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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,894 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,894
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 110
Gots: 150 | 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 Redrover
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this three of these while visiting Bar Genrika in Boise. The bartender recommended it and he was spot on.

Served a classic Imperial Pint glass for only $4.50 (!), the beer was red/amber with a sticky beige head.

It had an inviting aroma of lightly roasted malts and some pine.

The taste tracks the smell. Good interplay between the sweet caramel malts and the hops. There is also an earthy element that I really liked,

The beer went well with the great Basque food that they serve at this great little spot.

Redrover, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of hundo
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

hundo, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of juliusseizure
4/5  rDev -2.4%

juliusseizure, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of edwardkersh
4/5  rDev -2.4%

edwardkersh, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of CelticAleMan
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

CelticAleMan, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a cool dark copper with some nice orange hints on the sides. There is a nice thick 1 inch head that is dense and soapy and as it slowly recedes leaves some nice sticky lacing on the sides.

Aroma is awesome with some nice bready and slightly caramel malt notes present and underlain by some good solid grassy, citrusy and also slightly piney hops. Very refreshing. Slight tangerine notes as well as some mango in there.

Starts off with some good biscuity and pale malt sweetness. Very nice slight caramel hints and some nice sweet bready notes. These malt notes are all wrapped up in some fresh and grassy hop notes. Nice piney notes mixed in with some nice slight citrus. Very well balanced and delicious. Very well crafted APA and a great gateway beer. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a nice bitter finish.

Pretty good APA. Nice slight citrusy goodness with tons of delicious malts going on in there. Very nice offering.

JoEBoBpr, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of zeff80
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of pine and citrus with a biscuity malt nose.

T - It tasted of nice bitter/piney hops with a citric kick. Good caramel and toffee flavors added a nice backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - No surprise another really tasty beer from Deschutes.

zeff80, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of kylemckinnis
3/5  rDev -26.8%

kylemckinnis, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

stealth, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of steamboatbrewer
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

steamboatbrewer, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of justinlaz
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

justinlaz, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

bigbeerd, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Drinkerofales
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours almost clear golden amber orange. The medium sized light tan head left plenty of lacing.

Smell is mango and pine. Big and nice. More subtlety is need though, but I still liked it.

Taste is almost perfect mellow. Citrus upfront, a hint of sweet in the middle, and lightly bitter on the finish.

Test is light and smooth, as it should be, but it has more body and punch than some IPAs I have had. Was looking for a little easier drinking.

A great beer, as mentioned, it's as bold or more so than some IPAs, and while it has great flavor and feel, I still wanted it a little lighter.

DOA

Drinkerofales, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of Fitzmke
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Fitzmke, Feb 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

elshaggy, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Texasfan549, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of jag21
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

jag21, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of shelby415
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

shelby415, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of cjtwigger
3/5  rDev -26.8%

cjtwigger, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of fuzzcherry
5/5  rDev +22%

fuzzcherry, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

evilkorova, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of IllNate
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.

IllNate, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of tony223366
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!

tony223366, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of dirtylou
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

dirtylou, Feb 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

azureoval, Feb 18, 2012
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,894 ratings.