Red Chair pours an exceptionally clear ruby hue with an ephemeral white head. A bold hop aroma declares this beer’s Northwestern origin: Thick, piney hops and a grassy bite shroud toasty, soft toffee malt scents. While toasted malts build a vital foundation, this beer’s all about hops; rustic notes and piney stickiness latch onto the tongue as sharp bitterness scrapes the taste buds. This brawny beer’s enduring bitterness is a treat
for hopheads, but proves a bit overwhelming for the style.