Todd The Axe Man | Surly Brewing Company

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Todd The Axe ManTodd The Axe Man
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:
2,382
Reviews:
400
Avg:
4.45
pDev:
7.19%
 
 
Wants:
426
Gots:
574
For Trade:
19
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Ratings: 2,382 |  Reviews: 400
Photo of Ivan52
3.83/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xyz_entropy
4.09/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Alexcortez426
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beerman2017
4.74/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Tasted from can. Pours a hazy amber orange with white head. Aroma is pine and citrus notes. Taste is heavily bitter. Flavors of resin, grapefruit, orange, papaya, pine, caramel, toffee. Very nice bitter IPA.

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Photo of Cbustard
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Khaack
4.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.09/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brenn79
4.61/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz bottle- Pours very hazy with a medium white head that reduces to a collar and a bit of lace. Aroma is juicy, tropical fruits, has that NE style IPA aroma, pine resin mingling in with all the tropical notes. Taste is similar, juicy tropical fruitiness, mango, papaya, grapefruit, all mixed with pine resin and medium light level bitterness that somehow clings and lingers long after the swallow. Blown away by this beer, wonderful brew.

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Photo of kingholmes
4.88/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.38/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopgalaxy
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tried the Todd the Axe man on tap at Surely and it was top of the line for smell, look and taste.

Bought several 4 packs of cans to take back to Nashville. This review is based on a four pack can.

Pours a nice orange color with little head. Suspended particles a plenty in the beer. This can poured almost not head and very little "stickyness" on the glass. The smell is off the charts awesome, and the taste is smooth and crisp. An excellent beer and one of my favorites now.

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Photo of kinggimp
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StormAles
4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright, citrus, crisp. Damn if this beer doesn't hit everything I look for in an IPA. For my tastes, the new-breed hazy IPAs are too tropical/pungent and the old school west coast style lacks citrus to balance the bitterness. This beer doesn't just fall between those bookends, but it stands above most beers in either camp.

Not sure what it looks like since I've drank them all from the can. Aroma is citrus, pith, pine. Has a crispness to it that speaks to the zesty citrus within. Taste is orange, lime zest, grapefruit, pine, toasted malt. Tingly hop-bitterness zaps the palate and washes over it in a beautiful cascade. Crisp and snappy throughout. No alcohol heat whatsoever. Great beer.

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Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of socon67
4.12/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of luke12345
4.8/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FyreStorm
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OldRickSputin
4.62/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drstalker
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hawaiipa
4.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best IPAs that I've ever tasted. Nice light straw color with a beautiful aftertaste. Slightly piny and earthy. You cant really tell by the aroma just how good this beer is. Love it!!!

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Photo of redresonatedragon
4.81/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jwmoore
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Todd The Axe Man from Surly Brewing Company
4.45 out of 5 based on 2,382 ratings.
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