Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by KickInTheChalice:
4/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.
My pour is very slightly hazy, with a full amber color in the middle of the glass and a lighter caramel color around the edges.
The aroma has a fairly mild and subtle character to it. Bready malt sets the base, with some light caramel notes. With a swirl of the glass, a dash of honey and floral hops come into my nose as well.
Each sip starts off with a bit of honey sweetness and a touch of lavender. The pale malt is the dominant flavor, providing a smooth, bready character. A slight citrus hoppiness that tastes mostly of grapefruit brings a bitterness that feels quite natural toward the finish.
Red Chair has a smooth body, with the flavors combining nicely into a mellow flavor overall. There is a slightly grainy, unfiltered feel to the beer, which I like. The carbonation is smooth and creamy, which adds to the mouthfeel as well. A little bit of hop residue lingers after each sip.
Overall I found this to be a smooth, enjoyable drinking brew; one that I could enjoy without worrying about any noticeable defects. On the other hand, the lack of a big hop presence or intense flavors leaves it behind some of my favorite pale ales.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2013 01:35:51 | More by KickInTheChalice
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3.78/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Sampling right now on 7/3/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner flute glass.
Pours a pretty medium-amber in color with almost a 1-finger thick off-white head. A decent amount of lacing is seen that sticks to the sides of the glass, which is common for this type of brew. The aroma is of light sweet bread, with some floral hops. The taste has more going on with some citrus zest in the mix as well. Great taste but has a slightly bitter finish that stays around a bit. Does take about half the drink to get used to it. Overall great taste and even better with a less hoppy finish. I did drink the whole glass as wouldn't be the case if it was a I.P.A.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 00:58:05 | More by BeerWithMike
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,803 ratings.