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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

2,038 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,038
Reviews: 503
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 119
Gots: 206 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25


Appearance - Amber, rich, and sultry.

Scent - Smells sexy.

Taste - Flavorful/Complete/Rich/Smooth.

Mouthfeel - Somewhat medium mouthfeel. Nice carbonation. Excellent, smooth finish. The taste sinks in and almost disappears

Overall - I regularly drink IPAs, but have decided to branch out. Red Chair has a good amount of depth and I would recommend it to anyone, even my IPA brothers. This is a well-rounded, quality tasting beer, made with love, and given a cool, fitting name.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

a: Ruby tinted golden; poured with a large creamy head.

S: Caramel malt reminiscent of an amber ale. Earthy, pungent citrus; a bit floral. Very nice.

t: Sweet candy like caramel, beautiful. Flowery, tingly citrus provides great balance. Awesome.

m: Silky smooth.

o: Wow, what a great beer! Perfectly drinkable with incredibly complimentary balance between the malt and hop profiles.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Pour on Prince served chilled in a large pils glass.

the color is a hazed red sunny look with thick beige cream with fine bead and decent lace clings. The smell is very good with citrus aroma and some orange rind with light toasted odor and hint of fruity yeast. The feel is very good with toasted and light caramel sweetness with some pithy citrus and yeast dryness with medium carbonation and body throughout with a mild dry bitter finish.

The taste is great with lots of hop flavor up front adding a grapefruit and light herbal aspect with slight pithy bitter and slight grassy elements and gently toasted malt anchoring the flavor with some creamy yeast to support and adding dimension with a hint of dry citrus and leafy hop flavors continuing into the finish. Overall I was pleased to enjoy this fresh and consider it a top quality Imperial red ale with great drinkability.

second sample - bottle 4-16-14
purchased at Wegman's enjoyed chilled in a teku

A - brilliant ruby with excellent clarity -4 Smell is fruity with a light citrus nose from the hops with subtle sweet malt elemnt 3.75 The feel is very good, bitter up front but moderately carbonated with slight tanginess of yeast and sweetness in the malt mid palate with balance of bitter and light caramel aspect with semi-dry finish 4

The taste is excellent very fruity with subtle mix of orange notes in the hops with ruby red grapefruit and mild caramel flavors from the malt all blending in a way that nothing is out of balance yet the sum of the parts is really interesting. The taste of the yeast adds a slight hint of tangy sweet apple skin with a mild toasted malt element and light herbal flavor in the finish 4.25 Overall I really enjoyed this about equally in the bottle as the draft version the only exception is the hops seemed more aromatic in the draft, but the overall enjoyment is the same -4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,038 ratings.