LetsGoState (774) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance is a smaller white head with hazy amber. Aroma is a little sweeter. Taste is a bitter and earthy hop with a very dry aftertaste. Overall pretty decent IPA.
zoucrew102 (1236) - - SEP 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Pungent hop aroma with earthy pine notes and a bit of citrus. Pours cloudy amber-orange colored with a thin, white head and no lacing. Hoppy, earthy with pine and a touch of citrus. Extremely dry, hoppy finish. Good until the harsh finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
growler from Whole Foods - Pours copper orange color with a wisp of lacy head. Aroma is piney and earthy and smells delicious. Good mouthfeel and carbonation. Initial flavor is pleasant fresh herbal hoppiness with some pine sap flavors. However when the bitterness hits it stays with you - a long time. While it’s not overly bitter I can still feel the puckeriness and taste the bittering hops almost 2 minutes after my first sip. Maybe it’ll mellow a bit when exposed but then again Chinook may not be a good hop choice for a "feature hop" or single hop beer. [dammit - I have got to start checking my reviews BEFORE buying beer. Apparently I rated the non-wet-hop version 5 months ago and gave it a 1.8. So the wet-hop is better, but my reviews are pretty similar]
Earlier Rating: 3/15/2013 Total Score: 1.8
On tap Union Jacks (North Hills) - Chinook is certainly not a hop that I’d pick for a single hop IPA as it’s one that can easily be over used in a beer. I’m not sure where in their description they get "grapefruit" as an aroma for Chinook either. Missing was much in the way of piney aromas, and instead it seems all of the hops went into just bittering - long in the kettle. The beer was so bitter and astringent it was almost medicinal - like swallowing a bitter pill and you fumbled on the water. It was a long lasting, biting sharp bitterness too - I could still taste it after several minutes from my couple of sips.
jsmerig (1459) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy orange with an aroma of musky earthy hops. Taste is intense citrusy hops not nearly enough offset by the malt bill. The citrus hops turn into oaky bitterness. A little too much hops
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Evolutionary (454) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Ty's house. Nose is pure hop. Lots of hop taste. A bit of grapefruit. Overall decent but balance is questionable.
---Rated via my mouth
dogfish120love (1106) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark orange almost brown, with a white lacing. The aroma is rather earthy with notes dirt, leaves and maybe a little grass. Citrus kicks in latter with notes of grapefruit and a hint of pine. Starts off sweet, but finishes rather bitter
iceman15658 (135) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a foggy golden color with a off white head. Grapefruit and Hopps dominate the aroma. Taste is a slightly bitter IPA, pleasant surprise.
rondphoto (3737) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange amber with a rocky head that stays, half-loops of lace. Almost glows, good looking. Taste is malty, but it doesn’t even last to the palate - strong pine and grapefruit hops take over, but, in spite of the hop assertiveness, it never turns completely bitter. Very solid IPA. Recommended.
malrubius (2482) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from World Wines. Very fresh (BB Dec something, 2013). Hazy copper with lasting head and lace. Woody piney citrus hops. Mild peach fruit sweetness with medium assertive woody grapefruit pine woody hop lingering grapefruit resiny finish. Nice medium body with good carbo to accentuate the hops. I don’t understand the low ratings. Excellent.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle at a stop in Pitt. Poured clear medium orange with a short cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweet caramel and grapefruit.. definitely on the sweeter end of the spectrum.. nice prickly pine at the end. The flavor had sweet caramel and pine at the core with nice lingering bitterness through the finish..