Todd The Axe Man
Amager Bryghus

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Amager Bryghus
IPA - American
Ranked #99
Ranked #2,636
4.23 | pDev: 7.09%
May 09, 2022
Aug 22, 2014
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Notes: Collaboration with Surly Brewing Company

For quite some time the Amager crew has been discussing this question: which person is the most rock’n’roll in the whole craft beer world - is it Barnaby Struve of Three Floyds or is it Todd Haug of Surly Brewing? In the end it wasn’t really all that difficult to decide since only Todd has played for Laura Dern in a David Lynch movie (yeah, Nicolas Cage was in that same movie, but since when did he count?) AND Todd plays the guitar in both a speed metal band and a stoner band. Add to that that Todd and his wife Linda are some of the nicest people to hang out with.

So Todd, here’s to you: "Todd - The Axe Man" - a potent IPA loaded with fresh American aroma hops on a base of rich Golden Promise malt, Surly’s signature malt. Raise a glass to Todd, world class brewer - and master of the axe! Bonus facts about Todd: yes, he DID actually have a perm in his younger days (his wife confirms) and he does indeed love cats an awful lot.

Malt: Golden Promise
Hops: Herkules, Citra, Mosaic
Yeast: US-ale
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Pale golden colour, slightly hazy. Moderat white head. Strong aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, a hint of tomcat. Light bodied for its strength. Hoppy flavour, medium dry, some tropical fruits, distinct notes of grapefruit, bitter finish.

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4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by starstar11 from Thailand

Brewed in Denmark July 2020
Arrived in my frig same month.

WHAM! Officially 6.5%, but this Columbus, Mosaic, Citra west coast style taste combo packs an amazingly unique punch to the pallet.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a hazy, deep orange coloration with a small, frothy head. Smells of biscuity malt and grassy, resinous hops, with tropical and lighter citrus notes of mango, pineapple and grapefruit. Taste is a great balance of biscuity malt and bitter and resinous, yet somewhat sweet and juicy tropical and lighter citrus hops, being dominated by notes of mango, pineapple and pine, with lighter grapefruit, tangerine and a certain grassiness also coming through. Finishes with a medium/strong bitterness and some pineapple, grapefruit and pine lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This is a rather nice IPA that with a strong WC character, but also a certain NE influence, perhaps not unlike Heady Topper. It's quite bitter and resinous, but also lacks a strong caramel malt backbone and has got a rather hazy look and juicy tropical fruit notes to it, while the mouthfeel is somewhere inbetween a WC and NE IPA. Yet this doesn't feel neither here nor there at all and manages a rather enjoyable balance between the two styles. Pretty awesome brew, actually.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by cryptomath from Florida

I was excited to find this on draft in Copenhagen. Not quite the same as the cans I have had from Surly brewing (where it is still being produced) .

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Taste is piney and grassy with a robust bitterness. There are notes of dank peaches and grapefruit roaming around, but this is mostly a no nonsense, hoppy IPA. No juicy crap here.

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by outdoor7or24 from Georgia

16 oz can split with Rob L, poured into kolsch glass (that was what I was presented).
A: pours a super clear golden orange sunshine, 1 finger white foam head, spotty lacing, sediment at the bottom
S: mango, papaya, citrus, sweet tangerine, malt
M: medium body
T: citrus, mango, grapefruit rind, sweet malt, crisp clean hop bitterness, hop bitterness that liners on the tongue, wet finish
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by josanguapo from Spain

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4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
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by rex_4539 from Greece

L: Hazy golden color, two finger white head, messy lacing.

S: Hops, grapefruit, mango.

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4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Originally reviewed back in October 30th 2015... not sure where that review went...

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Deep orange bodied, with hints of lighter apricot and lemon yellow colors. Plentiful pinhead sized carbonation. Real nice forming frothing and creamy nearly four finger fine off white colored head. Thick with fine bubbles, chunky top and pill lacing all over the glass. Great looking brew.

Excellent aroma. Hop forward classic notes of an almost sweet but zesty tropical pineapple, and kumquat like citrus. Hints of mellow malt honey like sweetness as well, even a faint bit of white bread dough and density. Very inviting, real nice bouquet, if not that varied

Seems like it's a one dimensional brew but there are more surprises. Big tight carbonation on first sip, heavily prickly and playful. Mid palate washes in classic tropical hop flavors, big and juicy with a real nice supportive backbone, sweet but subtle. The aftertaste is a real surprise, big pine wintergreen like blast, drying green herbs that linger on forever with huge staying power.

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4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by maximum12 from Minnesota

See it get it! 500ML bottle & I really wanted to see how this stacks up, as I just had the Surly version recently. Split with my wife. Wonder how many of these are under the wrong version? Batch 1295 with best by date of 4/17.

The pour is light lemon. The nose is honey, lemon, mango, citrus, more honey. Way different than Minneapolis Todd.

Todd the Axe Man - Amager version brings me straight to a cold February day...sipping Hopslam. Tots srs. Much bee outproduct makes this sweet & honeyed in my oral cavity, without tipping the beer into cloying or annoying or soying. Sweet pine, citrus, mango represent hops. Bit of cereal under the flooring. Sweetness makes this easy to tipple, & it's thick & viscous.

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3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
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by GreesyFizeek from New York

This one pours a lightly hazed orange-ish amber, with a small head, and not a whole lot of lacing.

Smells pretty sweet, and sticky, with candied grapefruit, a good amount of pine, and some slight caramel.

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This was definitely enjoyable to drink, but I’m left wishing for the Surly version I had last year.

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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 190 ratings