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Dagger Falls IPA - Sockeye Grill & Brewery

Dagger Falls IPADagger Falls IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

64 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 64
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%


Brewed by:
Sockeye Grill & Brewery visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This medal winning India Pale Ale is brewed in the true Northwest fashion. It has an intense hop flavor and aroma, with a dry bitter finish. It defintely has enough hops to “send you over the edge.”

100 IBU

(Beer added by: woodychandler on 02-11-2008)
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Reviews by woemad:
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woemad

Washington

3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can purchased at Pilgrims in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, for $1.59. My first Sockeye beer, since they’re not distributed to Washington.

Poured a hazy shade of orange, with a big, creamy off-white head that left lots of lace on the sides of my glass.

Citrusy hops in the nose, and not much else, initially. As it warms up, a little bit of bready maltiness is detectable.

Citrusy flavor to start off with. I get more tangerine than grapefruit. There’s some more bitter hop flavor midway through, but it’s in the background. The malts provide a backbone and a little contrast, but not a whole lot else.

Medium bodied, and a little watery, though not to a deal breaker degree.

This is a relatively easy drinking IPA, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it on a 90+ degree afternoon. While I wouldn’t reach for it while having a big hankering for hops, I could have several more on a day like today. This would probably work well as a gateway IPA for getting someone introduced to the style. At a decent price, I’d buy it again.

Serving type: can

06-30-2013 23:22:43 | More by woemad
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

04-03-2014 00:53:00 | More by Kurmaraja
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MugOHops

Alabama

4.78/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Haaahhhh-PY!! WOW! Bitter and hoppy. Thick. This brew will grab your attention quickly. The brew came in a chilled can, then poured into a tulip glass.

A: Deep golden, almost orange. A bit like a soft-amber ale.

S: The aroma was that ganja-y like smell you get from a huge, hops-forward IPA. Reminded me of my college roommate smoking a bowl. Delish.

T: Every last thing you expect from a big, hops forward IPA is found in Dagger. Very, VERY hoppy. Very, VERY bitter. Not as malty as some might like; which is to say that the malt does not balance the hops. But, I enjoy that. I want to taste 99% hops, 1% malt.

M: Thick! I prefer a lighter mouthfeel (think: Nooner from Sierra Nevada). Good carbonation.

O: Overall, Dagger Falls IPA gets a solid 4/5 stars. Fantastic IPA translation. It's a big, heavy, hoppy, smelly, wonderful IPA. Since I haven't heard much (in fact i've never heard of this brew at all) I am going to suggest that this is one of the most underrated beers out there. In the crowded field of West Coast IPA's this guy is in the shadow of more known/established IPA's and will need a good marketing campaign to get it's name out.

Serving type: can

03-25-2014 20:30:53 | More by MugOHops
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

03-11-2014 04:38:40 | More by MastaShonuf
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California

4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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Recless7

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

02-22-2014 06:39:52 | More by Recless7
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-27-2014 19:56:14 | More by ygtbsm94
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Jameswoody

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-26-2014 04:02:26 | More by Jameswoody
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BigGingDrinker

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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BucannonXC5

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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: Draft
Glass: 23-oz. glass
From: Old Chicago in Boise, Idaho
Price: $5 (happy hour)
Purchased: Dec. 18, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 18, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a caramel orange murky color with two fingers of khaki white head when I got it. Tons of thick foamy lacing on the sides. Great retention all the way down.

Smelled citrus hops, grapefruit, tangerine, orange, floral hops and sweet caramel. Very good overall.

Tasted similar to the nose. Got bitter grapefruit (citrus) hops, orange, caramel, Cascade hops and floral hops.

Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

Just a very good beer. Boise definitely has some good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-28-2013 09:28:52 | More by BucannonXC5
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TheFlern

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3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Exactly what you'd expect from a western Idaho IPA. I'd catagorize this area's hop profile of choice as bitter followed by citrus. So expect your bitter hops up front and out back. There's some citrus in there, trust me! Cloudy looking beer and a good looking tight white head. This beer could be a lot better if the hop profile was more refined but instead it's just a bit overly assertive and not in a good way.

Serving type: can

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Dagger Falls IPA from Sockeye Grill & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.