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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

1,807 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,807
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 103
Gots: 128 | 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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Sunn

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-19-2014 02:23:03 | More by Sunn
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Boca-X

Missouri

4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a 16oz shaker. beautiful thick off-white head. Thick lacing throughout tasting. Deep golden, copper honey color...almost a hint of red? (duh...copper).

Cutus, floral, hops on the nose with a hint of lemon zest.

Wonderful, full mouthfeel...not heavy but full. Perfect carbonation. Hints of honey and peaches upfront, sweet and balanced. Tasty malts and a nice hoppy finish. The hops are used sparingly and fade fast and clean.

This is such a great beer...so smooth, so tasty. Nothing overpowering...the citrus, sweet honey taste, malts and hops blend effortlessly...many flavors but blended so well that it almost seems to simple, to good to be real? Perfect everyday beer but alas...not an all yearer. Buy if you can find, drink if you have found and buy extra in May because that's when they stop production of this perfect little gem.

One of my all time favorites!

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 23:21:18 | More by Boca-X
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-18-2014 17:24:58 | More by JohnK17
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Gmartin75

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-18-2014 01:19:28 | More by Gmartin75
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-17-2014 13:07:32 | More by oline73
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Micros32

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-17-2014 08:14:07 | More by Micros32
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samtrillo

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-17-2014 04:44:56 | More by samtrillo
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od_sf

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

02-16-2014 21:40:46 | More by od_sf
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

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

Reviewed: 5/14/14

previous quick rating of 4.25 on 2/16/14

Red Chair NWPA by Deschutes
poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

P-cool label with a old style chair lift 4.25

A- Hazy light orange thin tan head and good lacing. beautiful 4.25

S- cone (?) hops, mild citrus and something slightly sweet 4.25

T- bitter and mild, good hop character, good balance, mild and smooth 4.5

M- flavor-full but not overpowering. refreshing 4.0

D- very easy on the palate and smooth 4.5

O- great beer, love that the style is almost regional 4.25

thanks to the gang at Doc Watson's for suggesting this one, bought some for the house

(Special Review 4/16 for my Holiday)

Highly recommend ---- J

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 20:49:54 | More by Extrajoker00
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KFrank729

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

02-16-2014 17:37:00 | More by KFrank729
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Auraan

Arizona

4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy amber orange without any head to speak of and some slight bubbles coming up. Not the best looking pale ale I've seen, but its pretty nice. Scent begins with a big hit of orange zest from Centennial hops, mingling with some pine resin and slight grapefruit along with a nice, pleasant malty sweetness and some nice grassy aromas. Quite appetizing, very well done. Taste begins with orange sweetness, a bit of pine resin and some nice caramel malt. Pine resin comes out more in the middle, overpowering the orange and caramel sweetness. The finish returns to the caramel and orange but also adds a good hit of bitter citrus pith and pine resin. The aftertaste is bitter with hints of toasted malt. A good, robust, but not overpowering flavor profile. Complex but accessible, very well done. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bit of prickly carbonation upfront and a smooth feel in the middle and finish. Very easy to drink as a result, expertly done. Overall this is an excellent pale ale. It highlights citrus and pine forward hops, without the high bitterness of an IPA, balances them with some nice sweet malt and combines that flavor with an excellent aroma and mouthfeel. Another winner from Deschutes.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 06:49:33 | More by Auraan
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nrbw23

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-16-2014 05:10:50 | More by nrbw23
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DonGuido

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-16-2014 00:11:55 | More by DonGuido
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-16-2014 00:01:59 | More by xdefeatsy
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-15-2014 23:43:41 | More by superdoopersauce
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Snooprobirob

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Becker glass. Copper colored with a slight cloudiness that fades quickly. About a finger of head that only sticks around for a few minutes. No noticeable carbonation. Wonderful Citric aroma hits my nose with a slap of malty hops, I'm getting excited now!

The smell does not disappoint, grapefruit entry with a bitter finish that lingers on your lips and tongue. No lacing left behind, and the head has turned into a tiny ring around the top of beer.

This is the third style brew I have had from Dechutes. Each one has become an automatic favorite, and I look forward to trying more.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 22:02:43 | More by Snooprobirob
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

02-15-2014 21:22:49 | More by edhizdeid
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Ejayz

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-15-2014 02:34:00 | More by Ejayz
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BeerChamp27

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

02-14-2014 23:56:04 | More by BeerChamp27
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Supra97

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

02-14-2014 21:46:51 | More by Supra97
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DaveOB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-14-2014 15:33:32 | More by DaveOB
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AaronOp

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

02-14-2014 06:31:33 | More by AaronOp
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briiguy

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-14-2014 00:28:45 | More by briiguy
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Brenden

Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

This "Northwest'style" pale ale is a clear reddish-orange color. The head is just off-white and caps at slightly less than one finger. It doesn't keep up a whole lot but does keep it consistently, a strong layer remaining and dropping equally strong lacing.
There are lots of aromatics in this one, and they transfer very thoroughly to the flavor. It begins with a piney note that isn't too harsh and melds with some orange zest and has a bit of a peppery kick as well. It leans dry in the middle, but some tropical fruits start it off then come back in to finish it out. A bit of sweetness from malts, caramel but with a nice nuttiness to it, evens and balances it out well.
The feel is the best aspect in this beer. It's rich with a creamy thickness that doesn't exceed its medium body, and it's completely crisp to boot. Silky creaminess gives way to sweetness that cuts through a dry edge it begins to take, adding depth to the overall feel. The key to keeping it together is really that it stays so crisp all the while.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 22:21:12 | More by Brenden
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allstar255

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-13-2014 22:14:16 | More by allstar255
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,807 ratings.