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Axe Edge - Buxton Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 6.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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Schmoog, Wednesday at 09:19 PM
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Marius, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Rodster, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

dryndantheman, Sep 12, 2014
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innominat, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

lgmol, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

DrBier, Jul 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

tykechandler, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ryoroi, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of StJamesGate
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

StJamesGate, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

djcreepshow, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

fionn13, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

TTTBeer, Jun 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Kelp, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

rolltide8425, May 18, 2014
Photo of BlazerT
3.58/5  rDev -6%
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.

BlazerT, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

jmtpi, May 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

MNBeerGeek, Feb 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

wl0307, Feb 19, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

SmashPants, Jan 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

pkenkman, Dec 18, 2013
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Danne_101, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

CwrwAmByth, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

nmann08, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

lacqueredmouse, Aug 17, 2013
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Axe Edge from Buxton Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.