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Mt. Hood Ice Axe IPA

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Ice Axe IPA is the Mt. Hood Brewing Co.'s flagship and best selling beer. Pale amber in color and aggressively hopped, Ice Axe is a mouth-filling and well balanced beer. Slight buttery overtones provided by oak-conditioning, gives it a character reminiscent of a fine wine. The mild spiciness and rich bitterness of the brewmaster's carefully selected hops shine through in the flavor and aroma. O.G. 1.060/ 5.9% abv./ East Kent Goldings, Mt.Hood, and Willamette hops/ Five different malts.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3366) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
This 22 oz bottle was shared with Strykzone who had his own bottle I sent to him in a trade. We discussed it on Facebook Chat as we enjoyed our brews. Poured a clear amber with a white head. Nose of caramel malts and floral hops, some tropical fruit, and a hint of pine. Medium plus body. Clean mouth feel Flavor is dominated by the hops but there is a good malt base. The finish is big on the tropical fruit. Very tasty brew and good drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This beer is copper and semi clear. A creamy off white head is less than a finger. It leaves a little lacing. The aroma brings lots of caramel malts and fruity floral hops. This tastes like a classic west coast IPA but then a big shot of pepper kicks in. Later the hops get more floral. Caramel is steady and solid. The finish is tangerine fruit. This was pretty much a classic west coast IPA but with a few unique notes. I liked it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pen & Paper Log (Aug 2013) c/o a friend returning home from OR Aroma - hops dominate, there is also citrus, and some floral notes Appearance - body is amber, clean liquid, and 1" white head, with some dappled lacing Taste - the bitter is bitter in nature, with a moderate hop and some caramel malt backing it up Palate - body is between light and medium, texture is more thin thank thick, the carbonation is below average, the finish not big on the hop profile. Very forgettable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1389) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Superb hopping gives this a really dynamic bittering presence -- tangy, rich, full of fruit and pine and even a little sour. Long finish, nimble on the palate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle:   Amber, faint haze, thin to moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Muted wet hop nose, slight overcooked vegetable.   Moderate bitterness on the tongue, mild to moderate sweetness, but also has a big of that overcooked vegetable tinge to it.   For an IPA its not bright, not all that hoppy either.   Seems fouled by age or temperature.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Dull wet/stale hop finish, with that overcooked vegetable profile.   First Mt Hood beer... hope the rest are better.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigbish (533) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Had this on tap at Government Camp. It’s an ok beer. It’s pretty smooth, nice malty flavor but pretty uninspiring. Good but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 7, 2013
22oz bottle from PDX. Clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and some light floral notes. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with a medium hop bitterness and no alcohol taste. Medium body with average to low carbonation. Decent IPA but a bit on the sweet side, hops not fresh, could be old bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5542) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Government Camp, Or - on tap at the brewpub. Medium amber pour, white head, nice lacing, Light spruce aroma. Flavor has some citrus accents, not overpowering. Finishes with some nice nutty accents. Thick enough mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Pours amber with a medium white head. Aroma is light citrus hops and hints of malt. Flavor is light hops with a malty finish. Not really what you would expect from an ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Draught. Orange with thick white head, much lacing. Aroma naartjies and spice. Medium to full body. Spice and pepper notes in a citrusy body. Spice finish.


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