1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery

Not Rated.
Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,516 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,516
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 41
Gots: 148 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Chainbreaker White IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,516 | Reviews: 272 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TheSamKuehn
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

TheSamKuehn, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of MikeAllen
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

MikeAllen, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Jenna99
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Jenna99, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of NateSharpless
3/5  rDev -17.6%

NateSharpless, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Valentno7
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%

Valentno7, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Beasleyjd
4.56/5  rDev +25.3%

Beasleyjd, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Carl_R
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Carl_R, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of AnalogErik
3.75/5  rDev +3%

AnalogErik, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Dylanjf
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Dylanjf, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Beric
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

Serving: Bottle into tulip
Served: 18 August 2014

Appearance: 3.75/5. Pours an opaque beeswax color with a one-and-a-half finger soapy white head. Head sticks around for a while and looks decent.

Smell: 3.5/5. Hops dominate the palate but are not the only presence. Floral hoppiness is somewhat counterbalanced by a somewhat rough spiciness and soft banana notes.

Taste: 3.75/5. You can definitely tell this is a white IPA since the Belgian notes definitely come through. This kind of tastes like a hopped up Blue Moon, with a purer banana ester but the same rough-ish spiciness. These Belgian-style flavors are overlaid with an appreciable floral hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: 3.25/5. Initially really nice, but the carbonation fell off sooner than I expected, leaving the beer dead and flat.

Overall: 3.5/5. A solid white IPA, but one I wouldn't feel the need to have again.

Beric, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of IowaBiertrinker
3.75/5  rDev +3%

IowaBiertrinker, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Justin-m
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

Justin-m, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of GameOfBeers
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of KingStephenR
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

KingStephenR, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of pharmerdoc
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

pharmerdoc, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of jwenzel019
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jwenzel019, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Donkster46, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of msumike89
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

msumike89, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of dmgeng
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%

Got this as part of the Deschutes sampler pack. Not typically a fan of white IPAs but I tried it anyway and it was a great choice

A - Bright yellow that is very cloudy from the Belgian yeast. Brilliant white head with light lacing.

S - Predominant Belgian wit beer smell but with some citrus hop right there.

T - Upfront Belgian wit with that tart, lemony, and grainy/wheat but then the citrus hop character comes through. The hops really pull the lemon and wheat together and make a very tasty beer. There is sweetness but it is balanced by the tartness of the yeast and the bitterness of the hops.

M - low/moderate mouth-feel with moderate carbonation. Mostly balanced between the sweetness and the crisp nature mixing it up from sip to sip.

Overall, this beer is the best Belgian Wit I've ever had hands down. Like I said it isn't my preferred style but adding a fist-full of american citrus hops to a slightly citrus beer makes this one a tasty brew. It's balanced, flavorful, and a change of pace from your average american pale. If you are on the fence about Wits try this and realize that they aren't all bad.

Glass- Tulip

dmgeng, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of samtrillo
3.64/5  rDev 0%

samtrillo, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of buckfever5
3.75/5  rDev +3%

buckfever5, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Wobbly
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Wobbly, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of sjrodriguez
3.75/5  rDev +3%

sjrodriguez, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of DantooineBBQ
3/5  rDev -17.6%

DantooineBBQ, Aug 13, 2014
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,516 ratings.