1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery

Not Rated.
Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,589 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,589
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 45
Gots: 178 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Chainbreaker White IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,589 | Reviews: 278 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jabo134
4/5  rDev +9.6%

jabo134, May 09, 2013
Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Chucker17, May 07, 2013
Photo of 45nDown
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

45nDown, May 07, 2013
Photo of gnikola
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

gnikola, May 07, 2013
Photo of Chuck_25
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Chuck_25, May 07, 2013
Photo of Laklimell
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Laklimell, May 06, 2013
Photo of klmcmachen
4/5  rDev +9.6%

klmcmachen, May 06, 2013
Photo of dc87
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A - pours a beautiful cloudy yellow with a 1/2 finger head

S - yeast/lemon

T - a quietly hopped up wheat beer. Bright and citrusy, but disappointingly underwhelming. Bitter aftertaste which quickly fades

M - Pleasant - crisp, clean, light carbonation

O - A fresh, drinkable summer session beer, with a slightly weak and underwhelming flavour

dc87, May 06, 2013
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Definitely looks like a witbier, almost milky. Nice foam that turns into sudsy lacing. A tad thin, but there are plenty of yeast particles and carbonation floating around.

Smell: Banana and cloves. Rather subdued, with a hint of lemon in the finish. Not has much bite as I'd like in an IPA.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Sour banana with a malty background. There's also enough bitterness from the pine. Active, light-medium bodied mouthfeel.

Overall Drinkability: This beer definitely found its niche. A nice wheat-IPA hybrid. Might be a bit too much for your average wheat drinker, and a bit too light for IPA lovers.

tjsdomer2, May 06, 2013
Photo of logicerror
2/5  rDev -45.2%

logicerror, May 05, 2013
Photo of carrollmel7
3/5  rDev -17.8%

carrollmel7, May 05, 2013
Photo of BryanCarey
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Chainbreaker White IPA pours to a yellowish color with a frothy head of white- colored foam that leaves little or no lace as you drink. The beer has a cloudy body due to the sediment at the bottom of each bottle and it offers a fragrant nose that combines scents of citrus, lemon, floral notes, wheat, and coriander.

This beer offers a taste very similar to its scent. The flavors of citrus fruits, wheat, yeast, and light coriander are the most obvious, but search a little deeper and you may notice other flavors present such as honey, bread, pine, and light spice. The beer is somewhat bitter, but is actually very snappy, crisp, and refreshing. There is a slight sharpness in the finish, but it is short lived and the flavor quickly returns to easy- drinking mode in seconds.

Chainbreaker White IPA is a tasty beer from Deschutes Brewing and it seems like it would be right at home served next to the pool on a hot summer day. It is reasonably complex, but still light and refreshing and it’s the type of beer that most anyone will find at least likeable enough to drink on occasion.

BryanCarey, May 04, 2013
Photo of m0unds
3/5  rDev -17.8%

m0unds, May 04, 2013
Photo of Durtdiggler
2.2/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Durtdiggler, May 03, 2013
Photo of jgbiggs
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jgbiggs, May 03, 2013
Photo of NickSMpls
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

NickSMpls, May 02, 2013
Photo of Hanbergb
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Hanbergb, May 01, 2013
Photo of Cuvie62
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Cuvie62, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of mychalg9
4/5  rDev +9.6%

mychalg9, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of jmgault1
4/5  rDev +9.6%

jmgault1, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of mkennedy119
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

mkennedy119, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of djtomain
3/5  rDev -17.8%

djtomain, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Black_ox
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Black_ox, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of Oakenator
4.36/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale yellow, cloudy. Decent head at pour disappates to just a rim and not much lacing on the glass.

S: Orange peel, lemon, floral, some spices.

T: More wheat than IPA - the hops are hidden signifcantly behind the fresh wheat flavor. When detectable the hops are mostly of the floral variety.

M: Light, citrus, good summer beer. Appreciate the different spin on an IPA.

O: Good change of pace for a summer brew. Wish I could get a bit more of the hops coming through as they are dominated by a fresh healthy wheat.

Oakenator, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of hopsputin
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a: very pale, hazy light yellow/gold color with a 2/3 finger white head. its a very pale looking beer

s: citrusy wheat, slightly grainy, maybe some earthiness in there. definitely some sweet lemon and orange zest, just a hint of spice near the end

t: its interesting. tastes like a watery wit up front. bananas, citrus, some floral flavors. those fade into a bready flavor with a sweet malt-like backbone. these are followed by pepper spice and earthy hop bitterness to finish this off.

m: light. even with the carbonation, this is still a light mouthfeel that definitely feels like a warm weather drinker

o: Deschutes is one of my favorite brews, and while this definitely isn't one of their best brews its not really bad in any way. it's pretty light, and not too complex but not bad in any way

hopsputin, Apr 27, 2013
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,589 ratings.