Deschutes Red Chair IPA

Red Chair IPAI had heard a rumor that this was going to happen and I’m really stoked it’s true. ¬†Deschutes Brewery announced that Red Chair IPA will be bottled as a Bond Street release.¬† This is one of my favorites at the pub and I know I’m not alone.

Red Chair is a bright copper beauty (think freshly minted penny) with a solid head and perfect lacing that typifies Deschutes ales. It has a plush body with satiny caramel flavors derived from seven varieties of malt including British crystals, German pilsner, and domestic versions of cara-pils and Munich. Despite all of this, Red Chair is still a hop forward ale, but not in the way many have gotten used to. You will find no cloying, mouth puckering bitterness here. In its place a straight up succulent citrus punch to the nose. This is due to the experimental nature of some of the hops, as well as, how late in the process they were added.