Chainbreaker White IPA | Deschutes Brewery

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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA
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3.67/5
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2,145 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

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Added by HuskyinPDX on 05-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,056
Reviews:
353
Ratings:
2,145
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
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Ratings: 2,145 |  Reviews: 353
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Stevedore
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed, light straw yellow color and quite pale at that. Soapy head forms and has decent staying power, lacing the glass professionally.

The nose has elements of a wit with a hay, lemon and spice scent. Intermingling with the wheat notes, there is ample floral, herbal hop notes that are somewhat pungent.

In the flavor, plenty of hopped up wit flavor with bread, cracker, citrus, acidity, herbs and pine. Solid bitterness to suit the malted wheat base, quite refreshing, though still earthy. Has a lot going on but nothing sticking out of place, that is unless you consider the hops, which are implied by the IPA tag given to this wheat brew.

Medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated brew. Finishes with a leafy hop and Belgian yeast kick.

Overall, this is another nice example of the white IPA. A beer like this could be considered the American answer to the Belgian IPA. Of course the style varies considerably, there are still many similarities. Pretty good stuff from Deschutes Brewery here. Refreshing.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of pat61
4.24/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A cloudy straw colored beer with a pillowy white foam cap. Big citrusy hop flavors and aromas blend with orange and coriander. Light, a little above average carbonation, refreshing.

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Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by July 19, 2012.

Gorgeous hazy straw yellow colour with a big billowy head of foam.

It smells all sorts of good... spicy and hoppy with plenty of coriander and light mixed with lemon citrus.

The taste follows suit; nice coriander and light peppery notes with strong backing of lemon citrus with a hint of honey like sweetness.

This is a very tasty and refreshing brew that delivers a lot of taste and has a nice smooth mouthfeel. I like!

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 6'er tonight at the 16th St. Albertsons... Paid about $8.50... Poured into a tall goblet... 2 finger white head has great retention and lacing... the brew is hazed pale yellow... maybe a touch darker than a standard witbier, but I could be imagining things.

Nose is I guess what I was expecting... a citrus hopped witbier... slight lemon note and maybe some orange peel.... Coriander? I think, but it may get lost in the light hoppiness.

Definitely getting coriander on the palate... the spicing brings this back into the witbier realm for me... barely enough bitterness to put this in IPA land... light hoppiness mid palate and on to the finish... a bit of yeasty phenols .. with warmth, the wheat comes out a bit more and adds a nice layer of complexity..

Body is light/medium with a good carbonation.. very very drinkable.

4/3.5/3.5/3.5/4.5

This brew should not be released so early... this is a summer brew.... a summer stunner... and should be in cans ;-)

I rarely buy witbiers as most domestic examples seem to balanced toward the spices or are too light body... this brew is perfect for summer sipping and lawn work.... I will make sure my wife (who loves wits) gets a bottle or two... I bet she has a new favorite.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of wrightst
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of tigg924
4.42/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another beer that I would guess the style but is really good. This one does not have the amount of hops that I typically associate with a Belgian IPA. What it does have is a big burst of fruit and juiciness. Taste is peach, coriander, wheat, Belgian spices, and slight earthy hops at the end. All of the flavors seem to pop. A very light and semi-sweet beer. This is one I could drink several of, especially as it gets warmer. Really well done.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, best by 12/14/12,

A: Pours a cloudy light gold, looks like a witbier. Big frothy white head, limited lace.

S: Coriander and orange, grassy hops.

T: Good upfront spice flavour, lots of coriander. Earthy hops with some grapefruit. A nice balance with flavours.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp, juicy, nice aftertaste.

O: White IPAs are one of my new favourite up and coming styles and it seems Deschutes has pioneered this. Like a mini Conflux No. 2, real good flavours, great price, I like it.

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Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of wordemupg
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: A strong carbonation factor within a pale lemon color that has a small tint of haze. The head is foamy of 2 fingers, and fairly well lasting with a bright white gleen. Random lashes of lace.

S: Pale citrus, wheat, lemon with some breadiness and a slight hint of muskiness.

T: Flavor was pale lemons, bready, some muskiness, hint of spiciness, zesty oranges, and pale stale lemon finish.

M: Good carbonation, bready feel, lighter end of medium feel substance wise.

O: Overall has some yeastiness, spicing is moderate though a bit muted and hardly wow worthy. The hopping is adequate but a bit linear, carbonation could of used some snap. Body is light enough for summer use. End result is somewhere between ok and good. C+.

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Photo of jbaker67
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of DucksFan16
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
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 hozersr
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 2,145 ratings
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