Chinooker'd IPA | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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4.28/5
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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:
#1,241
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
574
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
Wants:
275
Gots:
33
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Photo of KAP1356
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of leantom
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

It's a very well-made beer. However, it's not quite my cup of tea. On a positive note, of all the Vermont beers that I tried, this was the worst (and it's still not THAT bad). Here goes:

A: Crystal-clear gold. Huge white head and terrific lacing. Excellent.

S: Very...vegetal. Mostly grassy with some overly bitter onion notes. Not disliking it, but not too good either, in my opinion.

T: Taste is very grassy and vegetal - follows the nose. It's not my cup of tea, as I said before, but I can tell that this is a very well-made beer. Just OK, IMHO.

F: Great. Like any other soft NEIPA I've had.

O: OK, in my opinion. Just too overwhelmingly vegetal and grassy.

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Photo of Mplech614
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bum4ever
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Chinooker'd IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 574 ratings