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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

428 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 227
Gots: 17 | 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:
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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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

07-28-2012 04:46:27 | More by oldp0rt
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rickards9

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Small pour at the Vermont Brewer's Festival on 7/21. Waited about 30 minutes in line for this sample.

A- After waiting in line to get to the Lawson's table, this beer looked like heaven. It was my first sample of the night and knowing Lawson's reputation, I fully expected it to be the best.
S- Grapefruit. So much grapefruit.
T- I hoped it would follow the nose and give me a strong citrusy flavor. Unfortunately, this tasted exactly the same as how mowing the lawn smells. If you're a goat and enjoy eating grass, this is probably for you. It was way too piney and grassy for me, especially after getting my hopes up with the aroma.
M- Just fine, nothing special about it. Not over-carbonated but certainly not flat.
O- I'll give this a 3.5 just because the aroma was so wonderful. The taste wasn't my preferred style for an IPA but I definitely respect the craftmanship that went into this brew.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2012 20:35:58 | More by rickards9
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KBennall

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-23-2012 19:42:45 | More by KBennall
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a bright marmalade color. Head is about a finger high and off-white. Moderate lacing. Body is lightly translucent.

S-Smells full of bitter piney hops. Citrus hops are quite expressive as well. Not much complexity bit the intensity is clearly there. Malt is leisurely; because this is all about the abrasive hoppy nose!

T-Big, bold flavors of pine, grass and flowers. Citrus is also stressed. The hoppiness is strong and satisfying. However, I feel that it is missing a certain unspecified component that I cannot precisely point out. Malt is subdued. Bitterness is nearly endless.

M-This beer has the hoppiness of a DIPA but it still has the body of an IPA. Nice and bubbly. Moderate resiny quality. Bitter for days.

O/D-Great, bitter IPA. Not overly complex but it hits all the necessary buttons with ease. I actually enjoyed this more than Lawson's Double Sunshine. Just an exceptional IPA, but there are more than a few that can sit at the same lunch table with Chinooker'd.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 01:27:41 | More by VelvetExtract
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Hunger Mountain Co-Op in Montpelier, VT. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear golden hue with a good two finger white creamy head that leaves tons of thick side lacing.

S - Barely any nose here. Super, super light grapefruit rind and pine with some slight malt sweetness.

T - Some nice malty sweetness intermixed with very strong bitterness. There is a slight floral flavour, no real citrus for me. Maybe even a slight, very faint earthy onion like taste right before the beer get VERY bitter.

M - Mouthfeel Is nice for an IPA. Solid carbonation and a very nice bitter finish.

O - Overall this was a good beer just the lack of nose really didnt help this one out. I dont mind the lack of malts or the bitter finish, thats fine, just with I could get a flavour aside than bitter.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 03:35:23 | More by rudzud
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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-03-2012 19:28:55 | More by funkel81
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-28-2012 19:55:21 | More by TheRuss9585
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AnnArborJoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-28-2012 10:54:15 | More by AnnArborJoe
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-25-2012 00:50:34 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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augie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

03-23-2012 13:39:51 | More by augie
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bpolglaze

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-16-2012 12:57:59 | More by bpolglaze
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This bottle opened thanks to a trade with Emily, a new BA!

The beer has a pretty, mostly clear look that is a healthy orange hue with some gold highlights. Decent ring of head retention and some nice sticky lacing.

The smell is kind of weak, I barely get a aroma even with a swirl of the glass and getting my nose in there. What's there is a nice herbal smell with grapefruit and dry grassy aromas. Some sweetness.

The taste is great, really nice and fresh hops bursting forth. Some nice malt base that has a nice grainy support to the tasty grapefruit and herbal qualities of the chinook. The feel has great oily qualities and a huge lingering finish that is both dry and juicy, bitter and semi sweet.

A very nice complex brew, but the aroma needs work. Maybe chinook is a weak aroma hop? Nice stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 00:08:01 | More by Dreadnaught33
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.8%

02-29-2012 14:50:42 | More by hoppymcgee
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durrrr

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-28-2012 06:55:26 | More by durrrr
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a DFH signature glass. No bottle date present but this was picked up for me about 2 weeks ago in VT.

A: Pours a hazy bright orange color. Half finger off white head. Some sticky lacing bits are left on the glass after swirling. Nice carbonation coming off the bottom.

S: I got lots of piney, resiny hops. But there are some sweet caramel malts in there for balance. The Chinook hop usually gives you nice pine and also some mild citrus, if memory serves.

T: Piney hop bite on the tip of the tongue. It's not overly Abrasive or anything though. Then you get alot of caramel malt and other grains. It's a nice balance, although I like HOP bombers that are not balanced, and wished this one was more like that. Nice crisp bitter hop finish on the close. You are left with that resiny hop flavor in your mouth.

M: Medium bodied IPA, true to type.

O: Very nice single hop IPA. First beer from this brewery and look forward to trying more of them, IF I can that is.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 16:22:58 | More by inlimbo77
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-20-2012 02:28:33 | More by ElGallo
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From 22oz bottle to snifter on 2/4/12
*From notes

-- Thanks, Eric --

A: A slightly cloudy orange. A good pour yields a white .5 finger head. Lovely lacing and a nice, tight collar.

S: Herbal hops and a bit of freshly squeezed tropical juice add flair to the highlight of this IPA.

T: Dry. Very dry, in fact. The chinook is front and center, and this beer showcases it in all it's glory. And for someone like myself (who isn't a big chinook fan), this brew does a pretty decent job of finding balance. There's quite a bit of bite on the mid to finish, and a really green, almost earthy quality to it.

M: Just average. It's a bit thin and flabby oveall.

O: Lawson's Chinooker'd is an above average stab at a single hop varietal AIPA. Not my favorite hop, and therfore not my favorite IPA. For what it is though, it's well put together and easy to drink. Recommended for those chinook hop fans out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 20:39:16 | More by Rhettroactive
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
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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Wasatch

Utah

4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to Hojaminbag for this brew.

22oz. Bomber
Gold Foil/Capped

Poured into a DFH glass a very nice cloudy golden orange color, nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger thick creamy off-white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is mostly hoppy, with some nice malty blend, very nice citrus and pine notes. The taste is pretty hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus/pine note combo. Medium body, kinda chewy, with a nice dry/bitter finish. This is a very tasty IPA. My first from Lawson's, hopefully I can get some other's to come my way. Thanks Ben!

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 12:25:36 | More by Wasatch
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is clear and appears golden to copper in color with a quarter inch of white head. Prominent hops in both the aroma and flavor, though a bready, grainy, malty character causes the flavor to come off as a bit muddled and unbalanced. Malty grapefruit with minimal alcohol presence. Overall, a good beer, but not among my favorites from Lawson's, a superb brewery.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 18:39:18 | More by Huhzubendah
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dunix

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-11-2012 16:21:20 | More by dunix
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of youbrewIdrink. Thanks Joe!

Pours cloudy orange with a 1.5 finger white head leaving excellent retention.

I get a distinct cat pee aroma which is usually indicative of other hops, but nonetheless getting them from Chinook. A little bit of pine and some sweet bready malt.

A little bit of dank piney hoppiness opens up the palate. A touch of the same sweet bready malt from the nose, but more subdued. Finishes with a grapefruit bitterness and somewhat dry.

Fairly light with medium carbonation levels although there is a little stickiness here.

Not a terribly complex beer, but still pretty tasty and probably better than most non-Citra single hop profile beers I've had.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 23:56:53 | More by jmarsh123
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billab914

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by IrishColonial. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tasting glass. It poured a bright orange/amber color with a thin, white, sticky head to it. Great looking beer, loved the color.

The aroma is very juicy with lots of grapefruit and citrus rind showing through along with a little bit of a sweeter, peach and mango flavor. I get some bready, pale malts to it as well. Very nice hoppy aroma to it.

The taste is very dry with a lot of citrus rind and grapefruit bitterness coming through. Again, I get just a little of a sweeter, juicy, pineapple like flavor to it but the dry, bitter, resiny hoppiness is the real star of the show though. Pretty nice hoppy flavors to it though overall.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall I thought it was a very good beer, but I preferred the bight, juicy, tropical fruit hoppiness of Double Sunshine over this one. It was a very flavorful and easy drinking beer overall though.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 17:33:47 | More by billab914
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
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
Chinooker'd IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
95 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.