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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

1,709 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,709
Reviews: 289
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 48
Gots: 217 | 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 constantine_272
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Extra pale yellow with a slight green tinge that looks a little unappetizing. Cloudy. White foam with low retention that left a lot of little foam dots.

S: Yeasty and banana sweetness. Notes of grass and straw.

T: Strong Belgium yeast flavor mixed with semi sharp hoppiness. Hints of grass and straw again. The citrus in the hops rounds it out well. The hops and the Belgium yeast play off of each other nicely creating a very unique flavor profile.

M: Above average here. Thin in a refreshing way and not a flavorless way. Finishes clean unlike other Belgium style beers. An ideal replacement to the typical light beer in the backyard on a warm spring day... If you like the Belgium yeast that is.

O: Great beer. If Deschutes offered only seasonals, I'd wouldn't feel bad about losing the regular lineup. Nicely balanced. Very refreshing. I'm partial to citrus forward hops and the Belgium yeast only enhances the the lemony taste.

Photo of johunnic
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of NeutroMan
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of AleWatcher
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into tulip pint.

Very bubbly... Effervescent hazy yellow body looks like unfiltered, fresh-squeezed lemonade. Huge 2.5 finger white head is fluffy and gorgeous. Decent lacing. Decent retention.

Some light citrusy notes waft up with a grainy malt note and some spices-- like coriander or grains of paradise.
This is absolutely meant to be a slightly more hopped up Belgian white ale, not a real ipa, and not even a Belgian pale ale.

This is probably the most accessible of the Deschutes beers I've tried-- this would certainly have mass appeal among BMC drinkers.... And to be fair, it has a vibe that makes me think it would be quite refreshing in the summer.

Overall-- not the best beer I have had, but I can see why they were going for... And I am probably not who they wanted to impress with this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Moose90
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Best by 2/09/13

12oz bottle poured into tulip glass

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A – Pours a bright hazy yellow with a big fluffy bright white head. The head settles and leaves lacing down the glass.

S – Lemon, coriander. Belgian yeast. Bright yeasty goodness, a little soapy but not in a bad way.

T – Nice and fruity, primarily lemon and orange, some grapefruit. A bit of light bready malt comes through. There is a nice bitterness from the hops, though this is hardly a hoppy beer.

M – Light-Medium body, very well carbonated. Finish is dry and fairly long lasting. This is certainly refreshing.

O – I like this take on the style, it's got good character and complexities to it. Nice crisp and refreshing, with a hint of a hop kick. This is a solid brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,709 ratings.