Chinookie IPA - Full Pint Brewing Company

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Chinookie IPAChinookie IPA

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85
very good

435 Ratings
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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 10
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kwjd on 06-01-2010)
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
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2.1/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a Founders snifter on 3/11/13

Best by Aug 2013
Lot 304

Dark honey and copper hues with some mild haziness. It didn't pour much of a head; only about a 1/8th inch. Thin, soapy retention with some drip of tightly speckled lace.

The hop aroma is fairly different; usual suspects with a bit of uniqueness. Pine and oily grapefruit with candied notions and a hints of lemon soap and herbs. Sugar beet sweetness and biscuit.

Tasting the beer for the first time makes the aroma become displeasing thereafter.

Speaking of first tastes, how about a weird mash up of pine/herbal hops, bready malt and something akin to grapefruit cough syrup (if there is such a thing; if there isn't, it needs to stay that way because this beverage is all the world needs of such a peculiarly bad flavor). It's harsh, almost fusel-like.

The body is medium with a rolling, highly granular and gritty feel underneath the oily slickness. Moderate carbonation. The finish is dry and littered with bitter aspirin.

The bitterness is so bad the finish exhibits characteristics of oxidation and burnt charcoal although neither are an actual concern with this beer.

The saddest thing about this is that is seemly like a well-constructed bad beer. Get rid of the damn aspirin bitterness. What a waste of good hops.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This poured a beautiful, thick, dingy orangeish-brown with a modest but staying head.

Smell – The Chinook comes out in force at the nose, definitely dry-hopped, with a small but noticeable malt base.

Taste – The Chinook is a little heavy, so if you like the hop you’ll love this beer but if not you might say it lacks diversity. The malts are second-rate players but present and accounted for.

Mouthfeel – This is big for the style, larger than medium-bodied, with some stiff but withstandable drying.

Drinkability – This one will put hair on your chest. It’s incredibly smooth all things considered.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of HopsMaltWater
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Just opened one of these.
Drinking straight from the bottle.
ABV says 7.1%

Smell is very pungent, the chinook hops are very extreme and citrusy.

First sip is extremely overwhelming.
The bitterness might be too much on this one.

As the bottle warmed up, the floral aroma grew on me.

By the last sip this beer was much more pleasant.

If you like a really hoppy beer, this one will surprise you.

Very bitter, but worth it.

Photo of kramerboy
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy apricort like clouded orange with a nice thicket of white head, speckled scattered lacing. Aroma has a nice deep tropical/citrus fruit note with hints of earthy pine. Flavor nice assertive bitterness with citrus/pine vying for attention. Strong full frontal onslaught of bitterness, sticks around between sips. No cloying booze or sweetness, a bit unbalanced toward the hops (I'm pretty sure that's the intent here with the label stating they "nookied" the beer four times during the boil and "dry nookied" it as well. Tropical fruit/apricot fruitiness is found in here as well, tha works with the big hop additions. Mouthfeel is a bit resinous, medium bodied easy going carbonation. The last bottle I tried to review had some definite carbonation issues so I chose not to pen a review. Since then it looks like they worked out the kinks with their bottling line. Drinkability overall is for the true hop head, but this will make most newbies turn and run. Pittsburgh has a couple solid IPAs including East End's Big Hop, Fathead's Headhunter, and Rivertowne's Old Wylie.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

*review from notes on 8/28/10*

Fairly aggressive pour into my pint glass, nice golden orange body with atleast an inch of white head leaving lots of lacing. Lots of Chinook hops in the nose, great floral smell along with some bitter citrus notes. I'm getting nothing but hops upfront, mainly grapefruit, some pine - much more citrusy than the floral aromas led me to believe. This IPA tastes extremely fresh, a great balance of bitter sweetness. Medium bodied and nice carbonation in the mouth. I hope to see more of this beer make it into my neck of the woods, a great in-state IPA I'd love to have again!

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Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.