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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,824 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,824
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 105
Gots: 133 | 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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evilkorova

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-20-2012 03:37:53 | More by evilkorova
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IllNate

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a fine amber with generous amount of white head. Citrus is immediately obvious in the nose, but more of a bready malt than I was expecting. Taste follows with very up front hop character, citrus, mostly grapefruit and pineapple, but nice malt profile. reminds me of an American version of an ran. Very fine. Smooth mouthful. Overall my favorite beer of the winter. Solid all around, no weakness.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 02:59:15 | More by IllNate
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tony223366

California

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Off-white head standing 2+ fingers with about 1 finger above the rim of the glass. It really towers in a dramatic way. Light brown color with great clarity. Nice action from the carbonation, but that's to be expected in the SA perfect pint glass. Beautiful beer, you really can't ask for much else from a beer.

S: Mostly I get caramel and some bready malts. There is some citrus from the hops, but it truly is dominated by the malts.

T: The first thing that strikes me is a moderate citrus from the hops. Then it immediately moves to a caramel flavor that turns to a rich bready malt. It even finishes with that rich malt flavor. That's not to say that it's a sweet finish though because it ends a touch bitter. But that malt finish is comforting.

M: Carbonation is tight and refreshing and the body is a creamy medium/light body. Some of that creaminess has to do with the fabulous staying power of that head.

O: Nice American Pale that turns the dial a little closer to the malts. I accidentally left this beer out for well over an hour and it really warmed up... and it's delicious! I'd recommend anyone who buys a six pack to let one settle to a warmer temperature... it's still comforting and really quaffable!

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 06:47:41 | More by tony223366
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dirtylou

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, sixer

appearance: served in a Guinness imperial pint, bright orange body, light beige froth. An overall pretty attractive beer.

smell: caramel, bready malts, buttery, minimal hops

taste: this is the last of 6 - a beer that caught me a bit off guard. When i see "NWPA", i assume hoppy as hell, but not this guy. overbalanced to the malt side - buttered rustic bread, caramel, grain, grassy hops underneath. Smells pretty disappointing, but the flavors work

mouthfeel: smooth medium body

overall: Good, but not a repurchase

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 03:23:47 | More by dirtylou
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azureoval

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-18-2012 01:29:35 | More by azureoval
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lwillitz

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into Samuel Smith "Tulip" pint glass

A - 2 fingers of khaki head over a semi-cloudy orange/amber body; minimal carbonation bubbles

S - pine, citrus, touch of light malt, floral hops

T - citrus and spice lead in, joined by smooth malts in the middle; mostly pine in a hoppy finish; a well-balanced brew

M - smooth medium body, sharpness from the high carbonation

O - Red Chair is just an all-around good pale ale!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 20:09:13 | More by lwillitz
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kevinscott

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-17-2012 15:49:17 | More by kevinscott
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mrkinnex

Oregon

5/5  rDev +22%

02-16-2012 22:43:30 | More by mrkinnex
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-16-2012 01:52:19 | More by Tyrawlings
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

02-15-2012 20:32:36 | More by sharpski
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Popp24

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-15-2012 15:35:15 | More by Popp24
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-15-2012 04:35:08 | More by ChaseTheAce
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-15-2012 01:15:10 | More by Cramerican
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coldriver

Texas

3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a medium amber with good head and lacing. Aroma is citrus hops and sweet candy corn malt. Taste is moderate citrus and piney hops with sweet malt backing. Medium body with dry finish. If I were to do a blind taste test I'd probably think this one was an amber with the sweet malt. Good solid sessionable beer from Deschutes.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 00:45:04 | More by coldriver
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beerbrute

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-14-2012 22:04:34 | More by beerbrute
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zachman16

Alabama

5/5  rDev +22%

02-13-2012 06:30:26 | More by zachman16
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AbbeyNORML

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-12-2012 18:40:25 | More by AbbeyNORML
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BurghFanSC

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-11-2012 21:36:40 | More by BurghFanSC
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-11-2012 19:51:01 | More by kjkinsey
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StoicBeast

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-11-2012 04:53:36 | More by StoicBeast
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FattyJLE

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

S - Citrus. Rich caramel malts. Candy-like sweetness.

A - Quarter-inch off-white head. Clear, reddish, copper hue.

T - Biscuit and caramel malts. Malt dominated but a mild earthy, grassy hop bitterness with hints of lemon and citrus peel balance the beer. Finishes semi-sweet.

M - Medium carbonation. Moderate body.

O - A solid pale ale. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 19:03:53 | More by FattyJLE
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lizfig

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-10-2012 17:59:38 | More by lizfig
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BCross

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-10-2012 06:05:47 | More by BCross
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Hoolihan

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-10-2012 06:00:02 | More by Hoolihan
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ejw127

Nevada

3/5  rDev -26.8%

02-09-2012 05:33:44 | More by ejw127
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,824 ratings.