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

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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (1150) - 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 (3304) - 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 (4030) - 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 (1494) - 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 (172) - 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 (5695) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Humlehode (78) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2014
Pours clear and golden. Aroma of citrus, grass, pine. Quite hoppy and an assertive bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8058) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
Sampled @ CBC 2014. Clear yellow - orange color, medium sized off-white head. Grassy, lightly pine, spruce, hops, nicely bitter, grapefruit, slightly resinous. Medium body an carbonation. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (245) - NORWAY - MAY 5, 2014
Pours a Clear golden With white head. Aroma of pine, grass, citrus and grapefruits. Taste has lots of hops, pine grapefruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2031) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Smakprov på CBC 2014. En tung maffig DIPA med mycket grape och tall med en rejäl beska. Rena smaker. Maffig och riktigt god.


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