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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

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2,175 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,175
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 128
Gots: 296 | 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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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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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler.

A: Pure amber hue. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles slowly, not completely leaving a blanket of foam on the surface. Thick, persistent beer ring lacing. Head renews fully with each pour.

S: Hops, nuts, caramel, a little honey, and lemon citrus.

T: Hops, bitter pecan, grapefruit pith.

M: Biting hops linger on the palate. Dry, bitter finish. Very hoppy for standard pale.

D: Sip and enjoy. The hoppy character will dictate the pace.

Atmosphere is really nice. Nice head that never really dissipates, thick persistent lacing. Nose is piney with a fine balance nutty, sweet, and citrus components. Very hoppy and biting, some bitter nutty components, and bittersweet citrus. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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Bottle poured into a stemmed glass.

A - golden with a touch of amber

S - Disappointing smell, given the rest of the beer's profile. Great beer, disappointing aroma.

T - Hoppy on the front end, but smooth on the back with a little bit of sweetness.

M - Not watery, not thick. What I would expect from a Pale.

O - this is the best Pale Ale I've had. Just hoppy enough to match my taste buds, but smooth.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a Guinness pint glass. "Best By" date is 3/26/14.

Appearance - Clear, darker gold to amber with medium off-white head. Fine bubbles, good lacing.

Aroma - Light citrus, grapefruit, slight anise/dankness.

Flavor - Very bready, some grain at the finish, bunches of C-hops. Fruitiness. Not as bitter as expected for a pale ale, I guess that explains the bottle statement "plush, satin." The complexity of the malt on the finish is very nice.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body, creamy carbonation. Reasonably dry finish.

Overall - Nice "alternate" pale ale that would be a great introduction for some to craft beers. Very drinkable...I wouldn't describe this as flabby; it has a nice balance and does what it says.

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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,175 ratings.