Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Bfarr:
4/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
NWPA pours with light amber color with just a hint of orange and a light tan foam. It has a fine citrus hop aroma. The initial taste is of the citrus hops but it is not overbearing and quickly gives way to a slightly sweet malty backbone. There is a nice smooth transition between the two with the hop bitterness clinging in the end.
This beer is claimed on the bottle to be the bear for when you don't won't a "full on hop-assault". In the beginning, it doesn't disappoint. However, by the end the hops overpower the malt and it drinks more like an IPA. Still a fine drinking beer, it just doesn't quite deliver on its claims.
I beg to differ. The preceding review was written by an ignorant philistine. It does not drink like an IPA it is a great pale ale with great malt notes of biscuit and caramel sweetness and a citrus hop balance with a light bite and linger yet a long malty finish. The former review should be stricken from the archives and the author reprimanded severely. Luckily, he scored it incongruously high Iand mostly agreed with the score.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2010 15:01:14 | More by Bfarr
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz glass into a pint glass over the weekend. Best by 7/10/14, so a couple days past. Oh well.
Looks good, amber with a yellow tint, 1 inch head somewhere between creamy and foamy (croamy?) Very good lacing. Not a lot of carbonation here.
Not getting anything on the nose. Maybe the old snout is off today.
Taste I'm getting is very subtle across the board. And improves toward the back end of the drink. A malt sweetness, with a faint but obvious hop bite (if that makes any sense) Could be affected by being at the end of its best by date.
Mouth was medium, neither soft or dry
Overall, not my favorite beer from one of the better breweries. But still a decent drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 17:20:18 | More by MikeWard
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,829 ratings.