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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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of justintcoons
3.11/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a shaped pint glass.

Appearance
Amber with 2-3 fingers of off-white head. Excellent clarity with very low carbonation. Good head retention.

Nose
Grapefruit, lemon, honey and candy sugar.

Taste
Honey and caramel covered grains. Bready malts. Notes of grapefruit juice and lemon. Hints of pineapple and honeydew melon.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth and subtly crisp.

Overall
Very malt forward Pale Ale. Even with the use of American hops this tastes like an English Pale Ale. Meh...why does this have such good ratings?

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3.11/5  rDev -24%

Photo of nickhiller
3.15/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: hazy rust, thin head fizzles to nothing, not really any lacing.

S: HOPS! Earthy, grassy, fresh doughy yeast, almost exactly like fermented pizza dough; a little bathroom cleaner.

T: it tastes like a homebrew. It's super bitter, super hoppy, but has some sour off flavor that I can't quite place other than that I'm reminded of my more unsuccessful homebrews. The finish leaves a strong taste of brie (not something I typically like to attribute to beer).

M: carbonation can't hold and it quickly goes flat, body is light to medium body,

D: really kind of bad. The dough and the cheese were straight up gross. Come on Deschutes, I expect better of you.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.22/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.22/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours to an extremely murky and unfiltered golden orange. Did not form much of a head. Can literally see little particles floating around. Looks good in the glass.
S - Light citrus, hops and a little malt.
T - A light hoppiness upfront, but it's more like orange than grapefruit followed by a nice light malty backbone at the end to round it out. Very easy drinking and quite sessionable. O - A really good brew!
V - Good value.

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3.23/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

to me, this is just a very average northwest IPA

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3.23/5  rDev -21%
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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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste is big, fresh pale malt with touches of pine and hemp. This is a nice and clean pale ale. An above average beer although there are others I prefer in the style. Definitely worth a try.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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