Axe Edge | Buxton Brewery

Axe EdgeAxe Edge
BA SCORE
3.93/5
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:
#8,895
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
83
pDev:
8.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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 fionn13
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of stephenlee
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 djcreepshow
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of BlazerT
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Teku glass.
A: Straw yellow/light orange, hazy with big white medium lastin head. Good lacing.
S: Tropical fruits aroma (passion fruit, mango), sweet citrus hoppy aroma (mainly orange), some low pine and grassy aroma - mainly in the background, also noticable quite big malt backbone - caramel, bread, low biscuit;
T: moderate bitterness - noticable some pine, grassy and light herbal flavours, bitterness is moderate and not too long, it's well balanced with sweetness and malty character. Definetely dry and bitter finish.
M: dry beer, medium body, medium carbonation, light alcohol warming
O: Nice beer, but there are lots of nice beers. There's not too much bitterness as for DIPA, the bitter character is also quite short. Amarillo hops are noticable by it's indirect sweet charcter - in this case it should be balanced with some bitter hops. Nelson Sauvin adds refreshing and dry character. Aroma is definetely better than the taste. What I like is this is really refreshing and drinkable beer.

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

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 aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Toteezz
4.96/5  rDev +26.2%
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 CrazyDavros
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber with a small head.
Aroma of tropical fruit, floral notes, pineapple, spicy hops and sweet clean malt.
Very fruity flavours; pineapple, passion fruit, floral notes, low malt. Assertive but balanced bitterness.
Needs more carbonation.

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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 Harkrank
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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

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 kdown
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a golden body with big foaming white head that stays
A great beer & surely a benchmark for flavour & quality

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Photo of fatporky
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%

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Axe Edge from Buxton Brewery
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 83 ratings
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