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Brewed by Buxton
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Buxton, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Keg & Bottle Conditioned; Regular. Has been seen on Cask.

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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4467) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2012
Bottled. The aroma is quite full with strong fruity hops (citrus, tropicals, some grape) and a nice toasty malty background. Hazy, orange coloured beer with a medium, off-white head. The taste is moderate bitter, has some toasty malty sweetness and a lot of fresh, fruity hops. Medium-full bodied beer. Nice lingering aftertaste, not too dry. Fantastic!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2012
16th April 2012
Craft. Light haze on this gold beer, tiny white head. Light dry palate. Nice hops - sweet tropical fruits. Mango, orange and pine. Bitterness builds up. Finishes juicy orange and pine and semi dry. A very well joined up IPA - nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2012
[500ml bottle, Beer Ritz, Leeds] Amber pour with a hesitant white head, albeit decent carbonation. Big mango aroma from the start, ably assisted by passion fruit on the nose. Such a juicy flavour as the mango and mandarin flavours come out, building to a rich, almost caramelly sweetness. Alcohol on the finish. Doesnít go overboard into true DIPA territory Ė but then, this is a British version. A cracker [28032012]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 2, 2012
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 Beer from the Great Grog, Edinburgh
Deep orange amber, slightly hazy, frothy white head, good lacing
Aroma of citrus hops, juicy fruits, tropical fruits, some orange, bit of grapefruit, sweet juicy malts, smooth juicy aroma, nothing astringent, great aroma and quite complex
Taste of sweet juicy citrus fruity hops, light grassy bitter hop just in the background, soft orange zest, orange, some grapefruit, tangerine, soft sweet malts, great balance of hops flavours, WOW, complex,alcohol so well hidden - until bottom of glass, dangerously drinkable
Palate - soft carb, medium body, lovely juicy fruit palate, smooth, just the right bittersweet zest balance for me. Finish - as main flavour..smooth..cleans off palate gently...super palate
Overall - A wonderful strong IPA, not sure itís a DIPA but I donít care. This is world-class stuff. I must must try this on cask.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3777) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle from the Offie, Leicester. Smells rather restrained, but floral hops are certainly there. Appearance is cloudy yellow, with a big crusty head and firm dappled lacing. Mouthfeel is soft, with very pleasant flowery and slight orange hops. Souring finish, where some alc appears. Otherwise doesnít drink itís strength. Very nice - like a hop bodywash.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (1995) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2012
Cask at Euston Tap, London. A hazy, amber/orange coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Really good hoppy, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, tropical fruit, banana, malty, sweet, some bitterness. Really good stuff from Buxton.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4778) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle from Euston Tap. Pours cloudy orange with a medium head. Complex fruity hop nose, oriental fruits and citrus in the lead. Refreshingly bitter, yet strangely balanced, lots of tropical fruits. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1157) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Trying to draw the line as to where a single IPA ends and the double IPA begins is a bit of a nerdy, arbitrary matter. Buxton Axe Edge claims to be a double IPA, but drinks like an American single IPA. Whatever it may be, the fact remains itís a tasty, drinkable beer.

I received a 500ml bottle from Buxton Brewery (thanks, Mike!). I poured it into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Light orange/dark gold hue. Slight cloudiness but otherwise transparent with some carbonation visible. Forms a large, white, frothy head which retains and laces very well.

Smell: Pretty much all orange, but more like an orange candy than the actual orange fruit. Definite light sweetness of a name brand sucker candy rather than anything resinous or syrupy.

Taste: I have to admit I scoffed a bit at the label for declaring itself a double IPA at only 6.8% ABV, but one swig into Buxton Axe Edge Double IPA and I understood why they classify it as such. Very strong hop bitterness right up front which lasts throughout the entire palate. Itís sharp and dry but not overbearing.

The label indicates this is brewed with hops from Europe, North America and New Zealand but the palate seems fairly direct in its flavor profile of pretty much all orange. Tang, Sweet Tarts candy and orange sherbet ice cream are the prominent flavors found here. Itís a nice light sweetness that is complemented by the dry bitterness quite well. Itís pretty tasty to be sure, definitely satisfying, but nothing mind-blowing.

Drinkability: With a mouthfeel a little thin for the style, but enough raw energy to give it some weight, Buxton Axe Edge Double IPA is an interesting beer to drink. Full-bodied for sure, but nice and crisp instead of being sticky, sappy, or juicy. While this beer is not really refreshing, it does have a smooth finish, but with a noticeably dry (but tolerable) aftertaste. Enough bitterness to act as a palate cleanser and enough taste to enjoy the beer in and of itself itís certainly versatile.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
taganaya (39) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
Orange gold with nice white head. Aroma of malt, peach, grapefruit and alcohol. Initial taste very nice, tropical fruits, grass, peach. Bitterness not overwhelming. Malt lingers on the aftertaste and is a bit unpleasant.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle, Chester Beer & Wine. Hazy amber pour with a thinnish off white head. Lovely aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruits and resinous hop that promised good things. The flavour delivered in spades, shining hop presence alongside some juicy fruit. Cracking balance and really tasty stuff. Long lingering bitter finish. A truly excellent IPA which more than punches its weight and sits comfortably amongst the finest English offerings out there.


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