Surly Brewing Co. Axe Man – American IPA at 7.2% ABV

Surly Brewing Co. Axe Man – American IPA at 7.2% ABV (C$8.25 at Collective, 473 ml, best before 3-Dec-2023, acquired 16-Jan-2024, reviewed 24-Jan-2024)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with one fat finger of loose white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: dank resiny pine, tropical fruit, pale malt, citrus. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, warming lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

Hopped with Citra and Mosaic. I had Amager Bryghus original iteration of this, Todd the Axe Man, about five years ago. Like that one, the appearance could use work. However, I think this one’s age has affected the flavour profile, making it slightly less enjoyable for me. To be fair, I did make a point of checking dates during my last trip to the store, so I have no explanation why I bought this one after its BB date, but there you go. I’m going to have to make an effort to find a fresher copy of this to give it a fairer review, but for now this is how it shakes out. (16/20)

This will be my 5,744th unique Untappd check-in.

8/10 #ryansbooze