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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

1,550 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,550
Reviews: 276
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 42
Gots: 161 | 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 BMMillsy
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Southpaw in SD. Pours a hazy golden with small white head. Bretty aroma with hay, spices, honey, light pine. Flavor follows as a combination of wit, tripel, and IPA. Light spice and bretted wit flavor, some yeasty honey and clove, and a crisp pine hop finish. Light bodied, high carbonation, really crisp. This turned out nicely for a style that to me is mostly meh. Not bad.

BMMillsy, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of BlazedNug
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

BlazedNug, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Gmartin75
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Gmartin75, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of pearljam118
3.75/5  rDev +3%

pearljam118, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

mikefuski17, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of mmva321
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip.

A: Pale yellow and a very cloudy body. Not much carbonation, but a nice bubbly head that leaves some great lacing. Good looking, but nothing special.

S: Pleasant and subtle, and much less hoppy than I'm used to with American IPAs. I like this a lot. Very hearty yeast aroma and beautiful malt sweetness along with hints of citrus. I'm sure this isn't the greatest example, but it's a very well balanced smell.

T: The yeast and funk is a little too overpowering, but other than that, this is a hearty, relaxed and pleasant tasting beer. Malt and citrus sweetness gives this some more pop.

M: I'm looking for a little more from the feel. Probably a little more carbonation. Full-bodied that leaves a dry lingering in the mouth. Doesn't enhance the taste the way I'd like it too, but the feel isn't necessarily out of place.

O: A great, pleasant and relaxed beer, with plenty of hearty and fresh flavors and a wonderful dry feel. It doesn't quite reach a transcending balance, but it has great qualities nonetheless.

mmva321, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of Nugganooch
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle bb 12/20/13 – poured into my FW Imperial nonic glass

A: Pours a hazy golden blonde body with a half finger lid of snowy white froth. Some ample retention efforts hug the glass after each sip leaving back a light crusty film of lace.

S: Coriander, lemon peel, and some peppery spice mixes with a light bready malt bill and dash of grassy hop florals. Delicate aromas overall with the Belgian yeast somewhat pronounced.

T: Tastes is a touch grainy with a healthy dose of wheat malt mixed in there add with some golden fruits, lemon peel, and a nicely restrained Belgian yeast spicing of coriander, pepper, and light clove. There is a dash of fruity bubblegum that rounds out the finish as well. A moderate level of mineral like bitterness and no alcohol to report. Smooth crisp action. Very refreshing.

M: Feather light body with a smooth mouth feel form the carb and high level of crisp on the finish that is dry and snappy.

D: Nothing particularly special to write home about however the flavors come together in good harmony. A nicely refreshing warm weather brew.

Nugganooch, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

ShanePB, Nov 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

andrew8626, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

gefinley, Nov 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

deweese, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Erik-P
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Erik-P, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of krl2112
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

krl2112, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of deadliest
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

deadliest, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of IPA1978
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

IPA1978, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Bear1964
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Bear1964, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of dopelaugh
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

dopelaugh, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

HATS4BATS, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +3%

TimoP, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

arnold931, Oct 23, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Travcofarms, Oct 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

jackie_vortex, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

LightnerLiquorKS, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle. Has a bright white/yellowish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of grapefruit, some hops. Taste is grapefruit, some tartness, hops, a bit of malts, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a little different, but a solid beer.

tone77, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

petermethot, Oct 20, 2013
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,550 ratings.