Red Chair NWPA | Deschutes Brewery

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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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Ratings: 2,587 |  Reviews: 606
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JesseMurdock
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my go-to beers when it's in season. This is the perfect beer for someone relatively new to craft beer and still uneasy with hop forward IPAs. This beer is somewhat of a hybrid between an easy drinking american pale ale (think Sierra Nevada Pale Ale) and a more complex IPA. It has a nice malty backbone and a decent amount of sweetness allow for easy drinking while the burst of aromatic hops (pine, grapefruit) give it a great deal of depth. It has a decent head and is a nice cloudy burnt orange. Not a ton of a carbonation and a long-lasting almost sticky aftertaste.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of russpowell
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can't believe I haven't reviewed this before... BBD of 06/05/13

Pours copper with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Nice lacing & head retention

S: Orange peel, pine & breadyness, fades as this warms, some pear, honey & lemons surface

T: Nice citrussy hops, a kiss of grassyness, a bit of biscuitty malt, plus some slight crackery notes up front. Some grapefruit, tangerine, & breadyness as this warms. Finishes slightly grainy, with lemons, a touch of mango, dryness, & flinty dryness

MF: Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, great balance

So drinkable, I think we got some old crap last summer when this was introduced tp Missouri last Summer. This will be in the hot weather rotation if I can get this fresh

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - clear deep copper, thumb of off white head retained very well, lots of consistent lacing
S - hints of mild citrus, bubble gum, mint, mild perfume, pale grains
T - light leaves and herbs mixed with pale grainy malts, gentle citrus seeps through along with a bubble gum flavour, all very gentle yet effective flavours
S - mellow and relatively light, gets creamy through the middle and finishes light and airy with a touch of bitter, very easy drinking
O - definitely an impressive and unassuming brew, they nailed it in terms of a brew that's just hoppy enough to bring out some flavour but not so much that it will scare off the masses, well played

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Photo of Bones10
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good brew. It looks good and laces enough to let you know it's there. The smell doesn't jump out as much as some, but the taste and feel of this fine little APA are great. This will be how I get newcomers onto the IPA bandwagon. Very balanced while allowing for the separate flavors to be tasted. Both malts and hops have a role to play and they do it well. I would drink again.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The Dechutes Red Chair was more of a Red/Amber Ale than a APA. The beer poured a clear amber color with thin white head that did not leave much lace. The scent was malty and on the sweeter side. There was not much presence of hops. The taste to me was a amberish type beer....not much bitterness, but a good sweet malt base with hints of caramel. The mouthfee was medium in body with decent carbonation. Overall its a fine amber ale....if I'm judging this as a APA, then it was dissappointing. I was expecting a hopped up red...

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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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