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Alpha Chinook Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This classic American hop has an earthy, grassy flavor pronounced in this dry-hopped East Coast Pale Ale.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
On tap @ Alpha Brewing. Clear orange colored beer with a white head. Grassy, papery nose. Some earthy hops, a bit of cardboard, and orange peel. Mild bread. Flavor is fairly bitter and a bit astringent as well. Lots of dirt, paper, and grass. Some bready malt flavor and sweetness. Mild citrus character. Not very good.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcnielsen (2189) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled at Alpha Brewing during RBSG. Pours a golden color with white head. Caramel, resiny, hop flavors

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Taster on tap at the brewery. Clear orange amber color. Thin ring of off-white head. Lighter body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Bready malt, light spicy, toasty white bread. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet, light spicy. OK pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9252) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
On tap @ Baileys. Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with an off white head. Orange citrusy, somewhat piney, grapefruity nose. Moderately or slightly above bitterness. Caramel and piney. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1456) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Sampled at their tap room, then took a growler home. Thanks, Derrick! It pours a clear orange amber colour with weak white foam. A fairly typical APA: basic pale grainbill plus a good deal of residual caramel sweetness, emphasis on strong hoppy bitterness, flavour and aroma. All the complexity in this beer comes from the Chinook hops, which happen to be one of the best varieties in my opinion. Grassy, resiny, bitter orange marmalade, tangy, pithy, earthy. Such a great hop. I seldom say this, but I might prefer this a little drier overall to show-off the Chinook even more.


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