Chinookie IPA - Full Pint Brewing Company

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Chinookie IPAChinookie IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

434 Ratings
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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 10
Gots: 42 | 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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Photo of SSS
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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4.68/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

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Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.