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Pick Axe IPA - Tommyknocker Brewery

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Pick Axe IPAPick Axe IPA

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512 Ratings

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Ratings: 512
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-14-2001

Formerly called "Pick Axe Pale Ale".
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of cyclonece09
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a 1 finger head that dissipated at a decent rate, but not too quickly. Has a small floral aroma, a little piney with definite hint of hops. Has a high hop taste but definitely balanced with some nice malty hints. Can definitely taste both, and they go hand in hand. Goes down real easy and with no real aftertastes for a beer with 6.2% ABV. Overall a good beer and decent IPA.

Photo of hosehead83
3.12/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy copper in color, with a rather short head of eggshell-white foam.
Aroma-Sweet toasted malt, citrus hop note
Taste-More of a pale ale than IPA-Toasted malt and especially hops are muted and uninspired. Undercarbonated, as it seem to go flat in the glass rather quickly. Decent, but nothing special here.

Photo of moserine
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Clowerweb
2.61/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured aggressively from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Slightly cloudy golden color, decent head and lacing. Respectable.

S: It smells like... armpit sweat B.O... It literally smells like someone didn't wear any deodorant. Pretty bad. I was so put off by this, I almost missed the hops hiding underneath. This smells disgusting to me. This is not like a Heineken or Corona skunk, this is skunk plus funk.

T: A lot like it smells, tastes like drinking armpit sweat with some bitter hoppiness. I'm really disgusted by the beer.

M: Watery, light carbonation, no body (unless you count the body odor lol).

O: A craft beer I would actually take a Bud Light over. This more than failed to impress, it literally made me want to throw up from the smell to the taste, not good at all. Practically undrinkable. There isn't anything likable about this beer. At all.

Photo of mattfungus
2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a slightly hazy copper color. A nice off-white head stays around for a while with sticky lacing. Smells of citrus hops and grapefruit. The beer tastes bright and crisp with hops and grapefruit up front. It finishes clean and dry. The mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, a nice IPA. Straight-forward, it tastes like an IPA should, clean, crisp, and lots of tangy grapefruit/hops. Worthy.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orangish amber with a quarter inch of of dense white head that has decent retention. The nose is citrusy and floral; heavy grapefruit notes. The flavor is lightly bready up front with a heavy citrus hop character in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation.

This isn't a bad IPA at all. It's well balanced and well hopped, but it's overall, a little simple. I would get this IPA again if another more potent, flavor intensive beer wasn't available.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of TippySelenoid
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

This beer is a copper hue with a thin white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Some nice bubble action.

It's got a bit of grapefruit in the smell. It's also got a sweet malt smell.

This beer has a grapefruit taste. There is a nice herbal hop flavor as well. The malts aren't very upfront but it's still a pretty balanced beer.

It's medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

This beers all right. Nothing special.

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of RoryOMoore
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of dowen44
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Kromes
3.9/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: A hazy light copper color with a thin line of bubbles on top. Good lacing down the glass.

S: Pine and grapefruit hop with a sweet malt in the background.

T: A nice sweet malt flavor mixed with citrus and pine hops. Finishes somewhat sweet and just a tad bitter and dry.

M: A little bit light and maybe thin.

O: An above average IPA. Nice flavors. No noticeable off flavors. There are better IPAs, but this is pretty solid.

Photo of BMart
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of dsauter
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Pick Axe IPA from Tommyknocker Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 512 ratings.