Red Chair NWPA | Deschutes Brewery

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2,587 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
Ratings:
2,587
Reviews:
606
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
158
Gots:
568
For Trade:
2
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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nothing special about this beer.

Look Copper color with very little head but does have a bit of lacing as you drink

Smell Light hops with the typical piney floral citrus notes

Taste Pretty much tasted like it smelled light hop flavors up front that faded away pretty quickly

Mouthfeel Medium body lightly carbonated and a bit dry kinda like a brut

Overall a decent pale ale at best it had nice hop and citrus flavors and scents. I would drink this beer again only if someone gave it to me

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Photo of Hendrick24
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of denver10
4.84/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A dark amber with a thumbs width white head that started to dwindle just as soon as I put the glass down. Great lacing. A delicious aroma; sweet citric heaven. One of the best grapefruit aromas I have come across from any beer, like I just cut open a fresh grapefruit and put it right up to my nose. Sharp, pointy, crisp. Flavor is just as good with the marriage between malt and hops. A light caramel malt base alongside a wonderful hit of ruby red grapefruit. There is a very balanced layer of piney bitterness throughout. A very crisp, silky mouthfeel aided by the carbonation. Wow, this is a great beer. Extremely balanced, extremely drinkable, extremely good. I can't get enough of this one and can't believe its only seasonal. I could drink this 365 without any problems. So damn good.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigMike
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Beervana
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of South2NW
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of micromaniac129
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This brew is quite dark as pale ales go, with a deep copper color. The head is smaller but lusiously dense and fluffy. Sticky lacing abounds. Gentle carbonation can be seen in this very clear beer.
Aroma is fantastic and smells very fresh. The hop bouquet hit me hard right after opening with floral and pine resin notes. Toffee malts with maybe a touch of bread finishes.
The taste is good and balanced but not as hoppy tasting as I thought it was going to be. The balance leans more to malts then hops with a toffee and bready taste perhaps even a bit toasted. The hops have a lighter taste with pine and floral notes.
Drinks smooth with some bitterness up front and finishes clean with no aftertaste.
A good well made beer.

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Photo of Jspriest
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of jvillefan
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: It has a deep yellow almost orange color with a one finger lingering ivory white head.

S: Initially, after opening there were plenty of hop aroma with citrus and pine but as the beer sat there for a little bit (10-15 minutes) the smell dissipated and I was left with only a bready caramely aroma.

T: Hops are the first thing tasted but they are not overpowering. I would put the hops at a weak IPA. The have a very sharp bitterness with a musty (in a good way) grapefruit flavor. The malt is very prevelent in the back of this beer. Tons of breadyness, way more then expected with subtle hints of caramel.

M: Way heavier then expected for a pale ale but very good. The carbonation is a little weak but very good.

O: This is a very good secessionable beer that would be good on a hot day. Why it is an early winter release, I don't know but I will still drink it while I can.

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Photo of Fargrow
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevMo84
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of DOCRW
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of leroybrown10
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of WesMantooth
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bnes09
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,587 ratings.
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