Chainbreaker White IPA | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,142 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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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
Ratings:
2,142
Reviews:
353
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.8%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
538
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,142 |  Reviews: 353
Photo of heyheymdn
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wookieboy1
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ckaire69
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nuebs
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Snow
2.94/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 12/1/2015. Pours hazy bright golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lemon zest, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, light banana, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, citrus hops, and pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon zest, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, light banana, wheat, cracker, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, coriander, pepper, clove, light banana, wheat, cracker, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, citrus hops, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice White IPA style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, spices, citrus hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of pescadoWRC
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elec
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fillllll
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateDyk47
4.49/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Easy drinking, but still really good.

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Photo of ElJacobian
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this was really good. I like the balance of hops, yeast and tropical fruit on the smell. The taste was a little yeasty and wheaty for what I was expecting, but still pretty good nonetheless.

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Photo of smithj4
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tzieser
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 16oz pint glass. Best by 12/22/15

L: thick, hazy gold in color with a fluffy white head that sticks to the glass for a long time. Quite a nice looking beer

S: wheat malt, spicy notes of that famous (infamous?) Belgian witbier yeast. Interesting pine hop aroma in the background.

T: starts off like a typical witbier; malted wheat sweetness complimented by notes of coriander. the IPA aspect is fairly light, providing some nice citric hop balance (lemon peel).

M: thick mouthfeel with a nice dry finish. very quenching


O: a typical white IPA. there is nothing here that will shock you but there is nothing offensive here either. A good beer for both IPA drinkers and people who might be interested in trying hoppy beers for the first time. I'm not a big fan of the style, personally. If I want a witbier I'll get a witbier. If I want an IPA I'll get an IPA l. No point in forcing the two together just because

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Photo of sinodux
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardyA
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of briguy93
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of srw
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopheaddeluxe
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Surf1
3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Chainbreaker White IPA brewed by Deschutes Brewery, with an ABV of 5.60% This brew pours out a nice cloudy amber color with a small white head. This is an unfiltered brew you cannot see though this IPA. The smell of Chainbreaker White IPA is rich with citrus, hops, grains and malts. This white IPA has a real inviting smell to it. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You pick up on the citrus and the hops right away. The end of this brew is nice and smooth. Chainbreaker White IPA has a lot going on in it, the look, smell, and flavors. There is nothing overpowering about this white IPA, it has a real nice balance to it. The mouth feel of Chainbreaker White IPA is bold at first, crisp in the middle and smooth at the end. This one of the style of IPA's that I really do enjoy. These white IPA's seem to have a decent balance of flavors. Overall I'm giving Chainbreaker White IPA a 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Deschutes Brewery, brewery did a nice job on this one.

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Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
3.75 out of 5 based on 2,142 ratings.
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