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Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery

Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,168 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1168
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%


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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Reviews by kagent777:
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kagent777

Utah

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from the Utah system poured into my beer goblet.

Appearance: A slightly hazy very pale yellow beer with a persistent head about one finger thick.

Smell: Fairly strong hops above light grains. I get citrus, lemon and floral aromas very pleasant.

Taste: A nice crisp grain that suggests wheat or oats to add a touch of body. The star here are the hops and all of their great scent. Citrus (lemon) floral flavors without adding bitterness. All of these hops are late addition or possibly dry hopped.

Mouthfeel: The light looking beer is aided with an addition of something besides malted barley to add to the body giving just a touch of heft.

Overall: This one did win a GABF medal and deservedly so. I like the style a lot and this one is a great example of a hoppy wit. Good stuff Deschutes.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 03:54:08 | More by kagent777
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Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,168 ratings.