Chinookie IPA | Full Pint Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Chinookie IPAChinookie IPA
Very Good
535 Ratings
Chinookie IPAChinookie IPA

Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 535 |  Reviews: 127
Reviews by CLAZZ51:
Photo of CLAZZ51
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

More User Reviews:
Photo of woodychandler
4.78/5  rDev +26.8%
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 ...

 2,696 characters

Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

 631 characters

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
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

 503 characters

Photo of csmartin6
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TTripp725
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of nstroup
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JonBrand
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of dgfool
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of tripelz
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.52/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsMaltWater
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

 425 characters

Photo of kramerboy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tuowl74a
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of juicebox
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of PretzelsNBeer
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jminch
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ryser2k
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy apricort like clouded orange with a nice thicket of white head, speckled scattered lacing. Aroma has a nice deep tropical/citrus fruit note with hints of earthy pine. Flavor nice assertive bitterness with citrus/pine vying for attention. Strong full frontal onslaught of bitterness, sticks around between sips. No cloying booze or sweetness, a bit unbalanced toward the hops (I'm pretty sure that's the intent here with the label stating they "nookied" the beer four times during the boil and "dry nookied" it as well. Tropical fruit/apricot fruitiness is found in here as well, tha works with the big hop additions. Mouthfeel is a bit resinous, medium bodied easy going carbonation. The last bottle I tried to review had some definite carbonation issues so I chose not to pen a review. Since then it looks like they worked out the kinks with their bottling line. Drinkability overall is for the true hop head, but this will make most newbies turn and run. Pittsburgh has a couple solid IPAs including East End's Big Hop, Fathead's Headhunter, and Rivertowne's Old Wylie.

 1,084 characters

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +6.1%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 535 ratings