Red Chair NWPA | Deschutes Brewery

Red Chair NWPARed Chair NWPA
2,589 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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Ratings: 2,589 |  Reviews: 607
Photo of assman79
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of PieOhMy
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A Poured into imperial pint glass. Hazy red. No transparency. Thick foamy tan head.

S Sweet. Caramel. Malty. Wet grass with a hint of lemon. Awesome complex aroma.

T Thick malty flavor you wouldn't expect from a pale ale. Underlying sweetness, sugar cane, raisin, toffee mixes with hops. Smooth bitter aftertaste. This bitterness lingers.

M Medium but leaning toward full. Foamy. Carbonation bites. Due to the malty bitterness there is a bit of a rough finish.

O Balance! It's all there, malts, hops, sweetness, bitterness. None of those overpowers the other. Great job by Deschutes. It's a good thing this a seasonal because otherwise, this 6.2 ABV beer might be my session beer.

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Photo of goalie35
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of rodlavers
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Lisicjm
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of JSchock7
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of cosmicevan
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

big thanks to Rathakem for hitting this long time (yep, you read correctly...long time) want. enjoyed from a deschutes teku.

best by 4/17/2013

a - brew poured a stunning amber orange with a generous 2 fingers of frothy foamy head that hung out for pictures and then some. as it dissipated you could hardly see anything through the milkshake like lacing that gripped the glass.

s - nice hops mixed with great caramel. seems a bit malt forward, but definitely has my mouth watering.

t - hell yeah. this is what a pale ale should taste like. big and bold. lots of hops balanced out by even more malts. great sweet caramel pine cone flavor. has that definable deschutes flavor that i LOVE.

m - medium bodied. really nice.

o - overall great pale ale. with a best by date a month away, i'm sure i'm a few months post bottling on this one, but i love it. would love to try uber fresh, but right now hits the spot. great malt heavy pale ale with a nice hopping to tame the malts. great deschutes flavor profile. tastes like a stream in nature.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A half finger of head on a clear, red/amber colored body.
The aroma is wonderful: honey, lemon and pine.
The taste is superb. moderate honey sweetness balanced by a bold pine and grapefruit bitterness.
The texture is amazing. It's soft with moderate carbonation.
A top pale ale.

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Photo of RollTide7
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of JALIEN
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Muhly
4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

33cl bottle poured into a rounded beer glass.

A-Pours a clear copper with two fingers of tight white head. The head settles down pretty quickly, but maintains a good skiff at the top of the glass. Lacing is present initially as a full wall, which recedes to lines and dots on the side of the glass.

S-A good dose of citrus and pine hops. A bit of sweet melon.

T-A complex hop character that gives some citrus, pine, and bubble gum/melon sweetness. Malt is present giving it just enough of a backbone for the hops to stand up and shine through.

M-Moderately full mouthfeel with moderate/high carbonation. It finishes with a touch of hop astringency, but the sweetness pushes off any harshness from the pallet.

O-Refreshing, smooth, and complex. A fantastic quaff.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Moose90
3.23/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best By – 05/08/13
Tasted – 03/06/13

A – Pours a dark copper and orange with a moderate off white head that thins and leaves nice lacing.

S – Sweet and malty. Hops are hidden underneath it all. There are sweet caramel malts on the front and some light hoppiness to it.

T – Sweet here again. Some old dried fruits, raisins. A nuttiness develops and the hops again are quite subdued.

M – Crisp and light.

O – Something off-putting with this beer. Malt profile is odd and dominates whatever hops are there.

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Photo of brandon911
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of weerezboy
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of AnthonyVincent
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jco3rd
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle purchased as part of a mixed six pack at Binny's Naperville, bottle dated best by 4/13/13. Damn, I didn't see this beers impending death before I bought it.

Pours a lightly hazy apricot with some long lasting big puddles of white that leaves some small sticky spatter.

Smells of faint white nectarine and white toast.

Mild buttery maltiness, strawberries, and dry white nectarine flesh. Understated caramel malts weave with a touch of grassiness at the finish.

Light, fluffy, and smooth on the tongue.

For being on bottle date life support, there's still a hell of lot to like about this. Flavors are soft but everything melds nicely, a drinkable and flavorful Pale.

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Photo of pirkle668
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of evanforbeer
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber-orange
Smell- bread, sweet/fruity
Taste- zesty up front, some citrus hop bite. Delicious fruity bouquet, apricot, apple, orange. Sweet malty breadiness, finishes nicely malty with some herbal (green tea) and fruity hopiness. A fantastic pale ale, shows some great malt layers yet still very APA in its lush hop profile. Very drinkable, the beer I wanna drink all spring/ summer

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Photo of nzerbe
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BeerDrinker206
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of dhannes
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased a single at Binny's...poured into a standard pint glass and let sit for a few minutes.

A=Rich, dark gold color with steady eggshell head that lasted for about 2 minutes...very nice.

S=Almost none--perhaps a very faint floral smell at first, and then some apricot later on.

T=First sip--hops dominated, with a smokiness to it. Apricot and milkiness developed later on, with a spicy, nutmeg like, bite.

M=Noticeable carbonation at first, but sourness made it a bit difficult to drink more than one of.

O=Reminded me of Magic Hat #9, with a tastier hop backbone. I may try a tap with the right meal,e.g. barbecued chicken.

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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 2,589 ratings
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