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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,803 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,803
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 103
Gots: 127 | 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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zenwatts

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -26.8%

01-16-2012 22:54:13 | More by zenwatts
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meckhardt

Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.8%

02-26-2014 16:03:08 | More by meckhardt
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thedifferencemaker

Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.8%

04-27-2014 14:42:33 | More by thedifferencemaker
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NSK79

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.8%

01-14-2013 03:57:57 | More by NSK79
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cjtwigger

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.8%

02-20-2012 17:49:19 | More by cjtwigger
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ejw127

Nevada

3/5  rDev -26.8%

02-09-2012 05:33:44 | More by ejw127
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abeldiaz

Washington

3/5  rDev -26.8%

01-23-2012 03:50:20 | More by abeldiaz
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.8%

11-23-2011 19:03:57 | More by jenray
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.8%

02-20-2014 00:14:10 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.8%

03-22-2013 16:26:47 | More by Stinger80OH
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.8%

01-21-2013 20:56:08 | More by PHBoiler
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.8%

12-12-2011 23:16:12 | More by drummermattie02
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Buick222

California

3/5  rDev -26.8%

07-02-2013 22:06:28 | More by Buick222
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sbanacho

California

3/5  rDev -26.8%

06-03-2012 06:38:37 | More by sbanacho
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beertunes

Washington

3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Upfront let me say that I like this beer better than the numbers show. I don't think it's a Pale Ale, it's more like an IPA Light. So compared to regular Pales, it doesn't show well.

Served in straight pint glass. Poured an attractive orange-amber color with just under an inch of light tan head with decent retention and lacing.

The aroma was hop forward, more than most pales, with the hint of malt in the nose way in the background. The taste was a bit more balanced, the malt was more forward, but still hop dominant.

The body was crisp and clean, with a nice hop bite at the back. Drinkability was very good, I could easily see myself drinking several of these in a day.

Overall, a very nice beer that would be better served being named differently, style-wise.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2010 22:41:39 | More by beertunes
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Beerriver

Washington

3/5  rDev -26.8%

09-28-2013 23:39:27 | More by Beerriver
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3/5  rDev -26.8%

04-05-2012 21:23:22 | More by MarkyMOD
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -26.8%

02-04-2014 16:55:40 | More by craftbrew502
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cmgray03

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -26.8%

05-31-2014 12:39:34 | More by cmgray03
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.8%

05-16-2013 15:01:22 | More by leftstagebrew
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

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?

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 23:34:27 | More by justintcoons
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nickhiller

Texas

3.13/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: hazy rust, thin head fizzles to nothing, not really any lacing.

S: HOPS! Earthy, grassy, fresh doughy yeast, almost exactly like fermented pizza dough; a little bathroom cleaner.

T: it tastes like a homebrew. It's super bitter, super hoppy, but has some sour off flavor that I can't quite place other than that I'm reminded of my more unsuccessful homebrews. The finish leaves a strong taste of brie (not something I typically like to attribute to beer).

M: carbonation can't hold and it quickly goes flat, body is light to medium body,

D: really kind of bad. The dough and the cheese were straight up gross. Come on Deschutes, I expect better of you.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 04:22:10 | More by nickhiller
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Moose90

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best By – 05/08/13
Tasted – 03/06/13

A – Pours a dark copper and orange with a moderate off white head that thins and leaves nice lacing.

S – Sweet and malty. Hops are hidden underneath it all. There are sweet caramel malts on the front and some light hoppiness to it.

T – Sweet here again. Some old dried fruits, raisins. A nuttiness develops and the hops again are quite subdued.

M – Crisp and light.

O – Something off-putting with this beer. Malt profile is odd and dominates whatever hops are there.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 03:49:34 | More by Moose90
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.23/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Another xpa from Deschutes.

Pours an amber copper color with a finger of beige head. Decent retention with some lacing.

Aroma: Fairly hoppy for an apa. Pine and grassy flavors. It does have some biscuit malts and a bit of caramel malts as well. Not bad.

Taste: A little more sweet than the nose would suggest. The malts show here more, but it is still fairly hoppy. Floral and pine with some fruit citrus.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and bitter. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends a bit dry.

Overall, another xpa that I thought was a bit too malty. This one wasn't as bad because it was an apa and I expected a little more malt and not as much hops, but it brought a decent amount of hops to the table.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 16:10:16 | More by mothman
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

04-22-2013 03:10:19 | More by mdillon86
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,803 ratings.