Red Chair NWPA | Deschutes Brewery

2,587 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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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This pale ale pours a deep copper color and is topped with ¾” of white head that turns into a thin layer rather slowly.
Smell: The smell of Red Chair is a tasty blend of malt and hops that has me liking this beer already.
Taste: The taste of this beer is exactly what I expect out of a pale ale a few hops blended with a good amount of malt and well blended together to compliment each other.
Mouthfeel: This is a medium bodied beer that is easy to drink like a pale ale should be.

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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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4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Two fingers worth of late to develop dense crisp creamy whipped off white colored frothy goodness... Really good retention... Once receded there is a full veil of rich creamy lacing... The color is a light and warm inviting caramel... There are some pale straw color undertones... Loaded with moderate paced carbonation throughout... A slight film and a good bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - A stellar aroma from the get go... Equal parts citrusy hop goodess and fresh whole flower hops... This sits atop a rock solid malty base of bread, toffee and caramel... Simple, straight forward and uber effective...

T - Exactly as the nose would lead one to believe... The hops are the first to arrive on the palate... They take on a mix of citrus and pine which were in perfect harmony... The malt base is rock solid... There are notes of graham cracker pie crust, toffee and caramel... A very subtle and refreshing ginger presence on the finish...

M - Medium bodied... Smooth and sturdy... Moderate carbonation... Goes down easily sip after sip...

D - This is an absolutely stellar American Pale Ale... Equal parts hops and malt... I don't have a single bad thing to say about this brew... This one ends up being much more than the sum of its glorious parts... If this were a year round offering, it would be in my fridge with regularity...

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Exciting times to finally have Deschutes available at my local. 12oz bottle with a best by July poured into a pint. The brew appears a clear copper color with 3 fingers white froth that fades back leaving soapy lace.

The smell is floral and herbal almost to the point where it is minty and with orange zest and lemon rind notes. Simply, inviting and enjoyable.

The taste has a pleasant herbal hop flavor and caramel grain presence. A touch of orange rind fruitiness, to pulp and pith that gets mildly lemony without much bitterness.

This is a medium to light bodied brew with moderate carbonation. A bounty of hop flavoring that finishes a touch dusty and vegetative but otherwise solid. A pale I could throw back in quantity quite effortlessly.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,587 ratings.
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