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Chinookie IPA - Full Pint Brewing Company

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Chinookie IPAChinookie IPA

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very good

439 Ratings
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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 10
Gots: 45 | 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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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.

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Unicycling4Beer
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of thain709
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, golden copper body with a one finger, off white head...the head receded to a thin, bubbly cap...decent lacing was left behind

S - Citrus hops really pop...bitter, fresh, rind is also coming out pretty strong...it's green in a way...there is a slight malt backbone

T - The citrus in the flavor is not as predominate as it was in the nose...it's also not as bitter as the nose suggested...there is a nice balance going on...the caramel malt is strong with just a little bit of sweetness...the hops have a green flavor to them, which is actually refreshing

M - Medium bodied...it has a slight thickness/syrupy texture to it...very balanced

O - I liked this beer, but I found the nose to be more enjoyable than what the flavors offered...nice balance, but there needed to be more flavor on the palate

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

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Served in a tulip glass, cloudy amber color with a thin white head that left a bit of soapy lacing on the glass. Citrus hops in the aroma with a solid biscuity malt background. Good balance for the style in the taste: citrusy hops dominant, orange and grapefruit pith, underlying that, nice biscuity caramel malts, and a small sensation of juniper. Finished dry and grassy. Medium body, and quite drinkable overall.

Photo of themotherculture
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Tucquan
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of AWS2111
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.