Chinookie IPA
Full Pint Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #5,144
Ranked #27,511
3.79 | pDev: 11.87%
Full Pint Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.78/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Welcome to my continuing delving into Hoppy New Full Pint Sunday (Week 704)! This serves to dual purpose of creating this week's theme as well as continuing the eradication of The Bottle Backlog at Chez Woody. The latter is actually a finite proposition as I am buying fewer & fewer bottles anyway.

From the Bottle: "Beer Nerd Stats: OG: 15.1// 7.1% ABV // 103 IBU Malts: Pale, Melanoidin, Caramalt, Crystal 45 Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Citra, Cascade, Columbus".

8=O For a while, this combination was known as "The 5 Cs" among hopheads & that may still be the case, but between Tropical AIPAs & hazebro AIPAs, it is not as widely used as it once was. I was reverential in my Pop!ping of the cap & even more so in my slow, gentle pour. I was more aggro with my in-glass swirl that raised two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with excellent retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly-hazy solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) & it may be attributable to my reefer temperature coupled with the ambient humidity. I already go loads of lacing so maybe it will also clarify over time. Nose smelled like yesterday's Hydra Death Breath V2 - pine air freshener! In bulk. It was like that time we were slow in disposing of a body so we threw a whole buncha air freshener trees inna trunk with it until we could make our run to the river. Ah, but yinz don't care about my other hobbies. Warming, it did begin to clarify, plus I got grapefruit, orange/tangerine & caramel beginning to peek through the dense pine forest. Did somebody just ring a bell?!? My hophead mouth is watering uncontrollably! Mouthfeel was dense, thick & chewy, like a dollop had been scooped onto my tongue! Jeez-O, man, this was about as close to being a DIPA without going over as we have seen on The Hops Are Right!, a Woody Chandler/Saul Goodman Production. Congratulations for bringing us an AIPA that is brewed to style and not to some hip trend that should have its/their own style. Yeah, I'm looking at yinz, Tropical AIPA & NE AIPA. Get ahtta tahn! Yoi & double yoi! Call Arnold Slick from Turtle Crick & tell 'im we're gonna need some more of this one! Look aht, cannonball comin'! Get onna bus, Gramma, the Bingo game's ready to roll! Now, where was I? Oh, yes, taste. It tasted like I had been licking the sap offa a pine tree while some jagovs lobbed grapefruits & oranges at me! Hey, it might not be for everybody, but this was a nice dose for this hop junkie. Man, too many of these & I might revert back to being a Hop Fiend! Finish was cool, dry & minty. I know that @The-Adjunct-Hippie was not a fan of Death Breath V2 so he would really be put off by this. As for me, well, I'm far from done for the day ...

Aug 19, 2018
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Fee from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A nice clear Amber color, but not a lot of aroma to this one. Medium bodied, it has a milder hop profile so it's not very strong if you like hoppier IPAs. There's a little extra bitterness at the end.

Dec 23, 2017
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brewale4me from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This IPA pours cloudy golden with a fluffy white head.
Aromatics: This beer has a citrus forward aroma with a biscuit backbone
Taste: Citrus and pine primarily with a vegetal after taste. The malts play in the back ground.
Mouth feel: medium
Over all impression: well crafted ipa I am glad I bought a case.


Aug 12, 2016
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.12/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle

pours a mostly clear dark golden color, bright white head, decent lacing. aroma of pine, floral, grass. taste is too bitter, and odd herbal aftertaste. I don't think the chinook hops work well as flavor hops here, or it's a bad combination with the other hop varieties. medium bodied.

Feb 03, 2016
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BRLockwood from Florida

4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this one on Nitro at Boxers in Huntingdon, PA. Haven't had it any other way so this is the only way I can review it. I found it rather tasty, smooth, and creamy! I would drink this again!

Aug 05, 2015
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Bone53 from Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap @ Hard Rock Cafe (The Aristocrats)

Appearance: Clear copper color with a two finger egg shell colored head

Smell: Cat piss, grassy, slight citrus

Taste: Grassy and catpiss is all i get

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a substantial bitterness throughout; Dry and gritty

Overall: This is one mess of an IPA. I strive to seek high quality beers, and this is far from one of them. Way too much dirty cat piss qualities. It literally reminds me of low quality weed. I wouldnt get this again, even as a local beer. Thats how uninspiring it is. For comparison, i much prefer East Ends Big Hop to this

Jul 30, 2015
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full Pint Brewing "Chinookie"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BEST BY SEPT11 2015"

Quite a nice IPA based around the three C's with Chinook coming through brightly. It's got a delicate, raspy pine quality that's backed by soft grapefruit, pineapple, apple, and berries. The malt displays a medium/medium-dark caramel character and a slight toasty graininess. Where other IPA's might go overboard on bitterness, this one is solid but not overdone (laughingly, the label reads "IBU 103.1" which would hardly be possible with a maltiness of medium girth - it's probably high 70's, maybe low 80's); but then again, the hop flavors aren't overdone either and there's enough, so it's kept in balance. Dry hopping is what really brings the hops through though, and they're nicely 'present' in the mix.

May 31, 2015
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

2.79/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into hand washed and dried shaker
Aroma of citrus and pine, very weak
Head large (5 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 5 mm ring and irregular frothy layer
Lacing fair – partial rings and archipelagoes of froth
Body medium yellow, hazy
Flavor slightly sweet, flowery, no distinct citrus or pine; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 2.75, Flavor 2.75, Palate 3, Overall 2.75

Apr 25, 2015
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Mikus from Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looked forward to finding a really fresh bottle of this, and think that 07/21/15 is about as good as I am going to get. Full Pint is fairly local, and I have really enjoyed a couple of their dark beers. Poured amber with a finger of white head that left as quickly as it came. Slight haze and almost rosy hue in the light. Big, clean aromas of orange juice, ripe melon, and some subtle underlying pine. Flavors follow the nose, however, they get muddled together rather quickly and sadly. Crisp, but not overpowering bitterness on the end. Malt stands up to hop, yet I feel as though a bit more on the hop front may have been a benefit. Hint of residual sweetness on the finish. Good beer, not great beer. If you like more balanced IPAs, then this might be all right for you, if you like a hop bomb... look elsewhere.

Apr 21, 2015
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TX-Badger from Texas

3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a medium golden color with white head. Some citrus, grapefruit definitely, and a little pine and grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little resinous hop flavor.

Mar 15, 2015
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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #76 (May 2013):

A good IPA, boasts 103.1 IBUs ... pretty insane and tongue scraping from sip to sip. A true hophead’s brew that perhaps is looking for a bit of pain as it slowly tries to wreck the palate.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 6.2%

LOOK: Brassy hue, sudsy topping

SMELL: Citrus zest, minty, slightly dank, mild tobacco, earthy, stone fruit

TASTE: Very smooth, creamy, very aggressive hoppiness, solid bitterness, leafy, pipe tobacco, grassy

Mar 08, 2015
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andrewharrington from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: slight cloudy light amber hue, determined by a light-mid lovibond crystal and pilsner malts. With a hard pour, there's a thin lacy head that lingers but threatens to break until the end.

S: delightful expected aroma of a grapefruit tree and flowers amidst christmas trees. Smell works with taste.

T: taste similar to my impression of aroma. slight abrasive bitterness up front, which Im not crazy about, but gives way to a pleasant sweet floral flavor.

M: a bit oily, but smooth and not too heavy. Easy to drink.

O: another PA beer I'm quite happy with. I'm new here so I'm not sure if others have said this but this makes an excellent substitution for SN celebration ale. I would buy more of this.

Mar 07, 2015
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micromaniac129 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good beer across the board.
A nice contrast between the amber hued beer and beige cap.
Aroma of tropical fruits abounds. Plenty of grapefruit notes.
Assertive hops and a rich malty taste are well balanced.
Finishes clean and ends bitter.
A good well balanced beer.

Feb 28, 2015
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fscottkey from New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: [4.75] Nice golden apricot color. The beer has a small white head that is under a 1/4 finger in size. The bottle lists the ABV (7.1%) and the IBU (103.1). There is also a best by date 4/23/15. ALSO, it lists all of the malts and hops used. Malts = Pils, Caramalt, Crystal, Malanoidin. Hops = Chinook, cascade and centennial. I have to admit I am really impressed with all of the info given by Full Pint. Bonus points on appearance!

S: [3.50] The initial smell was tropical fruits like mango and pineapple. After agitating the beer the notes changed - I swear I am getting a vegetable like scent.

T: [4.25] Assertive hops without being out of balance. There is a storng malt backbone to balance this beer. Just as the bitter starts to register the sweetness flows in. Overall this gives a sweet bready finish with some citrus hoppiness in the front.

M: [3.75] Low carbonation feel and decent weight to the beer. Very mild bitter in the aftertaste (not bad just a component)

O: [4.00] I am surprised and impressed. I will definitely seek out more beers from Full Pint. This one is a winner. This is a high IBU beer that strikes a nice balance instead of punching you in the face with bitter.

Feb 11, 2015
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HopsMaltWater from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Just opened one of these.
Drinking straight from the bottle.
ABV says 7.1%

Smell is very pungent, the chinook hops are very extreme and citrusy.

First sip is extremely overwhelming.
The bitterness might be too much on this one.

As the bottle warmed up, the floral aroma grew on me.

By the last sip this beer was much more pleasant.

If you like a really hoppy beer, this one will surprise you.

Very bitter, but worth it.

Dec 12, 2014
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PorterLambic from Florida

3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy, noticeably dark at the end of the pour as all the little yeasty beasts head for the glass. Color is that of honey with orange throughout. Small head (mostly from the restrained pour), off-white produces little lacing before dropping to a chunky film.
Smell is citrus and piney hops up front with some malt hanging around in the background with a touch of sweetness.
Taste is evergreen hops, malt, fresh cut wood (resin), light citrus, and something different, maybe a hint of caramel(?).
Medium body up front quickly shifts to much fuller. Effervescence is more relaxed than most IPAs these days. Warming after the swallow but dry from the get-go.

Nov 03, 2014
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rlee1390 from Indiana

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy orange, nice carbonation two finger head and some lacing.

S-Rather malty. Too much malt. Some citrus and grass but mainly malt.

T-Too malty for my tastes. The citrus from the hops is there but takes a back seat to the malt. Some bitterness in the finish.

M-Medium bodied, slight hop resins, nice carbonation.

O-Glad I tried, was a nice extra in a trade.

Aug 08, 2014
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ONUMello from Ohio

3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle best by 8/2014 poured into a pint glass. This one says 7.1% abv
A: Hazy orangeish-brown with a one-finger head
S: Orange peel, pine and ginger beer
T: Matches the nose - orange, pine and spice
M: Medium-bodied, fairly smooth
O: Not the best IPA on the planet but definitely solid

Jul 20, 2014
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scotorum from Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recommended by one of the dudes at the Craft Beer Outlet in Philadelphia.

Best By Aug. 2014

Cute label art of two smiling anthropomorphic hops

a: Clear copper, finger thick offwhite head receded to thin even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Pine

t: Caramel malt followed by plenty of piney hop bite. Bitterness lingers on the tongue.

m: Medium with good body and plenty of carbonation tingle.

o: Bitter is the watchword, caramel malt is overwhelmed by it, but it does deliver satisfying Chinookie..

Jul 02, 2014
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ClePaul from Ohio

3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Full Pint Chinookie

Look 8/10
Smell 17/20
Taste 34/40
Feel 7/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 84/100

Nice IPA overall, nothing jumps out as memorable. Has a nice malt bill to balance out the surplus of hops. Really easy to drink. Worth a try, yet won't likely seek it out again with a flooded market of stuff I haven't tried~

May 23, 2014
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thecheapies from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hop-laden haze in a toast amber-colored beer. The bone-white head forms a solid crown with a matte finish. Retains exceptionally.

Hunky Chinook hops with big pithy grapefruit and spiny pine notes. Hints of hemp oil, oyster cracker, and black tea bag. Faint whiffs of mint. Very pronounced hop aroma with a lurking toasty grain malt base.

Severely bitter, as Chinook hops tend to be. Bruising with pine, sandalwood, grapefruit whites, peppermint, and astringent herbals. Tea-like maltiness and minerally water are getting lost behind this hop-slaught. The finish is medium-to-long and a little peppery. They write full-bodied on the label, and I get that they mean that this IPA is brimming with residual hop oils clamming up the body. This must be what it feels like when you drink dish soap water. Raucous IPA.

May 13, 2014
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whiterabbit from Ohio

2.99/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - copper amber hazy appearance. Nothing noteworthy, not offsetting, just not inviting. No head, and no lacing.

S - earthy, some pine, fairly pungent, yet one dimensional

T - bitterness comes first and foremost, and lingers. Missing any layers. Malt tries to balance, but this is again, a one dimesional bitter beer.

M - I take this as light to monderate. Thin best describes it. Lingering bitterness

O - overall, I am disappointed, chinook hops definitely present, maybe over done. I like bitter finish to my ipa's, but this was just bitter throughout. I did not get any fruit, if its there, it's the pith, not the peel. This one missed for me, and is a one and done.

Apr 22, 2014
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RoyalT from Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This poured a beautiful, thick, dingy orangeish-brown with a modest but staying head.

Smell – The Chinook comes out in force at the nose, definitely dry-hopped, with a small but noticeable malt base.

Taste – The Chinook is a little heavy, so if you like the hop you’ll love this beer but if not you might say it lacks diversity. The malts are second-rate players but present and accounted for.

Mouthfeel – This is big for the style, larger than medium-bodied, with some stiff but withstandable drying.

Drinkability – This one will put hair on your chest. It’s incredibly smooth all things considered.

Apr 18, 2014
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psugrad98 from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours rusty amber in color. Slightly hazy with off white creamy head and nice lace. Lazy bubbles float to the surface.

Smells floral with hings of pineapple or mango. Slightly sweet with tropical fruit notes balanced well with a hop bitterness. Tangy and dry, finshes a bit astringent. Bitterness lingers long after you've finished.

Mar 02, 2014
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d5001986 from Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into tulip.

A: Pours very cloudy amber, with minimal off-white head.

S: Very floral with orange and tropical fruit.

T: Bitter grapefruit and orange, floral with slight pine. Bitterness lingers on the tongue.

M: Clean, almost watery light body.

O: Nothing impressive here. Too bitter in my opinion, it's just 'okay'.

Feb 16, 2014
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