Style: IPA

ABV: 7.2 IBU: 65.0

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Surly Todd the Axe Man

What the brewers say

“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 United Kingdom, with Citra and Mosaic hops. If you think Todd is a good brewer, you should hear him play his axe (guitar)!”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Citrus, lemon and orange mostly, along with some pine, candied peach, and candied orange. It’s slightly woody and fairly minty on retronasal. Some spiciness.”

Flavor: “Lemony, but some grapefruit pith, too. Some resinous pine. Sharp bitterness locks onto the tongue and lasts forever. Some hops astringency. Fairly dry all the way through. Aggressive hops are accentuated by the sharp carbonic acid bite.”

Overall: “A strong West Coast thing. A throwback to the early days of American strong IPAs.”

What our editors thought



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