Jaw Gate | Buxton Brewery

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Brewed by:
Buxton Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jazzyjeff13 on 11-22-2013

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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Molson2000
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Logan12321
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lots of carbonation on the open, be careful opening this one. Looks great, gets a large layer of head on the top. Had a pretty strange look had the regular yellow/half transparent coloring to it, but it seems that there was layers to the beer. Very bottom was transparent but closer to the head it began to become more and more cloudy. Smelled amazing, slight fruity smell. The taste is pretty great on the start up but a little bitter on the ending. Overall, not too bad, it's pretty refreshing with a nice hoppy/slight bitter taste on the end.

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4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jaw Gate has bubbles that rush out the bottle like a kid running down the stairs on Christmas morning. This excitement results in a constant half-finger worth of foam and a glass awash in glinty, super-sticky suds. The liquid has an egg yolk-like colour and is not much more transparent.

Both hops and malts make a showing in this bouquet. The former are earthy, floral, and vaguely fruity while the latter are bready, lightly sweet, containing just a pinch of caramel. While beautifully in balance, I'd give hops the slight edge - their fragrance is utterly beguiling.

The taste is laced with woody hop resins that conjure thoughts of damp earth, leafs, twigs, and tree bark. This very crude hoppiness is reminiscent of an over-steeped green or white tea and, unless my mind is connecting dots that don't exist, is similarly accented with a hint of jasmine.

There's not much fruit in this compost pile of grasses, leaves, and forest brush, but you will find the odd piece of discarded grapefruit and/or clementine peel. Just a drop of citrus to lighten the load. More polite, less assertive than its U.S. cousins, it's still distinctly hoppy.

There's something about Jaw Gate's crude hoppiness - the fresh flowers, dried brush, subtle citrus, and leafy greens - that really impresses. And it's not often pale ales are able to excite and entertain me so much - especially not British exports. But, man, is this ever good!

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3.32/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of TerryW
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%

A rather ordinary pale ale. Hoppy. Woody tasting as well, which is unusual (but not necessarily unpleasant). Nose is one of the best features, very fruity and fresh. Hazy honey colour, substantial head settling to a full cap, good lace - good looking brew. Mouthfeel is a little dry.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.44/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for $5.45 CDN.

Appearance - honey and amber coloured. Some visible carbonation. Capped by two fingers of thick white fluffy head. Phenomenal retention. Cloudy with just a bit of sediment. Fantastic looking beer.

Smell - fruity and citrusy, mostly grapefruit with a bit of lemon. Some slightly earthy undertones. Potent and inviting aroma.

Taste - citrusy at first with grapefruit, before turning to an earthy flavor. Finishes with a juicy grapefruit taste. Earthiness is not necessarily to my liking but interesting.

Mouthfeel - smooth with high carbonation and dry finish.

Overall - a nice pale ale, but the earthiness isn't my thing. Still a beautiful looking and well crafted brew. This makes multiple hits from this brewery making it one to keep your on. Grows on you as you drink it.

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3.6/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Giantspace
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of beholder_pl
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: hazy light amber with a medium sized white head. OK lacing.

Aroma: fresh american hops, citrus, pineapple, hints of pine and grass. Aroma isn't very intense, but is very refreshing and pleasant.

Taste: typical american pale ale, but just a bit more maltier I guess. Decent bitterness, mildly fruity, some resin notes, slightly earthy finish. Dry.

Mouthfeel: medium to low carbonation, medium bodied.

Overall: an everyday pale ale. Very tasty and refreshing but doesn't knock your socks off.

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Jaw Gate from Buxton Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 27 ratings