punch of floral aromas working through as it warms. Malt support is light and clean, offering up a pale vaguely biscuity sweetness. Some mild sweetness. A touch of pith and oily rind, but it's all very clean and fresh. Mild push toward grass as it warms.

Taste: Juicy mango right up front followed by a mealy apricot. Nice and clean with some solid backing floral elements. Mildly bitter with a pine needle and pith thing. Lightly sweet malts offer some balance, but the hops are the focus. Building push of citrus and pine. Some peach thrown in the mix as well. Vaguely biscuity with some hints of grass in the back.Vague sort of spiciness that I have to attribute to the hops. Carries the distinct finish of every Deschutes pale ale.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a smooth creaminess worked in. Moderate carbonation. A touch dry on the back of the finish.

Overall: You keep skiing, I'll drink this in the lodge.

Alright Deschutes, shut up and take all my money.

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Photo of Catlin
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Zach122
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ColForbinBC
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter.

Sits pretty with a hazy, pale gold body, Freshies displays some orange highlights. It has just a ring of white foam on the lid.

The nose is mostly flowery with hints of honey and citrus-y star fruit. The bouquet is not leaping out of the glass though.

The Freshies found in this beer cross the palate extremely dank to begin: green onions and an herbal earthiness. By mid-palate, you are discovering pepper, grapefruit, and estery scents. The finish could stand to be more bitter if it wanted.

The carbonation is solid, light and creamy on the tongue, a little powdery.

Chasin' Freshies hop profile is almost too "dank" for me, but it attempts to balance out with peppery and estery flavors. This IPA is solid, but I feel the cheaper bomber price is entirely appropriate for this offering.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of vitALEity
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A- straw yellow with a one finger white head.

S- A LOT of fresh amarillo, fresh cut grass, white wine, resin, some citrus

T- Herbaceous, grassy, fruity, reisling. Almost like the hops were picked 30 seconds ago!

M- Smooth, light and clean feel.

O- A very, very good fresh hop IPA. So much more exciting to drink than yet another west coast style, uber dry hopped IPA.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Chasin' Freshies 2013 - Amarillo from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 831 ratings
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