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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

1,380 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,380
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 40
Gots: 99 | 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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mrkinnex

Oregon

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-28-2014 21:17:59 | More by mrkinnex
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KillaB

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-24-2013 22:12:15 | More by KillaB
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djtomain

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-28-2013 17:44:46 | More by djtomain
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kojevergas

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a New Belgium stem-goblet. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one and a half finger beige colour head of decent cream, nice thickness, and good retention. Colour is a pale semitransparent yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Straw, lemon grass, lemon, floral hops, and clean fragrant pale malts. Pleasant and appealing. A mild strength aroma.

T: Clean malts, lemon, floral hops, hints of other more vague citrus notes, and some cream. Simple, but clean and balanced. Enjoyable but lacking the subtlety and complexity I expect from Deschutes. Well built for what it is.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit undercarbonated. Too light and fleeting.

Dr: Drinkable but underwhelming, especially considering the brewery. I like it, but not enough to get it again. Deschutes does far better brews.

High C

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2012 20:50:43 | More by kojevergas
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sevenshubby

California

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-22-2012 21:05:17 | More by sevenshubby
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DeschutesFan

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-31-2012 08:04:44 | More by DeschutesFan
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Admbmb92

Oregon

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-26-2014 17:49:47 | More by Admbmb92
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schoun

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-09-2012 12:17:06 | More by schoun
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olliegaff

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-06-2012 23:25:52 | More by olliegaff
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nygannon

California

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-03-2013 18:50:32 | More by nygannon
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MacStinson

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-10-2012 16:06:30 | More by MacStinson
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-22-2012 22:25:53 | More by ThirdEyePA
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-01-2013 02:59:03 | More by Erik-P
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csrbv

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-05-2014 21:46:33 | More by csrbv
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mjtexplorer

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-31-2013 21:23:42 | More by mjtexplorer
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narwhal

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12-oz bottle. Very pale yellow & not much head - not unattractive, looks like your typical wheat beer. Almost no aroma of any kind - one of the least aromatic beers I've had in a while. Very very strong citrus taste - almost shandy like - and I'm really struggling to note any hoppy bitterness at all. Carbonation is on the lower end, but not unpleasantly so.

This is my first mediocre review on here, but if the label says IPA, I want at least some of the bitter notes of the hops to come through - this one tastes more like a basic wheat beer with a generous dose of lemon squeezed into it. Its not a bad drink, but not a particularly good one either.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 02:50:03 | More by narwhal
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Bushwood

California

3/5  rDev -17.6%

09-06-2013 00:18:05 | More by Bushwood
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BMos

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-08-2014 23:54:34 | More by BMos
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Kaveman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-26-2013 02:44:59 | More by Kaveman
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omnibusfilms

Texas

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-10-2013 21:45:28 | More by omnibusfilms
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.6%

10-22-2012 04:10:51 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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kpowledge

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-07-2013 00:41:55 | More by kpowledge
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marct

Nevada

3/5  rDev -17.6%

09-01-2012 02:24:59 | More by marct
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stealth

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-03-2013 17:58:39 | More by stealth
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Jburnsm

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-14-2014 02:28:10 | More by Jburnsm
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,380 ratings.