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Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,551 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,551
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 42
Gots: 162 | 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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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Phi_Psi_OR_Beta, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of spoony
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 355 ml bottle (dated September 24, 2014) into a nonic.

A-The beer is hazy and very light in color--like a white hefeweizen almost. The head is short and white with good retention, but no real lacing. It doesn't look like an IPA, but it DOES look like a white IPA.

S-The aroma is citrusy (lemon and orange flavors), fresh, and slightly sweet (not sugary sweet, but not dry or crisp). There is a bit of spice and some dough. The whole packages is not very IPA-like, but not unpleasant.

T-The taste is similar, but a touch lighter on the citrus. There is spice, dough, some grassy flavors and a mild orange flavor. Not much in the way of "Belgian" flavor, e.g., funk or Belgian yeast here.

M-The heft is light to medium for the style with a moderate carbonation.

O-This beer leans more toward the "white" side of a white IPA. At times, I think I'm drinking a wit beer, actually. As a result, the score suffers a bit since I would expect a bit more hops to make this a true IPA. Style-guideline criticism notwithstanding, the beer is refreshing and easy to drink on a hot summer day.

spoony, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

GeoChase90, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

bundy462, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Wiscodrinker, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Trancesexual, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

atorres, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Tyecko, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

GodAsMyth, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Austin_M, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Jimbo321, Jul 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

lucasj82, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Nversobr, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

TEdubbaD, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

snakeayes11, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of majorbase2
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky dark straw color with a half inch white foam head. Dissipates quickly. Leaves a small amount of lacing. Very interesting color, actually.

Aroma is grassy, with a little bit of wheat and a squeeze of lemon. A few other tropical fruits. A hint of spices.

Wheat up front, followed by some floral hops and fresh squeezed lemon. A little bit more of the spices that were found in the nose. A little bit of yeast. Aftertaste leaves a very pleasant but subtle lemon zest on the tongue. A nice touch.

Mouth is light. Very crisp, smooth and refreshing. Strongly recommended on a humid summer day.

Overall, much better than the ratings indicated. Very refreshing. Not normally a bughe fan of Belgian IPAs, but this one hits the spot. The balance of lemon and grassiness is sensational. Chalk this one up as a very pleasant surprise.

majorbase2, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

woopigscotty, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

ladyweapon, Jul 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Geech, Jul 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Keepnitrl, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

flynn1648, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

JIMTRK16, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Dan_Metcalf, Jul 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Zanico, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

ChicagoNick, Jul 20, 2014
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,551 ratings.