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Dagger Falls IPA - Sockeye Grill & Brewery

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Dagger Falls IPADagger Falls IPA

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very good

85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | 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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3.08/5  rDev -22.2%

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.

Offa, Aug 16, 2010
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3.16/5  rDev -20.2%

stogirelli, Aug 14, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -19.2%

xMRxEx, Aug 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

DerwinWentworth, Jun 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Lsmith316, Nov 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Jmbbabson, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

rainydays2020, Apr 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

MastaShonuf, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

LXIXME, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Trish, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

d5001986, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

avalonct, Feb 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

HOGFVR, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Recless7, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Boilerfood, Sep 28, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -10.4%

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.

HuskyinPDX, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%

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.

Fatehunter, Dec 18, 2012
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3.74/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

woemad, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

juicebox, Jul 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

falconxman, Aug 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ygtbsm94, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

SeatsTaken, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

spycow, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

casapy, Dec 28, 2013
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Dagger Falls IPA from Sockeye Grill & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.