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Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

1,671 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,671
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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Photo of microbrewlover
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

This brew pours a cloudy orange which turns yellow when held up to the light with a one finger white head and light lacing.

The smell is musty and dank, wet straw, hay floral hops and sweet malts.

The taste mostly follows the nose with a wheat and malt taste dominating with a musty straw taste but surprising sweetness as well; light hop oil is left on the tongue after swallowing.

Overall this gets the style right with a sweet wheat beer coupled with just enough hops to keep it from being too sweet.

microbrewlover, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of Fabiand
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Fabiand, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

BabaBeer, Nov 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

McHenry, Nov 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

gldnns, Nov 03, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -3.6%

Kmace929, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of planetxeno
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

planetxeno, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of Bone53
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%

Appearance (4): Pours a vloudy, bright straw color with a one finger white head that dissipates quickly

Smell (4): Orange and lemon peels with a slight herbal spice undertone

Taste (3.75): Too similar to a regular wheat than a wheat ipa. It definitely has that belgian character to it, but i dont know if iv had too many sumpin sumpin ales or what, but this doesnt have the american ipa hop quality i look for in a great white ipa.

Mouthfeel (4): Light body; Silky smooth going down with a crisp finish

Overall (3.85): Its hard to pull off a wheat IPA, it really us. I appreciate the effort put forth, but it just falls short a bit for the style. If this were labeled a wheat ale then i may have rated this slightly higher. It is a fairly clean tasting wheat beer, but something about it just misses the mark for me.

Bone53, Nov 02, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -6.8%

CannonLaw, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of rapayn01
3.25/5  rDev -11%

I love Deschutes Inversion IPA, but this tastes too much like a wheat ale to me, with some citrus notes. It pours kind of cloudy yellow and I picked up the citrus on the nose. Will pass in the future.

rapayn01, Nov 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ccapurso, Nov 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Mattserra6, Oct 31, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -9%

treeslothguy, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

cgrunin, Oct 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Lobina, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

PaleAleWalt, Oct 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +37%

Tyler1986, Oct 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

kplooki, Oct 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Shawner, Oct 28, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -12.3%

woodchipper, Oct 28, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

LoganMc, Oct 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

hozersr, Oct 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Vic333, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Danmullens1, Oct 25, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -4.7%

frankiebrewer, Oct 25, 2014
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,671 ratings.