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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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2,172 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,172
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 128
Gots: 294 | 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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Ratings: 2,172 | Reviews: 543
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Served from the tap into a pint.

A: Dark amber in color with a light sticky foam.

S: Light citrus smell over a heavier citrus and floral punch. A small hint of woodiness like an amber.

T: first taste is of a sweet and floral . Then the hops flavor washes over the tongue. The hops flavor mixes with a rich woody oaky flavor. The beer finishes with a zesty fruity grapefruit.

M: Great texture. Not too chewy, but just enough texture from the roasted malts. Finishes very clean and, in a mouth watering sort of way, leaves you still thirsty wanting more.

O: I really like this beer, but I think I remember this more fondly than it really is. Maybe it's because I've had more pints of this than most of the non-seasonals from Deschutes so I'm numbed to it's greatness. Maybe they changed the recipe over the last couple years. I don't know. This beer still is very solid. It's no longer my favorite, but its toward the top of the list though. A word of warning, the bottle serving is a tad too bitter and woody for my taste. Though still good, the bottle just doesn't seem to finish quite as clean, diminishing the best quality of this beer. During spring, this is my go to beef unless there's something new on another tap.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a fairly clear, golden amber orange with an off-white, 2 finger head. Good retention. Lacing hangs nicely around the glass.

Smell - Citrus hop. Clean. Mild grapefruit. Lesser note of dark caramel.

Taste - Hop forward, but not to say the hops are aggressively bitter. Lots of citrus, orange zest and a tame grapefruit, with strong, deep caramel backbone. Slightly toasted malt. Hint of peppery spice. Finishes with a nice, equal balance between the malt and hop.

Mouthfeel - Incredible mouthfeel. Impossibly smooth. Creamy. I could drink this all day.

Overall - Deschutes does it again. I went to this beer many times during the spring and winter last year, and this year it's been no different. Such a phenomenal beer from every aspect. My favorite Pale Ale. By far. Deschutes, PLEASE make this a year-round offering! It's too good not be there for 4th of July and Halloween!

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4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a perfectly clean amber with a thick and sticky white head.

The smell had a light crackery malt quality with a fresh pine hoppiness.

The flavor reminded me of a nice hybrid between real English IPA and West Coast. Not as hoppy as most West Coast and more English malt coming through. A nice English Dry Crackery and buscuity caramel keeps the malt bill flavorful without compromising the hops at all, mixing nicely with the piney and grapefruit classic West Coast Hop Bill. Very balanced and supremely drinkable.

The mouthfeel had a nice touch of hop oil and resin along with a long dry finish.

Very solid American Pale Ale, no real shortcomings at all.

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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,172 ratings.