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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kylehay2004 on 02-14-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
47
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
57.23%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 47
Photo of FBGordon
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
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 Simont
2.35/5  rDev -29.2%
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 cyoung35
4.58/5  rDev +38%
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 GreesyFizeek
2.96/5  rDev -10.8%
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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Photo of ThePaleRider
2.94/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Funky, worn t shirt taste. Tastes very much like an English IPA that has been aged for a while. Not a lot of hops are shown in the taste. More of a sweet caramel, and strange earthyness.

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Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yet another local option from the Magic Mushroom at Jacksonville Beach. I have been to Engine 15 before but did not try this one.

It was served in a standard pint; the beer is a chill hazed dark gold with an off-white head. Nice lacing.

It has a big pine in the nose. There is some Caramel apple in there as well.

It is pleasantly bitter, with pine sap and citrus. A little bit of sweet malts for balance.

The mouth is oily yet the active carbonation keeps things from being to coating.

All-in-all, a very enjoyable IPA. I will try one at the source next time I go to Engine 15.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: murky golden with a crimson hues body. Nice lacing. 1.5 finger head with little retention.

S: musty, light citrus and pine.

T: initially earthy and hoppy with a finish of pine, coriander and floral notes.

M: sharp, moderate to high carbonation and medium body.

Overall an average IPA. Neither complex or hoppy enough for my tastes.

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Old Battle Axe from Engine 15 Brewing Company
3.32 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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