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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

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2,038 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,038
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 119
Gots: 206 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 01-22-2010

Available: January to May
Alc. by Vol.: 6.2%
IBUs: 60

192 calories per 12 oz serving
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

There is definitely a very strong malt presence for an APA. There is a slightly bitter, bready taste, but I think this beer could be more well balanced. Overall, I'm slightly disappointed because there was a decent amount of hype when Deschutes started distributing to Illinois, but I think Black Butte it their only beer that has lived up to the hype. Red Chair is a decent APA has some unique characteristics, but I would not choose it over other APAs at a similar price point such as Dale's Pale Ale.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a reddish amber with a nice off-white head.

S: Nice, lightly spicy hop profile. Caramel malt, bready, light grapefruit.

T: Caramel, mild piney bitterness, biscuity, a bit peppery, pithy citrus, fresh grain.

M: Light-bodied with a bit of heft from the moderate carbonation.

O: I really like the malt profile on this one - compliments the restrained hops nicely.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I find red chairs in my living room to be a bit gaudy... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear copper topped by over a finger of cream foam. The nose comprises pine needles, grapefruit zest, orange peel, a touch of tangerine, and a hint of honey. The taste brings in more of the same, slightly rindier than before, but still pretty bright and enjoyable. A bit of grass is tossed in for good measure. Thee body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a very nice pale ale, one of the best Deschutes offering I've yet had.

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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,038 ratings.