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

This has a clear clean complexion of copper with a bright white film of bubbly foam.

The nose holds a prominent hop character of citrus, bubblegum, banana, caramel malt and bitter floral hops.

The flavor more or less follows the nose with lots of hoppy sweetness in the form of bubblegum, banana and caramel. The hops are sweet and floral and bitter on the tongue.

The feel is very light, a tad thin, bitter but easily drinkable.

This is a good PA, but the hops used by Deschutes (Bravo I think) are not my favorite.

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

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a thin, creamy whitish head.

S: Subtle aromas of grass, herbs, lemon, lime, caramel, cream, and biscuits are present on the nose.

T: Cream, caramel, and toffee sweetness are present up front and are joined by cracker and biscuit flavors shortly thereafter. The hops kick in around mid-palate, delivering gentle, nuanced notes of lemon, lime, bitter orange, herbs, and grass. The finish is balanced and mellow with notes of lemon, lime, herbs, caramel, cream, and biscuits most apparent.

M: What an outstanding texture in the mouth! This ale is medium-bodied, silky, and smooth. Carbonation manages to straddle a fine line between firm and spritzy. This pale ale is one of the most drinkable examples of the style I have run across in quite awhile.

O: I really feel like Deschutes has done an excellent job presenting well integrated malt and hop flavors in this beer. Perfectly balanced, quite flavorful, and immediately approachable this, in my book, is exactly what an APA should be.

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