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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,868 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,868
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 107
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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Photo of olfolxholme
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into Ommegang chalice

A - large off white foam with great retention and good lacing. Beer is a very nice burnt orange with slight haze even when served at 49 degrees. Still, very nice to look at.

S - Wonderful Northwest hop aroma. Lemon, citrus peel, grass, etc. Hints of the caramel-y malt flavor can be found.

T - Tasty mix of caramel-y malt and Northwest hops. Clean and simple. Great hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Really stays with you.

M - Super smooth and refreshing. Well carbonated. Hop aftertaste is nice and drying.

O - A must try beer, in my opinion. One of my favorite American Pale Ales. Typically a crowd pleaser, too.

64

olfolxholme, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Rosquin
5/5  rDev +22%

Rosquin, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Kenai4
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Kenai4, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of HoistinBrews
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

HoistinBrews, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Docrock
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Docrock, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of jmccullough108
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

jmccullough108, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Mattyb79
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Mattyb79, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of kemoarps
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

kemoarps, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Jabartheljr
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Jabartheljr, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

ryanpj, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of shamrock1343
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

shamrock1343, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of takelondon
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

takelondon, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of jjd315
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

jjd315, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of obrike
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can't believe I haven't had this one before...seen it and passed it on numerous occassions...not again.

Really dig the look. A pretty caramel/red hue...decent 2 inch head that doesn't last too long, but leaves plenty of spiderweb lace.

Getting a similar scent to Inversion from these guys, fresh hops...buttered toast/malt...followed by a light blast of citrus.

Taste follows, but much mellower than Inversion. A bit of sourness in the aftertaste, but the malt takes over more in this one than Inversion, making it a bit more pleasurable.

I thought this one was super smooth...i could see downing several in a sitting. Very creamy.

I think this one tops Inversion for me...a toned down version with a better balance. Here's an APA that beats out it's own IPA in my book.

obrike, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of tm_bennett
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

tm_bennett, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of mdillon86
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

mdillon86, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of Amerikon
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Amerikon, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of SanFranJake
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

SanFranJake, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
3.1/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a shaped pint glass.

Appearance
Amber with 2-3 fingers of off-white head. Excellent clarity with very low carbonation. Good head retention.

Nose
Grapefruit, lemon, honey and candy sugar.

Taste
Honey and caramel covered grains. Bready malts. Notes of grapefruit juice and lemon. Hints of pineapple and honeydew melon.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth and subtly crisp.

Overall
Very malt forward Pale Ale. Even with the use of American hops this tastes like an English Pale Ale. Meh...why does this have such good ratings?

justintcoons, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of leaddog
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a pale copper/amber with a finger width of bubbly white head. Slightly hazy.

Smell - Grains, malts, citra hops, citrus rind.

Taste - Grains, malts and citrus rind/peel at the start, but builds up and hits you with a citra hops kick. Nice bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A well crafted NWPA by Deschutes. Nice blend of malts and hops makes this an enjoyable beer.

leaddog, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

jwat, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

oneeyedhoolie, Apr 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

danoble1, Apr 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

rondufresne, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

davidjacobsen, Apr 17, 2013
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,868 ratings.