Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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3.6/5 rDev -1.1%
Serving: Bottle into tulip
Served: 18 August 2014
Appearance: 3.75/5. Pours an opaque beeswax color with a one-and-a-half finger soapy white head. Head sticks around for a while and looks decent.
Smell: 3.5/5. Hops dominate the palate but are not the only presence. Floral hoppiness is somewhat counterbalanced by a somewhat rough spiciness and soft banana notes.
Taste: 3.75/5. You can definitely tell this is a white IPA since the Belgian notes definitely come through. This kind of tastes like a hopped up Blue Moon, with a purer banana ester but the same rough-ish spiciness. These Belgian-style flavors are overlaid with an appreciable floral hoppiness.
Mouthfeel: 3.25/5. Initially really nice, but the carbonation fell off sooner than I expected, leaving the beer dead and flat.
Overall: 3.5/5. A solid white IPA, but one I wouldn't feel the need to have again.
08-20-2014 11:21:47 | More by Beric
3.76/5 rDev +3.3%
Got this as part of the Deschutes sampler pack. Not typically a fan of white IPAs but I tried it anyway and it was a great choice
A - Bright yellow that is very cloudy from the Belgian yeast. Brilliant white head with light lacing.
S - Predominant Belgian wit beer smell but with some citrus hop right there.
T - Upfront Belgian wit with that tart, lemony, and grainy/wheat but then the citrus hop character comes through. The hops really pull the lemon and wheat together and make a very tasty beer. There is sweetness but it is balanced by the tartness of the yeast and the bitterness of the hops.
M - low/moderate mouth-feel with moderate carbonation. Mostly balanced between the sweetness and the crisp nature mixing it up from sip to sip.
Overall, this beer is the best Belgian Wit I've ever had hands down. Like I said it isn't my preferred style but adding a fist-full of american citrus hops to a slightly citrus beer makes this one a tasty brew. It's balanced, flavorful, and a change of pace from your average american pale. If you are on the fence about Wits try this and realize that they aren't all bad.
08-14-2014 14:54:22 | More by dmgeng
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,461 ratings.