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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

1,589 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,589
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 45
Gots: 178 | 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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Photo of Greenbaygator
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Greenbaygator, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of Bitter_Echo
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Billed as a Belgian IPA, this one pours a very light, pale yellow, with big head and extensive lacing. Smells clean, and lemon and light malt, not picking up lots of IPA hoppy goodness. Tastes a bit bitter, mostly on the citrus side, and wheat, and yeast, but not detecting much of the claimed 'spices added.' Might be coriander but really noticing this much. Mouthfeel is fast, and wet, and fussy and refreshing...not heavy like some IPA's. I think the hops could be more aggressive, and complex to match the IPA label, but this is a good beer. May be sessionable.

Bitter_Echo, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of barnzy78
3.98/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best before 01/05/13.
Pours a pale, pale, bright, hazy, straw color with a tall, white, frothy head that holds excellent retention and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. Aromas are wheat, freshly squeezed lemon juice, citrus, wheat, yeast, and grass. Tastes are equally as fresh with lemon, grass, wheat, and yeast dominating the palate in unison. Mouth-feel is smooth but on the resiny side, finishes sharp and crisp, and semi-dry. Leaves a prickle on the finish with some white pepper. Nice and fresh, with a good balance of flavors.

barnzy78, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of CommonRider
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

CommonRider, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

acurtis, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of dunix
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big white head falls into a decent lacing with a small biscuit like head staying atop a pale straw golden colored beer. Pretty good carbonation on this slightly cloudy beer.

A light citrusy hops aroma with lemon dominating and drowning out whatever else might be trying to come forth.

Light lemony citrus hops mixed with some light wheat grains taste with some light bitterness.

A lighter dryish aftertaste on this light bodied beer.

This white IPA has a decent light wheat beer taste.

LXIXME, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of brotherloco
4/5  rDev +9.6%

brotherloco, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Fuzzycuffs, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of carlitos92
3.25/5  rDev -11%

carlitos92, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of Yesdog
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Yesdog, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of Pinche_Oso
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Pinche_Oso, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of arizcards
3.98/5  rDev +9%
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!

arizcards, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of mattdbh
3.25/5  rDev -11%

mattdbh, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of duceswild
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

duceswild, Oct 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Ispeakforthetrees, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of DocJitsu
4/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

DocJitsu, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Rudy
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Rudy, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of denver10
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

denver10, Oct 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

DeezGunz14, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

foxyaardvark27, Oct 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Danobold, Oct 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

MCDub, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

TempeBeerMan, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of DavidST
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

DavidST, Oct 17, 2012
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,589 ratings.