Chinooker'd IPA | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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Chinooker'd IPAChinooker'd IPA
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Brewed by:
Lawson's Finest Liquids
Vermont, United States
lawsonsfinest.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our award-winning IPA recipe is chockfull of Chinook hops and bursting with pine and citrus aromas and flavors. Careful, more than one of these will getcha schnocker'd!

Added by plaid75 on 07-26-2008

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524
Reviews:
94
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
8%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with an amber color verging on copper; a modest head caps the liquid and leaves a few dots behind

Smell: Caramel and pine

Taste: Caramel, up front, joined by piney hops in the middle; the hops linger after the swallow though the caramel can still be detected in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice IPA that I enjoyed thoroughly

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of largadeer
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks, Barry.

Glowing sunset red with a small but lasting head.

Nice spiciness and pine on the nose. Little bit of malt, but not much. Some grapefruit. Has that distinct chinook aroma, but it could use more dry hopping.

Spicy on the tongue, resiny, bitter, tons of grapefruit goodness. Touch of cardboard that I've noticed in other Lawson's beers, but it's just barely noticeable here. Great spicy hop character that melds nicely with the firm but somewhat astringent bitterness that's signature of chinook. Quite the nice little IPA, palate wrecking but delicious.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Served in a SAVOR wine glass because I already packed my Lawson's glass. Damnit.

Pours a nice light copper color with a good white head and some ringy lacing on the way down. The nose carries a hefty kick of piney hops with some nice resin really pushing through. The flavor focuses more on the fairly-extreme bitterness, and the actual flavor of the hops gets a bit lost in the background. Light-medium body with a dry and very bitter finish. Excellent brew, but not quite to the level of Double Sunshine.

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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cracking this in honor of IPA day.

Pours a fluffy looking 1 finger white head that fades semi slowly as it's reinforced with streaming bubbles up the sides of the glass from the etch at the bottom, lots of lacing, over slight hazy bright golden honey colored beer.

Nose erupts with hops, even from opening the bottle, a big beefy bittering hop, with lots of pine, a bit earthy and slightly grassy, a big chewy hop aroma like fresh hop pellets exploded in my nose, and fairly spicy hop. There is a hint of citrus fruit with touch of grapefruit in the background of the hop with a very slight musty resin. It also has a slight fluffy malt base.

Taste starts with a big earthy kick, lots of pine comes out at first, with a light spicy and earthy hop flavors. Hops also bring a light citrus and grapefruit, with quite a bit of bitterness, a mouth crushing spicy piney hop flavor that leaves a bit of resinous flavors. I can even taste and feel the hop oils caressing my tongue. There is a light fluffy malt base with hints of reddish toasty malts under that trying to hold up the big beefy hop flavor. I'm glad it doesn't have much booze or it would be too much to really drink. The finish is crushing with bitterness, a super long spicy earthy and piney hop finish that just goes on forever, and some hop oils bring a light resin that also lingers.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, good carb.

Overall pretty good, a different take on IPA than most of the ones these days, and complete opposite side of the spectrum than Double Sunshine. This is big and beefy with lots of high alpha acids from the big Chinook hops, with flavors that come on the other side as well, pine, earthy, spicy, etc, with just hints of the citrus and grapefruit. The bitterness lingers for quite some time but still stays fairly drinkable surprisingly. The bitterness begs you to take another sip to get more liquid to cover the bitterness, until the next tide of crazy bitterness washes over and makes you come back for more again, the never ending cycle that I love.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've had this before, but just getting around to reviewing it now. Bottle from Warren Store, served nice and cold, poured into a Lawson's becher. Hazy amber color, topped with two fingers of frothy off-white head, which receded to a rocky layer of bubbles, leaving random sheets of lacing on the glass. Aroma obviously showcases Chinook, piney, herbal, and citrusy, with a bready malt backbone. The taste is similar, grapefruit pith, pine resin, herbal and leafy notes; bready pale malts in the background, keeping the beer fleshed-out but not too sweet. Medium body, crisp mouthfeel, assertively bitter, moderate carbonation. Very good overall. If you're following this with anything else, make sure you cleanse your palate, because these hops don't quit.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by IrishColonial. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tasting glass. It poured a bright orange/amber color with a thin, white, sticky head to it. Great looking beer, loved the color.

The aroma is very juicy with lots of grapefruit and citrus rind showing through along with a little bit of a sweeter, peach and mango flavor. I get some bready, pale malts to it as well. Very nice hoppy aroma to it.

The taste is very dry with a lot of citrus rind and grapefruit bitterness coming through. Again, I get just a little of a sweeter, juicy, pineapple like flavor to it but the dry, bitter, resiny hoppiness is the real star of the show though. Pretty nice hoppy flavors to it though overall.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall I thought it was a very good beer, but I preferred the bight, juicy, tropical fruit hoppiness of Double Sunshine over this one. It was a very flavorful and easy drinking beer overall though.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been looking forward to this one for a while, so I was naturally thrilled when I finally received a bottle in trade. Waiting around for a while but finally had to crack it open last night. Poured a very nice hazy amber with a nice thick and sticky three inches or more of head on top. The retention was fantastic and even when it finally did calm down some it still left behind lace that was so thick you could not even see the contents of the glass. Lots of carbonation was visible inside from the very beginning and the also a lot of sediment residing inside both the bottle and the glass. Smell was obnoxiously hopped with huge floral aromas of pine, orange, and grapefruit. A slightly sweet base was apparent, but totally overwhelmed by the hops. The taste was just absurd, such a good thick IPA.. Huge floral hop taste that was just sticky it tasted so fresh. A really huge hop presence with a ton of pine flavors and lots of sweet orange mixed in. Great medium body with a huge bitter dry and sticky finish. Great carbonation through out never let you down. This was just awesome and the bottle went in no time. No hint of the ABV at all which was very nice. Overall this was one of the best IPA’s I have had, with definitely a west coast flavor to it. This is definitely a brew to be reckoned with and came off more of a double to me then anything else. But none the less it was fantastic and really a great experience. I will definitely be looking for more of this, and you should be too.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 08/26/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting, thanks a lot Brad (ygtbsm94)! Bottle 89, batch 139.

a - Pours a nice golden color with one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of honey, citrus hops, fruity malts, and light pine. Reminds me a lot of HopSlam with the honey and sweetness mixed in.

t - Taste has some nice bitterness to it. Tastes of citrus hops, grapefruit, and fruity malts. No pine in the taste.

m - Smooth, medium body and low carbonation, easy to drink.

d - I loved this IPA and feel like I could drink it all night. I thought it smelled amazing and wish the taste was a little less bitter, but still a wonderful beer. Would love to try this one again.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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