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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

1,405 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,405
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 41
Gots: 106 | 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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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-07-2014 14:58:34 | More by KVNBGRY
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whiskey8

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

06-07-2014 11:39:14 | More by whiskey8
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IPAbastard760

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-07-2014 01:11:38 | More by IPAbastard760
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-05-2014 22:45:28 | More by DLS168
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barczar

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy, very lemony, aroma, Belgian yeast, pear. Flavor is more wheat, with a cracker finish. Lots of lemon, pear, and grain, with floral highlights. Slightly spicy, clove, and a touch of proper. Citrus pith. Very clean yeast character. Notes of bubblegum esters surface late.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2014 22:13:27 | More by barczar
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-03-2014 19:22:08 | More by appetiteforparis
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Epiccore619

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-03-2014 14:47:05 | More by Epiccore619
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Where the fruity perfume of IPA and the spicy perfume of Belgian ale have their own individuality in taste, their fusion is a can't-miss for brewers and imbibers alike.

Deschutes Chainbreaker kicks off with the brightness of Belgium, capturing the essence of orange, lemon, apple and a tangy tropical sense. Its beautiful sweetness is that of sweetheart candy until it dissolves effortlessly and quickly from the palate. Its growing hop character tethers through with its own grapefruit, tangerine and mango flavor and aroma.

Its bready middle is mildly of grain and dough but brings its own tangy notions. Once the sweetness lifts, the semon-stained beer's spiciness counters with paradise seed, bitter and dried orange, soft coriander and white pepper. Growing hop bitterness is smoothly of citrus- white grapefruit, pith and peel leading the way.

Its tepidly bitter finish is both spicy and citrusy. Only light glimpses of resin, pine or leaf peak through its drying malt presence. Belgian-esque spice out-duels the hops for attention in its fleeting impressions. Yet an undercurrent of light bread and perfum drift by in aftertaste.

Beyond its milky yellow hues, the firmly headed ale sings praises of both witbier and American IPA. However, the hop influences only provide a slight tilt to the lupulin where IPA should be strongly commanding with hop bitterness, aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 17:10:07 | More by BEERchitect
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mush

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-30-2014 19:27:50 | More by mush
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Nightwish1094

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-30-2014 10:01:46 | More by Nightwish1094
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The_Drunken_Sniper

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-28-2014 21:41:48 | More by The_Drunken_Sniper
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-27-2014 06:27:24 | More by KevMo84
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mojohawk21

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-27-2014 01:24:26 | More by mojohawk21
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-26-2014 03:45:54 | More by SitkaSteve
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale shade of yellow nearly looks like that lemon haze that Hoegaarden has bright egg shell white head with fine even banded lacing. It smells great citrus notes, slightly spiced not overkill like some of the east coast versions I've had, this is balanced wheat accent combine nicely with the hops in this brew. The flavor has spices, bread, coriander, citrus peel bitterness a bit of candied lime, soft coriander/lavender notes very herbal middle, and the sharp wheat notes make it all work together so well on the palate. Great food and beer pairing would be some mahi mahi fish tacos off the top of my head. Mouthfeel light to medium bodied slightly creamy texture from the wheat base, and has a nice dry spiced finish nothing over powers the other aspects of the beer well balanced White IPA...I believe Chainbreaker is a trailblazer. Overall I'm happy with this beer in every way.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 02:56:08 | More by WVbeergeek
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-25-2014 00:22:34 | More by rydev24
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Hophead21

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

05-24-2014 00:17:05 | More by Hophead21
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-23-2014 02:13:32 | More by Lanstrum
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-22-2014 09:02:41 | More by Lare453
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-22-2014 01:30:15 | More by Griffith
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

05-22-2014 00:17:37 | More by zapahoppa
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Samber79

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

05-21-2014 17:53:01 | More by Samber79
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

05-21-2014 14:29:34 | More by kbuzz
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beermemarge

Arizona

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy light yellow, strong foamy white head. Carbonation lowered quickly. Smelled slightly fruity and flowery with a small amount of hops. Soft taste, not aggressively anything. Lemon, sage, tiny amount of bitterness. Medium mouth feel. Tasted more of a whit or wheat beer then IPA. It was a good beer, a very mild IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 02:27:36 | More by beermemarge
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nyrblue2

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-20-2014 00:42:43 | More by nyrblue2
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,405 ratings.