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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Mostly clear amber body, there is a slight haze. The head is creamy and light tan. The aroma of hops, Cascades to be exact, permeates the air as the beer is poured. The nose does not defy the expectations of the pour. The flavor is more bready malty then expected given the wallop of hops in the aroma. The cascades are subdued and not overly bitter, as is to be expected. The aftertaste is where the bitterness develops. Medium body and liveliy mouthfeel. Overall a very nice IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2005 A decent brew with a perfect balance of hops and malts. A thin white head lingers as the beer warms. Floaral and citrusy flavors erupt with a flury on the tongue, with little to no aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Hazy red-amber with quickly fading head. Pine hops aroma. Well balanced IPA with a grapefruit finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1399) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Beer pours very reddish with nic fluffy off white head and tons of lacing. Aroma is hops, hops, hops. There is some pine and citrys to be smelled. Flavor is oh so delictable big, bad American IPA. Bracingly bitter, deliciously bitter. The fix for any hop head in need. I am so grateful to live in the USA. Excellent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2003
Really really citrusy - the IBUs here are just screaming. Very grassy with a super bitter finish. Pretty standard, but not bad. A true hop head's IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Nice copper color with very lively head. Aroma of citrus. Flavors of hops all over the place, a touch of malt that gave it a little sweetness. Very bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - NOV 17, 2003
A very deep copper color with almost no head. The aroma is sweet and hoppy. Malts come out more in the flavor than the nose, with a good overall balance. It's a slightly different twist on the style, but i wish it were just a tad more bitter on the end and a little more carbonated. A little too sweet also. Looks like my bottle was quite a bit different than other ones that were rated. Pretty good though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2003 Pours a clear dark orange color with a giant creamy head with excellent lacing. This is quite possibly the biggest head I've dealt with yet! Aroma is citrus hops with light bitterness. Not the most pronounced aroma I've had. Flavor is hoppy with some tartness. Taste is slightly sour, which is unexpected for this style. Not terrible but not a great representation of an IPA. Wouldn't buy this one again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Pours with a big head, but only about 1/3 of the glass. Good dark copper color and lacing as the foam subsides. Fresh hoppy and caramel malt aroma. Body has a thick caramely sweetness and a citrus, resiny hop flavor. Sticky bitter finish. Doesn't quite have the cleanliness or balance of some of the better IPAs, but it still has plenty of flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2003
Big rocky beige head atop a clear amber body. Aroma is mildly sweet, big grapefruit. Taste is big grapefruit, very bitter, minimally sweet. Medium-full body, fairly chewy. Unbalanced in a way I can't say that really does it for me.


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