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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

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1,855 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,855
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 107
Gots: 138 | 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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Alberta (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +12.2%

33cl bottle poured into a rounded beer glass.

A-Pours a clear copper with two fingers of tight white head. The head settles down pretty quickly, but maintains a good skiff at the top of the glass. Lacing is present initially as a full wall, which recedes to lines and dots on the side of the glass.

S-A good dose of citrus and pine hops. A bit of sweet melon.

T-A complex hop character that gives some citrus, pine, and bubble gum/melon sweetness. Malt is present giving it just enough of a backbone for the hops to stand up and shine through.

M-Moderately full mouthfeel with moderate/high carbonation. It finishes with a touch of hop astringency, but the sweetness pushes off any harshness from the pallet.

O-Refreshing, smooth, and complex. A fantastic quaff.

03-08-2013 02:38:16 | More by Muhly
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-07-2013 04:15:26 | More by AgentMunky
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3.2/5  rDev -22%

Best By – 05/08/13
Tasted – 03/06/13

A – Pours a dark copper and orange with a moderate off white head that thins and leaves nice lacing.

S – Sweet and malty. Hops are hidden underneath it all. There are sweet caramel malts on the front and some light hoppiness to it.

T – Sweet here again. Some old dried fruits, raisins. A nuttiness develops and the hops again are quite subdued.

M – Crisp and light.

O – Something off-putting with this beer. Malt profile is odd and dominates whatever hops are there.

03-07-2013 03:49:34 | More by Moose90
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

03-07-2013 01:26:27 | More by brandon911
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

03-06-2013 17:09:35 | More by weerezboy
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-06-2013 05:36:41 | More by AnthonyVincent
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-06-2013 04:38:09 | More by jco3rd
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-06-2013 01:19:38 | More by Hanzo
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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

03-06-2013 01:10:22 | More by BarrytheBear
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

03-05-2013 23:15:00 | More by pirkle668
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-05-2013 05:56:22 | More by bvermilion
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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%

Pours amber-orange
Smell- bread, sweet/fruity
Taste- zesty up front, some citrus hop bite. Delicious fruity bouquet, apricot, apple, orange. Sweet malty breadiness, finishes nicely malty with some herbal (green tea) and fruity hopiness. A fantastic pale ale, shows some great malt layers yet still very APA in its lush hop profile. Very drinkable, the beer I wanna drink all spring/ summer

03-05-2013 00:18:50 | More by evanforbeer
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-04-2013 09:24:31 | More by nzerbe
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-04-2013 06:39:30 | More by BeerDrinker206
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3.8/5  rDev -7.3%

Purchased a single at Binny's...poured into a standard pint glass and let sit for a few minutes.

A=Rich, dark gold color with steady eggshell head that lasted for about 2 minutes...very nice.

S=Almost none--perhaps a very faint floral smell at first, and then some apricot later on.

T=First sip--hops dominated, with a smokiness to it. Apricot and milkiness developed later on, with a spicy, nutmeg like, bite.

M=Noticeable carbonation at first, but sourness made it a bit difficult to drink more than one of.

O=Reminded me of Magic Hat #9, with a tastier hop backbone. I may try a tap with the right meal,e.g. barbecued chicken.

03-04-2013 04:10:28 | More by dhannes
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-03-2013 22:14:16 | More by bifrost17
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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%

Best by 06/14/13. Poured into a Bells Tulip glass.

A: Golden, amber, and clear. Creamy 2 finger head with great retention and lacing.

S: Not too much nose. A little pine, a little grassy floral notes, not too aromatic. Bottle describes it and "subtle aromatic seduction," so I guess I can't hold it against them.

T: Great hop flavor, crisp taste with a readily-apparent but very nice barley malt background that balances well. Not extremely bitter. Really dances over the palate with flavors. A little thin, but overall quite wonderful.

M: Clean, crisp, refreshing. A little watery, but aside from that, very well done.

O: Nice overall beer. Really easy to drink, very sessionable, would be perfect for a nice summer day, but I'm still enjoying it in bitter cold of February.

03-03-2013 21:37:01 | More by MCain04
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New York

4.48/5  rDev +9.3%

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - translucent rust color with a off-white head that thinned to a layer leaving a good amount of lacing.

S - sourdough bread with a hint of citrus rind.

T - lots of bready malt flavor with a hint of bitterness which really stands out more so after the finish with a tartness on the lips.

F - medium bodied, it drinks smooth and easy.

O - very good beer.

03-03-2013 21:35:26 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-03-2013 02:12:10 | More by tpauer
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South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

03-03-2013 01:55:07 | More by mrjbrown27
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-02-2013 23:11:35 | More by KiMiRaiK
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

03-02-2013 22:39:03 | More by likesbeer
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

03-02-2013 22:17:08 | More by elwoodpdowd72
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

03-02-2013 19:53:39 | More by LuckyJohn
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-02-2013 19:03:55 | More by mdaschaf
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
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