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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,801 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,801
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 102
Gots: 127 | 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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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-25-2013 23:44:54 | More by HoistinBrews
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-26-2014 03:56:51 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-16-2012 15:26:29 | More by pirmannt1
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TheSixthRing

California

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

Appearance - Pours a fairly clear, golden amber orange with an off-white, 2 finger head. Good retention. Lacing hangs nicely around the glass.

Smell - Citrus hop. Clean. Mild grapefruit. Lesser note of dark caramel.

Taste - Hop forward, but not to say the hops are aggressively bitter. Lots of citrus, orange zest and a tame grapefruit, with strong, deep caramel backbone. Slightly toasted malt. Hint of peppery spice. Finishes with a nice, equal balance between the malt and hop.

Mouthfeel - Incredible mouthfeel. Impossibly smooth. Creamy. I could drink this all day.

Overall - Deschutes does it again. I went to this beer many times during the spring and winter last year, and this year it's been no different. Such a phenomenal beer from every aspect. My favorite Pale Ale. By far. Deschutes, PLEASE make this a year-round offering! It's too good not be there for 4th of July and Halloween!

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 06:24:26 | More by TheSixthRing
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snaotheus

Washington

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass

Pours a slightly coppery color, clear, decent head that fades fast and leaves decent lacing. Medium amount of visible active carbonation. Smell is surprisingly hoppy...very nice. Spicy and citrus hops, some sweetness from maltiness in the background.

Strong bitterness, primarily grapefruit rind hops bitterness, some kind of bitter tree bark bitterness (I don't know why that comes to mind, but that's how I want to describe it). You can tell this used to be an IPA recipe.

Mouthfeel is dry and a little thick, but pleasant. Bitterness is just on the verge of being too much for what I look for in a pale ale, which probably means that it's way too much for most people. I like it.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 00:20:02 | More by snaotheus
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-20-2012 04:23:25 | More by DelicateDelirium
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-16-2013 04:50:08 | More by Eaglefan344
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

02-19-2013 01:24:04 | More by siege06nd
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rawfish

California

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours dark copper with a slight chill haze. Forms a small one finger white head with rather poor retention but nice webbed lacing on the glass.

Aroma has a good sticky caramel malt backbone, slightly sweet and a hop profile of pine, sweet citrus and apricot, more fruity than bright.

Well balanced, brown sugar and whole grain bread and caramel malt hold the beer down well as a nice solid tone of pine, tangerine, apricot and mild grapefruit hop character becomes apparent. Bitterness also seems a bit toned coming in late after the drink drying and pleasant.

Medium bodied but carbonation is bright and exciting, reminiscent of Deschutes' Black Butte porter, very refreshing. Appropriate drying, smooth and well put together pale.

Can't say enough about how great the mouthfeel Deschutes puts out on some of their beers, Red Chair fits that bill. A bold northwest American style beer lots of hop variety yet balanced and whole.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 00:32:49 | More by rawfish
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-28-2014 04:13:07 | More by jkball01
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scott2269

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

01-15-2012 17:01:57 | More by scott2269
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random846

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-19-2014 05:43:15 | More by random846
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

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

extra from Nice Cans BIF. 12oz into Firestone Walker pint glass.

A- Bronze/amber, pretty colorful, nice creamy eggshell-white pancake head. Thick, sticky lacing.

S- Hops, bready malt. Hops are citrus, grapefruit, a bit piny. Some pretty bready malt, way more pronounced than I would expect. I like it, though.

T- Incredibly fruity. Pine hops are bitter, but it's like a fruit punch tidal wave at first. Honeydew, pineapple, mango, papaya. Pretty good malt base does a really solid job of tying this one together. Really, for the amount of hops, it's pretty balanced.

M- Full/rich for the style, good carbonation, Great lingering notes.

D- Pretty high... really a unique and flavorful beer. I'd be happy to drink this again. Really surprised me. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2010 02:01:56 | More by ShogoKawada
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-17-2014 23:32:18 | More by plumcrazyfx
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-11-2013 03:10:57 | More by MrMcGibblets
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oldvines

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-04-2013 20:41:52 | More by oldvines
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle purchased as part of a mixed six pack at Binny's Naperville, bottle dated best by 4/13/13. Damn, I didn't see this beers impending death before I bought it.

Pours a lightly hazy apricot with some long lasting big puddles of white that leaves some small sticky spatter.

Smells of faint white nectarine and white toast.

Mild buttery maltiness, strawberries, and dry white nectarine flesh. Understated caramel malts weave with a touch of grassiness at the finish.

Light, fluffy, and smooth on the tongue.

For being on bottle date life support, there's still a hell of lot to like about this. Flavors are soft but everything melds nicely, a drinkable and flavorful Pale.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 01:10:22 | More by BarrytheBear
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doughanson78

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-15-2011 09:50:36 | More by doughanson78
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

02-15-2012 20:32:36 | More by sharpski
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

04-17-2012 07:49:40 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-13-2014 06:14:23 | More by oso
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GreenCard

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: polished copper, good clarity, thick layer of white fine-beaded foam, good head retention, lots of lace

Aroma: biscuity malt, piney hops, hint of cooked strawberries

Flavor: medium malt sweetness; resiny hop flavor that tends toward a citrus-peel, leafy-green note; caramel; finishes semisweet with a lingering hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium-full body, gentle carbonation, a bit chewy

Other comments: A pretty smooth, not-too-hoppy pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2010 00:42:46 | More by GreenCard
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-02-2013 06:30:04 | More by LambicPentameter
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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-25-2014 03:59:44 | More by jaymo18
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

04-24-2013 12:12:50 | More by Mattyb79
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,801 ratings.