RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 103   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pours a nice golden color with a very smoky citrusy aroma. Chinook hops add a nice piney smoky flavor to compliment the malt nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4674) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Fresh 12oz bottle from Total Wine in tampa. Copper-orange pour with a thinnish white head and loose lacing. Aroma is pleasant fresh citrus hop. Tastes are also fresh - grapefruit, pine, caramel, little bready. Crisp bitter finish. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
A very good IPA. Well balanced and hops from start to finish. Easy to drink and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4263) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
On tap at Waterworks Burgatory. Great fresh hop aroma, piney, herbal, and spicy. Medium golden amber clear with thin white head. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Sweet with oranges and tons of hop flavor, sticky and bitter. Bitter finish and after. Nice fresh-hop IPA.
Earlier Rating: 10/28/2010 Total Score: 3.3
From bottle. Nice hop aroma. Not super fresh but nice resin and fruit rind notes, a little apricot. Mild malt sweetness. Medium orange amber hazy with huge pillowy off-white lacing, lasting head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Light pale malt with a bit of caramel. Big hop flavor. Piney with a bit of fruit rind and apricot. Big bitter from start to end. Acidic tang, too. Bitter after but not astringent or harsh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
LetsGoState (852) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zoucrew102 (1625) - - SEP 18, 2013
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

   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 its not overly bitter I can still feel the puckeriness and taste the bittering hops almost 2 minutes after my first sip. Maybe itll 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 Id pick for a single hop IPA as its one that can easily be over used in a beer. Im 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1523) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2013
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (490) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (1267) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2013
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

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