Chinookie IPA - Full Pint Brewing Company
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2.1/5 rDev -44.1%
Poured into a Founders snifter on 3/11/13
Best by Aug 2013
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.
03-12-2013 04:14:32 | More by Ryan011235
2.69/5 rDev -28.5%
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.
08-17-2013 00:03:19 | More by weeare138
2.85/5 rDev -24.2%
Hazy orangish amber color. This off-white head does not stay long, but rings up nicely.
This beer smells a bit sour. There is a malt presence and maybe some cheesy hops. Not really extremely pleasant in the nose. Tastes has some more sweetness and some spicy citrus hops. It's got a bitter finish.
It's got a nice body and mouthfeel, but just comes across as being off.
01-15-2011 21:18:27 | More by ZimZamZoom
2.98/5 rDev -20.7%
A ~ Murky, cloudy, thickish looking bronze....
S ~ Either my nose isn't working, or the fragrances escaped my pint rather quickly... I got hints of hops, but everything was very light... older bottle maybe? no code, so I'm not sure...
T ~ bitter, somewhat flat tasting IPA... distant grapefruit mixed with some pine..
M ~ slightly thicker IPA, but terribly too heavy... but decent..
O ~ didn't leave a lasting impression...Its been a pretty good week of IPAs and this one, for whatever reason, would not find its way towards the top...Maybe try one more in the future, a fresh bottle?
06-10-2011 04:05:57 | More by vande
2.99/5 rDev -20.5%
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.
04-22-2014 02:49:36 | More by whiterabbit
3/5 rDev -20.2%
A: This is really not how I want an IPA to look. Pours a murky copper tinged amber. There's all types of black sediment swimming around. The head retention is great and piles over 3 fingers with excellent lacing smothering the side.
N: Grapefruit, papaya, mango and caramel.
T: Red grapefruit, caramel and some mango upfront. Mid-palate brings in some balancing caramel and some papaya. Finishes smooth with loads of grapefruit along with some pine.
M: Medium bodied, smooth, sticky and moderately bitter.
O: This isn't very complex but the flavors work nicely together. It's balanced and not too astringent. Not bad at all but might be better categorized as a hoppy American Amber/Red Ale.
02-17-2012 18:48:52 | More by justintcoons
Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.