Buxton Brewery Axe^X (6.8%)

A reworking of Buxton’s classic IPA, AXE^X boasts more dry hopping, added oats and the bitterness toned down.
They’ve then popped it into a can for added freshness.
It’s actually rather good, pouring a slightly hazy peach and smelling of honeysuckle, Passion flowers and mango, once you take a swig you find the oats have made the body feel smooth and creamy, while the rest of the malt bill adds shortcake and caramel to the mix.
The hops are fresh and lively, with metallic herbal leaves, apricot and mango, a little red apple skin and a twist of lemon, while toning down the IBU’s gives the beer a subtle sweetness in the finish that makes it really easy drinking.
Lovely stuff.

Source: Pop’n’Hops

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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