Red Chair NWPA | Deschutes Brewery

2,587 Ratings
Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

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

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed 16 oz. on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary, another product of me watching their beer board like a hawk for stuff you cannot yet find in stores here. Keep 'em coming guys. A light bronze colored brew, just a notch above dark gold, with around an inch of beige head. Aroma a pleasing blend of rich crystal malts, bubblegum and red berry fruit esters, and fresh citrus zest, quite balanced although the citrus is probably the main component that jumps out. On the palate I again get considerable citrus: Grapefruit, mandarin, lemon, and lime zest/juices along with orchard fruit (peach?), white grape, baby aspirin, and a mellow brown sugar malty backbone. Some booze winks through from time to time and the hops morph a bit from citrus to celery stalk. Body and mouthfeel are right on point for the style, more chew than a lager but about the same degree of carbonation. I might ratchet this latter element down a notch or two. Has much of the Cascade hop character of its stablemate and fellow pale ale Mirror Pond but with more west coast citrus flavors layered on and a higher ABV. A nice enough jaunt. The mellow sweet malts let the hops shine through. It would be great to crush a six-pack or two with a few buddies.

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Photo of barczar
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant copper with a billowing cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving sticky lacing.

Resin, fresh cut grass, pine, and muted citrus begin the aroma profile. Dank cannabis and floral notes add depth.

Citrus is more prevalent in the flavor, with grapefruit underlying a lightly toasted malt backbone. Grassy and resiny hops take over mid palate, and the finish is slightly bitter.

Body is moderate to a touch full, almost creamy, with moderate carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

I don't recall having a beer that smells so much of fresh hops. The bitterness is just a touch more than I prefer, but a great brew. The more of it I drink, the more hollow it tastes.

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Photo of Ristaccia
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jkroese
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprise, surprise, Deschutes comes with another citrusy offering that is a joy to drink.

This beer is good-looking with it's pale, golden-colored liquid and two finger head.

The nose is citrusy and sweet and very much what I get on the taste buds too. It's almost sweet and creamy and like biting into a juicy orange, but the backend is resinous and bitter and lingers with a bit of dryness. Very well-balanced and really easy to drink. I enjoyed and could go through many a six pack.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows floral hops, confectionery notes, sweet malt and, interestingly enough, papaya.
Bittersweet flavours with honey and sweet biscuity malt followed by spicy, piny hops and an assertive, sharp bitterness.
Body feels a little watery and undercarbonated.

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Photo of dbert21
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep, clear amber in color with a large, off white head. Head is very frothy and retains a good long while. The lacing on this beer is probably the best I've seen, with a long, continuous latticework that I have only seen from nitro pours.

S- Hops are prominent in the scent of this beer. The main hops profile is a subtle, floral note followed by a pine scent that is a bit stronger. Not overly bitter or powerful, but enough hops to make themselves known.

T- Medium strength hops bitterness starts this one out and is largely piney in flavor. The bitterness picks up a bit towards the middle, with the pine flavors intensifying before a small amount of malt base makes its presence known. Hops start to fade a little towards the end of the drink and then lingers a little afterward.

M- Smooth and easy drinking, with a medium level of carbonation, this beer almost feels like an IPA. The prominent hop profile makes the drink a little slower than normal, but not substantially so.

Overall, a very good APA that displays good hop character of its home region. You can really taste the floral and piney flavors of the hops change as the drink progresses.

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Photo of BierJager89
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Beautiful translucent ruby-copper with a big foamy tan head.

S: Some nice citrus, cherry, orange, lemon and grass in the nose.

T: Taste is more malt forward, especially in the finish, but cherry, orange, citrus rind, lemon and grass are still present.

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

O: Another delicious hoppy beer from Deschutes. If you can find it, try it.

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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