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RATINGS: 405   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Pours a darkened copper with a pillowy cream colored head. Very floral nose with mild pine accents. Grapefruit zest with a slight residual resinous flavor along with a fresh florality and earthiness. Palate is actually light and airy for the amount and types of hops used. Nicely balanced. Somewhat thin and dry but overall enjoyable.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2992) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Can, amber pour, white head, nose and taste are both citrus, hoppy, bitter

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Can from Noble Grains, New York, NY. An amber/red coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, citrus, grapefruit aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit, slightly bitter. Very good IPA from Alaska.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Had this one three times on the trip through AK. At the Alaska Hotel in Juneau, it was bland and buttery. At the brewery, mostly just bland. Our Air B&B landlord left us a bottle in the fridge, and that one showed more life than the others, with a brighter hop note in particular, though it was a bit too yeasty even then.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"this has some potential to be seriosly tasty. No age on the can. but it didnít seem super fresh or old. good balance. semi-sweet citrus (orange peel) and pine flavor, with a bit of caramel and biscuit. aroma pops a tiny tiny bit more than the flavor. really want to try this fresh off the line. Too bad MS donít date cans..."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (921) - , CYPRUS - AUG 4, 2014
Dark amber colour. Citrus, floral hop aroma. Taste is malty, and more citrus floral hops

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RRistow12 (269) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2128) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2262) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2269) - 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 donít see much besides hops to balance. A solid IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4046) - 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.


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