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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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1,876 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,876
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 108
Gots: 141 | 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  rDev -2.4%

samtrillo, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

od_sf, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Extrajoker00
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed: 5/14/14

previous quick rating of 4.25 on 2/16/14

Red Chair NWPA by Deschutes
poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

P-cool label with a old style chair lift 4.25

A- Hazy light orange thin tan head and good lacing. beautiful 4.25

S- cone (?) hops, mild citrus and something slightly sweet 4.25

T- bitter and mild, good hop character, good balance, mild and smooth 4.5

M- flavor-full but not overpowering. refreshing 4.0

D- very easy on the palate and smooth 4.5

O- great beer, love that the style is almost regional 4.25

thanks to the gang at Doc Watson's for suggesting this one, bought some for the house

(Special Review 4/16 for my Holiday)

Highly recommend ---- J

Extrajoker00, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of KFrank729
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

KFrank729, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Auraan
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy amber orange without any head to speak of and some slight bubbles coming up. Not the best looking pale ale I've seen, but its pretty nice. Scent begins with a big hit of orange zest from Centennial hops, mingling with some pine resin and slight grapefruit along with a nice, pleasant malty sweetness and some nice grassy aromas. Quite appetizing, very well done. Taste begins with orange sweetness, a bit of pine resin and some nice caramel malt. Pine resin comes out more in the middle, overpowering the orange and caramel sweetness. The finish returns to the caramel and orange but also adds a good hit of bitter citrus pith and pine resin. The aftertaste is bitter with hints of toasted malt. A good, robust, but not overpowering flavor profile. Complex but accessible, very well done. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bit of prickly carbonation upfront and a smooth feel in the middle and finish. Very easy to drink as a result, expertly done. Overall this is an excellent pale ale. It highlights citrus and pine forward hops, without the high bitterness of an IPA, balances them with some nice sweet malt and combines that flavor with an excellent aroma and mouthfeel. Another winner from Deschutes.

Auraan, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

nrbw23, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

DonGuido, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

xdefeatsy, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

superdoopersauce, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of Snooprobirob
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Becker glass. Copper colored with a slight cloudiness that fades quickly. About a finger of head that only sticks around for a few minutes. No noticeable carbonation. Wonderful Citric aroma hits my nose with a slap of malty hops, I'm getting excited now!

The smell does not disappoint, grapefruit entry with a bitter finish that lingers on your lips and tongue. No lacing left behind, and the head has turned into a tiny ring around the top of beer.

This is the third style brew I have had from Dechutes. Each one has become an automatic favorite, and I look forward to trying more.

Snooprobirob, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

edhizdeid, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Ejayz, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

BeerChamp27, Feb 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Supra97, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

DaveOB, Feb 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

AaronOp, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

briiguy, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Brenden
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

This "Northwest'style" pale ale is a clear reddish-orange color. The head is just off-white and caps at slightly less than one finger. It doesn't keep up a whole lot but does keep it consistently, a strong layer remaining and dropping equally strong lacing.
There are lots of aromatics in this one, and they transfer very thoroughly to the flavor. It begins with a piney note that isn't too harsh and melds with some orange zest and has a bit of a peppery kick as well. It leans dry in the middle, but some tropical fruits start it off then come back in to finish it out. A bit of sweetness from malts, caramel but with a nice nuttiness to it, evens and balances it out well.
The feel is the best aspect in this beer. It's rich with a creamy thickness that doesn't exceed its medium body, and it's completely crisp to boot. Silky creaminess gives way to sweetness that cuts through a dry edge it begins to take, adding depth to the overall feel. The key to keeping it together is really that it stays so crisp all the while.

Brenden, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

allstar255, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Josbor11, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

jman005, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

johnmac, Feb 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Nmgreen, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Mplsbrew, Feb 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Eanders909, Feb 11, 2014
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,876 ratings.