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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

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2,122 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,122
Reviews: 530
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 124
Gots: 261 | 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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Photo of barnzy78
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!

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of ChugginOil
3.77/5  rDev -8%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of KFBR392
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,122 ratings.