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Hell Diver Pale Ale | Sockeye Grill & Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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

Added by JohnGalt1 on 02-16-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
43
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
20.05%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy amber with a big white head and good amount of lace. Long head retention.
Smell is bready malt
Taste is bold bitter hops with a good amout of bready malts in support. The hops are pine resins with a touch of tropical fruit such as mango.
Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is ample.
Overall a Pale Ale that belies the 5.0% abv. Feels much bigger than that.
Great session APA folks. Found the six pack of cans in Washington State.

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3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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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.

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Hell Diver Pale Ale from Sockeye Grill & Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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