Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,720 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,720
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 49
Gots: 223 | 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 -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of JEdmund
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Before I can even appreciate the color, I’m hit with the great aroma that’s such a good blend of Belgian wheat and juicy American hops.

Color is a light yellow, slightly hazy, but not as cloudy as most Belgian wheats. White foam cap settles out fast.

Flavor is really nice, though seems to lean more on the Belgian wheat side. Lots of coriander spice, which is complemented by vegetal/earthy flavor and a bitter finish. Body is on lighter side but doesn’t feel too thin. The finish really lingers with orange, coriander, and biting hops.

Very enjoyable and easy to drink! Solid Deschutes brew. Stacks up nicely against all the other new hoppy wheats out there.

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Bitter_Echo
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of barnzy78
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of LXIXME
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of arizcards
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
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!

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of DocJitsu
4/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,720 ratings.