Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery
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3.6/5 rDev -1.1%
Appearance: Cloudy yellow, ok head.
Smell: Spicy Belgian yeast, tangy background.
Taste: Mild sweetness, wheaty, black pepper. Tart, citrus finish.
I think this is my first Belgian IPA where a wit is the base beer instead of a Belgian Pale or Dark. I haven't been too impressed with Belgian IPAs and this one doesn't quite hit the mark either. The hops showing up as more of a tartness is interesting. Worth a try.
08-18-2012 22:36:13 | More by Mdog
3.75/5 rDev +3%
A hazy, pale, straw-colored body with an impressive white head; emits a zesty citrus and spice smell with a touch of caramel. Slightly puckering mouthfeel, but juicy overall. Taste has a smooth malt backbone topped with a slightly citrus flavor and pretty decent bitterness overall.
An interesting light brew. Soft, bitter, with an underlying sweetness. A good warm weather thirst quencher.
08-16-2012 01:10:15 | More by beergoot
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
Poured into Tripel Karmliet glass. Appearance is hazy and yellow with a layer of dense soapy bubble which stick to the sides of the glass. Belgian esters come first, tons of yeast, banana, lemon, and orange peel. This is followed by a faint pine hop background. The taste features more hops than the nose and brings out the IPA side of things. Pine and resin on the finish. Carbonation level is appropriate and body is light. There seems to be more White Ale than IPA here, still not entirely sure how I feel about this style.
08-15-2012 06:58:13 | More by homebrew311
4.08/5 rDev +12.1%
Nose is yeasty, bread notes, lemon and slight tangerine. The taste is very white. Bread flavors, lemon, yeast and there is some cirus hoppiness in there that actually compliments the beer very well. Think something similar to Lost Coast Great White with a wedge of orange in it. A white IPA is actually a really great idea as long as the hops used are citrusy.
08-12-2012 06:07:26 | More by DonDirkA
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
Appearance: The cloudy goldenstraw liquid arrives with a modest cap on tap; not much in the way of lacing
Smell: Bubblegum and citrus
Taste: Bready, with bubblegum and citrusy flavors arriving by mid-palate (lemon and orange pith/peel); a yeasty Belgian character builds, after the swallow; the finish has a pronounced lemony character
Mouthfeel: Medium body with spritzy carbonation
Overall: A refreshing summer beer; nicely balanced between the two underlying styles
08-11-2012 15:47:03 | More by brentk56
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
Not bad at all! This one is a surprisingly light, crisp affair. While they market it as a "white IPA," I find that the "white" part overshadows the IPA. It's very much like a witbier ala Namaste or Allagash White, with just a small handful of extra hop character. It works pretty well.
08-11-2012 03:08:14 | More by TheRealBigC
3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
Poured into a Spaten tumbler. Very pale color, kind of white grape juice in color. Hazy and teaming with medium sized carbonation bubbles that lead to a huge three finger head that is bright white in color and frothy in appearance. The head doesn't stay around for very long but does leave a beautiful lace to remember it was once there.
Smell is as expected. Sweet, banana, earth, wheat and yeast.
Taste is just as undesirable as I figured it would be. Banana and wheat and musty yeasts. Not my cup of tea/beer.
Mouth is on the refreshing side. Light carbonation medium feel and a short, bright, dry finish.
Overall I should score this on the style and not my palate preference. This is what it is supposed to be, a light, easy drinking summer ale with a Belgian influence. Not my style but to those that like the musty yeasts and hops this one is a summer delight.
08-08-2012 05:50:55 | More by azdback
4/5 rDev +9.9%
Pours a cloudy straw color with a white head. Really dank, hoppy nose. Very citrusy, floral aroma, mild pine, an some wheat and bread. A hint of tropical fruit and grass. Flavor has a light tropical fruit note, citrus, grapefruit peel, and very faint bread malt. A little bit of wheat flavor, very citric, and just very light and refreshing.
08-07-2012 20:00:30 | More by womencantsail
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,488 ratings.