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RATINGS: 857   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, it’s an insider’s ride to fresh thrills.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gmikszta (4) - Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2012 does not count
Wow, absolutely perfect. Aroma is pine trees and forest. Appearance is nice copper color. Taste is perfectly balanced with malt and jsut enough hops to approach an IPA. Palate is medium and ends hoppy. Overall a pure delight!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Denver2012 (24) - - FEB 22, 2012
A dark amber with a thumbs width white head that started to dwindle just as soon as I put the glass down. Great lacing. A delicious aroma; sweet citric heaven. One of the best grapefruit aromas I have come across from any beer, like I just cut open a fresh grapefruit and put it right up to my nose. Sharp, pointy, crisp. Flavor is just as good with the marriage between malt and hops. A floral and fruity fused malt base alongside a wonderful hit of grapefruit. There is a very balanced layer of bitterness throughout. A very crisp, silky mouthfeel aided by the carbonation. Wow, this is a great beer. Extremely balanced, extremely drinkable, extremely good. This quickly made it into the mix of favorite beers.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Harley_Biker (15) - Sheldon, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Very tasty American Pale Ale. Flavorful seasonal brew with hops from the Great American Northwest. I’d buy this year round if it was available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1012) - Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Pours copper with a large, fluffy off-white head. Smells of caramel and hints of citrus. Taste is sweet, caramel, creamy, with some touch of citrus. Full-bodied with a smooth, velvety texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Deschutes Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale finishes with a smooth sweetness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
calebrum (41) - Saint cloud, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2013
As with anything Deschutes touches, it’s brilliant. Classic IPA qualities, hearty citrus, complex, and full. Beautiful! Not quite as good as Bells IPA... just saying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jbuskirk (512) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Red Chair reveals all the stylistic purity, innovation, and expertise that Deschutes is known for. Sure, the hazy orange body is gorgeous and the citrus aroma is nice, but this ale doesn’t get a chance to really shine until you taste the stuff. It’s glorious. Hops give this brew a flavor that is citrusy, herbaceous, and piney. The fine hop resin and alcohol create a slightly syrupy texture. Malt profile is slightly nutty and the hops give it a nice fruitiness that hints at peach. Even with all the flavors going on in this beer, the mouthfeel is moderate and smooth. This is an ale that’s hard to put down. Another notable accomplishment from Deschutes.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shotgunn (34) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2009
It pours out of the bottle golden red w/a little head that disperses quickly and laces the glass a little. To the nose it is straight HOPS. It tastes crisp, a little bit of pine and a little bit of citrus, and finishes clean. It is truely a great northwest IPA that has become the standard for American IPA’s. Another great beer from Deschutes, congrats guys.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2011
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
prescora (2) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2012 does not count
A solid, solid Pale Ale. Has some nice floral slightly sweet notes, finishing with a nice amount of hops, and ends rather cleanly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brewingseattle (1) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2014 does not count
Rating the Winter 2013 edition. I have had Zombie Dust and this tastes a lot like Zombie Dust, only so much better. Appearance: A ruby grapefruit red. Nice thick head that retains throughout the entire enjoyment of the beer (leaving nice lacing down the glass). Smell: Pine, grapefruit, mango. Very tropical and sweet. Taste: Wow! Very malty and sweet, but very hoppy. Think floral then pine. Amazing balance to this beer. Overall 9.5/10 I have had most of the top rated pale ales and this is by far the best, yes, even better than Zombie.

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