Red Chair NWPA | Deschutes Brewery

2,576 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint glass
From: Bine & Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego, Calif.)
Price: $1.99
Purchased: March 28, 2013
Consumed: April 1, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a copper amber clear color with two fingers of perfect khaki foam head. Sporadic foamy lacing on the sides, good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled a pleasant whiff of floral hops up front. Nice and refreshing. Some citrus notes in there as well, maybe orange and lemon. No surprises in the nose.

Tasted candied sugary floral hops up front. Also that orange citrus hops, almost sherbet like. Tropical fruit and faint caramel as well.

Light body. Creamy texture. Average-to-soft (below average) carbonation. Abrupt finish.
A very nice pale ale. Tasty and refreshing all the way down.

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Photo of gpogo
3.41/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Light orange amber body with a white foam cap head.

A- Sweet hop aroma. Caramel and light biscuit.

T- Sweet caramel malt flavor with a consistent bitter flavor slightly amplified in the finish. Leaves a light bitter phenolic aftertaste.

M- Medium body, medium light carbonation.

D- A very enjoyable beer and quite sessionable.

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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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a dimpled beer mug from a bottle.

A-Deep amber with some light brown qualities. Frothy 2 inch head that left sticky lace on the glass, and an appetizing off-white film on the surface of the beer.

S-floral, earthy, high hops, spring leaves, and malty. There are trace amounts of grapefruit as well.

T-Sweet flowers, American hops in the aftertaste that left a bitter feel. The bitterness was balanced by the sweet caramel malt in the front end. Tastes like Spring: fresh earth, newly grown grass, and florally sweet.

M-Crisp and smooth. A moderate body with some light carbonation.

Overall-this brew is a great beer to drink in the cool spring evenings in the high desert. The flavors are perfectly balanced to give one's taste buds a pleasurable experience. Enjoy this brew!

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- pours a clear amber with a one-finger creamy white head with long retention, leaving a layer of cream with short lasting lace

S- floral hops up front with notes of citrus, sweet and fruity malt on the backend. Intriguing nose.

T- well balanced from start to finish, floral and herbal hop notes are complemented with sweet-yet-fruity malt, and a slightly grainy-toasted finish.

M- medium bodied with moderate carbonation, leads to a smooth mouthfeel with a bit of a creamy finish

O- easy to drink as a pale ale should be, but plenty of flavor to go around. I really like the fruity esters and subtly malty sweetness.

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4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The aroma was at first quite hoppy with an explosion of pine resin and citrus just jumping out. As it settled though, the sweet, fruity malt really came out. Pretty nice.

Taste was quite a surprise for a pale ale, as it was quite sweet right off the bat. The label does boast of seven malts though so perhaps I shouldn't be too surprised. It's pretty fruity although the exact fast is hard to pin down. However, maybe a currant taste?? Also a bit bready. The hop balance does come in at th finish with a fairly good resiny punch that allows for a drier finish. It also tends to linger a bit.

Unique pale ale. Quite sweet and fruity and delicious. Really happy for the balance on the finish though. Overall quite a tasty choice.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.56/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a small snifter. Best by 03/28/13 printed on the bottle.

A: Golden orange color, with a couple inches of off-white head, leaves nice lacing as I consume.

S: Exactly like grapefruit.

T: Not sure what to make of this. Malty sweetness with some hoppiness. There is something a little funky about this beer, one sip I really like it and the next I am not quite sure.

M: The sweetness gives it a sticky slightly cloying feel.

O: Not bad, wouldn't go out of my way to have it again but not bad.


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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,576 ratings.
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