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Chainbreaker White IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA
BA SCORE
3.67/5
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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:
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Added by HuskyinPDX on 05-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,358
Reviews:
353
Ratings:
2,143
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
540
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,143 |  Reviews: 353
Photo of Honeybourne
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smekermann
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjdevel
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look:
1-2 finger head out of a 12oz. bottle. Hazy pale yellow/gold color. Head fades, but nice lacing and occasional larger bubbles continue.

Smell:
Very floral scent. Hops are very evident. Smells of pine, grass, spices, citrus, and earthy. Slight malt, like a Saison.

Taste:
Strong burst of bitterness and coriander at first, then a strong combination of hop and citrus flavors push through. It gets slightly sweet for a bit, but then it seems to move towards a bitter/sour acidic tang. The beer dries out and upon trailing out, the citrusy hop flavors come back. Belgian yeast flavors are very strong throughout. Biscuity and bready.

Feel:
Surprisingly medium. I assumed it would be on the lighter mouthfeel by color and style but feels fuller in the mouth.

Overall:
Really good. Fuller flavor than expected. Belgian yeast, citrus, and spices very apparent.

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Photo of cleve1212
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Parmesan
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Masonpp85
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wanderlust_Ink
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Josholson666
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of wander4
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrTcell
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JamesBAR145
3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Eddie_Kobane
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MattGrimley
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MCano
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lambdon
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerekAFranks
4.64/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TooGood
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy pale yellow with quickly dissipating 2 inch white head, leaves decent lacing. Smells of slight citrus with a hint of banana. Taste is quite similar to a farmhouse ale with banana showing up again. I get a slight off taste (metallic) on the finish.

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

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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