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Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,707 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,707
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 48
Gots: 217 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle $7 per sixer. Bright yellow color, almost flourescent. Super white head. Smells hoppy, spicy, wit. Taste is a super hoppy wit. Not really a hoppy wheat like say Lagunitas Lil Sumpin Sumpin but truly a witbier with a ton of hops. The "White IPA' moniker is ridiculous but what do you expect from craft beer?

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of jophish17
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance- The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a big billowy white head of three fingers. The head very slowly fades over time leaving a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell-The aroma is heavy of Belgian yeast and malts with a large hit of lemon and wheat. Mixed with these aromas are some lighter notes of a banana and a bit of a coriander spice.

Taste- The taste begins with a Belgian malt and lemon flavor upfront. Along with these taste so too comes some nice wheaty flavors which maintain a base taste for the brew. As the flavor advances the lemon grows stronger and slightly more sour to the end. A bit of grassiness and graininess begins developing in the taste more toward the end leaving a lemony and grainy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the medium side in terms of thickness with a carbonation level that is rather average overall. The moderate characteristics of the two are rather nice for the lemon, wheat and yeasty characteristics of the brew and make for a rather nice drinker.

Overall- A pretty nice flavorful brew overall with a decent blend of graininess and a lemony taste, although slightly low on the hop profile for an IPA.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy straw with a large white head.
Herbal aroma, coriander and green plant-like characters. Also some wheat, lemon and pine.
More lemon and wheat as flavours along with a peppery note. Spicy hops are present too. Feels a little sharp with little supporting malt to soften things.
Carbonation is much too high.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of KarlHungus
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a cloudy pale yellow color. The head is a half inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of yeast, grapefruit, flowers, and a hint of leather and hay. The taste is similar to the aroma, but a little milder. It would be nice if there were a stronger bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth texture, and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a decent beer, but there are much better Belgian IPAs out there. I can't see myself drinking this again.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Holland
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap served in a pint glass

A - Hazy orange with a one finger white head. Minimal head retention and minimal lacing

S - Very crisp Pils, citrus grapefruit and wheat scents. Also coriander spiciness and orange and apricot smells.

T - Follows the scent except that wheat and orange dominate with a bit of spiciness in the back palate to finish the taste.

O - A pretty good Whitbier, pretty crisp, but not extraordinarily standout. A little above average for the style, and I would get this again since I love whitbiers.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of morimech
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow color with one finger of head that settles to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the cap.

Aroma of citrus, mostly lemon, and earthy hops. The yeast adds phenols and esters in about equal amounts. Smells enticing.

The hops and yeast almost works beautifully but it turns overly bitter in the finish. A touch harsh. There is very little malt to carry the other flavors. Too bad, they were so close. Finishes bitter and semi-dry.

A little weak in the body but is nicely carbonated. Good texture and pleasurable to drink.

Easy drinking beer that is a little lacking in a couple of areas. Especially enjoyed the yeast qualities.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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

true pint at Venti’s Taproom. S.Commercial,Salem. $3.75 ( happy hour) Named "Belgian White IPA. Very hazy yellow coloured beer,unusual, with a nice thick white head. Nice tart,spicy,banana aromas,together with a hint of resiny hop..again unusual but nice. Very spicy,peppery yeast driven taste to begin then a firm resiny hoppiness takes hold. Good mouthfeel to this one nicely carbonated and long after tastes. Overall an unusual and hard to categorize beer, but i enjoyed.

5.9% now

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,707 ratings.