Chinookie IPA | Full Pint Brewing Company

very good
125 Reviews
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 RblWthACoz
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a pretty straightforward IPA that utilizes the Chinook hops fairly well but doesn't show much more than a one dimensional show. Earthy and dirty with tones of citrus and pine. Got more earth as time went on. Not too bad really. Could use a bit more vibrance for my personal taste.

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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 tempest
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at Abe's Cold Beer, but I wouldn't mind having a few more bottles around. I'm impressed by the depth of this IPA. The aroma is more of pugent, resiny pint, with a hint of biscuit malt, then the flavor dives off into sharp citrus rind and an spicy grapefruit finish. There seems to be a little bit of everything in there.

The finish is dry and biting, just how I like an IPA. And the body isn't too heavy. It's not session-weight beer, but I'd be happy split a 6-pack with a good friend. Check this out. While the flavors aren't the same, the development reminds me of fresh Two-Hearted Ale.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ The Deli in State College, PA

A - Light to medium orange with a yellow glow and a small amount of white head.

S - Grapefruit, pine, some orange zest. Slight sweetness.

T - Follows the nose. A good bitterness up front. Citrus, pine, some herbal notes and a slight caramel sweetness.

M - Light body. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of tone77
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. A bit of floaties in it. Smell is of hops, some tropical fruits. Taste is bitter, hoppy, a bit of tropical fruits, somewhat unbalanced for my liking. Feels medium bodied and bitter in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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

A morderately dark IPA, dark orange in color with lots of lacing and soapy bubbles.

Aroma is very hop forward, pine, resin and a bit of caramel malt greet the nose.

Tastes pretty balanced, with a slight lean towards the hoppy side. Hops are spicy, lending a peppery bite to the beer.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Easy drinking, good hop flavor and enough malt background to keep it from being one dimensional. My favorite beer from the Full Pint line.

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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 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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Photo of beerthulhu
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Best by july 2013. Lot#288. Consumed 5/2/13.

A: Dirty orange , creamy, milky, buff toned head is slight, shortly holding. Thin broken stratified ring lacing of modest coverage.

S: Leafy celery aroma, some spiciness of floral lemon-citrus. Woodsy, fresh shrubbery with sweet toasted grains.

T: The marris otter provides a deep creamy malt base while the dry chinook hops leave a flowery, pollen like coating on the tongue. Some dry flowery pine and celery, leafy hop cones, with a strong level of dry hops linger quite a bit. A dry malt powdery leave with flashes of toasted grain sweetness peeking out every once in awhile.

M: Milky, creamy mouthful, dry hops with a soft residual malt coating.

O: Overall flashes of malt sweetness mingles with the dry chinook hops and a creamy malt base and residual coating all points to a solid entry and worthy try. I find the malt base quite unique here from the marris otter and worth it just for that.

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

A 1L swingtop growler filled at Al's of Hampden today.

A: The IPA has autumnal orange and brown hues, a golden color that is fairly hazy. The pour generated three fingers of white head that left thick lace all around my glass.

S: Lots of citrusy chinook to go around here. The aroma has grass and grapefruit in abundant supply. Plenty of caramel malts emerge as the ale warms.

T: Plenty of malts run around the IPA, adding a full caramel flavor. Other than that, the brief blast of hops are about it. As the ale warms, more hoppiness, citrusy, emerges and generally matches the malts. I was ready to write this IPA off after the first glass, but my last glass has me appreciating the balance and hoppiness more.

M: The mouthfeel is more malty than hoppy, although a strong citrusy presence does linger around.

D: I'm torn. The hop-malt balance is nice but I love a strong hoppy IPA. This one offers the balance with occasional flourishes of hoppy brilliance.

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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 DrDemento456
4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow another PA brewery that looks promising. Picked up a bottle at D's for 2.50 with the takeout discount.

A - Wow amazingly hazy for an IPA and sort of dark brown too. Nice fluffy white head that sicks with moderate lacing. mmm...

S - Slight grassy yet mild mango or citrus hops, grapefruit? Not sure but it smells dry hopped yet malty with a balance.

T - With four great hops it have a very fine citrus/grapefruit type flavors. It really is interesting to see such a dry hopped beer taste smooth. I can suspect that it must be one of the three types of malt that balances the bitter and retains the sweet. Complex...

M - very succession able at 6.2% Bitter and tasty

D - Overall I picked up a case this afternoon since I loved it. A great staple beer for my fridge. yummy!

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Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
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