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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,636 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1636
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%


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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Reviews by SamN:
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SamN

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in my New Belgium goblette.

Wow, what a head! huge, thick, creamy, bubbly crown, leaves sticky lacing down the glass...the beer itself is slightly hazy, opaque and the color of really dark honey. Mouthwatering looks, gorgeous deep color and that endless dollop of head. Holy shit, that smell is amazing, too. Such a aromatic bouquet of floral, fruity, citrus and sweet whole cone hops. Incredibly bright and hoppy. The malt is only detectable as adding the low end of the aroma spectrum up, with bready and honey malts just noticeable under the mountain of Pacific NW hops character. The taste is interesting. It starts with a good fruit hops punch and is backed up with the modest malts in the background with a sturdy foundation. The hops swell to a bitter honey crest and fade away with a distinct hops aftertaste, but really without the deal-breaking bitter lingering taste. To the point, the more I drink of this, the more balanced it really becomes, especially in the finish. I'm starting to get some sweet navel orange rinds in the finish now. Maintains a distinct sweet edge to the it almost the whole time, less in the beginning. Body is great, just the perfect amount of body for a sweet and hoppy NW pale ale. Great structure.

Damn impressive. All the characteristics I look for in my APAs; fruity nose, balanced taste, a mildly bitter but balanced finish. Ths beer leans towards the hoppier side obviously, but without losing sight of the balance nessecary to really represent the style well.

Deschutes has one of the best track records with me; not a bad beer yet!

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 01:46:44 | More by SamN
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picture on the mug detailing this http://www.nps.gov/seki/faqtunnel.htm

A: nice IPA amber plenty o clarity
nice sticky head

S:
a few points off here - a bit weak to the nosw

T
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M
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Ambrosial

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Scent - Smells sexy.

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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,636 ratings.