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Buxton Axe Rocks

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg; Special.

A brewery blend of Axe Edge and Black Rocks


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle at home. . Brown... Thin off white head... Dry zezty toffee fruit.. Woody peppery nose... Soft zezty sweet toffee fruits... Caramelised fruits... Woody finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (560) - SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2014
I shared that bottle at Craig’s. And I’m glad I did. Lovelt hopily forward beer with a delicious pine bitter end. Dark

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours brown amber, nose is fruity citrus, taste is dry, fruity, light roast malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3353) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas of pine, malt, earthy, chocolate. Taste is dry and bitter. Long bitter finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle from eebria. It pours brown with a yellow-white head. The nose is sweet juicy mango, dried apricot, pine, um bungo, toasty, charred wood and earth. The taste is bitter, earthy, pine, resin, pepper, mango, stewed pineapple, charred wood, alcohol and light soap with a lingering bitter-dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. All works rather well. Pretty nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1646) - FINLAND - JUL 11, 2014
A very dark brown beer with a weak and blond head. The nose has great tropical fruits, papaiyas and mangos, some pine needles, hint of roastiness. Tastefull. Taste has pine needles, grapefruits, some tropical fruits, some roastiness in the end. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Good beer where the great Axe Edge is dominating, tropical fruits with hint of dark notes.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (3533) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 7, 2014
Great aroma, powerful yet fresh too. Modern hops, very green, beautiful malt base, not too chocolaty, very nice roast. Yum! Nice bitterness with that roasted malt backup. Only slightly too carbonated perhaps, but a great drink. Yes, very much my kind of brew. I’m a huge Black Rocks fan, so no surprise perhaps, but this earns a real place by itself. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière, I think)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (322) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Clear red with average off-white head. Aroma initially pine and hops. Taste quite bitter with some sweetness. Little carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3815) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing, chestnut colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Piney, slightly resinous, and herbal hoppy aroma with a nuttily touch. Taste is initially piney, resinous and herbal hoppy, moderately sweet caramel malty middle part with hints of orange, bitter hoppy, minimally mineral finish. As I’ve never mixed a Black & Tan myself, nor had one on tap (least of all the classic Bass & Guinness cocktail), I really appreciate to try a "readymade". I can detect an improvement in scoring of the mix compared to the single ratings (3.4 each). But is this single fact evidence for any kind of corollary? If we mix e.g. equal volumes of water and alcohol, we get less than two times the initial volumes; if we mix poly-isocyanate and polyol we observe an explosively increase of volume. Presumably a Black & Tan functions alike, and only reiterated experiment can show if there’ll be a kind of complementary increase or mutual effacement of flavours. So go for it, if you like, I’d rather vote for a "regular" Black IPA in case of doubt. By the way: I didn’t intend to facilitate any associativity along the line ’readymade - pissoir - Axe Rocks’.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MichaelAwesome (4082) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2014
Eins der besseres IPAs der letzten Tage. Viel im Hopfen mit etwas Zitrus, dazu leichte Fruchtigkeit und ausgewogen in der Bitterkeit. Süffig und ausgewogen.


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