Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by sommersb:
3.3/5 rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Thanks to nickd717 for this one
12oz brown bottle with best by date of 04-28-11
Served in a tulip pint
Clear copper beer with lots of bubbles present. Big 4 fingers of off-white, creamy head with good retention. Nice amount of lacing as well.
Hop aromas are clearly dominant, with citrusy grapefruit as well as pine tree smells. The bready malts are there too, but hard to pick up.
Taste is primarily of the citrusy hop bitterness with a flavor of grapefruits. The bitter subsides a bit as the beer warms up.
Feel is a medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter.
Overall an OK beer, but I would have liked to see some more balance from the malts to offset the bitter notes. Their website indicates this falls somewhere between a pale ale and an IPA. I think its closer to being an IPA than a traditional pale ale.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2011 04:53:18 | More by sommersb
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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
92 out of 100 based on 1,528 ratings.