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Axe Edge - Buxton Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

21 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 6.02%


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 lacqueredmouse:
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
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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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-21-2014 13:31:24 | More by MNBeerGeek
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-19-2014 21:39:30 | More by wl0307
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SmashPants

Australia

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
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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pkenkman

Estonia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-18-2013 22:58:56 | More by pkenkman
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Danne_101

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-14-2013 23:02:50 | More by Danne_101
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-26-2013 19:47:07 | More by CwrwAmByth
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

09-15-2013 03:34:10 | More by nmann08
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klesniew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-05-2013 23:28:37 | More by klesniew
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-29-2013 20:56:55 | More by Kirk
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John_Henry

Japan

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
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
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-19-2013 17:56:46 | More by aztraz
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slvrmon82

Delaware

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-13-2013 01:36:24 | More by slvrmon82
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danieelol

Australia

4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
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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mungus

Australia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-08-2013 14:23:03 | More by mungus
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Harkrank

Sweden

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-23-2013 15:07:47 | More by Harkrank
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber with a small head.
Aroma of tropical fruit, floral notes, pineapple, spicy hops and sweet clean malt.
Very fruity flavours; pineapple, passion fruit, floral notes, low malt. Assertive but balanced bitterness.
Needs more carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2013 02:18:24 | More by CrazyDavros
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Sunnanek

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-06-2013 18:31:11 | More by Sunnanek
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pixieskid

Germany

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-03-2012 10:18:25 | More by pixieskid
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windypete

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-22-2012 14:19:01 | More by windypete
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AgentMunky

California

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a half-litre bottle into a cervoise glass. Best before March 2012.

A: Virtually no head, despite a vigorous pour. The light bubbles floating on top are a shocking white. The centre of the beer is dark orange-brown and cloudy-opaque. The edges are clearer and yellowish. Slight lacing.

S: Very strong and fruity. Passion fruit, guava, ruby grapefruit. Some hops with hints of pine needles. All in all, lovely.

T: The tropical fruit is present here as well, and it's a bid odd. Round and a bit flat, but smooth and fruity before the hops kick in and muddy the waters. The finish is fine, and I like the beer.

M: The flatness is rather disappointing. Not a lot going on here.

O: Overall, a worthy beer. Perhaps the fruitiest -- and so tropical! -- double IPA I've come across. I wouldn't go out of your way to buy it, but you wouldn't be amiss if you did.

Notes: "Our full flavoured, strong India Pale Ale. Now hopped with Amarillo, Citra and Nelson Sauvin. This beer has a pale straw-amber body, and pours with a full creamy head. Its complex flavours include mandarin orange, schnapps, pineapple, and juicy tropical fruits. It is warmingly alcoholic with a dry finish."

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 21:58:55 | More by AgentMunky
Axe Edge from Buxton Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.