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Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,400 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,400
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 41
Gots: 105 | 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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Kevin-Wieken

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Chainbreaker White IPA
Deschutes Brewery, Oregon
---from bottle to pint glass---

I must preface with this short story. I ordered this beer out of straight curiosity at the Hilton Rosemont/O'Hare in Chicago. The bartender couldn't find his bottle opener (nor his brain, I assume), so I offered to open it with my personal bottle opener on my key chain. Well... this bottles cap broke my opener. So, my hopes are high!

Appearance
Pours seemingly water clear, but ends up an extremely foggy off white color with loads of sediment. Thick white head with decent lacing.

Smell
Smells funky... Sour wheat, almost. Light notes of citrus and flowers.

Taste
Immediately sweet followed by an intense, but delightful bitter. Tastes like carbonated grapefruit juice with hops. The wheat backbone holds this beer from being too 'fruity.' Oddly intriguing...

Mouth-feel
Very light, but lingering flavor. Incredibly smooth with a back end bitter that calls for another sip.

Overall
This is my first ever white IPA. I am very happy with this beer. Not your average Belgian.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 04:26:45 | More by Kevin-Wieken
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spoony

Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 355 ml bottle (dated September 24, 2014) into a nonic.

A-The beer is hazy and very light in color--like a white hefeweizen almost. The head is short and white with good retention, but no real lacing. It doesn't look like an IPA, but it DOES look like a white IPA.

S-The aroma is citrusy (lemon and orange flavors), fresh, and slightly sweet (not sugary sweet, but not dry or crisp). There is a bit of spice and some dough. The whole packages is not very IPA-like, but not unpleasant.

T-The taste is similar, but a touch lighter on the citrus. There is spice, dough, some grassy flavors and a mild orange flavor. Not much in the way of "Belgian" flavor, e.g., funk or Belgian yeast here.

M-The heft is light to medium for the style with a moderate carbonation.

O-This beer leans more toward the "white" side of a white IPA. At times, I think I'm drinking a wit beer, actually. As a result, the score suffers a bit since I would expect a bit more hops to make this a true IPA. Style-guideline criticism notwithstanding, the beer is refreshing and easy to drink on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 02:18:20 | More by spoony
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California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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atorres

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-25-2014 19:36:04 | More by atorres
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-25-2014 18:55:40 | More by Tyecko
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-25-2014 16:17:12 | More by GodAsMyth
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Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-25-2014 16:04:10 | More by Austin_M
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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majorbase2

Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky dark straw color with a half inch white foam head. Dissipates quickly. Leaves a small amount of lacing. Very interesting color, actually.

Aroma is grassy, with a little bit of wheat and a squeeze of lemon. A few other tropical fruits. A hint of spices.

Wheat up front, followed by some floral hops and fresh squeezed lemon. A little bit more of the spices that were found in the nose. A little bit of yeast. Aftertaste leaves a very pleasant but subtle lemon zest on the tongue. A nice touch.

Mouth is light. Very crisp, smooth and refreshing. Strongly recommended on a humid summer day.

Overall, much better than the ratings indicated. Very refreshing. Not normally a bughe fan of Belgian IPAs, but this one hits the spot. The balance of lemon and grassiness is sensational. Chalk this one up as a very pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2014 02:29:06 | More by majorbase2
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Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Oregon

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Illinois

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Illinois

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Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,400 ratings.