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RATINGS: 412   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.


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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3334) - California, USA - JUL 18, 2015
18 July 2015, tap. Amber, clear, no bubbles. Nose is sweet grapefruit and granola malt. Thin/med body and moderately fizzy. Sharp, grassy and grapefruit citrus, moderately bitter, some Amber malt background. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2015
Aroma: pine, exotic fruits, some spices. Appearance: dark amber, medium, creamy, off-white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: initially bitters continue, nie floral hops, tropical fruits coming up, some resin and pine. Overall: very nice IPA, excellent aroma and palate. Can at Brooks Lodge, Katmai.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconch (324) - - JUN 23, 2015
Amber color nose of citrus with a little malt sweetness. Taste is bitter with a solid malt backbone. Bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beechner224 (938) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Copper color with white head. Aroma is malt forward. Taste is malty, bready, missing the hops, maybe an old can?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma of hops with a sweet malt backing. Tastes of hops, sweet malt and some rye -- nicely balanced and with a long bitter finish. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1184) - California, USA - APR 14, 2015
Pours a burn red color with a white head. Hop, caramel, toffee, floral, biscuit and hop aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Caramel and toast finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (1377) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 15, 2015
Draught @ NYC Craft Beer Festival. Hazy amber color with small foamy beige head, floral hops aroma, low carbonation, slightly sweet taste, thin body, weak finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3935) - 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 (2391) - 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 (13538) - 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.


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