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Axe Edge - Buxton Brewery

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 6.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Buxton Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AgentMunky on 05-11-2011)
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Reviews by John_Henry:
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3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome unique beer. Full of citrus fruits, pineapple and a little mango. Dangerously easy to drink with good level of carbonation for english bottle conditioned ale. Not much in the way of malts, but this in no way takes anything away from the beer.

Over all a very good beer thats only let down by the clarity.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 07:00:49 | More by John_Henry
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-24-2014 03:05:22 | More by DrBier
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-23-2014 18:34:58 | More by tykechandler
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-28-2014 18:23:49 | More by ryoroi
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New York

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Murky chestnut with meringue white froth that rims and speckles.
Juicy melon, papaya, and orange nose with a touch of yeast and maybe acetone.
Brown scone and apricot compote with Midori, gooseberry, and kumquat hops.
Lime zest + sorbet end and twinkly linger.
Soft, medium, chewy, creamy.

Some jumping fruit flavors that are actually new to me - don't think I've had Amarillo, Citra and Nelson Sauvin in combination before. Still, not as bright and crisp as I expected. Malts get noticed, and it's a bit underattenuated, so comes across with a real ale buzz about it (from bottle conditioning, no doubt.) And the IBUs are on the low side.

A round and gentle tropical fruit IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 19:41:14 | More by StJamesGate
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-19-2014 02:04:49 | More by djcreepshow
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-08-2014 15:28:56 | More by fionn13
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-01-2014 02:47:15 | More by TTTBeer
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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-31-2014 17:32:12 | More by Kelp
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-18-2014 15:56:49 | More by rolltide8425
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3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Teku glass.
A: Straw yellow/light orange, hazy with big white medium lastin head. Good lacing.
S: Tropical fruits aroma (passion fruit, mango), sweet citrus hoppy aroma (mainly orange), some low pine and grassy aroma - mainly in the background, also noticable quite big malt backbone - caramel, bread, low biscuit;
T: moderate bitterness - noticable some pine, grassy and light herbal flavours, bitterness is moderate and not too long, it's well balanced with sweetness and malty character. Definetely dry and bitter finish.
M: dry beer, medium body, medium carbonation, light alcohol warming
O: Nice beer, but there are lots of nice beers. There's not too much bitterness as for DIPA, the bitter character is also quite short. Amarillo hops are noticable by it's indirect sweet charcter - in this case it should be balanced with some bitter hops. Nelson Sauvin adds refreshing and dry character. Aroma is definetely better than the taste. What I like is this is really refreshing and drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 10:52:25 | More by BlazerT
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-01-2014 17:30:16 | More by jmtpi
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-21-2014 13:31:24 | More by MNBeerGeek
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-19-2014 21:39:30 | More by wl0307
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3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: a standard 330mL brown bottle with a standard macro label. Purchased from Leura Cellars.

Appearance: pours a hazy amber orange with only the slightest fine carbonation visible. A small white head slowly drops away, leaving a solid lace.

Aroma: a decent aroma of earth and pine hops with some fruit backing. Very enticing.

Taste: virtually the same as the aroma but a bit more moderate. Mostly hops, the fruit fades away a bit. Still quite refreshing.

Aftertaste: the finish comes through a bit dry, still with the pine hops.

Mouth feel: a lighter body with slightly more than moderate, spritzy carbonation.

Overall: a refreshing IPA with all the normal fruit and pine hop characteristics. The only problem being that for AU$130 a case of 24 x 330mL (2014), this is nowhere near worth it. It is a nice IPA, but no better than others for half the price.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 07:49:04 | More by SmashPants
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-18-2013 22:58:56 | More by pkenkman
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-14-2013 23:02:50 | More by Danne_101
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United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-26-2013 19:47:07 | More by CwrwAmByth
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-15-2013 03:34:10 | More by nmann08
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3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml brown bottle purchased from Beer Cartel in Sydney.

Pours a slightly dirty orange colour, with persistent haze and an off-white head of messy bubbles that don't persist as much more than a film. Nice, light speckled lace in places. Body is light. Overall, it's a bit underwhelming.

Nose is pleasant. Bright US hop characters of sweet citrus tinged with a resiny pine fragrance. It has a pleasant bright woody tone to it for the most part: the fruit characters manage to come through when it's swirled, but the sharper perfume characters are dominant when it's just sitting.

Taste is extremely odd, or at least moderately odd. For the most part, it seems quite a pleasant standard IPA, with a clean bit of hops on the front backed by some slid, neutral malt. But on the back, a distinct smokiness comes through—I'm sure I'm not imagining it. It mingles with the hops to provide a strange metallic magnesium character, and it lingers as a dark undertone in the aftertaste. It's very strange.

Feel is good. Light, but with a slight tingle.

Overall, I'm a little confused, but it's pleasant enough. It is not, however, a good example of a pure, straight IPA. Even if it's not smoke, the palate goes in very strange directions. They're not unpleasant, they're just a little baffling.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 04:21:04 | More by lacqueredmouse
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-05-2013 23:28:37 | More by klesniew
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-29-2013 20:56:55 | More by Kirk
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-19-2013 17:56:46 | More by aztraz
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-13-2013 01:36:24 | More by slvrmon82
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4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy and sedimenty-orange.

Smell is like a handful of those mixed fruit lollies crossed with a big dollop of pine. Lots of citrus fruits here. And bananas somehow too.

Taste has lots of citrus. Just really vibrant flavours. Mangoes, bunches of pungent fruit. Almost Surly-esque, but possibly better.

Mouthfeel carries more orchard-y flavours.

It's amazing how many fresh, fruity flavours are featured here. Reminds me of my first brush with Saison Dupont. Buxton just made US brewing its bitch.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 09:11:37 | More by danieelol
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Axe Edge from Buxton Brewery
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