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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,128 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,128
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 125
Gots: 265 | 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  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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.

Photo of Treebs
3.3/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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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  rDev -2.4%

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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.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a cool dark copper with some nice orange hints on the sides. There is a nice thick 1 inch head that is dense and soapy and as it slowly recedes leaves some nice sticky lacing on the sides.

Aroma is awesome with some nice bready and slightly caramel malt notes present and underlain by some good solid grassy, citrusy and also slightly piney hops. Very refreshing. Slight tangerine notes as well as some mango in there.

Starts off with some good biscuity and pale malt sweetness. Very nice slight caramel hints and some nice sweet bready notes. These malt notes are all wrapped up in some fresh and grassy hop notes. Nice piney notes mixed in with some nice slight citrus. Very well balanced and delicious. Very well crafted APA and a great gateway beer. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a nice bitter finish.

Pretty good APA. Nice slight citrusy goodness with tons of delicious malts going on in there. Very nice offering.

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3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of pine and citrus with a biscuity malt nose.

T - It tasted of nice bitter/piney hops with a citric kick. Good caramel and toffee flavors added a nice backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - No surprise another really tasty beer from Deschutes.

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Drinkerofales
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours almost clear golden amber orange. The medium sized light tan head left plenty of lacing.

Smell is mango and pine. Big and nice. More subtlety is need though, but I still liked it.

Taste is almost perfect mellow. Citrus upfront, a hint of sweet in the middle, and lightly bitter on the finish.

Test is light and smooth, as it should be, but it has more body and punch than some IPAs I have had. Was looking for a little easier drinking.

A great beer, as mentioned, it's as bold or more so than some IPAs, and while it has great flavor and feel, I still wanted it a little lighter.

DOA

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,128 ratings.