Dagger Falls IPA - Sockeye Grill & Brewery
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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
4.18/5 rDev +5.3%
Appearance - Brilliant orange to light amber, hazed over, persistent head, big time sticky lacing. Very nice look.
Aroma - Really big fruity nose, stone fruits, sweet and piney, citrus pith and rind, some toasty sweet malts
Feel/Taste - Super smooth carb and feel, medium body. Taste is remarkably well balanced for a west coast IPA, yet ridiculously hoppy at the same time. Like the nose: stone fruits, citrus pith and peel, and pine resin hops pack a quite bitter punch; hops stick and linger for a long time. Providing some much needed balance are lightly sweet, toasty, caramel malts. Resin bitterness lingers on and on.
Overall - Really nice IPA, but you'd better be game for a bitter, hoppy punch in the mouth. I'm somewhat of a hop-head, and I even found it quite bitter. Thank goodness for that smooth, slightly sweet malt backbone! Good show, Sockeye!
08-29-2014 01:20:03 | More by Redneckwine
4.78/5 rDev +20.4%
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.
03-25-2014 20:30:53 | More by MugOHops
Dagger Falls IPA from Sockeye Grill & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.