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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

1,381 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,381
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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Flatlands

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

S-Bottles finally arrived here in Kansa City, Deschutes did a joint effort WHite IPA with Boulevard a year ago. I was hoping for a close copy... it's fairly close.
A-Great white head, good lacing, a bit too clear for an IPA
S-Floral, citrus, your can smell the Belgium component
T-Solid, I love this style and there are very few options. I'll keep this one stocked in the fridge.
M-A bit too clean, needs a bit more feel here, others might like the lightness.
O-One of my favorite styles, I have been waiting for this one to show up. It doesn't blow my socks off but it doesn't blow my wallet out either. I would recommend fans of this style go after this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 01:31:08 | More by Flatlands
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M27

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-17-2012 00:31:09 | More by M27
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

09-15-2012 23:43:54 | More by ChopsMeister
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Poured out a cloudy, hazy light yellow color with one and a half fingers of craggy white head which lasts for a few minutes, leaving behind minimal lacing. Light body, hearty carbonation.

Smells and tastes of lemon and orange peel, coriander, white pepper, and just a touch of clove / banana with a heavy aspirin sort of bitterness in the finish. It's... kind of middle of the road for my tastes. I've seen this idea done with more complexity and better balance than this before.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 17:16:52 | More by WastingFreetime
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-14-2012 01:55:39 | More by BeerOps
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-13-2012 05:56:50 | More by SocalKicks
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scottfrie

California

3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a lightly hazy chalky lemon yellow with a huge, billowing, bright white head. Head slowly collapsed into a rocky film leaving chunks of lacing down the glass.
S: Lemon hops, chalky Belgian yeast and peppery spices.
T: Follows the nose with notes of lemon, pepper, Belgian yeast, chalky doughy malts, and hints of wheat and coriander. Finish is rather sweet, and the aftertaste is lightly spicy.
M: Fluffy and creamy mouthfeel, medium-full body, with airy carbonation. Juicy and wet.
O: A perfect six pack Belgian IPA. Nothing too strong but it drinks very well. Worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 00:48:04 | More by scottfrie
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Halcyondays

California

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, best by 12/14/12,

A: Pours a cloudy light gold, looks like a witbier. Big frothy white head, limited lace.

S: Coriander and orange, grassy hops.

T: Good upfront spice flavour, lots of coriander. Earthy hops with some grapefruit. A nice balance with flavours.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp, juicy, nice aftertaste.

O: White IPAs are one of my new favourite up and coming styles and it seems Deschutes has pioneered this. Like a mini Conflux No. 2, real good flavours, great price, I like it.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 04:28:06 | More by Halcyondays
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snowcrashed54

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-11-2012 02:57:39 | More by snowcrashed54
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herman77

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-10-2012 14:59:20 | More by herman77
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grubefresh

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-10-2012 05:56:39 | More by grubefresh
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Beercounter1


3.75/5  rDev +3%

09-10-2012 04:09:40 | More by Beercounter1
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2neardead

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-10-2012 02:07:13 | More by 2neardead
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seagullbeer

California

3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Stoked to see the corner store stocking a deschutes I hadn't tried. Overall an enjoyable light easy drinking beer with a good bit of flavor. I wasn't sure what to expect from the term "white ipa" but it reminds me a lot of a hefe. IPA+deschutes had me thinkin something more hoppy but after switching my mindset I started to enjoy it.

A- Light yellow, bit o cloudy
S- Sweet Plantains and lemons
T- Bitter sweet, hoppy 7UP minus sugar
M- Lightish, like water down a window

Not the beer I thought I was buying but probably would be excellent if I was sitting in the sun.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 02:00:06 | More by seagullbeer
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heresy22

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-06-2012 22:40:24 | More by heresy22
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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-05-2012 08:44:30 | More by AlexChillton
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fitzgerald88

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

09-04-2012 01:59:09 | More by fitzgerald88
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expansive


4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

09-03-2012 23:42:37 | More by expansive
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-03-2012 05:59:35 | More by ohtheguilt
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hreb

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best by 11/03/12. served in pint glass, swirled to ensure haze, as per instructions on label. Peer pours an eery, lemony yellow, suggesting soda, not beer. Thick white head. Actually in the glass it looks like a giant lemon merengue pie. Considerable citrus hop / lemon aroma.

Flavor comes on strong with a hoppy edge, coriander, and fresh orange all at once. Carbonation is a little bit aggressive, but given all the adjuncts in here that may be necessary. This beer isn't, on the whole, particularly dry. For an IPA, it's actually sweet. But given that, as a combination of two inherantly incompatible styles, this beer is pretty successful. In particular the combination of natural orange in the beer and citrusy Cascade / Centennial works well.
I'm definitely not sick of it after 1 or 2, but it remains to be seen if I'll want another 6 pack when this one's gone.

"Belgian IPA" isn't really apt. There's Belgian Wit spicing, but there's no discernible Belgian yeast funk. This is just a Northwest Wit. And as all things Northwest should be, there are too many hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 01:21:37 | More by hreb
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mcouillard

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

09-03-2012 00:21:17 | More by mcouillard
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dorf

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-02-2012 23:33:39 | More by dorf
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

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

love this. pours cloudy but bright sunny colored if that makes sense, lively white head on top. smells like fruity/spicy yeast above a nice hearty hopped up pale ale. im picking up caramel and wheat malts both in the flavor, with piney and acidic hops working up a feverish finish to an otherwise quite relaxed brew. i love the fruit notes together with the bitter hops, and this is the first white ipa ive had that i really really dig. wildly drinkable because of its plentiful carbonation and body on the lighter side of medium. great 6pack to drink, ill be getting this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 20:24:26 | More by StonedTrippin
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astraker

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-01-2012 02:55:05 | More by astraker
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marct

Nevada

3/5  rDev -17.6%

09-01-2012 02:24:59 | More by marct
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,381 ratings.