Review – Deschutes Red Chair IPA
From Deschutes – Red Chair IPA is named for the oldest operating chairlift at Mt. Bachelor: a classic, old-school double that locals seek out on fresh powder mornings. “When I first tasted this beer, it didn’t have a name yet,” says Bobby Martin, Deschutes Brewery bartender and avid snowboarder. “I thought, ‘This beer is so good it’s just like a powder day at Bachelor with nobody around, and you’re riding the old rickety red chair. That’s it! Let’s call it Red Chair!’ Fast forward a few months, and here it is: my favorite beer ever, perfected and ready for public enjoyment.”
Deschutes Brewing – Red Chair IPA – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 6.4% abv.
Appearance: Pours a semi-translucent amber with only a gathering of suds at the top.
Aroma: Orange, peach and mango. Maybe also some pineapple.
Taste: A sharp dry hop bitterness, followed by fruit flavors and some sticky malt in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Pretty thick, almost sticky.
Overall: An awesome IPA with great aroma, and seemed unique and creative, and most importantly, tasty. Tasted much more bitter than the aroma would have you believe.