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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Tuesday Tasting: Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA

Tuesday Tasting is a regular feature of Lyke2Drink that explores some of the best beers, wines and spirits on the market. This week we sample a white IPA from Bend, Ore.

Deschutes Brewery was founded in 1988 and has built a reputation for making some of the best assertive beers around. Hop Henge, The Abyss and The Diisident leap to mind. So a beer like Chainbreaker White IPA, with its subtle touches and bright flavors is refreshing twist.

Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA pours a cloudy light yellow color, with a whispy head of white foam. There is plenty of citrus aroma in this beer. The flavor shows the wheat, with spice and citrus running through the drink. Light, yet memorable.

Made with wheat and pilsner malt, Cascade and Citra hops, orange peel and coriander, Chainbreaker is 5.6 percent alcohol by volume and 55 IBU.

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