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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Brewed in the bold spirit of Alaska, Sockeye Red IPA is a finely crafted Pacific Northwest-style India Pale Ale with a real bite. Ample pale two-row malt creates a fresh, firm body while specialty malts impart a spawning red hue. The predominant character of this fiesty catch comes from outlandish portions of Centennial, Cascade and Simcoe hops, giving this beer tremendous citrus and floral aroma and flavor.

Determined and bitter but amazingly balanced, Sockeye Red IPA is gnarly enough to take you hook, line and sinker. Forget about a bigger rig; grab a bigger glass.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7249) - NUNEATON, Top 22, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 Big bottle. Pours darkening chestnut with a heaped Belgian foam. Aroma of red berries, blackcurrant, juniper, marmalade on Hovis. Sweet balanced, moderately floral and juicy red berry hop flavour with a pounding of juniper; soap, lavender, satsuma and liquorice hints. Malt emerging in a balancing digestive and dry roasted finish. Aromatic, floral and multicoloured on the belch. Good fresh hop. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pbzbo (6) - - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
Pours a dark reddish orange from tap. Uneven head, big and small bubbles, slightly greasy looking. Taste of sweet caramel, hops are grapefruit and cedar, attenuated by the sweetness but lingering on the back of the palate. Head smears rather than laces down the glass. Dirty but delicious!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (454) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle to glass. Not sure how old. Pours a mostly clear deep copper amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is a moderate citrus, floral hops, with sweet amber malts. Most of the hop flavor is lost in the flavor, with mostly amber malts shining through. A touch of piney floral hops hidden in there. Light to medium in body with a funky finish. Good, but not great. Have definitely had better from Midnight Sun.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3545) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 23, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours golden red with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, and malt. Not too bitter finish. Well made.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2272) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 12, 2014
22oz bottle in Seattle. Ruddy red, copper-orange. rich caramel malt and warming, bittering hops. smooth sweet malt backbone, mild alcohol, dry chalky finish. Sips well.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nickls (1863) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Can. Brownish red, thin khaki head. Smells faded, with tai at citrus hops, caramel and toasted malt. Flavor is essentially the same, flat, faded and boring. Shame, would love to have this fresh and I bought this at a great store on the west coast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled Week 4, July, 2011 A: Pours a reddish brown ale with a short lived finger of peanut head which falls to a sheet of the same. Spotty lacing. Great clarity. S: Piney, and has a spruce tip smell. Some citric rinds and bitter smells. Indicates the smell of bitterness over the top of some decent malts which are sweet and somewhat caramel like. Smells like an Impy Red, not an IPA. T: Wow, grapefruit. I canít recall having had a beer with more grapefruit (ruby red) flavor. Iíve had more with plenty of grapefruit nose, but this is like straight grapefruit blended with a beer of darker amber base. Some hints of metallic leftovers. M: heavy for the style with lively and bright carbonation. Fairly easy finish. O: Good beer. Miscategorized as an IPA, and tastes like an Impy Red, but Iíve gotta say itís a good beer regardless. I dig it. Dunno why Iíve resisted it so long. Serving type: bottle 09-04-2011

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3455) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Can from BevMo Mira Mesa. Pours dark orange with a thin white head. Has some nice grapefruit on the nose. Has a bit of resin and citrus on the tongue. Itís a bit subdued especially since the nose is nice. Finishes clean. Solid!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The look is a big foamy cream colored head, copper colored beer. The smell is hops, pine, fruits, ok, and citrus. The taste is pine, some bitterness, pine, and citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dapierce17 (110) - Pasco, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pours a dark red with frothy off white head. Aromas of piney hops with sweet graham cracker malt notes as well. Earthy piney hops upfront on the palate with biscuity undertones. Dry bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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