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Chinooker'd IPA - Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Chinooker'd IPAChinooker'd IPA

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

464 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 273
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: plaid75 on 07-26-2008

Our award-winning IPA recipe is chockfull of Chinook hops and bursting with pine and citrus aromas and flavors. Careful, more than one of these will getcha schnocker'd!
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Photo of CooperEllis
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Darn fine beer.

There simply isn't much here to review. It's as the label says - chock full of Chinook hops and bursting with citrusy goodness.

Poured from a 22oz bottle - rare batch# 144 btl #27.

The color is catching simply because of the darkness of the typical golden ipa color is uniform with no cloudyness. The aroma is brisk, sharp, obviously hoppy with a general undercurrent of sour citrus.

The mouthfeel takes a backseat to the taste - it's full of hops. There might have been room for one more hop - or that might have made the batch explode. We'll never know. (not to say it's one dimensional, there is solid layering of flavor under the initial *insert hop-related pun*).

It's drinkable. Very, very drinkable. Happy I finally had the chance to try one of Sean's bottles - happier still that I found the experience to be worth the wait.

(4th)

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ultra fresh bomber from the Mad River Valley, poured into a Lawson's snifter with a creamy one finger head atop a dense honey color ale that appears a glowing orange when held up to the light. Crazy lacing.

Aroma is hop forward, leaning towards the resiny pine territory complimented by some grapefruit rind and pith. There is an apparent malt bill to balance out the high alpha hops, and there are hints in the nose.

Taste is resinous, piney hops:good and bitter, with that grapefruit rind acidic tartness going strong. Those expecting the floral nose and fruity flavors of Sean's Double Sunshine are in for a change of pace with Chinooker'd, as this is a bitter,acidic IPA that makes no apologies for what it is. The high alpha hops utilized are for the hardcore hopheads that beg for that cruel acidic
punch in the face. Slight breadiness detectable,but not unexpected nor unpleasant.

Mouthfeel is slightly oily, chewy hops, balanced carbonation,and on the medium to heavy side. Slight alcohol warming in the throat but nothing aggressive.

Overall Chinooker'd delivers the goods for serious hop lovers in a straightforward manner:this is a bold acidic IPA that is a fastball down the middle of the plate and your palate: gonna be a home run or a swing and a miss depending on your tastes!

Additional notes 7/26/13:
8 weeks of aging has mellowed the dynamic bitterness of Chinooker'd, and resulted in a more balanced flavor for my taste.

Chinooker'd IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
95 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.