Axe Edge | Buxton Brewery

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Brewed by:
Buxton Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by AgentMunky on 05-11-2011

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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Dreyski
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter via our friend from across the pond---Cheers Ian!
This English interpretation of a AIPA pours a nice and clear amber tinged yellow with a
nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thick layer, and displays some very nice
sudsy lacing. Nose of heavy pine, grapefruit, caramel and honey malts, and some grassy hops
as well. Flavors follow the nose with grassy and grapefruit ridden hops taking the fore with caramel
malts showing up in the middle of the taste with touches of honey and light biscuit, and then finishing
off with a rich resin heavy pine hop with a touch of lemon zest. Very nice mouth feel in the mode
with melding 2 styles with medium light carbonation that is just effervescent enough to give
this brew a lift, medium light body, and a rich resin heavy pine touched finish with citrus
notes on the aftertaste.

Overall, a SOLID little brew worthy of the Buxton name.



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Photo of Goofster
3.49/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium amber coloration with a medium creamy head. Smells mainly of citrus fruit and pine, with a hint of tropical fruits. Taste follows the nose with a strong grapefruit and pine presence with a hint of mango and passion fruit. Very nice dank hops and caramel malt balance, with the hops still clearly winning. Finishes with a medium to strong bitterness. Very nicely balanced IPA, but nothing out of the ordinary.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FLima
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Nice predominantly piney and tangerine aroma with notes of passion fruit, lychees and white grapes.
Intense hoppy flavor with notes of piney resin, ginger, white pepper, flowers, some herbaceous, lemon, grapefruit, lychees, a bit of tobacco, white wine, tangerine, pineapple and toasted malts. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste with a long finish.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 6.8% is very well hidden.
Very good resiny and piney American IPA with great hop complexity from three countries that are a reference - Sauvin playing the smart guy. This brewery caught my attention. Worth trying.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2017 (bottled March 2017). Acquired a little while back from the Brewdog webshop. The label describes it as a full-flavoured IPA brewed with European, US and NZ hop varieties.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich golden-amber hue with faint haze and moderate carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a persistent surface layer. Some lacing.

S: Aroma of intense hops with hints of pine resin, grass/hay, herbs, spicy noble hops, subtle citrus, caramel malt, light grain, mild barley sugar and earthy yeast. Nicely balanced - excellent.

T: Tastes of incredibly aromatic hops with a stinging bitter finish. Notes of pine resin, weed, herbs, noble hops, grass/hay, subtle citrus peel, caramel malt, a touch of barley sugar and earthy yeast. Slightly sweet, followed by a robust, resinous bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with soft carbonation and good body. Quite astringent; hop oils tickle the palate. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, pine resin, herbs, earthy yeast and malt.

O: Superb - just what an American IPA should taste like. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are laden with intense aroma hops and bitterness. Good body; could be a tad more carbonated. One for hop-heads everywhere. Well worth sampling if you have the chance.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papposilenus
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the 330ml bottle, dated 03/12/17. Served in a pub glass.

Pours a cold-hazed, unfiltered tawny-gold with lots of fine carbonation and an enormous off-white, lush, pouffy head of suds. Retention is excellent, minor spotty lacing.

Sharp nose of fruity yeast and clean malty goodness, pears, lemons and leafy greens with only a minor, fairly inoffensive metallic tang.

Taste is thick, toasted malted barley with aggressive bittering, pear, lemon, tropical fruits, earthy pine and medicinal herbs. Well balanced, earthy, resinous, oily, drying, with a long, strong, clean bitter finish.

Feel is thick and malty, nicely carbonated, exceptionally easy drinking.

Overall, an uncomplicated but nicely brewed english-style-meets-american-style IPA with some of the best of each. I had to write my notes quickly because I wound up drinking it so fast.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle from (£3.00):
Another really enjoyable beer from Buxton & very much on par with their Ace Edge offering, although this one definitely seemed more balanced & easy to drink. The beer looked fantastic after I poured it & there was a lot of early citrus & pine coming through to get you interested from the start. I liked the touches of sweetness & the tropical flavours were nice but I'd have liked to see more of the later when it came to the nose. Overall it's a great beer from the brewery & one that I'd happily go back to again at some point in the future.

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Photo of DispyDnb
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of migleskun
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AleSan
4.37/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle... pale, golden, clear, white consistent foam... aromas of herbs, spices, pine, bitter orange... taste of high bitterness, resin, red fruits in a full body, slightly oily, average carbonation, a little bit astringent, long bitter finish

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Photo of Foley67
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at les berthoms in Grenoble. Good Ipa with a big bitterness. Citrus flavor. A bit sweet but balanced. It's a bold beer but nothing over the top

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Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of killcore
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 330ml bottle brought from locally brought from Dunnels. Pours a hazy amber colour, with medium creamy white head and leaves lacing. Aromas is of mandarin, grapefruit, cereal, spicy hops with some floral and bready aromas. The taste has much of the same but also a malty caramel side followed by a spicy hopped bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of hdtrice
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle served in a shaker pint. Bottled 15FEB16; BB 15NOV16 indicated on the label. Pours a dull straw gold with a slightly hazy clarity and a half inch off-white head that eventually settles into a tight 1/8th inch cap. Swaths and slashes of lacing are revealed during the tasting. Nice nose - delicate floral and citrus notes. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of pith, a light biscuity quality and a slight medicinal presence at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a carbonation just shy of crisp and a light acidity. Overall, a pretty nice beer.

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Photo of shivtim
3.24/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NilocRellim
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a rich, amber colour. Smells of citrus hops and faint malts. Slight sweet taste, balanced hops and malts, hints of citrus, earthy notes at the end. Quite balanced and crisp.

**Had it on draught and cask.

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Axe Edge from Buxton Brewery
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