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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

1,827 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,827
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 107
Gots: 133 | 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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1/5  rDev -75.6%

04-16-2012 06:23:06 | More by Frankieteardrop
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Washington

1/5  rDev -75.6%

10-10-2012 06:01:50 | More by benbjb
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rmmepv

New York

1/5  rDev -75.6%

03-09-2012 17:03:01 | More by rmmepv
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2/5  rDev -51.2%

06-23-2014 22:42:24 | More by ohiobeer29
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skyisland

Missouri

2/5  rDev -51.2%

10-03-2012 03:34:45 | More by skyisland
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blameo

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -45.1%

02-09-2014 23:56:47 | More by blameo
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mjryan

Minnesota

2.3/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I remember really liking this beer. A lot. What happened? Looks great in the glass. Aroma disappoints. Butter and citrus zest. I dig the citrus, not the butter. Flavour is again buttery. Very full, viscous mouthfeel. Diacetyl run amok. Bummer. I really liked this beer in the past, but the flabby butter character is a big let down. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 05:49:13 | More by mjryan
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BGsWo22

New York

2.5/5  rDev -39%

02-23-2013 04:42:15 | More by BGsWo22
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KennethPowers

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -39%

01-01-2014 19:55:13 | More by KennethPowers
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terence

California

2.5/5  rDev -39%

04-17-2012 01:27:17 | More by terence
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Anaz

California

2.7/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I picked some of this up on the advice of a friend, and things started off ok. It looks great, nice coppery color, fluffy white head. It smells pretty good, too. Floral, herbaceous hops, notes of pine, fresh rolls, and caramel.

The taste is where it started to go wrong for me. It's too sweet, and the strong herbal character of the hops don't really balance it, but make it taste like someone dropped a crazy sweet herbal cough drop in my beer. It gets cloy8ing very fast. I one Miller Lite cold, and it helped, reducing my perception of it's sweetness, but it's not really enjoying the beer to drink it that cold.

I normally find Deschutes beers to be well made, but this one really was hard to appreciate, and was really only drinkable straight from the bottle. I won't be buying it again, and I'll keep the last few in the fridge for guests who really aren't into what I usually have on hand.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 04:54:20 | More by Anaz
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

04-15-2014 19:38:28 | More by ygtbsm94
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Obsidian

California

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

04-11-2013 20:50:56 | More by Obsidian
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

02-07-2014 04:10:27 | More by BARFLYB
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

11-24-2013 23:56:00 | More by XmnwildX12
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

2.85/5  rDev -30.5%
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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hitshtwithsticks

California

3/5  rDev -26.8%

02-06-2013 09:22:17 | More by hitshtwithsticks
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -26.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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Oregon

3/5  rDev -26.8%

02-27-2012 00:28:38 | More by kylemckinnis
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.8%

01-18-2013 03:03:35 | More by beerhawk41
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California

3/5  rDev -26.8%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.8%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.8%

02-25-2013 15:39:50 | More by prisoner1572
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Oregon

3/5  rDev -26.8%

06-26-2014 17:46:33 | More by Admbmb92
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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,827 ratings.