Friday, October 25, 2019

October 25th, 2019 - Todd The Axe Man Is Out For Blood!

Good afternoon and happy Friday hellions and hop-lovers!  The Meista here getting the weekend off to kickass start pairing a favorite local band of mine with a tasty brew... I give you DiseNgaged's latest "Out For Blood I: Abuse" EP and a Todd the Axe Man India Pale Ale from Surly Brewing Company!  This pairing goes out to all the folks at Outlaw Distillery and Utah Battleaxe Warriors!  Hails!

Album Info:
  • Artist: DiseNgaged
  • Title: "Out For Blood I: Abuse" EP
  • Release date: August 3rd, 2019 (3rd EP released by DiseNgaged)
  • Recorded: 2019
  • Record company: Ethereal Audio Production
  • Production: Ethereal Audio Production, Christian, Hanson, and DiseNgaged
  • Album cover art: Kings Peak Media
  • Personnel: Dylan "Demon" Dawes (drums) Sean Herrera (bass), Dez Troy (vocals), and Chase "Carnage" Williams (guitars)
  • Additional musicians: Brennen Conlee (guitars and backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Death metal, groove metal, thrash metal
  • Sound: Balls-out, in-your-face, heavy duty groove/death metal, the "Out For Blood I: Abuse" EP is powerfully aggressive and masterfully produced and executed!  If you are a fan of Lamb Of God, you definitely need to check these bad-asses out!!
  • Major themes/lyrical content: Abuse, revenge, sinister intent, evil, death, murder, aggression, self-reliance, fighting back, redemption, etc.
  • Tracks:
  1. "Take It All"
  2. "Abuse"
  3. "Frail"
  4. "Victims"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Surly Brewing Company (Brooklyn Center, Minnesota)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Todd the Axe Man India Pale Ale
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 7.2%
  • Ingredients: Golden Promise malts, English Ale yeast, and Citra and Mosaic hops
  • Pour: The Todd the Axe Man India Pale Ale pours a hazy golden-yellow with a .
  • Nose: The nose is tropical, citrusy, grassy, and herbal with lighter sweet malt notes.  There are aromas of pineapple, mango, grapefruit, tangerine, dried tea leaves, and light caramel.
  • Taste: Following the nose, the taste of the Todd the Axe Man India Pale Ale is punchy blend of tropical fruit and citrus flavors along with malty and more subtle sweet characteristics.  There are notes of pink grapefruit juice, tangerine, line, orange peel, pineapple, mango, apricot, melon, black tea, crackery biscuit, and soft caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied and moderately carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp, with a rich and dry finish.

Overall pairing: Todd The Axe Man IPA is a very drinkable, yet punchy IPA with a hearty backbone and intense flavors that go great with the aggressive power and honesty of all that is DiseNgaged!!

Cheers!!  Horns raised!!

"See you in the pit!"

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