Chinookie IPA - Full Pint Brewing Company

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Chinookie IPAChinookie IPA

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470 Ratings
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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 11
Gots: 69 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kwjd on 06-01-2010

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Reviews by dmamiano:
Photo of dmamiano
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

medium hazy orange copper with a small tan head after a hard pour.
Nice mix of bready maltsand sharp hops.
The hops are the dominant factor in the nose. Taste is good. Citric...grapefruit, oranges seem to be favored. Malts try to hold them at bay.
Very bitter in the finish..leaving one a bit 'puckered'.
Solid beer!

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.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #76 (May 2013):

A good IPA, boasts 103.1 IBUs ... pretty insane and tongue scraping from sip to sip. A true hophead’s brew that perhaps is looking for a bit of pain as it slowly tries to wreck the palate.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 6.2%

LOOK: Brassy hue, sudsy topping

SMELL: Citrus zest, minty, slightly dank, mild tobacco, earthy, stone fruit

TASTE: Very smooth, creamy, very aggressive hoppiness, solid bitterness, leafy, pipe tobacco, grassy

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 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.

Photo of prdstmnky
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
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!

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full Pint Brewing "Chinookie"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BEST BY SEPT11 2015"

Quite a nice IPA based around the three C's with Chinook coming through brightly. It's got a delicate, raspy pine quality that's backed by soft grapefruit, pineapple, apple, and berries. The malt displays a medium/medium-dark caramel character and a slight toasty graininess. Where other IPA's might go overboard on bitterness, this one is solid but not overdone (laughingly, the label reads "IBU 103.1" which would hardly be possible with a maltiness of medium girth - it's probably high 70's, maybe low 80's); but then again, the hop flavors aren't overdone either and there's enough, so it's kept in balance. Dry hopping is what really brings the hops through though, and they're nicely 'present' in the mix.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batting third on my evening out at Tulune's Southside Saloon in Johnstown, PA!!! is the Full Pint Chinookie IPA. This beer poured a cloudy golden with simple white head that wasn't real thick. The scent gave birth to pine and citrus....quite nice. The taste was powered by grapefruit to start....with a subtle pine to follow. The grapsfruit hung on the pallet. The mouthfeel was hinder by the over powering grapefruit, ehich left an acidic type feel. At the end of the day I could hang in on a session of this beer.

Photo of tempest
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Abe's Cold Beer, but I wouldn't mind having a few more bottles around. I'm impressed by the depth of this IPA. The aroma is more of pugent, resiny pint, with a hint of biscuit malt, then the flavor dives off into sharp citrus rind and an spicy grapefruit finish. There seems to be a little bit of everything in there.

The finish is dry and biting, just how I like an IPA. And the body isn't too heavy. It's not session-weight beer, but I'd be happy split a 6-pack with a good friend. Check this out. While the flavors aren't the same, the development reminds me of fresh Two-Hearted Ale.

Photo of tone77
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. A bit of floaties in it. Smell is of hops, some tropical fruits. Taste is bitter, hoppy, a bit of tropical fruits, somewhat unbalanced for my liking. Feels medium bodied and bitter in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

Photo of beerthulhu
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Best by july 2013. Lot#288. Consumed 5/2/13.

A: Dirty orange , creamy, milky, buff toned head is slight, shortly holding. Thin broken stratified ring lacing of modest coverage.

S: Leafy celery aroma, some spiciness of floral lemon-citrus. Woodsy, fresh shrubbery with sweet toasted grains.

T: The marris otter provides a deep creamy malt base while the dry chinook hops leave a flowery, pollen like coating on the tongue. Some dry flowery pine and celery, leafy hop cones, with a strong level of dry hops linger quite a bit. A dry malt powdery leave with flashes of toasted grain sweetness peeking out every once in awhile.

M: Milky, creamy mouthful, dry hops with a soft residual malt coating.

O: Overall flashes of malt sweetness mingles with the dry chinook hops and a creamy malt base and residual coating all points to a solid entry and worthy try. I find the malt base quite unique here from the marris otter and worth it just for that.

Photo of hippityhops85
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a darker orange/tangerine with a solid two fingers of head that sticks around for the ride. Nice retention and lacing.

Nose has solid citrus and pine notes backed up by the caramel malts.

Taste follows suit: citrus, pine, grapefruit, and a lingering maltiness. Solid.

Mouthfeel is appropriate for the brew. Medium bodied with active carbonation that lifts the hop profiles off of the palate.

Overall an enjoyable IPA. Nothing outstanding going on here but definitely a solid brew that I would enjoy again given the chance.

Photo of akorsak
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 1L swingtop growler filled at Al's of Hampden today.

A: The IPA has autumnal orange and brown hues, a golden color that is fairly hazy. The pour generated three fingers of white head that left thick lace all around my glass.

S: Lots of citrusy chinook to go around here. The aroma has grass and grapefruit in abundant supply. Plenty of caramel malts emerge as the ale warms.

T: Plenty of malts run around the IPA, adding a full caramel flavor. Other than that, the brief blast of hops are about it. As the ale warms, more hoppiness, citrusy, emerges and generally matches the malts. I was ready to write this IPA off after the first glass, but my last glass has me appreciating the balance and hoppiness more.

M: The mouthfeel is more malty than hoppy, although a strong citrusy presence does linger around.

D: I'm torn. The hop-malt balance is nice but I love a strong hoppy IPA. This one offers the balance with occasional flourishes of hoppy brilliance.

Photo of Beejay
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks mf1462!

A: A very Murky amber brown. Massive white head on this.

S: Has a very fall like smell, almost like wet leaves and grass. Sweet smelling. Very hard to peg down the aroma, perhaps some peach in there as well. Odd.

T: Pretty big hop flavor right up front. Loads of grapefruit. Some malt as well, a bit of tannin flavor and a lingering bitterness. Fairly yeasty.

M: Medium in body, fairly high carbonation.

D: Decent, but not amazing. Still, glad I got to try it.

Photo of Dodo2step
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5


A- hazy pale copper color with poor head and no lacing.

S- pungent tropical citrus fruits. smells like apple, grapefruit and pineapple.

F- strong on the grapefuit and citrus.

M- dry and citrus...just like an IPA should be. simple yet tasty.

O- Not a bad IPA. The flavor and mouthfeel saved it though. It is a nice fail safe if you are out somewhere.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ The Deli in State College, PA

A - Light to medium orange with a yellow glow and a small amount of white head.

S - Grapefruit, pine, some orange zest. Slight sweetness.

T - Follows the nose. A good bitterness up front. Citrus, pine, some herbal notes and a slight caramel sweetness.

M - Light body. Moderate carbonation.

Photo of Rod_J
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An okay beer but not much to write home about. Taste was average as well as the other characteristics.

Photo of BrewUSA
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Full Pint Chinookie

Look 8/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 34/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 84/100

Nice IPA overall, nothing jumps out as memorable. Has a nice malt bill to balance out the surplus of hops. Really easy to drink. Worth a try, yet won't likely seek it out again with a flooded market of stuff I haven't tried~

Photo of mikesgroove
4.6/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

another new one for me i decided to try this one out late night style and cracked it while enjoying some fine tunes.

great pour with a hazy, light amber color and a smooth and even creamy head of white that capped the top nearly perfectly. aroma is deep citrus, grapefruit with touches of bright lemon and a hint of an earthy grain that pops up mid palate. smooth, dry finish with a crisp and clean lingering hop flavor on tongue/

overall really a very solid beer with a great profile and a smooth and easy drinking feel. i could throw this down all night

Photo of buschbeer
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is orangish amber in color with golden highlights. It is topped with two inches of off-white to beige head.

S - It has a citrus aroma that is grapefruit-centric. I also detect some caramel malt.

T - I get a hint of the caramel malt, then it gets bitter. There is just a lot of bitterness throughout the beer. I get a little citrus, but it is just bitter.

M - Medium with some chalkiness.

O - This is not my favorite flavor profile for an IPA. I prefer some more citrus and less straight up bitterness.

Photo of blackie
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

single, The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore

a: twelve ounce bottle into a reuben’s snifter, amber in color with an off-white head that retains a thin ring but rouses easily, some yeasty clouding

s: healthy hop nose - full citrus rind, pine, and a bit of funky tropicals on a fairly standard pale and caramel malt body with a moderate sweetness, big grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, pine sap, resinous

m: carbonation on the low end of the moderate range, light-medium body

t: considerable citrus rind and pine needle hop flavor, body of pale and caramel malts, crackery, the malts and moderate sugars quickly overtaken - turning to a drying, very bitter grapefruit rind and pine sap finish

o: a serviceable to good ipa, the hops are there in strength, some good character, but kind of a single-note especially on the palate

Photo of rlee1390
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy orange, nice carbonation two finger head and some lacing.

S-Rather malty. Too much malt. Some citrus and grass but mainly malt.

T-Too malty for my tastes. The citrus from the hops is there but takes a back seat to the malt. Some bitterness in the finish.

M-Medium bodied, slight hop resins, nice carbonation.

O-Glad I tried, was a nice extra in a trade.

Photo of kirkpjr
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a SA perfect pint.

A: Pours a hazy medium to deep amber with a half finger off white head. Spotted lacing.

S: Light floral and grassy hops. Light sweet malts also present. I'm also picking up some subtle spice - cinnamon like almost.

T: You would never expect such a bold taste from the smell. Floral, grassy, and all things earthy bring a very nice bitterness level. Some pine and grapefruit flavors as well. Little to no malt backbone - which is not a bad thing at all in my book - reminds me Smuttynose's Finest Kind. Solid IPA.

M: Resinous hops. Medium bodied and moderate to high carbonation.

D: Great beer here. Makes me want to seek out some other beers with similar hop profiles. Very easy drinking.

Photo of oline73
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a half finger of off white head. The head fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Citrus peel hops with an assertive malt sweetness in the background. I'm getting some juicy citrus notes along with the straight up bitterness.

Taste: More citrus hops. The bitterness builds to the end of each sip, but at the very end I'm getting a bready malt note along with the hops. Definitely getting some juicy citrus notes here too.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a finish that's not quite as dry as it should be.

Overall: I enjoyed the balance in this beer. Plenty of malt but still lets the hops do their thing.

Photo of weeare138
2.8/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Appears a glowing orange with a 2 finger head of foam that slowly fades away into a thick collar. Lots of scattered bit of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is great. Lots of citrus, and pine sap that makes me want to jump right in.
This is where it takes a nosedive. Taste is bitter overkill to the point that the tastebuds are numb from the bitterness not allowing any of the malt to shine through. It's a sheer abrasive coating of alpha acids along the tongue.
Mouthfeel is astringent, and tough to swallow due to the bitterness. Says its only 103 IBUs(I've had em higher with less of an effect) but the perceived bitterness is way over the top. I'd like it more if the water treatment was changed to lower that perceived bitterness, and the bittering hops were toned down considerably. Love the dry hopping aroma, guys. I'm just not a fan of actually drinking the beer due to the bitters.

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Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
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