Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,950 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,950
Reviews: 483
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 112
Gots: 166 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

Can't believe I haven't reviewed this before... BBD of 06/05/13

Pours copper with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Nice lacing & head retention

S: Orange peel, pine & breadyness, fades as this warms, some pear, honey & lemons surface

T: Nice citrussy hops, a kiss of grassyness, a bit of biscuitty malt, plus some slight crackery notes up front. Some grapefruit, tangerine, & breadyness as this warms. Finishes slightly grainy, with lemons, a touch of mango, dryness, & flinty dryness

MF: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, great balance

So drinkable, I think we got some old crap last summer when this was introduced tp Missouri last Summer. This will be in the hot weather rotation if I can get this fresh

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - clear deep copper, thumb of off white head retained very well, lots of consistent lacing
S - hints of mild citrus, bubble gum, mint, mild perfume, pale grains
T - light leaves and herbs mixed with pale grainy malts, gentle citrus seeps through along with a bubble gum flavour, all very gentle yet effective flavours
S - mellow and relatively light, gets creamy through the middle and finishes light and airy with a touch of bitter, very easy drinking
O - definitely an impressive and unassuming brew, they nailed it in terms of a brew that's just hoppy enough to bring out some flavour but not so much that it will scare off the masses, well played

Photo of Bones10
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good brew. It looks good and laces enough to let you know it's there. The smell doesn't jump out as much as some, but the taste and feel of this fine little APA are great. This will be how I get newcomers onto the IPA bandwagon. Very balanced while allowing for the separate flavors to be tasted. Both malts and hops have a role to play and they do it well. I would drink again.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The Dechutes Red Chair was more of a Red/Amber Ale than a APA. The beer poured a clear amber color with thin white head that did not leave much lace. The scent was malty and on the sweeter side. There was not much presence of hops. The taste to me was a amberish type beer....not much bitterness, but a good sweet malt base with hints of caramel. The mouthfee was medium in body with decent carbonation. Overall its a fine amber ale....if I'm judging this as a APA, then it was dissappointing. I was expecting a hopped up red...

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out orange/amber with a thick little white head with good retention and lacing.

Smells fairly sweet. Caramel, orange, and floral.

This bottle is on the downward swing of its life but still packs a nice hop bitterness and flavor. Full of fruity and floral character. Caramel and bready malt.

Drinks nice and smooth with a medium body and medium carbonation. Finishes dry.

I don’t know why I was surprised by this being Deschutes and all. Great Pale Ale with an inviting sweet aroma and taste to it.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,950 ratings.