Double Dagger DIPA | Sockeye Grill & Brewery

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Sockeye Grill & Brewery
Idaho, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 03-25-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of stevoj
3.52/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Cole brewpub. Cloudy orange amber with silky head. Pretty subdued for a 9.2% beer, although finish stings a bit. Perhaps served a bit too cold, character may evolve as temperature settles. Malt comes through the hop overload in the aroma, but the hops obliterate them in the taste. Sharp finish.

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Photo of chuckwn
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of hunt6524
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of drmcleod10
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a can into a glass. Thanks much to Shaimless or this one. Surprise boxes sent back and forth

A - Appearance is amber hazy orange which leaves an inch white foam head with solid lacing on the glass

S - The smell is surprisingly piney with a load of hops up front on the nose. This smells great

T - Taste is unusual as the smell is very hoppy but the taste is more sweet with hints of grapefruit and mango. The taste may the best part about this beer as it is surprisingly refreshing and contradicts the smell just a bit. Love the fruity wet finish on this beer leaves a wonderful taste on the tongue

M - Mouthfeel is medium bodied and goes down smooth, not dry at all.

O - This is a treat to drink. I love the balance between piney smell and fruity taste and make this DIPA a wonderful treat and easily resides within my top ten for this style, really unique

Thanks again to Shaimless for this great beer

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Photo of fivetime
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of KlayWey
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Scotchboy
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I happened into the COOP and found this guy sitting alone, bought one 22oz bomber intending to go back but this baby sold out in less than 24

Poured into a Stella Artois glass. For the record, I agree with John Galt's review below, I just scored it slightly higher.

A: Pours a hazy orangiish/brown thats nearly opaque. An aggressive pours yields a smallish khaki-colored head, but what head there is sticks to the glass in little spots and stays put. Alcohol feet are noticeable. I like the looks.

S: Juicy and bitter. Great malt backbone but the hops and bitterness shine here. There is some citrus tropical fruit in the juiciness but for the most part its resinous grapefruit on the nose.

T: The hops are bitter throughout this beer with a piney citrus bite. The grapefruit taste lingers and there is some big bready malt character around the corner, so the sweetness is there under all of the hop bitterness.

MF: Big, oily and clinging-ly bitter. Hop oil coats your mouth and doesn't let go. Good carbonation moves the brew away from the initial bitterness but you can't escape the bite.

Overall: Love this brew, its great, but its definitely bitter. 22oz is no problem but my palette is wrecked.

Nice job Sockeye.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

New review from the can.

12oz can picked up at the COOP over the weekend... pours with a 1" long lasting off white head... great lacing... the brew is hazed orange amber.

Nose is a tropical fruitbowl of hoppiness.. mango, pineapple, tangerine... and then, some GARLIC.. damn it!!

Flavor mirrors the aromas and is bloomed by big maltiness that never verges on "sweet"... surprisingly not that bitter.. IMO, not even as bitter as the standard Dagger.

Seems a bit thick IMO.. still a good carbonation delivers a cleansing brush and makes me ready for another sip.

Pretty damn good.



I've had a couple nice glasses of this now and a few of the recently released 22's. I found the draft more enjoyable, so here it goes.

Tannish head.. good lacing and only descent retention atop a hazed orange brew.

This brew smells bitter and I'm okay with it. Pithy resinous grapefruit... maybe a little bit of pine... more than I would like toasty malt aroma, but nothing to really worry about.

Flavor is bracingly bitter up front and on the finish... in between a clinging oily hoppiness combines with the above mentioned toasty malt character and a touch of malt sweetness to make this a really balanced brew... citrus hoppiness on the finish... finishes nice and hoppy and really fairly dry given the maltiness mid palate.

Body is a good medium ... carbonation is medium/lite... small bubble and inviting another sip.


Edit: I think Sockeye bottled up about 600 22's and only sold them at the brewery and at the COOP. The COOP sold out in less than a day... The brewpub sold out in 3. Jesus, glad I was in the know this time around. It seems Boise's hidden gem isn't so hidden anymore.

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Double Dagger DIPA from Sockeye Grill & Brewery
4.14 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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