Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
3.76/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - Pours a cloudy, washed out golden yellow with a white 2 finger head. Decent retention. The resulting lace is thin and semi-sticky.
Smell - Citrus hops with funky belgian yeast notes; green banana and hints of bubblegum. Mild lemon.
Taste - Surprisingly light (or lighter than expected) in flavor, though with typical belgian IPA character. Citrus hoppiness, intermingled with green banana and a touch of spice on the back end. Good balance. Not too sweet, nor too bitter. A bit of mild lemon rind in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied, with a decent amount of carbonation. Finishes semi-dry. Just a tad bit of, for lack of a better descriptor, chalkiness to it?
Overall - This is a pretty good BIPA. A tad quirky, but nothing unusual of the style. That said, there's also nothing that really sets it apart, in my experience, from the rest of the beers in this relatively new style. I much prefer Stone's Cali-Belgique, though if price were a concern, I'd probably choose this.
Serving type: bottle
08-26-2012 03:20:44 | More by TheSixthRing
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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 1,096 ratings.