Chinookie IPA | Full Pint Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
520 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
Ratings:
520
Reviews:
125
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.94%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
105
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 520 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Minimal head hugging the glass-beer interface on a amber with golden hues cloudy body with some small floaters in it.

S: caramel, pine resin, brown sugar, citrus, pine resin, pine and as advertised chinook hops.

T: This one is pretty piney which almost comes across as boozy. Initially opens with caramel malts and tart citrus with the citrus becoming much more sour in the finish. Additional notes of medicinal and floral hops throughout.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Rates high on the bitter hop scale. Not bad but also not a beer you drink 3-4 of. Nor is it memorable.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
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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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a modest head; plenty of lace left behind, however

Smell: Pithy orange and biscuity malt

Taste: Biscuity malt, up front, but it doesn't take long for the bitter, pithy and orangey hops to make the presence felt; after the swallow, the hops settle down and a stone fruit and graham cracker character arrives out of the blue to provide a complex finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with prickly carbonation

Drinkability: Had this on cask the other night and now in the bottle; Pittsburgh can be proud of its newest brewery - they are making some very nice beers

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Photo of oline73
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a half finger of off white head. The head fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Citrus peel hops with an assertive malt sweetness in the background. I'm getting some juicy citrus notes along with the straight up bitterness.

Taste: More citrus hops. The bitterness builds to the end of each sip, but at the very end I'm getting a bready malt note along with the hops. Definitely getting some juicy citrus notes here too.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a finish that's not quite as dry as it should be.

Overall: I enjoyed the balance in this beer. Plenty of malt but still lets the hops do their thing.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of nickfl
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours with a small head of white foam on a hazy, amber brown body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves light lace.

S - caramel and lots of spicy and pine hop character with some sweaty sock notes.

T - Toffee and pine up front. Some sweaty notes and caramel in the middle with more of the same and robust bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a dry, harshly bitter finish.

D - The aroma is nice, the flavor is ok, but the harsh bitterness really kills the drinkability.

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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 Rifugium
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Capone's, Norristown, PA

Served in a tulip glass, cloudy amber color with a thin white head that left a bit of soapy lacing on the glass. Citrus hops in the aroma with a solid biscuity malt background. Good balance for the style in the taste: citrusy hops dominant, orange and grapefruit pith, underlying that, nice biscuity caramel malts, and a small sensation of juniper. Finished dry and grassy. Medium body, and quite drinkable overall.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

another new one for me i decided to try this one out late night style and cracked it while enjoying some fine tunes.

great pour with a hazy, light amber color and a smooth and even creamy head of white that capped the top nearly perfectly. aroma is deep citrus, grapefruit with touches of bright lemon and a hint of an earthy grain that pops up mid palate. smooth, dry finish with a crisp and clean lingering hop flavor on tongue/

overall really a very solid beer with a great profile and a smooth and easy drinking feel. i could throw this down all night

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Photo of Slatetank
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a 1L growler of this to share whilst watching the Penn State game outside at shertz's house. Poured chilled from the growler into a tumbler

A - A dark amber the color of peach nectar w/ thick bone white cap, lace clings adequetly

S -The smell is moderate bitterness a little under bitter actually with a more herbal and slightly lemony hop odor, slight floral aspect with a light pine tinge

M - The feel has moderate asrtingency and bitterness, however the resinous hop oils are present and carbonation is medium with a semi-dry finish, and medium body overall

T - The flavor is very good with a citrus hop note that has some pine aspsects, but generally comes off as A c-hopped IPA without an overly aggressive bitter taste, more focused on citrus and herbal flavor hops which is nice and the malt seems to anchor the flavor well

D - Theis is very tasty and well brewed I hope to enjoy more from this brewery based on this beer -a nice amount of hop flavor and it doesn't overextend and give a lot of astringency which to me makes for a highly drinkable IPA

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Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 12/18/11 notes. Thanks to nmnann08 for sharing this one. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Bell's tulip.

a - Pours a dark orange-amber color with two inches of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Light spotty lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of citrus hops, caramel malts, grapefruit, and light fruity malts.

t - Tastes of citrus hops and caramel malts, light grapefruit.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a decent IPA. A nice mix of citrus hops and caramel malts. Not overally hoppy or malty, but a nice beer. Would try again.

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Photo of millerbuffoon
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into my Sam Adams glass. Copper hazy orange color with about one finger of off white head leaving some nice lacing.

Aroma of citrus fruits, grapefruit, maybe some orange.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation. There is some slight bitterness.

This is very drinkable for 6.2% ABV

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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.

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Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batting third on my evening out at Tulune's Southside Saloon in Johnstown, PA!!! is the Full Pint Chinookie IPA. This beer poured a cloudy golden with simple white head that wasn't real thick. The scent gave birth to pine and citrus....quite nice. The taste was powered by grapefruit to start....with a subtle pine to follow. The grapsfruit hung on the pallet. The mouthfeel was hinder by the over powering grapefruit, ehich left an acidic type feel. At the end of the day I could hang in on a session of this beer.

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Photo of tdm168
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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