Axe Edge
Buxton Brewery

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,351
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
87
Ranked #13,944
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 9.18%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
90
From:
Buxton Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  6
Gots
  17
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 90
Reviews by SmashPants:
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3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: a standard 330mL brown bottle with a standard macro label. Purchased from Leura Cellars.

Appearance: pours a hazy amber orange with only the slightest fine carbonation visible. A small white head slowly drops away, leaving a solid lace.

Aroma: a decent aroma of earth and pine hops with some fruit backing. Very enticing.

Taste: virtually the same as the aroma but a bit more moderate. Mostly hops, the fruit fades away a bit. Still quite refreshing.

Aftertaste: the finish comes through a bit dry, still with the pine hops.

Mouth feel: a lighter body with slightly more than moderate, spritzy carbonation.

Overall: a refreshing IPA with all the normal fruit and pine hop characteristics. The only problem being that for AU$130 a case of 24 x 330mL (2014), this is nowhere near worth it. It is a nice IPA, but no better than others for half the price.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Walbert_Neto
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Toteezz
4.96/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

probably the best IPA I've drunk!

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Photo of Farral
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rex_4539
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foley67
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tdenham
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HurrahBeer
2.98/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Hazy, medium yellow pour with a moderate head. Aroma exceeds the taste. Surprisingly less bitter than expected. Dry finish. Decently crisp product.

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Photo of BdM
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

dark yellow clear colour, small off-white head. strong smell of pines, grapefruit zest, grass, oranges. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes citric, grapefruit zest, oranges, light sweetness, pines, lightly soapy, herbs. finishes with herbs and grapefruit notes. very nice, good balance.

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Photo of userjase8105
4.52/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DispyDnb
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hilton
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hdtrice
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of risenz
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpbarto
4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bruno74200
3.96/5  rDev +1%
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 lepetitbrassin
4.85/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dreyski
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AleSan
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
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 migleskun
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
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 lacqueredmouse
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml brown bottle purchased from Beer Cartel in Sydney.

Pours a slightly dirty orange colour, with persistent haze and an off-white head of messy bubbles that don't persist as much more than a film. Nice, light speckled lace in places. Body is light. Overall, it's a bit underwhelming.

Nose is pleasant. Bright US hop characters of sweet citrus tinged with a resiny pine fragrance. It has a pleasant bright woody tone to it for the most part: the fruit characters manage to come through when it's swirled, but the sharper perfume characters are dominant when it's just sitting.

Taste is extremely odd, or at least moderately odd. For the most part, it seems quite a pleasant standard IPA, with a clean bit of hops on the front backed by some slid, neutral malt. But on the back, a distinct smokiness comes through—I'm sure I'm not imagining it. It mingles with the hops to provide a strange metallic magnesium character, and it lingers as a dark undertone in the aftertaste. It's very strange.

Feel is good. Light, but with a slight tingle.

Overall, I'm a little confused, but it's pleasant enough. It is not, however, a good example of a pure, straight IPA. Even if it's not smoke, the palate goes in very strange directions. They're not unpleasant, they're just a little baffling.

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Photo of wl0307
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Kirk
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Axe Edge from Buxton Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 90 ratings