Monday, January 6, 2014
Deschutes Brewery Chainbreaker White IPA
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Deschutes Brewery Chainbreaker White IPA. After having touring the Deschutes Brewery and tried a number of their beers I decided I need to review everything they produce. I’ve long been a fan of their Black Butte Porter, but their other beers are stellar. On the tour I learned that Chainbreaker White IPA is the only beer they use a different yeast strain for.
From the Deschutes Brewery website: “Deschutes is taking you into the next beer frontier. Brewed with wheat and pilsner malt; this IPA displays beautiful citrus aromas from Cascade and Citra hops that meld with the esters of Belgian yeast. Think thirst quenching hopped-up wit beer with enough IBUs to warrant the IPA name.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy golden color with a fluffy white head and great lacing.
Aroma: Citrus – lemon, grapefruit and orange peel, pine, coriander, wheat and an almost barely there hint of Belgian yeast.
Taste: Citrus, floral and pine hops, clove, sweet biscuit malts, wheat, coriander and a certain Belgian flair in the finish.
Overall: A great mix of Belgian and IPA styles, Deschutes Brewery Chainbreaker White IPA is refreshing and delicious. At 5.6% ABV I highly recommend this beer. An exceptional beer from an exceptional brewery!
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