Red Chair IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by jdklks:
4.25/5 rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A- The color and transparency of this beer is just tooo cool. deep amber color with golden edges and a white head that spots the top after going down and hangs around for a little bit. it really is an indescribable color, as I have not even begun to explain what this actually looks like.
S- Hops and malts, and no real emphasis in either direction. Some fruitiness that I can't fully pick out.
T- very mellow, but not to the point of being uninteresting. In fact, the mellowness adds to the interesting aspects. Super hoppy flavor without any hop bitterness or explosion up front, like a lot of ipas tend to have. The malts just kind of sit there and dont do anything. The fruit flavors are very subtle up front but end up dominating the aftertaste (and dominating in a way that is again "mellow"). Overall, I would characterize it as "subtle and complex", two words which I dont usually use together when describing a beer. I cant say much more except that I am baffled. This beer is extraordinarily interesting and a tough one to figure out. weird.
M- The mouthfeel is insanely smooth and the carbonation is perfect. it is definitely full bodied for an IPA (not being a DIPA).
D- There isn't really anything to say here.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2009 03:44:19 | More by jdklks
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3.86/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: deep red hue, slightly red (although this is a dark bar), very thin head
S: fruity and bitter, freshly cut wood (elm?)
T: Immediate bitter bite, nodes of grapefruit, lemon-peel, and woody. The last sips were better than the first (maybe due to warming)
M: Tingly and dry (gingerale mouthfeel without carbonation level) Flavor sticks to the mouth longer than most.
O: Drinkability- decent. It is comparable to Surly furious with water-downed citrus. Head dissolves very quickly. Aftertaste is good at first, but stayed into the next lager. Not bad- would drink again, but not rave worthy.
Serving type: on-tap
01-29-2013 05:48:11 | More by MNmurray
Red Chair IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.