Chinooker'd IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids
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Reviews by mikeyv35:
4.13/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Type: 22oz. Hand Bottled Bomber
Vintage: Bottled 05/16/2013, uber fresh 1 day old!
Glass: Heady Topper Stemless Glass
Slept in my truck outside the Warren, VT municipal building after a long drive all thru the night. When the Warren General Store opened at 8am. I wiped the sleep out of my eyes and walked in hoping to see a massive cooler full of different Lawson's brews to select from. I was wrong. I had to wait until around 10am. for Lawson's to deliver like 12 cases of the one brew they stock each week (on thusday which it was). This was not a bad deal since I had breakfast at the store which has awesome all organic stuff. Was hoping for Double Sunshine or Hopzilla, but this week happened to be Chinooker'd. Don't know what to expect from this one, but I hope I don't get Schinooker'd!
A day later, back in NYC (Staten Island, to be exact), this brew poured a light chestnut in color w/ a 1 finger white head w/ good retention that produced nice sticky lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, mandarin orange, fresh cut grass, and dope. The flavor was of huge grapefruit up front, leading into pine and herbal resinous bitterness that seriously lingers. Medium bodied and finishes very dry. Very refreshing initially and the dryness keeps you coming back for another sip.
Overall, not my cup of tea in a DIPA as I am a big citrus kinda guy that prefers mild to moderate bitterness levels, but it is a well made beer that tastes as fresh as Vermont. If your the type of hop head that wants in yo face bitterness that lingers and lingers like my friend TheRemyLabeau obviously likes, then this is your perfect 5.0 DIPA. Either way, very well made stuff that is typical of Vermont freshness that literally goes right to yo head as I was in the bag after the 22oz. bomber was finished
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2013 08:23:12 | More by mikeyv35
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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 429 ratings.