Red Chair NWPA | Deschutes Brewery

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2,618 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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3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer came on tap in a pint glass. It appeared amber red in colour and had clarity, It smelled rich, hoppy, malty; smelled like a red ale. Tasted malty sweet with citrus hops cloyingly bitter at the finish. Clean; no lingering flavors or aftertastes.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of blackcompg
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours just over a fonger of off-white eggshell foam, body is a bright golden orange color, lots of bubbles rising within the body. Great striped lacing after each quaff.

Smell - Sweet citrus, slight tropical, plums, fruitcake.

Taste - Much like the nose, sweet malts, light citrus of orange and ruby red grapefruit, I also get bits of pineapple and plum, there is also a slight flavor of breadcrusts, and finishes with semisweet citrus pith, and maybe a touch of peach pit. No alcohol whatsoever.

Mouthfeel - Nearly medium as the flavors are full but not sharp or overpowering. Carb is nearly medium and silky smooth, it foams just a bit as it goes over the tongue, and has a few nice edges at the sides of the tongue, just cleansing the sweeter flavors and allows it to finish slightly bitter and dry.

Overall - Really a nice and flavorful beer. Smooth, extremely drinkable, and plenty of good flavor. Nice transition from semi-sweet to slightly bitter and dry, begging the next sip. Would love to try this one again, nearly sessionable at 6.2%.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of wetnmst79
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Amber orange with small bubbles and a dissipating white-cream head. Small bubbles. Moderate lacing on the glass, bunched rather than laced.

S: Not overwhelming hops, and not quite floral. The smell is actually a little more mellow than most pale ales, maybe even sweet. I'm into it...

T: Again, it's a tad hoppy but certainly not overwhelming. The hops hit around 5 seconds after you swallow rather than head-on. Personally, I prefer subtler brews that nod toward drinkability, like this one, and it seems that Deschutes does too. This fits the bill. There's a sweetness in there that comes before the hops, with a little roast in there too. This would be what they call a "balanced" beer.

M: The mouthfeel would be perfect for an brew with more hops. For a mellower beer like this one, it could have stuck around longer. Still, I'm pleased.

O: A very drinkable beer with a lot going on. I'll take another, please.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,618 ratings