jake65 (2706) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Light straw colored pour with a small white head. Nose is a bit confusing; citrus, grass, biscuit, and spicey. Flavor is citrus and pine, a little yeast, and some more spices. Lingering soapy/floral bitterness in the tail.
ronaldtheriot (1306) - 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 (810) - 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.
andrepintado (1526) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Cloudy apperance. Thin white head. Light sourness, light bitterness and medium body. Aroma is herby, hoppy and wheat.
Nejhleader (1255) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice straw color. A nice brew with a bit of a citrus wheat mix. Has a good aftertaste of subtle hops.
YigSvartka (86) - Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, nearly opaque yellow with a mid sized, but quickly dissipating head. Beautifully pungent aroma consisting of citrus, hops, yeast and banana. Absolutely delicious. Initially, Belgium white flavours are present featuring creamy smooth banana, bubblegum and yeast, but the finish is mildly hoppy and grassy. Certainly suits its title as a white IPA and is executed very well.
Leighton (11587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 1 - London. Pours cloudy yellow with a light, foamy white head. Refreshing tangy lemon accents, sugary wheat, light bitter hay. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Nicely balanced to finish with more lemon, some grapefruit pith, hints of sweet wheat. Solid.
idalesky (5) - Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good beer for sure, however not perfect. A good thing for people to try that are familiar with Deschutes, but wanting to branch out from Black Butte or Mirror Pond.
AdiBeer (1407) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: lemon grass, citrus, flowers. Appearance: hazy yellow, medium, creamy, white head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, flowers, wheat malts with some grains. Overall: nice IPA, interesting wheat influences. Pint at Yard House - The Link, Las Vegas.
backdaft (227) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a hazy bright golden/yellow. Thin white head leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma is funky yeast, wheat, and lemon. Taste is wheat, pilsner malt, lemon, some spice, and some funk. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Not very bitter for an IPA. More along the lines of a hopped up Belgian Wit.
ShaneJ (559) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel (March 2014). Clear bright golden with suspended sediment, minimal white head, doughy yeast, grassy hops, peppery, lemon/citrus, wheat, medium body, lively carbonation, dry peppery bitter finish. Quite good.