Axe Man
Surly Brewing Company

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Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
American IPA
Ranked #7
Ranked #360
4.43 | pDev: 7.67%
Nov 17, 2023
Sep 27, 2014
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: 4.24 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Nov 17, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by Magery from Kentucky

Nov 06, 2023
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Reviewed by rapayn01 from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I was planning to drink a Red's Rye IPA (Founders), but they had this on tap in June 2021 when we were on vacation in Michigan. Feeling I should not lose the opportunity, I ordered a 4 ounce taster. It's excellent! Very high bitterness quotient and maybe a floral hop.
Sep 26, 2023
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a bright, slightly less than clear orange golden working hard to give a half finger of white fine creamy head with central bubbles.
Nose is up front a blast of over ripe orange with piney notes, but especially as warmed increasingly dank and herbal.
Taste starts so bright and sweet - pale malt and citrus - orange and a hint of peach; hops dominate, and again increasingly as warmed a dank and herbal bitterness rises to the forefront.
Medium full mouthfeel, surprisingly tingly fine carbonation (more than expected on appearance with pour) - deliciously weedy and bittersweet. Great.
Sep 14, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

Sep 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
(10 oz tulip pour at their Beer Hall)

Orange gold liquid, clear; loose foam fell away quick... Floral overtone with a malty citrus plume foundation just below; little apparent alcohol... Cointreau like spiced orange expression on the palate; lightly bitter, medicinal aftertaste, leafy undertones... Very light and crisp in its texture, mellow heat lifting resins off the tongue... Fine DIPA, but nothing unique (2173)
Aug 20, 2023
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Reviewed by burnstar from Pennsylvania

4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Pours a bright golden and slightly orangish opaque with a big foamy head that quickly recedes. Great big bright hoppy citrusy smell. At the same time a little dank and piney. Taste is hoppy from the start through to the finish with a nice backbone of light malt. Hop profile is much like in the nose- manages to be bright and crisp and dank all at once. Nice bitterness. Delicious. This is the American IPA taste we all fell in love with decades ago before it all become DIPA's and NEIPA's, which I like too. But this is a real treat. Lighter bodied than you might expect. Very drinkable. Really great.
Aug 12, 2023
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Reviewed by deleted_user_1239096

4.01/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I have had this before but never reviewed it...hmmm.

On tap at Whistle Binkies in Rochester. Pours a nice copper colour with a head that recedes. Taste is more malt than citrus or dank, finishes malty. A definite change over the fruity/hazy/piney IPAs.
Jul 29, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by rolltide from Pennsylvania

May 18, 2023
Rated: 5 by GrE3kGoD from Iowa

May 13, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania

Apr 07, 2023
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Slightly hazy orange color with a modest white head.
The aroma is dank pine and citrus.
The taste is a bit of sweet caramel malt upfront quickly followed by tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, honey and plenty of pine resin. The finish is dry with lingering pine and grapefruit zest, very tasty, plenty of bitterness.
The body is medium, plenty of carbonation, very drinkable, fairly smooth.
Altogether, this is a really nice IPA, especially for the hops lover. Very tasty and very enjoyable, I need another.
Mar 09, 2023
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.12/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look - clear copper nice white head and lacing
Smell - hoppy citrus
Taste - bitter citrus slight pine a lil dank
Feel - medium body and carb
Overall - solid ipa
Feb 20, 2023
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Reviewed by turfy from Texas

4.11/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Slightly hazy with a thin white head. Fades pretty quickly into a light film. Muted notes of citrus and pine. Dank, bitter taste with some citrus notes. Body somewhat on the lighter side with higher than expected carbonation. A welcome respite from overly fruity, hazy IPA's.
Jan 08, 2023
Rated: 3.54 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Jan 01, 2023
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Rated by SmithTheDrinker from Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
My go to IPA.
Dec 27, 2022
Rated: 4.51 by joran from Kansas

Dec 03, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Nov 09, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Oct 24, 2022
Axe Man from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 3042 ratings