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Red Chair NWPA - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,112 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,112
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 123
Gots: 255 | 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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Photo of andrewdanks
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bigdood33
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MynamesRickJames
4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dmgallag
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of klub24
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gelasin
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenMind
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewjraab
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Amber reddish with off white head with some sticky lace.

S - Piney, floral, cake batter, bread dough.

T - Malt forward that is met by a nice rush of hops. Resinous, oily, hemp seeds. Nice balance and very drinkable.

O - Very solid offering from Deschutes. Highly drinkable even sessionable. I'll definitely try this one again.

Photo of SanDog
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcattey
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beaulabauve
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Weisseguy1
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drew26
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeubTube
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Southside830
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another great offering from Deschutes. Starts off very similar to hop trip IMO. As it warms the sweet malts kick in toning down the hops a bit. Very drinkable pale ale that has a nice hop presence balanced with a sweet juicy malt backbone.

Photo of Slay40
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of italianstallion
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Redneckwine
4.81/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle into tulip

Appearance - Golden amber leans to the dark side, ever so slightly hazy, 1 finger off-white head retains very well and leaves lots of sticky lacing.

Smell - Citrusy hops are very smooth and juicy sweet; orange marmalade comes to mind immediately, also a touch of pine. Fruity esters prevalent, as well as a doughy biscuit malt.

Taste - Take the smell and amplifies it 100x. Big citrus punch up front: straight up sweet orange marmalade hopping mixed with a bit of piney dankness. The hops meld beautifully with fruity, yeasty notes as prominent toasty, biscuity malts begin to steal the show and the beer dries out in a hurry. Finishes juuuust off-dry with moderately low pine resiny bitterness.

Feel - Super smooth medium body, moderately high carbonation moves this around the palate perfectly. Crisp and refreshing. This beer goes down ridiculously easy: "drinkable" would be an understatement.

Overall - "Big flavor, perfectly balanced", are the 4 words that best describe this for me. A beer with a delicious hop punch that doesn't shy away from letting a tasty malt backbone get some air-time too. Bitterness is low, and dries the palate just enough to make you yearn for the next sip. The body and feel are ethereal... Just so damn easy to knock these back. When I think of "beer", this is the one I think about. This beer is in near-perfect harmony.

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRaven99664
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the best pale ales around. Well Done!

Photo of dleiner
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justbeing
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamLand
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,112 ratings.