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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

1,802 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,802
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 103
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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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.23/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another xpa from Deschutes.

Pours an amber copper color with a finger of beige head. Decent retention with some lacing.

Aroma: Fairly hoppy for an apa. Pine and grassy flavors. It does have some biscuit malts and a bit of caramel malts as well. Not bad.

Taste: A little more sweet than the nose would suggest. The malts show here more, but it is still fairly hoppy. Floral and pine with some fruit citrus.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and bitter. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends a bit dry.

Overall, another xpa that I thought was a bit too malty. This one wasn't as bad because it was an apa and I expected a little more malt and not as much hops, but it brought a decent amount of hops to the table.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 16:10:16 | More by mothman
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-28-2013 23:59:57 | More by ejimhof
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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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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-05-2014 08:53:18 | More by rab53
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Bright orange with a quickly dissipating peanut shell tinted head. Minimal lace, dark colored body, with a slight, slow and lazy rise of effervesce within.

S: Fresh sweet pine and citrus, wet with a fresh caramel sweetness about.

T: Flavor of caramel-pine, flowery citrus, warming spruce-pine and alcohol. Citrusy forest, toasted pine wood and semi-dry apple fruitiness. Warming spicy bite on the finish. Crisp belgian like pale grains with an american speciality sweetness and lingering hoppiness.

M: Mouthful was nice and sticky, honey consistency, sharp tingle of carbonation.

O: Overall despite the labels claim this does deliver a good dose of hops while still maintaining sessionability. Woodsy everygreen-spruce like feel is perfect for sipping on that red chair at the cabin in the great northwest woods.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 00:50:33 | More by beerthulhu
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-02-2013 19:03:55 | More by mdaschaf
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dull orangeish and dark yellow color, egg shell colored head. Aroma was fair for a pale ale.

Taste, a delicate pale, can't tell its anywhere near 60ibu, aspects of grapefruit to it. A good pale, but really nothing identifiable to it I would figure in a blind test. Balanced, easy to drink. I like the mirror pond pale ale they make moreso. In the bottles I've had, the hops fade pretty quick on this one, a good amount of variation, not too sturdy.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 19:25:00 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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smakawhat

Maryland

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

Poured into a Nonic pint glass from the bottle. Thanks to colts9016 for the trade!

Pours gold out of the bottle with a nice simple off white three finger head . Real solid retention sitting on a great orange amber body with some slight cloudyness. Minimal lacing is noticeable, and small rising carbonation from the bottom.

Great grass and sweet malts, small hint of stemmed fruit possibly cherry. Feels a little arid. Real pleasant nose actually, just good.

Taste is a straight forward malt, but then a spicey bittering hop in the mid palate. Good bread finish on the swallow. Much to enjoy here.

A good simple Pale ale good good good. Drinkability is mighty fine with me. Don't know what else I can say.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 19:17:39 | More by smakawhat
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

04-15-2013 06:06:22 | More by Kelp
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-19-2012 01:35:29 | More by Mebuzzard
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

03-28-2013 15:41:43 | More by sendbeer
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beertunes

Washington

3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Upfront let me say that I like this beer better than the numbers show. I don't think it's a Pale Ale, it's more like an IPA Light. So compared to regular Pales, it doesn't show well.

Served in straight pint glass. Poured an attractive orange-amber color with just under an inch of light tan head with decent retention and lacing.

The aroma was hop forward, more than most pales, with the hint of malt in the nose way in the background. The taste was a bit more balanced, the malt was more forward, but still hop dominant.

The body was crisp and clean, with a nice hop bite at the back. Drinkability was very good, I could easily see myself drinking several of these in a day.

Overall, a very nice beer that would be better served being named differently, style-wise.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2010 22:41:39 | More by beertunes
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: copper orange brown with 1 finger off white head

smell: citrus, pine, caramel, malts

taste: citrus & pine hops, caramel malts

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: refreshing pale ale. glad I was able to try this one.

Cheers,
The CPJ

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 20:42:22 | More by THECPJ
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

03-21-2014 06:29:54 | More by zestar
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dirtylou

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, sixer

appearance: served in a Guinness imperial pint, bright orange body, light beige froth. An overall pretty attractive beer.

smell: caramel, bready malts, buttery, minimal hops

taste: this is the last of 6 - a beer that caught me a bit off guard. When i see "NWPA", i assume hoppy as hell, but not this guy. overbalanced to the malt side - buttered rustic bread, caramel, grain, grassy hops underneath. Smells pretty disappointing, but the flavors work

mouthfeel: smooth medium body

overall: Good, but not a repurchase

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 03:23:47 | More by dirtylou
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-31-2013 22:25:52 | More by dmorgan310
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billab914

Virginia

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Three Floyds glass. It poured a clear, amber color with a bubbly, half inch, white head filling the top of the glass. It left some decent lacing on the glass as I drank it as well.

The aroma has a nice, bright hoppiness to it. I get grapefruit and pine to it, with just a little of a tropical fruit, pineapple, mango coming through. Some sweeter, malt notes are there as well and compliments the hops nicely.

The taste has a very nice mix of hoppy and malty. I get some sweeter, malty, slight caramel notes coming through. From the hops I get the grapefruit flavors, along with more of that juicy, tropical fruit flavor. Pine is there, but a little less present than in the aroma. It finishes on the bitter side with some resiny, grapefruit flavors coming in. Very nice hoppy flavor to it overall.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being about average. Overall, I thought it was a very nice beer of the style. It had a very nice and bright hoppiness to it, and just enough malt to give it some nice sweet, balancing flavors. Very nice beer overall, definitely one I could drink several of very easily.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2011 22:57:04 | More by billab914
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afsdan

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

04-16-2014 19:15:09 | More by afsdan
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into Deschutes teku

Lightly hazed auburn pour with a two finger crop of lightly tanned head resting on top. Fades slowly, retaining well with plenty of patchy lacing on the glass.

Mild hop aromas with toasted bread crust, doughy malts and soft caramel sweetness.

Piny hops up front with understated notes of resin and bitterness. Bread crust and toasted grain in the backbone with biscuity malts. Reminds me a bit more of an English PA in the malt bill, finishing with a light snap of hops.

Medium body, decent carbonation, creamy and smooth on the tongue. Drinkable but pretty mild overall and frankly quite forgettable. This bottle was before the 'drink by' date but I'd like to give it another go with one that's less than a month old.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2013 11:34:23 | More by xnicknj
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was so happy to find some Deschutes beers at my local Jewel grocery stores!

Clear copper and bronze color and some nice tiny bubbling making its way to the top. Two finger head and a strong film of foam and nice lacey stickage from the light tan colored foam.

Resiny hops and toasty, bready, biscuity malt aromas. Smells like a pretty good APA.

Piney and citrus hop flavors mixed with syrupy biscuits upfront. Well toasted malt and hop bittereness that lingers, but does not overpower. The baance is a little more hops than malt overall, but that being said, I'd this is a very well balanced APA. The malts and hops each have there influence on your tasted buds and palate. Pretty easy to drink this 6.4% abv. beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 16:24:49 | More by scruffwhor
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-19-2013 21:08:32 | More by rolltide8425
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.8%

12-12-2011 23:16:12 | More by drummermattie02
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bark

Sweden

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The colour is amber (20 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head is beige and compact, it sinks slowly leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is smooth and quite dry. Mellow hoppy growing bitterness, red fruits and berries. Citric marmalade. Juicy sweet flavours.

The taste is a fine blend of smooth red grapefruits, bitter marmalade, fruit candy and a touch of rye bread. Elegant medium strong bitter flavours and clean sweetness. Medium body. The aftertaste got some caramel, fruits and berries (oranges, apricots, mango, lemon curd. Smooth bitter-sweet flavours in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong, lots of small long lived bubbles. The liquid is light and mid-smooth.

A solid and extremely smooth APA.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 18:59:17 | More by bark
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

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

On tap at the Portland pub on 1.6.2012.

A - Served a nice medium orange with a tan head. The head lingers for a bit then fades to a small film and leaves rings of lacing on the glass.

S - Pine, grass, and floral like most Deschutes hoppy beers.

T - Taste is similar, floral, grass, orange, pine.

D - Good carbonation with a nice body.

O - Solid, but not amazing. Good hop presence, but not overly.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2012 02:48:22 | More by HuskyinPDX
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
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