Surly / Amager Todd - The Axe Man (Surly Version)

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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Our version of the West Coast Style IPA first brewed in collaboration with Amager Brewery in Denmark. Brewed with one malt, Golden Promise from the UK, with Citra and Mosaic hops. If you think Todd is a good brewer, you should hear him play his axe (guitar)! Named by Amager’s marketing director Henrik Papsø.

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3.9
Tmoney99 (15034) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2017 Can shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy golden color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew.

3.8
zutote (4) - - DEC 1, 2017 does not count
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2.9
Ernest (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2017
Can (Oct 26, 2017 canning).

Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium yellow.

Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, melon, guava, apricot), with notes of plastic and butter.

Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.

Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.

Really a shame they didn't take the time to brew this more cleanly, because the hops could have been great enough on their own to push the aroma to an 8. The buttery and plastic notes aren't super strong, but noticeable on every single sniff, so you can't escape them...they prevent you from being able to just bask in the fruity glory (and that grapefruit note is like ruby red juice, not the usual pithy raw grapefruit hop odor of so many garbage IPAs). Ok balance in the mouth, but not very snappy or crisp or rich or anything...just drinkable, not reaching enjoyable (compare with Furious, which is more precise and both lip-smacking with its sugars and bracing with its hop oils). Maybe worst of all is the flabby mouthfeel...very watery and limp, close to syrupy. Seems like this could have been a really good beer with more care, but as-is it's just kinda sloppy and frustrating.

3.8
onceblind (10698) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Hazy golden hue under a thin foamy white head. Bright leafy resinous nose that’s got a kiss of grapefruity resin and pine. Bright piney resinous bitterness that’s dank and leafy and slightly citric. Big hop profile that’s brightly bitter.

3.6
adampsheppard (7) - - OCT 29, 2017 does not count
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3.7
Concealer (1273) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2017
Can. 14 days old. Cloudy gold with a thin, off white head that lasts in spots and laces in spots. Aromas of grapefruit, mango, tangerine, bread, pine, and peach. Flavor is grapefruit, peach, tangerine, bread, pine, and light herbal notes as well. Bready upfront, citrus throughout and pine to finish. Medium bodied, smooth with a bone dry, bitter finish. Some heat as well. Lingering citrus.

3.8
neongolden (1858) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2017
(Tap sample @ CBC 2016 Green Session, Copenhagen) Hazy orange-gold pour with a white head. Notes are dominated by hops but with a non-trivial malt body, lightly to moderately sweet with a touch of brioche. Hop quality is zesty citrus, peels and pith, a grassy/herbal quality, pine needles, hop resin, some orange/tropical sweetness but not a ton. Finish is pretty dry, a bit dusty, moderately bitter, resinous, some pith. Medium body, a bit oily, slightly above average carb. Good IPA that's a little bit old school in its hopping but not plagued by caramel maltiness. Felt like it was less than fresh so maybe the hop profile isn't so herbal/dusty usually.

4.3
DiarmaidBHK (5948) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2017
Can from Jake’s Cigars. Pours orange with a thin white head. Leaves trace lacing in the glass. Massive pine and grapefruit on the nose and tongue as well as some
Toasted pinecone action. Hides it’s booze well. Finished with a touch of bitterness. It’s nice sometimes to have a beer that kicks a lot of ass which this one does.

4.9
ALIBALI (2608) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 22, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2017 Mr. Lupulino, MetalKupferCheeseCaker & MIGHTY RED HOP EXPERTE!!! Todd lässt gucken✨👌!!...oder jucken😉 ...more next. BIG CAN POWER !!!! AGAIN :Alle einpacken.....GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG: 🙌 MALTPINESOURCAKEHOPMONSTER IS COMING👽🎆👌

4.1
Itzjerm (3134) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2017
Amazing and spot on. Nose very tropical mouthfeel perfect. Flavor tropical I all ways. Thin fadinghead. Decent bitter. Wow. Impressive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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