Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
3.9/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle to standard pint glass
Notes taken 01/13/13 - BB 04/11/13
A: Pours a caramel amber body with some orange colored hues to it. Bright clarity. Topped with a thick cloud of khaki tan foam. Soapy looking and stubborn as all get out. Leaves a thick lattice of sticky coat down the glass.
S: Smells real piney with an overall honey like sweetness. Soft caramels with a bit of orange peel and some herbals mixed in. Not bad at all and hoppier than I was expecting.
T: Taste brings forth more orange and citrus fruit than the nose and a modest amount of sappy pines. I get a distinct earthy mineral note with a bit of minty herbs in the background. There is an overall caramel sweetness to the beer with some soft bread and a relatively lower bitterness factor that is quite delicate on the palate. Alcohol is well hidden and seldom known. A rather quaffable pale ale I must say.
M: Creamy and frothy feel. Very smooth with a nice even carbonation and moderate in weight. There is just a slight warming sensation with a nice light drying crisp finish. Touch of residual sugary hop oils linger about.
D: Much better than I remember the Red Chair IPA being. Hops were vibrant while still complimenting the sweeter malt additions as the PNW style is known for. Clean yeast character. Very drinkable balance.
Would have again.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2013 22:58:38 | More by Nugganooch
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Had it on nitro, really tasty and easy drinking. Felt more like a amber/red to me than a PA but that was probably the nitro smoothing it out.
Good, tasty beer all around.Was through a tasting event and this was probably my favorite beer someone could have everyday.
Serving type: nitro-tap
03-06-2014 22:20:53 | More by Sound_Explorer
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
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