Pick Axe IPA | Tommyknocker Brewery

Pick Axe IPAPick Axe IPA
BA SCORE
3.48/5
568 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#40,811
Reviews:
283
Ratings:
568
pDev:
14.08%
Bros Score:
3.4
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
41
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of Trevor_martin
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billmehr111
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kkenagy
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donspublic
3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into tulip 1 finger head good retention and lacing. Hazy turbid pale golden in the glass, too aggressive a pour stirred up a lot of yeast. Smells faintly of pine and something floral that I can't quite put my finger on. Taste is caramel malt forward, some dankish pine is in the forefront. There is some lingering citrus and spiciness on the end, but somehow this doesn't come quite together. Mouthfeel is ok.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
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 +14.9%
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 -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tmilner
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timmy2b
3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +14.9%
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 -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MeganandDana
3.71/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EvanRobertson
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of carrollmel7
3.86/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.24/5  rDev -6.9%
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 -30.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Pick Axe IPA from Tommyknocker Brewery
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 568 ratings
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