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Red Chair IPA - Deschutes Brewery

Not Rated.
Red Chair IPARed Chair IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 8
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Feb 2010: This beer is recently 'retired' - replaced by Red Chair NWPA', which is a slight variation on the original recipe.

(Beer added by: Tucquan on 02-22-2009)
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jdklks

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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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Red Chair IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.