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

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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. itís an 8.4% big, bold, double IPA. Itís fresh, piney, big-bodied and with a bitterness thatíll slap you in the chops.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy amber, nose is citrus, resinous, taste is piney tropical fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (744) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle - amber with a frothy beige head. Aroma of orange, a little spice and coriander seeds, some hints of alcohol and some caramel. Taste of grass, hay and orange followed by coriander seed, pine oak and a little pear. Medium bitterness to end. Warming, with a medium body and medium carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RichardW (1703) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle Rehills Newcastle. This. Is. Fantastic. Pours a lovely pale copper colour with a big foaming head. Aromas of peach, kiwi fruit, citrus and phenols. Immense smoothness on the tongue, very light caramel, oily spruce, subtle booziness, drinks so easily. Beer of the year contender already

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VamboladeTolly (685) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours dark golden with big yellow sticky head. Aroma is sweet, grassy, fruity, citrus, herbal hops. Taste is heavy bitter, grapefruit, notes of caramel, dry, some spicyness. That kind a beer a like. Medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (423) - - JAN 2, 2015
Sweet, floral, pine & citrus hopped with a long bitter finish. Something to warm the cockles in the cold winter. Rated by BrewTom

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ianwelby (731) - SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Slightly hazy golden beer with a floral, citrus aroma. Flavour is a bitter fruity hit of floral citrus, grapefruit coming through, Itís sort of typical of this sort of beer but itís very, very well done and very much my cup of tea. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marstonlad (557) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Pours bronze with a medium-sized dense head. A very strong aroma of grassy and piny hoppiness with a touch of exotic fruity notes. Taste starts light sweet but turns quickly into a dry hop explosion with plenty of piny and fruity notes to ponder. The palate is medium to full bodied, fairly smooth in carbonation. A great British double IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. This is a blurry golden looking one with a small but lacing white little top. The nose is what I will call floral with melon, green pine cones and some sweetish almost sticky caramel. Not bad at all. Itís sharp and quite grassy hoppy in the mouth. A good bite to it. Almost like stinging hedge on the hop profile. Full bodied and about average on the carbonation. A well crafted tasty dipa. 03.05.2014

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aloneartist (5) - - NOV 15, 2014 does not count
Gold/slightly amber cloudy beer. Aroma: malt, citrus, grapefruit, grass. Mid bitterness fresh flavour, moderate sweet with hint of citrus.. Nice but not strong head, good lacing. Tastes best if is relay fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle. It pours a golden color with a large white head. Aroma is very hoppy, fruity and juicy, with notes of tropical fruit salad, pine, caramel. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a high amount of juicy hops flavours. Mango, banana, toffee, citrus notes. Full bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, really tasty


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