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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

1,468 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,468
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 41
Gots: 129 | 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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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-05-2013 14:55:22 | More by MSandahl23
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-20-2013 16:35:50 | More by petermethot
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

Another gem from joemcgrath27...

A - Pours a hazy pale straw colour, finger of soapy head with solid retention and some spotty lacing.

S - Heavy citrus rind, nice floral hop notes, toasted crackers and wheat.

T - Much like the nose, the citrus rind and floral hops come through with a nice wheat flavour lingering on the finish. Sour lemon citrus and a bready malts linger.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - Delicious brew whose flavour is well received on the palette. Well worth a try, easily sessioned and would be incredible on a patio. Another brew I wish we could access in Ontario, but know we will never have the pleasure of enjoying on the regular.

06-01-2013 00:50:48 | More by andrenaline
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-05-2013 20:51:46 | More by bigred89
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

08-18-2012 23:28:12 | More by crobinso
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-03-2013 06:35:23 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-18-2014 13:26:58 | More by jbaker67
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-06-2014 01:51:14 | More by thatoneguymike
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%

Cloudy appearance with white head that shows some stamina. More yellow than much darker.
Soft malt and nicely hopped not too aggressively in both the aroma and taste. Most flavors are soft and blended nicely. Belgian yeast intermingles nicely. A balanced yet fairly complex drink.
Full carbonation with a moderate feel.
Enjoyable drink.

10-11-2012 17:51:23 | More by garymuchow
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-24-2013 03:28:46 | More by WDJersey
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beerpadawan

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-25-2012 16:27:25 | More by beerpadawan
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-16-2012 02:03:49 | More by mdillon86
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-21-2012 08:17:51 | More by shelby415
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matjack85

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +19%

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.

02-11-2013 05:46:16 | More by matjack85
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-13-2013 14:41:52 | More by CRJMellor
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

Poured into a snifter. Label says Best By 01/05/13

A- Pours a fluorescent light gold color with a 1/2 inch white head that soon dissipates to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small strip of bubbles on the surface. Thin, slippery lacing.

S- The incomparable combination of bright, grassy hops combined with rich, sweet Belgian yeast. Also some hints of spices like coriander and ginger plus some lemongrass.

T- Not as flavorful as the aroma suggests. Mildly bitter hops push up against a moderately fruity base and the yeast shows up as a weak, soapy afterthought. Very smooth and easy to drink but almost too light in its execution.

M- Borderline watery with a small hop bite and medium-low carbonation. Light body.

O- Not as good as I was expecting my first Deschutes to be. I'm a sucker for BIPAs but I guess I should have listened to the BA score on this one. Not bad, I've just had better.

12-26-2012 02:23:53 | More by Immortale25
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-27-2014 06:27:24 | More by KevMo84
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +3.3%

Thanks Greg!!

Appearance. Pours a hazy straw colour with a finger of white head.

Smell. Light Belgian yeast, floral hops and citrus, sweet wheat.

Taste. Big citrusy, grassy hops with some Belgian yeast, a bit of light grains and sweet wheat, and a little tropical fruit.

Mouthfeel. On the lower side of medium bodied with medium-strong carbonation.

Overall. Loaded with hops and still fruity and refreshing. I wouldn't refuse another ...and as luck would have it, I won't have to thanks to the second bottle from Greg. Cheers dude!

03-01-2013 01:06:07 | More by Rutager
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-10-2013 02:44:45 | More by TX-Badger
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.39/5  rDev -6.9%

a: Hazy pale yellow; pours with a medium sized, lightly sticky head.

s: Classic wit with more pronounced citrus aromas. Plenty of clove as well.

t: Earhy citrus and bright, hoppy citrus work well together. The lingering hops clash with the clove finish though.

m: Full bodied and chewy.

o: Not bad, but I'd rather have a wit followed by an IPA, than have them in the same glasd.

04-06-2014 19:51:10 | More by DIM
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-30-2013 07:37:56 | More by schopenhauerale
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.64/5  rDev 0%

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.

11-11-2013 05:27:56 | More by BMMillsy
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +9.3%

A-Translucent bright yellow, some carbonation, one finger head with some lacing.

S-Lots of spice, too much spice actually, orange, lemon, grass, some citrus hops but the spice is overpowering.

T-Spice, grass floral notes, orange and lemon with some bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated.

O-A nice White IPA, the bitterness is there and the blend of orange and lemon is nice.

09-30-2012 16:14:01 | More by rlee1390
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw yellow color with two fingers of off-white head. As big as it was, it settled pretty darn fast to almost nothing. Decent lacing.

Aroma: Subtle spice, hay, clean, lemon, crisp...pretty tame nose, as I'm not getting the hops much at all.

Taste: Nice lemon flavor up front with a touch of bitterness. The soft spices of a witiber start to pull through not long after. It's pretty refreshing, but I'd like more hops. There's some citrus towards the back-end with some mild yet lingering bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light body with moderate carbonation.

Morey's Bottom Line: Pretty good summer beer for sure. The best by date on the side of the bottle is Sept 21st, so this one only has a few weeks left, but I'm not getting a ton of hops. Still, it's pretty refreshing, and not offensive in any way. Cheers

08-30-2012 20:34:55 | More by Morey
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hilgart1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-29-2012 21:43:36 | More by hilgart1
Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,468 ratings.