Dagger Falls IPA - Sockeye Grill & Brewery
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3.08/5 rDev -22.6%
The site says "retired" but I just had this on tap in Boise, so I shall need to note that.
Anyway, this is a strongly characterful, hoppy, but rather intense and unbalanced IPA.
Hazy orange amber, it has a smallish foamy off-white head soon shrinking to a foamy ring, with a little lace.
Aroma is candied citrus, marmalade and grapefruit, sour green grapes.
Taste is resiny and bitter-sweet candied citrus with light caramelly raisiny sweetness at first balanced but quickly overpower by the astringent, medicinal bitterness of bitter leaves and citrus, which dominates the aftertaste and lingers. This brings down drinkability a lot. It is, though, at least somewhat different from the norm and the medicinal quality has promise if it is reigned in and balanced, etc.
08-16-2010 21:17:42 | More by Offa
3.55/5 rDev -10.8%
On tap at Sockeye Brewpub.
A - Served a cloudy medium orange with a two finger light tan head. Good retention and spots of lacing left on the glass.
S - A nice orange and pine one-two punch.
T - More piney an grassy.
D - A bitter pine lingers. Thinner body with average carbonation.
O - Solid ID IPA. Nothing life changing, but I am always happy to try a new West Coast IPA.
04-11-2012 19:57:19 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.6/5 rDev -9.5%
Into a pint glass. Half finger of head on a cloudy, dark straw colored body.
Smell is citrus and pine.
Taste has a strong bitterness with mild malt. Good balance.
Crisp texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
A solid IPA with a good dose of bitterness that's balanced nicely.
12-18-2012 06:28:37 | More by Fatehunter
3.74/5 rDev -6%
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.
06-30-2013 23:22:43 | More by woemad
Dagger Falls IPA from Sockeye Grill & Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.