Dagger Falls IPA - Sockeye Grill & Brewery
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4.03/5 rDev +1.3%
Glass: 23-oz. glass
From: Old Chicago in Boise, Idaho
Price: $5 (happy hour)
Purchased: Dec. 18, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 18, 2013
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.
12-28-2013 09:28:52 | More by BucannonXC5
3.79/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
09-16-2013 00:53:16 | More by TheFlern
4.28/5 rDev +7.5%
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
08-09-2013 23:19:33 | More by brentk56
3.95/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
07-24-2013 02:04:19 | More by flagmantho
4.1/5 rDev +3%
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.
07-17-2013 04:33:38 | More by superspak
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.