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RATINGS: 431   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - AUG 4, 2014
Dark amber colour. Citrus, floral hop aroma. Taste is malty, and more citrus floral hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (709) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Tasted from draft. Pours a dark ruby brown that's a bit cloudy. Much darker than most standard IPAs. Aroma is earthly and herbal. Some licorice notes. Taste is a nice well balanced moderately bitter IPA. Flavors of pine, herbs, earthy notes, and caramel. Tastes similar to some rye IPAs. Different than most traditional IPAs but still very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4263) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
12 oz can served in a wine goblet. Pours a very reddish and dark color for an IPA, but then this seems to be a Red IPA. Aroma: herbal and slightly earthy hops. Flavor: strong and pungent hops. Reported IBU=70 seems about right. Feel: medium+ body; good medium carbonation. O: A well crafted Red IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (3441) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Grabbed a can while style tick shopping. Pours murky brownish red. Nose is caramel malt and red fruits. Tastes of grapefruit, berry, earth, caramel, pine, almost and English pale ale meets northwest. Dry finish light palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (4049) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Thank you Terry Stovall, for bringing this back from Anchorage AK --- Hazy dark crimson caramel, thick ivory head cover, sheets of lace that slide back into the drink. Taste is a little malt, quickly compromised by medium hops. Entering the finish, a much stronger shots of hops barrels through, and then slowly fades back to a bit of malt. This is "determined and bitter," but I don’t see much besides hops to balance. A solid IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Aroma is malts, spices and light pine/citrus. The flavor is citrus, fruit, grapefruit, tea, very light tropical fruit and a tangy/mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3706) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a red/brown body with a one finger white foamy head that dies within thirty seconds leaving a decent amount of sticky lacing. The smell had a thick citrus/pine hops, soft cranberry coming through (interesting for an AIPA, but actually quite nice - I like it). The taste was pretty bittersweet through the hops and malts backing it up just slightly, nice bittersweet aftertaste, dry finish. The palate was about a light to medium, fairly sessionable. Carbonation seems to be spot for the style and for me. Overall, this is a good AIPA that I always try to keep some in my beer refrigerator no matter what.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 Big bottle. Pours darkening chestnut with a heaped Belgian foam. Aroma of red berries, blackcurrant, juniper, marmalade on Hovis. Sweet balanced, moderately floral and juicy red berry hop flavour with a pounding of juniper; soap, lavender, satsuma and liquorice hints. Malt emerging in a balancing digestive and dry roasted finish. Aromatic, floral and multicoloured on the belch. Good fresh hop. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pbzbo (11) - - MAR 17, 2014
Pours a dark reddish orange from tap. Uneven head, big and small bubbles, slightly greasy looking. Taste of sweet caramel, hops are grapefruit and cedar, attenuated by the sweetness but lingering on the back of the palate. Head smears rather than laces down the glass. Dirty but delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle to glass. Not sure how old. Pours a mostly clear deep copper amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is a moderate citrus, floral hops, with sweet amber malts. Most of the hop flavor is lost in the flavor, with mostly amber malts shining through. A touch of piney floral hops hidden in there. Light to medium in body with a funky finish. Good, but not great. Have definitely had better from Midnight Sun.

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