Red Chair NWPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA
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4.09/5
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2,662 Ratings
Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Available: January to May
Alc. by Vol.: 6.2%
IBUs: 60

192 calories per 12 oz serving

Added by Bitterbill on 01-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,302
Reviews:
625
Ratings:
2,662
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
164
Gots:
595
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,662 |  Reviews: 625
Photo of JohnDon
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iguanodon
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

[Original rating 2013-02-01] Pours clear copper with a coarse tan head. Aroma is fruity, citrus, candy grass. Taste is nice smooth malt balanced with citrusy hops. Nice bitter / sweet balance in the finish. A hint of alcohol in the finish but otherwise that 6.2% is well hidden. I haven’t been drinking APAs much in the past few years because I always reach for the IPA but now I need to rethink that.

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Photo of 88caprice
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Overall, a nice hoppy brew. A pungent, amber take on an APA. This one left a lasting bitter aftertaste that was a little unpleasant to me, but good overall.

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Photo of tjb27
3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dafla67
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a nice hazy red/amber color; the smell is refreshing citrus; taste is balance of malts, citrus and hops (just enough bitterness); and feel is crisp and clean. I like Red Chair as much as Troegs Nugget Nectar.

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Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.47/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SB2017
3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Oh boy oh boy it's beauuuutiful! Slightly cloudy, deep red ginger, solid finger of foam that just keeps on going. This beer smells odd, I've gotta be honest. Like grapefruit pith and menthol. Thumps up for being unique. There's an almost fruity-taffy flavor going on right at first, the sweetness mellowing out quickly as hops are ushered in alongside an underwhelming though distinct malt finish. Supremely balanced, though lacking in flavors I particularly enjoy. Hit or miss for me, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of quack
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of einman
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a 6-pack Times $7.99
Hazy amber color
Medium mouthfeel
High carbonation
Malt, cherry flavors, some bitterness
Overall a good beer that I would drink again.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtimmerman84
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance – Clear deep amber body with a three finger head that left lots of lacing on the glass.

Aroma – Citrus and toasted malts with a light fruitiness afterwards.

Taste – Toasted malt, bitter citrus pith and crisp hop resins.

Mouthfeel – Good body, not too heavy but enough heft to support the malt notes.

Overall – A pretty good beer and one that would be welcome on a warm spring day.

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Photo of Eychung
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrewTheBrew
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of austinmizsei
3.49/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of estajoe
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of white_pony21
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Half-full
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of argock
3.19/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Harshly bitter with a high amount of floral hop character and some higher alcohol presence poking through. The malt component is not distinctive and carries a heavy flavor and feel to the beer. I will not be seeking this one out again in the future -- no good qualities.

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Photo of ATXBrew
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

I am always amazed by the quality breweries like Deschutes and Sierra Nevada are able to maintain in the face of enormous volume. Red Chair NWPA is no different. Prominent notes of pine and cherry with a strong bittering aftertaste that will lead you to check the label twice to ensure it is not branded as an IPA. A solid beer from a solid brewery.

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Photo of darth_punchbowl
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solidly drinkable. Smooth, round, distinctive. A very good beer.

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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 2,662 ratings