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Dagger Falls IPA - Sockeye Grill & Brewery

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Dagger Falls IPADagger Falls IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
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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Offa

California

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
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stogirelli

Florida

3.16/5  rDev -20.6%

08-14-2014 01:25:19 | More by stogirelli
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

06-26-2013 17:04:13 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Lsmith316

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

11-26-2013 04:43:02 | More by Lsmith316
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Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

06-29-2014 16:51:13 | More by Jmbbabson
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rainydays2020

New York

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

04-02-2013 03:30:42 | More by rainydays2020
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MastaShonuf

California

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

05-24-2014 20:56:05 | More by LXIXME
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Trish

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

08-06-2013 22:05:53 | More by Trish
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avalonct

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

02-08-2013 01:34:33 | More by avalonct
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HOGFVR

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

11-08-2013 15:58:44 | More by HOGFVR
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Recless7

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

09-28-2013 16:10:41 | More by Boilerfood
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

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
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Fatehunter

Oregon

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
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woemad

Washington

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
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juicebox

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-17-2012 23:40:24 | More by juicebox
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falconxman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-26-2012 19:36:22 | More by falconxman
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-16-2013 05:34:12 | More by SeatsTaken
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neckbeered

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-12-2014 16:01:10 | More by neckbeered
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-03-2013 06:44:37 | More by spycow
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casapy

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-28-2013 01:13:21 | More by casapy
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-17-2014 00:44:53 | More by BigGingDrinker
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Irrationalist

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-25-2014 04:19:08 | More by Irrationalist
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Dagger Falls IPA from Sockeye Grill & Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.