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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

1,785 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,785
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 50
Gots: 270 | 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:
Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 05-11-2011

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Photo of CaptCleveland
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, best by 8/31/2013, poured into SA glass.

Lemonade-colored, clear liquid, one finger, bright white head quickly disappears. Scant lacing.

Lemon zest, wheat, mild banana. A bit of a let down.

A bit better. The coriander comes out and there is a nice clean but mild citrus note.

Light and mild.

Lawn mower brew, not in a good way.

Photo of kguard
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of schmidtmattsays
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Geoffeweizen
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice lighter white IPA. Good carbonation,light in color,nice citrus/grape fruit smell as well as taste. Light,dry refreshing finish,slightly hoppy. Great beer for a hot summer day. Had it in a bottle as well,like most everything a little better on tap. Another solid offering from Deschutes...

Photo of kjyost
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of KillaB
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of MonkeymooTJ
3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Deep yellow/gold dust color with a brilliant white two finger head. Scant amount of carbonation bubbles flow to the top. Significant cloudy haze is also evident.

Aroma: Hard coriander note up front in the nose along with some citrus (mostly grapefruit)

Taste: significant spice hits immediately. This is followed by the rind of a grapefruit that has been mixed in a cup of water. A very minimal cereal grain note can be detected if searched for

Mouthfeel: Very dry on the finish with a kind of flat grapefruit soda feel . Aftertaste leaves the impression of sucking on a grapefruit peel.

Overall: I really tried to find something I really liked about this beer. Unfortunately it didn't happen. I really like Deschutes as a brewery but this one fell flat ( both literally and figuratively). The call it a "white ipa" but drinks more like a wit without much bite. I would recommend the porter and stout instead as they are world class brews

Photo of beerbtl
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Geuzedad
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of HamGlade10
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of 1stOffender
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of skaboom420
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of 1424IpA
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of vfalstad
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance of this beer is a light yellow, almost like the color of lemonade. A nice head of about a finger.

I pick up a lot of coriander in the smell, a spice that usually plays well with hops. But the hop smell is very faint. I pick up a few notes of other spices, citrus and grassy notes.

The first thing I taste is coriander, followed by lemon, maybe even a different type of lemon than an ordinary lemon. It's followed by some hops and the bitterness expected of an IPA with a touch of sweetness as it warms.

Mouthfeel is very light and easy drinking. The bitterness lingers in the mouth quite a while.

Overall, this is a great summer beer. It's light enough to drink in hot weather and has enough complexity that I can drink it pretty slowly.

Photo of ethanmc12
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Poupae
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of jroberts8811
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of pinnser
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of anson42
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured a white head over a muted yellow body. It is so hazy it's difficult to see the bubbles rising to the top. Head cut down to half a finger rather quickly and retained a good froth. Good lacing.

Smells very clean. Light crackery malt with yeast and grassy hops.

Similar to the nose, I get light, crackery malt with a little spice. This transitions with a big burst of yeast into a grassy hop flavor with a hint of green apple.

This beer is light-medium bodied. The carbonation is very biting. It refreshes first, then coats the tongue with a thin bitter layer. Dry finish.

Photo of Anacross
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of cowboy83
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,785 ratings.