Dagger Falls IPA | Sockeye Grill & Brewery

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Dagger Falls IPADagger Falls IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sockeye Grill & Brewery
Idaho, United States
sockeyebrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

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

Added by woodychandler on 02-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
142
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
9.92%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
32
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can courtesy of Rnewt pours a lightly hazed copper color with a nicely sized cap of off white head, retention is decent, but lace is magnifico!

Nose is old school NW IPA, piney and citric with a fair to middling malt base. If I had to guess Id say chinook and maybe cascade...stupid guess Im sure. Pretty good, aroma though.

Flavor is neatly tied to the nose, goes down smooth. Tastes a little old school, the hops used are just not up to snuff with the new varietals. Id drink it again though. Thanks Rachel!

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance had a shaded orange to copper color with a glazed over brownish tints closer to the center of the glass. There was a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing here and there. The smell had a sharp grapefruit to citrus (slightly tropical and enticing) with a light pine weaving it’s way in the aroma. The taste was pure bittersweet arranging a nice orange flavoring to come out nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good acceptable sharpness normally tasted in an AIPA coming from the Northwest. Overall, pretty good AIPA that I would definitely have again.

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Photo of socon67
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RandyCongdon
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at a Red Lobster in Boise. The waiter told me my beer would be a few minutes. It turns out they were cracking open a new keg; so between that fact and that I was in the city where this beer is produced, I knew this would be fresh.

Look- Just like apple cider with a head. Cloudy, copper-brown. The head was 1/2 " high and white. There was thick lacing that clung to the glass in layers, so you could tell where each sip ended.

Smell- Citrus and pine. Very straightforward, with maybe just a bit of floral.

Taste- Much like the smell. Citrus and pine carried over well. Medium bitterness, very dry. Overall, I thought the taste was really good.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, smooth and creamy finish. The aftertaste persists leaving a bitterness on the sides and back of the tongue.

Overall- I was impressed with this particular IPA. As mentioned regarding the smell, it is a straightforward beer that should be received well by IPA -loving guests.
It paired very nicely with the battered shrimp that I had, as well as with the biscuits. I will definitely buy it again.

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Photo of Fowdy
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy darker amber color with a finger of head and nice lacing. Not much citrus but a good hop bite from start to finish. Aftertaste is pleasing.

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Photo of MTKATL
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ccrida
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured in Piraat tulip. Dark gold, small off-white head, light scattered lace. Smell is cat pee hopiness, centennials. Taste is pretty nicely balanced between big hops and a little malt backbone, while still keeping the body from being too heavy. Enjoyed this one even though I generally like a lighter, brighter IPA.

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Photo of nmann08
2.68/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cbcrunch
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bitterbill
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned March 31st 2016.

It pours a hazy copper with 2 fingers of foam, long lasting foam. Lacing is good.

Grapefruit aromas up front, bringing a lot of bitterness to my nose. Malt is near zero presence but for a hint of slightly sweet bread.

A bitter IPA with strong citrus grapefruit biting my palate. Slight sweet notes in the middle with some bread and back to that hop bite in the finish which is pretty long lasting.

Medium body and carbonation.

Solid if one dimension like. I do like it.

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Photo of B_B
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fargrow
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice light orange appearance, good 3/4" white head. Lots of pine, lesser citrus, they really dropped a lot of c hops into this one at many stages I would surmise.

Bitterness is amped up, but it isn't all that, it has some hop flavors, green, fresh. Some crystal malt, not overdone thankfully. Great canned beer to take fishing, or pair with eating fish.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Volsdawg10
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsteez
4.34/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Quafftastic
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamuelR
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a dark semi-colored amber with a decent transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising to fill a frothy white head. Lacing seemed to roll around slyly in a sticky sort of slim foamy sort of way.
The smell started with a sly caramel malt running into some bitter citrus hops. Piney hops grace in and around a light herbal quality about it.
The taste was moderately sweet with a stellar bitter rind-like citrus to collide into the aftertaste slightly. The finish is quick and somewhat sweet yet bitter.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium on the body with a slight sessionability about it. Carbonation runs somewhat light allowing the malts and hops to blend nicely and make a really great harsh to smooth feel in and around this beer.
Overall, I'd say this was a very nice AIPA that I could have again.

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Photo of Nugganooch
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 12oz can to my FW Imperial Nonic glass
Notes taken on 05/25/2015

Thanks to my bro for bringing this back from a recent Boise trip.

A: Crystal malt is evident on the pour as it reveals a much darker amber colored IPA. Nice clarity to it however and super heady. A mammoth amount of khaki tan froth walls up over head. Great retention noted and tons of sticky webbed lacing left tattered to my glass.

S: Smells fairly pungent with some resinous pine sap and a healthy dose of bready malt sugars with some light caramel sweetness. I get a trailer of leafy herbals and some floral action on the back side. Alcohol is noticeable and slightly stinging at the nostrils. Fairly well laced with pine …more so than expected.

T: The flavor has a nice pungent pop of piney hops up front and backed up with some mild herbals and a faint citrus twist. Plenty of malt action to go around with a spread of bread and caramel. Brings some good balance to the brew actually. There is a moderate amount of hop bitters to help dry and clean up the finish which has a kick of herbs and spices. Some pretty fair drink here.

M: Moderate filling body and a touch on the lighter side. Nice frothy spritz on the palate provided by the carbonation. A touch drying and crispness felt in the finish. Fairly clean with a small amount of resinous linger to it.

D: On point with the PNW style IPA. Not a whole lot to write home about but a nice little brew none the less. Light abv, easy drinking. I can see packing in a few of these on your fishing trip for sure.

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Photo of Smak_Hermann
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Dagger Falls IPA from Sockeye Grill & Brewery
3.93 out of 5 based on 142 ratings.
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