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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,829 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,829
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 107
Gots: 132 | 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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jdhasse

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-14-2013 02:12:13 | More by jdhasse
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-14-2013 00:09:29 | More by CanisMajor
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beersvh23

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-14-2013 00:03:52 | More by beersvh23
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Star80

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best before 4/11/13. Date coding is GOOD.

A - Pours our a rich copper with creamy head. Really great lacing.

S - Smells floral, brightly citrusy, with some lemon zest, grapefruit twang, some faintly tropical fruits and candy-like malts. Really a nice smelling beer.

T - Tastes very zesty, faintly earthy and little bit of sourdough bread. it actually comes together quite well and is highly refreshing. Some puckering lemon and grapefruit in there as well. Quite hoppy for a pale ale.

M - Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.

O - Overall a wildly hoppy pale ale with a lemony hop bite and smooth creamy body. Can't believe this is a seasonal and will enjoy it while I can. Deschutes is impressing the hell out of me so far. Welcome to Illinois!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 22:42:11 | More by Star80
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-13-2013 21:43:57 | More by hilgart1
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arniepnminne

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-13-2013 15:23:56 | More by arniepnminne
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bryseitz


3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-13-2013 04:18:48 | More by bryseitz
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Weischej


4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

01-13-2013 03:54:47 | More by Weischej
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-13-2013 03:36:34 | More by Guinnsslvr
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BrianCramer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-13-2013 02:37:51 | More by BrianCramer
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-13-2013 02:04:34 | More by DerwinWentworth
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xdtfx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-13-2013 00:11:04 | More by xdtfx
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by 3/29/13. Poured a slightly-hazy orange with a short white head. The aroma seems like it should stand up more— I just gets a creamy, mild floral and tangerine hop character. The flavor, however, has big, biting grapefruit over a subtle caramel malt backbone. There's also a nice juicy hop undertone that sets this apart from your average all-citrus pale ale. I'm a fan, it's a touch thick for the style, but damn tasty and a good break from the often-boring APA. Have a couple pints, you won't regret it.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 23:43:56 | More by tempest
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Shabadoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-12-2013 21:56:04 | More by Shabadoo
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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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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-12-2013 02:54:56 | More by spycow
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-12-2013 02:34:07 | More by Gagnonsux
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miadw3

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

01-10-2013 02:28:42 | More by miadw3
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

01-10-2013 00:54:41 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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jvillefan

California

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: It has a deep yellow almost orange color with a one finger lingering ivory white head.

S: Initially, after opening there were plenty of hop aroma with citrus and pine but as the beer sat there for a little bit (10-15 minutes) the smell dissipated and I was left with only a bready caramely aroma.

T: Hops are the first thing tasted but they are not overpowering. I would put the hops at a weak IPA. The have a very sharp bitterness with a musty (in a good way) grapefruit flavor. The malt is very prevelent in the back of this beer. Tons of breadyness, way more then expected with subtle hints of caramel.

M: Way heavier then expected for a pale ale but very good. The carbonation is a little weak but very good.

O: This is a very good secessionable beer that would be good on a hot day. Why it is an early winter release, I don't know but I will still drink it while I can.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 21:50:06 | More by jvillefan
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Jellopants356

Montana

4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Good representation of the style. Certainly the best American Pale Ale i've had in awhile. The color is a nice amber with a good solid hop smell. Yep, the mouthfeel is just about right, maybe a little more carbonation. Oooo baby, this one tastes perfect. Totally pale ale. Slight hops greet me with a full flavored ale which i WISH wasn't only a seasonal. This one needs to be a full-time offering for sure. Overall, great beer indeed.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 08:24:53 | More by Jellopants356
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yeastinfection

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-09-2013 05:03:37 | More by yeastinfection
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-09-2013 03:34:20 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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gottabetweed

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-09-2013 02:46:33 | More by gottabetweed
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tswater

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

01-08-2013 19:36:17 | More by tswater
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,829 ratings.