Chainbreaker White IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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85
very good
2,141 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:
2,141
Reviews:
353
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.8%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
538
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, best by 8/31/2013, poured into SA glass.

Lemonade-colored, clear liquid, one finger, bright white head quickly disappears. Scant lacing.

Lemon zest, wheat, mild banana. A bit of a let down.

A bit better. The coriander comes out and there is a nice clean but mild citrus note.

Light and mild.

Lawn mower brew, not in a good way.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice lighter white IPA. Good carbonation,light in color,nice citrus/grape fruit smell as well as taste. Light,dry refreshing finish,slightly hoppy. Great beer for a hot summer day. Had it in a bottle as well,like most everything a little better on tap. Another solid offering from Deschutes...

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.04/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Deep yellow/gold dust color with a brilliant white two finger head. Scant amount of carbonation bubbles flow to the top. Significant cloudy haze is also evident.

Aroma: Hard coriander note up front in the nose along with some citrus (mostly grapefruit)

Taste: significant spice hits immediately. This is followed by the rind of a grapefruit that has been mixed in a cup of water. A very minimal cereal grain note can be detected if searched for

Mouthfeel: Very dry on the finish with a kind of flat grapefruit soda feel . Aftertaste leaves the impression of sucking on a grapefruit peel.

Overall: I really tried to find something I really liked about this beer. Unfortunately it didn't happen. I really like Deschutes as a brewery but this one fell flat ( both literally and figuratively). The call it a "white ipa" but drinks more like a wit without much bite. I would recommend the porter and stout instead as they are world class brews

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3/5  rDev -20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance of this beer is a light yellow, almost like the color of lemonade. A nice head of about a finger.

I pick up a lot of coriander in the smell, a spice that usually plays well with hops. But the hop smell is very faint. I pick up a few notes of other spices, citrus and grassy notes.

The first thing I taste is coriander, followed by lemon, maybe even a different type of lemon than an ordinary lemon. It's followed by some hops and the bitterness expected of an IPA with a touch of sweetness as it warms.

Mouthfeel is very light and easy drinking. The bitterness lingers in the mouth quite a while.

Overall, this is a great summer beer. It's light enough to drink in hot weather and has enough complexity that I can drink it pretty slowly.

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Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
3.75 out of 5 based on 2,141 ratings.
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