Chainbreaker White IPA | Deschutes Brewery

Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA
BA SCORE
52.1%
Liked This Beer
3.67 w/ 2,143 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HuskyinPDX on 05-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,348
Reviews:
353
Ratings:
2,143
Liked:
1,117
Avg:
3.67/5
pDev:
12.81%
Alströms:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
540
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,143 |  Reviews: 353
Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap served in a pint glass

A - Hazy orange with a one finger white head. Minimal head retention and minimal lacing

S - Very crisp Pils, citrus grapefruit and wheat scents. Also coriander spiciness and orange and apricot smells.

T - Follows the scent except that wheat and orange dominate with a bit of spiciness in the back palate to finish the taste.

O - A pretty good Whitbier, pretty crisp, but not extraordinarily standout. A little above average for the style, and I would get this again since I love whitbiers.

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Photo of gkunkle
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Reidrover
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

true pint at Venti’s Taproom. S.Commercial,Salem. $3.75 ( happy hour) Named "Belgian White IPA. Very hazy yellow coloured beer,unusual, with a nice thick white head. Nice tart,spicy,banana aromas,together with a hint of resiny hop..again unusual but nice. Very spicy,peppery yeast driven taste to begin then a firm resiny hoppiness takes hold. Good mouthfeel to this one nicely carbonated and long after tastes. Overall an unusual and hard to categorize beer, but i enjoyed.

5.9% now

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Photo of schoun
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of beertunes
3.17/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

White IPA? OK, lets try it. Served in bubble pint glass. Poured a cloudy, hazy yellow color with about a half-inch of white head that had OK retention and lots of sticky, clingy lacing.

The aroma had a very nice pine hop scent at the front, with some floral notes behind that, and a bit of yeasty spice around the edges. Just a bit of grain showed up in the background. The hops weren't as bold on the tongue. The yeast-spice blended with the floral notes fairly evenly, with the slight grain tastes playing a deep supporting role.

The body was decent, not heavy nor crisp, and had good effervescence. Drinkability was good, but I can't see myself having more than one at a time. Overall, a fairly decent beer, but one that didn't really trip my trigger. Maybe this combo of of hops and Belgiany yeast just isn't my thing. Certainly worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of kevfujii
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Rifugium
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Deschutes, Portland, OR

Clear yellow-orange liquid with a small, fizzy, white head; minimal lacing. Citrus and fresh hops in the nose, light notes of spice and funk. Crackery malts on the tongue, citrus and piney hops, acidic wheat profile, and spicy yeast. Good for the style. Light-medium body and easily drinkable.

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Photo of MsRif
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Deschutes in Portland, OR. Poured a pale/straw yellow with a fluffy white head that fizzled away quickly leaving only small streaky lacing towards the top of the glass. Had an aroma of citrus, lemon and fresh hops. Taste really brings out the citrus and fresh hop flavor. Very crisp and refreshing.

Light in body with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable! I almost got more of a witbier taste from this than an IPA...or maybe a mix of the two. Recommended.

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Photo of Telestic
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of SirWilliam666
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of gizmodave
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jbakajust1
4.42/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler (filled @ 16 Tons Union Cafe for Base Camp for Beer Fanatics event) into Deschutes Tulip

A - Pours a brilliant hazy golden rod w/ 1 finger pure white head that fades to a med density cap and leaves great lacing

S - Smells of citrus zest, coriander and orange, lemons and grapefruits, herbal notes, peppery, hay, honestly it smells like a Saison w/ the Dupont strain, kind of tart.

T - Taste mirrors the nose, citrus fruits, pepper and clove, pears, grapefruit, tangy/zippy, herbs and spices, basil, tart, light tropical notes in the back end.

M - Light, crisp, dry, bitter grapefruit finish, zippy and tangy, fizzy bubbles.

O - Very impressed, great marriage of IPA and Belgian Esters, lots of citrus, herbs, spices, hops, very complex, refreshing, and enjoyable, had to have a second pour.

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Photo of Elendinn
5/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of Travisnin
5/5  rDev +36.2%

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

On tap @ the Deschutes Brewery & Public House (Portland, OR) on 9/5/11. Served in a 10oz footed Pils glass.

Pours a hazy grapefruit color in the glass, topped with roughly a ½ finger cap of bright-white head. This retains with some rich edges, leaving back a decent amount of spotty lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells fresh and floral feeling, with notes of bubblegum and spice. There is a distinct grapefruit character to this as well, while the whole thing is backed in the nose by a firm crispness from that combo of wheat and Pils malt.

The taste has a crisp bitter twang on the palate of wheat character and fresh bitter fruit. Spice and resins have some strength as well and stretch into the finish, with pepper and lingering musty accents hanging a bit on the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a firm crispness the whole way through the feel. While the alcohol is naturally hid at only 5%, this feels like it could use a little more presence to help pop that bitterness here a bit more.

This was interesting. Almost like a cross between an APA, IPL, and Whitbier at times, which neither of these sides really stepping up and taking control of the overall experience. I’m glad that I gave this try, as it certainly had a unique spin on a couple of different styles but this ultimately didn’t leave a huge impression on me.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale orange, mild head to it. Good aroma of citrus, hops, light belgianesque yeast without the clove (my favorite way).

Taste, mildly hoppy, kind of lacking in that department, can't figure out what kind of beer it wants to be, seems like a hodgepodge of stuff with nothing winning. Almost like wheat was a 10% part of the malt bill. More like a belgian pale I guess than an American anything. Bitterness was enjoyable in it, that was just right.

I think if they upped the hops, this would work. Cool in theory, decent in reality.

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Photo of cbarrett4
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale yellow/off white hue with lemony highlights, decent pure white head quickly fades into a minimal lace, lots of carbonation.

Smell is simple and straightforward: lemon, orange peel, and mild hops. Very fresh aromatically.

On the palate is a lot more lemon and some white pepper with a bit of hops.

Light bodied but with high acidity, low alcohol presence, but good level of hops.

Really light but with an interesting witbier/ipa style thing going on. Worth checking out, though I wasn't filling my growler with it.

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Photo of HugePlume
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap and Bond St.

A- A hazy yellow with an off white head. Numerous carbonation bubbles rising.

S- Hard to put a good review on the nose of this as it was obscured by the food a little, but had a nice spicy note. Would have liked to have picked up more fresh hop aroma.

T- Spicy again, with a clean smooth malt background throughout it, and a little hop bitterness. Again would have hoped for more hop.

M- Nice and light, easy drinking, with ample and pleasant carbonation,

O- A nice easy drinking lighter brew with a unique spice note to make things interesting. Worth a try.

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Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 52.1% out of 100 with 2,143 ratings
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