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.
BA SCORE
82
good

1,332 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,332
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 38
Gots: 90 | 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)
View: Beers (132) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Chainbreaker White IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,332 | Reviews: 259 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of smutty33
smutty33

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

02-25-2013 14:55:46 | More by smutty33
Photo of creepinjeeper
creepinjeeper

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

02-25-2013 02:43:02 | More by creepinjeeper
Photo of seplo
seplo

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-24-2013 03:40:56 | More by seplo
Photo of sdonegan
sdonegan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-23-2013 10:57:07 | More by sdonegan
Photo of switzer
switzer

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-23-2013 04:53:18 | More by switzer
Photo of russpowell
russpowell

Oklahoma

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

BBD 3-14-13. Had this on tap before & it didn't really thrill me, let's hop for better in the bottled version

Pours an effervescent pale straw color with a pinky of pearl white head. Slight hazing, above average head retention & lacing

S: Coriander, lemongrass, white pepper, faint tartness

T: Follows the nose, a touch of peppery yeastyness & some wheat-breadyness & lemon tartness up front. White pepper & faint grapefruit peels as this warms, slight yeasty/peppery bite. Finishes semi-crisp, citrussy & with little white pepper & wheat tartness

MF: Light/medium bodied, slight carbonation, good balance

Fairly refreshing, I could do this in warm weather, but otherwise I could take it or leave it. More like a Wit/IPA hybrid to me

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 03:57:31 | More by russpowell
Photo of klkatz
klkatz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

interesting smell... not too pleasant... malty, minty, lemony,

looks thick... almost non transparent... orangy white (if that makes any sense)

the taste leaves a lot to be desired.. i'm not a fan of when breweries attempt to mix styles and don't quite get the balance... i'm not sure what this is supposed to be...
it's clean and watery.. not much taste - you're smelling a hef, but tasting something totally different...

i'm going to offer this one to my wife...

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 01:30:37 | More by klkatz
Photo of PingBob
PingBob

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-22-2013 02:15:01 | More by PingBob
Photo of steeb
steeb

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden and hazy with a white frothy head that dissipates slowly.

S: Belgain yeast aromatics, i mostly get green apple and some tropical fruits.

T: Somewhat like a wit, not much hop bitterness coming through just some flavor at the end.

M: Great mouthfeel, but not for an ipa. I prefer my ipas on the dry side.

O: This was a delightful drinkable beer. Probably one of the better interpretations of a white ipa ive had. But there are just some things id like to see different to make this one a home run for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 19:35:24 | More by steeb
Photo of chugamugofsud
chugamugofsud

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-20-2013 19:15:06 | More by chugamugofsud
Photo of TMoney2591
TMoney2591

Illinois

3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

All those bicycle enthusiasts in the City must be pleased with another bike-referencing brew on the shelves. Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly-hazy pale straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises light wheat, leek, and light lemongrass. The taste brings in more of the same, though the leek is thankfully absent, replaced by a good dose of lemon zest, light coriander and grass. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice little beer, but one that seems more like a slightly grassy wit than an actual BIPA. It ain't bad, but it's pretty forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 03:21:20 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of KingBiscuit
KingBiscuit

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

02-20-2013 01:30:07 | More by KingBiscuit
Photo of peabody
peabody

Kentucky

3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a slightly cloudy yellow liquid with very little suds that are attaching themselves to the side of the glass.
Smell is mostly spice,yeast ,grass and lemon pledge with a hop burn to the nose at the end.
Taste is sweet at first with some spices like allspice and pepper thrown in along with the sugar. Kind of weak in the flavor dept. but quite quaffable.
Very clean on the palate but there is nothing left and there at least should be some stickyness.
Overall this is a great lawnmower beer that you can chug huge volumes down the hatch. This is less of an IPA and more of a belgian wit.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 02:40:47 | More by peabody
Photo of captainbearcat
captainbearcat

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-15-2013 19:01:26 | More by captainbearcat
Photo of WhiskeeTango
WhiskeeTango

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

02-15-2013 18:49:09 | More by WhiskeeTango
Photo of baxter94
baxter94

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-14-2013 16:15:57 | More by baxter94
Photo of Beefytits4
Beefytits4

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-14-2013 11:49:34 | More by Beefytits4
Photo of MaxOhle
MaxOhle

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-13-2013 05:40:21 | More by MaxOhle
Photo of matjack85
matjack85

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My roommate brought these home and let me try one, so thanks for that Tom. 12oz brown bottle with a freshness date of 05/09/13 located right above the bar code.

The beer poured a cloudy pale yellow color with a 2-finger white head that lasted a few minutes before dissipating to a thin rim. There was lots of lacing, but it didn't stick to the glass. Instead, it formed lots of splotchy circles that slid back into the liquid rather than stick to the sides.

Big fruity and citrusy hop aroma. Also picking up wheat and some coriander spice.

Delicious, although I will have to admit it tastes more like a Belgian wit than an IPA. Orange/grapefruit flavors blend well with the Belgian yeast. There is also a strong wheat presence with a touch of coriander spiciness. Not that bitter for an IPA, but not devoid of bitterness either.

Light and refreshing with low to moderate carbonation.

Another winner from Deschuttes. It goes down easy and is a good thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 05:46:16 | More by matjack85
Photo of CookstLiquor
CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 355ml bottle. Pours a cloudy whitish-yellow. The nose offers up wheaty, lemony, floral/herbaceous notes. It's very fresh and bright smelling. It has a nice refreshing light mouthfeel and has all the requisite tart citrus and coriander flavours to complement the spicy/fruity hop notes. Perfect for summer, but really enjoyable year-round.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 18:41:46 | More by CookstLiquor
Photo of ssimpson89
ssimpson89

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-09-2013 01:08:20 | More by ssimpson89
Photo of MorgnPM
MorgnPM

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-08-2013 20:23:38 | More by MorgnPM
Photo of krazybartender
krazybartender

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-08-2013 04:43:04 | More by krazybartender
Photo of Rollzroyce21
Rollzroyce21

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-07-2013 20:12:18 | More by Rollzroyce21
Photo of mbs11
mbs11

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-07-2013 00:51:08 | More by mbs11
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,332 ratings.