I had the opportunity to taste test White IPA A versus White IPA B a few years ago when in Portland’s Pearl District I happened across the Deschutes Brew Pub. It wasn’t any kind of special event that I was specifically invited to, but rather Deschutes offers tasters of their Beers To Come to the public. It’s a great program that let’s the average Bearded Joe Craft Beer Drinker feel like they know what they are talking about when they drink a beer. I’m pretty sure I wrote something about "the fruity frothy white reminds me of a shaken not stirred Welch’s white grapejuice" kind of ignorant bullshit.

But the IPA, Wheat at a medium ABV of 5.6% packs just enough IBUs at 55 to please multiple camps of beer drinkers–enough to satisfy the hardcore heavy IPA thrashers who wake up to a smoothie of Ninkasi Tricerahops and Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, as well as the lighter Belgian Wit loving orange and coriander flavor savorers. Brewed with pilsner malt and both malted and unmalted wheat, Chainbreaker White IPA has enough citrusy IPA guts from Bravo, Cascade and Centennial hops that meld with the esters of Belgian yeast to make it the best of both worlds. This is the beer Blue Moon dreams it could have been at night.