Chainbreaker White IPA | Deschutes Brewery

very good
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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale shade of yellow nearly looks like that lemon haze that Hoegaarden has bright egg shell white head with fine even banded lacing. It smells great citrus notes, slightly spiced not overkill like some of the east coast versions I've had, this is balanced wheat accent combine nicely with the hops in this brew. The flavor has spices, bread, coriander, citrus peel bitterness a bit of candied lime, soft coriander/lavender notes very herbal middle, and the sharp wheat notes make it all work together so well on the palate. Great food and beer pairing would be some mahi mahi fish tacos off the top of my head. Mouthfeel light to medium bodied slightly creamy texture from the wheat base, and has a nice dry spiced finish nothing over powers the other aspects of the beer well balanced White IPA...I believe Chainbreaker is a trailblazer. Overall I'm happy with this beer in every way.

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Photo of rydev24
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Hophead21
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of zapahoppa
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Samber79
2.25/5  rDev -40%

Photo of kbuzz
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of beermemarge
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to glass. Hazy light yellow, strong foamy white head. Carbonation lowered quickly. Smelled slightly fruity and flowery with a small amount of hops. Soft taste, not aggressively anything. Lemon, sage, tiny amount of bitterness. Medium mouth feel. Tasted more of a whit or wheat beer then IPA. It was a good beer, a very mild IPA.

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Photo of nyrblue2
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of emergency_beef
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Mikeb8
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of ChicagoCane2001
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of cdog707yo
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, best by 7/13/14 on the label.

pours a hazy very pale straw color, with big soapy white head. great head retention all the way through drinking the glass. any hops in the aroma are overpowered by your normal witbier aroma - wheat and lemony herbal yeast. taste is similar, but the with a hoppy aftertaste. medium body and higher carbonation.

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Photo of HoppyToday
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of neckbeered
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of NatetheGreat
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice, refreshing brew. Light, hazy color w/rocky, white head. The nose is lemony and herbal and some things in the mix that are hard to place but create a nice aroma profile. Very smooth, solid wheat base with notes of citrus, though not a lot of specifically Belgian esters. Good beer, approachable and drinkable, creative yet not mind-blowing.

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Photo of Andyyyyyy
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. It's definitely a unique taste for a white IPA. Has a great smell, great body, and is very smooth going down! Easy sipping beer for a warm day when you don't want the full body of an IPA. Great starter IPA for anyone not quite ready for the full hippiness of IPA's.

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Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of kluender
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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