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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

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2,177 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,177
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 128
Gots: 295 | 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: 2,177 | Reviews: 543
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice clear copper with bright-orange leanings. Head is bright-white and remains at a thin cap from pour to finish. Creamy and thin. Some tiny vestiges of lacing. Pours with a nice carbonation.

Smell: Hyper floral biscuit bread. Seriously, flowers and biscuit dough with a rough crust. Huge citrus notes as well, but it's all delicate somehow. Flowers that smell of bakeries. Some hints of caramel and pine. Some sweetness in the back.

Taste: Orange creamsicle with a dusting of flower petals. Nicely juicy with a solid biscuit undertone to cut things back. Super fresh and clean. So very floral, but delicate. Oh hello, what would you like on your fresh baked biscuit? The answer must be flower jam. Light sweetness in the back hints at caramel. Touches of pith and pine. Maybe some honey?

Mouthfeel: A little creamier than expected. Smooth with a lingering dryness. A touch too dry in the long run. Carbonation is moderate on a medium body.

Overall: It's well-balanced. Pick a dozen of these and things won't be so bad.

Photo of SargeC
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of MDDMD
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-amber color with a large off-white head and great lacing and retention

S-orange zest, yeasty bread, floral aromas

T-orange, caramel, malt, pine, and nice bitter hop flavor

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp mouthfeel

O-a delicious APA with good flavor and balance, could drink this all day

Photo of DeezGunz14
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Beer21
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Bobhoya
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Underdogbisco
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of vickersspitfire
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, this beer is a beautiful semi dark amber color, slightly hazy and has some mild carbonation. It’s topped off with an off white head, very bubbly and sticks around for a while and is accompanied by some decent lacing. The hops are very present and you can pick up some mild roasted malts too hops. Grapefruit zest and fresh grain aromas come through as well and you can pick up a mild hint of figs. Its sweet when it first hits your tongue, slightly bitter on the side of your mouth and in its aftertaste; some citrus fruits do come through and its bitter overall. It does a medium to heavy mouth feel.

Photo of TWStandley
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into my Bruery tulip.

Poured an orangey color with some golden yet amber hues. Produced a 2 finger head that stuck around for a bit then dissipated.

Smelled piney at first, with some good citrus notes. Definitely a bit sweet smelling in the tail end.

Taste is delicious. Very well balanced, the hops are prevalent but aren't overbearing. Tastes great!

Mouthfeel is good!

Overall this is a great beer. I find it to be quite similar to Nugget Nectar - almost like its little brother. A bit less hoppy but similar balance between the malts and hops.


Photo of ggourde
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of TeamUgly
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jeff_hare
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of clb
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of goblue65
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of bh123
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of ATXRyan
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Gabany
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of RattleheadKV2
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle, with Best Buy of 6/5/12, into Unibroue tulip.

Appearance: Pours nice coppery, golden color, with about two fingers of frothy slightly off-white head, that sticks around for a while, and leaves ok lacing.

Smell; Some nice citrus notes upfront; grapefruit, orange, ect. Then comes a nice piney resinous smell. A nice, though very faint bready malt tone in the back.

Taste: A good little bitterness kick upfront, with some very nice citrus, pine, and floral tones, that are perfectly balanced with a great English style breadiness.

Mouthfeel: A great medium bodied crisp mouthfeel, that paired with the balance of hops, and malt, makes this very, very drinkable.

Overall: Fantastic APA! Probably my favorite that's available to me. I wish this was year round, as it's just a fantastic beer, that has tons and tons of flavor, but that's super refreshing and easy to drink at the same time.

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from Whole Foods Las Vegas NV for 1.99$

Appearance - Clear amber/copper colour with a large size frothy beige coloured head. There is a high mount of carbonation and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, grapefruit, hops, apricots

Taste & Mouth - There is a low amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, malts, and caramel. There is also bit of cereal flavour mixed with some various fruits like cherries, apricots, and grapefruits. It ends with a malty sweet aftertaste with a decent dose of lingering hop bitterness.

Overall - This reminded me a bit of a beer that is available to me locally called Smashbomb. The taste is delicious and I would definitely drink it again any time. One of the better beers I've had from Deschutes.

Photo of doucmehu
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Sheepdog
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Illmaticzx
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Mealhouse
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of diamondc
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Best by 07/13/12

A: Bright orange, a bit hazy, lots of cream-colored head and lacing.

S: Tangerines, mango, pineapple syrup, flower bouquet coming through full force here.

T: The grapefruit, tangerine, herbal-y hops slightly overshadow the grainy, honey-like malts here. But it doesn't go into IPA territory. Excellent

M: A real quaffer, perfect carbonation, no hotness to be found.

O: Brilliant APA ... on my third six pack this year so far. Please make this year round Deschutes.

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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
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