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RATINGS: 407   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3410) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Orange red in appearance, large tan head that lasts nicely, good lacing. Grapefruit dominated aroma, quite juicy. Flavors are surprisingly roasty with orange and grapefruit flavors mingling with spruce notes. Tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2004
This bottle mentions that Uinta Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, UT) brewed this beer on behalf of Midnight Sun. Unusual dark red color for an IPA. Herbacious and hoppy aroma. Burnt hop flavor with a harsh bitter finish. Drinkable but nothing extraordinary.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Nice copper color, smallish head, hoppy floral nose. A malty citrus balanced the decent dose of hops. Not a run of the mill IPA but quite enjoyable.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2596) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Rich floral aroma, spice around the edges. Light caramel notes. Pure amber color with full fluffy and rocky beige head. Rich peppery and herbal hops in the palate. Tingly hop presence but coupled with a nicely smooth full malt palate. Caramelized malts dominate the middle with only a light bitterness in the finish. A general acidic earthiness skirts the sides of the tongue. This is my ideal IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Deep copper. Nice big head, very creamy and thick, lasted a good amount of time. Nose is hoppy, lots of perfume, a bit of a soapy character. Flavor is citric, orange and tangerine tartness. Good body, nice and creamy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2004
This is really malty with a fair amount of hops. A great ESB: this doesn't make me think of India Pale Ale. NOt that I wouldn't drink the hell out of it. I actually rather dig this--it just does not work with all the big IPAs I had today. It has that Kraftbrau-like hop weirdness that I like (lemon grass dish liquid). I want to drink this again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2004
Amner in color with a massive white head.Floral hop aroma,light citrus.Spicy bitterness almost harsh for my palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2004
A very dark IPA. Reddish brown color. Slight aroma given the use of cascade and centennial hops. This beer is really unique. I can see where this would be a great seafood beer. Unique flavors and quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2004
Bottled July '03 drank Jan '04: Massive creamy head that it's moving and that makes me mad, because I want to drink this beer. Sharp citrus aroma with some odd mustiness, bitter, but not like most IPA's are these days. Ends without fanfare. I'm not sure what hops were used, but I didn't care for them that much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5452) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Pours a deep copper with a small tan head. Nose is hops, but not over the top. Plus there is a mild sweetness to it as well. The taste is almost pure hop madness. Big citrus taste, mainly grapefruit but also a hint of orange. There definitely some malt sweetness in there to balance it out a little. The palate seems a bit thinner than I would expect but this is a pretty good IPA.


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