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Mt. Hood Ice Axe IPA

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. A nice tropical fruit hop nose. The flavor is light toast, citrus, melons, some passion-fruit. Solid IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcon25 (542) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2016
Draft pour at brewery, congratulations to my sister getting married. Hazelnut pour, little malty flavor not a lot of hop flavors and bite, balanceed flavor though. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewje41 (2715) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Draft pour half pint at Horse Brass. Clear copper color pour with a quick fade head. Grain heavy aroma and flavor. Not a whole lot of interesting hop character. Bitter finish. Not a great IPA for me, but somewhat refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
Draught at the brewpub
Hazy light amber color with creamy head. Even for a beer with expectations, the malt profile is not expressive, simple, with light caramel; the hopping level is not in line with 21st century IPA’s, nor it has the PNW qualities, just a tiny bit of resins and citrus fruits.
Easy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4629) - 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 (6560) - 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 (1017) - 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 (1612) - 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 (6599) - 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 (684) - 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.


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