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Chainbreaker White IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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3.67/5
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2,143 Ratings
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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:
#32,763
Reviews:
353
Ratings:
2,143
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
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73
Gots:
541
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Ratings: 2,143 |  Reviews: 353
Photo of Joshuafzylatra
3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyclone
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SWPA_Brew
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcscientist
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I really had only tried one white IPA before, but most any beers from Deschutes are worth a shot, plus it was on tap at happy hour, so I figured I'd give it a go. It's really cloudy, a lot like a wheat, but mellow and at the same time very flavorful, which isn't always the case with straight wheats. And it's not as hoppy as most straight IPAs. As such, I liked it a lot more. Apparently I'm now a fan of white IPAs.

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Photo of CelticBelly1
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tictactisag
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mpalestino
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jtransel
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ronin926
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of electrodes
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.11/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JISurfer
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ticknor22
4.69/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my all time favorites, always a go to in the beer aisle and even better on draft

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Photo of GStone899
3.24/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of travolta
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Opaque straw color with floating yeast. Quickly dissipating white head with somewhat decent lacing.

Nose: Faint papaya and vanilla with some lemon zest and wheat.

Taste: Crisp carbonation with lemon and hoppy bitterness. A nice, slightly sudsy finish. Wheat and a tiny bot of heat coming through at the end.

Notes: Im not sure exactly what to compare this to, as it is the first Belgian IPA I've ever had. Interesting style with many possibilities.

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Photo of SedateSix
3.11/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ProChorus
4.39/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden w minimal head & lacing; beautiful floral, papaya nose; light, crisp, fizzy mouthfeel, tastes kind of like a Shandy but with a bit if hops bite in the back end; It was kind of like a more bitter raddler or a slightly assertive shandy

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Photo of MammothTarantula
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HoppyBastard
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 1-16-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy, straw color with larger bits of sediment floating about, one-finger white head that slowly dissipated until a thin nearly unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is some lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: lemon, bread, wet hay, dank and musty.

TASTE: this is a complex wheat beer, initially sweet lemon citrus and bread, there is some banana and a nice hop profile at the end.

OVERALL: I really enjoyed this beer, something different for me, it's a Belgian wheat beer with a bigger hop profile, the hop profile is not as much as most IPA's but it was enjoyable, I would definitely buy this again.

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Photo of Ardeer
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tkrane
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 2,143 ratings
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