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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
THE BROS
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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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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-20-2012 00:00:00 | More by t0rin0
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-26-2012 20:02:41 | More by beerpadawan
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ArtoriosCastus

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-14-2012 06:56:09 | More by ArtoriosCastus
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amart80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-10-2012 00:57:45 | More by amart80
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rudy0908

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-21-2012 02:56:21 | More by rudy0908
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blandle12

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-19-2012 03:52:11 | More by blandle12
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piclee

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-04-2012 01:25:20 | More by piclee
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shelby415

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-21-2012 08:26:29 | More by shelby415
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marct

Nevada

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-19-2012 19:02:48 | More by marct
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-19-2012 04:31:30 | More by slimntubbs
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ales4baldo

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-18-2012 03:48:26 | More by ales4baldo
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pdxbeerdrinker

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-15-2012 07:43:41 | More by pdxbeerdrinker
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poppyjohn

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-21-2012 21:29:29 | More by poppyjohn
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-24-2011 00:16:49 | More by jophish17
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-13-2011 01:45:21 | More by Beertracker
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-29-2011 03:20:56 | More by brandoman63
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-28-2011 06:53:29 | More by twelveinches
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johnhenryconway


3/5  rDev -23.1%

11-24-2011 09:51:08 | More by johnhenryconway
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber/orange color with a thick, frothy white head that has very good retention, slowly fading into a lasting that coats the glass with soapy lacing.

Earthy, floral hop aroma with hints of grassy pine, citrus fruit and pale malts. Dank, oily hops with hints of grapefruit and orange peel along with some caramel and biscuit from the malts.

Full bodied with a prominent earthy, bitter hop flavor up front that lingers over the sweeter notes and malt backbone into a dry finish. Lots of grass and dry pine needle flavor that's slightly countered by sweet grapefruit and orange peel. There's a decent malt backbone with hints of caramel and biscuit, providing nice balance without taking away from the hops.

Overall this is nicely balanced and easy to drink but the hop profile is a touch one-dimensional. Other than that it's a pretty favorable, enjoyable beer. I wish they would have kept this in bomber form.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 06:36:00 | More by corby112
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-18-2011 08:09:49 | More by HuskyinPDX
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vince4953529

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-15-2011 04:03:54 | More by vince4953529
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Cavery

California

3.05/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared with Klym on a farewell session

750ml into Stone Nonic.

A: A golden pumpkin pie that changes in color gradient towards the head, that appears like a crust upon the pie. A money three finger head with sea foam froth to spare. Oh red chair, you know what I like.

S: really quite light smelling. A slight pinch of cardamom that falls into zucchini bread. really just a flat sweetness that comes off a bit hollow. I can't really say any specific origin of the sweetness other than "malt", but even the malt takes a seat in favor of brown leaves.

T: Straight forward malt sweetness with almost no detection of hops. The hops are latent and lingering, but it's so light that I would hesitate in calling this an IPA. Most certainly it falls into the light roasted category of Pale Ales. A two note beer that plays the same song of dried apricots and toffee sweetness. Can't help but mutter "been there done that" a thousand times.

M: mouth is appropriate, it simmers as it should. It has that pleasant lighter-than-soda-pop carbonation that lasts as it should. Though this falls into the same trap that the taste does, in that this has been done for too long and too many times.

O: I would definitely feel sheepish in calling this an IPA. It really just doesn't have that flavor profile that I'd readily associate with the style. I can't help but have that idea really knock my drinking experience of this beer, as it's really treacherous to offer something in that lags in an already well-established style. This beer is an anachronism, It's a pale ale incognito. Somebody get the time machine, and send this thing back.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 03:16:00 | More by Cavery
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Klym

California

3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared with Cavery! Poured into a Stone nonic.

A: A hazy golden amber with a frothy head constructed of individual, very fluffy bubbles. Lacing is beastly. Darker than expected for a single.

S: I was sniffing too hard and accidentally snootered it so my smell may no longer be reliable. A heap of fresh and dead grass with hops and a hint of caramel. Not very aromatic but not surprising as it seems to be intended to be pretty light.

T: Light taste with wheat, caramel, almost floral flavors, a little bit of salty butter with hops just poking the tip of their head in at the end to say hello. Smooth and very unoffensive flavor, almost no bite.

M: Very smooth mouthfeel with soft carbonation, but I think a crisper mouthfeel would've been more appropriate to offset the weakness of the taste.

O: This drink wants to be a pale ale and doesn't quite make it as an IPA. That being said, there's little wrong with it. Some unusual scents and flavors that go well together-- in fact, I'd recommend drinking this with an open nose, as mixing the scent and flavor really enhances the experience of this beer. I can't give it too high of marks though when I think of the many great single IPAs out there. Would be curious to rereview this recipe under the new red chair NWPA and give it a fairer evaluation relative to its peers.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2011 02:58:53 | More by Klym
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whatthehull

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a New Belgium snifter

A - Lovely translucent copper, 1 finger offwhite/tan head and some streak lacing

S - Very citrusy, floral both in Malt and Hop. Smells a tad sweet, but just a bit. Grapefruit, mango, peach, apple, orange, carnation, roses and maybe some lavender, oak, freash wheat, barley, lemon grass. Very hoppy but such a nice malt to balance it out

T - Wow, all the citrus explodes and finishes into a nice toasted malt, earthy bitterness. Grapefruit, lemon grass, mango and orange all are in the taste. The floral notes turn into more of a soapy tatse. It's really nice. I love that in a beer

M - A bit sticky, nicely carbonated, not at all chewy but the flavor lingers like a chewy beer does. Flavor last a while on the palate

D - This drinks like a daily. I could have this all day every day on draft or bottle. Very nice APA

Final thought - $7.99 a six, 6.4% ABV. Tons of flavor and easy to drink? BOOSH!

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 19:06:08 | More by whatthehull
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philbertk

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deschutes Brewery--Red Chair IPA--India Pale Ale--Bond Street Series--2009 Release. 22 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV--55 IBU's. 4.5 / 5.0. IPA Big foamy thin white mild lace head. Clear fizzy bright thin pretty amber red color. Intense floral earthy hop malt front. Tangy mild sweet dry toasted hint caramel hop infused fully fermented mild fruit body. Dry rich hop spice clean mild bitter end. Resinous. Sampled 4/30/2009. $4.69 Each. NEW BREW!!

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 04:53:41 | More by philbertk
Red Chair IPA from Deschutes Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.