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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,029 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,029
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of IllNate
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a fine amber with generous amount of white head. Citrus is immediately obvious in the nose, but more of a bready malt than I was expecting. Taste follows with very up front hop character, citrus, mostly grapefruit and pineapple, but nice malt profile. reminds me of an American version of an ran. Very fine. Smooth mouthful. Overall my favorite beer of the winter. Solid all around, no weakness.

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

A: Off-white head standing 2+ fingers with about 1 finger above the rim of the glass. It really towers in a dramatic way. Light brown color with great clarity. Nice action from the carbonation, but that's to be expected in the SA perfect pint glass. Beautiful beer, you really can't ask for much else from a beer.

S: Mostly I get caramel and some bready malts. There is some citrus from the hops, but it truly is dominated by the malts.

T: The first thing that strikes me is a moderate citrus from the hops. Then it immediately moves to a caramel flavor that turns to a rich bready malt. It even finishes with that rich malt flavor. That's not to say that it's a sweet finish though because it ends a touch bitter. But that malt finish is comforting.

M: Carbonation is tight and refreshing and the body is a creamy medium/light body. Some of that creaminess has to do with the fabulous staying power of that head.

O: Nice American Pale that turns the dial a little closer to the malts. I accidentally left this beer out for well over an hour and it really warmed up... and it's delicious! I'd recommend anyone who buys a six pack to let one settle to a warmer temperature... it's still comforting and really quaffable!

Photo of dirtylou
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, sixer

appearance: served in a Guinness imperial pint, bright orange body, light beige froth. An overall pretty attractive beer.

smell: caramel, bready malts, buttery, minimal hops

taste: this is the last of 6 - a beer that caught me a bit off guard. When i see "NWPA", i assume hoppy as hell, but not this guy. overbalanced to the malt side - buttered rustic bread, caramel, grain, grassy hops underneath. Smells pretty disappointing, but the flavors work

mouthfeel: smooth medium body

overall: Good, but not a repurchase

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into Samuel Smith "Tulip" pint glass

A - 2 fingers of khaki head over a semi-cloudy orange/amber body; minimal carbonation bubbles

S - pine, citrus, touch of light malt, floral hops

T - citrus and spice lead in, joined by smooth malts in the middle; mostly pine in a hoppy finish; a well-balanced brew

M - smooth medium body, sharpness from the high carbonation

O - Red Chair is just an all-around good pale ale!

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a medium amber with good head and lacing. Aroma is citrus hops and sweet candy corn malt. Taste is moderate citrus and piney hops with sweet malt backing. Medium body with dry finish. If I were to do a blind taste test I'd probably think this one was an amber with the sweet malt. Good solid sessionable beer from Deschutes.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,029 ratings.