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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,642 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1642
Reviews: 462
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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mfnmbvp

Illinois

2.85/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with a best by date of 04/18/2013. Uncapped and poured to a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a somewhat murky burnt orange color with virtually no head to speak of, just a soft white foam on the surface. Lots of bubbles rushing to the surface. Nice ring of lacing left on the glass.

S - Very fruity type of hop aroma is what initially comes to mind. Almost reminds me of an artificial strawberry / peach soda type smell. Slightly piney and grassy, but faint. Bready malts really only become apparent to me as the beer begins to warm.

T - Interesting blend of malts up front, with underlying fruity hoppiness. Nicely bodied, but poorly balanced in my opinion. Far too bready and fruity. Apricot and peach flavors present. I commend it on it's tame taste as opposed to those APA's that are basically just hop bombs, but I would have enjoyed some more bitterness here for sure. Sweet in the finish.

M - Feel is dry and slightly resinous and viscous, invoking another sip.

Overall, this is nothing to write home about. It is by no means a bad beer, I would just prefer something with more of a punchline to it in the end. This beer is definitely falling short somewhere, and in desperate need of a kick. Nice light body, nice carbonation, and nice 6.20% abv, but that's about all this beer has going for it. Not something I would try again, but this was my first beer by Deschutes Brewing, so I'd be interested in trying one of their other beers.

Deschutes Red Chair NWPA ---3/5.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 22:24:15 | More by mfnmbvp
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A--Gorgeous beer. Light amber/copper in color. Medium foamy head, slight lacing left in the glass.

S--Absolutely wonderful. Citrus hops are up first, followed by a hint of pine and then the malt.

T--Very bright and crisp. As with the nose, the citrus hops stand out well, with a nice malt taste to follow. A great aftertaste that leaves just a hint of dry bitterness.

M--Just what I was expecting from the style. Medium body and very easy to drink. Perfect amount of carbonation for me and extremely refreshing.

O--Definitely one of the best Pale Ales that I've had, right up there with Sierra Nevada, which as far as I'm concerned is the holy grail of Pale Ales. This has slightly less hops to me and slightly more malts. Great beer all around and there will be plenty of it in my future.

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bought this from the clearance rack - marked only $1 a bottle!
poured from the 16 oz bottle into my starbucks california mug:
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

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M
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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,642 ratings.