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RATINGS: 401   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (691) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Had on tap while on vacation in Alaska. Pretty decent IPA. First from Midnight Sun for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3321) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
Straight from the can, bought @ City Beer, San Fransisco. Aroma is full of citrus hops, some resin and slightly sweaty with some spicy malts. Flavor is quite bittter hoppy with a decent malt backbone. Quite heavy for such a low abv. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holy (833) - GERMANY - SEP 30, 2013
Can brought by a friend from a recent visit to AK. Mild IPA - aroma is good, taste is smooth, aftertaste bites.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1146) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Balanced red IPA. Spices reminiscent of a rye IPA. Ruby colored pour. Some hops flavor on top of the spicy malt, but the hops mainly impart a refreshing bitterness at the end. Not bad at all, but would like to see an amped up imperial version. B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear deep hazel, medium tan creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is nice, grape fruit, citrus, touch of caramel. Flavor is about the same, light sweet, light bitter. Light body. Bitterness increases on finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Copper colored with a small tan head. Toffee and pine aroma with a bit of diacetyl. Malt and butterscotch flavors with a firm bitterness. Well balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KegOstertag (92) - - AUG 20, 2013
Drank from tulip poured from bomber from Alaska. Aroma - copper aroma. Nothing enticing. Appearance - dark ruby auburn with light froth. Taste - not bad. I don’t like red/amber beers but enough hops and malt to balance it out. Palate - same as taste. Hoppy burnt mouth feel. Overall - not bad. Very drinkable for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (1965) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Draft at Mudville 9. Deep red color. Hoppy and malty. Taste is more like a red ale. Pretty decent as far as what it's supposed to be ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Pours a darkened copper with a pillowy cream colored head. Very floral nose with mild pine accents. Grapefruit zest with a slight residual resinous flavor along with a fresh florality and earthiness. Palate is actually light and airy for the amount and types of hops used. Nicely balanced. Somewhat thin and dry but overall enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (2985) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle - 22oz. Amber body with a thin off-white foamy head. Decent hoppy aroma with melon hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries melon, woody, and nutty notes. Ends with a robust bitter finish. Decent IPA.


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