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 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 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 shand
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Chinookie pours a hazy orange color with a smaller, yet very persistent head. The aroma has a strong candied citrus hop blast. Caramel malts hang out in the back. The taste presents a good deal more hop bitterness than the nose, that takes most of the brunt out of the candied fruits and citrus on the nose. The mouthfeel seems a bit too light, and the drinkability is solid. Overall, another good IPA. There's not enough room in my fridge for a good IPA when so many great ones are available though.

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Photo of JednoPivoProsim
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 FL OZ bottle into a pint glass. BEST BY MAY2013. LOT 281.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown body with a thin white head. Beer is very "thick" looking.

Smell: Citrusy hop aroma. Somewhat sweet in the nose.

Taste: VERY HOPPY. Bordering on Stone Ruination territory. The bottle label talks about this beer being hopped four times during the brewing process and then dry hopped, all of which is very evident. Grapefruit, tropical fruits and a pine finish. This is actually delicious.

Mouthfeel: Very thick and leaves quite an aftertaste.

Overall: I tend to prefer hoppy ales with light bodies, but at the same time will knock beers I perceive as too "watery". This has a fairly light body (as evident in the 6.2 ABV), but has a ton of hop flavor. My taste buds want to shout Stone Ruination clone, but it is not quite as refined.

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

Served in a pint glass on tap at 3 Rivers 6 Pack.

Hazy orange, clearly rising bubbles, with a crisp white head. Tons of layered lacing.

Smells slightly citrusy and resinous, with pine and hops.

Pulp, malt, lemon citrus zest all come through in taste.

Feel is thick with medium carbonation. Smooth with a really pulpy aftertaste.

Overall this is better than I remember it being in a bottle. It's a little too zesty for my liking, but it's still decent. Cheers.

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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 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 gabedivision
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from A 12oz bottle to a tulip glass.

A- burnt ruby red ,tons of haze, cannot see a thing through this sucker. Thin white lacing.

S- musty, piny, grapefruit, dank citrus.

T- Mmm, peach, mango, giant grapefruit, orange peel, strong toffee malt balance. Holy ibu's on the finish!

M- medium bodied, medium carb, bready malts, bitter, bitter hops
dry finish

O- damn fine ipa, totally worth trying if in the Pittsburgh area. Cheers!

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Photo of jeremy13586
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured in to pint glass. Best by 1/31/2013 printed on case.

Murky copper color with an orange hue when the light hits. Some little floaties were present. About one finger of off-white head formed and then settled into a thin layer of foam. No lacing.

Pine, grapefruit, and other citrus. Caramel malts and a finish of bitter hops.

Bitter hops are pretty strong throughout with notes of citrus and pine. Malt backbone holds everything up incredibly well. Lingering bitter and peppery finish.

Full bodied with a medium weight. Kind of tannic and it feels over-carbonated.

Very easy to drink brew. I found the pepperiness quite enjoyable. Another nice brew from Full Pint.

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Photo of keeganfrank
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellowish, tea-colored beer with a thick, foamy head that retains well. Upon popping the cap I was greeted with a blast of sweet, citrusy hops that was soon accompanied with aromas of molasses and wheat. Tastes of creamy orange and sweetened citrus peel. This is a really smooth IPA with just a pinch of bitterness in the finish. Really drinkable.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into tulip.

A: definitely hazy. very rich orange hued brew. head is bubbly and inviting. retention is decent, but with good lacing.

S: lemon, grapefruit. caramel, toasted bread. boatloads of piney fresh smells.

T: very pine, very chinook. definitely some notes of grapefruit as well. a little bit of caramel flavor right in the middle. a little bit dark toasted. finish is very bitter, earthy, and resinous. the bitterness lingers right through the finish without being overbearing.

M: average carbonation on a medium body.

D: pretty tasty A-IPA from a brewery i have never had anything from before. really enjoying the chinook factor, but there is definitely enough malt to keep everything balanced.

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Photo of wvsabbath
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Classic golden tan/yellow ipa. Nice 1 inch creamy head and great lacing.

Smell - Hops, sweet fruits, orange, lemon, some grapefruit. Minor malts, not alot else.

Taste - As featured, chinookie hops with a mild malt backbone. Not overly sweet or bitter, or no alcohol comes out either. Hops are bold, mildy sweet, and one dimentional. A bit of a pale malt flavor mixed in with some added sugars comes out at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light and smooth, tounge gets the hops and malts, then palette gets the rest of the hops and malts along with some sugars and a little spice. Afertaste is lighty bitter and piney.

Overall - Pretty tasty and different. Easy to drink, and is done quite well. Dont let the use of one style of hop scare you away. Its hopped up, then dry hopped to give it plenty of flavor. Worth a drink for sure.

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Photo of nrs207
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark orange. Leaves some lacing. Retains a small head. Pretty frothy with big bubbles.

S - Little grapefruit and citrus. Not a very pungent smell.

T - Same as the smell. Some bitterness with some grapefruit and citrus notes. Nothing special here.

M - Pretty light mouthfeel. No alcohol presence.

O - Slightly above average IPA. Wouldn't get another one. Probably not bad as a session beer. Pretty refreshing and crisp, which is its main redeeming quality.

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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 Boto
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle: This one pours a cloudy, somewhat orangish color. there was about a 1/2 finger of off white head. It didn’t linger long or leave much lacing. Nice blast of pine hops to the nose. A touch of grapefruit also with maybe some caramel malts lurking in there. Decent enough taste. Fairly bitter, but not overly so. Piney taste, with a decent caramel malt body behind it. Somewhat dry finish. A good IPA.

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Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy dark gold with some frothy white head. Bits of lacing.

Smells like a one hop, one malt pale ale. Light citrus fruit and crackers with herbal hop character. Refreshing aroma.

Taste is similar to a single hop pale ale. Mild citrus and pungent bitterness dominate. Some black pepper and coriander spiciness surround the hops. Cracker and bready malt in the back. Pretty straightforward.

Pretty light with crisp carbonation. Refreshing and totally sessionable. Probably going to session away the rest of this sixer just to move on.

Pretty average..could pass for a decent pale ale. Good for throwing back on a hot day.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

4.0 A: Deeply hazed orange brownish color. One and a half fingers of off-white, creamy/frothy head. Retention is a touch above average and plenty of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Pine and grapefruit hoppiness is the strongest aroma. A touch of earthy and herbalness as well. Bready malts and yeast with a slight caramel undertone. Clean overall, especially given the yeastiness.

3.5 T: Mild bitterness. Lots of pine hop flavor. Grapefruit, earth, and herbs to follow. Orange citrus after that. Bready yeastiness. Caramel to round things off.

3.0 M: Lighter medium body. Carbonation is moderate in amount and slightly biting. Lacking creaminess for the most part.

3.5 D: Decent beer, but as far as IPAs go, this isn't too special.

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Photo of claytri
3.17/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer poured a nice cloudy gold a bit on the dark side. For a hefe about perfect but a bit under for an ipa. The aroma was nice floral hops. Floral citrusy bitte, decent for an aipa. The feel is medium amd wet with a dry finish. Overall this is a very average ipa. Nothing distasyeful and nothing that says wow.

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Photo of motherofalldogs
4.61/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My new favorite IPA.

Appearance is a bit dark for an IPA, with some cloudiness.

Smell gives me grapefruit, pine, and several other notes of citrus.

Taste is hoppy enough, but not so hoppy that my tongue goes numb. While many super-hoppy IPAs please my palate, I usually need to drink them with food. Chinookie is drinkable on its own, no food required.

Taste includes pine, some citrus, and a slight hop wallop.

Mouthfeel is good -- stiff, but not enough to leave me with cottonmouth.

Overall, I'm loving Chinookie.

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Photo of justintcoons
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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Photo of thain709
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy, golden copper body with a one finger, off white head...the head receded to a thin, bubbly cap...decent lacing was left behind

S - Citrus hops really pop...bitter, fresh, rind is also coming out pretty's green in a way...there is a slight malt backbone

T - The citrus in the flavor is not as predominate as it was in the's also not as bitter as the nose suggested...there is a nice balance going on...the caramel malt is strong with just a little bit of sweetness...the hops have a green flavor to them, which is actually refreshing

M - Medium has a slight thickness/syrupy texture to it...very balanced

O - I liked this beer, but I found the nose to be more enjoyable than what the flavors offered...nice balance, but there needed to be more flavor on the palate

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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 Tucquan
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-01-10 in Columbia, PA

A - Hazy orange with a 1-finger head that fades pretty quickly and leaves mild lace. Quite a few small particulates.

S - Pine, candied orange, pale malt and a little yeast.

T - Pine, sweet medium roasted malt, alcohol, red grapefruit flesh, herbal and grapefruit bitterness. Finishes dry and with a touch of malt sweetness but mostly grapefruit pith bitterness.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Mildly resinous and quite prickly.

O - Lots and lots of flavor for a lowish ABV brew and the level of bitterness is quite high for an IPA. I enjoyed this brew and how hard it hammered my IPA inner child.

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Photo of dtivp
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark cloudy copper orange with a one finger white head that fades slowly into a nice cap with moderate lacing.

Aroma of light pine and heavy on the citrus.

Taste of Grapefruit bitterness with a slight caramel like sweetness then the pine kicks in.

Mouth Feel is light leaning medium body, moderate carbonation, dry and crisp with a slight bitter after taste.

Overall a nice refreshing crisp well balanced IPA, very mild with the hops.

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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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Chinookie IPA from Full Pint Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 518 ratings.
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