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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.

Brewmaster's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 8, 2002
medium cloudy orange in color. Thick head with nice lacing. Great aroma. Not over the top hops but quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (2221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Approximately 15 oz. from a 22 oz. bottle, consumed on 8-28-16. Pours a surprisingly dark brown (medium brown overall) with a moderate amount of cream-colored head. Nice shade of liquid and head. Hazy liquid. Good lacing. Looks good. Toasty, floral maltiness produces a dried fruit flavor. Nice, citric hoppiness in smell. Some pine and even saltiness from the hops. Like a tangy fruit salad in aroma (blueberry, orange, melon). Really nice, hoppy-dry taste with a good, toasted to caramel malt backbone. Grapefruit, lemon, peach, and tropical fruit. Lemon / vanilla cream. Freshly baked bread crust. Nice, long, full, dry aftertaste. Medium body. Nice smoothness but not the most memorable palate. My kind of beer! Well balanced and drinkable with a lot of aroma and flavor. Strong across the board. A real winner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Caramel-bronze body with a luxurious, frothy and poofy caramel cream crown. Pine to pineapple hop nose, with a soapy leafyness. Medium-bodied, good balance between caramel malt and hops. Easy bitterness and restrained hop flavor, with winces of leafyness. A solid ESB/Red

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6200) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Fruity nose. Flavors of grapefruit rind and pine. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5599) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2016
12oz can from SHIG. Poured a slightly cloudy amber body with a frothy light beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty, amber malts, wort, caramel, slight brown paper bag. Flavor is tonic water, dry toast, dry caramel, some molasses. Nice body, medium mouthfeel, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Deadpool37 (113) - - JUN 9, 2016
Pours dark reddish brown aromas very floral good bitterness decent hop citrus hints as well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (7772) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle from City Beer. Amber with a small head. Sweet with caramel, some hops and dried fruit. Medium body and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3808) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2016
@ best western americania 16-3-6: rätt söt och maltig med små humletoner och socker. Lite för söt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (903) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Draft at brewery. Dark reddish amber, ring of foam. Aroma hoppy spruce and fruit. Taste hoppy lemon rind, some spruce, touch of mint, with some malty back bone. Palate smooth, carbonation moderate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21441) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Draft at the source. Clear deep reddish amber color. Aroma of lightly spiced burnt caramel. Taste is bittersweet malt. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (2570) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
Can from Andy. Dark amber with a tan head. That is an odd one - sorta old orange and citrus aroma, somewhat musty, caramel malt, some spice, mild carbonation and moderate body, slightly astringent, fairly grainy with some hay, bitter and fairly malty on the finish.

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