From Deschutes – 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.
Deschutes Brewery – Deschutes Chasin’ Freshies – 22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 7.4% abv.
Appearance: Pours a semi hazy yellow gold. After the pour you get a pretty pillowy white head that shrinks down to a thin white film. Within the hazy body you will see rising bubbles.
Aroma: Piney fruity hop nose and grain.
Taste: Crackery malt, husky grain, piney hops. Some fruitiness. Long bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied high carbonation.
Overall: This guy didn’t do it for me. I don’t want to say this is THE example of a Pacific Northwest fresh hopped IPA, but I have had my fair share of beers like these that are piney and way malty come out of this area. Points for the bitter finish, but other than that I wouldn’t revisit this.