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Pick Axe IPA - Tommyknocker Brewery

Pick Axe IPAPick Axe IPA

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BA SCORE
79
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458 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%


Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly called "Pick Axe Pale Ale".

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-14-2001)
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
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Todd

Colorado

2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Very hazy dirty peach, with caramel hues. Frothy white head with a respectable lace and hold.

Doughy aroma, sweet breads, and a nose full of soft floral and hints of perfume.

Malty and bready, with plenty of yeast notes and grain tannins. Bitterness pokes through with a light prickle on the palate with some citric, which blends well with a subdued berry-like character and sweetness. Plenty of floral character. Body is a bit thin, with a watery foundation that seems to dull some of the flavors. Hint of soapiness. Bitty mouthfeel in the finish, with overpowering grain tannins.

Average at best, this Pale Ale would still make a nice crossover beer for those not used to flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2005 04:51:28 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with a blurb about the beer on the back label ... the "enjoy with the first four months of date" is cleary notched.

Appearance: Copper hued with a beautiful white lace crowning the top.

Smell: Fresh hop oil from the dryhopping with vague malt and fruit.

Taste: Very smooth with a moderatly sized medium body, lots of hop character. More fresh hop flavour than hop bitterness ... all of this seem to dominate the palate. Sweet hoppy oils with a soft bitterness in the middle ... some juciy fruit also. Sweet tea like finish with hints of grain.

Notes: Freshly squeezed hop juice anyone? If you are not a hophead don't even bother with this brew ... though if you do love hops with will give you your daily recomened dosage.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2002 14:50:16 | More by Jason
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This brew pour a golden orange with a frothy off white head the breaks down in to slight tracing when agitated. Piney hops and caramel on the nose. Hoppy bite followed by a smooth round finish slight carbonation. Nothing special, kk run of the mill ipa, I like the brewery though.

Serving type: growler

03-22-2014 22:43:21 | More by aquaderek
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-16-2014 14:50:37 | More by Fettpopps
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -22.2%
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This beer tastes and smells of pineapples, I would love to sip this at Hawaiian themed party or on the beach. However for daily life I do not enjoy it very much.

It is also not as hoppy as I expected (though admittedly I have high hops expectations for IPA's).

Caveat -- I did drink this after eating something very spicy so I reserve the right to edit these statements.

Serving type: bottle

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Pick Axe IPA from Tommyknocker Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.