King Slayer
Buxton Brewery

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,336
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #23,339
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 7.67%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
20
From:
Buxton Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
89
Very Good
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vinicole from England

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can. Murky straw colour. Thin scummy head.
Powerful aroma of Jaffa orange and other citrus fruits. Some earthiness and pine present.
Taste reflects the aroma. Very low bitter flavour with a light tart finish. Quite mellow really.
Reasonably viscous. Very soft.
Far too easy to drink considering the ABV.

Feb 14, 2021
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JonnyGoldsbrough from England

3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L4.5 Sweet GOT themesd dragon can. Light hazy golden straw, decent head, retains ok & then drifts away to leave a monk top.
S4.25 Inviting. Cold prevents much more observation.
T3.5 The bitterness is there and it's drinkable, but lacking any clear flavour notes to shine through the high ABV
F3.75 Quite a soft mouthfeel, I prefer crisper for IPA style. Good carbonation.
O3.75 Perfectly drinkable but unremarkable which is a shame as I have enjoyed their other beers.

Oct 24, 2020
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EmperorBevis from England

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned in a big old tallboy crafty craft can and purchased from Tesco supermarket
Pours a hazy lemon flesh coloured body with thick white head
Aroma is fizzy lemon vitamins
Lots of lemon in that flavour
A benchmark certainly

Sep 16, 2020
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Boto from Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Brewdog Doghouse: this one pours a darker golden color. There was some white head and lacing. Good nose. Spiciness, orange, floral and earthy notes. The taste is good Some bitterness. Fruity and spicy. Good!

Dec 17, 2019
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

440ml Can from Brewdog.com (£3.82): Light golden amber with a fairly clear body for the style & a large, three centimetre tall head that was quite foamy & an off-white colour with good retention for a double IPA. The nose is quite sharp & fresh with some strong citrus hops & a pine backing that's fairly bitter. Further on there was a nice tropical fruit aroma that had some mango & apricot followed by a a faintly floral aroma too. The taste kicks off with the same mango from the nose & earthy hops with a combination of pine & citrus hops following on behind but the balance was a great one & the beer itself was quite smooth & medium bodied.

Jun 11, 2019
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JamFuel from Sweden

3.31/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a semiclear orange, with soft white foam.

Smell is earthy and piney with hints of citrus.

Taste is way more laid back than expected. Decent bitterness, and a slight fruity tartness.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a Double IPA that's a bit.... meh. Not bad, but a bit boring.

Oct 15, 2017
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NilocRellim from Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy honey colour. Fruity tart nose, tropical hops, white peach, banana yeast, clementines, and malty. Tastes medium to heavy-bodied and malty. Carbonated gently but enough. Spicy fruity pine notes, citrus peel, a little yeasty and fruity, resin and earthy notes near the end, spicy and pithy finish that lightly lingers. Dry palate and alcoholic vapors after. A fun and tasty DIPA; could really taste the diversity in hops.

Sep 12, 2017
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Bruno74200 from France

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This NE style IPA seems a bit odd to me, almost artificial. Very fruity with citrus and tropical fruit. Nice juicy mouthfeel. Buxton went with the style which is all the rage right now but some improvements have to be made in my opinion

Aug 01, 2017
King Slayer from Buxton Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 20 ratings