Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by sommersb:
3.3/5 rDev -19.5%
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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3.73/5 rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz glass into a pint glass over the weekend. Best by 7/10/14, so a couple days past. Oh well.
Looks good, amber with a yellow tint, 1 inch head somewhere between creamy and foamy (croamy?) Very good lacing. Not a lot of carbonation here.
Not getting anything on the nose. Maybe the old snout is off today.
Taste I'm getting is very subtle across the board. And improves toward the back end of the drink. A malt sweetness, with a faint but obvious hop bite (if that makes any sense) Could be affected by being at the end of its best by date.
Mouth was medium, neither soft or dry
Overall, not my favorite beer from one of the better breweries. But still a decent drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-14-2014 17:20:18 | More by MikeWard
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,822 ratings.