Todd The Axe Man India Pale Ale | Surly Brewing Company

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Todd The Axe Man India Pale AleTodd The Axe Man India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by morimech on 09-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#174
Reviews:
434
Ratings:
2,586
pDev:
7.17%
Bros Score:
3.99
 
 
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Photo of sjdevel
4.67/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This beer has been on my 'bucketlist' for quite some time. Finally distributing out to CO.
Look - great amount of thick dense white foam. The head sticks around for a bit, but quickly reduces down to a thin ring of bubbles around the outside of the glass.
Smell - quite a bit of pine and some sweet mango / slight orange
Taste - only a slight amount of pine but the mango orange really blasts in. Not very bitter up front - sweetens up nicely during the fruity outburst, but then dries out considerably towards the end. I'm left with some slightly woodsy/charred wood aftertaste
Feel - decent medium body. Flattens halfway through and uninteresting on the tongue.
Overall - VERY GOOD IPA. I have had a lot of IPAs lately that were just MEH. This is above and beyond the typical IPA. Highly recommend this one. Glad I finally picked up some Surly. Now on to the other 3 that get distributed out here.

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Photo of Richter121
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ppierce83
4.81/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ClintGoodman
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stfen
3.61/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigmj7
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dope
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lockh099
4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottsoileau
3.79/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BillRoth
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received a 4pack thanks to Beer Temple Chicago’s great online service.
Had heard good things but pretty delighted to see the hype was spot on
Ratings reflect fairly fresh canned beer. Look and feel might be even better if fresh pour on tap. Just missed that during visit to Surly a bit ago.
This is as promised...a Citra/Mosaic Bomb. Resplendent ... yea actually best word to describe...with citrus juicey goodness backed up the great choice of marrying to Golden Nugget malt.
Absolutely a great IPA for any who like these choices in Hop/malt bill.

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Photo of robotic_being
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of labisch
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

World class.

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Photo of drunkenmess
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigdog3838
4.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jebadiahfreeman
4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jarduino
4.77/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The best I've ever had. Perfect piney/citrus balance with strong hops. Not boozy at all.

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Photo of sobeleg
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kinnick21
4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRBLUE12
4.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mgroner
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cliffster
2.35/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.75

I'm not sure how this beer got such high ratings. To start, I was very put off by the dark branding of the can. At least with Stone's shitty branding, you usually get decent beer. Totally stealing this review from another reviewer, as he put it perfectly.

"Dull orange amber. Head is off tan, hardly any retention to this at all, and dissolves in bubble bath light suds to barely a pencil thin collar. Looks like a dead brew, and lack of head on this for an IPA is pretty lackluster on the appearance scale, with hardly any rising carbonation going at all.

Very nice mix of dank earth and juice hop varieties. Sticky and stinky notes of weed and mild dank orange citrus character. A solid aggressive one, that doesn’t leave much to the imagination.

Palate is pretty much flattened. Cola thick flat juice of earth and a lifeless limp body. Dead carbonation, with depth of malt and a bunch of lively hops that are just left to hang. Dead flat beer, a mouthfeel that just doesn’t liven up anything and comes across as something that didn't even attenuate."

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Photo of BiggieG
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pvibeer
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of macrosmatic
4.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 16 oz. can into an El Catador teku glass.

A: Pours a hazy darkish gold with a good amount of visible carbonation. Forms a finger's worth of white wheat that fades fairly quickly.

S: Tropical fruits, dank, and melon hops. Tangerine and resin as well. Just a hint of biscuit malts lurking underneath. A nice aroma for sure.

T: Tropical fruits, tangerines, and dank. A modest biscuit malt sweetness. Melon and a bit of pine and floral bitterness. More juicy tropical fruits and a modest bitterness in the hang.

S: Medium body, with good carbonation sensation. The alcohol stays fairly restrained.

O: I really liked this one. A solid IPA, and one that would likely be in a rotation if it were regularly available on the shelves here. Nice tropical and orangey fruits. It’s a little more malty than a good number of current IPAs, but there’s no caramel flavors nor is it overly sweet. I'm not sure it lived up to the hype, but solid for sure.

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Todd The Axe Man India Pale Ale from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 2,586 ratings