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Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,405 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,405
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 41
Gots: 106 | 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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StJamesGate

New York

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
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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Hawaii

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 355 ml bottle (dated September 24, 2014) into a nonic.

A-The beer is hazy and very light in color--like a white hefeweizen almost. The head is short and white with good retention, but no real lacing. It doesn't look like an IPA, but it DOES look like a white IPA.

S-The aroma is citrusy (lemon and orange flavors), fresh, and slightly sweet (not sugary sweet, but not dry or crisp). There is a bit of spice and some dough. The whole packages is not very IPA-like, but not unpleasant.

T-The taste is similar, but a touch lighter on the citrus. There is spice, dough, some grassy flavors and a mild orange flavor. Not much in the way of "Belgian" flavor, e.g., funk or Belgian yeast here.

M-The heft is light to medium for the style with a moderate carbonation.

O-This beer leans more toward the "white" side of a white IPA. At times, I think I'm drinking a wit beer, actually. As a result, the score suffers a bit since I would expect a bit more hops to make this a true IPA. Style-guideline criticism notwithstanding, the beer is refreshing and easy to drink on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 02:18:20 | More by spoony
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California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Austin_M

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky dark straw color with a half inch white foam head. Dissipates quickly. Leaves a small amount of lacing. Very interesting color, actually.

Aroma is grassy, with a little bit of wheat and a squeeze of lemon. A few other tropical fruits. A hint of spices.

Wheat up front, followed by some floral hops and fresh squeezed lemon. A little bit more of the spices that were found in the nose. A little bit of yeast. Aftertaste leaves a very pleasant but subtle lemon zest on the tongue. A nice touch.

Mouth is light. Very crisp, smooth and refreshing. Strongly recommended on a humid summer day.

Overall, much better than the ratings indicated. Very refreshing. Not normally a bughe fan of Belgian IPAs, but this one hits the spot. The balance of lemon and grassiness is sensational. Chalk this one up as a very pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

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Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,405 ratings.