Brew Review: Deschutes Brewery Red Chair NWPA

by Kelli H. on March 13, 2012

Name: Deschutes Brewery Red Chair NWPA
Date: 2-24-12
Location: Bend, OR
Type: North West Pale Ale
Availability: Seasonal
Price: $7.99
Alcohol: 6.2%
IBU’s: 60

Aroma: Hops, very prominent pine. It smells amazing!

Appearance: Copper/red-orange, great creamy head. Nice lacing on the glass.

Body & Texture: SMOOTH almost velvety. Medium bodied, very flavorful. Lightly carbonated.

Aftertaste: Malty, bread, sweetness.

Overall Impression:
This beer is very unique.  The aroma is deceiving. It has this great hoppy aroma, so you’re expecting the beer to have a strong hop flavor. Surprisingly it doesn’t have a huge hop flavor. I tasted a little bit of hops when it first hit my tongue but then it immediately turns to strong malt flavors. It’s a very smooth beer with zero bite. I’m pretty sure even new craft brew drinkers would be able to drink this beer. I loved the color, aroma, and the aftertaste. I will definitely buy Red Chair again next season. I’m a huge fan, and I definitely recommend you try it if you see it available. David said that he loved it as well. I’d say another win for Deschutes!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers March 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Sounds yummy, and I love your glassware. 🙂 I haven’t heard of NWPA, but I’m familiar with the American Pale Ale label. Beer snobs are so finicky with their classifications! haha


Dining Alone March 14, 2012 at 1:32 am

I love Deschutes, my husband and I both like this one.


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