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RATINGS: 421   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4554) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nickls (2076) - Alexandria, Virginia, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1551) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (3861) - Lewisburg, 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4576) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Darker amber color, moderate head, really nice retention. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, darker bread, caramel. Feels sort of like an amber ale. Medium bodied, almost no bitterness. Really well made, but I wanted more oomph.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1427) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 On tap at Gourmet Haus. Tropical, floral and citrus hops. Slightly hazy orange-amber with full white head that lingers. Head clings down sides. Biscuit malt and floral, perfume hops. Moderate bitterness. A little cloying - could attenuate out more of the sugers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Can. No date. Unsure of freshness... Been wanting to check this out. Smells more malty, rather then hoppy. Dark honey, spicy floral hops, mildly sweet orange citrus and mildly sweet pine dominate the nose. Palate is dominated by earthy, spicy, yet sweet pine, and bitter citrus, with a honeyed malt backbone. Bitterness grows on the finish. Refreshing, fine carbonation, seems to drive the bitterness. Sessionable weight. Lingering flavors of bitter, honeyed citrus rind. Would like to try this fresh for comparison, though Alaska is 1000's of miles away, so it is what it is. While this "can" is more malt centric today, it's not a bad thing... as it's a nice change of pace, if not delicious. Enjoyable. Would drink again. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

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