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RATINGS: 433   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47935) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle 66cl. @ Amerikaner blindsmagning @ Papsoe, Bottle #22.]
Clear medium amber color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lancing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is caramel, pine neddle, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is moderate sweet and heavy bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (190608)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (44033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle. Papsoes MadsBerg homecoming blindtasting, bottle #22. Pours clear and golden orange to amber with a slowly collapsing light yellow head. Solid spiced and pinewood hops aroma. Flavour is dry hoppy with a mild to vague malt base. Rather thin body. Dry bitter finish with a mild citric note.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (36878) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of hops and grass and a lighter touch of spices. The flavor is sweet and very spicy, leading to a dry finish. The body is on the light side. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (27592) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2008
Botte #22 at Papsoes blindtasting. Clear orange coloured with a huge off white head. Aroma of grass, pine needles, grape fruits and hops. Fruity flavour of rgass, pine needles, grape fruits and hops. Very dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25779) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak piney hoppy aroma. Fruity malty bitter hoppy flavor with weak hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2008
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of MaltOMeal. Clear amber golden with a dense off-white head leaving laces. Fresh and hoppy aroma of peach and pine. Medium body with dry toasted caramel, some fruit and a very dry, bitter finish. 190608

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24773) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
Dark orange with big solid head. Completely dominated by cascade hops, but not over the top bitter. Tasty.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23948) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18842) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle.Somewhat hazy reddish/amber beer with a very nice lasting beige head. Hoppy grassy aroma, floral, citrus, vinous notes, creamy, woody notes, pine, grapefruit, pineapples, herbal and with some pear and hay. Hoppy berry flavor, metal, hay, cream, citrus, pear, red apples, red grapes, pine, floral, red currant, lingonberries, floral, sweetish, spicy notes, little roasted and with some grapefruit. Hoppy red currant finish with pine, grass, citrus, red apples and some bready notes. Very good!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (17093) - 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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