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Surly Brewing Company

Surly Brewing Company
Todd the Axe Man IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.2%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Surly Brewing Company
Todd the Axe Man IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.2%
Bright old gold color. Tropical, fruity, floral aromas and flavors of orange-mango chutney on scone, panettone, and lilacs with a silky, tangy, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, elegant, long finish with accents of honeyed grapefruit peels, pepper, and endive finish. A great combination of chewy malt, fruit, and hop bitterness.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Hoppy, Rich & Heavy & Bold & Bitter
Aroma Aroma: orange-mango chutney on scone, panettone, and lilacs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of honeyed grapefruit peels, pepper, and endive
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Lasagna, Chicken Bánh Mì, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A great combination of chewy malt, fruit, and hop bitterness.

The Producer

Surly Brewing

The Producer
4811 Dusharme Dr.
Minneapolis, MN 55429
USA
1 763-535-3330

American Style IPA

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
American style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and fall between 5.5-7.5% in alcohol. They are characterized by floral and citrus hop aromas and a distinctive hop bitterness on the finish. This style originated in the 19th century when British troops and colonizers were working to develop an alternative to their standard ales in order to withstand transport to India. Today, US craft brewers have claimed the style as their own with assertive Pacific Northwestern hop varieties that stand out. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Laurelwood Workhorse India Pale Ale, Oskar Blue’s Deviant Dale’s IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King and Founder’s Centennial IPA.

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