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Sockeye Red IPA - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Sockeye Red IPASockeye Red IPA

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very good

366 Ratings

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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 25
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in the bold spirit of Alaska, Sockeye Red IPA is a finely crafted Pacific Northwest-style India Pale Ale with a real bite. Ample pale two-row malt creates a fresh, firm body while specialty malts impart a spawning red hue. The predominant character of this fiesty catch comes from outlandish portions of Centennial, Cascade and Simcoe hops, giving this beer tremendous citrus and floral aroma and flavor.

Determined and bitter but amazingly balanced, Sockeye Red IPA is gnarly enough to take you hook, line and sinker. Forget about a bigger rig; grab a bigger glass.

70 IBU

(Beer added by: purplehops on 02-21-2003)
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

nmann08, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

koopa, Aug 08, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +6.1%

A-orange amber color with a nice big off-white head and good lacing

S-caramel malt, pine, floral, light citrus

T-caramel malt, grapefruit, orange, pine, floral, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-liked this red style IPA, easy drinking and would love to have more

MDDMD, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

pkalix, Jul 26, 2014
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Taiken, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Sudonym, Jul 18, 2014
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fergchri, Jul 18, 2014
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MIKESTARR01, Jul 14, 2014
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metsfan1, Jul 12, 2014
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3.71/5  rDev -1.9%

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich amber-orange hue with a light haze and moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of pillowy ivory foam with good retention and a nice lace left on the glass. Quite attractive.

Smell: lightly toasty/caramelly malt character; it's redolent of an amber ale. Hops are earthy and herbal with a little bit of citrus character to them. "Red IPA" is right on for what they are going for here. It's not bad.

Taste: caramelly malt with a citrusy, somewhat piney hop character and plenty of bitterness. It's got the right balance for an IPA; pretty good!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a decent creaminess for an IPA. Not bad.

Overall: this is a pretty good beer, though I usually shy away from reds/ambers. They've done a good job of getting that toasty/caramelly red character without going too far into the biscuit range of the spectrum -- something I can definitely support.

flagmantho, Jul 10, 2014
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CSO, Jul 08, 2014
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paulish, Jul 08, 2014
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3.66/5  rDev -3.2%

12 oz can served in a wine goblet.
Pours a very reddish and dark color for an IPA, but then this seems to be a Red IPA.

Aroma: herbal and slightly earthy hops.

Flavor: strong and pungent hops. Reported IBU=70 seems about right.

Feel: medium+ body; good medium carbonation.

O: A well crafted Red IPA.

chinchill, Jul 05, 2014
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Sockeye Red IPA from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.