Chainbreaker White IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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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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Photo of puck1225
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tastes like a hoppy saison. Poured cloudy yellow into a snifter, with thick white head and beautiful lacing. Lemon smell and taste. Citrusy and floral. A hint of bitterness so you know it aspires to be an IPA. Refreshing and good!

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Photo of Nimbus_
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Hazy straw gold. Thin, foamy, white head on top that leaves a slight lacing on the glass.

Smell: Coriander and citrus dominate the aroma. There is some mild wheat notes in the background as well. Very nice smelling.

Taste: Citrus from beginning to end. There's some wheat flavor in the beginning, but by the end it's all citrus and coriander. While the citrus stands out a lot, that actually works really well for this beer, and the other flavors are balanced quite well.

Feel: Crisp and somewhat refreshing. It finishes somewhat dry. There is a moderate to high carbonation on this beer, which throws it off a tiny bit for me. I think it would be better with a little less carbonation, but that's just my preference.

Overall: A refreshing IPA loaded with tons of citrus. The other flavors that add to the complexity make this beer stand out as a really tasty brew with a strong aroma. This beer also has a lot of sessionable qualities despite the 5.5% ABV. I would definitely recommend this if you're looking for another great citrus-driven brew.

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Photo of StanleysCup
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AtaxicGait
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Slarson7
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Colin32
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssgunbond
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Everydayoff
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

355ml bottle poured into an oversized wine glass.

Hazy yellow straw in color, decent white soapy head forms up with good retention. It gradually sinks to some everlasting foamy sheet atop along with plenty of sticky lacing patch and spot.

Banana ester, bold citrus, coriander, clove spice, peppery, herbal, mild bready malt.

Swept all over the taste buds by a big zesty citrus from hops, malt is also there underlying with a little sweet bready touch. In the middle until the end of tasting session, you will get banana ester, significant clove and coriander spiciness as typically found in Witbier while same time also experience some earthiness and a moderate pinch of bitterness alike AIPA. The aftertaste is left with a residual spice, slight nuttiness, and some bitterness.

Medium body, smooth mouthfeel with lively crisp and rather high carbonation, finish is dry and refreshing.

Interesting and worthy with a mix of Belgian Wit and American IPA by pulling the trademark characters of each style come into play, fruity ester and spiciness from Belgian side and clean yet pronounce bitterness from American side.

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Photo of allstar255
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjones5045
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fscottkey
2.97/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: [3.25] Pale straw colored beer. Forms a pretty small (under a 1/4 finger) of white head. It was gone faster than I could type this far. The can lists the ABV (5.6%) and there is a best by date (08/02/2016).

S: [3.00] Clove, banana, lemon grass.

T: [2.75] Similar to the nose with clove, banana, some bubble gum. I don't get a lot of hops over these other flavors. There is a weird sort of soapy taste on the finish.

M: [3.50] The body is decent and the carbonation is right.

O: [3.00] This flavor profile is not my favorite. I dodge Belgian yeast strains because I don't like how they taste. I took a gamble on this one because I hoped the IPA part would impart more flavor. It didn't. This has a very clove forward Belgian beer flavor. Unfortunately it got more pronounced as I kept drinking.

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Photo of Wonderweasel
2.09/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daem3384
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kamahl16
4.48/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MHJeff06
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ByronDBeer
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Hazy yellow, light orange. Almost no head.
S: Banana, bright citrus
T: Banana/wheat/hefe initial taste. Hops comes at the end, a bit harsh and bitter, not too great.
F: Medium body, refreshing, but leaves you a bit sharp with the bitter aftertaste.

So I guess... white IPA, initial hefe but ends with hops and bitterness. Underwhelming combination, but nothing too bad about it; OK.

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

Photo of TSuthard
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Nice bright white head covering an orangish yellow body. Citrus lemon nose with a sweet orange undertone. Restrained IPA without the bite that remains refreshing.

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Photo of aufie
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AricGresko
4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigAl18
3.14/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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