Red Chair IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by mmcary:
4.22/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a very nice amber orange,cloudy and hazy. Nice thick frothy 2 inch head that leaves a nice sheet of lacing behind. The smell is very balanced, nice pine scent with a splash of citrus and a nice malt in the background. The smell is very subtle, not over the top, but balanced, I have smelled much stronger IPA's, this one is subtle, but nice.
The taste is very balanced as well, the hops are of a good blend of pine and citrus, neither dominates, rather they compliment each other very well. There is a bit of caramel sweetness that lingers on the tongue followed by a nice hop bitterness that is not overpowering, but is noticeable. There is a hint of fruit as well, I can't place it, but it is subtle, maybe apple?
The beer goes down very well, not too much carbonation and very little alcohol burn at all, I could see myself having this on a regular basis.
This not a hop bomb like the Hop henge, just a well balanced, if not subdued IPA. Very well done, it will not WOW you, but if you appreciate a tasty beverage, this will satisfy.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2009 01:46:10 | More by mmcary
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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.