Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by N3rdM3t4l:
4.05/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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).
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2012 07:19:15 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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3.76/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
on tap at Punch Bowl Social, Portland
Haxy lemon with white film.
Wit nose heavy on the lemon.
Saltines, lemon curd, big yeasty bite, and lemon hops to end.
Wheaty finish and dry waxy linger.
Light, oily, round.
For all the talk of a new style, very wit-y. Cascade and Citra, but they are mostly missing, or let’s say I’ve had hoppier Belgians. Falls between two stools, badly.
Serving type: on-tap
03-10-2014 19:47:59 | More by StJamesGate
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,094 ratings.