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Chinookie IPA - Full Pint Brewing Company

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Chinookie IPAChinookie IPA

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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 7
Gots: 29 | 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:
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(Beer added by: kwjd on 06-01-2010)
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Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Serving type: bottle

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


3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

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


3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

West Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

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


4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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


4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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


4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

*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!

Serving type: bottle

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


4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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


3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2010 21:15:27 | More by Deuane
Photo of Slatetank


4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
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
Photo of akorsak


3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
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
Photo of mtnbikerpa


4.88/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I did a for the "nookie." This beer has been "nookied" 4 times during the brewing process and then "dry nookied." It says so on the bottle. it also states that it has 103 IBU.

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Bright blazing orange color with minimal head and lots of carbonated bubbles coming to the top. Strong scents of hops. Chinock hops were mostly used, but 3 other varieties were used also. Full body of flavors lots of grapefruit and strong pine. This beer is certainly over the top. Mouthfeel is slightly oily. Very drinkable. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2010 22:08:19 | More by mtnbikerpa
Photo of DrDemento456


4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow another PA brewery that looks promising. Picked up a bottle at D's for 2.50 with the takeout discount.

A - Wow amazingly hazy for an IPA and sort of dark brown too. Nice fluffy white head that sicks with moderate lacing. mmm...

S - Slight grassy yet mild mango or citrus hops, grapefruit? Not sure but it smells dry hopped yet malty with a balance.

T - With four great hops it have a very fine citrus/grapefruit type flavors. It really is interesting to see such a dry hopped beer taste smooth. I can suspect that it must be one of the three types of malt that balances the bitter and retains the sweet. Complex...

M - very succession able at 6.2% Bitter and tasty

D - Overall I picked up a case this afternoon since I loved it. A great staple beer for my fridge. yummy!

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 04:04:34 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of snatchmo


4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap 8/20/10 at Bar Louie in Station Square

A - cloudy, oxidized copper color, small persistent head and lacing. Mmmmm.

S - Floral and citrus hop, hint of malt, nothing special

T - Sharp citrus hop that hits first, then balanced by moderate sweet malt which arises more slowly. Alcohol is well masked, but i suspect a fairly high (7-8%) abv

M - Moderately full. What I like best about this beer. This sure ain't high gravity macro brew.

D - Full Pint calls this an Imperial pale ale (?). Certainly not a session beer, heavier than the average ipa. But great for having one or two or with food.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2010 15:46:22 | More by snatchmo
Photo of HitokiriNate85


3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Pours dirty red/copper with lots of haze. Frothy, tan head that's starting to recede. Left a ton of great lacing and still retained a nice cap, even at the bottom of the glass.

S - Slightly metallic. Not much of a hop aroma makes me think not a lot of dry hopping went on. Slightly herbal hops with some light pine. A fair share of dirty/earthy malt character that I have always associated with Marris Otter, but it might just be the crystal.

T - Follows the nose almost spot on. The same malt character is nicely done, but it just doesn't have the hop flavor to match. It has plenty of bitterness, but the hop flavors just aren't there. They start to come through in the finish with some pine/light citrus flavor, but it's there and gone.

MF - Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Finishes slightly sticky.

D - About average for the style. Honestly, the flavor is much more akin to an APA than IPA, with the only difference being the amount of bitterness, not hop flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 02:47:20 | More by HitokiriNate85
Photo of brentk56

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a modest head; plenty of lace left behind, however

Smell: Pithy orange and biscuity malt

Taste: Biscuity malt, up front, but it doesn't take long for the bitter, pithy and orangey hops to make the presence felt; after the swallow, the hops settle down and a stone fruit and graham cracker character arrives out of the blue to provide a complex finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with prickly carbonation

Drinkability: Had this on cask the other night and now in the bottle; Pittsburgh can be proud of its newest brewery - they are making some very nice beers

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 00:51:33 | More by brentk56
Photo of allboutbierge


4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very good local offering.

Lots of fresh grassy floral spicy hop notes in the nose. Slightly cloudy color, reddish copper pigment. Oily mouthfeel with a full presence on tongue. Plenty of malt here for a full body. Lingering finish. Quite good and definitely worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2010 18:43:39 | More by allboutbierge
Photo of jagoffyinzer


3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a nice orange with a thick head that fades to a thin coating. Very cloudy and murky but that is probably due to a vigorous pour. The aroma is some citrus and pine. Some biscuit and yeast qualities mixed in. Was initially very pungent, not so much as you drink more of it. There is a big bitter up front but is rounded out nicely with some citrus and a slight hint of spice. At first all the aromas and flavors a really big and up front, as you drink they kind of get lost in the bitterness. This is much better than when I had it on tap a few months ago. Nice smooth mouthfeel, just right for an IPA. Very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 00:06:45 | More by jagoffyinzer
Photo of largecar73


4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Windber Hotel about a month ago. Picked up a case in Somerset last week and my review is based on the bottled version poured into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy orange in color with a one finger head that faded in a few minutes. Left spotty lacing from top to bottom.

S: Spices and citrus on the nose up front. Also picked up some caramel and a touch of alcohol. Hops are the main thing happening here.

T: Very tasty! Bitter and hoppy up front with a slight malt backbone. Finishes bitter, peppery, dry and crisp. The bottle says 103.1 IBUs but I really don't think its quite that high. Seems to be more like in the 90-95 range.

M: Fairly thick and chewy mouthfeel with some tingling from the carbonation. Feels almost like a DIPA.

D: I could drink a lot of these. This is a very solid IPA that satisfies with every sip.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2010 16:15:57 | More by largecar73
Photo of Stinkypuss


3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A morderately dark IPA, dark orange in color with lots of lacing and soapy bubbles.

Aroma is very hop forward, pine, resin and a bit of caramel malt greet the nose.

Tastes pretty balanced, with a slight lean towards the hoppy side. Hops are spicy, lending a peppery bite to the beer.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Easy drinking, good hop flavor and enough malt background to keep it from being one dimensional. My favorite beer from the Full Pint line.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2010 18:25:17 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of SeanLav


4.88/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I loved this beer!!! Could not tell the appearance inside the brown bottle but other reviews might help you there. Smell, nice pinny/citrus aroma. Taste was vary appeasing, very grapfruity, compareable to a DFH 90min. As for the drinkability, I could drink this all day long. Full Pint has done a excelent job in crafting this IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 20:13:27 | More by SeanLav
Photo of OWSLEY069


4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with an off white head. In the aroma, piney hops and a citrus hop undertone. In the taste, a bit spicy and pine like hops. A small bitterness and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a spicy, almost peppery, and pine like aftertaste. I like the name and the inventiveness of this IPA. Great new local!

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2010 13:12:10 | More by OWSLEY069
Photo of OneDropSoup


3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip pint: Translucent, deep amber with red-orange highlights under 3 fingers of foamy white head that retains well. Minimal lacing.

Smells of grapefruit, pine -- a very "green" smell, like walking through woods a cool spring rain. Don't mean to sound like a shampoo commercial, but yeah, fresh & floral. Just a little sweetness like orange juice.

Taste is orange & grapefruit, a little bakery sweetness, like baked cookie dough, but just a hint. Piney, woody bitterness follows, a little bracing, ending with slight pineapple. Leaves an aftertaste that's biscuity & moderately bitter. Good but nothing outstanding here. Mild toffee shows up later.

Fairly smooth with a noticeable bite. Medium-bodied.

Above average, but just a little. Again, nothing really outstanding overall, just a solid American IPA. An easy drinker for the style, I could see spending an evening with this.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 11:28:38 | More by OneDropSoup
Photo of BigDoug


4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Mad Mex in Monroeville.

Pretty nice amber color with a creamy white head that fell to a solid thin cap on top. Not much lacing at all. A swirl around the glass builds the head back up to a creamy foam.

Smell is good but nothing in your face. Citrusy hops in the back. A bit of caramel malt sweetness.

Taste was very surprising. From the aroma I wouldn't have expected this much hoppiness. Very bold hop flavor. Citrus, citrus, and more citrusy. Bubble gum comes to mind. Backed up with caramel malt sweetness. Super bitter but I don't mind that at all. Bitterness sticks in the back of the throat and lingers.

Mouthfeel was up to par. Pretty nice. Medium body and maybe pushing chewy. Creamy finish. Perfect carbonation.

Drinkability is kinda not too high cuz after one I was pretty content. Filled me up and the bitterness was enough after one. Solid IPA if your gonna just have one beer. I wouldn't session with it though. ABV was unknown but I would guess 7%ish cuz I definitely felt it.

I'd ge it again. Nice beer to get on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2010 22:48:51 | More by BigDoug
Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.