Todd The Axe Man

American IPA Surly Brewing Co.Amager Bryghus

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Todd The Axe Man, an American IPA collaboratively brewed Surly Brewing Co. and Amager Bryghus

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Todd The Axe Man is an American IPA collaboratively brewed Surly Brewing Co. and Danish brewery Amager Bryghus. For the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a can.

Appearance

The IPA pours a cloudy ruddy orange and is topped by a thick cap of rocky ivory white foam that shows good retention. Following the reduction, fine patches of sticky lace cling to the sides and a soapy collar rounds the glass.

Aroma

Aromatics wafts the nose with a sweet scent of ripe tropical and stone fruit.

Flavor

A hop-forward palate leads off with a taste of pine and is followed by toasted bread. A juicy bite of grapefruit citrus that lingers through the finish and blended with juicy tropical fruit.

Mouthfeel

Its feel has a grainy texture with a medium body and a shade over moderate carbonation. Finishes slightly dry and astringent.

Overall

Its palate has plenty of bite but is also wonderfully balanced. A relatively high ABV is masked well. The feel is a little sharp with carbonation but it is very refreshing and easily quaffed. Todd The Axe Man is an absolutely wonderful IPA.

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About the American IPA

The American IPA is the most popular craft beer style in the United States. And for good reason, too. When well crafted, its hoppy goodness delivers intense aromas and flavors that can be citrusy and fruity; floral and piney; earthy and herbal. The hops are complemented by a wide range of malts and other ingredients. It’s a popular playground for brewers to express their creativity and a veritable cornucopia for craft beer connoisseurs.