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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,851 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,851
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 107
Gots: 138 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available: January to May
Alc. by Vol.: 6.2%
IBUs: 60

192 calories per 12 oz serving

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 01-22-2010)
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oberon

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%

When I think of a brewery that produces traditional Pacific northwest ales Deschutes easily comes to mind first for me,this pale is exactly what Iam talkin about.Poured a clear burnt orange with a fluffy one finger slight off white head that never really fades,a creamy mass holds to the finish.A mix of citrusy/piney hop and a healthy caramel malt base in the nose,no frills just goodness.Flavors are slightly piney but much more grapefruit-like and citrusy, a big biscuity caramel sweet malt base holds up to the hops,the hops win out slightly but its pretty balanced.I could drink this all night,it dont need to be complex for me because the flavors are great,this is old school northwest American craft brewing at it's best.

08-07-2010 22:09:11 | More by oberon
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mojohawk21

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

02-23-2013 23:12:13 | More by mojohawk21
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-10-2013 17:56:17 | More by Tiernan
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SanFranJake

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-21-2013 02:34:26 | More by SanFranJake
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Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-10-2014 17:28:09 | More by joemetric
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sabitu

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-26-2014 00:53:35 | More by sabitu
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-02-2014 23:15:24 | More by danthehopslamman
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California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-30-2014 23:51:38 | More by freshflesh
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South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-03-2014 02:14:57 | More by SD-Alefan
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-01-2014 04:50:22 | More by DaftPatrick
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3HovsepiansBrews

California

3.68/5  rDev -10.2%

This beer wasn't exactly what I expected when I had it.

A- The color has a nice cooper with hints of red and gold.

S- The smell was typical of a north coast hopped beer. The smell of pine and citrus cut through.

T- This is where the beer kind of lost meet. The hops shoot out at you and it is a little overwhelming. The malt starts to show up the more you drink it, but the balance doesn't seem to be there for me.

M- The mouth feel is smooth and crisp. Refreshing and not too filling.

D- If it werent for such a hoppy taste this could be more drinkable. The tastes are all there, the hops just seem to be doing too much over powering. For something that is 60 IBU's it taste like a heck of a lot more.

05-12-2010 09:46:46 | More by 3HovsepiansBrews
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-22-2013 03:16:34 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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77apm

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-16-2014 05:00:46 | More by 77apm
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mikechance

California

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%

The first I noticed was the beautiful color, slight head and wonderful smell. The smell is similar to a lot of popular IPA beers --- hoppy with citrus scents such as oranges and grapefruits. The taste is very very good. It is a smooth tasting beer with a little creaminess and the right combination of hops and malt. It begins as with IPA characteristics but mellows out to a very tasty American Pale Ale. It's bitter but not over the top and leaves a dry taste in your mouth that makes you want to drink more.
This is a really good beer that taste much more complex than your average Pale Ale and isn't too over the top at 6.4%. The more I taste the more I like! I almost skipped it, but decided to pick up a six pack yesterday. I will have to get another six pack before the beer is out of season.

04-30-2011 03:06:20 | More by mikechance
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Beerswag

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-27-2013 21:52:16 | More by Beerswag
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megamass

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

09-05-2013 05:35:22 | More by megamass
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Schmit

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +8%

One of the best pale ales in the Pacific Northwest, deserving of its self-identification as the original NWPA.

Pours an orange/copper with moderate head. Aroma is thick and florally fragrant, heavy with hoppy goodness. This beer's flavor is bold but smooth, more than the sum of its parts in the way that only perfectly balanced beers can be. The malt presence is strong without tasting "grainy", and the hops are citrus and pine without being astringent. A little on the fizzy side, making for good mouthfeel and bringing the flavors together pleasingly.

Two thumbs up--definitely a buy.

05-15-2011 06:38:39 | More by Schmit
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +5.6%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: Clear amber, stellar lacing.

SMELL: Orange zest, faint aspirin, floral hop oil, mildly peppery, passion fruit, shortbread

TASTE: Orangey, smooth, creamy medium body, tobacco, pine resin, hemp seeds, spicy, warming alcohol, clean esters, tropical fruit, hop bitternes, faint caramel, grassy grain, toasted bread, dry finish

The brewer nails it here, near impossible to find anything wrong with this brew. Not that I need to look for anything with Deschutes ;-) Be in the mood for hops as it takes you on a bit of a ride.

03-20-2012 03:13:54 | More by Jason
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-13-2013 03:36:34 | More by Guinnsslvr
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -10.2%

The beer pours and orange color with a white head. The aroma is bready malt with some orange citrus, grassy and earthy hops. The flavor is bready and toffee malt with some grassy and citrus hops to balance out the flavor. Low bitterness. The beer is very well balanced. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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JupiterJesus

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

06-14-2012 02:45:41 | More by JupiterJesus
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Meyers1023

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-09-2014 02:24:42 | More by Meyers1023
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HoptimusPrimal00

Oregon

5/5  rDev +22%

02-04-2012 08:59:17 | More by HoptimusPrimal00
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GarrettB714

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-26-2011 05:45:58 | More by GarrettB714
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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,851 ratings.