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Amager / Surly Todd - The Axe Man

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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Kastrup, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English: 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.

Ingredienser: Vand. Malt: Golden Promise. Humle: Herkules, Citra, Mosaic. Gær: US-ale


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (3957) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2015
Sample @ CBC 2015. Cloudy yellow. Aroma medium malty (caramel), medium+ hoppy (grass). Flavor medium sweet, heavy bitter, though balanced. Medium+ body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2015
[4/28/15] Draught at Taphouse in Copenhagen. Hazy golden. Nice fruity hops aroma with oniony notes. Flavor of nice fruity hops, a “green” touch, and good bitterness. Medium-bodied. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13707) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Tap @Fermentoren
Hazy orange color, small steady white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, pineapple and mango. Medium-bodied. Sweet tropical fruity flavor, some gooseberry leading to fruity finish. Balanced fruity IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (1269) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
Shared bottle. Hazy golden with small white head. Lots of dank hops, like some good skunk weed! Hmm. Then some tropical fruits with mango, passion fruit, lychee. Light sweet caramel malty base underneath. Taste is medium sweet with long lasting medium bitterness. Medium bodied with slight creamy feel. Massively hopped very nice IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KW92 (276) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 18, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa złota, opalizujące. Piana drobna, wysoka, długa. Ładnie koronkuje.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Bardzo owocowy (marakuja, mango, papaja). Na drugim planie cytrusy, zioła/żywica oraz słodowość.
SMAK: Od początku do samego końca soczyste grejpfruty. Goryczka średnia do wysokiej, krótka.
OGÓLNIE: Tak właśnie wyobrażam sobie godnego przedstawiciela stylu WEST COAST IPA...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3237) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
Brown bottle, 500 ml, batch 911, best before 11/2015, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on May 14 2015; eye: caramel with a golden hue, hazy, no effervescence, off-white head that turns into a tiny ring, light lacing; nose: orange, tangerine, light hops, light tropical fruits, light pear; mouth: orange, tangerine, light hops, light malt, light tropical fruits, light pear, dry finale in orange with presence of bittering hops, medium-full body, good carbonation, quite bitter, slightly sweet, slightly harsh texture; overall: quite fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 500 ml, lot 911, meilleure avant 11/2015, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée le 14 mai 2015; œil : caramel avec une teinte dorée, trouble, pas d’effervescence, mousse blanc cassé qui se transforme en un petit anneau, légère dentelle; nez : orange, tangerine, léger houblon, léger fruits tropicaux, léger poire; bouche : orange, tangerine, léger houblon, léger malt, léger fruits tropicaux, léger poire, finale sèche en orange avec présence de houblon amérisant, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, pas mal amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien bon

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (445) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2015
pour cloudy golden with a fine white head. tropical fruit aromas, taste medium bitter but not over powering. full bodied, light bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (458) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2015
Tap. Pours hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is really fresh, but really mellow hops. Juicy, some pine, peach, pear, tropical, slight bready malts. Taste is juicy! Mellow hops, fruity, peach, pine, some malt in background and mandarin. Oily hops. Medium smooth and juicy body. Medium bitter dry finish with piny aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2311) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
old notes and some words to describe: quite huge hop bomb. tropical and resiny. very straightforward IPA, but does it really bring anything new to IPA world?

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (442) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Preopend bottle -> no carbonation when I drank it. Clear amber tea color (obviously no foam). Hoppy and fruity smell. Strangely mild and round. The taste is insanely smooth. Creamy light bitter light tart taste with fruity extremely balanced light malty sweetness. Carbonation would have benefited the beer (probably my own fault). The aftertaste has a little more tartness.


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