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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Tommyknockers slipped into the mining camps in the 1800ís with the discovery of gold in the West. Pick Axe Pale Ale is a classic American Pale Ale which uses premium hops and barley to impart a full-bodied characteristic that dances on your tongue and titillates your palate. Renew the legend, share a Tommyknocker brew with a friend.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Poured a opaque orangey amber from the bottle with a small amount of white head. Mild citrus and hop aroma with just a hint of malt. Initial flavor is sugary and malty and the bitterness of the hops come in at the very end on the tongue. Heavy mouth feel and slightly oily on the tongue. Again, a refreshing beer from Tommyknocker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (7483) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Clear orangey-yellow pour with a rocky white head, leaving great lacing. Wonderful fruity hoppy aroma, getting lots of lemon and pear. Strong but not in your face or bitter. Very smooth and balanced palate. Nice caramel malt presence behind the dried fruit tastes with citrusy hop taking the lead. Easy to drink and not at all bitter. Maybe my favourite of the style...a style I donít even particularly like. Well done, Tommyknocker!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7417) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2006
Market Square Liquors, Tallahassee, Fl. - 12 oz bottle. Light copper pour, thickish, creamy off-white head that leaves a good coating of lacing. Patented pale ale aroma - slightly floral - kinda fruity - hint of pine, somewhat fresh - decent - more English than American definitely. Flavor has some subtle caramel hints, a bit of white grapes and some toffee. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2007
Bottle. Color is a dark golden color. Aroma is malty, with fruits and caramels. Flavor is okay, though I didnít really think it was in any way wonderful. Malts power the flavor, with small hits to hops. Was better as it warmed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7351) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2002
Standard draught. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), moderately hoppy (resin), moderately yeasty (sweat). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, heavily bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Didnít care too much for the yeasty/resinous aroma, but the flavor balance was terrific.

Rating: 4 3 8 3 12 = 3.0

Cask-conditioned draught. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of bubble gum, peach, apricot, and honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Light body, watery texture, soft carbonation.

Rating: 8 3 5 2 13 = 3.1

Odd results...loved the cask versionís aroma, didnít like acidity...loved the standard versionís flavor profile, but didnít like the aroma. Arrrgh. Averaged the score here, which was easy considering the net score was nearly identical.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: light amber in look , medium plus white foamy top. Mid lace created. 4-.
Nose: soft aromatic hop feel , hint of hibiscus , rose with raspberry.6+
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied. Biscuit , herbal ,rose tea with berry feel. Not as refreshing as some pale ales go. Slightly different than most. 12-/20

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Pours a slightly hazy copper orange with a nicely-lacing frothy white head. Aroma of earthy, grainy caramel malt and subtly floral grapefruity hops. Body starts with a full, earthy sweet caramel flavor with a touch of English hoppy bitterness and citrus notes before a full-bodied bittersweet finish. Has nice English malty character and balance, but I expect an English Pale Ale to be a little thinner and easier to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6842) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bronze color with a small orange-white head. The aroma was lightly sweet and fruity. The flavor was bitter, tangy, sour and had light fruity and floral hops and a touch a nut. Unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (6758) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2006
Plenty of hops with a mix of citrus makes for a nice nose. Some pine can also be found. This brew by Tommyknocker is a nice looking tea color with almost no foam. There is a hint of lacing, but just a hint. First taste is certainly hops with a small amount of tartness. There is equal part bitterness with the tartness. Neither overpower and a nice balance is found. This is often attempted but rarely successfully so. At the bottom of the glass some malts popped up. Very smooth beer with a nice personality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Light amber with a frothy head. Cascade hop smell with a light herbal sweetness. Decent taste of biscuity malts and, mildly bitter herbal hops. Has a mostly dry, lightly bitter finish. Not bad.101606

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