Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Swimsum:
4.18/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured out of a 12oz bottle into my Bruery tulip. Best by 4/14/2011 (says 1920 M underneath, batch number perhaps?)
Pours out a nice deep copper color with a light beige head. Head is initially a finger high but settles to a thin ring around the glass. Body is hazy. In light it is a nice golden copper color. Very nice looking liquid. Some very nice looking loose lacing clings to the glass as the liquid recedes in the glass.
Nice and hoppy upfront. A good malt backbone balances this out nicely. Getting some toasty notes from the malt. The hops give off a more resin and earthy tone.
Resin hops great the taste buds upon first sip. A bit grassy notes also detected. The malt doesn't come through as much as it does in the smell for me. The hops really dominate this one. Each swallow gives a bit of sweetness that I'm guessing comes from the malt. It really helps to balance the beer but the hops are still much the dominating presence. A nice bitterness lingers in the mouth after each sip.
Nice feeling on this one. It's a bit thicker than medium bodied but not in a bad way. Carbonation isn't apparent on the mouth. As stated in the taste, bitterness lingers but isn't distracting at all.
This is another solid beer from Deschutes. For a pale this is pretty hopped up (sort of like Sierra Nevada Pale). I would have liked a bit more balance but at the same time the hophead in me loves this. Will be getting more of this for sure.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2011 05:24:06 | More by Swimsum
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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 1,800 ratings.