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Pick Axe India Pale Ale - Tommyknocker Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerNoobNC on 11-13-2011)
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3.72/5  rDev +6.3%

Razorback09, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

chrishiker1409, Sep 06, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +15.4%

OctoberNexus, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of smmeier819
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stylistically an English IPA. More malty, more grassy and floral than piny and citrusy on the hops...not as hop forward as a west coast IPA. Other than the mislabeling as an American IPA, I kind of enjoy this one. I bought this as part of a twelve pack sampler, and wish there were more than 3 bottles in there of this particular beer.

smmeier819, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Gregaroo, Apr 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Noelito76, Jan 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

djrn2, Dec 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

MinorThreat, Aug 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

DeepSouthSipper, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of Minkybut
3.16/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Minkybut, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of dtivp
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

dtivp, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

hardrock, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Chaney
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Chaney, Feb 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Jerry, Feb 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

matjack85, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Jayschool, Sep 10, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

bcsbeer, Aug 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

IpeeA, Aug 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

CowboyRob, Jul 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

durlta, Jul 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

acurtis, Jul 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

dav2080, Jul 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

GMan, May 18, 2012
Photo of JayS2629
4.28/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

JayS2629, Feb 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Bockerdoppel91, Jan 22, 2012
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Pick Axe India Pale Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.