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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

1,671 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,671
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 48
Gots: 199 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Beermazter310, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

keenanite21, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of garuda
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy straw, white head that retains and laces well.

S/T - Yeasty funk up front, orange peel, coriander, spice, herbal hops, a little minty. Finishes with a lemony bitterness.

M - Light body, medium carbonation, very smooth, finishes dry.

O - Interesting mix of styles, but with the IPA designation, I was expecting more of a hop presence to it.

garuda, Dec 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

rwhitmore, Dec 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

chippo33, Dec 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

bbadger, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

sgoro, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of Chris_Cali_2o9
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams cup

A- Hazy straw yellow with an 1 1/2" of white bubbly head

S- Citrus, Belgian yeast, pretty much sums it up

T- Followes the nose, plus some hoppy bitterness

M- Light body, crisp carbonation

O- All and all a decent brew, though my least favorite of the deschutes family, i can see it being a good session.

Chris_Cali_2o9, Nov 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Ted, Nov 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

assman79, Nov 26, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

dodsonm13, Nov 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

rrock44, Nov 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

abex44, Nov 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

bcostner1, Nov 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

irishgreensoda, Nov 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ChaseTheAce, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yellow and slightly cloudy with a white fluffy head and ok lace.

Aroma is big and spicy, more like a Belgian than an IPA, although the hops are noticeable.

Coriander, lemon, citrus, wheat, and a good hop tanginess are all noted in the taste.

Body is light but chewy, typical of a wheat beer or witbier.

A very nice brew, easy to drink and tasty.

AlCaponeJunior, Nov 18, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very light yellow color that remonds me of sunshine, the head is frothy and white sticking to the glass on the way down. Nice floral aroma with a ton of Belgian wheat and yeast, and lots of nice citrus notes from the hops, very nice smell. Nice bitter lemony flavor with wheat, yeast and some banana, grassy hops. It has low carbonation with a refreshing finish. this beer is really good, nice representation af a Belgian IPA.

JMad, Nov 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

slim2043, Nov 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

joecast, Nov 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

BenjaminButton, Nov 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on-draught into a New Belgium stem-goblet. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a one and a half finger beige colour head of decent cream, nice thickness, and good retention. Colour is a pale semitransparent yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Straw, lemon grass, lemon, floral hops, and clean fragrant pale malts. Pleasant and appealing. A mild strength aroma.

T: Clean malts, lemon, floral hops, hints of other more vague citrus notes, and some cream. Simple, but clean and balanced. Enjoyable but lacking the subtlety and complexity I expect from Deschutes. Well built for what it is.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit undercarbonated. Too light and fleeting.

Dr: Drinkable but underwhelming, especially considering the brewery. I like it, but not enough to get it again. Deschutes does far better brews.

High C

kojevergas, Nov 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

JD4003, Nov 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Hellpop65, Nov 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

quadhog, Nov 11, 2012
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,671 ratings.