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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

435 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 234
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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!

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 07-26-2008)
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Served in a SAVOR wine glass because I already packed my Lawson's glass. Damnit.

Pours a nice light copper color with a good white head and some ringy lacing on the way down. The nose carries a hefty kick of piney hops with some nice resin really pushing through. The flavor focuses more on the fairly-extreme bitterness, and the actual flavor of the hops gets a bit lost in the background. Light-medium body with a dry and very bitter finish. Excellent brew, but not quite to the level of Double Sunshine.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 03:59:36 | More by Thorpe429
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with an amber color verging on copper; a modest head caps the liquid and leaves a few dots behind

Smell: Caramel and pine

Taste: Caramel, up front, joined by piney hops in the middle; the hops linger after the swallow though the caramel can still be detected in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice IPA that I enjoyed thoroughly

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2013 18:56:48 | More by brentk56
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been looking forward to this one for a while, so I was naturally thrilled when I finally received a bottle in trade. Waiting around for a while but finally had to crack it open last night. Poured a very nice hazy amber with a nice thick and sticky three inches or more of head on top. The retention was fantastic and even when it finally did calm down some it still left behind lace that was so thick you could not even see the contents of the glass. Lots of carbonation was visible inside from the very beginning and the also a lot of sediment residing inside both the bottle and the glass. Smell was obnoxiously hopped with huge floral aromas of pine, orange, and grapefruit. A slightly sweet base was apparent, but totally overwhelmed by the hops. The taste was just absurd, such a good thick IPA.. Huge floral hop taste that was just sticky it tasted so fresh. A really huge hop presence with a ton of pine flavors and lots of sweet orange mixed in. Great medium body with a huge bitter dry and sticky finish. Great carbonation through out never let you down. This was just awesome and the bottle went in no time. No hint of the ABV at all which was very nice. Overall this was one of the best IPA’s I have had, with definitely a west coast flavor to it. This is definitely a brew to be reckoned with and came off more of a double to me then anything else. But none the less it was fantastic and really a great experience. I will definitely be looking for more of this, and you should be too.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2011 23:01:25 | More by mikesgroove
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-24-2013 21:42:33 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

5/5  rDev +16.3%

02-01-2012 17:41:03 | More by kjkinsey
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -7%

01-20-2012 05:39:52 | More by ygtbsm94
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-01-2012 18:06:30 | More by Texasfan549
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

12-14-2013 05:30:22 | More by Knapp85
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7%

11-17-2011 05:27:44 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Barry.

Glowing sunset red with a small but lasting head.

Nice spiciness and pine on the nose. Little bit of malt, but not much. Some grapefruit. Has that distinct chinook aroma, but it could use more dry hopping.

Spicy on the tongue, resiny, bitter, tons of grapefruit goodness. Touch of cardboard that I've noticed in other Lawson's beers, but it's just barely noticeable here. Great spicy hop character that melds nicely with the firm but somewhat astringent bitterness that's signature of chinook. Quite the nice little IPA, palate wrecking but delicious.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 06:47:36 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -7%

01-09-2013 19:16:17 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to stowehop for this extra(!). Served in a Sierra Nevada pint glass. Batch #57, bottle #5.

A - Voluminous two fingers of slow-dissipating off-white foam with tons of sticky lacing. Mostly transparent golden orange color with a hint of red to it - lots of bubbles racing upwards in this one.

S - Lots of ripe citrus flavors - orange, tangerine, grapefruit - but also some dank earthy flavors underneath. Tons of sweet caramel and dough sweetness makes for a very balanced brew in the aroma department.

T - Totally unexpected bitterness here that lingers well into the aftertaste - it's not overwhelming, just persistent. Lots of citrus sweetness mixed with caramel malt, and a touch of piney goodness.

M - This is a lighter body, which works for a regular IPA although might be a touch thinner than I like. Soft, lower carbonation, dry finish, with lots of sticky resins.

D - The bitterness is pretty palate-wrecking - not sure if I could have more than a couple glasses of this one. Otherwise it's easy drinking - lower ABV, light texture, mild carbonation.

This brew came out of left field, but I really enjoyed it. Hopefully I'll get to check out some other Lawson's special releases in the future.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2009 00:48:45 | More by MasterSki
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-01-2013 21:41:44 | More by Jason
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Michael, long time huge want of mine here. Wow, thanks.

Beer is sort of amber / copper with a mild haze, nice white head, some lacing, moderate to light carbonation.

Aroma is strong, piny, earthy, nice.

Beer is more bitter than most IPAs and I like that a lot, the forward is a medium bodied beer, not heavy, not sweet. The hops are dominant throughout, it is probably a little too bitter for the level of hop flavor but overall it is an amazing little beer. I'd definitely have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 15:08:08 | More by drabmuh
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cracking this in honor of IPA day.

Pours a fluffy looking 1 finger white head that fades semi slowly as it's reinforced with streaming bubbles up the sides of the glass from the etch at the bottom, lots of lacing, over slight hazy bright golden honey colored beer.

Nose erupts with hops, even from opening the bottle, a big beefy bittering hop, with lots of pine, a bit earthy and slightly grassy, a big chewy hop aroma like fresh hop pellets exploded in my nose, and fairly spicy hop. There is a hint of citrus fruit with touch of grapefruit in the background of the hop with a very slight musty resin. It also has a slight fluffy malt base.

Taste starts with a big earthy kick, lots of pine comes out at first, with a light spicy and earthy hop flavors. Hops also bring a light citrus and grapefruit, with quite a bit of bitterness, a mouth crushing spicy piney hop flavor that leaves a bit of resinous flavors. I can even taste and feel the hop oils caressing my tongue. There is a light fluffy malt base with hints of reddish toasty malts under that trying to hold up the big beefy hop flavor. I'm glad it doesn't have much booze or it would be too much to really drink. The finish is crushing with bitterness, a super long spicy earthy and piney hop finish that just goes on forever, and some hop oils bring a light resin that also lingers.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, good carb.

Overall pretty good, a different take on IPA than most of the ones these days, and complete opposite side of the spectrum than Double Sunshine. This is big and beefy with lots of high alpha acids from the big Chinook hops, with flavors that come on the other side as well, pine, earthy, spicy, etc, with just hints of the citrus and grapefruit. The bitterness lingers for quite some time but still stays fairly drinkable surprisingly. The bitterness begs you to take another sip to get more liquid to cover the bitterness, until the next tide of crazy bitterness washes over and makes you come back for more again, the never ending cycle that I love.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 00:40:30 | More by jlindros
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've had this before, but just getting around to reviewing it now. Bottle from Warren Store, served nice and cold, poured into a Lawson's becher. Hazy amber color, topped with two fingers of frothy off-white head, which receded to a rocky layer of bubbles, leaving random sheets of lacing on the glass. Aroma obviously showcases Chinook, piney, herbal, and citrusy, with a bready malt backbone. The taste is similar, grapefruit pith, pine resin, herbal and leafy notes; bready pale malts in the background, keeping the beer fleshed-out but not too sweet. Medium body, crisp mouthfeel, assertively bitter, moderate carbonation. Very good overall. If you're following this with anything else, make sure you cleanse your palate, because these hops don't quit.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 22:50:27 | More by Rifugium
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-24-2013 01:42:33 | More by SocalKicks
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-30-2013 19:52:45 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 08/26/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting, thanks a lot Brad (ygtbsm94)! Bottle 89, batch 139.

a - Pours a nice golden color with one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of honey, citrus hops, fruity malts, and light pine. Reminds me a lot of HopSlam with the honey and sweetness mixed in.

t - Taste has some nice bitterness to it. Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, and fruity malts. No pine in the taste.

m - Smooth, medium body and low carbonation, easy to drink.

d - I loved this IPA and feel like I could drink it all night. I thought it smelled amazing and wish the taste was a little less bitter, but still a wonderful beer. Would love to try this one again.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 21:08:46 | More by mdfb79
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-30-2013 13:29:14 | More by mendvicdog
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz, gold foil topped bottle. Thanks to Tucker, Ashley, and Josh for hooking me up with bottles of this.

Pours a hazed, but clear dark copper with light carbonation supporting an initially frothy white head that recedes to a nice layer of bubbles with some rings of lace. Pine, mint, earth and fresh leaves dominate the aroma with some sweet malt undertones, but predominantly hoppy. Medium thick, chewy and resiny body sits under an intensely bitter and pulpy beer. Much more hop forward than some of the other Lawson's DIPAs and lacking much sweetness from hops or malt. Pine, mint and earth dominate throughout with some light citrus rind in the finish and a pile more chewy earth. A nice change of pace IPA, distinct from most of the other VT ones currently available.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 23:59:12 | More by yourefragile
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A : Poured a hazy deep orange with a nice white cap, moderate bubbles and lacing. Decent head retention on this.

S: Big pine, just the way I like it. There were some other notes of grapefruit and orange peel followed by...more pine

T: Initially the pine wallops the palate and really sticks around. It is not until about midtaste do I detect the orange peel, grapefruit and light booze. The finish is a little slic, not to bitter but the hop bite is noticable.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated, pine plenty mouthfeel, no major flaw.

O: Outstanding! I know I rated thia bit higher than the Rdev but I really enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 18:27:18 | More by barleywinefiend
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had a glass at the Farmhouse in Burlington VT. Oddly enough, this beer reminded me of the all-Centennial Bell's Two-Hearted Ale. The hops here are certainly bigger, but it's a similar cutting citrus hops chatter with hits of pine and grassy lemon. It's an excellent example of an IPA, but lacks the depth and complexity of a truly great hop bomb. That said, most bars will not have a finer pale ale on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2012 04:15:01 | More by tempest
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

05-25-2013 02:59:23 | More by orangesol
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-28-2011 05:08:55 | More by InspectorBob
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Chinooker'd IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
95 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.