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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

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2,046 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,046
Reviews: 505
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 120
Gots: 209 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Best by date of 03/12/14

A- Pours a medium amber brown with a medium-high fluffy off-white head that dissipated to about a 1/4 inch of foam.

S- Medium sweet pineapple, banana, toasted malt

T- Medium sweetness, floral, some of the banana, grapefruit,light toasted malts. Medium lingering bitterness.

M- Much fuller body than was expecting for a 6.2% beer. Finishes with a nice dry bitterness.

O- Got is as an extra in a trade and this is my first Deschutes beer. Very impressed and has some flavors in it that I haven't had in a Pale Ale. I hear Deschutes is coming to Michigan this year and I am very excited to try their other offerings.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Glass Used: Nonic Pint

Appearance: A red-orange tinged copper with a clear body holding talcum-like sediment in suspension. An off-white head was frothy and thick leaving lots of clingy lace behind as it subsides.

Smell: Orange, lemon and pineapple come through for the citrus notes with some banana notes while floral pine from the hops backed up by bready malt.

Taste: Floral and fruity, sweet and malty. Resin hits after the hop bitterness settles. Finishes with a peppery bite.

Mouthfeel: Light-medium body with moderate carb. A bit dry.

Overall: A great sessionable pale ale that I would gladly enjoy again.

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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  rDev -2.4%

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3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A deep orange and very clear in color. A long lasting a frothy off white head.

The nose is subtly sweet and sugary malt. A hint of hop presence.

The taste is a good balance between the american hops and the English malts. The hops are oily and mostly herbal. There is a good pinecone presence. A touch of orange peel and grapefruit. The malt is sugary and breaddy. Plain but but subtly balanced with the mild hops. A well rounded ale.

Easy drinking but a full body.

A nice drinking and approachable brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my most anticipated Spring releases from any brewery.

Deschutes does it right again here. Strong juicy tropical and grassy nose then right into a smooth pale ale with excellent mouthfeel, consistent lacing and a crisp finish. Great price point here in Chicago as well.

Not as perfect as Hop Trip from their Bond Series but worthy of the ratings bestowed by the Bros and the BA community.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a deep amber with red tint, and loads of head and lacing. Nice. Lots of fine sediment resides within suspension within.

Smell is pretty dank for a pale ale. Big sweet floral hop aroma with a backbone of malt and some bitterness as well. Orange, Grapefruit, pine, nectarine, pineapple.

Taste is a well balanced fusion of malts and hops creating a sweet and savory front. Backend is mildly bitter and theres some caramel in there too. Bright flavors give way to a clean and dry finish.

Feel is well carbonated and light despite being 6.2%

Very tasty beer here, this is perhaps one of the most pleasing pale ales I've had. It's not the most bitter, and yet it has a very appetizing hop characteristic which leaves you wanting more.

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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,046 ratings.