Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery
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4.61/5 rDev +12.4%
Really enjoying the new distribution of Deschutes in Chicago. Had this baby before but needed to give it another try.
Served into a teku glass
A- Transparent, light maroon colored body. Not much head retention, but lots of lacing in this baby.
S- Sweet tangerine with biscuity malt, and you can definitely smell some honey.
T- Extremely complex but everything complements each other. Initial bitter pine taste that is smoothed out by honey, which then turns into a light malt backbone, which then ends with some bittersweet tangerine. This is heavenly.
M- Light, sticky mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.
O- Deschutes is slowly becoming my go to brewery for pale ales. They really know how to make the ingredients work together, and nothing is overwhelming. i feel like this 6 pack may go by fast.
01-17-2013 03:47:21 | More by Efay
3.9/5 rDev -4.9%
12oz bottle to standard pint glass
Notes taken 01/13/13 - BB 04/11/13
A: Pours a caramel amber body with some orange colored hues to it. Bright clarity. Topped with a thick cloud of khaki tan foam. Soapy looking and stubborn as all get out. Leaves a thick lattice of sticky coat down the glass.
S: Smells real piney with an overall honey like sweetness. Soft caramels with a bit of orange peel and some herbals mixed in. Not bad at all and hoppier than I was expecting.
T: Taste brings forth more orange and citrus fruit than the nose and a modest amount of sappy pines. I get a distinct earthy mineral note with a bit of minty herbs in the background. There is an overall caramel sweetness to the beer with some soft bread and a relatively lower bitterness factor that is quite delicate on the palate. Alcohol is well hidden and seldom known. A rather quaffable pale ale I must say.
M: Creamy and frothy feel. Very smooth with a nice even carbonation and moderate in weight. There is just a slight warming sensation with a nice light drying crisp finish. Touch of residual sugary hop oils linger about.
D: Much better than I remember the Red Chair IPA being. Hops were vibrant while still complimenting the sweeter malt additions as the PNW style is known for. Clean yeast character. Very drinkable balance.
Would have again.
01-15-2013 22:58:38 | More by Nugganooch
4.28/5 rDev +4.4%
This is my 4th Deschuttes beer since they started distributing in the Chicago area earlier this month, and all of them have been delicious. 12oz brown bottle with a best before date of 04/11/13 stamped above the bar code.
The beer poured a clear amber color with a 1½-finger white head that lasted over 3 minutes. Lacing was also plentiful.
The beer had a nice shortbread cookie smell to it along with citrus and floral hops.
Big grapefruit/tangerine flavor with lots of hops and lots of bitterness. Sweet caramel malt and other malts for balance along with a kiss of honey. Delicious.
Thick and creamy despite the fairly high carbonation. Got to put this one at full bodied with a bitter citrus aftertaste.
If you like big, bold, and bitter IPA's, then this one's for you. Let it warm a bit for best flavor.
01-15-2013 09:35:33 | More by matjack85
4.63/5 rDev +12.9%
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!
01-13-2013 22:42:11 | More by Star80
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
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