Deschutes Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale
From Deschutes Brewery – What makes this copper colored beauty so wildly popular? As a debut Northwest Pale Ale, it’s an adventure all its own. It has a plush body with satiny caramel flavors derived from seven varieties of malt. Yet, despite it all, it remains a hop-forward ale with that distinctive citrusy punch. Just minus any mouth-puckering bitterness.
Deschutes Brewery – Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale – 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint gass. 6.4% abv.
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 didn’t knock my socks off, and from reading the marketing speak on the bottle, the beer wasn’t intended to.