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Chinookie IPA - Full Pint Brewing Company

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Chinookie IPAChinookie IPA

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very good

417 Ratings
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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 10
Gots: 38 | 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 Tucquan
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-01-10 in Columbia, PA

A - Hazy orange with a 1-finger head that fades pretty quickly and leaves mild lace. Quite a few small particulates.

S - Pine, candied orange, pale malt and a little yeast.

T - Pine, sweet medium roasted malt, alcohol, red grapefruit flesh, herbal and grapefruit bitterness. Finishes dry and with a touch of malt sweetness but mostly grapefruit pith bitterness.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Mildly resinous and quite prickly.

O - Lots and lots of flavor for a lowish ABV brew and the level of bitterness is quite high for an IPA. I enjoyed this brew and how hard it hammered my IPA inner child.

Tucquan, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

BMart, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of AWS2111
3/5  rDev -20.2%

AWS2111, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of IdrinkGas
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

IdrinkGas, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of dtivp
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark cloudy copper orange with a one finger white head that fades slowly into a nice cap with moderate lacing.

Aroma of light pine and heavy on the citrus.

Taste of Grapefruit bitterness with a slight caramel like sweetness then the pine kicks in.

Mouth Feel is light leaning medium body, moderate carbonation, dry and crisp with a slight bitter after taste.

Overall a nice refreshing crisp well balanced IPA, very mild with the hops.

dtivp, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Mark5252
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Mark5252, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of fizzyted
4/5  rDev +6.4%

fizzyted, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of jaidenjb
4/5  rDev +6.4%

jaidenjb, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 12/18/11 notes. Thanks to nmnann08 for sharing this one. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a dark orange-amber color with two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Light spotty lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, caramel malts, grapefruit, and light fruity malts.

t - Tastes of citrus hops and caramel malts, light grapefruit.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a decent IPA. A nice mix of citrus hops and caramel malts. Not overally hoppy or malty, but a nice beer. Would try again.

mdfb79, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of thebighungry
4/5  rDev +6.4%

thebighungry, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of hippityhops85
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a darker orange/tangerine with a solid two fingers of head that sticks around for the ride. Nice retention and lacing.

Nose has solid citrus and pine notes backed up by the caramel malts.

Taste follows suit: citrus, pine, grapefruit, and a lingering maltiness. Solid.

Mouthfeel is appropriate for the brew. Medium bodied with active carbonation that lifts the hop profiles off of the palate.

Overall an enjoyable IPA. Nothing outstanding going on here but definitely a solid brew that I would enjoy again given the chance.

hippityhops85, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

nmann08, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of DeutschesBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DeutschesBier, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of MDDMD
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A -medium amber color with a light tan head and good lacing

S-citrus with hints of pine and some slight bitterness

T-citrus and pine with some caramel malt and moderate hop flavor

F-medium body with moderate carbonation

O-a decent IPA for every day drinking

MDDMD, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of russwbeck
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Provided by nhindian. Happy Thanksgiving!

A: Hazy copper pour with a huge white head. Very fluffy, the head towers over the top of the glass without overflowing, and laces really well down the side of my pint glass. Retention is very nice as well.

S: Grapefruit and pine coming through on the hops, which would be expected from Chinook hops. Wish the smell was a bit more powerful, but I do find it quite enjoyable.

T: The taste follows the smell nicely. Light grapefruit hops with a bigger bitterness. The balance is nice in my opinion. I like the bitterness taking over with a clean fruit taste like the grapefruit here.

MF: Crisp and very drinkable. Light body and carbonated very well.

O: I very much liked this. Balanced, drinkable, great taste, would certainly buy this again, especially at the cheap price point it sells for in Pittsburgh.

russwbeck, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev +6.4%

PittBeerGirl, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of bacher468
3/5  rDev -20.2%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev +6.4%

thebouch01, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of lpotter
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

lpotter, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Jspriest
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of RonfromJersey
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very cloudy dark orange body, topped by four fingers of white bubbles of all sizes and shapes. Head decays rapidly. Good lacing.

Aroma is subdued pine up front backed by citrus. Good but I'd prefer a little more agressive.

Strong caramel foundation. Then pine mixed with citrus. Finally a bitter abrasive finish and afterglow, which is not a bad thing.

Semi-smooth mouthfeel with a bit of pricklyness.

A solid drinkable ipa and a good first impression from Full Pint.

RonfromJersey, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of InspectorBob
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into my Sam Adams glass. Copper hazy orange color with about one finger of off white head leaving some nice lacing.

Aroma of citrus fruits, grapefruit, maybe some orange.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation. There is some slight bitterness.

This is very drinkable for 6.2% ABV

InspectorBob, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of Florida9
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Florida9, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of MONKandTUCK
3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stopped by my local joint thinking I'd go for a taste of every tap, but settled just on this one... I guess you could say I did it all for the Chinookie

Alright, that was weak and mailed-in, but when I passed up 120 Minute on draught to try this, kitch humor has been earned.

A - Dark gold, very faint Pale Ale. Not much for head-retention. Decent clarity.

A - Some grapefruit... funny, because I recognize Chinook as Piney. Perhaps it has to do with volume and duration. Compared to most IPAs this ain't shit. But most IPA's set a precedent that anything short of is a mile off.

T - Thoroughly enjoyable. Not a mind-blowing blast of hop grenades, just a well-balanced hop-forward beer. Chinook is a like the slutty chicks from college... it leaves for a very tenuous oscillating relationship when it surprises you with what you're craving, but many times it brings heartache or disgust.
Our friends at Full Pint have restrained their use of Chinook enough that is gives off all the pleasant C-Hop qualities without stumbling into zones of crass harshness.

The malt leaves does its job. There's enough caramel to add some complimenting sweetness. Beyond that we're tasting a pedestrian flavor profile.

M - This drinks much like a Pale Ale, though I've been on a Doppel Bock binge, lately. It finishes dry, but it's certainly not substantial. I'm satisfied, but have no reason to be impressed.

O - Out of a random line-up I'd call this one a Pale Ale. Nothing wrong with that. In fact, I'm glad it was so session-able. There's nothing worse than an abuse of Chinook in beer... call it skanky Chinookie (sorry, couldn't resist another). Nothing worse, except an overly malty IPA.
This beer avoids both by playing in safe territory. Something too many craft brewers have forgotten how to do.
A nice change of pace.

MONKandTUCK, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of IronLover
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper orange in color with a deep haze. Generally has a raw unfiltered appearance. Poured with a dense, rocky, off-white foam that reduces to a healthy cap that leaves lots of sticky lacings on the glass. Piney and grapefruit hop aromas with sweet caramel malt beneath. The pine hop aroma is dominant. Smooth but resinous feel. On the heavier side of full-bodied with nice carbonation. Pine and citrus grapefruit hop flavors from beginning to end with pine hop flavors being dominant. A sweet malty caramel malty backbone throughout. Finishes with a a pine hoppy bitterness. Thoroughtly enjoyed this IPA. Would have it time and agian.

IronLover, Oct 13, 2011
Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.