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Deschutes Chasin' Freshies

Libations / Spokane /

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Deschutes has unleashed the Chasin' Freshies on the world, a beer that is exactly what you'd expect it to be. A fresh hopped IPA, which means you probably should run to the store to get one, punching out the guy in front of you if necessary to make sure you can drink it as fresh as possible.

Not that we endorse violence, but... Well, you just do what you need to do.

Is it worth the violence though? Not quite, but this is still a very good beer. It carries a proud golden look, crowned with two fingers worth of crispy white head. The hops lure you in through its nose where you're warmly welcomed by the smell of citrus.

This is, in other words, a dapper beer right up front.

Sip, and the hops and citrus dance a seductive tango across the tongue, followed by a very light maltiness which finishes off with a dryness not unlike a joke told by Jim Gaffigan.

Is the Chasin' Freshies anything you haven't tasted before? Good as it is, it's actually quite straightforward and familiar. There's nothing wrong with that, though, as that is probably exactly what it should be.

So don't punch out anyone to try the beer at its freshest. Rather politely ask if you can go ahead of the person in front of you. That it is worth.