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Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA

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BA SCORE
83
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1,589 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 1,589
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 45
Gots: 178 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 05-11-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
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3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Chainbreaker White IPA pours to a yellowish color with a frothy head of white- colored foam that leaves little or no lace as you drink. The beer has a cloudy body due to the sediment at the bottom of each bottle and it offers a fragrant nose that combines scents of citrus, lemon, floral notes, wheat, and coriander.

This beer offers a taste very similar to its scent. The flavors of citrus fruits, wheat, yeast, and light coriander are the most obvious, but search a little deeper and you may notice other flavors present such as honey, bread, pine, and light spice. The beer is somewhat bitter, but is actually very snappy, crisp, and refreshing. There is a slight sharpness in the finish, but it is short lived and the flavor quickly returns to easy- drinking mode in seconds.

Chainbreaker White IPA is a tasty beer from Deschutes Brewing and it seems like it would be right at home served next to the pool on a hot summer day. It is reasonably complex, but still light and refreshing and it’s the type of beer that most anyone will find at least likeable enough to drink on occasion.

BryanCarey, May 04, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of jwc215
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%

Best by 10/20/14:

Pours clouded lemon-drop yellow with a fluffy white head. Trailing lacing sticks.

The smell is of wheat tang, orange peel, lemon, coriander and leafy notes.

The taste of sweettart mixes with spice and citric bitterness in the refreshing finish.

Creamy smooth, this is an enjoyable unique brew. Witbier meets American IPA, and it works!

jwc215, Aug 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

mojohawk21, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Turbo, Aug 10, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +17.3%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

SanFranJake, Oct 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Cuvie62, Apr 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

FadetoBock, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

danthehopslamman, Aug 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden appearance in a pint glass, minimal head as served at a restaurant.
Taste is smooth and light. Belgian yeast prevalent but not overwhelming. Hops also on the light side. Smooth, refreshing, enjoyable. A decent offering, not great. A good fun session beer just in time for summer.

NWer, Apr 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

freshflesh, Nov 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

csmartin6, Oct 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

DWolf, Jan 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

TimoP, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Nversobr, Jul 25, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -13.4%

Dusten, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Beerswag, Jun 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

megamass, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date. Being a "Wit" in a way the yeast was decanted in the glass.

LOOK: Turbid, yellow straw, nice head

SMELL: Fresh herbs, fruity, citric, yeast, bready, spice, hoppy

TASTE: Smooth, bitty, bitter, spicy, dry, yeast, fruity, citrus pith, bready, nutty, medicinal herbs, chalky finish

I love the whole concept of the style, sort of a mish-mash of styles but it works and works here as well. Worth a getting a sixer of it IMO.

Jason, Jul 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Guinnsslvr, Aug 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Sawvell11, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

andrewdanks, Apr 27, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Tulip.

Appearance: Cloudy pale yellow with foamy, frothy, stark white head.

Smell: Lemon, grapefruit, orange (peel?), wheat, pepper, and other spices.

Taste: More orange than in the aroma, and it has a sweet edge, leading me to believe that orange peel likely was used. Strong lemon and grapefruit hop notes combat the wheat. Relatively low bitterness on the finish, but lots of spice, with notes of coriander and pepper.

Feel: Light, effervescent body that is very dry, crisp and refreshing. Great fit for this beer.

Overall: This has just jumped into my top echelon of summer beers. Although I do believe the IPA moniker may be somewhat deceiving, as it is mainly a ramped up Witbier.

bsp77, Jun 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jaminjohnson, Aug 27, 2012
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Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,589 ratings.