Friday, August 16, 2013

Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA

The Deschutes Brewery is in Bend, Oregon. They have been brewing since 1988. This is a 5.6% ABV beer brewed with wheat, hops, Belgian yeast, coriander and sweet orange peel.

The beer pours a hazy pale yellow in color. There is nearly an inch of pure white head like whipped egg whites. The aroma is very floral, marigold and geranium, with some melon, citrus and spice, all over a toasted wheat. The taste follows the aromas, with a very light tart note underlying the floral, fruit and wheat. The spices are mild and the bitterness is low to moderate. It has a light mouthfeel and is refreshingly carbonated. This tastes more like a well hopped farmhouse style beer than a white IPA to me.

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