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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

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2,032 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,032
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 118
Gots: 204 | 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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4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deschutes Red Chair

Appearance: amber, very small head, and some lacing.

Smell: hops, floral fruits, and a slight flower sweetness.

Taste: very nice malts, good hops, and a faint citrus.

Mouthfeel: medium and smooth.

This is a great brew. It is very well balanced with some very pleasing flavors.

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4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is a great beer! copper in color, clear with nice khaki colored head. smells slighty sweet and hoppy at the same time.

I am a fan of deschutes brewing and was curious how this compared to their "mirror pond" pale ale hoping in a way the Mirror pond would taste better for the fact its easy to find and u can get it year round, but of course this "north west" (not sure what constitutes a "north west" pale ale) is in my opinion better tasting. has more flavors and layers of complexity yet not overly complex by any means.

Taste malty and hoppy at the same time, but more importantly these two traits are balanced VERY nicely. Has a slightly sweet aftertaste but not too much for a pale. initial mild hops followed by delicious sweetness.

If you see this beer and are at all curious about it TRY IT!

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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thick, two-finger, off-white head that holds up for quite some time

S- Strong hop aroma, primarily pine but with a little floral aspect as well

T- Malt flavor reminiscent of an amber with a touch of dark fruit flavor, like cherry almost, floral and pine hop flavors then come in followed by building bitterness, lightly dry and bitter on the aftertaste with a hint of the malt as well

M- Moderate carbonation and a moderate body that lingers on the tongue

O- This is one of my favorites from Deschutes, I really like the hoppy character with the good balance of malt, smell and look are also nice

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deschutes Red Chair NWPA Northwest Pale Ale, Courageously crafted since 1988, Deschutes Brewery, For Fellow Explorers Everywhere. Witness the subtle aromatic seduction of the debut Northwest Pale Ale. Another Slap at Brewing Convention. Another Kick in the pants. ENJOY."

Wait, there's more: "Not up for a full-on hop assault? Red Chair NWPA is a smoother ride. Seven select European and domestic malts take a surprisingly plush satin turn on the way to a citrusy hop kick. Edges out, layers in."

Huh. Okay. Interesting. This is how they market a pale ale to hop freaks, who normally only stop for double IPAs. Let's look at it.

Clear, pale orange to copper appearance. Lean layer of creamy-toned lace-leaving froth atop.

Aroma: Explosion of soft citrus and pine in the nose, slightly sweet. Bitterness held in check by rich, toasty malt. Nice.

Taste: Caramel malt hits the tongue first, plush, indeed, smooth, for sure. Toasty, like I said, and utterly pleasant. Easy going in, and then, wouldn't you know, along come the hops, bouncing on the palate. A masterful marriage of hops and malt, evenly carbonated, medium-bodied, at 6.2 % ABV, not a terrific threat to my sobriety, if I maintain a modicum of moderation.

Serious yum going on, here. Plenty of tastiness, good censurability. They've got a hit on their hands.

Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,032 ratings.