chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Idiosynkrasie (4923) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle [Thanx again to David for the generous Penn-import!]. Milky amber colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Intense, room-filling, piney hoppy aroma, notes of grapefruit and orange, caramel malty background, strawberry overtones. Taste is crisp bitter hoppy, dry, piney, minimally sweet, caramel malty background, increasing hop bitterness, almost completely disguised fruitiness. Classy IPA with bitterness at the upper limit.
katrinaez (589) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent ipa. Slightly sweet. Citrus is nice and hops were balanced. Nothing to stand out but good. Bottle.
TheHopster (924) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Cloverleaf in Caldwell. Grapefruit IPA. My first from this brewer.
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closey22 (1208) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark Amber with rimming beige head; slight hoppy aroma; Flava is mild hops slight spice; feels medium decent slight fizz; finishes dry spicy hoppy bitter
Bendrixian (1330) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours with a slight haze and deep amber colour.Aroma of hops, citrus and pineapple. It does show a bit of funk. On the palate it is fairly hoppy with a bit bitterness, resin and some pineapple. Decent legnth but a water mid palate. Meh, i’ve had worse. glad i tried it.
hfmejias (1037) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured hazy, amber in color with a nice off white head and lots of spotty lacing. aroma citrus fruit and pine. Taste of citrus fruit, malts; hoppy and bitter. Nice and enjoyable surprisingly good.
Beerathon (1560) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burnt orange with off-white head and some lacing. Pine is predominate, but do get some citrus notes as well. Very dry at the end and extremely bitter, a bit too much so. Still decent IPA though.
TXBadger (1925) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
bubbleflubber (2042) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber into the glass, with a wispy head that leaves spotty lacing. The nose is of pure spruce-pine trees. Flavors, piney bitter and resinous all the way through, have plenty of orange and grapefruit citrus with a light caramel malt backbone that finish with strong Chinook hopping. Hopheads may rejoice here, absolutely! The mouthfeel, juicy with lingering "wet hop" bitterness, provides a nice quaff that is hop-forward and assertive to the palate. With a tad more malt substance, this could really take the traditional "West Coast IPA" to the next level, because 90% of it is already in place. Can’t wait to see more from this brewer. A super great start for me, for sure!
nathan30533 (903) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The chinookie is good. Tasty dry hopped and great character this beer had. It’s my style. Pours a nice golden amber color and has nice lacing as you enjoy the glass.