Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Deschutes Brewing Company Chasin' Freshies Fresh Hop IPA
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Deschutes Brewing Company Chasin' Freshies Fresh Hop IPA.
From the Deschutes Brewing Company website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a clear light straw color with a frothy white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Fresh floral, citrus and grassy hop notes up front with sweet malts in the background.
Taste: Bright citrus, floral and grassy hops, sweet and pilsner malts and then citrus hops again. Not nearly as hoppy as I was expecting, but nice.
Overall: Fresh, bright and refreshing, Deschutes Brewing Company Chasin' Freshies Fresh Hop IPA is delicious. At 7.4% ABV the alcohol is hidden well. It drank more like a hopped up pilsner, but I enjoyed it.