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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

1,483 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,483
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 40
Gots: 135 | 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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Dylanjf

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-20-2014 16:43:13 | More by Dylanjf
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Beric

Massachusetts

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.

08-20-2014 11:21:47 | More by Beric
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IowaBiertrinker

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-20-2014 01:52:47 | More by IowaBiertrinker
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Justin-m


3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

08-19-2014 01:19:46 | More by Justin-m
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +17.6%

08-19-2014 01:06:11 | More by GameOfBeers
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

08-18-2014 21:05:01 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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KingStephenR

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

08-18-2014 01:04:46 | More by KingStephenR
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pharmerdoc

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

08-18-2014 00:56:23 | More by pharmerdoc
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jwenzel019

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-16-2014 16:27:28 | More by jwenzel019
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Donkster46

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-15-2014 23:55:50 | More by Donkster46
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msumike89

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-15-2014 00:06:40 | More by msumike89
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dmgeng

Indiana

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

08-14-2014 14:54:22 | More by dmgeng
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samtrillo

California

3.64/5  rDev 0%

08-14-2014 08:36:15 | More by samtrillo
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buckfever5

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-13-2014 21:42:29 | More by buckfever5
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Wobbly

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-13-2014 20:57:35 | More by Wobbly
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sjrodriguez

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-13-2014 19:49:56 | More by sjrodriguez
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DantooineBBQ

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-13-2014 00:57:31 | More by DantooineBBQ
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thedankness

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-12-2014 21:06:17 | More by thedankness
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didou696


4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-12-2014 02:55:46 | More by didou696
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Aaron_Kerkvliet

Illinois

3.52/5  rDev -3.3%

08-11-2014 22:54:23 | More by Aaron_Kerkvliet
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cardinals22

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-11-2014 17:06:38 | More by cardinals22
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BEER_TRVP


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-11-2014 05:07:10 | More by BEER_TRVP
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chillin

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-11-2014 01:14:51 | More by chillin
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rudedude985

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

08-10-2014 23:10:23 | More by rudedude985
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KnowYourCraft

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-10-2014 22:28:21 | More by KnowYourCraft
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,483 ratings.