Red Chair IPA
Deschutes Brewery – BendOR
A nice label on this beer, named after the oldest operating chair lift at Mt. Bachelor ski resort outside Bend OR. However, with it 85 degrees outside, it’s hard to picture a snowy winter’s ski day.
This beer pours out clear and copper, with a nice tight creamy head, and fantastic lacing on the glass.
The nose is light, caramel malt and citrus hops. Nothing too overpowering.
The taste is not as bitter as one might expect from an IPA. Has the hops without the bite. Caramel malt, some grapefruit, some hops.
A fairly mild, not too drying, medium to light bodied IPA. I would say it’s a good starter beer for those not into the bitterness of many IPAs. A very drinkable, good brew.
I would give this beer a “B”.