Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery
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3.84/5 rDev -6.3%
Enjoyed 16 oz. on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary, another product of me watching their beer board like a hawk for stuff you cannot yet find in stores here. Keep 'em coming guys. A light bronze colored brew, just a notch above dark gold, with around an inch of beige head. Aroma a pleasing blend of rich crystal malts, bubblegum and red berry fruit esters, and fresh citrus zest, quite balanced although the citrus is probably the main component that jumps out. On the palate I again get considerable citrus: Grapefruit, mandarin, lemon, and lime zest/juices along with orchard fruit (peach?), white grape, baby aspirin, and a mellow brown sugar malty backbone. Some booze winks through from time to time and the hops morph a bit from citrus to celery stalk. Body and mouthfeel are right on point for the style, more chew than a lager but about the same degree of carbonation. I might ratchet this latter element down a notch or two. Has much of the Cascade hop character of its stablemate and fellow pale ale Mirror Pond but with more west coast citrus flavors layered on and a higher ABV. A nice enough jaunt. The mellow sweet malts let the hops shine through. It would be great to crush a six-pack or two with a few buddies.
02-08-2014 19:51:21 | More by CalgaryFMC
3.98/5 rDev -2.9%
Pours a brilliant copper with a billowing cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving sticky lacing.
Resin, fresh cut grass, pine, and muted citrus begin the aroma profile. Dank cannabis and floral notes add depth.
Citrus is more prevalent in the flavor, with grapefruit underlying a lightly toasted malt backbone. Grassy and resiny hops take over mid palate, and the finish is slightly bitter.
Body is moderate to a touch full, almost creamy, with moderate carbonation and light alcohol warmth.
I don't recall having a beer that smells so much of fresh hops. The bitterness is just a touch more than I prefer, but a great brew. The more of it I drink, the more hollow it tastes.
02-08-2014 16:16:09 | More by barczar
4.06/5 rDev -1%
Surprise, surprise, Deschutes comes with another citrusy offering that is a joy to drink.
This beer is good-looking with it's pale, golden-colored liquid and two finger head.
The nose is citrusy and sweet and very much what I get on the taste buds too. It's almost sweet and creamy and like biting into a juicy orange, but the backend is resinous and bitter and lingers with a bit of dryness. Very well-balanced and really easy to drink. I enjoyed and could go through many a six pack.
02-07-2014 03:43:41 | More by ONovoMexicano
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,848 ratings.