Chinooker'd IPA | Lawson's Finest Liquids

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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): 6.90%

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
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94
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
8%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Small pour at the Vermont Brewer's Festival on 7/21. Waited about 30 minutes in line for this sample.

A- After waiting in line to get to the Lawson's table, this beer looked like heaven. It was my first sample of the night and knowing Lawson's reputation, I fully expected it to be the best.
S- Grapefruit. So much grapefruit.
T- I hoped it would follow the nose and give me a strong citrusy flavor. Unfortunately, this tasted exactly the same as how mowing the lawn smells. If you're a goat and enjoy eating grass, this is probably for you. It was way too piney and grassy for me, especially after getting my hopes up with the aroma.
M- Just fine, nothing special about it. Not over-carbonated but certainly not flat.
O- I'll give this a 3.5 just because the aroma was so wonderful. The taste wasn't my preferred style for an IPA but I definitely respect the craftmanship that went into this brew.

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3.82/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From 22oz bottle to snifter on 2/4/12
*From notes

-- Thanks, Eric --

A: A slightly cloudy orange. A good pour yields a white .5 finger head. Lovely lacing and a nice, tight collar.

S: Herbal hops and a bit of freshly squeezed tropical juice add flair to the highlight of this IPA.

T: Dry. Very dry, in fact. The chinook is front and center, and this beer showcases it in all it's glory. And for someone like myself (who isn't a big chinook fan), this brew does a pretty decent job of finding balance. There's quite a bit of bite on the mid to finish, and a really green, almost earthy quality to it.

M: Just average. It's a bit thin and flabby oveall.

O: Lawson's Chinooker'd is an above average stab at a single hop varietal AIPA. Not my favorite hop, and therfore not my favorite IPA. For what it is though, it's well put together and easy to drink. Recommended for those chinook hop fans out there.

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3.82/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle received in a trade with CooperEllis into my Bruery tulip.

Looks: an interesting, cloudy grapefruit orange with a negligible head of rosy white that leaves some nice tracks of spattered horizontal lace as I drink.

Smells: exquisite. Pine cones, honey, tangerine, light grapefruit, grass and orange blossoms. Very, very nice.

Tastes: equally exquisite. Starts slightly sweet, with flavors of honey and clementines that fade quickly into more hoppy flavors of grass, pine and orange. A moderate, pithy grapefruit bitterness grips the tongue at the finish and lingers for a long while.

Feels: average. Smooth, medium-light body and moderate carbonation.

Drinks: The problem with single-hopped beers is that they can lack the complexity of a drink that weaves several different varieties together. Chinooker'd falls into this category: it's a solid IPA and a nice display of Chinook, but it's not mind-blowing.

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3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 170, bottle 33.
Poured into a pint glass, revealing hazy burnt gold body under three fingers of yellowed dense head. Some lacing. Smells fresh and hoppy in a floral honey sense. Some resin. Standard IPA smells.
Tastes incredibly bitter up front with a lingering bitterness. Pretty much like chewing on grapefruit rind, but times ten. Some hay-sweet lighter malt peaks through in the middle and a slight meatiness at the end but mostly just good old resiny hoppy bitterness, plain and simple. Very one-dimensional. Mouthfeel is crisp with a slight sappy residue at the finish, medium-bodied with a tingly volume-adding carbonation. If you love hops, this is very enjoyable. As far as balanced beers go, it is more of a sipper than a drinker for me.

Overall a very clean IPA. Very bitter, but well-executed for a single hop beer.

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3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jedwards for bringing this one out. 22oz. bottle - Batch #129, Bottle #30. Poured a bright orange with a semi-hazy clarity and a bright white, skim of a head that quickly dissipated. Big tangerine presence in the nose with some earthiness behind. Taste is somewhat consistent with the nose; however, it is not as sweet as suggested, with an ashy bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium, with an easy carbonation and a semi-dry finish. A very solid IPA; but the ashy bitterness at the finish got to be a little much after a while.

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3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received this in a recent trade with TheRowan. Great first trade man, and I hope you enjoyed the goods I sent back!

Appearance- Pours a deep amber golden with an abundance of cream colored head-at least a solid two fingers off a mild pour. Lots of carbonation beading up the sides of the glass and great retention on the head. A real looker.

Smell- Smells heavily of piney hops, resin, and grapefruit. Really hop forward with the chinook and very much on the side of pine rather than fruity I find.

Taste- More of the same. Very very hop forward with lots of pine, resin, and bitter grapefruit. Not overly fruity or floral, but a very nice hop punch. However, there is a noticeable malt backbone on this one and the hops really gets milder as the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Nice and slick with good levels of carbonation. Just a touch too malt forward for me in an american IPA, so loses just a hair on the drinkability.

Overall, an extremely solid beer. My first from the brewery and I was very happy to try it. Recommended thoroughly.

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3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by jophish17 - thanks!

Pours a light copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of citrus - grapefruit and lemon peel - and herbal hops with a pale malt backbone.

Tastes similar to how it smells however the hops are a bit stronger in the taste than the smell intimated. Pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by good amounts of citrus hops with very light hints of pine. Midway through the sip the hop flavors gain a slightly leafy quality and carry through to a moderately bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a very nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I thought this was a solid IPA however judging from the reviews I may have had a bottle that wasn't terribly fresh. Still, it has the makings of a good beer and I'll be interested to try others from Lawson.

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3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle delivered to the store this week, no bottle date, into a modified tulip glass.
A - A lazy troupe of tiny bubbles meander through a sunset orange colored body, with some coaxing a thin cap can be created. Not "flat" just lazy, lacing hangs tough in small patches through the entire experience.
S - Hop forward for sure, grapefruit, lemon skin, orange reduction and dark honey lead, with light malts supporting the whole thing.The nose is rich in aromatics and with interesting interplay. Temperature increase brings forward less tropical and more deciduous notes, Piney with a better representation of that malt displayed.
T - An immediate fight ensues between the tropical notes and earthy piney flavors, they call a truce and the consumer wins. Richer fruits than the nose lets on pop right up. Pineapple, and orange with blood orange green melon and some pepper notes add to a wonderful experience.
M - Oily, slick coating of the palate, starting things off. The tongues edges roll up some with that bitterness, giving way to a sweet finish. Lingering for some time the bitter notes close the deal with a surprise comeback. All this occurs in a tight range showing fine craft by the brewer.
O - A fine IPA with justified high regard. Well constructed, big in flavor and quite enjoyable. Happy to have finally tried this offering from Lawson.
Cheers

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Photo of unclekeith
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Chinooker'd IPA from Lawson's Finest Liquids
4.25 out of 5 based on 524 ratings.
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