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Chainbreaker White IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HuskyinPDX on 05-11-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
352
Ratings:
2,133
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
31.2%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
531
For Trade:
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Reviews by N3rdM3t4l:
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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into pint glass at fridge temp.

A: Cloudy straw yellow with 2 fingers of white head that is leaving great lacing. It looks like an IPA (kinda)

S: Citrusy hops up front followed by yeast. This smells like a northwest IPA for sure. Given a swirl and more hop aroma comes out and presents itself as slightly bitter to smell. The malt is well hidden by the fragrant hops and yeast. Smells like an IPA (kinda)

T: Opens with a yeasty note and then explodes into hops like an IPA should. Big burst of citrus follows the yeast and as the citrus flavor fades you get grassy hops and then bitter. The yeast adds a really special note to this beer. Tastes like an IPA (kinda)

M: Refreshing medium-light bodied beer that is very clean. No sludgy feel from the yeast, no oily feeling that I often get from an IPA. Quite drinkable. Feels like an IPA (kinda)

O: I like this beer, a lot. I have said before that I am not an IPA fan really but some specialty ones have really hit home with me. This one most of all so far. The Belgian yeast overpowers some of the hops which tend to be too much for my palate in most IPA leading to a really powerful but not overbearing hoppyness. This is (as of now) my favorite IPA. Must be an IPA (kinda).

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jwc215
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%

Best by 10/20/14:

Pours clouded lemon-drop yellow with a fluffy white head. Trailing lacing sticks.

The smell is of wheat tang, orange peel, lemon, coriander and leafy notes.

The taste of sweettart mixes with spice and citric bitterness in the refreshing finish.

Creamy smooth, this is an enjoyable unique brew. Witbier meets American IPA, and it works!

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Photo of mdexter
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer poured a nice opaque gold with about a half a finger of head and persistent lacing. This was an approachable Belgian ale, not overly sweet or acerbic but balanced with a refreshing but astringent impact on the palate and a moderate, mouth-coating feel. The aroma isn't strong, more characteristic of a Belgian, not at all piney or hoppy. Thoughts of lemon, white raisins, coriander, and mild cloves are evoked. IPA seems a misnomer; to even call it a pale ale is generous but regardless of genre it was an enjoyable and very refreshing brew.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This almost pours like a Radler with a lemon juice like color and a frothy white head. Lots of small bubbles course throughout and some stick to the glass.

The aroma is floral with rose petal, perfumes, honey suckle and banana. Almost like a Hefeweizen this has a clove spiciness with a liquid soap type aroma.

The taste has a wheat and grain taste and dryness but is overwhelmed by the floral hop and yeast flavors. Rose petal and perfume, clove and yeast, soapy and phenolic this is not my favorite.

The feel is a touch dry at first but then has a resiny slickness. It also has a carbonated harshness.

I'm guessing this is quite frankly not my cup of tea. It seems to be well received but not by my palate.

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Photo of ronskrnkn
2/5  rDev -46.7%

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.

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Photo of Edgaravelaz
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lightly yeasty with a nice crisp citrusy finish.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Brent_B
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.28/5  rDev +14.1%

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3.2/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of NWer
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden appearance in a pint glass, minimal head as served at a restaurant.
Taste is smooth and light. Belgian yeast prevalent but not overwhelming. Hops also on the light side. Smooth, refreshing, enjoyable. A decent offering, not great. A good fun session beer just in time for summer.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.29/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
3.75 out of 5 based on 2,133 ratings.
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