Chainbreaker White IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA
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3.67/5
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2,148 Ratings
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

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Added by HuskyinPDX on 05-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,101
Reviews:
354
Ratings:
2,148
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
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Ratings: 2,148 |  Reviews: 354
Photo of Wer34truh
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bought from my local liquor store.

Incredibly light for what is labeled as an IPA. Definitely very sweet, but with a subtle hops aftertaste. The sweetness however isn't very complex, and just feels like someone dumped a bunch of sugar into the beer.

As most Belgian-inspired brew, this is incredibly drinkable. And while I don't rate this outrageously high, I can definitely see myself drink quite a lot of this on hot summer days.

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Photo of Branlott42
4.39/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of c014572
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wiffler27
4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2 bottles poured into a 36oz goblet, just for the visual!

looks and smells like a hoegaarden. dark off yellow with minimal head. there is a hop bite but also a sour and sweetness to it. refreshing but not exactly what i'd expect out of a "Belgian IPA", closer to a hoppy witbier if that makes sense. good taste but not something i could drink all night

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Photo of BArunnerchick
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New one!

A : Hazy pineapple juice glow, about 70% opaque. Head is beautiful and retentious, 2 fingers, leaves flecks as it recedes.

S : Yeast and hop both fight and get married at the same time under jurisdiction of beerdom. There's a tension here but also a harmony. Like what the hell are these two doing together. But it works. Actually to be honest, it smells like sweet vomit...like someone who vomited up cake. I hate to say it that way, but honestly it's not bad smelling. The acidity is where the vomit comes in, and the sweetness is probably from the yeast and malts. Fucked up sure, but really actually awesome.

T : It drinks easy like a Witbier. That is the most important thing for me here. But, and but, and but, it has a faint crack of dry hop at the end that tells me it's an IPA. That's what I'm looking for. Because this ain't a witbier, and it ain't a typical IPA. So being a White IPA, it scores points for being dead-on. A yeastiness is present and some fruity esters (like banana runts and orange cream) are also surrounding it. What can I say, it tastes pretty alright.

F : It's light bodied right at the tip, and then a rush of electrifying carbonation comes in and livens it up, and it ends semi-dry/semi-creamy. It's pretty on-par.

O : I'm drunk. Deschutes makes good beers, this is no exception. I think everyone should try Chainbreaker if they like Belgian beers and IPA's too. Even if you like just Belgian beers. Or just IPA's. Try it. It's pretty good.

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Photo of kkrxseven
3.56/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ASirahSyrah
4.29/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joeroma5
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of d_kizzle
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NodakEric
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.54/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very hazy golden color.

Overall: This beer has a lot of taste. Starts off with wheat and hops then suddenly hits you with coriander and is citrus packed for a silky smooth finish. Good summer beer, not your typical IPA.

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Photo of Magery
3.89/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billolick
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Pours hazed lighter amber, nice looking fine bubble head,collar and scattered sheeting.

Nose of light bubble gum, lemony spice, yum

Wheat,pepper,Belgian yeast spice note, moderate fruity hop note, more yum.

Light ,zesty, citric, spicy, complex and delicious.

Great summery beer...bring on the salads, cheese and crusty bread

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Photo of Leiermann
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sleeb
4.6/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Cloudy light yellowish, small 1 finger frothy head.

S-Light citrus with a hint of lemon

T-Crisp and slight fruity, somewhat more complex than expected

F- slightly carbonated, smooth finish

O- Not your typical IPA, but an excellent beer. Thank you Deschutes

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Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yancey82
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peachy-tay
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 2,148 ratings