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Wild Boar - Buxton Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 7.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Buxton Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jazzyjeff13 on 05-20-2012)
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Reviews by danieelol:
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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a Coopers-y red-golden. Good head/lacing.

Smell is grapey hop, starfruit. Epic Armageddon-style. Behind that is subtle slightly leathery toffee which gets sweeter as the beer warms, which also elicits more hop aroma.

Taste and mouthfeel is a continuance of the nose, but quite watery. Nice hop notes, but not much body or hop bitterness comes through at first. As the beer warms the bitterness increases and a leafiness comes in.

Nice IPA. Ticks all the boxes, is complex and hoppy. Perhaps like a better version of Racer 5 if I had to compare it to something.

danieelol, Apr 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Marius, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

innominat, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2012. Picked up the other day from Trembling Madness, my local beer nirvana. The label mentions that European and NZ hops are used in this brew, and that it is named after the village of Wildboarclough. Bottle conditioned.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A very hazy amber hue with medium carbonation and quite a bit of sediment. Yields a small head of frothy white foam that collapses rapidly to a surface layer. The aroma: citrus! Intense notes of orange, grapefruit and lemon, with a hint of white grape. Mild undertones of yeast and caramel malt. It smells delicious.

Tastes of fruity aromatic hops with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, bitter orange, lemon, citrus peel, white grapes, earthy yeast and subtle malt. A restrained bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and dry, with a mild acidity and considerable astringency. Aftertaste of intense aromatic citrus - oh yeah!

Wow - what a beer! Tons of aromatic citrus notes and delectable fruity flavours. I don't think IPAs get much better than this. Tasty stuff; now I'm going to have to try some of Buxton's other offerings. Highly recommended - grab one if you can.

jazzyjeff13, May 20, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours straw with a fading head.
Nose shows light fruit, herbal earthy hops, spicy notes alongside a little clean malt, wheat and honey.
Incredibly similar flavours. More herbal, earthy and spicy hops and a little wheat.
Nice moderately high carbonation.

CrazyDavros, Apr 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

samEBC, Sep 30, 2012
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Wild Boar from Buxton Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.