Buxton Brewery ‘Axe Edge’ IPA


50849903_1021686398015505_544110895421194240_n“Double Dry Hopped version of our classic India Pale Ale. Full of flavour with a beautifully hoppy aroma. Hopped with a stunning blend of European, North American and New Zealand varieties.”

Glassware: IPA glass.

Appearance: Bright golden colour with a two finger crown which retains nicely and leaves a mess on the glass as it ebbs.

Aroma: The hops really shine on this one. Lots of fresh and green botanicals, pine needles, some dankness to it like rotting leaves and pine resin. Lovely fruit profile as well – mostly citrus driven but with touches of honeydew, kiwifruit and guava. Hardly any malt coming through…it’s definitely the hop show!

Flavour: Oh wow it comes on with real assertion. Grapefruit and orange peel along with some pine resins and herbal spice on entry. The mid carries the hop bitterness nicely through to the dry, bitter and herbal/grassy finish. Nice length to it as well.

Mouthfeel: Dry, bitter and resinous texture with a hint of warmth from the 6.8% AbV. 73 IBU and the palate feels every bit of it…especially in the finish. Medium body and Co2.

Overall: We rarely go for hoppy English IPA’s as they most often don’t get it right. This one is excluded though. Even with a tri-national hop bill it still hits those big punchy bitter notes with precision. Solid drop.