Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by Ridgeback:
3.86/5 rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A - For something advertized as an IPA it is ceratainly paler than a typical IPA but not quite as white as a Begian Wit. Overall a very nice light golden color. Ample carbonation with a nice white head you would typically associate with wheat beers.
S - Very Nice citrus smell initially with the a slight sweetness you would expect if wheat was used. Overall pleasant but not as assertive with citrus as other IPAs
T- Really nice combination of IPA bitterness combined with the body of a wheat beer. I loved this combination. I picked up the hoppiness of an IPA - but again less so than other IPAs and the slight sweetness of wheat. Very enjoyable.
F - A little thinner than what I expected but not too thin to not consider it an IPA. I feel this would be equally appropriate with lighter fare (fish) or with heaver foods (steak)
Overall I was pleasantly surprised by this beer and would definitely have it again. I wasn't sure if the combination of wheat and IPA style would work at all but Deschutes has done this nicely. However, for me it seems like a light IPA. Maybe additional malt and hops would make this good beer a great beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-17-2013 02:29:36 | More by Ridgeback
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4.24/5 rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a bright gold/yellow with some head that falls, and leaves plenty of lacing.
Smell is Lemon and coriander, with orange, citrus and pine, and wheat.
Taste is good with a strong wheat presence and a delicate hoppiness. There's alot going on in this beer. Coriander, wheat malt, bread, a tiny bitter bite from hops, and a touch of caramel.
Mouthfeel is spot on, can't complain.
Overall I enjoy deschutes beers frequently, and this one doesn't dissapoint.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 02:01:44 | More by BastardKing24
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,084 ratings.