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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
good

1,709 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,709
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 48
Gots: 217 | 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)
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Reviews by JohnnyJam:
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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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of jwc215
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%

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!

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Jason
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,709 ratings.