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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

75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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Underdogbisco

Utah

5/5  rDev +25.6%

11-19-2013 23:00:37 | More by Underdogbisco
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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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HOGFVR

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-16-2013 14:43:38 | More by KetchumSuds
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TheFlern

Idaho

3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Serving type: can

09-16-2013 00:53:16 | More by TheFlern
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apf

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-10-2013 03:32:18 | More by apf
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zestd

Idaho

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-19-2013 00:03:12 | More by zestd
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-18-2013 07:29:19 | More by rab53
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
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

Serving type: can

08-09-2013 23:19:33 | More by brentk56
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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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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-31-2013 02:08:17 | More by DerekMorgan
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flagmantho

Washington

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: can

07-24-2013 02:04:19 | More by flagmantho
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +3%
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.

Serving type: can

07-17-2013 04:33:38 | More by superspak
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-16-2013 21:57:37 | More by Chucker17
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-15-2013 00:59:31 | More by bumchilly25
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IDABEERGUY

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

07-11-2013 17:59:33 | More by IDABEERGUY
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Rau71

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-05-2013 16:01:07 | More by Rau71
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woemad

Washington

3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: can

06-30-2013 23:22:43 | More by woemad
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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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dawn-bolen

Idaho

4.63/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

True Northwest style American IPA. Hop aroma is strong and floral, bite is intense and satisfying. Malt character is present for balance but Simcoe is predominant in aroma and bitterness. This beer boasts 4 other hop varieties in the brew. Very nice.

Serving type: can

06-25-2013 22:01:48 | More by dawn-bolen
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TheFugitive

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dagger Falls IPA is a total hop bomb with huge citrus notes

Poured into a goblet style glass

A: The appearance is a dirty cloudy orange, similar to a DIPA

S: Lots of pine

T: Tons of pine, hops and citrus. I was addicted after my first sip

M: Medium body with minimal carbonation

O: I was very pleased with this IPA. Now, how do I to get more?

Serving type: can

05-12-2013 05:55:43 | More by TheFugitive
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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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paulmcc25

California

4.56/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Sockeye Brewery while on vacation visiting buddies.

Deep golden hue.

Smell is of huge pine. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is nicely balanced. Not too thin, but not like syrup.

Bitter! Wowsers. Bitter on both sides of the tounge. Good Lord. Very hoppy, citrusy, and I detected a hint of grapefruit???

If you are a hop-forward loving fan, this is your brew. If you love malt, this is not your brew. If you like a well balanced brew...again, go home. This is for hop heads only. I did detect malt, but not enough to balance this brew.

Very nice stuff coming out of Idaho the past five-ten years. Dagger Falls IPA should put Idaho on the craft brew radar.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2013 18:34:00 | More by paulmcc25
Dagger Falls IPA from Sockeye Grill & Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.