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Buxton Special Reserve V Wyoming Sheep Ranch

Brewed by Buxton
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Buxton, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Bottle and keg, special
After a long wait, our Special Reserve No.5 is pretty much ready. it’s an 8.4% big, bold, double IPA. It’s fresh, piney, big-bodied and with a bitterness that’ll slap you in the chops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11932) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle at O’Haras. Murky orange color, small white head. Aroma has grapefruity hops, overriped fruits and pine. Medium-bodied to full-bodied. Citrus, pine, fruityness. Heavy drinkability. Quite alcoholic and grapefruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2014
Live rate. Bottle limbering up for some stateside shenanigans: I expect to be drinking this kind of brew for breakfast for the next few days. Pours pale hazed orange with a fine white disc of head. Hot peach, orange liqueur, kumquat sharpness and soft pineapple aroma with plenty of alcohol presence. Softer and more floral on the palate with a pungent, nectar-like smoothness; dry pine; botanical impressions, kumquat and deep grounding husk. Less alcohol and more balance than anticipated; at heart all about those perfumed, aromatic little buds, but scattered over a rock solid, not-excessively-sweet malt foundation. Dry, biting and floral like a G&T. Top stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (1890) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Hazy dark gold pour with a fast fading white head. Belting fruit and hop in the nose. Great balance struck in the flavour with a solid sweet malt spine working in tandem with some superb piney hop. Spot on bitterness, really excellent stuff. U can’t beat a bit of Buxton as Jim Bowen might say.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalervo (626) - FINLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Good, very cloudy double IPA with thin, long lasting top. Not overwhelmingly hopped, quite well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (667) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 11, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Cloudy golden colour with white head. Fruity (pineapple and grape) aroma. Fruity (also pineapple and grape), sweet taste, with some caramel. Bitter. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle from Mikkeller Shop, Stefansgade, Copenhagen; bottled Aug 2013
Muddy dull amber color with generous compact head. Strong aroma of British yeast, somehow beesy and cheesy; very light citrusy hops. Good body strength, smooth mouthfeel; the flavor tends to be rather yeasty, with moderate sweetness in the front, but becoming drier in the end because of some astringency; strong bitterness, not excessive; the hops give some resins and some unfresh fruity touch.
Not bad, but very rough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2179) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy and deep golden with an average lacing, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, peach, orange, grapefruit and pinr. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2014
Draught at Jerntorgets Brygghus, Göteborg. Somewhat hazy golden/copper beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, grassy, peach, citrus, mango, some sweetness. Hoppy fruity flavor, caramel, sweetish, citrus, hay, floral notes, some alcohol. Nice beer, but a bit cloying, could have been cleaner and with more focus on the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2014
Tap @ Drink Baar. Pours very hazy amber with small white head. The head disappears quickly. Aroma: grapefruit, pine, cat piss, resin. Taste is strong grapefruit, mango, resin, and some honey sweetness. Finish is long grapefruit bitter. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall: nice DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (854) - ESTONIA - JAN 20, 2014
Hazy orange, medium white head. Nose is grapefruit, pine resin, bready malt. Taste is malts with a caramel tinge, sweetness, lots of grapefruity hops, bitterness, alcohol. Dry and hoppy-bitter finish. Nice one, very drinkable for the style.

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