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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

1,406 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,406
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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Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-08-2014 18:18:27 | More by Johnny_Muir
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jscheuf

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-08-2014 15:48:36 | More by jscheuf
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admiral

Australia

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice beer, especially in the Australian Summer.

aroma: honeyed apple, clove and orange zest

taste: clove, honeyed apple, spice, citrus, coriander, cinnamon, slight orange peel and slight grapefruit. Nice bitterness back of palate.

A great beer style done very well - tasty!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 08:45:05 | More by admiral
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dgilks

Australia

3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale gold/straw colour. Fluffy white head. Fair head retention.

Big lemony, almost herbal aroma. Coriander. Tart wheat. Light citrus. Wow.

Wheaty but with a massive lemony, geraniol flavour. The flowery character is intense as is the almost herbaceous character. The pepper and coriander add nice complexity.

Moderate body with medium carbonation. Fine.

A very nice beer. Enjoyable and refreshing. I could see myself drinking a lot of this if it were easily available. As it is, it doesn't hit the "special" beer note. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2014 09:36:25 | More by dgilks
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Skillz

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

01-07-2014 01:51:20 | More by Skillz
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ZoomanCru

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Chainbreaker – White IPA (5.6%) - Deschutes Brewing Co. (Oregon)
☆☆☆ ½

App: Pours a cloudy warm yellow with a thin head (approaching soapy) that dissipates quickly. Almost no retention, but some okay lacing up the sides of the glass. Some greenish hues to the extremities of the glass. There's a lot of sediment floating around in this one but thats not untrue to style.

Smell: Dominant wheat pungency like fresh bread dough. Slightly sour smelling with some very mild fruit esters that compliment the breadiness well. Hops are very subtle for an IPA, with only the slightest bitterness buried behind the wheat.

Taste: Wheaty and lightly sour with some strong lemon zest notes in the foretaste. True taste is subtly malty with that definitive wheat funkiness. Aftertaste is lingering but not strong. Very grainy, but overall very pleasant. One of the better balanced white IPAs I've had. That being said there's very little hops assertiveness to this. What is there is all in the aftertaste. Though it is a tasty and well balanced brew, it's a little misleading to label it an IPA. Tastes more like a Wit. Very dry with only the slightest hints of lemon and gooseberry.

Mouth: Light bodied overall, but with a lingering acidity. Carbonation is perfectly rounded and supports this beer well.

Home tasting, 12oz bottle into Snifter. 1/4/14.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 00:39:56 | More by ZoomanCru
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Braseltonage

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-04-2014 06:08:26 | More by Braseltonage
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with best by date 01/10/2014 printed on the label, so I'm just in time to save this beer from going over the hill. Another new beer to me from Deschutes, this time a white IPA, or a Belgian IPA, not a style I am too fond of, but I'm keeping an open mind.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a hazed lemon straw colored body with less than a finger of thin fizzy bone white bubbles for a head. Some thin bubbly white lacing. Fairly poor head retention. Not bad, but fairly unimpressive to look at.

S - The smell doesn't really come across as Belgian too much. Grassy / herbal hops - lemongrass, oranges, grapefruit. Some soapiness. Some musty yeast, but not what I would call funky, more of a fruity yeast presence. Smells more IPA than Belgian.

T - Taste resembles what a light-bodied pale ale might be if it had just a hint of bubblegum malt and floral coriander / mild clove spice tossed in. None are really evident on the nose, and all are pretty short lived in the flavor. Bready biscuit malt, lemongrass, orange, grapefruit, and fruity / earthy yeast.

M - Feel is crisp, lightly herbal, and lightly sticky on the finish. Medium bodied with decent, tingly carbonation.

Overall, an okay beer, but it's nothing to write home about. I'm not a big fan of white IPA's to begin with, and this one takes the subtle route, which I suppose is nice, but it seems a little too tame and pulled back, but it is approachable, light, refreshing, and sessionable.

Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 02:28:11 | More by mfnmbvp
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RedWeizen83

Texas

5/5  rDev +37.4%

01-01-2014 23:04:39 | More by RedWeizen83
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Joey-bags1990

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-31-2013 00:29:31 | More by Joey-bags1990
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beerman34

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

12-31-2013 00:05:32 | More by beerman34
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mve102

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-29-2013 23:19:53 | More by mve102
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cjohns73

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Florida

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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schimschim

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-28-2013 05:53:19 | More by schimschim
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gtermi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-28-2013 05:23:46 | More by gtermi
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Irrationalist

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Vlaminck

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-26-2013 00:43:39 | More by Vlaminck
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-25-2013 21:31:41 | More by ilikebeer03
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-25-2013 06:48:05 | More by Jmick28
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jhlosito75

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-25-2013 05:11:43 | More by jhlosito75
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,406 ratings.