Chinookie IPA | Full Pint Brewing Company

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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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Photo of brewale4me
4.07/5  rDev +8%
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.


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Photo of jmdrpi
3.12/5  rDev -17.2%
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.

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Photo of BRLockwood
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
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!

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Photo of Bone53
2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
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

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
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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Photo of Ozzylizard
2.79/5  rDev -26%
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

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Photo of Mikus
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

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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

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Photo of andrewharrington
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of micromaniac129
4/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of fscottkey
4/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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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.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.58/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
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

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Photo of scotorum
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
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..

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Photo of ClePaul
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
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~

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Photo of thecheapies
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of whiterabbit
2.99/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

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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.

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Photo of psugrad98
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of d5001986
3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
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'.

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Photo of yourefragile
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Lot 429, Best by June 2014. 12 oz bottle.

Pours a slightly hazed, dark golden amber with a thin, tiny bubble off white head. Light, smooth chinook nose of pine. Full bodied, medium thick with strong carbonation and a nice dank, pungent pine bitter finish. Robust malt body, caramel and slightly sweet, helps balance the intense pine bitterness. A little citrus tries to slip into the flavor as the beer warms as well. Nice.

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/2014. Slight gusher upon opening. Pours hazy deep orange copper color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, tangerine, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with bright citrus/pine hops and light-moderate malt presence; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pine resin, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Sizable pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pine resin, floral, grass, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice bright citrus/pine hop flavors with a light malt presence; with a fairly dry finish with no cloying bitterness. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very crisp and sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. Good complexity of bright citrus/pine hop flavors with light malt presence; and very crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
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