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Chinooknation - Night Shift Brewing

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Chinooknation
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BA SCORE
88
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 7.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Night Shift Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PHBoiler on 11-12-2013)
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-25-2013 00:46:31 | More by Kelp
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-30-2013 22:39:41 | More by Dicers
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

Bottled 11/4/2013. 13 days old.

A: Pours an opaque and cloudy orange. Very tall and frothy light tan head. Head fades out extremely slowly. Substantial head retention and lacing.

S: Resinous and piney. Sweetbread and notable cloves (belgian yeast I assume). Pretty malty overall, the resin character is strong but just doesn't have that bright bite that a lot of fruity hops have.

T: Yup, resinous for sure. HUGELY resinous up front. Might be the strongest chinook presence I have ever had in a beer. Light pine associated with it but it's pretty much pure resin. It is all-pervading. Coats the mouth with a (what else?) resinous layer. Long lasting resin into the finish and aftertaste. There is some breadiness in the middle somewhere, kind of a light, airy bread or even a cracker.

M: Medium bodied, smooth. Resinous (lulz). But seriously, it is.

O: Wow, an experiment worth trying. Resin bomb through and through. It feels like I'm drinking pine resin or something. Even has the resinous mouthfeel (or is that just my mind playing tricks on me?). Pretty delicious, having said all of that.

11-18-2013 05:50:56 | More by Dope
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +7.2%

Dark, cloudy amber with a big shower scum retention. Aroma and flavor worthy of an entire nation of Chinook. Piney grapefruit with some tobacco leafy spice is all over this beer. Dank, resiny mouthfeel. Perfect bitter offsets the sweet cracker-like malt.

12-08-2013 14:46:54 | More by donkeyrunner
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-02-2013 14:10:52 | More by kaelingirl
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-12-2013 20:29:31 | More by Davepoolesque
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-15-2013 17:57:29 | More by Kmlund
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +2.2%

750ml corked & caged bottle (Batch #2, 9.1% ABV, bottled on 11/21/13) poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a deep amber color with some orangey highlights. Decent clarity and a fluffy 2 fingers of tan foam with good staying power. Lots of webby lacing left on the glass as the head slowly fades away.

S - Thick resiny hop aroma. Spicy hops with some cool wintergreen, cloves, pine and tropical fruit aromas of mango and pineapple.. Sweet malty base, caramelly. Smells "heavy" overall - gives the impression of a thick and dense beer.

T - Spicy hop character up front with clovey Belgian yeast character, plenty of fruity esters and a firm hop bitterness that is crisp and sharp on the tongue. Strong notes of resiny pine hops and some slightly muted citrus flavors in the background.

M - Herbal, spicy/clovey, sharply bitter. Medium body with a foamy and lightly fizzy medium/high carbonation. Hop bitterness lingers far past each swallow. Spicy and estery Belgian yeast character throughout.

O - Nice Belgian DIPA. Alcohol is well hidden, even at over 9%. Really well defined Belgian yeast flavors and some pungent hop character that is thick with sticky and resiny pine. Perhaps the single hop variety limits the dimensional possibilities, but this is well done and a very good DIPA. I wouldn't put it at the very top of my list in this category, but a very solid entry for sure. Another winner from the guys at Night Shift.

12-27-2013 00:07:16 | More by portia99
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-29-2013 15:43:31 | More by DerekMorgan
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-14-2013 19:30:24 | More by trevorpost
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

Sampled from a 750ml bottle. Thanks surge1311.

A - Amber and hazy with a big white head that lasts forever.

S - Earthy and piney with black pepper and caramel.

T - Piney with a firm and lingering bitterness. Also bready, toasted malts that try to balance the hops but fall short. Enjoyable. No off flavors but I'm not sure chinook hops alone can make a great IPA.

M - Seems a bit thin but a moderately high carbonation of fine bubbles is the likely source.

O - A tasty beer and an interesting single hop experiment; especially bringing together the Belgian yeast and American hops.

11-29-2013 12:57:02 | More by GJ40
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

12-14-2013 21:17:09 | More by vinny21bal
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +12.9%

Loads of piney and grassy hops jump out of the glass on this one. There is almost no sight of the belgian yeast, as this fresh hop bomb just scorches the palate. Dank and resiny with some pine notes and spiciness as well as a little citrus. Really well done DIPA. You do get the booziness too on this one. It is right up front. Looking forward to trying more from this single hop line. It was finished at a bottle share over other worthy contestants.

11-21-2013 15:59:32 | More by PHBoiler
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scotv

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2013 22:15:06 | More by scotv
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-15-2013 18:58:15 | More by Boston_Steve
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-18-2013 14:26:01 | More by BRYeleJR
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-07-2013 02:32:16 | More by Houser
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-30-2013 19:30:42 | More by BostonPhilly
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-21-2014 04:01:58 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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dubdrop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

11-28-2013 03:03:49 | More by dubdrop
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-01-2014 02:05:41 | More by MattGrimley
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pveilleux

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-27-2013 02:21:40 | More by pveilleux
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ThrewRedButter

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-17-2013 01:07:47 | More by ThrewRedButter
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rosschive

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-12-2013 01:24:35 | More by rosschive
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BastardFromABasket

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured into a Tree House Brewing tulip glass. A vigorous pour resulted in a thick, off-white head about 1 inch high. Moderate lacing. Medium-light brown in color with some turbidy. Looks like hop bits floating around. Aroma from bottle had nice potent hoppiness. Tasted of pilsen malt with a bit of biscuit with a nice, spicy hop bitterness up front followed a piny resin at the end. Wouldn't say no to another bottle.

12-12-2013 01:28:19 | More by BastardFromABasket
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Chinooknation from Night Shift Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.