Buxton just keep on making exceptionally good beer and this, their Red IPA, is no different.
Red Point is a big happy hop slap, but where Buxton’s other IPA’s have a warm chewy malt that sits in the background and acts as a platform for the mega hopping, here the malts are big, round and gloopy, and right up front.
They’re sticky with treacle tart, pecans and pastry, glazed with honey and coated in shortbread crumbs, adding a lovely sweetness to the beer.
The hops are super sharp, super bitter, super crisp, super duper.
You find crunchy red leaf litter, maple syrup, lime leaves and lemon zest, fierce and fresh and zingy, the hops tingle on your tongue as you head towards the long dry and extremely bitter finish.