Chinookie IPA | Full Pint Brewing Company

very good
523 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:
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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.

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3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What I believe is a relatively fresh bottle poured into my Penn State shaker pint. No freshness date on bottle available to confirm this opinion.

A: Pours a moderately dark-orange hazy beer with a large head that dissipated fairly quickly. A surprising amount of lacing on the glass given how quickly the head dissipated initially.

S: Moderate-but-not-overpowering smell of hops. I don't pick up a lot of grapefruit in the nose.

T: Pronounced hop bitterness without the suffocating-malt-backbone that I find is so common of most East Coast IPAs. The beer doesn't taste as "dark" as it looks. A pleasant amount of hoppy bitterness with a relatively small grapefruit/citrus sweetness on the finish.

M: Carbonation is appropriate, and the hops do a great job of "coating the tongue" on the finish.

D: Oh this is drinkable, no doubt about it. As a hop-head here on the east coast, I find very few IPA's east of Michigan to be worthy of a keg-purchase for my kegerator. This one might be. For a long time I have felt like the Rivertowne Pourhouse has brewed the best beer in the Burgh, so it's no surprise to me to be pleased by what "Full Pint Brewing" is putting out. I will seek out again and consider buying a 1/6 barrel keg.

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3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a nice looking copper color with a head light cream colored head on top. The retention and lacing are decent. The smell of this beer was earthy and piney. Lots of big hop aromas. The taste is loaded with resin-like flavors, very piney and just a touch of sweet malt in there too. The mouthfeel of the beer is smooth, very dry in the finish but still very drinkable in my opinion. Overall it's a pretty good IPA. I would drink it again.

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3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

medium hazy orange copper with a small tan head after a hard pour.
Nice mix of bready maltsand sharp hops.
The hops are the dominant factor in the nose. Taste is good. Citric...grapefruit, oranges seem to be favored. Malts try to hold them at bay.
Very bitter in the finish..leaving one a bit 'puckered'.
Solid beer!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip pint: Translucent, deep amber with red-orange highlights under 3 fingers of foamy white head that retains well. Minimal lacing.

Smells of grapefruit, pine -- a very "green" smell, like walking through woods a cool spring rain. Don't mean to sound like a shampoo commercial, but yeah, fresh & floral. Just a little sweetness like orange juice.

Taste is orange & grapefruit, a little bakery sweetness, like baked cookie dough, but just a hint. Piney, woody bitterness follows, a little bracing, ending with slight pineapple. Leaves an aftertaste that's biscuity & moderately bitter. Good but nothing outstanding here. Mild toffee shows up later.

Fairly smooth with a noticeable bite. Medium-bodied.

Above average, but just a little. Again, nothing really outstanding overall, just a solid American IPA. An easy drinker for the style, I could see spending an evening with this.

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3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Mad Mex in Monroeville.

Pretty nice amber color with a creamy white head that fell to a solid thin cap on top. Not much lacing at all. A swirl around the glass builds the head back up to a creamy foam.

Smell is good but nothing in your face. Citrusy hops in the back. A bit of caramel malt sweetness.

Taste was very surprising. From the aroma I wouldn't have expected this much hoppiness. Very bold hop flavor. Citrus, citrus, and more citrusy. Bubble gum comes to mind. Backed up with caramel malt sweetness. Super bitter but I don't mind that at all. Bitterness sticks in the back of the throat and lingers.

Mouthfeel was up to par. Pretty nice. Medium body and maybe pushing chewy. Creamy finish. Perfect carbonation.

Drinkability is kinda not too high cuz after one I was pretty content. Filled me up and the bitterness was enough after one. Solid IPA if your gonna just have one beer. I wouldn't session with it though. ABV was unknown but I would guess 7%ish cuz I definitely felt it.

I'd ge it again. Nice beer to get on tap.

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Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 523 ratings.
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