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Hell Diver Pale Ale - Sockeye Grill & Brewery

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Hell Diver Pale AleHell Diver Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

26 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sockeye Grill & Brewery visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This medal winning pale ale is a rich pale-ambler ale, with a deep copper color. It has a pleasant ale-like fruitness with medium hop flavor and aroma. “Dive in!”

32 IBU

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 02-16-2008)
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Reviews by johnmac:
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johnmac

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-27-2014 05:04:21 | More by johnmac
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juicebox

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-17-2012 23:40:05 | More by juicebox
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-24-2014 20:54:53 | More by LXIXME
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-04-2014 14:55:05 | More by jmccraney
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Nage37

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

06-18-2014 05:52:33 | More by Nage37
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%

22 oz picked up at the Brewpub today for $5.50 ... Hugely excited to see that Sockeye has finally bottled something other than their Winterfest and the Barley Wine. I've had dozens of these on draft at the brewpub and feel double honored to be the first on BA to review it and the first to review it in bottles. Cheers here we go.

Cool label ... standard Ward Hooper logo off the tap-handle ... mean looking sockeye salmon with little devil horns.

Shared with Brenda mine poured into my New Belgium snifter.

Light copper amber brew .. slightly hop hazed ... 2 finger head ... sticky lacing.

Aroma is nice mix of citrus/floral hoppiness with toasty caramel malts... good dose of ale fruitiness.

Flavor mirrors the aroma with a significant amount of toasted bready notes and touches of sweetness... not overly hoppy at all.. just nicely balanaced. The body is thicker than I remember at the brewpub .... maybe because I let this warm up quite a bit... nice earthy/citrusy finish.

Nothing about this beer is Earth shattering, but it still is very solid. Cheers to Josh and the boys at Sockeye.. and definitely keep up the bottling.

02-16-2008 04:36:08 | More by JohnGalt1
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a cloudy medium coppery amber with a half finger light khaki head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of light caramel and biscuit malt with mild citrus and grassy hops. Flavor is rich biscuit malt developing an interesting grassy hop flavor with light citrus, finishing with residual biscuit and grassy hop bitterness. Exceptional medium creamy body for a pale ale. A nice flavor progression from the deep biscuit malt through a good grassy hop bitterness in the finish. I liked this quit a bit. Picked up a few assorted cans from this brewery on a road trip and this first one gives me no regrets for getting a variety. Looking forward to the rest.

05-25-2014 21:22:23 | More by LiquidAmber
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Hopbarring


3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-27-2014 23:32:39 | More by Hopbarring
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1424IpA

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-04-2014 07:06:30 | More by 1424IpA
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zestd

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-25-2013 01:14:02 | More by zestd
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%

This arrived with a full, light-tan head with decent retention. The nose had a lightly hoppy quality. I read where this was their first signature beer, developed by their initial brewer. The color was a slightly hazy deep-amber/light-gold. The mouthfeel was medium with a solid hoppiness that would have sufficed in some locations that I have visited (KS, OK). The finish had a good bitterness with a lingering citrus quality. It made me curious to try their IPA.

02-20-2008 15:08:48 | More by woodychandler
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djvolz

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-25-2014 02:28:20 | More by djvolz
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dsigmon

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

thanks to john galt for this one!

A: pours a deep amber almost red with a nice thin head that dissapears fairly quickly. nice lacing on the side.

S: caramel malt is apparent on the nose at first but is soon followed with a strong spiciness from the hops.

T: very much the same as the taste. caramel malts roll across the tongue at first but is quickly matched in a perfect balance of spicy herbal hops. a slight taste of tobacco, something i dont normally pick up seems to be there as well.

M: a little thin and watery on the palatte. light carbonation.

D: easy drinker even with the slight alcohol burn that usually isn't apparent at 5%. wonderfully balanced.

05-18-2008 02:16:55 | More by dsigmon
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-17-2014 00:50:07 | More by BigGingDrinker
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cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-01-2013 22:02:44 | More by cp45
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Noe

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-29-2014 05:49:35 | More by Noe
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HOGFVR

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

11-08-2013 15:59:58 | More by HOGFVR
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-18-2014 04:40:37 | More by WDJersey
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-21-2014 16:10:13 | More by MikeDAdams
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-28-2013 16:07:06 | More by Boilerfood
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stevoj

Idaho

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-05-2014 03:50:36 | More by stevoj
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%

Hell yeah! Huge thanks to JohnGalt1 for throwing this extra in!

Beautiful dark golden color with a great head and some tremendous lacing...

Sweet malty aroma that is literally laced with hoppiness... Smells wonderful..

What strikes me about this brew is its drinkability. Extremely smooth and malty yet has a hoppiness that finishes bitter but doesn't get old.

This might be one of the best session brews that I've ever had... Excellent work from the crew at Sockeye Brewing....

04-19-2008 03:40:23 | More by Tilley4
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JoelClark

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-03-2014 20:14:07 | More by JoelClark
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KAF

Iowa

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-06-2014 01:36:28 | More by KAF
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%

12oz can into a Widmer oversized nonic.

A: Lightly hazy burnt gold color with a nice white head and some good lace.

S: Zesty grapefruit and orange pith, citrus, some dank orange and pine, dry-ish with a hint of biscuit and toasted malt.

T: Smoother and balanced, a touch more malt here than the nose...toast, biscuit, and a nice dose of citrus (lemon, orange, grapefruit) hops and some piney, dank/earthy undertones.

MF: Feels bigger than a 5% pale, malt makes itself known...low bitterness, creamy, with a touch of dryness on the finish.

O: A nice pale, with a good nose and a balanced body.

04-26-2013 13:45:45 | More by Scotchboy
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Hell Diver Pale Ale from Sockeye Grill & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.