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

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5855) - 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.
3626

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2088) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ragnampiza (332) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUN 2, 2014
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons, served in a nonic half pint glass. Bottled on 02-04-2014 (Cheers Buxton for the date!). Sunrise orange, pretty hazy, with a tiny head which dissipated quickly leaving a thin ring of foam. Fresh, intense and fruity aroma, but not citrusy or tropical, but more spicy in a different way, with notes of mint and rosemary. Different and interesting. On top of that, definitely piney and resinous smell. Some light toffee and soap as well. Solid level of bitterness, chunky but not cloying or hard to drink, typical sticky caramel sweetness. Slightly warming, but relatively well hidden alchool. Fruity and spicy aftertaste. Soft to average carbonation, medium body, slightly oily texture. Pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 30, 2014
Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. 4th Session. Pours orange to yellow with a small head, aroma of hops, fruits, lemon freshness, tropical fruits, flavor is bitter with tangerine and tropical fruits, medium to full bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (1012) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle west riding dewsbury. Cloudy thick orange colour halo white head. Aroma is piney resin hops. Taste is lots of pine some sweet fruits and malts followed by a wonderful dry hoppy very bitter finish. Medium body prickly carbonated. Really very very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3189) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Amber color with off white head. Aroma is fruity, sweet, marmalade and pine. Taste is sweet, well balanced, caramel, pine and resin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
Pours clear golden copper with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity citric a bit piny grassy some grapefruits. Flavor similar to aroma, bitterness i good and lasts to finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1282) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
330ml bottle from Bottledog, drunk on the train. Pours hazy, rusty orange, sumptuous resin, vibrant pine and a lingering bitterness on the finish. Beautiful.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scottishchris (157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy amber, white craggy head. Sweet resin nose. Weird middle palate which is a bit sickly and overpowers the rest of the taste. Good bitter finish. Not sure about this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5615) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2014
[5/3/14] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. 4th session. Aroma of fruity and piney hops and alcohol. Flavor has some sweet malt, piney hops, bitterness and alcohol. Medium-bodied.


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