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Pick Axe India Pale Ale - Tommyknocker Brewery

Pick Axe India Pale AlePick Axe India Pale Ale

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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.54%

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

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerNoobNC on 11-13-2011)
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Photo of Minkybut


3.16/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 45 degree. I expected it to take the top of my head off the way it smelled oozing with big hop smell. It did not. Beer pored a cloudy orange color with a peach colored head. The beer was hoppy as it should be but not too bad. I could drink it and thought it was quite good for a IPA which I'm not very fond of anyway. Lacing was good and I would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 17:01:10 | More by Minkybut
Photo of dtivp

West Virginia

3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured a clear copper orange with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly leaving a thin collar with light lacing.

Aroma of light malt, grass with citrus, very light aroma.

Taste of grapefruit, malt, some sweet caramel and vanilla with a slight bitter after taste, very good balance.

Mouth Feel was medium towards light body, moderate carbonation, smooth with a crisp, bitter ending.

Overall an easy drinking, enjoyable and refreshing pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 23:53:17 | More by dtivp
Photo of Chaney

District of Columbia

3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Magic Hat pint glass that the owner of "Fox & Parrot" gave me when the wife and I visited Gatlinburg a few years ago.

A: Poured a crystal clear, yet dark orange color, with a big, soapy, 3-4 finger head that looked like shaving cream.

S: Like a pine tree sap. Not horrible, but pretty weird. I got a bit of sourness in there.

T: More like tree bark. Lots of malt, with a bitter slap on the front and back end. As an "English IPA," this might have been successful.

M: Ridiculous lacing, OK carbonation, and not too bitter after a few sips.

O: This is just too weird and it didn't grow on me the way I was hoping it would.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 01:19:55 | More by Chaney
Photo of JayS2629


4.28/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a beautiful light copper with great clarity and a two finger, hefty cream top. It faded fast though and left a thin filmy swirl of white. Thin wall of sea foam lacing.

The aroma is mild with loads of grassy elements. A nut and caramel mix balance out with a prominente malt presence. Good balance, but a little sweet smelling for an IPA.

Nicely balanced for an IPA. A definitive caramel backbone with hints of vanilla and maple...even tones of honey but a balance appears of floral boquets. Honeysuckle, clover, fresh cut grass, spring...but nice caramel, honey undertones. Balcne is great!

Medium bodied, crisp, refreshing...cutting, edgey...

Overall, great, a little too easy to drink and slightly dangerous.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 04:33:49 | More by JayS2629
Photo of JohannBock


3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle w/ best by date 1/2/12 into a mug. Light orange color with 1.5 fingers of head.

S: Some citrusy hops, mainly grapefruit, followed by some toasty malts.

T: Not what I was expecting from the nose. Strong malt backbone right up front that really dominates the entire brew. Toasty from the middle through the end. Some grapefruit in the middle followed by some bitterness but it's really overwhelmed by the malts.

M: Light to medium mouth feel with a long finish.

O: Not a bad brew by any means, just not was I thought an IPA was going to be. Would I drink it again, sure, but I wouldn't recommend it as good example of an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 04:13:06 | More by JohannBock
Photo of BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a couple of days ago, but the Pick Axe Pale Ale was the only option, so I added this entry, but I had to finish my 20th beer review before I could, for whatever stupid reason. My review might be a little rusty for that reason.

This beer poured the typical color and transparency of other IPA's The smell was of citrus hops. Some beers are too hoppy without enough of the citrusy flavor, and some are not hoppy enough. That is not the case for this beer, as it has a perfect balance with a hint of the citrus hop tones with a nice amount of hops (55 IBU's indicated on the label). This might just be the best IPA that I have had in a variety pack. I highly recommend this beer, especially in the variety pack.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 23:47:38 | More by BeerNoobNC
Pick Axe India Pale Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.