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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

1,790 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,790
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 51
Gots: 272 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 Auraan
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a nice cloudy yellow with a half-finger white head that dissipated into a ring of white that left no lacing. It looks a lot like a witbier, but with less head and lacing. Scents of pine, slight citrus, coriander and Belgian yeast. Smells a lot like a west coast IPA at first and then the witbier like scents emerge. Flavors of pine, orange peel, slight coriander spice and Belgian yeast funk. Like a witbier and IPA crossed. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderated carbonation. Easy to drink. It's an excellent beer, a combination of two great styles that work together in a unique beer.

Photo of yanosh
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy yellow with a green tinge. It's not visibly appealing except for a dense white head with spotty lacing.

There's not much to the smell. Lemon rind, corriander, and grain.

It tastes much more like a wit than an IPA. Lemon, mint, yeast, grain. Light flavor all around.

Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation.

Eh. It's a completely average for a wit and subpar if it's really any variation of an IPA.

Photo of Rihup
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of RandyPuckett
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Beerswag
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of bigbeerfan
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MNBeer1017
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Geno206
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another gem from joemcgrath27...

A - Pours a hazy pale straw colour, finger of soapy head with solid retention and some spotty lacing.

S - Heavy citrus rind, nice floral hop notes, toasted crackers and wheat.

T - Much like the nose, the citrus rind and floral hops come through with a nice wheat flavour lingering on the finish. Sour lemon citrus and a bready malts linger.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - Delicious brew whose flavour is well received on the palette. Well worth a try, easily sessioned and would be incredible on a patio. Another brew I wish we could access in Ontario, but know we will never have the pleasure of enjoying on the regular.

Photo of Teddy-Pickles
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was one tasty BIPA. Color is a hazy bright yellow with a ton of lace. Smells of coriander, Belgium yeast, clean hop profile, and mild wheat. Taste is very clean a slightly bitter hop presence, wheat, spices, and a dry yeasty profile. Mouthfeel was a bit heavy which I had no idea it was under 6%.

Overall mixed and matched for $2.50 this was a great white IPA. I could see myself getting this again. Easy drinking wheat based IPA.

Photo of etreesh
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Omnium
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Sensory Pils Glass

A - Pours light light almost a neon like yellow, 1 finger of a soapy white head, mid lacing
S - Minor belgian yeast, dried flowers, clove, a little peppercorn, and some floral hops.
T - Fresh baked bread malt comes in with a little belgian yeast then yields to the mild floral hop bite.
M - Clean and light, refreshing.
O - Good BIPA, not a whole lot goin on, but overall just majorly refreshing.

Photo of JF1917
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of estlinska
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at the Blue Heron in Coos Bay, OR. Poured a quite hazy yellow like fresh lemon flesh with fairly small head. Decent lacing on the glass though. No light penetration really. The nose had lots of mute colors, mostly fruity esters of the yeast and some white bread. There were some subtle citrus hops, especially lemon and grapefruit. The taste had a little more bright notes to it. The fruity yeast was big on the palate and the lemons and grapefruit really came forward more than on the nose. There was a strong, clean bittering to the beer. Pretty dry and bitter finish.

Photo of maDUECEgunner
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of InfragilisBrew
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of WissBrauSean
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It pours a full straw color, hazy with a white one finger head that fades to a ring with a little center cap and has light lacing.

The aroma will tantalize your love of citrus. Most notable is the Belgian yeast when it's cold and then notes of lemon, sweet pale malts, floral notes from the hops and some breadiness come out as it warms.

This being called an IPA may mislead you. If you are after over the top hop then this is not it. Just a warning. It is, however, very Belgian witbier-like with Pacific Northwest hops for mild bittering and aroma. I get honey from the pale malts and a big lemon taste out of it the most. Hints of spice from coriander are mild and the wheat provides a really creamy feel to it. There is only mild hop bitterness along the ride and not any more overpowering at the end than the beginning but they are floral. The finish is interesting and dry. Well Done!

The mouthfeel is definitely creamy and mildly sweet and fuller than you would think for a beer this pale! Carbonation is lively and lends to the peppery dry finish well.

Overall I think this beer is incredible! It may be lacking on the IPA front a bit and calling it an IPA may lose it some points in judging, but seeing that this is a fairly new style I think you have to be a little open minded in judging it. It gets a solid 4 out of 5 from me! So it's lacking a little in the hop department, and lacking a little head as well as the high alcohol content coming in just below 6. Those are the only bad points, if you can call them that.

Photo of steevbr
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,790 ratings.