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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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1,914 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,914
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 110
Gots: 154 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

chocosushi, Mar 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

beerhorn12, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of AorakiMyEyes
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Truly an awesome beer and here's why!

From 12 oz bottle dated 'best by 5/25/12'; poured into 4 oz tulip-shaped glass.

It pours clear gold with a white head, thick and lasting about two minutes. I didn't see any threads.

Smell is slightly lightest floral, but I don't have a sensitive nose. I could have just imagined it.

The taste has a range of bitter to finishing hops, not packed nor overpowering, and well-balanced with a sweeter than normal American pale ale. Maybe a slight pear flavor, a little bitter after.

This is among the smoothest, most well-balanced pale ales I've tasted. In your mouth, it re-effervesces lightly, tingling on the tongue and roof but not acidic. Flavorful, it's not heavy. I've had this beer plenty this winter after skiing and with different meals. I recommend it again and again, except after cough drops.

AorakiMyEyes, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of KingStephenR
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

KingStephenR, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of allforbetterbeer
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. I know this is fresh because Deschutes is awesome and puts dates on all their bottles.

Pours with a nice white cap of compact foam on top of a bright orange body. Slight cloudiness.

Warm sappy evergreen, a touch of basil, and slight grapefruit and pineapple make up the wonderful aroma of this beer. A little swirl only brings up more hoppy juicy goodness.

The flavor is one of the best I have ever had in this style. The hops explode with juicy, resiny, flavor without blowing away my palate with bitterness. My wife, who doesn't like bitterness in beer said she didn't mind this, which is fairly rare for her to say. There is a nice dose of malts, but they don't take center stage.

The mouthfeel is spot on; with balanced carbonation and medium body. Feels textured.

Conclusion: If you want a hoppy flavor-fix but don't want to be blown away by bitterness, this is the beer to turn to. It is almost dreamy. Excellent American pale ale.

allforbetterbeer, Mar 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

jrenn, Mar 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

BeerShman, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of Fritzy
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Fritzy, Mar 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

chickenm, Mar 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

canadianghetto, Mar 10, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.6%

rmmepv, Mar 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

WaydeRafnel, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

dav, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

kemullen1, Mar 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

rogueleonardi, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Kind of a coppery color, clear, very pretty looking with a nice two finger white head and nice lacing.

Smell is fruity, floral, hoppy, touches of pine. Flavor is really great on the fruits, light fruits dominate, mangos, peaches, apricots, pears, apples all come to mind. There's tons of great hops presence, piney, floral, citrus very nice.

Body is light and finishes slightly bitter, almost like a light IPA, certainly more bold than your average pale ale.

Overall it's very fine and I plan to drink it again and again! I like a good hop forward pale ale and this one fits the bill.

AlCaponeJunior, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Treebs
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle served in a Stone imperial pint glass. Best by 3/27/12. Big thanks to mfavoino for the extra.

A: Pours a solid amber color with a one finger pure white head that recedes to a nice thick collar and thin film. Splotchy lace is left down the glass.

S: Very balanced nose. Solid caramel and bready malts with solid citrus hops and some minimal pine.

T: The taste loses some of the hoppiness that I found in the nose. The taste comprised bready and pale malts with a honey like sweetness. Sticky resiny hops are that backend, but it's not nearly as balanced as the nose.

M: This is sticky and medium bodied with a lower than expected carb. It drinks like a malts DIPA. Not the refreshing crispness I want from a APA.

O: The nose gave me a lot of hope, but the mouthfeel and taste really didn't do it for me. Just a touch too malty and thick for me. I guess I'm spoiled with the likes of Zombie Dust.

Treebs, Mar 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

schopenhauerale, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Icehalo, Mar 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Swervine44, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

mettkea, Mar 03, 2012
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
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

hundo, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

edwardkersh, Mar 01, 2012
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,914 ratings.