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Chinookie IPA - Full Pint Brewing Company

Chinookie IPA
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85
very good

342 Ratings
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Ratings: 342
Reviews: 105
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:
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(Beer added by: kwjd on 06-01-2010)
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admccabe

Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured from growler (got on tap at bottle shop) into pint glass. Mid to Light amber color
S- Smelled lightly of citrus and pine
T- Very hoppy, immediately. Tasted some bitterness similar to that of a grapefruit, delicious!
M- Very crisp, had a fruity aftertaste. I loved how aggressive the hops were in the beginning and it had a nice finish, no lingering of any unwanted flavors (IMO)

Definitely love this IPA, I think its from around the Pittsburgh area, so I'm lucky that my local Philly bottle shop had it on tap. Definitely an IPA I would pick up again. (Modest price: $17 for a 64 oz growler)

Serving type: growler

05-04-2013 22:29:04 | More by admccabe
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Florida9

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the growler into a Middle Ages nonic pint glass. Forms about a finger's worth of creamy off-white head. Decent retention and some light lacing. Beer itself is a slightly hazy darker amber in color.

S: What I can smell, smells pretty good, but the aroma is quite faint. Mostly grapefruit, some pine and a little caramel malts.

T: This one comes off quite different than most IPAs and I'm not sure I care for it. Starts with an intense, but fleeting, caramel malt sweetness. It quickly dissipates to mild citrus hops, but they fade rather quickly as well. Then the beer goes watery before a piney bitterness comes around on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with lighter carbonation. Mild bitterness.

O: Having brewed with Chinook in the past, this beer is surprisingly unfamiliar to me. Would've expected something a little bit more intense and with a lot more pine. A bit on the sweet side for my taste as well. But, overall, this is still a good, quite drinkable beer.

Serving type: growler

10-28-2011 01:29:19 | More by Florida9
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a 1L growler of this to share whilst watching the Penn State game outside at shertz's house. Poured chilled from the growler into a tumbler

A - A dark amber the color of peach nectar w/ thick bone white cap, lace clings adequetly

S -The smell is moderate bitterness a little under bitter actually with a more herbal and slightly lemony hop odor, slight floral aspect with a light pine tinge

M - The feel has moderate asrtingency and bitterness, however the resinous hop oils are present and carbonation is medium with a semi-dry finish, and medium body overall

T - The flavor is very good with a citrus hop note that has some pine aspsects, but generally comes off as A c-hopped IPA without an overly aggressive bitter taste, more focused on citrus and herbal flavor hops which is nice and the malt seems to anchor the flavor well

D - Theis is very tasty and well brewed I hope to enjoy more from this brewery based on this beer -a nice amount of hop flavor and it doesn't overextend and give a lot of astringency which to me makes for a highly drinkable IPA

Serving type: growler

09-15-2010 16:30:59 | More by Slatetank
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -5%
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.

Serving type: growler

09-06-2010 02:22:10 | More by akorsak
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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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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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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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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lot 429, Best by June 2014. 12 oz bottle.

Pours a slightly hazed, dark golden amber with a thin, tiny bubble off white head. Light, smooth chinook nose of pine. Full bodied, medium thick with strong carbonation and a nice dank, pungent pine bitter finish. Robust malt body, caramel and slightly sweet, helps balance the intense pine bitterness. A little citrus tries to slip into the flavor as the beer warms as well. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 23:45:46 | More by yourefragile
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/2014. Slight gusher upon opening. Pours hazy deep orange copper color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, tangerine, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with bright citrus/pine hops and light-moderate malt presence; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pine resin, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Sizable pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pine resin, floral, grass, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice bright citrus/pine hop flavors with a light malt presence; with a fairly dry finish with no cloying bitterness. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very crisp and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. Good complexity of bright citrus/pine hop flavors with light malt presence; and very crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 00:41:10 | More by superspak
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Best by APR 2014" printed on bottle.

This one needs a slightly aggressive pour. I got a little more aggressive as I was pouring and still only got a half finger of off-white head. The body is a caramel-ish orange tone. The head went down to a ring and a dusting rather quickly, and it tried to lace, which slowly slid back down into the beer.

Caramel and a little grain start off the nose, but are quickly taken over by excellent light tropical hoppiness. A little pine, a little resin, a light floral note mix with mandarin orange and light mango.

Pine up front mixes with a crusty bread flavor. The pine continues into a floral flavor with a little orange peel. Taste seems a little different than the nose in this manner. A little mandarin orange is noticed as a compliment when searching through the taste.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. The carbonation is light and pleasant. It leaves a little residue near the back of the tongue and finishes quite dry.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 16:16:03 | More by CFHMagnet
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mattcrill

Ohio

3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Piney and resiny hop notes assert early and often. Low fruity esters and a touch of caramel sweetness are beaten into submission by the hop aromatics.

Appearance: Ruddy deep amber pour with a low off-white head. Head retention is fair.

Flavor: Prickly, bitey hop bitterness up front. Pine and grassy hop flavors assert mid-palate. Light caramel and bready malt accents after multiple pulls. Balance is firmly bitter. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is bitter and lingers.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and medium-high carbonation. No astringency or alcohol heat.

Overall impression: A piney, punchy American IPA. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 01:05:38 | More by mattcrill
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stewart124

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with very nice off white head.

Piney in the nose. Grapefruit and lemon as well.

Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Beautiful hop profile. I would imagine that it's 100% chinook. Nice malt bill. Light caramel notes and some biscuity characters.

Really easy to drink and I believe this gets even hoppier as I get into it. Finish is pretty dry with pine to back it up.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 00:53:30 | More by stewart124
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blackie

Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 23:33:11 | More by blackie
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Zormac

Ohio

4.78/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I really enjoy this beer from start to finish I am currently on number two for the night. this beer has everything I like about an IPA it smells like grapefruit zest with a very shallow hint of pine. taste like grapefruit peel extremely bitter (but that's what I like) with very small hint of sweet the mouth feel of this beer is wonderful and coats the entire mouth the after taste lingers with grapefruit and a sappy pine. I love this style of beer. sorry I don't use proper terms but I say how it feels. again I enjoy this beer

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 21:34:20 | More by Zormac
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

2.69/5  rDev -28.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 00:03:19 | More by weeare138
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SSS

Quebec (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite bitter back note. Actually there are many bitter notes to this beer. It is very pleasant if you are an IPA fan. I could recommend this beer as it stand up nicely and is full of pine flavor as advertised. I drank this in Florida of all places as there was a mix and match sale.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 02:05:34 | More by SSS
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dense, thick head bursting with resin that leaves big rings of lacing. Highly aromatic with big notes of citrus hops and a caramel back. Turbid, straw-sienna color. Start surprisingly bitter. A bracing, pine-sap hop bitterness hits hard and fast. It transitions into a poignant, highly bitter citrus rind flavor (those 103 IBU's are showing!). The finish is lingering citrus rind bitterness that is medium bitterness.

Overall, I'm not sure. It's interesting in that it has a very slight caramel-like quality behind big notes of citrus rind and pine sap. Definitely more bitter than I like my IPA's, and I especially dislike when the hop bitterness is cumulative and lingering (destroys my ability to have anything else after). But, this is going to be great if you LIKE those things. I am going to just chalk this up as another "extreme" IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 01:41:43 | More by TheSSG
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pweis909

Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Lehigh International Airport. This beer was the first pour off a freshly tapped keg (does that mean anything?). The beer tap was just labeled Full Pint IPA - I'll assume it was this one as there doesn't seem to be too many other possibilities.

A= Orangey, with a cream-colored head. Good lacey bubbles.
S= There was a pleasant hop aroma. Initally, it conjured the interior flesh of an orange, which was replaced by a stronger, saturating grapefruit rind. However, it didn't stand out as chinook to me. I assume that's the meaning of chinookie?
T=minimal sweetness, not excessively bitter. This is well balanced.
M=Slight slickness in the mouth. Neither very interesting nor distracting.
O=If I didn't have to catch a flight, I would have stayed for another.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2013 19:22:36 | More by pweis909
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This brew pours an opaque copper color with a tan colored one finger head, remnants of which stay on the top of the beer until the end. Good lacing and carbonation.

The smell is strong with grapefruit and pine hops. There is a little orange and floral hops smell as well. There is also a roasted malt and caramel smell. If you let the brew warm up for a few minuets you will detect a smoky smell.

The taste, happily follows the nose with grapefruit, pine, orange, melon and caramel all hitting the tongue in quick succession, one right after the other; very well balanced.

The mouth feel is thick and chewy then oily on the back end. Oily, piney hops sit on the tongue after swallowing.

Overall this is another winner from full pint in Pittsburg, PA. This is a very well balanced IPA and deserves to be near the top of any hophead's "go to" list. If you like a well balanced IPA, and who doesn't, give it a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 18:03:59 | More by microbrewlover
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nickfl

Florida

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours with a small head of white foam on a hazy, amber brown body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves light lace.

S - caramel and lots of spicy and pine hop character with some sweaty sock notes.

T - Toffee and pine up front. Some sweaty notes and caramel in the middle with more of the same and robust bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry, harshly bitter finish.

D - The aroma is nice, the flavor is ok, but the harsh bitterness really kills the drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 02:17:49 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Minimal head hugging the glass-beer interface on a amber with golden hues cloudy body with some small floaters in it.

S: caramel, pine resin, brown sugar, citrus, pine resin, pine and as advertised chinook hops.

T: This one is pretty piney which almost comes across as boozy. Initially opens with caramel malts and tart citrus with the citrus becoming much more sour in the finish. Additional notes of medicinal and floral hops throughout.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Rates high on the bitter hop scale. Not bad but also not a beer you drink 3-4 of. Nor is it memorable.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 02:11:10 | More by kylehay2004
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WissBrauSean

Pennsylvania

3.09/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer poured amber and hazy with a thin yellow head that pretty much fades unless you agitate the beer for aroma and the lacing is nice.

Aromas are of very piney hops grapefruit and sweet amber malt with a bit of bready yeast to it.

Bitterness starts off this fare with hints of pine and very strong grapefruit. About mid-way malt sweetness shows up and then is pushed back by even more piney bitter from the hops. There are strong hints of tropical fruit as well and as this warms they show up better.

The mouthfeel is creamy, full bodied, and dry with moderate or above carbonation.

Overall this is a good beer! I get a strange fruity smell in the aroma that I can't quite put my finger on and it does detract from the beer. It's an IPA so it's hoppy as hell! I'd like to get a taste of this on tap and see how it compares. I would recommend this beer with some good spicy foods. I'm going to score this beer about 3.5 out of 5. It didn't really wow me, but I'm not a huge bitter fan either.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 01:27:53 | More by WissBrauSean
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. Clever name and nice informative label.
Cloudy apricot in color, with a moderate head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Piney, citrussy hops
Taste-Big blast of piney Chinook hops and then some. White grapefruit juicy bitterness. Great hop flavor and mouthfeel. Nice match for a hunk of strong blue cheese or spicy fare. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 22:11:13 | More by hosehead83
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 00:05:23 | More by beerthulhu
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 17:50:27 | More by buschbeer
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Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 342 ratings.