Chainbreaker White IPA | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
85
very good
2,142 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:
2,142
Reviews:
353
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.8%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
538
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 2,142 |  Reviews: 353
Photo of elNopalero
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light and refreshing. This pours a golden straw color.
Light Belgian aroma with a pleasing floral ester
Light coriander notes. Pleasing muted hop presence. Drying finish.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2/27...pours cloudy pale gold with heavy high white foam, lot of lacing. Wheaty corriander nose, almost like a hefe. Orange peels too. Smooth chalky taste, orange peel, peppery. Slight citrus. Subtle bitter.

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Photo of Lightman
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MKrauss
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of boku56
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitch
4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 12 fl oz bottle with a best by date of 13th May 2016 and poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: It poured a cloudy pale golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly but leaves some nice lacing.

Aroma: Strong banana and bubblegum sweetness followed closely by some citrus and coriander.

Taste: Much like the aroma, there is strong banana, honey and bubblegum sweetness followed by some citrus orange and coriander and finishes with a light but lingering lemon zest bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with mid to high carbonation.

Overall: A good mix of Witbier and IPA. This was extremely drinkable and refreshing. I could definitely see myself drinking this quite a lot during hot summers.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigchiquilin
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BWED
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into willibecher

A- Cloudy, blonde/white. Great white head, foamy, with great lacing. Retention great.

S- Refreshing, Belgian yeast, coriander and bright sweet citrus.

T- Sweet citrus, a little spice, and a light wheaty toast.

M- Light body, slight lingering hop bitterness. Carbonation just a little snappy.

O- Really nice. Hops are there but not overwhelming. Not usually my style, but this was good.

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Photo of Bjcomm96
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J-Rice
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RavynX
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssmilkstout
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandiprat2015
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mtn
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pbass0
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dfconnor
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a big fan of the wheat beers, but I really liked this one. Nice balance between the hoppiness and the wheat twang. Had a vague fruitiness about it that would make this a great warm weather beer.

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Photo of rarigney
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BcCraft710
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kte24
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Mild orange appearance with 1/4" head on it, off white. Aroma was nice imparted more citrusy hops than anything else, avoided strong Belgian wit yeast presence.

Taste came up short though for hop flavors. Wheat was substantial. The taste really starts leaning away from the hoppiness in the aroma and stressing its wheat body and breadiness.

Was surprised they bottled this.

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Photo of hashmads
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Slacroix
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
3.75 out of 5 based on 2,142 ratings.
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