Old Battle Axe | Engine 15 Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Engine 15 Brewing Company
Florida, United States
engine15.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kylehay2004 on 02-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
19.35%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of KensWorld
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.96/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from Florida.
Look: Hazy copper body topped by a decent white head that leaves plentiful lacing.

This is a very mild IPA; heck, it's mild and sweet for an APA. You should ignore the discrepancy between style expectations and flavor profile and just enjoy this tasty beer. It's plenty flavorful with toffee, caramel, pineapple and soft ripe fruit notes dominating. Sweet up front and mildly bitter by the aftertaste.
Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of coopdog1000
3.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lochnessmonster
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.04/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of wrecknut
1.2/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of BeerBeast
3.99/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of digitalzombie
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HiWire
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FBGordon
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured on draft into a cold pint glass.

A: Pours a golden hue with a touch of orange. Head is off-white and somewhat creamy.

S: Medium hop notes, mostly fruit with some pine. Nice hop presence.

T: Almost no hop bitterness, Hop presence is swallowed up by an almost sweet maltiness. More sips intensifies the sweetness. Bitter notes linger minimally on the palate.

M: A watery, medium body with low carbonation presence.

O: A decent IPA for crushing on a hot day; it's quite thirst-quenching. For those looking for a hop bomb, this isn't it. But I would definitely drink some in the hit Florida sun.

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Photo of Reds76
2.67/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Simont
2.35/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bomber mailed up from FL. No date on bottle but appears to be a good deal of age on this beer, malt has strong cardboard aspect and amost sherry-like notes along with toffee-like caramel malt. Hops are mildly pine and floral, but mostly flat with hints of sulfur, skunk and onion. Not a good representaion of American IPA - but surely just a bad bottle. Illustrative of importance of dating bottles, and encouraging retailers to appropriately store and shelve light- and age-sensitive beers. Will have to try this at the brewery sometime.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyoung35
4.58/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Loved this beer so much that I brought home a keg. It had B#19 on the cap and I think this is the batch number. I will be enjoying it for the next few weeks. Very well balanced. Smells malty and floral. Not dry and not sweet, it's perfectly medium. Hop flavor is citrusy. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of CampusCrew
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Corburk
3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hopkrid
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of apmorin
4.42/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frlrv1020
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SDean82
4.14/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
2.96/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap at The Flying Iguana in Atlantic Beach, FL.

Pours a clear amber, with a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like pine, onion, and caramel.

This is made with Summit hops- if I had known this, I would not have ordered it. The oniony aspects of this are pretty apparent. There's an oniony astringent finish, with pine and caramel up front. Despite the only 6.4% ABV, this feels pretty boozy. It just doesn't feel well crafted at all. Change the hop bill, Summit hops are garbage.

This is medium bodied, with a slightly oily mouthfeel and a moderate level of carbonation.

Not very good at all.

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Old Battle Axe from Engine 15 Brewing Company
3.41 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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