Red Chair NWPA | Deschutes Brewery

Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA
BA SCORE
88.3%
Liked This Beer
4.1 w/ 2,589 ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,961
Reviews:
606
Ratings:
2,589
Liked:
2,286
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
10%
Alströms:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
158
Gots:
568
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,589 |  Reviews: 606
Photo of WoodBrew
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
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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Photo of MouthfulOfchris
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out orange/amber with a thick little white head with good retention and lacing.

Smells fairly sweet. Caramel, orange, and floral.

This bottle is on the downward swing of its life but still packs a nice hop bitterness and flavor. Full of fruity and floral character. Caramel and bready malt.

Drinks nice and smooth with a medium body and medium carbonation. Finishes dry.

I don’t know why I was surprised by this being Deschutes and all. Great Pale Ale with an inviting sweet aroma and taste to it.

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Photo of Muggins25
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of artoolemomo
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BKotch
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of YogiBeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Jeremy6566
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Nolen12
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of BYOFB
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
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.
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A very nice pale ale. Tasty and refreshing all the way down.

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Photo of gpogo
3.41/5  rDev -16.8%
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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Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jgarvis
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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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%

Photo of Jsteez
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
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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Photo of Hugonaut13
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 88.3% out of 100 with 2,589 ratings
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