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Deschutes Chasin’ Freshies 2012 - Cascade

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Like fresh powder, it’s a seize-the-moment thing. At harvest, we rush Goschie Farms’ Cascade hops fresh from vine to kettle. Not any Cascades, mind you, but an heirloom strain, from a single field, restored from the original rhizome. Hope you’re as hopped up as we are.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
SwampTrout (1) - Idaho, USA - NOV 2, 2012 does not count
This is not an IPA. I repeat, this is not an IPA!!! I classify Deschutes as one of the best breweries when it comes to hoppy ales, but something strange happened here. IPA’s are not clear and pale. IPA’s do not smell like a sweeter version of PBR. My wife knows very little about beer, so I asked her what kind of beer she thought I had poured, she said "it looks like a mug of pee". I asked her to smell it, she said " it smells like regular beer". This beer actually tasted pretty good, but when I spend $6 on an IPA, I expect it to taste, look, and smell like an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bomber. Sweet caramel and tropical fruit. Bitterness throughout.. Dangerously smooth drinking. Mild IPA finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is light phenolic and dry grassy. Grassy, bitter and lig citrusy to grapefruity. Dry and light herbal into a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Very fresh and interesting aroma of hops - not all that piney or citrusy, just fresh. Medium body, a rather sweet fruitiness leading to this amazingly fresh and enticing hoppiness. Bitter alright but never over the top. Very pleasant. 021112

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Henderson, NV
Hazy blond color. Peculiar aroma, some lemon and grass, light chamomile too. Light but clean mouthfeel; pleasant malt flavor with a hay edge; medium to strong bitterness, with some fruits and resins. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
high_on_hops (797) - Burlingame, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Pours a clear gold with a white head and some lacing. The flavor has fresh citrus hops op front, but overall it's maltier than I expected, almost more like an a ESB or pilsener finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2012
This is a pretty damn good showcase of cascade hops here - very light gold - soapy lace - aroma is extremely grassy and floral, with just a touch of clean sweetness - soft carbonation - medium sweet approach - just some lean, clean maltiness to start things off and offset the strong bitterness to come - malts become drier and crackery, just in time for potent floral, grassy and, ultimately, spicy cascade character - maybe just a hint of astrigency in the finish, but otherwise well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Slightly hazy yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is floral, cracker, hint of citrus and pear. Medium full body with medium-low carbonation. Very champagne-y presentation. I need more bitter in an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Shawnr51 (3) - Brentwood, USA - OCT 31, 2012 does not count
Very light aroma, not much hop profile, very light in color. Very thin taste but with an okay bitterness. Tastes like a higher alcohol twilight ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2012
10 ounce tap at the Portland Deschutes Public House. This struck me as a casual beer, refreshing and light. I had no idea that it was 7.4%abv, and now that i know, I’m impressed! Pale yellow appearance, sleepy hop flavors, and a crisp finish. Small amount of grass in the aroma, thin amount of foam on top. I liked it, even if the main highlight is how it masks its magnitude.

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