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Bad Axe - Big Wood Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Wood Brewery visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mdog on 05-11-2013)
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Reviews by Bighorn:
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Bighorn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-24-2013 00:12:49 | More by Bighorn
More User Reviews:
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Surly tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy copper golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of off white head which recede into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big sharp and in your face hop aroma with lots of pine, grass, and citrus esters. Strong hop presence upfront with earthy, herbal, and floral hints. Hints of grass and a dank scent of pine resin. Citrus fruit hints of orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, and lemon. Bready malt background hints of sweet caramel, biscuit, grains, cracker, and yeast. Fairly oily smelling. Nice aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a ripe, oily, and bitter hop driven taste with lots of earthy, piney, and citrus notes. Big earthy hop taste upfront with grass and floral notes. Spicy and dank taste of pine resin. Citrus fruit taste with notes of orange peel, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon zest. Sweet bready malt presence in the background with notes of caramel, grains, biscuit, yeast, and crackers. Fairly bitter and oily tasting. Good.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Bitter, chewy, and fairly oily. Alcohol heat is hidden well. Finishes dry.

Overall: A pretty decent imperial IPA. Big on the earthy and piney hops. Straightforward but good.

08-11-2013 06:51:29 | More by MattyG85
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-22-2013 05:09:36 | More by richkrull
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-10-2014 00:28:00 | More by LXIXME
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Shawner

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-10-2013 15:49:10 | More by Shawner
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-02-2013 04:10:40 | More by beerbrains
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-24-2014 03:50:47 | More by Kunstman
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev +0.3%

Another beer courtesy of the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of citrus, some hops. Taste is also mild citrus, a well balanced hops and malts flavor, just a bit of alcohol, very easy drinking considering the abv. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall I enjoyed this beer, but if you are looking for a hop bomb, you may be disappointed.

10-05-2013 20:19:49 | More by tone77
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aswaller

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-14-2013 00:26:45 | More by aswaller
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-18-2013 04:39:36 | More by bigbeers84
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

05-16-2013 17:32:55 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Wolfhead

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-30-2013 13:28:45 | More by Wolfhead
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StompingClover

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-04-2013 01:15:10 | More by StompingClover
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-08-2013 00:38:03 | More by MN_Beerticker
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MidwestBA

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-16-2013 22:40:51 | More by MidwestBA
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drop6301

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-06-2013 03:14:24 | More by drop6301
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%

porued 16oz can into Duvel tulip.

A - Nice deep orange copper color with 2 finger white head. There was a large slimy mucus glob that fell out of the can. Skimmed it out and will drink cautiously. I'll give it an outstanding rating if I don't include the glob.

S - Earthy dank hops with some tropical scents. Maybe some garlic and onion. Sweet malt and honey.

T - Kinda dank and bitter hop profile. Hints of garlic and onion, with some tropical notes. Sweetness of malt and honey in the middle. Bitter and alcohol burn at the end.

M - Medium bodied, dank and sticky. Good carbonation.

O - This was a bit rough and the big mucus glob didn't help with drinking this beer. I drank some and poured the rest out.

07-29-2013 22:01:14 | More by Ri0
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-29-2013 17:00:19 | More by CCutch
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-11-2013 22:54:59 | More by gatornation
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-30-2013 04:35:07 | More by Cramerican
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TomSeit79

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-02-2014 00:02:14 | More by TomSeit79
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danflath

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-09-2013 02:24:02 | More by danflath
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-22-2013 18:54:29 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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ebenicr

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +31.6%

05-18-2013 21:24:01 | More by ebenicr
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skubas86

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-19-2013 03:22:09 | More by skubas86
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Bad Axe from Big Wood Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.