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Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery
Red Chair NWPA Northwest Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.2%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Deschutes Brewery
Red Chair NWPA Northwest Pale Ale

Category: American Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.2%
Brilliant bright gold color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of pineapple upside down cake, peach-papaya yogurt, caramelized lemons, and blueberry scone with a satiny, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, engaging, medium-long finish with accents of endive with peppers and pineapples, grapefruit peel, praline, and pine needle finish. A vivacious and toothsome pale ale with tons of West Coast hoppy character.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Hoppy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: pineapple upside down cake, peach-papaya yogurt, caramelized lemons, and blueberry scone
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of endive with peppers and pineapples, grapefruit peel, praline, and pine needle
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Turkey Leg, Foie Gras, Provolone
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vivacious and toothsome pale ale with tons of West Coast hoppy character.

The Producer

Deschutes Brewery

The Producer
901 S.W. Simpson Ave
Bend, OR 97702
USA
1 541-312-6942

American Style Pale Ale

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
Despite their name, pale ales tend to appear amber in color. They range from 4.5-6% in alcohol and feature crisp, full-bodied flavors and aromas. U.S. versions of pale ales are crisper and feature a higher hop profile than original English versions of the style. Pale ales have become one of the benchmarks by which craft brewers are judged in the US. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

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American Style Pale Ale