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RATINGS: 968   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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, its an insiders ride to fresh thrills.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheMaha (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Ive had several tasting of this brew prior to reviewing. Ive poured it in several different glasses and really enjoyed it most from my nonic pint. My overall impressions are that this is a beautiful pale ale in the English pub bitter/ale tradition with a unique and tasty American hop profile. In the aroma the sweet caramel and cereal like malt notes are in the fore, followed quickly by the citrus, tangerine and stone fruit like hops. Pours perfectly in the nonic pint with a light tan three finger head with small tight bubbles and just a bit of fluffiness. The taste is pitch perfect. The hops give you both a crisp and lingering bitterness with nice citrus, gentle pine and lemongrass. Very forward but never overpowering. The malts are sweet caramel and toffee, balanced and with a nice grain backbone. The palate is simply spot on and delightful for the style. Red Chair is both sessionable and well worth savoring. Red Chair isnt going to set the world on fire, but it is just so damn good. An easy drinker that defines the style and is always a welcome quaff at a very nice price. About $14.00 a 12 pack. Bound to be a crowd pleaser and very fridge worthy. Cheers


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogre71 (353) - Utah, USA - APR 8, 2017
Deschutes Brewing is the master of the pale ales. Good malty flavor well balanced with some hoppy bitterness, would recommend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3645) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2017
Draught at Barrel Head. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, mango, rye, malts and a bit of pine. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, caramel, rye, mango and grass. Very nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PugUglyBrewer (528) - - APR 7, 2017
Clean dark copper color with a pillowy head of white foam. Whole grain bread, candies apple, caramel, soft citrus, and some bubblegum. Not aggressive, more relaxing like relaxing in that red chair.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (634) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2017
Served on tap at Park House (Pitt). Slight haze amber color with a white head. Malt aroma. Bready malt metallic slight bitter finish. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (1220) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle - pours dark amber with a white head. Aroma is soapy, pine and grapefruit. Taste is sweet malt with a building hoppy citrus finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brandon1989 (623) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Pours a nice mostly clear copper color with a medium white head that has some good retention and left some nice lacing around the glass. The aroma is very citrusy, grapefruit, some hints of pine but mellow, lots of bready malts. The flavor is more of the same as the aroma and hits you right up front and finishes well. This beer packs a punch closer to an ipa but it is so balanced and the drinkability is super high. This is a very well made beer that I highly recommend.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (3174) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle from Js. Pours a clear, amber with a half finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Light pine and malty bread aromas. Clean and light, with some mineral notes, more bread, caramel and pine. Light bitter finish. Simple stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26432) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Bottled (backlog). Orangeish amber colour with a small off-white creamy head. Aroma is resin, some spruce,mild red berries as well as some mild nectary notes. Flavour is nectar, some biscuity and bready notes with mild grassy and toffeeish notes as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2579) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Draft to pint at Pike pour light copper with minimal ecru head. Nose stone fruit and caramel malt, sweet flavors. Taste sweet up front, light bitter, then some flavors similar to nose. More sweet than bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (906) - HONG KONG - FEB 10, 2017
Hazy amber with a nice white head and lacing. Aroma is very mild, floral, sweet. Taste gets lot of caramel malts and citrus, but it remains mild. Bitterness comes strong straight after the "mild attack", enjoyable ale, but lacking character as most of Deschutes.


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