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

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6699) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2014
330 ml bottle. Bottled on Aug/2013. O'Hara's, Tampere, Finland. Hazy mid-brown colour with a big foamy off-white head. A little bit unfresh but strong hops, moderate bitterness, pine and resin and hop cones in the aroma. The flavour is herbal and piney hops, mild spices, mild bitterness malt and mild sweetness. It's less than a year old but still doesn't taste that fresh. A fresh one would be nice to taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3743) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2014
330ml bottle. Cloudy, orangey dark golden to amber colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Citrusy and minimally herbal hoppy aroma, notes of grapefruit, a touch of resin and pine. Taste is bitter hoppy and somehow bitter malty, hints of bitter almond, some sweaty resin, bitter hoppy overtones with herbal, mineral and chalky hints; surpressed citrusy hop notes with hints of grapefruit, orange and lemon gain slightly more weight in the finish. Not fully satisfying, lots of "un-aromatic" bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RudolphSayven (10) - FRANCE - JUL 5, 2014
Un très beau produit. Una palette de saveurs larges allant des agrumes aux fruits exotiques. Un corps prononcé. Juste la mousse ne tient pas assez. On Tap @ Biercab Barcelona & bottle from saveur-bière.com.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3251) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. Hazy orange brown, reasonable head. Hoppy tropical fruit aroma. Lychee resin hop flavour. Big hoppy aftertaste. Doesn’t feel like an 8.4% beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Burgers (313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Hazy amber with a medium-sized head. Aromas of floral hops, caramel, marmalade & malts. Taste initially bitter with some sweetness. Finish quite astringent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
humlelala (971) - DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
(33 cl bottle courtesy of minutemat; Bottled on: 2/4/14) Pours a hazy deep amber with medium, fluffy tan head. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is hoppy, sprucy with some citrus notes. Oily texture, medium to full body, medium carbonation and a somewhat bitter, warming finish. Flavour is surprisingly well balanced considering the low degree of sweetness I find in this one. Rocket fuel phenomenon is largely absent and the beer is more bitter than sweet but in a way that retains its drinkability.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (1621) - FINLAND - JUN 23, 2014
A hazy, orange yellow beer with an almost medium and blond head. The nose has tropical fruits, mangos, fructose, citrusfruits, some pine needles, balanced. Taste has tropical fruits, lots of sweetness of fructose, quite strong bitterness that dries the sweetness, pine needles. Almost full bodied, medium carbonation is lightening the drinkability. Slightly heavy DIPA. Good beer, anyway.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mr_h (2818) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Company, Glasgow - hazy golden amber, thin bubbly off-white head, pine, grapefruit aroma, negligible lacing, viscous, grapefruit flavour, tropical fruits, bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6144) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
33 cl bottle. Bottled on 02.04.2014. BBE 02.01.2015.
Pours hazy orange color with a medium sized lacy head. Lots of sweet fruits and floral hops on the nose, caramel, some pale malts and mild wooden notes also. Bitter fruity palate, tropical fruits like mango mostly on the flavor, caramel malts add to the sweetness, resinous hops a bit too. Still it feels more refreshing than too sweet as DIPAs usually do, I really like this. A solid brew from a very good brewery in my books.
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2270) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. A cloudy orange-brown coloured beer with rich, powerful orange marmalade, burnt toffee and pineapple flavours with pine, tropical fruit and spice on the finish.


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