1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Dagger Falls IPA - Sockeye Grill & Brewery

Not Rated.
Dagger Falls IPADagger Falls IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

85 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rrock44
4/5  rDev +1%

rrock44, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Recless7
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Recless7, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ygtbsm94, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Jameswoody
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Jameswoody, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

BigGingDrinker, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of 1424IpA
4/5  rDev +1%

1424IpA, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of johnmac
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

johnmac, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of BucannonXC5
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.

BucannonXC5, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of casapy
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

casapy, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of OKCNittany
4/5  rDev +1%

OKCNittany, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of Lsmith316
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Lsmith316, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of Underdogbisco
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Underdogbisco, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of SeatsTaken
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

SeatsTaken, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of HOGFVR
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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

Boilerfood, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of KetchumSuds
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

KetchumSuds, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of TheFlern
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.

TheFlern, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of apf
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

apf, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of zestd
4/5  rDev +1%

zestd, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +1%

rab53, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a very impressive head; impressive retention that leaves a few shards of lacing behind

Smell: One of those IPAs you can smell down the road - floral and grapefruity, with a hint of pine

Taste: Assertively bitter, from the get-go, with grapefruit pith and pine developing mid-palate; the malt makes a vague appearance in the finish, bringing just a touch of biscuity sweetness for balancing effect

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A terrific West Coast IPA here - rather surprised it isn't in greater demand but that is the world of craft beer today where it is hard to break through the clutter without a gimmick

Thanks, JohnGalt1, for the opportunity

brentk56, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Trish
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Trish, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev +1%

DerekMorgan, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange with a moderate haze and effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam with a hint of an orange cast. I like it.

Smell: lightly sweet malt with a kind of creamy-smooth aroma. Hops are quite citrusy in character; good, although the intensity is just a bit low.

Taste: very well balanced between bright, citrusy hops, sweetish malt and a kind of creamy character that I also noticed in the aroma. Smooth and balanced; I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a nice creaminess for the style.

Overall: this is a smooth and easy-drinkin' IPA. It's not overly strong, but boy is it quaffable.

flagmantho, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with TheFugitive. 12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours hazy orange amber color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, lemon zest, pine, floral, grass, caramel, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, orange rind, floral, pine, grass, caramel, and floral earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pine, floral, grass, caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of hop flavors with a moderate malt balance under the bitterness; and zero cloying bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great balance and complexity of hop flavors with moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jul 17, 2013
Dagger Falls IPA from Sockeye Grill & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.