Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA
From Deschutes Brewery – Chainbreaker White IPA subdues the palate with serious hop business – Bravo, Citra, Centennial, and Cascade hops instigate a juicy electric current. This not-so-subtle introduction paves the way for the heart and soul malt profile, including Pilsner malt, malted and unmalted wheat, and a few flaked oats. Sweet orange peel and coriander gems circulate the space between seemingly fresh-squeezed, spicy citrus and wheat subtlety. Wheat and hops unite!
Deschutes Brewery – Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA – 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass – 5.9% abv.
Appearance: Pours a bright cloudy yellow with visible sediment in the body. Not much of a head on this guy, within seconds the foam subsides to a thin film.
Aroma: An aromatic battle of spicy wibier aroma and citrusy hop. In the end, the spicy fruity yeast nose prevails. As the beer warmed up, the more hop aroma I got. Right after pouring I could only smell wheat beer aromas.
Taste: Fruity spicy Belgian like yeast, some citrus peel, coriander. Finishes spicy and bitter and slightly metallic. Alcohol is hidden well.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, active carbonation.
Overall: A very assertive witbier. It drinks easy, but I wouldn’t consider it an IPA. To the beers defense, my palate and nose is calibrated for extreme California style IPAs.