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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,848 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,848
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 107
Gots: 139 | FT: 1
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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Sinewave

Texas

5/5  rDev +22%

01-27-2012 21:53:41 | More by Sinewave
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PdxBeerGeek

Oregon

5/5  rDev +22%

Theres a reason this beer won beer of the world 2 years now. 2010 and 2012. Red chair has a very nice malty-hoppy flavor with a crisp taste and a nice mellow finish. one of my favorite deschuttes beers. Cheers to becoming beer of the world. worth every bit of respect from me. this brewery knows what theyre doing.

12-29-2012 17:59:09 | More by PdxBeerGeek
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jeff_hare

Oregon

5/5  rDev +22%

04-28-2012 02:39:46 | More by jeff_hare
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Didgeridoo

Washington

5/5  rDev +22%

03-20-2012 03:44:33 | More by Didgeridoo
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Unchi

California

5/5  rDev +22%

01-24-2012 14:02:35 | More by Unchi
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Bricelyn

Idaho

4.95/5  rDev +20.7%

12 oz bottle with a beautiful scene , was poured into a pint glass Foamed very little then dissipated quite quickly and is leaving no lace on the glass, the beer itself is a wonderfully rust orange with beautiful canary highlights.

I smell a grape-fruity hop with a little grain behind it.

Taste is Juniper at first mellowing into some malt but snaps back to a more grapefruit bitterness towards the end of your first few sips.

Good crisp mouth feel with just the right amount of carbination. leaves the palate a little sticky but that's nothing a few more brews wont help out!

This is a very drinkable beer.

02-27-2010 00:18:38 | More by Bricelyn
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malty

Michigan

4.89/5  rDev +19.3%

Gifted to me by a client from Bend, OR a couple weeks ago. Excited to try based on the awesome reviews. Best by 4/4/13.

Pours a rich reddish-bronze with a perfect clarity. A fluffy bumpy creamy off-white heads sits steadily at 1". Attractive carbonation rises at a kinetic pace.

The scent is vanilla creme with juicy tropical hoppiness. Perfectly balanced malt and hop. Perfectly balance for sure. Fruit cocktail syrup nose.

The flavor is definitely more sharp hops at the forefront, that titilate the tongue. The creamy malty sweetness still supports the star of the show (hops), but the sing a mean back-up. Balance, again, is the key.

Drinkability is extremely high and the mouthfeel is perfectly medium. Soft, creamy, prickly and comforting. A nice chalky flavorful finish.

Overall a simply perfect pale ale that I'm of so grateful to have tried. If I lived in the area, I'd drink this as fresh from the tap as possible. I cannot remember a pale ale with so much attractive pronounced goodness, but still keeping a blue-collar stature and humbleness. Simply love this beer.

03-10-2013 23:25:49 | More by malty
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mjaseattle

Washington

4.88/5  rDev +19%

A - Rich amber color. Fluffy foam that fades away nicely.

S - Sweet, hoppy, with a dash of malt. Inviting.

T - Also sweet, with a piney bitterness that sinks into your tongue, then disappears. Subtle aftertaste. Some citrus in there somewhere, I'm sure.

M - Ever so crisp and refreshing. It almost feels out of place in winter, as I could easily imagine putting a few of these back on a hot summer day.

D - I repeat, I could easily imagine putting a few of these back on a hot summer day.

Overall - Yum. One of the best new(ish) beers I've had in a while.

03-05-2010 06:01:27 | More by mjaseattle
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denver10

Kentucky

4.85/5  rDev +18.3%

A dark amber with a thumbs width white head that started to dwindle just as soon as I put the glass down. Great lacing. A delicious aroma; sweet citric heaven. One of the best grapefruit aromas I have come across from any beer, like I just cut open a fresh grapefruit and put it right up to my nose. Sharp, pointy, crisp. Flavor is just as good with the marriage between malt and hops. A floral and fruity fused malt base alongside a wonderful hit of grapefruit. There is a very balanced layer of bitterness throughout. A very crisp, silky mouthfeel aided by the carbonation. Wow, this is a great beer. Extremely balanced, extremely drinkable, extremely good. I can't get enough of this one and can't believe its only seasonal. I could drink this 365 without any problems. So damn good.

02-06-2012 01:02:18 | More by denver10
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.83/5  rDev +17.8%

Pours a nice head with its long lasting lacing lasts throughout the drinking of a glass/bottle of this NWPA.

The aroma is a well blended mix of light caramel malts and a little heavier on the hops and this transfers well into its taste, heavier on the hops with a lesser but still there caramel malt sweetness.

This is exactly my kind of drink, lots of hops (or at least hops dominate), light malts hints, and no alcohol aroma or taste like most imperials come with. I could drink a lot of these, well since I found this at Celebrate (a local off sale outlet) I've been doing just that.

Before I forget, I should mention the aftertaste, it's a dry but not overly dry with a light caramel malt tint.

05-05-2010 01:13:16 | More by LXIXME
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mojohawk21

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

02-23-2013 23:12:13 | More by mojohawk21
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joelparker

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

08-28-2012 19:43:21 | More by joelparker
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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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ZorroMulder

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

08-26-2012 15:13:36 | More by ZorroMulder
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

02-08-2014 21:04:01 | More by larryarms847
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RegalBeagle

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

04-02-2014 10:21:04 | More by RegalBeagle
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g_jenkins

California

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

04-13-2013 06:18:24 | More by g_jenkins
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Petorian13

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-18-2011 00:02:58 | More by Petorian13
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Austinmschauer

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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RJBGooner

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

06-16-2014 02:10:15 | More by RJBGooner
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

01-08-2014 00:29:47 | More by OregonGrown7
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rrock44

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

01-28-2012 01:54:35 | More by rrock44
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

05-10-2013 13:02:20 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

04-21-2014 23:51:35 | More by dizztracted
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,848 ratings.