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Pick Axe India Pale Ale | Tommyknocker Brewery

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Pick Axe India Pale AlePick Axe India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Tommyknocker Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerNoobNC on 11-13-2011

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 45
Reviews by BeerNoobNC:
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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a couple of days ago, but the Pick Axe Pale Ale was the only option, so I added this entry, but I had to finish my 20th beer review before I could, for whatever stupid reason. My review might be a little rusty for that reason.

This beer poured the typical color and transparency of other IPA's The smell was of citrus hops. Some beers are too hoppy without enough of the citrusy flavor, and some are not hoppy enough. That is not the case for this beer, as it has a perfect balance with a hint of the citrus hop tones with a nice amount of hops (55 IBU's indicated on the label). This might just be the best IPA that I have had in a variety pack. I highly recommend this beer, especially in the variety pack.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -16%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a beautiful light copper with great clarity and a two finger, hefty cream top. It faded fast though and left a thin filmy swirl of white. Thin wall of sea foam lacing.

The aroma is mild with loads of grassy elements. A nut and caramel mix balance out with a prominente malt presence. Good balance, but a little sweet smelling for an IPA.

Nicely balanced for an IPA. A definitive caramel backbone with hints of vanilla and maple...even tones of honey but a balance appears of floral boquets. Honeysuckle, clover, fresh cut grass, spring...but nice caramel, honey undertones. Balcne is great!

Medium bodied, crisp, refreshing...cutting, edgey...

Overall, great, a little too easy to drink and slightly dangerous.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle w/ best by date 1/2/12 into a mug. Light orange color with 1.5 fingers of head.

S: Some citrusy hops, mainly grapefruit, followed by some toasty malts.

T: Not what I was expecting from the nose. Strong malt backbone right up front that really dominates the entire brew. Toasty from the middle through the end. Some grapefruit in the middle followed by some bitterness but it's really overwhelmed by the malts.

M: Light to medium mouth feel with a long finish.

O: Not a bad brew by any means, just not was I thought an IPA was going to be. Would I drink it again, sure, but I wouldn't recommend it as good example of an IPA.

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Pick Axe India Pale Ale from Tommyknocker Brewery
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