Just like you, but different
Deschutes Red Chair is the beer of the week for the beer club, on a night when I dropped a bottle of beer, which caused me untold sadness and grief, but I’ll get over it by buying another .
I have the 355ml bottle that has a 60IBU thing, 186 calories a serve size, beer that is of 6.2 ABV and 1.74 standard drinks worth in NZ
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
So, What could possibly go wrong?
An odd aroma on opening, like lots of malt, fruity as well.
Dark hazelnut brown pour, darker than I expected, and it’s nice to see a beer with a decent head form, one that looks thick and with substance.
In the glass you get sense of the hops but they are underneath that malt note.
There is though a bit of an underlying battle going on between that malt and the hops and the dull thud of hops catches you occasionally, a green dankness, it’s fleeting but I noticed it a couple of times. Then you go again and it’s all lovely and sweetness.
What’s not to like about that kind of risk/reward, and the reward is much better then the rich, this is a nice beer to drink and ponder over.
Also, as an aside, this leaves a lovely and wonderful lacing in the glass, which for some reason I enjoy seeing, like the rings of enjoyment defending the glass..
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of its things from the thing. The aroma really doesn’t give anything away with this, it’s a lovely drink that has sweetness, and a bitterness to it that work well together in a lovely way. Nice.
The double dip review
Music for this: ” The Junction ” and ” City Nights ” is what I have on Spotify
The Junction is an indie rock band formed in 2000 from Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
American Pale Ales are light in color, ranging from golden to a light copper color. The style of this beer is defined by the American hops used. American hops typically have high bitterness andis a perfect beer for big fare like grilled burgers or combination pizzas, as well as lighter fare like sushi and green salads