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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

437 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 437
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 234
Gots: 16 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

10-31-2013 19:12:18 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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runlikeakenyan

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-02-2014 01:47:17 | More by runlikeakenyan
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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-05-2013 03:32:50 | More by illidurit
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

09-12-2013 19:23:10 | More by CityofBals
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

10-03-2012 15:17:46 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

09-08-2013 00:34:12 | More by sliverX
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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

06-07-2013 22:38:31 | More by vonnegut21
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

06-11-2013 01:48:02 | More by thegerm87
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parris

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-06-2014 03:00:50 | More by parris
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vtbeerandbud

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

01-24-2013 19:27:39 | More by vtbeerandbud
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
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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Phelps

Arizona

3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle received in a trade with CooperEllis into my Bruery tulip.

Looks: an interesting, cloudy grapefruit orange with a negligible head of rosy white that leaves some nice tracks of spattered horizontal lace as I drink.

Smells: exquisite. Pine cones, honey, tangerine, light grapefruit, grass and orange blossoms. Very, very nice.

Tastes: equally exquisite. Starts slightly sweet, with flavors of honey and clementines that fade quickly into more hoppy flavors of grass, pine and orange. A moderate, pithy grapefruit bitterness grips the tongue at the finish and lingers for a long while.

Feels: average. Smooth, medium-light body and moderate carbonation.

Drinks: The problem with single-hopped beers is that they can lack the complexity of a drink that weaves several different varieties together. Chinooker'd falls into this category: it's a solid IPA and a nice display of Chinook, but it's not mind-blowing.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2010 00:12:30 | More by Phelps
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abuliarose

New Hampshire

3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 170, bottle 33.
Poured into a pint glass, revealing hazy burnt gold body under three fingers of yellowed dense head. Some lacing. Smells fresh and hoppy in a floral honey sense. Some resin. Standard IPA smells.
Tastes incredibly bitter up front with a lingering bitterness. Pretty much like chewing on grapefruit rind, but times ten. Some hay-sweet lighter malt peaks through in the middle and a slight meatiness at the end but mostly just good old resiny hoppy bitterness, plain and simple. Very one-dimensional. Mouthfeel is crisp with a slight sappy residue at the finish, medium-bodied with a tingly volume-adding carbonation. If you love hops, this is very enjoyable. As far as balanced beers go, it is more of a sipper than a drinker for me.

Overall a very clean IPA. Very bitter, but well-executed for a single hop beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 01:58:32 | More by abuliarose
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jedwards for bringing this one out. 22oz. bottle - Batch #129, Bottle #30. Poured a bright orange with a semi-hazy clarity and a bright white, skim of a head that quickly dissipated. Big tangerine presence in the nose with some earthiness behind. Taste is somewhat consistent with the nose; however, it is not as sweet as suggested, with an ashy bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium, with an easy carbonation and a semi-dry finish. A very solid IPA; but the ashy bitterness at the finish got to be a little much after a while.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2010 23:24:09 | More by Jwale73
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received this in a recent trade with TheRowan. Great first trade man, and I hope you enjoyed the goods I sent back!

Appearance- Pours a deep amber golden with an abundance of cream colored head-at least a solid two fingers off a mild pour. Lots of carbonation beading up the sides of the glass and great retention on the head. A real looker.

Smell- Smells heavily of piney hops, resin, and grapefruit. Really hop forward with the chinook and very much on the side of pine rather than fruity I find.

Taste- More of the same. Very very hop forward with lots of pine, resin, and bitter grapefruit. Not overly fruity or floral, but a very nice hop punch. However, there is a noticeable malt backbone on this one and the hops really gets milder as the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Nice and slick with good levels of carbonation. Just a touch too malt forward for me in an american IPA, so loses just a hair on the drinkability.

Overall, an extremely solid beer. My first from the brewery and I was very happy to try it. Recommended thoroughly.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 03:16:43 | More by boatshoes
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glid02

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by jophish17 - thanks!

Pours a light copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of citrus - grapefruit and lemon peel - and herbal hops with a pale malt backbone.

Tastes similar to how it smells however the hops are a bit stronger in the taste than the smell intimated. Pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by good amounts of citrus hops with very light hints of pine. Midway through the sip the hop flavors gain a slightly leafy quality and carry through to a moderately bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a very nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I thought this was a solid IPA however judging from the reviews I may have had a bottle that wasn't terribly fresh. Still, it has the makings of a good beer and I'll be interested to try others from Lawson.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 04:33:15 | More by glid02
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bomber (Batch #158, Bottle #40) into a Duvel tulip.

A: Hazy deep reddish amber body with a finger of frothy off-white head. Decent retention and some light lacing. Not bad, but not especially impressive.

S: Powerful, fresh, spicy hop aroma. There's plenty of the grapefruit and pine (as one would expect from a Chinook IPA), but there's also a surprising, intriguing, and enchanting thread of sweet spiciness: cinnamon and nutmeg come to mind. It's wonderful. Some slight malt sweetness also comes into play, but it's at best tertiary compared to the fresh, complex hoppiness. Wonderful.

T: Lots of pine, some citrus, and some lightly toasty malt. Highly bitter finish. Quite enjoyable, but nowhere near as enthralling as the aroma.

M: Smooth medium body, but noticeable undercarbonated. Not the best.

D: The alcohol doesn't come into play, but the intense bitterness does. Not the easiest IPA to drink.

Notes: Picked this one up at the Warren Store yesterday, and was extremely excited to share it with a fellow hophead. We both found it to be a very good, but not quite outstanding IPA. The aroma is by far the best feature, and definitely marks this one as a memorable brew. If only the other aspects were as wonderful.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 02:16:05 | More by woosterbill
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
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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dgilks

Australia

3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden colour with a moderate sized white head. Great lacing. What you'd expect of a good AIPA.

Piney aroma with plenty of grapefruit. Touches of light malt. A straight forward single hop aroma.

Quite bitter with a solid hit of pine resin and grapefruit. Cohumulone is well balanced leaving just a touch of harsh hop oil.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Solid.

This is a purists IPA. Straight forward C hop flavour from the Chinook with a light maltiness. Good.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 08:50:15 | More by dgilks
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

06-16-2014 12:15:30 | More by tectactoe
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Ace1117

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

05-06-2014 19:21:41 | More by Ace1117
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -7%

11-19-2011 20:45:03 | More by Photekut
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

09-26-2012 00:12:08 | More by WeisGuy
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manutdfan

Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

10-01-2013 03:40:04 | More by manutdfan
Chinooker'd IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
95 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.