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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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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-27-2012 22:09:43 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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carlitos92

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-26-2012 09:19:12 | More by carlitos92
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Yesdog

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-25-2012 02:06:09 | More by Yesdog
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Pinche_Oso

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-24-2012 03:05:04 | More by Pinche_Oso
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arizcards

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer at Total Wine back in early August for $6.99. Best by 11/16/12. Down to the last bottle so i figured i better officially review it.

Beer poured a cloudy straw yellow with an OK head that is dissipating quickly.

Nose is a nice aroma of citrus hops.

Taste is pretty well balanced between pale malts and citrusy hops with hints of coriander. Hops win in the end.

Mouthfeel is light and refreshing yet interesting because of the amount of hopping leaves a nice little trail of bitterness.

Overall a very solid brew, definitely worthy to try!

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 01:06:33 | More by arizcards
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mattdbh

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-23-2012 06:13:48 | More by mattdbh
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duceswild

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

10-23-2012 04:31:53 | More by duceswild
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy pale golden wheat color with a soapy, white head. Aroma is lemony citrus and notes of Belgian yeast. Light, crisp, wet mouthfeel, with a mild carbonation burn at the finish. Flavor is comprised of Belgian yeast, lemon, and a bit like a pilsner, a little like a white Belgian, and some like a pale ale. Decent, interesting, beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2012 03:38:03 | More by DocJitsu
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Rudy

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-20-2012 07:25:53 | More by Rudy
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denver10

Kentucky

3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy dirty yellow with a white head, that doesn't stick around for too long. A nice sweet and fruity aroma - lemons and clementine -, some pepper, with just a touch of some tartness to it. Interesting. Flavor follows suit quite well, very bright while also being sweet lemon and clementine on top of a wheat underbelly. Not much bitterness. A nice crisp mouthfeel. Overall, pretty good beer. However, I am not a wheat fan and after about halfway through the bottle I find that wheat malt starts to begin creeping up on me. Good beer objectivelly, not quite for me subjectivelly.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 01:52:22 | More by denver10
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DeezGunz14

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-19-2012 17:25:23 | More by DeezGunz14
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-19-2012 06:26:05 | More by foxyaardvark27
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Danobold

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-18-2012 20:42:57 | More by Danobold
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MCDub

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-17-2012 18:12:18 | More by MCDub
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.

A - Pours a hazy straw-yellow with a big fluffy three-finger head with fades quickly. Not much lacing to speak of.

S - Nice aroma of lemongrass, floral hops, and the slightest hint of Belgian yeasts.

T - Lush citrus wheat flavor forward, but nicely supported by light, floral hops. Getting hints of coriander, and rosewater as well. Spices enhance and take a backseat rather than overwhelm. A hint of cracker malt and Belgian yeast "twang" in the finish. Not really "balanced" in terms of hops/malt, but it IS balanced when it comes to spice versus hops.

M - Light bodied with prickly carbonation. Nice "wet" finish.

O - Not the biggest fan of this style, but I really enjoyed this brew, as the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts, and the whole thing comes together really nicely. A great summer beer. Adding to my list of favorites.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 05:42:23 | More by TempeBeerMan
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DavidST

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, best by 1/05/13. This pours a slightly hazy light yellow, straw color with a large white head which has good retention, and leaves a lacing. The smells are of belgian yeast esters, banana, cloves, light hops with crisp light malts. The feel is medium to light. The taste is decent, a little belgian funk, some banana, light hops (not IPA hops) and some crisp malts.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 05:01:02 | More by DavidST
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jnoelani

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

10-17-2012 02:58:40 | More by jnoelani
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-14-2012 22:43:14 | More by kjkinsey
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KZE80

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.9%

10-14-2012 15:29:50 | More by KZE80
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bjohn84

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

10-14-2012 03:55:24 | More by bjohn84
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WritersBlock

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-13-2012 07:10:26 | More by WritersBlock
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garymuchow

Minnesota

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

Cloudy appearance with white head that shows some stamina. More yellow than much darker.
Soft malt and nicely hopped not too aggressively in both the aroma and taste. Most flavors are soft and blended nicely. Belgian yeast intermingles nicely. A balanced yet fairly complex drink.
Full carbonation with a moderate feel.
Enjoyable drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 17:51:23 | More by garymuchow
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

10-10-2012 19:56:18 | More by VeganUndead
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depechemode1983

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out cloudy yellow. The head is white and has minimal retention. There isn't much lacing but all in all the beer looks healthy. The nose is peppery and floral with a good amount of bitterness. I get lemon, flowers and black pepper, plus a good amount of piney hops. The taste is bitter and spicy. I'm still getting that lemon and pepper. The finish is bitter and lingering. The mouth feel is not too heavy not too light. The carbonation is spot on. The beer goes smooth and crisp. A fantastic beer no doubt. I'm extremely happy this beer made it down to Texas. Ill be purchasing this quit often. At least as long as I can get it.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 09:38:28 | More by depechemode1983
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,380 ratings.