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RATINGS: 66   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.

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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
piscator34 (2577) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 10, 2017
Draft at the brewpub. Clear copper in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of orchard-fruity English ale yeast, fat pale malt, and green (slightly vegetal) hop. Flavors are of bready malts, more orchard fruit, and mild earthy hops. Ok for an old fashioned British style IPA, but lacking in bitterness.

3.4
maekchu (4001) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2017
On tap at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub. Nose of caramel and mild pine. Deep copper color. Caramel, piney hop. light bit of dark fruit, a bit buttery in mid palate, and some small bitter tracks. Medium body. Okay. A rather mild-mannered IPA.

3.5
douglas88 (9506) - 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
tcon25 (910) - 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
andrewje41 (4087) - 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
fiulijn (20993) - 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
hayduke (5575) - 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
Strykzone (7489) - 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
DandyWolfFloyd (1212) - 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
jefcon (1906) - 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.


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