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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

1,752 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,752
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.15%
Wants: 50
Gots: 244 | 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:
Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 05-11-2011

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of AleWatcher
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
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 -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Moose90
3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
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 +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of acelin
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Deschutes pint I picked up at the Portland pub 2 years ago. Still one of my favorite breweries.

Pours a hazy yellow, with a large white head that leaves great white lacing. Score! Belgian yeast are awesome, as are most continental yeasts. English yeasts can go to hell!

Smell is of soft wheat, fresh, citrusy and fruity hops. Could be better, could be stronger.

Taste is beautiful, creamy wheat with super fresh, fruity hops. Complements eachother perfectly. What an amazing beer. This will be my go to beer for sessioning from now on.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,752 ratings.