King Slayer
Buxton Brewery

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,016
Ranked #23,478
3.9 | pDev: 8.72%
Buxton Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Very Good
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 15 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Boto
4/5  rDev +2.6%
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!

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Photo of flyingpig
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

440ml Can from (£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.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.31/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.94/5  rDev +1%
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

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King Slayer from Buxton Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 15 ratings