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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

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2,168 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,168
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 128
Gots: 291 | 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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Ratings: 2,168 | Reviews: 543
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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Thanks to TATURBO for the bottle. Thanks Chris.

poured into pint glass.

Appearance: hazy orange bodied beer with an almost copper like hue. One solid finger of off white head. Sticky lacing thats better than spotty. Thin cap remains on the beer during the entire time I am drinking the beer.

Smell: lightly sweet yet bready malts. Very orangy citrus hops. Maybe a hint of grassy and pine.

Taste: mild hops bitterness. Its orange and lemon hops upfront. You get some fruity notes and a touch of bready sweetness in the middle. Finishes with more oranges; also a hint of mild grapefruit and pine notes. Really balanced flavors in this beer!

Mouthfeel: light end of a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Deschutes always nails the mouthfeel on thier beers! This one has a nice creamy and the carbonation has that really nice soft / delicate feel to it. Really drinkable APA here!

Overall: This is a really great APA. Love the orange notes the hops impart on this beer. The mouthfeel feel is perfect for this beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this APA from a bottle into a pint glass. It poured a clear reddish amber color, produced a thick, white foamy head, excellent retention and it left outstanding lacing on the glass. The aroma of this APA consists of orange peel, grapefruit and floral hops. The foundation of this ale contained toasted malted grain, spicy white pepper, sweet caramel and citric orange peel. This is an outstanding APA, well balanced, excellent "hop factor". If your looking for a unique APA that is "hoppy" try this excellent brew.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

A- Half-inch, bone-white head on a beautiful looking hazy orange/light red colored body. this head retention throughout with a collar. Splishy splashy lacing all over.

S- Citrus on the nose, oranges.

T Mellow sweet citrus...again more with the the orange specific citrus, maybe some grapefruit. Yeasty notes detected, unfiltered perhaps? Would guess less than the stated ABV of 6.4%

M- Medium mouthfeel. Medium to low carbonation with seems to work well here.

D/O- Damn easy drinking pale ale here. Recommended for pale ale fans looking for something new. Thanks TATURBO.

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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle for the purposes of this review, but this is a beer I am just getting around to do a write up for. I've had it many times, and I keep it on hand whenever I find it available. One of my go-to's...

A - Nice rusty-copper body with a long-lasting lace ring well representative of a west coast IPA style.

S - It's hop dominate in a very great balanced way. Emulates citrus, maybe some tropical fruits. Good complexity.

T - The best quality to me is that this is an IPA with the flavors pulled back and more balanced and sessionable than the typical west coast style. I like to have it on hand to introduce friends who are less hop-forward to good craft beers.

M - Its crisp and smooth throughout, very drinkable.

O - Probably my favorite session beer. Perfectly balanced, so enjoyable.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
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