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Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA

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1,346 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,346
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 40
Gots: 95 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-30-2014 19:44:40 | More by olafphysics
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

06-30-2014 04:56:05 | More by Acubflem
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-29-2014 20:47:35 | More by midnitesun11
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4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

had this on tap on Saturday AM at a local "fuzzies" cantina:

A on tap in a frosted mug - head is partially frozen - eggshell white head, just under a finger, honey- amber color and I forgot to check on the clarity.

S nice piney hops LOVEin it

T tongue follows the nose - piney hops and plenty of it with a nice solid BITE

M a bit..oil? but good nonetheless

D shushem down BRO!

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2014 05:20:40 | More by burnerfinger
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-28-2014 22:52:16 | More by MnBearFan
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3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz.

Pours a light lemon gold, hazy, with a soda pop white head that retains as a lacing.

Smells of coriander, lemondrop, fresh grassy malts, and a light gentle fruity hoppiness.

Tastes of dry grassy malt, lemon citrus, and moderately bitter piney hop.

Medium to full body with stinging carbonation.

A pretty decent summery ale with some nice flavor and full body. It's not super great but it hits the spot on a warm day and goes down pretty easy.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 20:10:38 | More by Cylinsier
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

06-28-2014 18:05:27 | More by thuffaz
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-28-2014 02:27:43 | More by Steve_Gonz
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3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into imperial pint glass.

A: Cloudy straw yellow, reminiscent to that of an unfiltered wheat beer. Not quite pure white head starts off at about a finger width, but deflates rather quickly to a bubbly white cap, leaving impressive rings of lace in its wake. A few floating particles can be noticed when held up to the sunlight.

S: The aroma praises its Belgian influence. Some plenty of yeast and spice, leaning towards coriander by my nose. A bit of citrus peeks through, but it's not juicy grapefruit... this time it's the lemon variety, further praising the Belgian roots. Hops barely make it through, but are detectable.

T: Further Belgian praise as the flavor profile kicks off with a strong yeast and lemon medley. Towards the middle, the coriander comes into play with ever-so-faint hints of clove, finishing with a friendly wave of hop bitterness that's just enough to slice down the sweetness. Instead of a juicy grapefruit profile, I'm detecting more of a grassy bitterness. Not quite balanced, but satisfying nonetheless.

M: Solid medium body, mild carbonation and an overall smooth, crisp texture. Slides across the tongue nicely, and goes down easy.

O: Deschutes has been one of my favorite breweries for awhile now, and Chainbreaker White IPA is another solid offering that keeps them towards the top. While I'm not "wow'd" by it, it offers enough to keep me satisfied throughout the duration of the glass. Including IPA in the name feels like a bit of a stretch to me, considering the hops hardly play a role, being dominated by the Belgian white spice influence. Hair-splitting aside, Chainbreaker White IPA is a refreshing spin-off of both the witbier and IPA, respectively, and could easily find its way into my cooler during a summer BBQ.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 22:43:20 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed, light straw yellow color and quite pale at that. Soapy head forms and has decent staying power, lacing the glass professionally.

The nose has elements of a wit with a hay, lemon and spice scent. Intermingling with the wheat notes, there is ample floral, herbal hop notes that are somewhat pungent.

In the flavor, plenty of hopped up wit flavor with bread, cracker, citrus, acidity, herbs and pine. Solid bitterness to suit the malted wheat base, quite refreshing, though still earthy. Has a lot going on but nothing sticking out of place, that is unless you consider the hops, which are implied by the IPA tag given to this wheat brew.

Medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated brew. Finishes with a leafy hop and Belgian yeast kick.

Overall, this is another nice example of the white IPA. A beer like this could be considered the American answer to the Belgian IPA. Of course the style varies considerably, there are still many similarities. Pretty good stuff from Deschutes Brewery here. Refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 21:34:33 | More by Stinkypuss
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

06-27-2014 01:19:02 | More by Beervana
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-26-2014 23:07:16 | More by gutbuster
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-26-2014 17:50:33 | More by Kevin_Young
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

06-26-2014 17:49:47 | More by Admbmb92
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-26-2014 17:37:27 | More by tylerstravis
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

06-26-2014 08:13:15 | More by Will_Ludington
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-26-2014 05:56:23 | More by Minski405
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-26-2014 05:30:10 | More by Carlwalker
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3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Really as an Indian Pale Ale..don't see it.
Nice Summer light Citrus Flavour, Grapefruit.
Nice smell,maybe a little ginger, coriander.
Pale colour. Nice head when poured correctly.
Light mouth feel, nice finish.
Hot day go for it...
One disclosure....not a huge fan of wheat beers.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 04:18:39 | More by MedMatt
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3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a hazy gold, with a pleasant 2 fingers of white bubbles. Loopy tree-line lace.

Nose is wheat malty and spicy, with a characteristic Belgian yeast being most prominent. I don't get much in the area of hops, but as a Belgian-style, Chainbreaker is faithful.

Taste is definitely a spicy take on the Belgian IPA hybrid, with a touch of sour grapefruit rounding off the edges, but it's subtle, taking backseat to the wheat and yeast character. I get some lemon zest in there, and orange, even, too. Really, this is a complex and well-done Belgian wit, and one I'd love to try again.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 13:49:48 | More by secondtooth
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-25-2014 02:18:39 | More by wrightst
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

06-24-2014 13:21:31 | More by green_plastic
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-24-2014 09:16:55 | More by seanchai
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-24-2014 06:24:15 | More by Brooks_bolsinger
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
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