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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,910 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 1,910
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

TicoCali, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of TenHornsProud
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light orange with a big white head that lingers and laces.

Smells of grapefruit, caramel, bread, lighter fruit, grapes, some small hints of pine.

Taste is up front, sweet, bready malt some fruit flavor that morphs into a grape, grapefruit character and ends on a more pine, note mixed with grapefruit and sweet malt. Quite nice and complex enough to keep things interesting.

Lighter body with medium to lower carbonation works quite well for the style.

A big, malty yet hoppy and fruity pale ale that is complex enough to be interesting and quite drinkable at the same time. I actually would prefer for a bit lower alcohol percent so I could down more of this. Excellent beer.

TenHornsProud, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

timmick, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of CuriousMonk
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to a buddy who brought back this good tasting brew from Deschutes and shared this with me. Poured into half glass and gives an amber orange appearance with a thin white head and just a touch of lacing. Aroma of citrus, grainy malts with touches of toast and caramel. Dry and spicy aroma overall. Citrus hops upfront with layers of spiciness. The semi-grainy malt backbone is fairly complex with biscuit, toast, caramel and some grassy characteristics. Ends with a spicy bitterness. Moderate carbonation, medium body that is fairly full and smooth for an APA. Nice dry finish. A very nice Pale Ale overall that is quite a bit better than Mirror Pond in my opinion. Quite sessionable!

CuriousMonk, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of GNWBC
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ive said it once and ill proudly say it again...being a native of seattle....NW brew kicks ass!

P: a clear amber reddish copper with a half finger of pure white head thats leaves a super scandalous lacing.

S: smell is exactly what i love in PA's sweet malty carmel notes with lots of citrus and a nice strong pine resin from the hops.

T: follows the smell, lots of sweet malt and carmel, plenty of floral citrus and an awesome piney hop shot that fits perfectly with the rest of the beer. not overpowering at all. even for being a 60 IBU brew.

O: over all this is everything i love in a pale ale, sweet spicy citrus hits and nice piney hops...the NW rules!

GNWBC, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

kiki3drt292, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

great great seasonal. a nice change of pace from the malt bomb spice happy winter beers of 2011/12. this one smells a little sweet, malty and complex, but lighter and drankable. balanced flavor, notes of caramel malts but also some paler stuff and a touch of hops to finish it. fantastic flavor, really really silky in the mouth, like the dead song feel like a stranger... gonna be a silky silky crazy crazy night. thats this beer, smooth as hell and drinkable for days. love love love it

StonedTrippin, Jan 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

mclowery81, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

buckyp, Jan 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

Urprimeminister, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

bbadger, Jan 08, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (best by 4/5/2012) into a tulip. Pours a gorgeous coppery amber w/ a thick khaki head, nice lacing.

Aroma is fresh, piney, citrusy, floral. Nice hoppy goodness.

Taste is a great balance between a bready pale/caramel malt blend and nice bitter hops.

Overall, just a tasty understated brew. Would be great w/ a burger. This should be available year round.

draheim, Jan 08, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Portland pub on 1.6.2012.

A - Served a nice medium orange with a tan head. The head lingers for a bit then fades to a small film and leaves rings of lacing on the glass.

S - Pine, grass, and floral like most Deschutes hoppy beers.

T - Taste is similar, floral, grass, orange, pine.

D - Good carbonation with a nice body.

O - Solid, but not amazing. Good hop presence, but not overly.

HuskyinPDX, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Dope, Jan 06, 2012
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2.3/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I remember really liking this beer. A lot. What happened? Looks great in the glass. Aroma disappoints. Butter and citrus zest. I dig the citrus, not the butter. Flavour is again buttery. Very full, viscous mouthfeel. Diacetyl run amok. Bummer. I really liked this beer in the past, but the flabby butter character is a big let down. Oh well.

mjryan, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

josssmith, Jan 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +22%

kdpark, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Deschutes, Portland, OR

Poured a clear orange-amber with a white head that was small but still retained well and left some spotty lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops mostly. Good balance of bready malts and citrus/pine hops in the taste, citrus pith and splashes of mango. Medium-bodied and very solid overall.

Rifugium, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

AndyH, Jan 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

aliving1, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

vobr0002, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Stoffel, Jan 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

sobapan, Jan 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

grubefresh, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

babybew, Dec 29, 2011
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,910 ratings.