Red Chair NWPA
Deschutes Brewery

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Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #132
Ranked #6,604
4.09 | pDev: 10.02%
Jun 19, 2023
Jan 22, 2010
Available: January to May
Alc. by Vol.: 6.2%
IBUs: 60

192 calories per 12 oz serving
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Rated: 3.95 by Nicknyc from New York

Jun 19, 2023
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Reviewed by ivanbrew

5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I have tried this beer out of a bottle definitely an awesome color golden big bubbles coming up constantly aroma of malt barley oats and floral hops The flavor is smooth with a just a little bit of bitter finish very awesome beer
Mar 15, 2023
Rated: 3.78 by JonathanKeith from Texas

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 4.32 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 29, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by wilfonzo from Florida

Jan 05, 2023
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Just below average body with medium carbonation.
Aroma is earthy,pine,citrus,floral hops and malt.
Taste for the most part follows the aroma.
Overall a very flavorful beer
Jun 29, 2022
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Reviewed by laketang from Arizona

3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear amber brew with pillowy head, and Great retention and good lacing.
Floral earthy notes.
Good hop bitterness level, not very malty for a 4.5 mo old ipa, but the added live yeast plays a part. Still get citrus notes.
Apr 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Iamaskier from Idaho

3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Fantastic appearance— nice pillowy head and amber body. Smell is bright and sweet with a few citrus and grass notes. Taste follows— sweet citrus fruits, hints of pine and grass, backed by caramel malt and a bit more citrus on the finish. Feel is creamy and smooth. Easy drinking and well balanced, the sort of pale I’d recommend to someone new to the craft scene.
Apr 11, 2022
Rated: 3.87 by Giantspace from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Jan 24, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 23, 2021
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Reviewed by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark amber with light tan head. Aroma has lychee, orange, grapefruit, peach, light resin, pine, and malt. Flavor is kind of earthy and piney with a little of the fruit. Fairly bitter with medium mouth feel.
Jun 06, 2021
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle, bottled 12/21/20 so about a week past the 4 month "Freshest" date. But was refrigerated at the store and since I brought home a couple weeks ago.

Slightly cloudy dark copper color. Cream colored head, decent head retention and lacing. Citrus and piney hop aroma with mild caramel malt. Similar flavor, medium bitterness, a little hop oxodation in the finish. Sticky-ish mouthfeel
May 05, 2021
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good Pale Ale!!! I picked up a bottle at Total Wine in Chesapeake VA. Their stock is not always that fresh and this beer was at the outer edge of "Freshest Within 4 Months" as was stated on the bottle. Pours an almost clear copper color (You can see the outline of your finger on the far side of the pint glass). Medium size foamy white head with good retention and thick rings of foamy lacing. A good-looking beer. Aroma and taste feature sweet malt with hoppiness taking a definite back seat. There are elements of Red/Amber Ale here as well as an APA. The hop component is primarily piney hops and there is some bitterness. Mouthfeel is rich, smooth and somewhat sweet with an adequate amount of bitterness in the finish. The bitterness is more prominent in the finish. Deschutes makes some very good beers and this is one of them.
Mar 17, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by hester7 from Texas

Mar 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Wiskeytango from Pennsylvania

4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Exceptional pale ale coming out of bend here! It’s in my option the best pale ale I’ve ever drank on. It’s velvety smooth and scrumptious. Always get this when I see it at the beer store!
Mar 08, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by cheefdaddy1 from Texas

Mar 08, 2021
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Reviewed by barneyrubble from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from bottle into a tulip glass, a nice 2F head of foam with an interesting buttery yellowish khaki color forms. It has good loose lace that coats the glass. Under the foam is a 60% opaque dark cloudy amber colored beer.

On the nose, I get caramel, a barnyard vegetal yeast, a touch of citrus, malt, pine and some onion sulfur notes.

On the palate I taste fruity toffee, vanilla, caramel malt, dry mellow green pine needle hops and no citrus to speak of. I also get pine and smoke along with sulfur on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slick creamy feel and a nice light dryness on the finish.

Really nice tasting beer that may or may not go into rotation. I did not get the barnyard and sulfur notes on the first single bottle from a different batch but I am with two from the 6'er that is several months old. I like the hop interest in this beer as it comes across like an amber with some more hop notes. Worthy of a try for sure!
Mar 02, 2021
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
enjoyed this one on my porch in hill country outskirts ATX while observing the winter wonderland of the snow'pocolypse after being without power for days in 7 degree weather.

pours a dark amber body with a billowing slightly tanned cream foam head that has moderately low retention and leaves behind a moderate amount of lacing as it settles to a foam halo

aroma is a mixture of citrus and pine; cherry and tropical citrus mixed with mountain air and earthy fresh clean pine hop with resinous caramel.

taste follows the nose. interesting and refreshing mix of chewy resinous caramel malt and pine hop with bright citrus notes.

mouthfeel is chewy, fresh and clean. moderately carbonated and medium-light bodied. finishes slightly dry with a mildly earthy bitter aftertaste

fantastic mixture of hop and malt for a winter/early spring sip session carried by a very comfortable mouthfeel.
Feb 19, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by HighwayChile from Kansas

Feb 13, 2021
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