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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British Columbia (Canada)
3.89/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Well, every rose has its thorn they say… Deschutes is no different and here's the weak (weakest) link I've found in their generally incredible beer assortment. Not bad by any mean but just not as balanced as I'm used to with this brewery. It's not about the bitterness (I am a huge fan of IPAs) neither about the belgian thing (I love belgian triples too) but I feel like drinking two beers in each sip here. They're both good, but they're just not part of the same beer… I guess this is still a very decent score though...
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 23:32:57 | More by Niceroad77
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
On tap at the Local Taphouse I believe, not sure when. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a pale straw colour with a bit of cloud. Head is white, a thin rim of lace around the edge. Looks alright.
Smells piney, slightly rubbery. Yeah, fair Belgian notes with orange peel, spice and sprucey notes. Nice freshness. Pleasant.
Taste is bit more Belgian I'd say. Fair orange peel with some dry spice notes. White pepper, coriander, some light rubber. Touch of pine resin. Not much IPA but pleasant enough.
A bit of fizz, quite drying on the back. Not bad.
Nice enough drop, could use bigger hop notes.
Serving type: on-tap
07-17-2014 05:48:02 | More by laituegonflable
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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