Todd The Axe Man | Surly Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by morimech on 09-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,307
Reviews:
390
Avg:
4.45
pDev:
7.19%
 
 
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427
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For Trade:
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Photo of trevorpost
3.52/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Was 3 months old, I'm sure it's much better fresh.

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Photo of Danny1217
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ummswimmin
4.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of e_oly
4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2 month old can poured into a snifter

L: Unfiltered with sediment throughout, burnt orange/amber with loose white head that quickly fades
S: Straight from the fridge it's pretty two dimensional: dank resiny hops and malt. As it warms, I get more sweet fruits--mango, guava, apricot--and it's fantastic.
T: Very well balanced with the malt sweetness balanced by grapefruit and resin hop bitterness. After warming in the glass, those sweet fruits came out more. There is a very long lasting mild bitter aftertaste.
F: Slicker and boozier than I'd guess for the style and ABV, but not unwelcome. Mild to medium carbonation.
O: This drinks more like a DIPA with just a bit less sweetness and a bit lighter/more carbonated. Very nice, though, especially after it hit 50°/55°.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a Russian River Brewing Co nonic pint glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden orange amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a nice layer and leaves some spotty lacing.

S: Fruity, tropical and orchard fruit, some citrus, underlying dank and resinous pine, biscuity almost bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Resinous piney undertones do battle with juicy citrus and tropical fruit, orange, apricot, mango, lemon lime, passion fruit, pineapple, peach, slightly dank, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Lucked into finding this can while on a road trip. Probably just a bit past its prime, but still a very nice beer. Should I ever get my hands on another I will update this review.

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Photo of Vidblain
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.61/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brandoneast
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of onlymurderers
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phineasco
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Orange, some what hazy, with 1 inch head that recedes quickly. Medium low carbonation.
Smell: Lemon, citrus, piney, and bready malt.
Taste: Lemon, citrus, orange, piney, and caramel. A mild bitter punch at the end.
Overall: A tasty ipa from Surly. I'm assuming it's well balanced because it was stilly hoppy after 3 months.

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Photo of pdonovan16
4.66/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NorCalAussie
4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeLoynes
4.71/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Strix
4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy orange with decent initial head that disappears entirely in time.

Mango and pine in the nose.

Tropical and citrus quickly muddling into bready piney blast with green pepper grassy finish. Some alcohol.

Solid resinous mouthfeel.

This was tasty enough, though I probably couldn't pick it out of a lineup.

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Photo of Jcvalocchi
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer_Nye
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of themegamancave
4.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lazhal
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Egotist
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmrattay
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to umichfan for this beer. Poured from the can.

This was a nice departure from all of the NE IPAs I've been drinking recently. It has a really solid malt profile which helps give the beer a larger body than you'd expect from the nose. Aroma is grapefruit and some faint pine resin in the back, with the barley showing up as you pull away. Has a pretty heavy mouthfeel for the style, and there is definitely a boozy kick at the end of each sip.

Overall I enjoyed this beer. Pretty heavy hitting, even if the ABV is on-par with some other easier drinking brews in the same style. Maybe not something I'd drink one after another, but definitely a treat once in awhile.

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Photo of MasterPenguins
4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow!!! Light, refreshing as hell, way way great taste. I will buy this every time I see it. Hard beer to find for me in Florida and I bought on the Surly name and was sooo glad I did.

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Todd The Axe Man from Surly Brewing Company
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