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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

123 Reviews
THE BROS
85
very good

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Reviews: 123
Hads: 486
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 12
Gots: 79 | 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:
Beer added by: kwjd on 06-01-2010

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Reviews: 123 | Hads: 486
Reviews by nhindian:
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4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

When I was at my local distributor in Pittsburgh after a few months away, my friend working there told me to stick around if I could as they were having a little tasting of Full Pint brews. I had to eat dinner, but was able to catch the tail end on the way home. Chatted for a while with their distributor and he even gave me a few bottles to take home! Before the tasting, I've actually never heard of this brewery. It is relatively close to Pittsburgh, located in North Versailles, however it is just getting on its feet. Here's to new microbreweries! The beers we had included this one, the White Lightning Wit, and the All-In Amber.

A - Even after an aggressive pour, I was only able to muster about a finger's worth of head out of this murky, burnt amber colored beer. Cloudy enough to obscure any appearance of carbonation. Moderate lacing from where the head was.

S - The nose of this beer is almost all citrus fruits and slight traces of flowers. Not much pine presence at first, but as it warms up it does seem to round out the nose. Lots of grapefruit and orange in particular.

T - Upon first tasting, this beer really hits you with full rush of bitterness. I haven't had such a hop-forward beer since my first run-in with Pliny. As it flows through the mouth, the bitterness makes way for the grapefruit and more floral tones. I would like to see more of a pine presence than what is currently offered, however. Malt presence is subtle at the end to help smooth out the bitterness a bit, but it's effort is a bit futile.

M - Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Even a few minutes after sipping, there is a noticeable citric bitterness throughout the mouth. Could be a bit smoother.

D - Drinkability is moderate to high. It smells great and the flavor is spot-on, but the lingering bitterness is a bit of a deterrent. Not sure of the ABV of this one or why it's not printed on the label when things such as which malts and hops were used, the original gravity, and IBU are mentioned, but if I would guess on it, I'd put it at around the high-6's to mid 7's.

Overall a pretty solid offering for this up-start brewery. After a few more months I could definitely see this brewer competing with some great beers. (2,286 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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. (631 characters)

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
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%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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 (503 characters)

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.52/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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. (425 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
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. (1,084 characters)

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.