Kick Axe Pale Ale | The New Old Lompoc

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The New Old Lompoc
Oregon, United States
newoldlompoc.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Arbitrator on 04-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.77%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Murrhey
2.17/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live. Go Timbers!

A- Half a finger, rather pitiful head. Very little retention. Large soap-like bubbles remain on the edges. Some ringed lacing when agitated. Light copper color with semi-clarity. An inauspicious start to a beer I had higher hopes for.

S- Can you smell water? Very watery sort of smell, some floral hops, but too diluted a smell for an APA, one of my favorite styles of beer.

T- That's better. Still watery, but the floral hops become far more pronounced. Very slight bitterness. Still unimpressive.

M- Water. Wet finish.

O- Unimpressed. Like the Timbers' chances in MLS this year, this is weak. Unfortunately.

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Photo of kylemckinnis
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of switzer
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of BeerNW
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of 3Hops
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Rothobinide
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of constantine_272
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of primaldiscord
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of leftoverburrito
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ricecracker420
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ctedrow
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dshansen1184
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A half finger of head on a clear, copper body.
the aroma is lemon and honey with a wonderful floral scent.
The taste is medium bitterness beginning to end and a faint sweetness; comfortable.
The mouth is moderate carbonation and medium body.
Enjoyable and good.

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Photo of kamikazeokami
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dgilks
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark golden colour with a creamy white head. Poor head retention.

Caramel with some resinous hops and grapefruit. Slightly floral. Too much malt.

Crisp, floral hops with a nice grassy note. Mild malt. Very well balanced.

Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A solid APA with some nice hop flavour and a nice, crisp bitterness.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spikester
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber with one finger of off white head. Lacing is dense and very fine.
Smell is floral, grainy.
Taste is floral hops with a fair amount of bready malt. A bit of lemon toward the end.
Mouthfeel is average and just enough carbonation.
Overall a tasty beer.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden amber, mostly clear. Sudsy white head with streak lacing. Aroma is light floral and caramel malt. Flavor is similar with some grass and herbal notes. Light tangerine citrus as well. Juicy finish with a resinous mouthfeel. A good APA overall.

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Photo of Arbitrator
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Chilled bomber into a glass. A generous gift from ramnuts. Thanks, Frank!

A: Pours a hazy, orange-amber body with a fluffy off-white head. Retention is pretty solid, but what I find more impressive is the sticky lace that adorns the glass on the way down.

S: A floral, grapefruit-orange character with a mild rind quality. The malt smell is evocative of fresh, uncracked grain; it reminds me of being inside of a brewing room.

T: Straight grain once more, with a light cracker note. I was hoping for flavors imparted by malt instead of flavors OF malt; it's a little unusual. It's otherwise quite dry; the real centerpiece is the hops. Bitterness is mild, or at least quite well hidden under the well-integrated grapefruit rind character. There's a small floral flavor at the end. Definitely West-Coast style; this won't impress anyone looking for unique, revolutionary flavors, but I find it hard to fault as far as being an easy-drinking, well-formulated beer.

M: Dry, going down quite well. The carbonation is medium, not high enough to give the beer any crispness. I could see this potentially wearing on someone throughout a full bomber, though it wasn't a huge issue for me.

O: Tasty. New Old Lompoc has some hits and some misses for me, but I'd put this in the former category.

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Photo of mahanson08
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Kick Axe Pale Ale from The New Old Lompoc
3.63 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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