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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

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2,125 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,125
Reviews: 532
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 124
Gots: 263 | 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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4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Reddish copper with an one finger beige head. Long lasting lacing.

S - Caramel, citrus (orange & grapefruit), vanilla and malt.

T - Wow! Everything is in perfect harmony here with no one element overshadowing another. Toasty malt and caramel followed by a mild (yet satisfying) hop bite.

M - Medium body and carbonation with a dry, refreshing finish.

O - Amazingly refreshing and enjoyable - this could also become a great session beer. I will be picking up more of this very soon. Another winner from what is fast becoming one of my most favorite breweries.

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3.61/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Best by 4/22/14. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a pretty glowing amber with a slight haze; fluffy off-white head that slowly fades and leaves great retention and lacing. The aromas are subtle and faint citrus notes. Hints of grapefruit and orange peel. There's a nice amount of caramel in the mix. Subtle bread notes. Flavors are very zesty. Very sharp and crisp. Great bitterness. Lots of pine needles and some pine resin. More citrus. Maybe some rye or black pepper in the mix? Grass is there giving it an earthy feel. Malts are there, but clearly take a backseat. Mouthfeel is wonderful. It's medium-bodied with very active carbonation; creamy and smooth. Alcohol goes unnoticed. This is pretty refreshing.

Very nice pale ale right here. The craftsmanship really sells this beer for me.

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4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow, now this is an exceptional one. My second Deschutes tasting this week and it is good (better than the porter).

It opens and pours as a red ale (almost), with not a lot of head and nice lacing. The aroma is a little weak but pleasant. The taste is a slightly over dark (bitter) pale ale - rich and robust, yet balanced enough to be very drinkable. You could session this.

The aftertaste is more like an IPA. All around, this is a major winner.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Bell's tulip. The pour is very clear, beautiful amber in color, and sports about a finger of eggshell-colored foam with good retention. The aroma is nice and hoppy with notes of grapefruit, lemon, herbs, cedar, and fresh flowers.

The beer has a medium body, a slick feel, and a nicely balanced dry, hoppy flavor. There is substantial malt to stand up to the hops, which are not over-done at all. Up front there is a cedary, marmalade-like sweetness which gives way to grapefruit, lavender, and lemon as the hops attack. There is a hint of sweetness on the finish and a lingering resiny flavor.

This is an old-school, well-crafted pale ale. Terrific balance, lots of flavor, and it doesn't ruin your palate. A good introductory beer to craft newbies.

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3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint.

Look: Reddish copper. Cream colored head. World map lacing.

Aroma: Caramel maltiness and piny hops.

Taste: Just like the aroma, more of a bitter hop presence in the finish though.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Well balanced, easy to drink, tasty.

Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,125 ratings.