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Tommyknockers slipped into the mining camps in the 1800’s 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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Smells wonderful, like a ripe juicy grapefruit, just amazing. Flavor is light but tasty. Not a lot of bittering hops, but pleasant from all the citrusy hops. A great pale ale that I could drink a lot more of.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 3, 2002
I’m having a bottle of this before I head to the Rob Zombie show tonight in ’Cowlumbus’. This pours a clear amber with a white rocky head. The generous head is mostly lasting and has nice lacing. Damn, that first one went fast. Hold on, gotta go get another (thank god the wife’s driving). Anyway, where was I. Oh, yeah...the fresh nose is primarily citrusy hops, grainy malt, and a light earthy yeast. The very natural flavor is moderate and balanced between sweetness, bitterness, and acidity. The nutty finish is long and yeasty with plenty of hop bitterness, and very clean. The body is light and creamy and WAY too smooth (I don’t mean MAYBE!). I could quaff a sixer of these in no time. The soft carbonation is perfect. I am a big fan of this beer. Beer of the Month Club is 3 for 3.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a cloudy burnt orange with about 4 fingers of thick white head. Aroma of citrus hops and caramel. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Lots of citrus with a little dash of caramel. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, very good. I could drink this every day.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2522) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2002
Wonderful lemon rind-citric hoppy aroma. Strong but not in your face. Copper color with med creamy head and plenty of lacing. Good retention. Very creamy and balanced palate. Nice caramel malt presence and good hopping, with citrusy hop flavors. So easy drinking, the beer just disappears in the glass.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2003
Outstanding combination of Sweet/bitter to make a very fine Pale Ale. I really like this. Another acquisition from Corral Liquors. Didn't think this would be as good as it is.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Easy pour, amber-orange with a thin but persistent head. Nice herbal, grassy, hoppy lemony aroma. Clean, refreshing and grapefruitty, mainly hops with malts definitely taking a back seat. Slightly oily mouthfeel, good solid bitter finish you smell as well as taste. Good blend of citrusy/bright and strong dry hopped characters.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2031) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2008
This is definitely one of the better pale ale’s that I’ve tasted in a long time. This poured a light copper color with a generous off-white head. It left a nice amount of lacing around the side of the glass, as well. The aroma was of rich malt with notes of flowerly hops. The body was fairly full with beautiful notes of bitter hops, bread and a touch of barely. The finish was slightly dry with a generous touch of hoppiness and citrus flavors. This was a truley oustanding pale ale!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
bburychka (55) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Excellent pale ale. Tastes similar though to Tommyknocker’s wheat ale (which is a good thing). One of my favorites that I have tried so far in my beer tasting adventure.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (590) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Very golden in color with white head. Great smell of dry hops. Wonderful floral notes and hoppy flavor. Good feal, good crisp start with very smooth finsih. Great pale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Slighly coppered gold and fairly clear in body. Dusty white head thats a bit crunchy at first with tight foaming bubbles. Fades to a solid skim always present and nice sticky lacing in thick inky blobs. Aroma is about the norm for a pale, leafy, pale dry citrus of orange oils and lemon with a dusting of cardboard and pine keeping a drier sense about is waft. Flavors are clean, fresh, and respectful with a small portion of paled citrusy orange and lemon rounding the palate within a fairly chunky addition of leafy, piney hop character in the center. Nice and light drying finish with hints to hop oils and grasses. Floats off nicely and has just the right amount of bittered grab behind it. Feel is a lighter medium body but stays pretty steady with no empty areas as the carbonation keeps it thay way from fron to back. A nice little pale, to my surprise, however, I do remember having quite a few of these when in Colorado a few years ago. So now that I have revisited it, I see why.


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