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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 103   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
We hit this full bodied IPA with “nookie” four times during the brewing process to give this ale its trademark Chinook hop character. We then “dry nookied” this flavorful ale to further enhance its grapefruit and pine aroma.
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chronictonic's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Voodoo (475) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2015
Pours a hazy amber with little to no head, looks a bit like a homebrew which can be a good thing.....aroma of malt sweetness, sugars, touch of pine.....taste is heavily hopped in bittering, fair mouthfeel, fig, pine notes. A nice change of pace to the grapefruit juicers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2015
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is pechy and solid grapefruity. Solid hoppy, light pine hoppy. Bitter, crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity. Smooth, bitter and fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5323) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (778) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Decent ipa. Slightly sweet. Citrus is nice and hops were balanced. Nothing to stand out but good. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHopster (960) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2015
On draft at the Cloverleaf in Caldwell. Grapefruit IPA. My first from this brewer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1334) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2015
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1368) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1113) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 4, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1668) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2076) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2015
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.

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