Red Chair NWPA | Deschutes Brewery

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2,584 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:
2,584
Reviews:
606
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
10.02%
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
566
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,584 |  Reviews: 606
Photo of WDJersey
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NonicPanic
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AndreBrazil
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of northwestdr
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one of my favorite pale ales, in the top 3. I have consumed cases of it, so this is not a flippant rating based on one sample, like some do. It is surprisingly dark for a pale ale: light brown, with a touch of red. Average head, which lingers quite a while. The taste is clean, with just the right level of hops for a pale ale (more than average, I'd say). The malt is well-balanced, enough to gain one's attention without overwhelming. Overall, plenty of flavor but smooth and easy to drink.

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

Photo of Tuckerster
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fee
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An interesting northwest IPA with a malty finish. The beer Poor's with a strong foamy head. You can smell the pine presence and pick up on that along with a perfect malt finish. Great beer - a nice hoppy red ale.

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Photo of malacki13
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nolster
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhlosito75
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of derdtheterd
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sappyjoker
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours amber. Thick, medium, off white head. Lasts a while with good lacing.

Smells pine, malt, light citrus and earthy.

Tastes bready malt and pine. Fading to lightly citrus and earthy. Finishes dry with a pine linger medium body and smooth lower medium carbonation

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Photo of Tony_moles
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleBaco
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitekid
4.76/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of hopphead31415
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look-This NWPA pours a brilliant orange copper color with a one finger thick foamy head. The lacing is sparse, but thin and moist.

Smell-The aroma is full of pine and apricot, but I also get a caramel-based malt.

Taste-The flavor is bright and full of evergreen forest pine, citrus like apricot and orange peel zest, and then finishes with a hop resin coating. It has a well-balanced flavor and a great fizzy carbonation level. The alcohol content, 6.2%, gives an added bite to the pine. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, sticky, and juicy.

Overall-This is a great beer and is expertly crafted by our friends from Deschutes. Cheers!

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Bottle to pint glass. Pours a beautiful amber color, medium light brown head without too much persistence, just a bit of lacing. Fantastic hops aroma - smells like a coniferous forest. Taste - dominant hops on the front, but surprisingly low aftertaste. The bottle suggests a "clean finish" and I get what they mean - goes down very easy for a pale ale. Delicious & highly drinkable.

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Photo of Chestertonian82
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ESchweers
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,584 ratings.
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