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Chinookie IPA - Full Pint Brewing Company

Chinookie IPA
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85
very good

343 Ratings
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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%


Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kwjd on 06-01-2010)
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 23:52:50 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
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whiterabbit

Ohio

2.99/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - copper amber hazy appearance. Nothing noteworthy, not offsetting, just not inviting. No head, and no lacing.

S - earthy, some pine, fairly pungent, yet one dimensional

T - bitterness comes first and foremost, and lingers. Missing any layers. Malt tries to balance, but this is again, a one dimesional bitter beer.

M - I take this as light to monderate. Thin best describes it. Lingering bitterness

O - overall, I am disappointed, chinook hops definitely present, maybe over done. I like bitter finish to my ipa's, but this was just bitter throughout. I did not get any fruit, if its there, it's the pith, not the peel. This one missed for me, and is a one and done.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 02:49:36 | More by whiterabbit
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RoyalT

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 21:56:26 | More by RoyalT
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glass_house

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-16-2014 17:31:02 | More by glass_house
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2014 04:13:00 | More by Zonian1
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durwood64

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-12-2014 23:29:48 | More by durwood64
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cupcake24

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

04-11-2014 00:03:04 | More by cupcake24
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-10-2014 00:28:16 | More by ZEB89
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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-30-2014 21:58:59 | More by Trapipa
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kep49

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-22-2014 21:56:03 | More by kep49
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nhirsch04

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-13-2014 12:51:03 | More by nhirsch04
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Zanico

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-12-2014 21:35:30 | More by greg4579
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Miles228

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-05-2014 01:43:54 | More by Miles228
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psugrad98

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours rusty amber in color. Slightly hazy with off white creamy head and nice lace. Lazy bubbles float to the surface.

Smells floral with hings of pineapple or mango. Slightly sweet with tropical fruit notes balanced well with a hop bitterness. Tangy and dry, finshes a bit astringent. Bitterness lingers long after you've finished.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 19:44:10 | More by psugrad98
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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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d5001986

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

A: Pours very cloudy amber, with minimal off-white head.

S: Very floral with orange and tropical fruit.

T: Bitter grapefruit and orange, floral with slight pine. Bitterness lingers on the tongue.

M: Clean, almost watery light body.

O: Nothing impressive here. Too bitter in my opinion, it's just 'okay'.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 00:19:13 | More by d5001986
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-11-2014 15:23:50 | More by pcsnyder
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Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-03-2014 02:08:33 | More by tommy5
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-01-2014 16:28:24 | More by DeFaz
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Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
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