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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

1,400 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,400
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 41
Gots: 105 | 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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Reviews by thecheapies:
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very hazy after swirling in the yeast cake. Creamy head stands tall and fluffy. The beer itself is very low on the Lovibond Scale. Maybe, the color of watered down lemonade? Lacing barely happens, however.

Fresh lemon citrus, powdery wit yeast, a kiss of coriander, and white grapefruit; in a pithy way. Gentle spicing with a hop nose to remember. Slice of mandarin, herbal grassiness, and a clean citrusy outro; marked with aromatic Belgian yeast.

Follows the nose with clean citrusy notes of lemon and mandarin and chalky spices that dry up alongside all of the fruity hops and yeast notes. Coriander, herbaceousness, flutters of soft pepper, and the faintest sting of tart banana. Really, what you would probably look for in an easy summer white IPA.

A mouthful. The body is stark in contrast from the carbonation, even though neither are doing a whole lot. Makes it feel a bit soppy and wet. Flavors straighten it out with finishing dryness.

As an IPA, I'll rate it accordingly. However, I must say, we've got a good effort.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 00:14:12 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
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spoony

Colorado

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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GeoChase90

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-27-2014 22:31:56 | More by GeoChase90
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bundy462

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-27-2014 02:52:55 | More by bundy462
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Wiscodrinker

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-26-2014 23:57:32 | More by Wiscodrinker
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Trancesexual

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-26-2014 05:10:01 | More by Trancesexual
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atorres

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-25-2014 19:36:04 | More by atorres
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Tyecko

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-25-2014 18:55:40 | More by Tyecko
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GodAsMyth

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-25-2014 16:17:12 | More by GodAsMyth
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Austin_M

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-25-2014 16:04:10 | More by Austin_M
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Jimbo321

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

07-25-2014 15:24:25 | More by Jimbo321
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lucasj82

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-25-2014 14:46:27 | More by lucasj82
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Nversobr

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

07-25-2014 14:15:41 | More by Nversobr
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TEdubbaD

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-25-2014 13:45:55 | More by TEdubbaD
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snakeayes11

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

07-25-2014 03:35:38 | More by snakeayes11
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

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

07-25-2014 02:29:06 | More by majorbase2
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woopigscotty

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-25-2014 01:48:55 | More by woopigscotty
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ladyweapon

Oregon

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-24-2014 23:48:40 | More by ladyweapon
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Geech

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-24-2014 21:53:43 | More by Geech
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Keepnitrl

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

07-24-2014 16:00:41 | More by Keepnitrl
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flynn1648

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-23-2014 16:49:44 | More by flynn1648
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-22-2014 12:36:40 | More by JIMTRK16
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Dan_Metcalf

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-22-2014 06:15:30 | More by Dan_Metcalf
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Zanico

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-21-2014 03:20:35 | More by Zanico
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-20-2014 22:40:05 | More by ChicagoNick
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Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,400 ratings.