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Chinookie IPA - Full Pint Brewing Company

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Chinookie IPAChinookie IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

430 Ratings
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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 10
Gots: 41 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kwjd on 06-01-2010)
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Reviews by kkipple:
Photo of kkipple
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed at "One for the Road" in Wexford. Weird, possibly Jersey Shore inspiried name and artwork. Two hop cones in a hottub... hmm... pours into a pint.

A. Darker then most make 'em these days, this is an unfiltered, deep yellow / light copper that, sitting in my nonic pint and with a fine looking inch tall off white head, looks quite English. Some ringing lace on the sides of the glass and little strings of bubbles cap it off.

S. Grapefruit hops, mild sweetness, green, reserved, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale comes to mind. Nothing out of the ordinary, but clean and pretty good.

T. SNPA again with more body. Refreshingly bitter, doesn't try to be too much. Solid hop-bitter finish, some malt to back up. Drinks well for a 6.2%, very well. I like that the ingredients are listed on the side; now all we need is a freshness date.

M. Quite nice, almost creamy, full. Pleasing finish.

Chinookie is bit better than your average local IPA. Recommended if this is in your neck of the woods and you want something easy to put back.

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 csmartin6
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of TTripp725
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of nstroup
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JonBrand
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of dgfool
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of tripelz
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%

Photo of juicebox
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of PretzelsNBeer
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jminch
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ryser2k
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.

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Zonian1
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Adkins1203
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Photo of nhirsch04
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of prdstmnky
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 430 ratings.