Chinookie IPA | Full Pint Brewing Company

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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 CFHMagnet
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Best by APR 2014" printed on bottle.

This one needs a slightly aggressive pour. I got a little more aggressive as I was pouring and still only got a half finger of off-white head. The body is a caramel-ish orange tone. The head went down to a ring and a dusting rather quickly, and it tried to lace, which slowly slid back down into the beer.

Caramel and a little grain start off the nose, but are quickly taken over by excellent light tropical hoppiness. A little pine, a little resin, a light floral note mix with mandarin orange and light mango.

Pine up front mixes with a crusty bread flavor. The pine continues into a floral flavor with a little orange peel. Taste seems a little different than the nose in this manner. A little mandarin orange is noticed as a compliment when searching through the taste.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. The carbonation is light and pleasant. It leaves a little residue near the back of the tongue and finishes quite dry.

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Photo of mattcrill
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Piney and resiny hop notes assert early and often. Low fruity esters and a touch of caramel sweetness are beaten into submission by the hop aromatics.

Appearance: Ruddy deep amber pour with a low off-white head. Head retention is fair.

Flavor: Prickly, bitey hop bitterness up front. Pine and grassy hop flavors assert mid-palate. Light caramel and bready malt accents after multiple pulls. Balance is firmly bitter. Finish is dry. Aftertaste is bitter and lingers.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and medium-high carbonation. No astringency or alcohol heat.

Overall impression: A piney, punchy American IPA. Well done!

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Photo of stewart124
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with very nice off white head.

Piney in the nose. Grapefruit and lemon as well.

Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Beautiful hop profile. I would imagine that it's 100% chinook. Nice malt bill. Light caramel notes and some biscuity characters.

Really easy to drink and I believe this gets even hoppier as I get into it. Finish is pretty dry with pine to back it up.

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Photo of blackie
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

single, The Beer Shoppe, Ardmore

a: twelve ounce bottle into a reuben’s snifter, amber in color with an off-white head that retains a thin ring but rouses easily, some yeasty clouding

s: healthy hop nose - full citrus rind, pine, and a bit of funky tropicals on a fairly standard pale and caramel malt body with a moderate sweetness, big grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, pine sap, resinous

m: carbonation on the low end of the moderate range, light-medium body

t: considerable citrus rind and pine needle hop flavor, body of pale and caramel malts, crackery, the malts and moderate sugars quickly overtaken - turning to a drying, very bitter grapefruit rind and pine sap finish

o: a serviceable to good ipa, the hops are there in strength, some good character, but kind of a single-note especially on the palate

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Photo of Zormac
4.78/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I really enjoy this beer from start to finish I am currently on number two for the night. this beer has everything I like about an IPA it smells like grapefruit zest with a very shallow hint of pine. taste like grapefruit peel extremely bitter (but that's what I like) with very small hint of sweet the mouth feel of this beer is wonderful and coats the entire mouth the after taste lingers with grapefruit and a sappy pine. I love this style of beer. sorry I don't use proper terms but I say how it feels. again I enjoy this beer

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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 SSS
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite bitter back note. Actually there are many bitter notes to this beer. It is very pleasant if you are an IPA fan. I could recommend this beer as it stand up nicely and is full of pine flavor as advertised. I drank this in Florida of all places as there was a mix and match sale.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dense, thick head bursting with resin that leaves big rings of lacing. Highly aromatic with big notes of citrus hops and a caramel back. Turbid, straw-sienna color. Start surprisingly bitter. A bracing, pine-sap hop bitterness hits hard and fast. It transitions into a poignant, highly bitter citrus rind flavor (those 103 IBU's are showing!). The finish is lingering citrus rind bitterness that is medium bitterness.

Overall, I'm not sure. It's interesting in that it has a very slight caramel-like quality behind big notes of citrus rind and pine sap. Definitely more bitter than I like my IPA's, and I especially dislike when the hop bitterness is cumulative and lingering (destroys my ability to have anything else after). But, this is going to be great if you LIKE those things. I am going to just chalk this up as another "extreme" IPA.

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Photo of pweis909
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Lehigh International Airport. This beer was the first pour off a freshly tapped keg (does that mean anything?). The beer tap was just labeled Full Pint IPA - I'll assume it was this one as there doesn't seem to be too many other possibilities.

A= Orangey, with a cream-colored head. Good lacey bubbles.
S= There was a pleasant hop aroma. Initally, it conjured the interior flesh of an orange, which was replaced by a stronger, saturating grapefruit rind. However, it didn't stand out as chinook to me. I assume that's the meaning of chinookie?
T=minimal sweetness, not excessively bitter. This is well balanced.
M=Slight slickness in the mouth. Neither very interesting nor distracting.
O=If I didn't have to catch a flight, I would have stayed for another.

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Photo of microbrewlover
4.66/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This brew pours an opaque copper color with a tan colored one finger head, remnants of which stay on the top of the beer until the end. Good lacing and carbonation.

The smell is strong with grapefruit and pine hops. There is a little orange and floral hops smell as well. There is also a roasted malt and caramel smell. If you let the brew warm up for a few minuets you will detect a smoky smell.

The taste, happily follows the nose with grapefruit, pine, orange, melon and caramel all hitting the tongue in quick succession, one right after the other; very well balanced.

The mouth feel is thick and chewy then oily on the back end. Oily, piney hops sit on the tongue after swallowing.

Overall this is another winner from full pint in Pittsburg, PA. This is a very well balanced IPA and deserves to be near the top of any hophead's "go to" list. If you like a well balanced IPA, and who doesn't, give it a try.

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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 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 WissBrauSean
3.09/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The beer poured amber and hazy with a thin yellow head that pretty much fades unless you agitate the beer for aroma and the lacing is nice.

Aromas are of very piney hops grapefruit and sweet amber malt with a bit of bready yeast to it.

Bitterness starts off this fare with hints of pine and very strong grapefruit. About mid-way malt sweetness shows up and then is pushed back by even more piney bitter from the hops. There are strong hints of tropical fruit as well and as this warms they show up better.

The mouthfeel is creamy, full bodied, and dry with moderate or above carbonation.

Overall this is a good beer! I get a strange fruity smell in the aroma that I can't quite put my finger on and it does detract from the beer. It's an IPA so it's hoppy as hell! I'd like to get a taste of this on tap and see how it compares. I would recommend this beer with some good spicy foods. I'm going to score this beer about 3.5 out of 5. It didn't really wow me, but I'm not a huge bitter fan either.

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Photo of hosehead83
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. Clever name and nice informative label.
Cloudy apricot in color, with a moderate head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Piney, citrussy hops
Taste-Big blast of piney Chinook hops and then some. White grapefruit juicy bitterness. Great hop flavor and mouthfeel. Nice match for a hunk of strong blue cheese or spicy fare. Recommended.

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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 admccabe
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured from growler (got on tap at bottle shop) into pint glass. Mid to Light amber color
S- Smelled lightly of citrus and pine
T- Very hoppy, immediately. Tasted some bitterness similar to that of a grapefruit, delicious!
M- Very crisp, had a fruity aftertaste. I loved how aggressive the hops were in the beginning and it had a nice finish, no lingering of any unwanted flavors (IMO)

Definitely love this IPA, I think its from around the Pittsburgh area, so I'm lucky that my local Philly bottle shop had it on tap. Definitely an IPA I would pick up again. (Modest price: $17 for a 64 oz growler)

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Photo of buschbeer
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is orangish amber in color with golden highlights. It is topped with two inches of off-white to beige head.

S - It has a citrus aroma that is grapefruit-centric. I also detect some caramel malt.

T - I get a hint of the caramel malt, then it gets bitter. There is just a lot of bitterness throughout the beer. I get a little citrus, but it is just bitter.

M - Medium with some chalkiness.

O - This is not my favorite flavor profile for an IPA. I prefer some more citrus and less straight up bitterness.

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Photo of CoalCellar
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is great stuff!! I'm quite a hophead, and this beer stands out. The nose is fresh hops, and the taste doesn't disappoint. Bitter, grapefruit, grass, and sweaty IPA goodness. Extremely drinkable and yet it can go head to head with bigger IPAs. I'll be buying this by the case. Full Pint does it again!

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a very hazy orange amber color with a one finger white head. The head has good retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma was big of a citrus grapefruit hop mixed with some sweeter tropical and lighter fruit flavors. The tropical fruits were a mix of tangerine, papaya and mango with the lighter fruits being more of a peach and apricot aroma. A light pine and sugary aroma are mixed with these producing an overall fruity and hoppy smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter fruit flavor of tangerine mixed with a bit of lightly roasted malt flavor. A grapefruit hop flavor is present right up front. It starts out of moderate strength and gets stronger as the flavors advance. Tropical fruit flavors begin coming to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. These however are mostly overshadowed by the hop flavors due to the grapefruit getting stronger as well as an arrival of an earthy and pine hop taste more toward the end. In the end a very grapefruit hop and moderately fruity (but lighter the hop flavor) is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly thinner side for a IPA of its 6.2% abv with a carbonation level that is rather average. Fairly decent overall for the big hoppy and fruit flavors of the brew all while keeping it nice and easy drinking.

Overall – A fairly citrus hoppy but still pretty easy drinking IPA. Well worth a try.

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Photo of hersh500
3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light amber hazy color

Wonderfuly bright, citrus, grapefruit aroma....begs the first sip

Will appeal to "hopheads"....heavy on IBU's...puckering...lingering "aspirin" aftertaste

Pretty good mouthfeel and head retention....nice legs

Pretty nice most IPA's, balance this one out against some spicy wings

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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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Photo of HopsMathias
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle. Very light head that did not linger long.
I love the coppery color but just a bit hazy .
The initial flowery/hoppy smell is nice but it is quickly overtaken by a sour smell that is not so good.
The initial taste is light almost sweet followed by the hops bitterness. A second slightly different hops supplies the finish typical of a hoppy brew. I get a slight alcohol taste at the end.
The mouthfeel is light with carbonation that is more evident on the sides and back of the tongue. The carbonation seems more evident once it hits my stomach.
Overall a pretty good representation of an IPA, plus you gotta love the name Chinookie.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Full Pints were new this week at Save On, and I bought two. After the other incredible beers I had earlier, this is more like more like home brew.

The head is OK and there is some lace. The color is about right. The aroma is where it started downhill. There is a lot of AIPA hoppiness but there is a funky smell too.

The taste has a bit of dirty off color taste too. Metallic and just wrong. The aftertaste is a little better.

Overall, this is not a very good AIPA, but it's not horrible either.

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Photo of Dodo2step
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5


A- hazy pale copper color with poor head and no lacing.

S- pungent tropical citrus fruits. smells like apple, grapefruit and pineapple.

F- strong on the grapefuit and citrus.

M- dry and citrus...just like an IPA should be. simple yet tasty.

O- Not a bad IPA. The flavor and mouthfeel saved it though. It is a nice fail safe if you are out somewhere.

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Photo of buzzedup
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a friend of mine droped off a few of these,

A. not much here no head but some decent lacing
S. a little skunkey but not in a bad way i think its the hops
T. very hoppey would love to know the IBU on this one i was a bit surprized how bitter and dry it was. again in a good way
M perfect for a IPA
O. i was pleasently surprised. was a very good beer . i would try again and would love to try this one on tap.

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Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 520 ratings.
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