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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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1,890 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,890
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 109
Gots: 149 | 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 scruffwhor
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.

scruffwhor, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -2.4%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Gagnonsux, Jan 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

miadw3, Jan 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
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.

jvillefan, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Jellopants356
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.

Jellopants356, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of yeastinfection
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

yeastinfection, Jan 09, 2013
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

gottabetweed, Jan 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

tswater, Jan 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

sdonegan, Jan 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

JVan, Jan 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Rau71, Jan 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

nick1427d, Jan 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

CreedeSon, Jan 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Bobheed, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of mnphish
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

First nitro beer! Pours a light amber with a one finger head. Citrus, pine, and caramel on the nose, same goes for the taste. It's got a nice bitter aftertaste as well. Mouthfeel is epic. It's milky creamy goodness, lightly carbonated & highly drinkable! Great brew, fantastic on Nitro!

mnphish, Jan 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Resuin, Jan 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

durlta, Jan 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

pukahi91, Jan 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

ctrevino, Jan 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Kubrickx, Jan 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

lefty, Jan 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

esullivan880, Jan 05, 2013
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,890 ratings.