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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,801 Ratings
THE BROS
96
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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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-26-2013 01:13:31 | More by jplopez21
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DMc8ride

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-25-2013 21:17:47 | More by DMc8ride
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hoppytobehere

Colorado

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

Enjoy by 4/4/13

A: Clear amber body. Generous soapy head and excellent retention.

S: Nice notes of malt and hops.

T: Awesome balance. Fantastic fresh hop flavors with a malt backbone.

M: Drinks great. Good levels of carbonation, medium-bodied. I'd knock these back with fervor.

O: I love their Mirror Pond and this is just as good, if not better.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 03:34:16 | More by hoppytobehere
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NeutroMan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-25-2013 03:29:33 | More by NeutroMan
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hmmm...World Beer Awards Best Beer 2010 & 2012 - a must try!
12oz bottle pours amber with excellent clarity and is topped with a rocky, off-white head that holds good retention & leaves lots of sticky, chunky lace. Floral hop nose with citric grapefruit, caramel, toasted malt. Tastes are piny hops up-front, grapefruit rind, caramel malt, bready malt, nice toasted grain finish while the piny hop lingers yet finishes clean. The hops come across more juicy and slightly tropical rather than piny as the palate warms up to the moderate bitterness. Mouth-feel is smooth with pleasant carbonation allowing the vast complexity to meld. Overall, amazing balance with a nice complex array of flavors. One of the best APA's out there!

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 01:24:35 | More by barnzy78
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OMsweetOM

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-24-2013 05:30:10 | More by OMsweetOM
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phishbone23

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-23-2013 14:48:28 | More by phishbone23
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ChugginOil

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a transparent amber color with a soft 3 fingers of white head. Walls of lacing cling with stickiness.

The nose has some sweet buttery malt notes, followed by a hoppy pine resin aroma. Maybe some juicy fruit offered from the hops.

The flavor profile is similar to the nose. Subtle bitter hoppiness up front with an ample amount of sweet buttery goodness.

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with very appropriate carbonation. Slightly chewy yet very drinkable.

Overall, with just a bit more hops this beer would be quite balanced. Otherwise, very solid.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2013 05:26:31 | More by ChugginOil
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Ogre

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-23-2013 03:06:46 | More by Ogre
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fox227

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-23-2013 01:32:32 | More by fox227
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A really beautiful amber color. A nice bubbly head that retained pretty well. Some sticky lacing remained on glass.

Smell: The only disappointing part of this beer. Very light hop presence with kind of an artificial/metallic aroma. There were some sweet hops to be found in the end of the aroma but not enough to bring it back.

Taste: This is really fantastic. The crisp hops bite at the front of this beer and yield to the creamy caramel body which makes this pale ale really fantastic. A malt thickness is on the undertones of this brew. The hop brightness blasts through at the end of this beer and makes it stick on the palette for a long time.

Mouthfeel: A very heavy malt feeling covers the palette. The hops are not too very pronounced on the aftertaste but overall this is very pleasant

Overall: Really awesome. Deschutes is making some incredible beer. I've been impressed with the wide range of their beer. Any of their products should do the job for you.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 01:17:32 | More by KFBR392
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Eltomo88

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-22-2013 06:25:34 | More by Eltomo88
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-22-2013 05:16:29 | More by eawolff99
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fivetime

Idaho

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-22-2013 01:11:27 | More by fivetime
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.8%

01-21-2013 20:56:08 | More by PHBoiler
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DirtyKurt

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-21-2013 19:43:59 | More by DirtyKurt
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leedorham

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-21-2013 18:38:49 | More by leedorham
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Beefytits4

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-21-2013 15:32:54 | More by Beefytits4
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brn9000

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-21-2013 15:22:50 | More by brn9000
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DeekNayvuz

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-21-2013 01:59:31 | More by DeekNayvuz
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hopswap1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-20-2013 18:25:48 | More by hopswap1
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johunnic

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-20-2013 18:11:46 | More by johunnic
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jadeal

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-20-2013 04:26:56 | More by jadeal
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BrienVoll

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-19-2013 22:42:54 | More by BrienVoll
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ambruns1979

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-19-2013 05:50:18 | More by ambruns1979
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,801 ratings.