Red Chair NWPA | Deschutes Brewery

Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA
BA SCORE
88.3%
Liked This Beer
4.1 w/ 2,589 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:
#1,964
Reviews:
606
Ratings:
2,589
Liked:
2,286
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
10%
Alströms:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
158
Gots:
568
Trade:
2
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a 16oz shaker. beautiful thick off-white head. Thick lacing throughout tasting. Deep golden, copper honey color...almost a hint of red? (duh...copper).

Cutus, floral, hops on the nose with a hint of lemon zest.

Wonderful, full mouthfeel...not heavy but full. Perfect carbonation. Hints of honey and peaches upfront, sweet and balanced. Tasty malts and a nice hoppy finish. The hops are used sparingly and fade fast and clean.

This is such a great beer...so smooth, so tasty. Nothing overpowering...the citrus, sweet honey taste, malts and hops blend effortlessly...many flavors but blended so well that it almost seems to simple, to good to be real? Perfect everyday beer but alas...not an all yearer. Buy if you can find, drink if you have found and buy extra in May because that's when they stop production of this perfect little gem.

One of my all time favorites!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed: 5/14/14

previous quick rating of 4.25 on 2/16/14

Red Chair NWPA by Deschutes
poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

P-cool label with a old style chair lift 4.25

A- Hazy light orange thin tan head and good lacing. beautiful 4.25

S- cone (?) hops, mild citrus and something slightly sweet 4.25

T- bitter and mild, good hop character, good balance, mild and smooth 4.5

M- flavor-full but not overpowering. refreshing 4.0

D- very easy on the palate and smooth 4.5

O- great beer, love that the style is almost regional 4.25

thanks to the gang at Doc Watson's for suggesting this one, bought some for the house

(Special Review 4/16 for my Holiday)

Highly recommend ---- J

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy amber orange without any head to speak of and some slight bubbles coming up. Not the best looking pale ale I've seen, but its pretty nice. Scent begins with a big hit of orange zest from Centennial hops, mingling with some pine resin and slight grapefruit along with a nice, pleasant malty sweetness and some nice grassy aromas. Quite appetizing, very well done. Taste begins with orange sweetness, a bit of pine resin and some nice caramel malt. Pine resin comes out more in the middle, overpowering the orange and caramel sweetness. The finish returns to the caramel and orange but also adds a good hit of bitter citrus pith and pine resin. The aftertaste is bitter with hints of toasted malt. A good, robust, but not overpowering flavor profile. Complex but accessible, very well done. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bit of prickly carbonation upfront and a smooth feel in the middle and finish. Very easy to drink as a result, expertly done. Overall this is an excellent pale ale. It highlights citrus and pine forward hops, without the high bitterness of an IPA, balances them with some nice sweet malt and combines that flavor with an excellent aroma and mouthfeel. Another winner from Deschutes.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Becker glass. Copper colored with a slight cloudiness that fades quickly. About a finger of head that only sticks around for a few minutes. No noticeable carbonation. Wonderful Citric aroma hits my nose with a slap of malty hops, I'm getting excited now!

The smell does not disappoint, grapefruit entry with a bitter finish that lingers on your lips and tongue. No lacing left behind, and the head has turned into a tiny ring around the top of beer.

This is the third style brew I have had from Dechutes. Each one has become an automatic favorite, and I look forward to trying more.

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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 88.3% out of 100 with 2,589 ratings
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