Axe Man
Surly Brewing Company

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Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
American IPA
Ranked #5
Ranked #349
4.43 | pDev: 7.67%
Nov 09, 2022
Sep 27, 2014
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Notes: Collaboration with Amager Bryghus

Double dry-hopping with Citra and Mosaic hops creates this world-renowned IPA’s intense tropical fruit and citrus aromas. Brewed with Golden Promise malt, this beer finishes rich and dry. First brewed in collaboration with Amager Brewery in Denmark.

Formerly known as "Todd the Axe Man".
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Rated: 4.36 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Nov 09, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Oct 24, 2022
Rated: 5 by LoganDavis from Tennessee

Oct 21, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Oct 07, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by dansmcd from Australia

Aug 26, 2022
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Reviewed by cx329 from Minnesota

4.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Surly has a very good track record in making outstanding IPAs.
Axe Man is no exception. Furious is my go to session IPA as it's a bit lower in alcohol content but Axe Man is a welcome treat now and again. Very hop forward. I get slight notes of corn with pine and perhaps cedar that lingers on the tongue for a bit after each sip.
Aug 19, 2022
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Reviewed by rrock44 from Washington

4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Canned 4/13/22. Was worried it would be old, but man this thing pops. An amazing IPA. Can see why it is #3 ranked IPA-American. I am a big fan of Citra and Mosiac and they shine. You got the “juice” and you got the “dank,” with a nice hop kick finish. Buzzy on the lips. Easy to drink. The 4 pack disappeared. Reminds me of some of my hoppy faves from the PNW. I think it could hang out here. ;)

Sadly, I am on a road trip (found this in SDak) and most likely will never have again. Maybe I should grab another 4-pack for the trip home :)
Jul 19, 2022
Rated: 4.41 by jchanley from Illinois

May 30, 2022
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Rated by BeerMn1982 from Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Love this beer
May 30, 2022
Rated: 4.57 by mpow34

Apr 29, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Apr 05, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by HighwayChile from Kansas

Apr 02, 2022
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Reviewed by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

3.67/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz draft

Pours a white head that settles into a sturdy film. Body is a clear-ish deep orange.

Earthy nose, slightly dank, fresh. Malts are that of a fresh mash, bready. A little too earthy for me, which oddly doesn't even blend well with the fresh mash aroma.

Flavor is nice. Full hop profile, dank. Slight maltiness, bread.

Carbonation is medium. Drinks pretty light. Brief but noticeable sweetness. Bitterness is average for an IPA, low-moderate for me, so...moderate?

Drinkability is fine.

Appearance turned out ok, small amount of lacing.

This malt profile is very odd, while it's reminiscent of a fresh mash, it doesn't work all that well with the rest of the beer. It’s just a little off for me, maybe too much Maris Otter? Kinda feels like a hoppy Oktoberfest.
Mar 08, 2022
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Reviewed by MattS63 from Georgia

4.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
pint can poured into pint glass.

Pours golden color with minimal head and lacing.

Smell is earthy, Dankness.

Taste is a bit malty and sweet up front with a nice hoppy bitterness at the end.

I like this beer overall. It might not be my favorite but I will definitely enjoy it again.
Jan 23, 2022
Rated: 5 by Wxd162

Jan 13, 2022
Rated: 5 by Twotonsandwich from Minnesota

Nov 19, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by slimntubbs from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Oct 29, 2021
Rated: 4.36 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 22, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by Jaymgould from Minnesota

Oct 02, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by beernooph from Connecticut

Sep 11, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by mpolewan from Ohio

Sep 09, 2021
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Rated by Quintino4

4.69/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Quality, higher priced and not easy to find out of state
Sep 03, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by HopBelT from Belgium

Sep 01, 2021
Rated: 3.95 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 25, 2021
Rated: 4.11 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Aug 25, 2021
Rated: 4.76 by Bradyj2

Aug 03, 2021
Rated: 3.61 by Psquared93 from Illinois

Jul 21, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by ThePold from Virginia

Jul 10, 2021
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I can 100% tell by the taste and smell this isn't gonna at all be my favorite IPA but I also can tell it's gonna be a lot of people's jam. Some IPA's just don't end up being for me.
Jul 06, 2021
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Reviewed by UndertheRadar from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Very enjoyable and easy to drink as others have noted. I like the strong citrusy flavor that has a lingering bitter finish on the back of the tongue. I agree that it does have a good balance to the flavors which makes it very easy to continue drinking and savoring. I will look for more of this, plus I appreciate things made in Minnesota.
Jun 28, 2021
Rated: 4.47 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Jun 10, 2021
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Reviewed by joe16siny from New York

3.16/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
White foamy head with little laceing. Look and smell were OK but there was way too much of a malty finish that ruined this beer for me. Canned on 02/22/2021
May 26, 2021
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured a golden-orange body with minimal head and lace. The aroma is malty and hoppy with good balance; something not seen very much anymore. Smooth, easy to drink, slightly floral hops with touch of pine and citric underneath balance with some malt sweetness akin to caramel. Has a clean and distinctly mild hoppy finish and leads to very easy drinking.
May 20, 2021
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Reviewed by BergBeer from Hawaii

4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 16oz can into a shaker pint

Look: Translucent dark gold with a thick white head

Smell: Juicy and piney. Notes of tangerine, pine sap, crackery malt, and grapefruit peel.

Taste: A big splash of citrus peel and tangerine on the attack. This gives way to a honey cracker malt with a finish of bitter pine.

Feel: Medium bodied and smooth. Light plus bitterness no alcohol. Solid carbonation.

Overall: This beer is just firing on all cylinders. It’s sort of befuddling with how good it is. There isn’t anything that pops but it’s so clean and so flavorful. I can’t pick out what makes it great but it is that good. Absolutely pick this up.
May 07, 2021
Rated: 4.42 by Burg from New Hampshire

May 05, 2021
Rated: 4 by shigg85 from Japan

Apr 13, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by Louisk703 from Florida

Apr 10, 2021
Axe Man from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 3024 ratings