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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

1,516 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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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)
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

Jameswoody, Apr 06, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

pooogy, Apr 12, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

joelparker, Aug 28, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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

Sazz9, Aug 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

largadeer, Aug 15, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

I was drinking this last night while I was rewatching the 3rd season of Breaking Bad and I thought to myself: "Why does my mouth taste like I licked the asshole of a soap monster?" Upon further contemplation, I realized it was because of the sad excuse for a White IPA by Deschutes. Why bring such scorn and sadness (dishonor) to the Oregon brewing scene? Have you no love for your home and native land? Come back when you get 'A' in mathematics.

ronskrnkn, Aug 20, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

slvenhuizen, Aug 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

brewtalthrone, Mar 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

logicerror, May 05, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

nearengine, Aug 07, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Beerriver, Sep 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Hellokmac, Jun 18, 2014
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2.08/5  rDev -42.9%

Poured from bottle.

It's a good concept and a few home brewers can pull it off, but they have to know how to make a good weissebier first, and Deschutes does not. This beer tastes like either a botched weissebier or a skunked IPA, I can't decide which. Perhaps it's an unholy union of both. The aroma matches the flavor. Good as neither an IPA nor a weissebier, Deschutes Chainbreaker needs to go back to the bike shop in which it was conceived for a complete overhaul.

I had high hopes for this and was very intrigued when I first saw it on the shelves, but it quickly disappointed. For how great most of Deschutes' brews are, this beer was a huge let down for me.

jschwanke84, Apr 25, 2013
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2.2/5  rDev -39.6%

Poured into snifter glass. Nice yellow hue, big head with a lot of retention. Beer is clear and inviting and that's where it ends.

Aroma. Big banana peel estery with hop resin and wheat malt. Funky.

Taste is like a Belgian blonde cross IPA. Just tasted wrong to me.

Didn't get much past beyond the mouthfeel and dumped it.

Probably not my style and I appreciate the willingness to be creative but I could not get through this beer.

Durtdiggler, May 03, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

dertyd, Jul 20, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

Samber79, May 21, 2014
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2.33/5  rDev -36%

Not bitter enough to mask the floral taste in my opinion.

Carterwiese, Aug 25, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -31.9%

David-Smith, Aug 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

huskerfan76, Dec 25, 2012
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Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,516 ratings.