Axe Edge - Buxton Brewery

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very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 6.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | 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:
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(Beer added by: AgentMunky on 05-11-2011)
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Photo of danieelol
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.

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of John_Henry
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.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Photo of Lehighace06
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
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."

Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrazyDavros
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Axe Edge from Buxton Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.