Axe Edge | Buxton Brewery

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78 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by AgentMunky on 05-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of dcmchew
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Kelp
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
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 -5.5%

Photo of Jwale73
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
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 StJamesGate
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Murky chestnut with meringue white froth that rims and speckles.
Juicy melon, papaya, and orange nose with a touch of yeast and maybe acetone.
Brown scone and apricot compote with Midori, gooseberry, and kumquat hops.
Lime zest + sorbet end and twinkly linger.
Soft, medium, chewy, creamy.

Some jumping fruit flavors that are actually new to me - don't think I've had Amarillo, Citra and Nelson Sauvin in combination before. Still, not as bright and crisp as I expected. Malts get noticed, and it's a bit underattenuated, so comes across with a real ale buzz about it (from bottle conditioning, no doubt.) And the IBUs are on the low side.

A round and gentle tropical fruit IPA.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a half-litre bottle into a cervoise glass. Best before March 2012.

A: Virtually no head, despite a vigorous pour. The light bubbles floating on top are a shocking white. The centre of the beer is dark orange-brown and cloudy-opaque. The edges are clearer and yellowish. Slight lacing.

S: Very strong and fruity. Passion fruit, guava, ruby grapefruit. Some hops with hints of pine needles. All in all, lovely.

T: The tropical fruit is present here as well, and it's a bid odd. Round and a bit flat, but smooth and fruity before the hops kick in and muddy the waters. The finish is fine, and I like the beer.

M: The flatness is rather disappointing. Not a lot going on here.

O: Overall, a worthy beer. Perhaps the fruitiest -- and so tropical! -- double IPA I've come across. I wouldn't go out of your way to buy it, but you wouldn't be amiss if you did.

Notes: "Our full flavoured, strong India Pale Ale. Now hopped with Amarillo, Citra and Nelson Sauvin. This beer has a pale straw-amber body, and pours with a full creamy head. Its complex flavours include mandarin orange, schnapps, pineapple, and juicy tropical fruits. It is warmingly alcoholic with a dry finish."

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.09/5  rDev +3%
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 Mattias
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

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3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Axe Edge from Buxton Brewery
3.97 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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