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Red Chair IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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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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tjsprague

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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is a nice copper color with a thin white head.

Smell is a nice hop aroma, not too strong. Some malty undertones.

Taste is great. This is a good malty beer with some excellent hop bitterness and thickness to it. Slightly bitter at the end.

Nice hop resin to the mouthfeel, a good thickness to the beer.

A fantastic beer to drink for the evening.

Actually, it tastes a lot like a Sierra Pale Ale clone, it has its own characteristics but if I had to compare it to one beer it would be the Pale. I love the Sierra and this is very good in its own right.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2009 00:58:54 | More by tjsprague
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Red Chair IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.