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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

2,043 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,043
Reviews: 505
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 119
Gots: 207 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 01-22-2010

Available: January to May
Alc. by Vol.: 6.2%
IBUs: 60

192 calories per 12 oz serving
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Photo of Southside830
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another great offering from Deschutes. Starts off very similar to hop trip IMO. As it warms the sweet malts kick in toning down the hops a bit. Very drinkable pale ale that has a nice hop presence balanced with a sweet juicy malt backbone.

Photo of Slay40
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of italianstallion
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Redneckwine
4.81/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into tulip

Appearance - Golden amber leans to the dark side, ever so slightly hazy, 1 finger off-white head retains very well and leaves lots of sticky lacing.

Smell - Citrusy hops are very smooth and juicy sweet; orange marmalade comes to mind immediately, also a touch of pine. Fruity esters prevalent, as well as a doughy biscuit malt.

Taste - Take the smell and amplifies it 100x. Big citrus punch up front: straight up sweet orange marmalade hopping mixed with a bit of piney dankness. The hops meld beautifully with fruity, yeasty notes as prominent toasty, biscuity malts begin to steal the show and the beer dries out in a hurry. Finishes juuuust off-dry with moderately low pine resiny bitterness.

Feel - Super smooth medium body, moderately high carbonation moves this around the palate perfectly. Crisp and refreshing. This beer goes down ridiculously easy: "drinkable" would be an understatement.

Overall - "Big flavor, perfectly balanced", are the 4 words that best describe this for me. A beer with a delicious hop punch that doesn't shy away from letting a tasty malt backbone get some air-time too. Bitterness is low, and dries the palate just enough to make you yearn for the next sip. The body and feel are ethereal... Just so damn easy to knock these back. When I think of "beer", this is the one I think about. This beer is in near-perfect harmony.

Photo of jemarent
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRaven99664
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the best pale ales around. Well Done!

Photo of dleiner
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justbeing
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamLand
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERWOLF1951
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer to me is perfectly balanced with hops present without being overpowering. Dangerously drinkable for 6.2%. Highly recommended.

Photo of pjbfromkc
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of P1us182
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shadwow13
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ebeye
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Revelry
3.22/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours to an extremely murky and unfiltered golden orange. Did not form much of a head. Can literally see little particles floating around. Looks good in the glass.
S - Light citrus, hops and a little malt.
T - A light hoppiness upfront, but it's more like orange than grapefruit followed by a nice light malty backbone at the end to round it out. Very easy drinking and quite sessionable. O - A really good brew!
V - Good value.

Photo of BTodd
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Kark
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OlyBob
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice beer, not sure how this NWPA is different than the retired IPA version.

Photo of muraco3
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drew74
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaximumYuks
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tracker83
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,043 ratings.