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Deschutes Chasin’ Freshies 2013 - Amarillo

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Like fresh powder, it’s a seize-the-moment kind of 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3294) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
Light body lacing okay head. Quite sweet banana Belgian quality to this in addition to the bitter hops. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy golden yellow with a decent white head. Aroma is pine, earthy hops and citrus. Taste is the same as aroma. Good balance, decent carbonation, bitter finish. Decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
bottle @ home. golden pour with a nice white head. aroma is fresh orange, floral hops, melon, and a light herbal note. sweet dough and biscuit as well. flavor is sweet up front with orange, dough, and biscuit. a bit of floral and grassy hops, melon, and a touch of peach. mild bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2589) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Bomber from Bottles and Cans with a "best by" date 2 months out. Pours a pale yellow with a spongey white head leaving very nice circles of lace. Aroma has fresh cut grass and pine with some citrus and bits of straw/earthiness. Taste is of lemons, grapefruit and oranges, with pine and some sour fruit involved. It is light bodied and while not overly bitter, mainly bitter & spicy with some sweet fruitiness. Finishes most bitter, with some tanginess. Not real alcohol presence - would be a mostly bitter sessionable ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours light, clear yellow with foamy white head. Not much aroma going on, very faint but a little floralness coming through. Really easy to drink. Light but still has good flavor to it. Overall, not really a very impressive full flavorful IPA, more a ’sessionable’ IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4687) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Yeah! ... like a session IPa gettin’ ready for a downhill run! Genetically modified food suks " no ’c’" but bring on the GMO "Amarillo" hops. Are they named after the city in ¿Texxas?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
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Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus/orange, dank hops, and a touch of floral/grassy hops. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a one finger soapy white head that leaves a good amount of sticky webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a moderate-heavy dose of oranges. There is some light dankness in the middle. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit with a touch of grass. It’s light-medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, this drinks way more sessionable than 7.4%. I seem to really enjoy the Deschutes IPA’s I’ve had and this one is no different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2013
This pours a golden color with just a thin white head on top that sheds minimal lacing. Biscuits, grassy hop aroma, with a dash of grapefruit and toast. The flavor shows wet grass, leafy, and herbal hops. Notes of toasted grain join in with plenty of bready/biscuit malt and just a touch of lemon. Some sticky sweetness but that’s countered by a dry, sharp bitter finish. Definitely fresh. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Nice citrus, piney, grassy hop flavor with a slightly sweet bready malt. It's all fairly subdued but you can tell the freshness of the wet hops. The hops also come through in the mouthfeel giving it a smooth slickness. It's the best feature of the beer. If this had more assertive hop flavor and bitterness it would be great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bomber. Crisp citrus and pine with light bitterness throughout. Some sweet in the background. Fresh hop IPA finish. Overall a mild IPA with good flavor.

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