Chinooker'd IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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Reviews by AndyAvalanche:
4.13/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 oz bomber poured into a large Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid is pretty dark for an IPA. Looks close to amber in color with some lighter tones in the area where light passes through. The beer is well filtered and has excellent clarity. Orange cremecicle colored head, better than average lacing.
Smell is good, but I'm pretty bias I guess, because I like Chinook hops a lot. You gotta let this guy warm up a bit and once you do you get a very nice hoppy IPA that emanates aromas of grapefruit and pine, pretty straight forward and good. My only knock is you gotta wait a bit for it to warm up, not too strong of a smell.
Taste is even better, there's actually some initial sweetness and it has a good malt backbone, hence the color and flavor. After the initial sweetness there are lots of grapefruitey tones and plenty of citrus zest. Also some nice pine notes. The pine isn't too earthy, almost slightly sweet.
Mouthfeel is good. More full bodied than expected. Pretty dry, maybe even a little more than it needs to be. Despite the dryness, it's very clean, a nice dry, bitter, and clean finish. Still pretty drinkable overall. Still, quite a quality beer, happy to have tried it.
HUGE props to Rusty18 for bringing this one back! You're the man!
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2012 02:24:08 | More by AndyAvalanche
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4.84/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Amazingly smooth and balanced, maybe one of my favorite beers ever. Literally not a hint of bitterness or rough aftertaste. Super piney, more like a great pale ale then an IPA. Maybe that's just because I'm so use to the world of doubles and triples and super hoppiness that we live in and have forgotten how great a simple IPA can be.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2014 22:43:27 | More by mjstacker
Chinooker'd IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
95 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.