Drink Deschutes Red Chair NWPA

Deschutes Red Chair NWPA

Relevant Links:
Red Chair NWPA (Deschutes Website)
Red Chair NWPA (BeerAdvocate.com)
Deschutes Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale (RateBeer.com)
Deschutes Brewery (Wikipedia.org)

There was some confusion as to which beers were which, but after doing some analysis at home (20130121), I determined that the order of the beers was simply the reverse of the order given at the restaurant.

Beer Flight: (listed left to right) (number in parentheses indicates turn order)
Avery The Czar (2)
Deschutes Red Chair NWPA (1)
TAPS Toasted Santa (3)
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale (4)

First, I tried the second from the left (#2).
I wrote: "It tastes strong and bitter. At first, I thought it was the Sublimely Self-righteous Ale, but its not. Haha. Wow, this TAPS Toasted Santa is bitter."*
*I later determined this was not TAPS Toasted Santa, but Deschutes Red Chair NWPA.

I later wrote: "#2 is grassy and tastes like an IPA."*
*The beer is actually an American Pale Ale.

I finally wrote: "#2 is still crazy bitter."

Status: Full. Left to right: The Czar, Red Chair, Toasted Santa, Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale

Website Information:
Red Chair NWPA

Northwest Pale Ale

Pale, IPA
Available Jan - May
Alc. 6.2%
IBUs 60
192 Calories, 12 oz serving

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.

Malt: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Carapils, Pilsner, Carastan
Hops: Cascade, Centennial

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