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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

448 Ratings
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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 10
Gots: 51 | 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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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.

Photo of jaxray8
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of TheSSG
3.5/5  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.

Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Hoppytree
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jtuttle
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of speedvagen
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of schmoyer1
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of HeyJim
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of jkrysinski
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of pweis909
4.1/5  rDev +9%
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.

Photo of microbrewlover
4.66/5  rDev +23.9%
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.

Photo of ummswimmin
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ali1987
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of nickfl
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of kylehay2004
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of Coreynezy4
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of WissBrauSean
3.09/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.