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Schipperís Chinook IPA

Schipperís Beer Company
Brewed at Tuatara Brewing Company

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Mt Eden, Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2014
Solid beer but just lacking that something extra. Flavours start out there but dissipate too quickly, leaving a watery aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8023) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Draft at Fork and Brewer in Wellington. Bronze body with small white head. Woody, nutty, "green" tasting (granny smith apples, cut grass, candy / jujube / gelatin notes). Syrupy texture, medium body, medium to heavy bitterness with crusty and toasty malt. Lemon scented laundry detergent off-notes and wet wood / moss grow as it opens. Low but creamy carbonation, malt has some coarseness. Not as rich in the aroma as their Mistress Pilsner, and sadly not as soft in the mouth either. Iím not a fan of Chinook so thereís little appeal for me, but itís still a decent beer, well-made but not as pleasant as the Pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (385) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2013
Nothing scary here move along. Nothing outstanding here either, move along. Except that for 7.3% ABV youíd never guess it because thatís well hidden. Nice pine, lots of mouth flavour and residual taste, nothing overwhelming. More towards grass then pine. Decent enough to share with a group, or sit for a bit with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle@Home. Earth and onions aroma. Amber, beige head, good lace. Sweetish, malty, hint of toffee, herbal, earthy, hint of onions. Medium body. Well done with the hops. Gotta love Chinook.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1651) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 3, 2013
You didnít choose an easy category did you? So many raters whose impression of IPA is Pacific NW and dominated by hops that begin with the letter C. My initial impression is that that this hasnít been done badly though with a strong scent of amber resin, herbal grassiness and spruce cones. It seems a check in all the major boxes so far then. With regard to appearance it is reddish orange in colour with a suggestion that some head was once there. It is generously flavoured in the mouth with those aromas to the fore along with plentiful tangy malts, apricot and peaches in syrup and a nice pinch of bitterness. It isnít over-the-top US-IPA, but I would stand in a queue for another... something I wouldnít do voluntarily for other beers, believe me. Yes, this beer is well liked by me. Well liked indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 21, 2013
The head is ok, the body golden-brown. It smells sweet, hoppy, aromatic, bit bitter, flowery. The taste is bitter, flowery, hoparomatic, bitter-flowry. Ok! 12/11/12/11/-/11

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Draft at Brew Craft. Hazy amber color, medium off white head. Aroma of Christmas tree. Taste is bittersweet pine resin. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DylansDad (307) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 15, 2013
Smooth, soft and easy to drink 7.3% beer. Sometimes perfect balance is perfect, but this beer is too well balanced, it needs a bit of mongrel. As it is, it is a very nice, polite beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (697) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 15, 2013
Pours quite a dark reddy amber. Not much head on the pour but got a good dose of hops on the pour. In the glass though it is the malts that are more evident and these linger on the back palate, so much so I had to revise my score upwards from my initial impression. Weighs in as quite drinkable high alc IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (470) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 30, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 An interesting take on the antipodean IPA. Looks tend to malt - taste tends to hops. Pretty much as it should be then...

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