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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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1,867 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,867
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 107
Gots: 142 | 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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Photo of BeerDrinker206
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

BeerDrinker206, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of dhannes
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.

dhannes, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of bifrost17
4/5  rDev -2.4%

bifrost17, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of MCain04
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.

MCain04, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
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.

JoeyBeerBelly, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

tpauer, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

mrjbrown27, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

KiMiRaiK, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

likesbeer, Mar 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

elwoodpdowd72, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

LuckyJohn, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

mdaschaf, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

ebenicr, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of McStagger
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%

Best by: 3/28/13

A: Pours a slightly murky reddish brown. Two fingers frappe head. Excellent retention. Excellent lacing. Subdued carbonation.

S: Excellent caramel malts. Honeyed, cereal sweetness. Noticeable, but not overpowering hop presence. Fresh leaves, grassiness, bit of pine.

T: Big malt presence. Subtle hop presence noted. Malt is definitely the star of the show here, with the hops providing the backbone, per se. Finishes sticky, with hop oil and resin rounding out the end. Dry, piney finish with hints of raisined fruit. Aftertaste is a bit soapy.

M: Full bodied yet balanced. Exceptionally smooth. Exquisite mouthfeel.

O: Very good. Exceptional, even. Personally, I find it runs a bit malt heavy, but I expect this from Deschutes. I'd be very interested in trying this fresh.

McStagger, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Jave
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Jave, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Hornet2003
4.1/5  rDev 0%

Appearance: Mild copper tones. Creamier head. Opaque in the glass.

Smell: Sweet and citric fruits. Mango, papaya, orange, lemon.

Taste: Similar to aroma. Fruity with a biscuity malt character backing things up.

Mouthfeel: Sweeter than I expected or have ever experienced for an APA. They had to beef up the malt to offset the high hoppiness. It's not offensive, but can seem a touch cloying after it warms.

Overall: Highly enjoyable even considering the sweetness. I would be happy if more APAs were similar to this level of hopping.

Hornet2003, Mar 01, 2013
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4.64/5  rDev +13.2%

Wow....Excellent beer.

Served in a cold glass. The orange/brown color and the perfect amount of froth just screams "drink me". The smell hints at the hopiness to come. The taste is a delightfull mix of citrus and fruits. There is a slight malty hint in the back. This is a much more complex beer than I expected. I got my hop head satisfied while not blowing away the taste buds with over the top hop bomb. This is a very drinkable beer. Several beers into my case and I am still not "all hopped out". The mouthfeel is a little on the light side given all the flavors dancing around in my mouth.

I suppose a "fuller" mouthfeel would make it less of a sessionable beer.

This is a beer that is worth keeping in stock and serving to friends.

NoHipTee, Mar 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

abex44, Mar 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

KingSlayer, Feb 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Massbmx, Feb 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Beerswag, Feb 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Ish1, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of nickapalooza86
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

Pours a light amber, about a half finger of off white head that is leaving some decent lacing... Slight haze to it.

Smell is decent, with a grapefruit up front, a lot of bready charachters coming through as well, maybe even a little plum.

starts with a dab of hops then moves on to a really bready quality in the middle, steps over to a bite of pine and finishes like bitter grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation, finishes pretty dry.

This is a decent APA, not my favorite but very flavorful, I will pick up a 6 or 2 every year when in comes out. Give it a go if you get Deschutes.

nickapalooza86, Feb 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

shohen, Feb 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

WizzardOfHops, Feb 27, 2013
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,867 ratings.