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Chinookie IPA - Full Pint Brewing Company

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Chinookie IPAChinookie IPA

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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

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Beer added by: kwjd on 06-01-2010

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Jimmys
4.07/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into tulip.

A: definitely hazy. very rich orange hued brew. head is bubbly and inviting. retention is decent, but with good lacing.

S: lemon, grapefruit. caramel, toasted bread. boatloads of piney fresh smells.

T: very pine, very chinook. definitely some notes of grapefruit as well. a little bit of caramel flavor right in the middle. a little bit dark toasted. finish is very bitter, earthy, and resinous. the bitterness lingers right through the finish without being overbearing.

M: average carbonation on a medium body.

D: pretty tasty A-IPA from a brewery i have never had anything from before. really enjoying the chinook factor, but there is definitely enough malt to keep everything balanced.

Photo of TheMadStork
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of clickyourfingers
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Jrbackon
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of wvsabbath
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Classic golden tan/yellow ipa. Nice 1 inch creamy head and great lacing.

Smell - Hops, sweet fruits, orange, lemon, some grapefruit. Minor malts, not alot else.

Taste - As featured, chinookie hops with a mild malt backbone. Not overly sweet or bitter, or no alcohol comes out either. Hops are bold, mildy sweet, and one dimentional. A bit of a pale malt flavor mixed in with some added sugars comes out at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light and smooth, tounge gets the hops and malts, then palette gets the rest of the hops and malts along with some sugars and a little spice. Afertaste is lighty bitter and piney.

Overall - Pretty tasty and different. Easy to drink, and is done quite well. Dont let the use of one style of hop scare you away. Its hopped up, then dry hopped to give it plenty of flavor. Worth a drink for sure.

Photo of NoProblem
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of yergermeister
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of nrs207
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark orange. Leaves some lacing. Retains a small head. Pretty frothy with big bubbles.

S - Little grapefruit and citrus. Not a very pungent smell.

T - Same as the smell. Some bitterness with some grapefruit and citrus notes. Nothing special here.

M - Pretty light mouthfeel. No alcohol presence.

O - Slightly above average IPA. Wouldn't get another one. Probably not bad as a session beer. Pretty refreshing and crisp, which is its main redeeming quality.

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

Picked up a single at Abe's Cold Beer, but I wouldn't mind having a few more bottles around. I'm impressed by the depth of this IPA. The aroma is more of pugent, resiny pint, with a hint of biscuit malt, then the flavor dives off into sharp citrus rind and an spicy grapefruit finish. There seems to be a little bit of everything in there.

The finish is dry and biting, just how I like an IPA. And the body isn't too heavy. It's not session-weight beer, but I'd be happy split a 6-pack with a good friend. Check this out. While the flavors aren't the same, the development reminds me of fresh Two-Hearted Ale.

Photo of howard12
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Ghizmo
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Hopstimatic
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Boto
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle: This one pours a cloudy, somewhat orangish color. there was about a 1/2 finger of off white head. It didn’t linger long or leave much lacing. Nice blast of pine hops to the nose. A touch of grapefruit also with maybe some caramel malts lurking in there. Decent enough taste. Fairly bitter, but not overly so. Piney taste, with a decent caramel malt body behind it. Somewhat dry finish. A good IPA.

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy dark gold with some frothy white head. Bits of lacing.

Smells like a one hop, one malt pale ale. Light citrus fruit and crackers with herbal hop character. Refreshing aroma.

Taste is similar to a single hop pale ale. Mild citrus and pungent bitterness dominate. Some black pepper and coriander spiciness surround the hops. Cracker and bready malt in the back. Pretty straightforward.

Pretty light with crisp carbonation. Refreshing and totally sessionable. Probably going to session away the rest of this sixer just to move on.

Pretty average..could pass for a decent pale ale. Good for throwing back on a hot day.

Photo of CLAZZ51
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of kayrex
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

4.0 A: Deeply hazed orange brownish color. One and a half fingers of off-white, creamy/frothy head. Retention is a touch above average and plenty of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Pine and grapefruit hoppiness is the strongest aroma. A touch of earthy and herbalness as well. Bready malts and yeast with a slight caramel undertone. Clean overall, especially given the yeastiness.

3.5 T: Mild bitterness. Lots of pine hop flavor. Grapefruit, earth, and herbs to follow. Orange citrus after that. Bready yeastiness. Caramel to round things off.

3.0 M: Lighter medium body. Carbonation is moderate in amount and slightly biting. Lacking creaminess for the most part.

3.5 D: Decent beer, but as far as IPAs go, this isn't too special.

Photo of robieobie1
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Louski
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of claytri
3.17/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer poured a nice cloudy gold a bit on the dark side. For a hefe about perfect but a bit under for an ipa. The aroma was nice floral hops. Floral citrusy bitte, decent for an aipa. The feel is medium amd wet with a dry finish. Overall this is a very average ipa. Nothing distasyeful and nothing that says wow.

Photo of motherofalldogs
4.61/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My new favorite IPA.

Appearance is a bit dark for an IPA, with some cloudiness.

Smell gives me grapefruit, pine, and several other notes of citrus.

Taste is hoppy enough, but not so hoppy that my tongue goes numb. While many super-hoppy IPAs please my palate, I usually need to drink them with food. Chinookie is drinkable on its own, no food required.

Taste includes pine, some citrus, and a slight hop wallop.

Mouthfeel is good -- stiff, but not enough to leave me with cottonmouth.

Overall, I'm loving Chinookie.

Photo of Jimbrew
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of justintcoons
2.99/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: This is really not how I want an IPA to look. Pours a murky copper tinged amber. There's all types of black sediment swimming around. The head retention is great and piles over 3 fingers with excellent lacing smothering the side.

N: Grapefruit, papaya, mango and caramel.

T: Red grapefruit, caramel and some mango upfront. Mid-palate brings in some balancing caramel and some papaya. Finishes smooth with loads of grapefruit along with some pine.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, sticky and moderately bitter.

O: This isn't very complex but the flavors work nicely together. It's balanced and not too astringent. Not bad at all but might be better categorized as a hoppy American Amber/Red Ale.

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