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RATINGS: 824   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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The citrus punch of a big IPA, minus the one-dimensional hop sledgehammer. Seven select European and domestic malts round out the edges for a complex, copper-colored brew. Like its namesake ski lift, itís an insiderís ride to fresh thrills.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2010
From bottle. Pours hazy orange/amber with medium frothy white head. More fruit than expected, grapefruit, delicious citrus of NW hops that is their signature with pale ales, but more malt backbone than expected. Not their strongest IPA, but a decent drinker. Bitter finish, but easily a session brew if in a different size. Nice, but not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle:   Fireweed honey in color, cinnamon hues, large foamy off-white head, nice lacing, little or no carbonation.   Stale hop nose, slightly candyish, powdered sugar maybe.   Soft hoppiness on the tongue, also has a slight medicinal aspect.   Hmmm, not all that fresh.   Seems a little stale with a minor astringency.   Some citrus aspects, decent bite, fairly nice malt background.   Decent IPA, but has this slight artificial/medicinal aspect that detracts.   Usually most Deschutes offerings are rather tasty, but this one just seems a bit off.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2011 Deschutes Brewery--Red Chair IPA--India Pale Ale--Bond Street Series--2009 Release. 22 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV--55 IBUís. 4.5 / 5.0. IPA Big foamy thin white mild lace head. Clear fizzy bright thin pretty amber red color. Intense floral earthy hop malt front. Tangy mild sweet dry toasted hint caramel hop infused fully fermented mild fruit body. Dry rich hop spice clean mild bitter end. Resinous. Sampled 4/30/2009. $4.69 Each. NEW BREW!! Deschutes Brewery--Red Chair NWPA--Northwest Pale Ale--New Spring Seasonal--2010 Release--12 oz. Bottle--6.40% ABV--60 IBUís. (4.4 / 5.0) Pale Ale--IPA? Dense rocky lacy 1/2" off white head. Beautiful clear bright rich amber red hint color. Floral earthy hop mild malt toast front. Cloying mellow sweet earthy crusty doughy toasted rich caramel resinous pine malty body. Cloying smooth creamy rich hop spice end. WOW BEER! Sampled 2/4/2010. 6-Pack--$5.99. 3 oz. Taster @ Portland Spring Beer & Wine Fest April 2nd, 2010. 6.4% ABV. 60 IBUís. Clear bright pretty rich thin amber color. Mild earthy hop front. Cloying malty caramel doughy pine mellow sweet body. Cloying NWPA hop end. (4.0 / 5.0) Deschutes Brewery--Red Chair NWPA--Northwest Pale Ale--Witness the subtle aromatic seduction of the debut Northwest Pale Ale. Another slap at brewing conventions--2011 12 oz. Bottle. 6.40% ABV. 60 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Pale Ale--IPA? Thick pour. Thin thin lace white head. Clear bright deep amber red hint color. Malty lightly toasted sweet floral hop front. Smooth rich sweetbread doughy juicy hop infused soft caramel fruit body. Smooth refreshing rich balanced hop spice end. Delicious doughy Hoppy Pale Ale. Sampled 1/9/2011. 6-Pack purchased for $6.50 at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 1/6/2011

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Appearance: Pours a dark, clear amber with no head. The slight gathering of bubbles at the tops leaves a webby lacing behind. Aroma: Pine, light citrus rind, and sweet malt. Taste: Grapefruit and pine hop bitterness, burnt caramel malts. Starts fairly sweet and fruity and finishes bitter. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and medium carbonation level. Overall: This beer didnít knock my socks off, and from reading the marketing speak on the bottle, the beer wasnít intended to.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Pours a nice light amber with a dissipating head. There is tiny yeast clumps suspended throughout the beer! Aroma is red apple, floral hops, spruce, malts. Flavor is sweet malts and slight dustiness, along with red apple and fruity hops. Fairly full, creamy, rich body, almost like apple juice with much less sugar. Mild bitter finish; hops are there but not actually bitter. Fantastic IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3346) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2009
22 oz bottle, best by 8/09. Rusty amber with a pocked off-white head. Nose is orange, dough, spicy pine and toffee. Crisp medium light with a lingering tingle. Taste is caramel, juniper and grapefruit; a bit faded with a soft, hoppy finish and a peppery bite. Good session brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
v8powered (125) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Good full bodied IPA. Quite hoppy and piney with a strong hop character. Very malty as well. The malt flavor balances the beer so that the hops are not too bitter. Similar to the Lagunitas IPA minus the coppery taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2009
Hazy amber color; generous head. Very nice aroma of green hop cones, lightly fruity. Good toffee flavor, quite chewy, some sweetness too; strong bitterness, quite resiny. Solid.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4474) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2009
650 ml bottle. Dark golden body with a big, creamy off-white head. Nice citric/peaches aroma. Flavor is sweet, caramel malt, rather bitter, citric fruity and some mild grapefruit. Medium body, refreshing even being a bit sweet, nice fruity/bitter balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2009
The Dan Journal #304. Tasted 9/27/09. 22oz bomber. Filtered with a reddish golden hue. Off-white ring of head. Aromas of bready malts and citrus. Grapefruit and orange notes. Full bodied with a bright palate and overt bitterness. Nice astringent effervescence, Grassy and hop dominant palate. Very tasty.


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