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RATINGS: 399   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.


3.5
   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 (5178) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8867) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Crystal clear, copper ale. Nice head, retention and lacework. The nose is all hops, pine and grapefruit. Big and malty, but well-hopped for balance. Fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, dry finish. Recommended!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - JAN 10, 2004
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. Bottled the second week of November 2003. Poured out a deep copper/ dark orange color, with a fast fading light tan head. It did, however, leave a decent lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas are of Centennial & Cascade hops. Strong aromas of slightly burned caramel also. Malt aromas are fresh & prevalent throughout. Citrus note in the taste, probably from the Cascade hops. Slightly yeast, slight biscuit dryness to it as well. A really nice little IPA.

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 (2232) - 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 (1414) - 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 (1147) - 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.


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