Amager / Surly Todd - The Axe Man

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


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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
English: For quite some time the Amager crew has been discussing this question: which person is the most rocknroll 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 wasnt 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, heres to you: "Todd - The Axe Man" - a potent IPA loaded with fresh American aroma hops on a base of rich Golden Promise malt, Surlys 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. Gr: US-ale

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1494) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 13, 2017
DAA; Bottle 50 cl., from Vinmonopolet. Pours moderate to large, hazy golden with a somewhat lasting, lacing head. Aroma is heavy, malt, citrus, berries, orange, tropic and light spice. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter with a lasting orange, spice finish. Body is medium, texture is to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bullit (4559) - Burgos, SPAIN - APR 12, 2017
Bottle from More than Beer. Hazy golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Nose is hoppy, grapefruits, bit of caramel. Flavour is lots of grapefruits, pine hops, bit of caramel. Medium bitterness, and some sweetness. Well drinkable, well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bjorn77 (185) - Krakw, POLAND - APR 7, 2017
Cudowny, świeży, mocny aromat owocw cytrusowych i tropikalnych. Rewelacja! Złota barwa, przejrzyste, ładna, średniopęcherzykowa warstwa piany. Smak: też rewelacja, mega świeże, orzeźwiające,pełne cytrusw i owocw tropikalnych, takich bardzo świeżych i słodkich, zerwanych prosto z drzewa. Ani śladu karmelu czy też landrynek, słodycz bardzo lekka, owocowa, rześka. W kontrze do niej super goryczka, średnia w kierunku silnej, cytrusowa,lekko żywiczna, w sam raz. Balans idealny, świetna gra chmieli: Citra- cytrusy, Mosaic- owoce tropikalne i Herkules- sosnowa żywica. Wysycenie wysokie, goryczka chwilę zalega. Jest słodsze i mniej gorzkie od innych piw z Amagera, ktre miałem przyjemność pić Pijalność na niesamowicie wysokim poziomie, piwo przepyszne. Chciałem być surowy, ale to piwo jest za dobre. Kolejne doskonała produkcja od Mistrzw z Amagera, tu oczywiście przy wspłpracy z Surly Todd. A już jutro Red Hetman :))

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhilosophyGuy (539) - Łdź, POLAND - APR 4, 2017
Cudowne IPA. Piana średnio wysoka, gęsta, zostawia obwolutę wokł kieliszka. W aromacie mango, pomarańcza, ananas, grejpfrut. W smaku soczyste, grejpfrutowo-pomarańczowe. Goryczka umiarkowana, krtka, bardzo przyjemna. Wysycenie na średnim poziomie. Bardzo lekkie. Świetne.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (1553) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2017
A IPA WONDERLAND!!! Extremst grasig US Hoppy und voller wahnwitzigen Fruchtflavourkapriolen. Hot As Hell!!! AMAGER POWER!!! Maracuja, Zitrone, der grne Apfel und ein paar Spiceeffekte katapultieren dich in den HOPHEAD HEAVEN ;)!!! GANZ GROSSES KINO. 0,5/5 Euro, direkt von der AMAGER BREWERY in Kastrup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
__Rb81 (787) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2017
Draft at Beertemple, Amsterdam. Hazy yellow amber with a small white head. Aroma of fruity citrus, light malts. Taste is over moderate to heavy bitter, light sweet. Bitter aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (455) - Granada, SPAIN - MAR 8, 2017
De las IPAs que hacen grandes a esta gente! Herbal en nariz, cuerpo medio, nublada. En boca ms tropical sin perder el toque herbceo. Entra dulce para ir tornando amarga. Sabor intenso y prolongado. Muy buena. Batch 1415. BB 2017/09

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (26412) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Bottled (backlog). Hazy orangeish golden colour with a mediumsized white head. Aroma is citrus, some fruits, nectar, mild sweet malts, herbal and some slight spiciness. Flavour is fruity and floral hops with a nice grassy and herbal bitterness to it along with some honey, nectar and mild toffeeish notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle. Slightly cloudy yellow appearance. Lovely fruity aroma which prepares you for a well balanced explosion of fruit and hops. Exciting but so easy to drink. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2017
February 2017 - Bottle share at CBC Islington for the Matteo Farewell tasting, as Amager Todd - The Axe Man, collab with Surly. Thanks to Dave for this one. Golden yellow, translucent with a foamy dense white head. Aroma is lemongrass and elderflower. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is quite restrained for the ABV, straw with light sugary malts, overlayed with lemongrass and elderflower. Pretty good. (3.7)

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