Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery
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4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
02-10-2012 19:03:53 | More by FattyJLE
3.88/5 rDev -5.4%
Poured into a 16oz Tulip Glass
Appearance - Dark Orange/Amber that's very cloudy in transparency. Head pours in a 2 finger width that leaves behind some very spotty lacing.
Smell - Pungent and Strong Piney Hops along with some very strong citrus and grapefruit scents to go along with it, and it has a very malty smell in the background
Taste - Piney Hops and Citrus flavors, while aren't as strong as they are in the smell, stand out pretty well and there's some yeasty notes in here that weren't as obvious as they were in the smell. Malty backbone here is pretty solid and holds the flavor quite well. Aftertaste is fairly dry with only a slight resin-pine taste
Mouthfeel - Little on the heavier side in terms of thickness and overall palette feel, but the carbonation is fairly light so it's fairly easy to pick up.
Overall - It's a pretty easy Pale Ale to drink and it's fairly simple flavor is very enjoyable to say the least. It's nothing outstanding, but at the very least it's a very good Pale Ale.
02-08-2012 04:05:00 | More by NuclearDolphin
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
A- Nice red amber color. Pours 1 finger head quickly shrinking down to a thinner layer. Some lacing.
S- Kind of malt forward. Sweet kind of molasses with some tree sappy hops in the background.
T- Very nice flavor here. I usually prefer hop-forward beers but this one is really nice. Some cider malt in the front then just that touch of hops in the back. Really easy drinking.
M- Smooth, the taste the carbonation the balance. Very smooth beer. Very easy drinking, would be a great session beer if available to me.
O- Another gem from Deschutes.
02-06-2012 06:31:29 | More by Nachojon
4.85/5 rDev +18.3%
A dark amber with a thumbs width white head that started to dwindle just as soon as I put the glass down. Great lacing. A delicious aroma; sweet citric heaven. One of the best grapefruit aromas I have come across from any beer, like I just cut open a fresh grapefruit and put it right up to my nose. Sharp, pointy, crisp. Flavor is just as good with the marriage between malt and hops. A floral and fruity fused malt base alongside a wonderful hit of grapefruit. There is a very balanced layer of bitterness throughout. A very crisp, silky mouthfeel aided by the carbonation. Wow, this is a great beer. Extremely balanced, extremely drinkable, extremely good. I can't get enough of this one and can't believe its only seasonal. I could drink this 365 without any problems. So damn good.
02-06-2012 01:02:18 | More by denver10
4.15/5 rDev +1.2%
12 oz bottle, poured into an ale glass
A: It has a rich copper color. Not much head, but what there is clings well to the side of the glass.
S: Excellent aroma. Really a great treatment of the hops - floral and orange-lemon. Some piney notes. A hint of sweet malt and honey.
T: Great balance of the bitterness of hops and the sweetness of the malt and tartness of the citrus character. Less over-powering than the typical IPA or double IPA offering.
M: Well-carbonated. A refreshing, drinkable beer.
O: Deschutes has managed to thread the needle by retaining the hoppy soul of a NW IPA, but in a genuinely refreshing, tasty package. Nice beer to enjoy after hitting the slopes.
02-04-2012 03:57:52 | More by PacNWDad
4.1/5 rDev 0%
12oz bottle into DFH shaped pint glass.
A: Pours a clear burnt amber with three fingers of slightly off-white head that slowly faded into a thick film leaving thick sticky streaks of lacing down the glass.
S: Huge citrus hop notes. This is juicy smelling with hint of orange. I get just a splash of biscuit dough and caramel as well. Citrus all the way.
T: Follows the nose with clean flavors of citrus, caramel, pale malt, and orange hops. I get hints of mint in the finish, and the aftertaste has a clean hoppy earthy quality to it.
M: Medium body, even carbonation with an easy to drink mouthfeel that isn’t too dry but has a bit of chew to it.
O: An excellent pale ale. Not my absolute favorite but there is really nothing wrong with this beer. Drinks great.
02-04-2012 01:49:48 | More by scottfrie
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
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