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Chinookie IPA - Full Pint Brewing Company

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Chinookie IPAChinookie IPA

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391 Ratings
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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 8
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
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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Photo of TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

On tap @ The Deli in State College, PA

A - Light to medium orange with a yellow glow and a small amount of white head.

S - Grapefruit, pine, some orange zest. Slight sweetness.

T - Follows the nose. A good bitterness up front. Citrus, pine, some herbal notes and a slight caramel sweetness.

M - Light body. Moderate carbonation.

10-03-2011 22:32:06 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of rdub


3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

I loved the label with the little Chinookie guys. I was pleased to see this was from PA as I always like to try local. Poured into my Geordie Schooner. Brilliant copper color and decent one finger head. Smell was of a bit of grapefruit and some pine. Taste was the same with hops dominating the malt only slightly. This was a good basic IPA. Not as over the top or complex as some, just a solid easy drinker. Would like to try on tap.

09-27-2011 01:50:25 | More by rdub
Photo of Ricochet


3.55/5  rDev -5.6%

Bought this from a local beer store for $33 with four selections of beer. I could have bought Sly Fox 113 IPA, but I thought I'd try these. Let's just say, I'll go for the Sly Fox next time.

A: Cloudy, darker brown , tiny particulate floating. Small head and lace. Good start.

S: Grapefruit and straw. Perhaps a raisin note.

M: Mildly bitter aftertaste, light foaming, sweet middle.

T: Abundant fruitiness and sweet comes out right away with an alcoholic backbone. Slight grapefruit hops, but more resembles candy in taste.

O: The best of the four in the sampler. Really just OK but better than some pales/IPAs I've had. Still, when SN's Torpedo is cheaper and a better example, it's a hard standard.

09-21-2011 06:05:11 | More by Ricochet
Photo of kkipple

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -4.8%

Grabbed at "One for the Road" in Wexford. Weird, possibly Jersey Shore inspiried name and artwork. Two hop cones in a hottub... hmm... pours into a pint.

A. Darker then most make 'em these days, this is an unfiltered, deep yellow / light copper that, sitting in my nonic pint and with a fine looking inch tall off white head, looks quite English. Some ringing lace on the sides of the glass and little strings of bubbles cap it off.

S. Grapefruit hops, mild sweetness, green, reserved, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale comes to mind. Nothing out of the ordinary, but clean and pretty good.

T. SNPA again with more body. Refreshingly bitter, doesn't try to be too much. Solid hop-bitter finish, some malt to back up. Drinks well for a 6.2%, very well. I like that the ingredients are listed on the side; now all we need is a freshness date.

M. Quite nice, almost creamy, full. Pleasing finish.

Chinookie is bit better than your average local IPA. Recommended if this is in your neck of the woods and you want something easy to put back.

08-28-2011 18:07:54 | More by kkipple
Photo of soulfly1492


4.43/5  rDev +17.8%

Aroma: Floral hop up front. Pine, sweet pale/crystal malts. Bready. Mild grapefruit/citrus.

Appearance: Deep gold, cloudy. Lots of small particulates, some larger particulates floating about. Two finger white head. Good retention, never less than a nice creamy layer. Average lacing.

Flavor: Sweet malts at first, quickly mixing with the bitter hop flavor. Lighter hop flavor than expected, I expected very bitter with the heavy dose of Chinook hops. The label indicates that it was also brewed with Warrior, Centennial, and Magnum hops.

Medium body. Creamy. On the oily side. Little carbonation.

Overall Impression: Both the malts and hops are prevalent here. Nice complexity, with nothing being overdone. The hops almost taste bitter and sweet at the same time. Flawless blending with the malts. Very drinkable.

08-24-2011 02:26:24 | More by soulfly1492
Photo of mvanaskie13


3.3/5  rDev -12.2%

Poured into a standard pint glass: off white head that settles to 1/4 inch thick then dissipates quickly, color is dark copper with lots of suspended yeast, very dense looking.

At first pour the smell is mild malt sweetness with very feint fruity hop notes. As it warms the flavors come through, with hints at sweet apricot.

Taste is pale malt and caramel malt sweetess with grapefruity hop flavors, hints of pine, somewhat dry finish.

Strong flavors on the tongue, and sweet front is quenched by the dry, bitter finish.

Overall, a very solid IPA, nicely bitter, decent hop notes and decent malt backbone. I like the unrefined look of the yeasty, dense copper color.

08-22-2011 23:11:29 | More by mvanaskie13
Photo of bigdeuce


3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Has a nice sticky head with plenty of lacing. Pours a nice amber color. Nice looking beer. Scents of roasted malts and a very bitter and piney nose. Wow, tastes nothing like the scent. Exploding hops. Not sure about the 103.1 i.b.u. it claims, however. It is quite hoppy, however, like an american IPA should be. For the hopheads, without a doubt. A bit unbalanced, like a true IPA. Quite a bitter finish. This is a pretty good beer, locally brewed and I will purchase this one again, without a doubt.

06-30-2011 23:00:30 | More by bigdeuce
Photo of Urbancaver


3.58/5  rDev -4.8%

Pours a nice hazy orange with lote of off white head. Smells a bit skunky and off... Sme slight hops bit not particularly potent. Motley just sweet and dry. Fairly bland taste. Overall a decent mouthfeel and well carbonated. Not something i would recommend to anyone.

06-14-2011 23:19:06 | More by Urbancaver
Photo of vande


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
Photo of WoodBrew


3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

Batting third on my evening out at Tulune's Southside Saloon in Johnstown, PA!!! is the Full Pint Chinookie IPA. This beer poured a cloudy golden with simple white head that wasn't real thick. The scent gave birth to pine and citrus....quite nice. The taste was powered by grapefruit to start....with a subtle pine to follow. The grapsfruit hung on the pallet. The mouthfeel was hinder by the over powering grapefruit, ehich left an acidic type feel. At the end of the day I could hang in on a session of this beer.

04-27-2011 02:48:26 | More by WoodBrew
Photo of Buggies


4.1/5  rDev +9%

Pours a cloudy copper orange. Smells of hops. Nice floral op aroma with pine and grapefruit in the background. Just a hint of citrus too.

Tastes just like the aroma. All hops. Slight sweetness gets passed up by the bitterness. Bitterness is right on track for the style.

Overall, a very nice example of the style. Too often these breweries try to hard to overdo the style. But Full Pint does a good job of making a good representation of the style.

03-23-2011 00:33:47 | More by Buggies
Photo of WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +9%

Pours a hazy apricort like clouded orange with a nice thicket of white head, speckled scattered lacing. Aroma has a nice deep tropical/citrus fruit note with hints of earthy pine. Flavor nice assertive bitterness with citrus/pine vying for attention. Strong full frontal onslaught of bitterness, sticks around between sips. No cloying booze or sweetness, a bit unbalanced toward the hops (I'm pretty sure that's the intent here with the label stating they "nookied" the beer four times during the boil and "dry nookied" it as well. Tropical fruit/apricot fruitiness is found in here as well, tha works with the big hop additions. Mouthfeel is a bit resinous, medium bodied easy going carbonation. The last bottle I tried to review had some definite carbonation issues so I chose not to pen a review. Since then it looks like they worked out the kinks with their bottling line. Drinkability overall is for the true hop head, but this will make most newbies turn and run. Pittsburgh has a couple solid IPAs including East End's Big Hop, Fathead's Headhunter, and Rivertowne's Old Wylie.

02-25-2011 18:23:37 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of Cylinsier


4.13/5  rDev +9.8%


Pours a hazy amber gold with a thin white head.

Smells of mild wet hops and a bit of citrus and malt grain.

Tastes very floral hoppy, but not too bitter, with hints of clover and honey.

Body is medium with a mild tingly carbonation over the tongue.

Really good tasty IPA that will appease hop heads while also not turning off fans of maltier beers. Brings a lot to the table while remaining refreshingly light and sessionable. Full Pint is going to be a really good brewery if it keeps producing beers like this.

02-19-2011 00:45:01 | More by Cylinsier
Photo of kirkpjr


4.22/5  rDev +12.2%

Poured into a SA perfect pint.

A: Pours a hazy medium to deep amber with a half finger off white head. Spotted lacing.

S: Light floral and grassy hops. Light sweet malts also present. I'm also picking up some subtle spice - cinnamon like almost.

T: You would never expect such a bold taste from the smell. Floral, grassy, and all things earthy bring a very nice bitterness level. Some pine and grapefruit flavors as well. Little to no malt backbone - which is not a bad thing at all in my book - reminds me Smuttynose's Finest Kind. Solid IPA.

M: Resinous hops. Medium bodied and moderate to high carbonation.

D: Great beer here. Makes me want to seek out some other beers with similar hop profiles. Very easy drinking.

01-16-2011 23:34:59 | More by kirkpjr
Photo of ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

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.

Not recommended.

01-15-2011 21:18:27 | More by ZimZamZoom
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +22.3%

another new one for me i decided to try this one out late night style and cracked it while enjoying some fine tunes.

great pour with a hazy, light amber color and a smooth and even creamy head of white that capped the top nearly perfectly. aroma is deep citrus, grapefruit with touches of bright lemon and a hint of an earthy grain that pops up mid palate. smooth, dry finish with a crisp and clean lingering hop flavor on tongue/

overall really a very solid beer with a great profile and a smooth and easy drinking feel. i could throw this down all night

01-09-2011 15:06:51 | More by mikesgroove
Photo of Beejay


3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Thanks mf1462!

A: A very Murky amber brown. Massive white head on this.

S: Has a very fall like smell, almost like wet leaves and grass. Sweet smelling. Very hard to peg down the aroma, perhaps some peach in there as well. Odd.

T: Pretty big hop flavor right up front. Loads of grapefruit. Some malt as well, a bit of tannin flavor and a lingering bitterness. Fairly yeasty.

M: Medium in body, fairly high carbonation.

D: Decent, but not amazing. Still, glad I got to try it.

12-16-2010 04:35:48 | More by Beejay
Photo of stinoski

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

A hazy orange in color. Smell and taste both dominated by hops. Not suprising given the name and story on the bottle. Other than hops, not much else going on in the flavor, making it a pretty easy drinking IPA. Pretty good offering from local Full Pint brewery

12-09-2010 02:36:06 | More by stinoski
Photo of foureyedgeek


3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

Pours a hazy copper color with a decent off white head that falls to just a bit of foam. Minimal lacing.

Smell is pine and citrus, classic nw hops.

Well balanced flavors here, lots of hops with a good maltiness to back it

Mouthfeel is fine, could be little fuller.

This is a solid, tasty local IPA. Not really a stand out, but there's nothing wrong with that. Good to have another fresh reliable option.

12-04-2010 00:55:38 | More by foureyedgeek
Photo of dmamiano

West Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%

medium hazy orange copper with a small tan head after a hard pour.
Nice mix of bready maltsand sharp hops.
The hops are the dominant factor in the nose. Taste is good. Citric...grapefruit, oranges seem to be favored. Malts try to hold them at bay.
Very bitter in the finish..leaving one a bit 'puckered'.
Solid beer!

11-27-2010 01:46:46 | More by dmamiano
Photo of nhindian


4.18/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

11-22-2010 23:52:50 | More by nhindian
Photo of psuKinger


4/5  rDev +6.4%

What I believe is a relatively fresh bottle poured into my Penn State shaker pint. No freshness date on bottle available to confirm this opinion.

A: Pours a moderately dark-orange hazy beer with a large head that dissipated fairly quickly. A surprising amount of lacing on the glass given how quickly the head dissipated initially.

S: Moderate-but-not-overpowering smell of hops. I don't pick up a lot of grapefruit in the nose.

T: Pronounced hop bitterness without the suffocating-malt-backbone that I find is so common of most East Coast IPAs. The beer doesn't taste as "dark" as it looks. A pleasant amount of hoppy bitterness with a relatively small grapefruit/citrus sweetness on the finish.

M: Carbonation is appropriate, and the hops do a great job of "coating the tongue" on the finish.

D: Oh this is drinkable, no doubt about it. As a hop-head here on the east coast, I find very few IPA's east of Michigan to be worthy of a keg-purchase for my kegerator. This one might be. For a long time I have felt like the Rivertowne Pourhouse has brewed the best beer in the Burgh, so it's no surprise to me to be pleased by what "Full Pint Brewing" is putting out. I will seek out again and consider buying a 1/6 barrel keg.

11-20-2010 23:23:02 | More by psuKinger
Photo of prdstmnky


4.35/5  rDev +15.7%

*review from notes on 8/28/10*

Fairly aggressive pour into my pint glass, nice golden orange body with atleast an inch of white head leaving lots of lacing. Lots of Chinook hops in the nose, great floral smell along with some bitter citrus notes. I'm getting nothing but hops upfront, mainly grapefruit, some pine - much more citrusy than the floral aromas led me to believe. This IPA tastes extremely fresh, a great balance of bitter sweetness. Medium bodied and nice carbonation in the mouth. I hope to see more of this beer make it into my neck of the woods, a great in-state IPA I'd love to have again!

11-07-2010 02:17:28 | More by prdstmnky
Photo of IronCitySteve


4.22/5  rDev +12.2%

On tap at the Wexford Ale House.

A: Pours a hazy orangish brown color with a small off white foam head that quickly dissipates. No lacing.

S: Lots of bitter floral hops are present. There is a slight scent of bready malt, but the hops is up front.

T: Very bitter and very hoppy. The floral hops dominate at first taste but the oh so slight bready malt character shows up and takes a little of the edge off. Still quite hoppy.

M: Slightly slick and bitter.

D: I really enjoy the taste of this beer, could easily drink more than one in a sitting.

10-08-2010 11:12:36 | More by IronCitySteve
Photo of Deuane


3.78/5  rDev +0.5%

A-Lightly hazed orange kissed copper with a medium white head that reduced to a thin cap and left thick lace.

S-Called Chinookie for a reason....lots of citrus Chinook hop aroma to go around here. Light touches of fresh cut hay and grapefruit rind in the background. Sweet caramel malt base adds nice support to the hop bill.

T-Surprised with the forward caramel malt sweetness. After this initial wave passes by a pleasant zip of fresh squeezed citrus and rind bitterness emerges.

M-Medium bodied with a full flavour profile and nice lingering hop bitterness.

D-Good certainly but not my style of IPA to fall in love with. A touch too malt forward for me. I do appreciate the balance and can see why this is an enjoyable brew, but not an earth shaking one.

09-26-2010 21:15:27 | More by Deuane
Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.