Chinookie IPA | Full Pint Brewing Company

Chinookie IPAChinookie IPA
BA SCORE
66.2%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 524 ratings
Chinookie IPAChinookie IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Full Pint Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
fullpintbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kwjd on 06-01-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,127
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
524
Liked:
347
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
11.94%
Alströms:
3.75
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
106
Trade:
0
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1.75/5  rDev -53.6%

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

Photo of rturn2
2.09/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Ryan011235
2.11/5  rDev -44%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a Founders snifter on 3/11/13

Best by Aug 2013
Lot 304

Dark honey and copper hues with some mild haziness. It didn't pour much of a head; only about a 1/8th inch. Thin, soapy retention with some drip of tightly speckled lace.

The hop aroma is fairly different; usual suspects with a bit of uniqueness. Pine and oily grapefruit with candied notions and a hints of lemon soap and herbs. Sugar beet sweetness and biscuit.

Tasting the beer for the first time makes the aroma become displeasing thereafter.

Speaking of first tastes, how about a weird mash up of pine/herbal hops, bready malt and something akin to grapefruit cough syrup (if there is such a thing; if there isn't, it needs to stay that way because this beverage is all the world needs of such a peculiarly bad flavor). It's harsh, almost fusel-like.

The body is medium with a rolling, highly granular and gritty feel underneath the oily slickness. Moderate carbonation. The finish is dry and littered with bitter aspirin.

The bitterness is so bad the finish exhibits characteristics of oxidation and burnt charcoal although neither are an actual concern with this beer.

The saddest thing about this is that is seemly like a well-constructed bad beer. Get rid of the damn aspirin bitterness. What a waste of good hops.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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 weeare138
2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Appears a glowing orange with a 2 finger head of foam that slowly fades away into a thick collar. Lots of scattered bit of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is great. Lots of citrus, and pine sap that makes me want to jump right in.
This is where it takes a nosedive. Taste is bitter overkill to the point that the tastebuds are numb from the bitterness not allowing any of the malt to shine through. It's a sheer abrasive coating of alpha acids along the tongue.
Mouthfeel is astringent, and tough to swallow due to the bitterness. Says its only 103 IBUs(I've had em higher with less of an effect) but the perceived bitterness is way over the top. I'd like it more if the water treatment was changed to lower that perceived bitterness, and the bittering hops were toned down considerably. Love the dry hopping aroma, guys. I'm just not a fan of actually drinking the beer due to the bitters.

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2.86/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orangish amber color. This off-white head does not stay long, but rings up nicely.

This beer smells a bit sour. There is a malt presence and maybe some cheesy hops. Not really extremely pleasant in the nose. Tastes has some more sweetness and some spicy citrus hops. It's got a bitter finish.

It's got a nice body and mouthfeel, but just comes across as being off.

Not recommended.

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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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2.97/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A ~ Murky, cloudy, thickish looking bronze....

S ~ Either my nose isn't working, or the fragrances escaped my pint rather quickly... I got hints of hops, but everything was very light... older bottle maybe? no code, so I'm not sure...

T ~ bitter, somewhat flat tasting IPA... distant grapefruit mixed with some pine..

M ~ slightly thicker IPA, but terribly too heavy... but decent..

O ~ didn't leave a lasting impression...Its been a pretty good week of IPAs and this one, for whatever reason, would not find its way towards the top...Maybe try one more in the future, a fresh bottle?

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2.99/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: This is really not how I want an IPA to look. Pours a murky copper tinged amber. There's all types of black sediment swimming around. The head retention is great and piles over 3 fingers with excellent lacing smothering the side.

N: Grapefruit, papaya, mango and caramel.

T: Red grapefruit, caramel and some mango upfront. Mid-palate brings in some balancing caramel and some papaya. Finishes smooth with loads of grapefruit along with some pine.

M: Medium bodied, smooth, sticky and moderately bitter.

O: This isn't very complex but the flavors work nicely together. It's balanced and not too astringent. Not bad at all but might be better categorized as a hoppy American Amber/Red Ale.

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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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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
Beer rating: 66.2% out of 100 with 524 ratings
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