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Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA

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1,484 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,484
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 40
Gots: 135 | 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 N3rdM3t4l:
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4.05/5  rDev +11.3%

12oz bottle into pint glass at fridge temp.

A: Cloudy straw yellow with 2 fingers of white head that is leaving great lacing. It looks like an IPA (kinda)

S: Citrusy hops up front followed by yeast. This smells like a northwest IPA for sure. Given a swirl and more hop aroma comes out and presents itself as slightly bitter to smell. The malt is well hidden by the fragrant hops and yeast. Smells like an IPA (kinda)

T: Opens with a yeasty note and then explodes into hops like an IPA should. Big burst of citrus follows the yeast and as the citrus flavor fades you get grassy hops and then bitter. The yeast adds a really special note to this beer. Tastes like an IPA (kinda)

M: Refreshing medium-light bodied beer that is very clean. No sludgy feel from the yeast, no oily feeling that I often get from an IPA. Quite drinkable. Feels like an IPA (kinda)

O: I like this beer, a lot. I have said before that I am not an IPA fan really but some specialty ones have really hit home with me. This one most of all so far. The Belgian yeast overpowers some of the hops which tend to be too much for my palate in most IPA leading to a really powerful but not overbearing hoppyness. This is (as of now) my favorite IPA. Must be an IPA (kinda).

04-16-2012 07:19:15 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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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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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

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A-Poured into a pint glass this definitely looks like a Belgian white...less than a finger of pure white head that quickly breaks down into just a skim layer. Fairly hazy and very lightly colored, its such a pale yellow there are tints of green when looking at this beer in the light. Reminds me of Hoegaarden.

S-Ok, now it no longer reminds me of Hoegaarden. There is wheat in there but it takes a back seat to the fresh aromatic hops, very fruity (definitely Citra), I think this is mostly hops but perhaps the Belgian yeast aroma is also adding to this nice fruity aroma. Just a hint of grass in there too. Nice aroma!

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M-Plenty of carbonation, medium bodied, no unwanted alcohol burn. Finish is a bit long, exactly how I would expect a white IPA. Slightly astringent and mouthdrying.

O-I think I would enjoy this a bit more if it was less IPA and more Belgian white. But then again I absolutely love a good Belgian white and am not a big fan of IPAs. It has a really nice Belgian wit backbone. However, this is such an interesting brew I can see this one becoming quite popular given its uniqueness. Deschutes is so great at making the dark beers, this one in it's own way is such a well made beer I might have to give their other lighter beers a closer look. One of my absolute favorite breweries. I'm going to have to find a way to visit Bend. Well done!

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Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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