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Dagger Falls IPA - Sockeye Grill & Brewery

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Dagger Falls IPADagger Falls IPA

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | 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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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-11-2013 17:59:33 | More by IDABEERGUY
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-05-2013 16:01:07 | More by Rau71
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3.74/5  rDev -5.8%

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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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

06-26-2013 17:04:13 | More by DerwinWentworth
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4.63/5  rDev +16.6%

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.

06-25-2013 22:01:48 | More by dawn-bolen
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4.33/5  rDev +9.1%

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?

05-12-2013 05:55:43 | More by TheFugitive
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-03-2013 06:44:37 | More by spycow
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4.56/5  rDev +14.9%

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.

04-19-2013 18:34:00 | More by paulmcc25
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4.51/5  rDev +13.6%

Deep golden in color with a two finger head.

You know immediately you are drinking a major league IPA once you pop the top. The smell is of strong pine and citrus. Reminiscent of Sierra Nevada's Hoptimum. Wonderful.

This is one of the more bitter beers i've had. But, that's what IPA's are all about. Dagger Falls is bitter with not much of a malt profile to counter balance. The taste is in-your-face hops. The bitterness stays around after the swallow. Wow.

Being from California and within an easy driving distance to the Sierra Nevada and Russian River breweries I can say that I have had some of the finest IPA's on the west coast, if not the whole country. Dagger Falls is now included. While driving through Idaho I discovered DF IPA from Sockeye in a store. I'm so glad I did. I don't know why beers like Pliny get all the attention when there are IPA's like Dagger Falls. Amazing. Folks in Idaho have themselves one of the better IPA's out there.

Great job, Sockeye.

04-18-2013 00:27:03 | More by Halos25
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-15-2013 04:48:33 | More by Juno_Malone
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3.79/5  rDev -4.5%

I had this one in a can served in an old school pilsner at Bar Gernika in Boise.

The beer is gold with garnet tones. It has a thick and sticky beige head.

I like the aroma of pine, citrus and malts.

The taste is earthy with some pine resin midlevel bitterness. The beer is balanced with a clear malt backbone that adds a toasty counterpoint.

The mouth is workman like and a touch coating.

It is kind of an old school throwback IPA that went down easy.

04-08-2013 18:50:30 | More by Redrover
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

04-02-2013 03:30:42 | More by rainydays2020
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

02-08-2013 01:34:33 | More by avalonct
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-21-2013 19:55:20 | More by fivetime
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

A: A slightly hazy deep red pour. Decent sized light and fluffy off-white head. Fades slowly, leaving a moderate amount of lacing behind.

S: Mild citrus and mellow tropical fruit backed up with some caramel. Sweet and smooth.

T: Grapefruit, pine and some tropical fruit. Mainly pine I would say. Hop flavors aren't mind-numbingly strong but there isn't much malt to back it up either - a touch bready perhaps. Pine, resin and herbal hops on the back end. Even get a little garlic and onion lingering in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and drying in the finish.

O: Tasty and relatively unbalanced IPA. Luckily the hops aren't TOO over the top. Nice variety of hop flavors in here but mainly the pine tends to stand out. Enjoyable.

01-01-2013 05:55:02 | More by Dope
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3.6/5  rDev -9.3%

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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-04-2012 04:00:22 | More by BeerHunter76
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-29-2012 17:25:04 | More by JuniperJesus
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-21-2012 18:41:01 | More by KlayWey
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

08-26-2012 19:36:22 | More by falconxman
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-17-2012 23:40:24 | More by juicebox
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-15-2012 17:07:44 | More by Lorihall1
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3.55/5  rDev -10.6%

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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4.13/5  rDev +4%

Growler picked up at the brewery on Sunday 1/8/12. Poured into a Bridgeport pint glass.

A: Pours a relatively clear pale golden color, with a big fluffy white head that sticks around for a long time considering the format (growler).

S: Piney...grapefruit...grassy, bitter orange. Slight astringency, light malt backbone really lets those hops shine. Smells dry.

T: Right in line with the nose, very dry and bitter. Blood orange & ruby grapefruit, hints of starfruit, lots of pine & piney dryness, and a biscuity malt backbone.

MF: Dry, light-medium carbonation, lighter body. Refreshing.

O: Pretty bitter and very hop forward. I've reviewed this beer in 3 formats now. Once Sockeye - West opens, I'm hoping this beer hits the bottling line so I can pimp it out across the country.

01-09-2012 14:46:23 | More by Scotchboy
Dagger Falls IPA from Sockeye Grill & Brewery
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