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Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA

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1,672 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,672
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 48
Gots: 199 | 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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3.76/5  rDev +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.

BEERchitect, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

mush, May 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Nightwish1094, May 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

The_Drunken_Sniper, May 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

KevMo84, May 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

mojohawk21, May 27, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

WVbeergeek, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

rydev24, May 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Hophead21, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Lanstrum, May 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Lare453, May 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Griffith, May 22, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

zapahoppa, May 22, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Samber79, May 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

kbuzz, May 21, 2014
Photo of beermemarge
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

beermemarge, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

nyrblue2, May 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

emergency_beef, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jbaker67, May 18, 2014
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3.49/5  rDev -4.4%

Canada_Dan, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Mikeb8, May 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

ChicagoCane2001, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

cdog707yo, May 15, 2014
Photo of jmdrpi
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, best by 7/13/14 on the label.

pours a hazy very pale straw color, with big soapy white head. great head retention all the way through drinking the glass. any hops in the aroma are overpowered by your normal witbier aroma - wheat and lemony herbal yeast. taste is similar, but the with a hoppy aftertaste. medium body and higher carbonation.

jmdrpi, May 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

HoppyToday, May 12, 2014
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,672 ratings.