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Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,674 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,674
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 49
Gots: 201 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Ridgeback:
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3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Ridgeback, Sep 17, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of jwc215
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%

Best by 10/20/14:

Pours clouded lemon-drop yellow with a fluffy white head. Trailing lacing sticks.

The smell is of wheat tang, orange peel, lemon, coriander and leafy notes.

The taste of sweettart mixes with spice and citric bitterness in the refreshing finish.

Creamy smooth, this is an enjoyable unique brew. Witbier meets American IPA, and it works!

jwc215, Aug 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

mojohawk21, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Turbo, Aug 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ccapurso, Nov 01, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +17.3%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -12.3%

woodchipper, Oct 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

SanFranJake, Oct 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Cuvie62, Apr 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

FadetoBock, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

danthehopslamman, Aug 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

NWer, Apr 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

freshflesh, Nov 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

csmartin6, Oct 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

DWolf, Jan 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

SmellsofMahagony, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

TimoP, Oct 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Nversobr, Jul 25, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -13.4%

Dusten, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Swane, Nov 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Beerswag, Jun 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

megamass, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date. Being a "Wit" in a way the yeast was decanted in the glass.

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

I love the whole concept of the style, sort of a mish-mash of styles but it works and works here as well. Worth a getting a sixer of it IMO.

Jason, Jul 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Guinnsslvr, Aug 28, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

Torey, Nov 10, 2014
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Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,674 ratings.