Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by JohnnyJam:
3.88/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle with no date code into a pint glass, pouring half and swirling the bottle and then pouring the rest and got a finger of head.
A: Pours a straw color with a finger of white head that is rocky and dissipates into a rocky covering on top of the beer. Very nice sticky lace covers the glass from top to bottom.
S: A peppery spice with lemon zest upfront and a Belgian yeast in the background.
T: Definitely lemon with some spices that are lightly peppery and not as pronounced as the aroma would lead me to expect. I was going to write that it is not an IPA; but it is. The lemon flavor is the hoppiness and is really present.
M: Very light but not really drinkable. It should be refreshing and it is...but the flavor of the lemon or the spices keep it from flowing down my throat. On the other hand, the spices, the hops, and the carbonation dance on my tongue making it very,very interesting but not drinkable.
O: I like the beer. I don't like the beer. Tastes great but less drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2012 20:51:04 | More by JohnnyJam
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British Columbia (Canada)
3.89/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Well, every rose has its thorn they say… Deschutes is no different and here's the weak (weakest) link I've found in their generally incredible beer assortment. Not bad by any mean but just not as balanced as I'm used to with this brewery. It's not about the bitterness (I am a huge fan of IPAs) neither about the belgian thing (I love belgian triples too) but I feel like drinking two beers in each sip here. They're both good, but they're just not part of the same beer… I guess this is still a very decent score though...
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 23:32:57 | More by Niceroad77
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the Local Taphouse I believe, not sure when. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a pale straw colour with a bit of cloud. Head is white, a thin rim of lace around the edge. Looks alright.
Smells piney, slightly rubbery. Yeah, fair Belgian notes with orange peel, spice and sprucey notes. Nice freshness. Pleasant.
Taste is bit more Belgian I'd say. Fair orange peel with some dry spice notes. White pepper, coriander, some light rubber. Touch of pine resin. Not much IPA but pleasant enough.
A bit of fizz, quite drying on the back. Not bad.
Nice enough drop, could use bigger hop notes.
Serving type: on-tap
07-17-2014 05:48:02 | More by laituegonflable
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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