Red Chair NWPA | Deschutes Brewery

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2,576 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
Ratings:
2,576
Reviews:
603
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
565
For Trade:
2
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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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%

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
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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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of evanforbeer
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of dhannes
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
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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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MCain04
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best by 06/14/13. Poured into a Bells Tulip glass.

A: Golden, amber, and clear. Creamy 2 finger head with great retention and lacing.

S: Not too much nose. A little pine, a little grassy floral notes, not too aromatic. Bottle describes it and "subtle aromatic seduction," so I guess I can't hold it against them.

T: Great hop flavor, crisp taste with a readily-apparent but very nice barley malt background that balances well. Not extremely bitter. Really dances over the palate with flavors. A little thin, but overall quite wonderful.

M: Clean, crisp, refreshing. A little watery, but aside from that, very well done.

O: Nice overall beer. Really easy to drink, very sessionable, would be perfect for a nice summer day, but I'm still enjoying it in bitter cold of February.

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4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - translucent rust color with a off-white head that thinned to a layer leaving a good amount of lacing.

S - sourdough bread with a hint of citrus rind.

T - lots of bready malt flavor with a hint of bitterness which really stands out more so after the finish with a tartness on the lips.

F - medium bodied, it drinks smooth and easy.

O - very good beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Best by: 3/28/13

A: Pours a slightly murky reddish brown. Two fingers frappe head. Excellent retention. Excellent lacing. Subdued carbonation.

S: Excellent caramel malts. Honeyed, cereal sweetness. Noticeable, but not overpowering hop presence. Fresh leaves, grassiness, bit of pine.

T: Big malt presence. Subtle hop presence noted. Malt is definitely the star of the show here, with the hops providing the backbone, per se. Finishes sticky, with hop oil and resin rounding out the end. Dry, piney finish with hints of raisined fruit. Aftertaste is a bit soapy.

M: Full bodied yet balanced. Exceptionally smooth. Exquisite mouthfeel.

O: Very good. Exceptional, even. Personally, I find it runs a bit malt heavy, but I expect this from Deschutes. I'd be very interested in trying this fresh.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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