Chinooker'd IPA | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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4.28/5
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568 Ratings
Chinooker'd IPAChinooker'd IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
lawsonsfinest.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Chinooker’d is our traditional American IPA recipe which is chock-full of Chinook hops bursting with pine and citrus aromas. Firm bitterness and a balanced malt profile gives way to waves of flavor.

Added by plaid75 on 07-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,226
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
568
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
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Photo of TheDoctor
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Can
Canned: Nov-12-2018


A:
Pours a crystal clear brass color with a nice three-finger cap of solid white head. Excellent retention; goopy lacing. (4.5)

S:
Grapefruit and sap, spicy pinecone earthiness. (4.25)

T:
Mmmmmm.... Citrus zest followed by pine boughs which then waver into grapefruit pith and medicinal bitterness territory in the finish. (4.5)

M:
Medium body with a whoosh of carbonation that give it almost a biting creaminess and a dry, slow finish. (4.5)

O:
Lordy, this is a nice one! Thanks for the chance to try it, pappilopoldopolous!
It is generally well-balanced with a great feel and drinkability. Lovely looking in the glass, crystal clear with a nice head and appetizing looking carbonation. The smell doesn't quite pop as much as the rest but is still very present with forest floor-citrus potpourri. The flavor follows but kicks it up a notch with big, bright bitterness balanced between a biting pine sap and a dessicating grapefruit oil aromatic quality. As with Sip this one has a delectable mouthfeel that is at once soft, fluffy and dry as a bone. Just an excellent all-around beer. Especially considering they are only relying on one hop for all that I just described. (4.5)

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Photo of Prost76
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Coronaeus
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of papposilenus
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Holderness
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 6 weeks ago.

L -- Pours a moderately hazy vibrant golden orange body with two fingers of white head produced with moderate pour. Good retention and lacing
S -- Red grapefruit, dried pine, grass, rubber, orange zest
T -- Bitter grapefruit pith, orange pith, pine, tonic water, semi-sweet malt backbone
F -- Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. Present and lasting bitterness throughout
O -- This is a real old school American IPA with the Lawson's touch. Pulls through in all aspects because of this -- usually I'm not the biggest fan of these highly bitter hoppy offerings

82/100

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Photo of Bitburger
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vicirus
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zotzot
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnrider
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

1 Pint Green Can, 14 Day’s Fresh

A: Clear golden yellow. Two fingers of off white fluffy head. Abundant tiny sediment can be seen. The head dies down to a nice thin but consistent layer. Lacing is minimal.

S: Strong grapefruit and other stone like fruits. Some spice and pine. I believe papaya is detectable. Aroma stays pungent as the beer warms.

T/M: Strong bitter hops. Sharp and dry. Pine. Spices. Grapefruit. Citrus. Has a good balance. Crisp and dry. The aftertaste is bitter with a linger of spice and fruits.

O: Outstanding. Classic. Hoppy. Bitter. Flavorful. Not much else to say. I’m happy I got to try it.

Cheers!!

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Photo of newcastlemike
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmhannon
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atheisteaster
3.51/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phurley2
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 7irondave
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mhjipa
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Outta the way haze boi - there’s a crisp, dry, citrusy and earthy IPA that needs be lauded. A beer like this almost seems brash nowadays - no pillowy mouthfeel, appropriate bitterness and a lack fruit smoothie-ness.

Honey gold pour, light cloudiness, puffy white head.

Aroma and taste is pine, pakalolo, papaya, pepper, earthy spice and toasted bread. American IPA with a west coast bent.

Crisp, bitter, dry, quenching. Give me another.

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Photo of jaxon53
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ShrubCHTL
3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Wife picked up 4pk thinking I'd like it- which is awesome. However, Lawson's just doesn't fit my palate anymore. Not a big fan of West coast IPA's and this is just that. Smell tries to confuse you it is something other but it's not. Not much balance. Lots of bitterness and pine. Finish is a bit boozy, especially for a regular ol American IPA. I'd put up with the taste if it was 9% +.

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Photo of kdivers
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very much a west coast IPA. Hoppy bitter in a real nice way.

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Photo of fermentedbarley
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hockeypuck
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16 oz. can into Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a pretty honey-apricot color with a huge, fluffy eggshell white head and creamy lacing. It smells of orange peel, lemon, pine, floral spices, and a whiff of vanilla. The first taste is fairly bitter citrus with a touch of vanilla, and a base of bready, somewhat sweet malt. There follows resinous pine, pepper, spice, and floral notes. The Chinook hops add a biting bitterness and it finishes with a solid dose of pepper. In fact, what starts out as sweet ends decidedly bitter - in a good way. The feel is rich and sticky for a single IPA with lively carbonation. At 6.5% ABV it goes down very easily. Overall, this is a very fine American IPA. It's nicely balanced but tilts toward the bitter side. The mouth feel is great and you can easily drink more than one pour. While it's perfect for casual drinking, it has enough character to pair well with pizza, a burger or other pub fare.

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Chinooker'd IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 568 ratings