Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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3.15/5 rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.
A: Hazy, pale yellow color with over one finger of white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.
S: Carbon dioxide overwhelms and dilutes delicate qualities of green plant stems, cloves, and peppery yeast.
T: Begins dry, with very light malt, a trace of bright estery fruit, lemon rind, and aggressive carbonic acidity. Peppery phenolics are mild in the middle where wheat becomes apparent. Herbaceous and lemony flavors mark the barely-bitter finish.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, creamy and acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: While this beer fills a gap in Deschutes' line-up, it is hardly an IPA of any qualification--white or otherwise. Most similar to wit beer, it presents qualities both appropriate and experimental to that style. Austere hops replace traditional seasonings, giving a decidedly herbaceous theme.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2012 20:24:49 | More by beagle75
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