Red Chair NWPA | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
91
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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:
566
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,576 |  Reviews: 603
Photo of MFMB
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pour a deep red to orange with a decent amount of head. Nose is floral, herbal and pine. Taste of light sweet malt and corn with generous amounts of pine and floral notes. A bit of light citrus to taste also. Medium body, somewhat wet finish. Decent balance between malt and hops. Leaves a beautiful sticky lacing down the glass. It was a good beer.

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Photo of John_Beeryman
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looker, just a slight hint of haze in an otherwise pretty clear, orange body. Head formed nicely. Maybe a little beige, foamy and good amount of lacing.

Nose is big vegetable, like cooked corn, until a little sweetly wrapped pine creeps in

Taste upfront has a nice piney bitterness with that vegetable thing happening slightly. Next up is a caramel sweetness that lingers along side the bitter finish, which exits on out with dryness and leaves a hint of sweetness on the tongue.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reddish orange in color, slightly hazy. Bubbly head with minimal lacing. Aroma is orange and butterscotch with caramel malt. Floral notes. Flavor is citrus and pine, with herbal qualities as well. Well balanced with some caramel malt. Crisp and dry with a hoppy, bitter aftertaste. A good beer overall.

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Photo of tone77
3.66/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has an auburn color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of a pine forest, light citrus is present. ?Taste is pine, malts, citrus, moderate bitterness, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of szmnnl99
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ghrymm
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle.
A: Pours a light copper amber with a very thin white head and no lacing.
S: Sweet pine resin .
T: Malts and some bitterness from the hops.
F: Medium body
O: A ok Pale Ale somewhat sweet.

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Photo of Rjk00
4.61/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great looking beer even better tasting. I wish it wasn't seasonal I would drink it all the time.

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Photo of JoelDaveScott
4.93/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Superior ratings all around! Deschutes really brings it with this ale. If you're a Deschutes fan, this will definitely be in your wheelhouse!

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Photo of RJLarse
4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my all time favorite beers. If I won the lottery I would buy the company and make the seasonal Red Chair the flagship pale ale over the year-round Mirror Pond.

Pours a shiny copper color and is crystal clear. Incredibly resilient foamy off-white head.

The smell is mild and sweet. Some pine and citrus notes.

Taste is quite good. Some sweet bread flavors, followed by the citrus, and a very mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, but clean and crisp. It is going down well, unexpectedly on a hot day.

A very drinkable beer.

This winter I am brewing a clone recipe. I hope it comes in so I can have Red Chair, or a near equivalent, all the time.

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Photo of varian7
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Brittian
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hophugger
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrsqc7
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber colour producing a decent head which fades rather too soon leaving light lacing.

Flavor is more malt forward than anything I'd associate with a pnw label. Malt is thankfully quite present if not dominant. Hops are quietly bitter, laying down a bass line with alternate high hat fruit notes. Carbonation is perfect.

Quite wonderful.

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Photo of andrewh995
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Delicious but very different APA. Caramel, honey, toffee, sweetness, and some bitterness from the hops. Great beer and so different from the traditional APA that it deserves its own category.

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Photo of brocktune
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of tjwarren
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My favorite Deschutes offering. It must be the caramel malt. Very balanced very tasty but nothing stands out of the balance. It is the perfect release for this time of year.

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

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of C_Pel
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tdm168
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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