Pick Axe IPA | Tommyknocker Brewery

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80
good
563 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Pick Axe IPAPick Axe IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery
Colorado, United States
tommyknocker.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly called "Pick Axe Pale Ale".

A classic American India Pale Ale dominated by pleasant hop bitterness and aroma. Dry hops impart unique aromas and flavors that add to the complexity of this ale. A blend of American hops melds into an award winning flavor that is our most popular draft in the pub.

Added by kbub6f on 12-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
563
Reviews:
282
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
13.92%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 563 |  Reviews: 282
Photo of Parmesan
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L: Hazy copper gold color with a small white head and a few fingers of lacing.

S: Weedy floral, piney, wrapped around doughy malts.

T: Piney, floral, and weedy hops mixed some doughy malts, and some notes of caramel.

F: Medium body and carbonation is a little low.

O: This is a fairly average IPA, drinkable but not anything special.

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Photo of Patches826
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a nice yellow/orange color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger thick/creamy off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with some citrus. The taste is hoppy, slightly malty, with some citrus. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of Peter1977
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tmilner
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy Amber with a thin white head.

Smell: Light hops and citrus.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and pine with a hint of tangy and sweet citrus.

Overall: Good IPA. I would have this one again.

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Photo of zahara15
3.82/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timmy2b
3.36/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyForeign
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brob245
3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MeganandDana
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EvanRobertson
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of carrollmel7
3.86/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Honey golden with diminishing head starting at a finger. Opacity 70%.

Armpit aromas with cracker, salt, white pepper, and garlic clove. A little bright fruit as well.

Typical IPA taste with nothing extraordinary. Pine hits, then biscuit, then orange peel, grapefruit peel, and ending on a buttery cracker finish.

Feel is smooth but clings to the palate, it's actually above average here.

This is about as basic as you get for a run of the mill IPA. A lot like Alaskan Free Ride, Shiner Wicked Ram, New Belgium Slow Ride, etc. Just very average...but will scratch the IPA itch just fine.

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Photo of COR8RFAN
2.42/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.64/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Yellow pour, average head. Hop aroma lacking.

Taste was a lot of crystal malt, high alpha acid hops, all bitterness. Its one of those throwback ipas, caramel, malt heavy, bitter heavy, not much in flavors beyond grapefruit like bitterness.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.86/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 3-28-16.

APPEARANCE; pours a clear, copper color with less than one finger off-white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, medium carbonation and significant lacing on the glass.

SMELL: bread, caramel, flowery, grapefruit citrus.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel and bread then a pleasant grapefruit citrus hop note, this is a more balanced variety with a more understated hop presence than most in the style.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this was an enjoyable beer and I would have it again no problem, it seemed more like a pale ale to me but a good beer either way you look at it, this is another example of the latest beer trend-citrus hops, this one is subtle enough I could have more than one in a sitting.

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Photo of Sethmcd
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jusstin02
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimmygord
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Pick Axe IPA from Tommyknocker Brewery
3.52 out of 5 based on 563 ratings.
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