Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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2/5 rDev -45.1%
I was drinking this last night while I was rewatching the 3rd season of Breaking Bad and I thought to myself: "Why does my mouth taste like I licked the asshole of a soap monster?" Upon further contemplation, I realized it was because of the sad excuse for a White IPA by Deschutes. Why bring such scorn and sadness (dishonor) to the Oregon brewing scene? Have you no love for your home and native land? Come back when you get 'A' in mathematics.
08-20-2014 05:59:46 | More by ronskrnkn
2.08/5 rDev -42.9%
Poured from bottle.
It's a good concept and a few home brewers can pull it off, but they have to know how to make a good weissebier first, and Deschutes does not. This beer tastes like either a botched weissebier or a skunked IPA, I can't decide which. Perhaps it's an unholy union of both. The aroma matches the flavor. Good as neither an IPA nor a weissebier, Deschutes Chainbreaker needs to go back to the bike shop in which it was conceived for a complete overhaul.
I had high hopes for this and was very intrigued when I first saw it on the shelves, but it quickly disappointed. For how great most of Deschutes' brews are, this beer was a huge let down for me.
04-25-2013 04:08:47 | More by jschwanke84
2.2/5 rDev -39.6%
Poured into snifter glass. Nice yellow hue, big head with a lot of retention. Beer is clear and inviting and that's where it ends.
Aroma. Big banana peel estery with hop resin and wheat malt. Funky.
Taste is like a Belgian blonde cross IPA. Just tasted wrong to me.
Didn't get much past beyond the mouthfeel and dumped it.
Probably not my style and I appreciate the willingness to be creative but I could not get through this beer.
05-03-2013 01:22:11 | More by Durtdiggler
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,480 ratings.