Axe Edge | Buxton Brewery

Axe EdgeAxe Edge
BA SCORE
74.7%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 83 ratings
Axe EdgeAxe Edge
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Buxton Brewery
England, United Kingdom
buxtonrealale.co.uk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AgentMunky on 05-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,790
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
83
Liked:
62
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
8.91%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 18
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 dwagner003
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 Brewdog.com (£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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Photo of jpbarto
4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rex_4539
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hilton
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Farral
3.31/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lepetitbrassin
4.85/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Axe Edge from Buxton Brewery
Beer rating: 74.7% out of 100 with 83 ratings
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