islay (1248) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Lightly dry, resiny aroma features peach and uncooked dough scents. The aroma is quite nice. Itís not exactly weak, but it could stand to be stronger. Pours a clear brass/bronze/copper/amber with moderate effervescence. Moderate to large amount of beige head. Produces good, long-lasting lacing. Nice, pleasant, light, piney hoppiness in the taste with a creamy, fruity, lightly cookie-like malt base. The flavors are pleasant but weak. Light body. Soft in the palate. Insubstantial but easy to drink. Overall, Deschutes Red Chair NWPA is a likable summer thirst-quencher but nothing more than that.
beerbastard (726) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this one. Citrus pine and grapefruit. Very Northwest. Tastes starts with a mellow sweethness followed by a mild counter bitterness. Citrus flavors balanced with the malts. An unruffled dry finish. Great beer for the hot summer.
radagast83 (5054) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at SAVOR. Poured a copper color with a white head. Aroma was malty, with notes of mellow hops. Flavor was a bit on the plain side, with bitter hops and malt. A pretty enjoyable, but relatively forgettable beer.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
$8.99/6 pack. A copper color beer with a great looking head. The aroma has a nice hoppiness to it. Some grassy pine, and some slight mustiness. The taste has a layer of fruit over the malt. Some pine at the back with a medium bitterness at the end. The mouthfeel is moderately thick and feels nice.
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2011
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz.btl. Pours reddish/amber orange with lots of fiz and a frothy head. Taste is very lively and heavy on the bitterness side; however, very refreshing. Overall: this is my fist attempt at a NWPA and from the taste I consider it extremely agreeable. Another great brew from the people in Bend.
arminjewell (6419) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark reddish orange with white head, aroma has notes of citrus, orange and lemon, with some toffee as well, slight pine. Taste has notes of pine and citrus peel, with some sweet orange, toffee, and a slightly bitter finish. Good, clean flavors, but nothing stands about it.
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice cream color head, good piney/fruity aroma, dark brown to red appearance, but a smooth, coffee, hoppie flavor.
stephenj007 (112) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice copper color, just a bit of haze. Thin, tan head, a bit of lace on the glass. Strong, piney aroma with a hint of caramel or cooked sugars. A wonderful, full front taste, strong hops presence with a mix of citrus. The malt hits on the clean finish. A great brew.....a bit of a blend of styles in my opinion. Certainly borders on an IPA, but with a nice balance of sweet and hops. Will certainly enjoy even more this summer with some pit BBQ.
luttonm (2426) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz, Seattle. Rosy-red pour, crisp clear body and foamy head. Light crisp hoppy, amber red malting. Light and metallic. bit off
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sadly, disappointing. Pours cloudy amber with off-white head. Leaves some lacing. Aroma is the best part of this beer, so too bad the flavors didnít follow suit. Aroma is piney, orange citrus, grapefruit and some malty sweetness. Flavor is flat, bitter, mineral - overall relatively disappointing. Not the worst thing Iíve drank, but I usually expect more from Deschutes.