Thursday, February 3, 2011
Deschutes Red Chair NWPA
This is a seasonal American pale ale from Deschutes Brewery (Bend, Oregon). Described as a Northwest Pale Ale I was surprised at how dark it poured, a reddish mahogany, not the light copper colour I was expecting. Next surprise was the taste - deliciously crisp, citrusy hoppy without a trace of bitterness. I really enjoyed drinking this and could imagine this being a great session beer at 6.2% ABV and 60 IBU's. Maybe not as impressed as the World Beer Awards who voted this as best beer in the world 2010 but definitely a great beer, even if it's a style I don't normally drink (I do have a fondness for a pint of Bass on occasion). Bonus - only 195 calories!