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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355ml bottle poured into tulip 21/12/14

A murky pale yellow, enough clarity to see a few bubbles popping up here and there, thumbs width of loose soapy foam has enough retention to leave a thick collar of lace

S pineapple, canned peaches, lots of sweet orange peel, more tropical then expected, coriander, dry cereal, vitamin C chewable's and a little perfume

T much more spice and much less tropical hops, fairly toned compared to the nose, cereals come out a little stronger, just a hint of yeast

M light bodied but frothy from the bubbles, strange even, very slick on the palate almost slimy, spicy rind lingers

O decent WIPA but nothing to really set it apart, the nose was great but it couldn't maintain that quality throughout but still solid

I could drink a few of these under a hot sun, perhaps better suited for a summer day but no major complaints on this chilly evening

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Milky pale yellow, plenty of carbonation in streams and loose. Produces a rich dense white head that leaves a nice little layer on top. A wavy blanket of lace remains; excellent.

S: Good combo of lemon, hoppy orange, coriander, touch of wheat, mild yeast. Very appetizing.

T: The flavors have taken a step back from the intensity of the nose (which wasn't very intense to begin with). Addition of white pepper mid-palate. I would have liked to see more bitterness and/or range of hop flavors. Clean finish, but short. It could last a little longer and still retain its high drinkability,

M: Light bodied, the high carbonation is on its way to being harsh.

O: As it is, it's good. Tasty flavors and excellent drinkability. No flaws by what's in it, only flawed by what isn't. I'm by no means a hop head, but I still would have thought an IPA would have more hop character (otherwise call it a hoppy Belgian White). Still, if I'm looking to put down a 6 pack on a hot summer day, this will be a top contender.

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