mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6094-20131210] Bottle. Mild sweat and citrus sappy pine aroma. Slightly hazy, pale yellow brown body with a quick foamy white head. Citrus bitter and light pine flavour. Medium body. Good, a nice bitter brew. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
RCx240 (99) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy pale gold, frothy white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is sweet, yeast, a hint of coriander and strong citrus. Taste is tart citrus, body is light, carbonation is soft and finish is sharp and astringent. Very refreshing, excellent beer.
Fritz123 (1182) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Aces and Ales in Las Vegas. Flight. Pours a murky yellowish-tan with a fluffy white head. Aroma of citrus, coriander, and cereal. The taste was similar with the light citrus notes mostly and a slight bitter finish. Light and refreshing. Rather boring on the actual flavor.
jfb (4250) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) murky pale golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of peppermint and wheat, heavily phenolic, with some notes of yeast and some gooseberries. flavour is mostly wheat and citrus fruit, again quite phenolic, with a hint of herbal hops and yeast. light- to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
dhatton (97) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange color with half inch of foamy white head. Head dissipates swiftly. Crisp Pilsner aroma laced with citrus and wheat undertones. Spicy coriander, orange peel, and apricot is also noticeable. Taste transitions smoothly from the scent; grapefruit/orange and grain dominate the palate finished by slight spiciness. Not a beer I would crave, slightly above average.
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow with a pillow head. Aromas clove, banana ester, slight bubblegum, slight hint of pine. Flavors slight clove, banana ester, slight faint fruity hops. Medium sweet, slightly refreshing and lightly bitter.
hayduke (3533) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy gold. Nose of citrus. Medium in body. Flavor is citrus and there is a spicy bite in the finish and is more like a wit than an IPA
malrubius (1932) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alberstons. Very pale cloudy yellow with lasting head and lace. Coriander orange bready aroma. Fresh fruity melon sweetness with orange citrus and spicy long bitter and coriander finish. Definitely more on the wit side than the ipa side except for the long spicy bitter mildly tart finish. Nice soft carbo and light body. Good.
ronaldtheriot (1401) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deschutes Chainbreaker has a thin, white head and an opaque, brilliant, gold-yellow appearance, with a small amount of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is a very bright, one could describe it, or bursting, citrus and white bread, sugary smell, and the flavor is of sweet orange, white bread, coriander, a bit of white pepper, and orange juice (think of a magnolia). Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Deschutes Chainbreaker finishes tart and highly drinkable. RJT
Lemke10 (846) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pours a semi-hazy color with some floaties and an frothy off-white head. The aroma is very citrusy for an IPA. The taste is light and very clean with lots of herbal and citrusy note. This is an intriguing brew from Deschutes with a very unique taste for the style that either be a hot or miss with the drinker.