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

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomekk1978 (1307) - Z±bki, POLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Aromat: początkowo głňwnie zioła, potem na czoło wysuwają się owoce tropikalne i może odrobinę cytrusów. Wyraźny charakter słodowy w postaci zboża i herbatnikňw. Alkohol wyczuwalny, ale nie przesądzony. Wygląd: barwa złota, klarowna. Piana biała, lekko zabarwiona, drobno pęcherzykowa do kremowej, obfita i dosyć trwała. Smak: konkretny. Sporą dawka słodu (j.w. plus nieco karmelu), jednak umiarkowanie słodko, alkohol, skontrowane chmielem. Goryczka powyżej średniej, owocowa - cytrusów, drażniąca i dość długa. Dodatkowo potęgowana przez alkohol. Okrągła pełnia, Umiarkowane wysycenie i wyraźnie goryczkowy (grejpfurtowy) oraz alkoholowy finisz. Nieźle, ale spodziewalem się więcej. P.S. nieco przyjemnie było dopiero po orzekaniu ostatniej części piwa, bo choć z osadem i bardziej kwasowa to zdecydowanie bardziej odczuwalny był chmiel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nordic (423) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle 0,33. Gift from D. Shared with friends. Golden color. Well balanced. Strong fruity, piney aroma. Taste: hoppy, medium bitterness (lasts long), grassy, caramel. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7627) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Lots of lemon peel astringency here. Very bitter. Pours clear golden. Some menthol type hint. Doesn’t have the best balance. Tap at pizza paradiso gtownwueďe

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours a clear gold/very light amber with a huge head. You have to chew your way through the head. Aroma is pine, resin, lemon and fresh hops. Taste is bitter, fresh hops. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (6786) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Deep golden, large tanned cream. Pleasant big hop nose which turns a little bit too resinny and clingy on the palate. Amazingly rich head, could eat it with a spoon. Relatively light sugary body, heavy tilt towards the hops, too much in my opinion. Orangepeel and pine retronasal.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lobs_ols (452) - LATVIA - MAY 1, 2015
Opaque amber, strong white head. Grainy, citrusy aroma. Intensely bitter, medium bodied, some caramel notes. Finishes bitter, warming and decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from de Molen beershop, dated 25/11/14 BB 25/8/15, large sample. Slight hazy golden to orange color, big frothy off-white head. Aroma of big piney hops, hint of onion, grassy, some caramel malt. Medium bitter in taste, slight citrussy, bit sweet caramel. Well balanced. Nice DIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (1394) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2015
33cl. Bottle.
Pours clear yellow with white head.
Aroma tropical, pine, resin, caramel, marmalade, juicy.
Taste big piney bitters, tropical marmalade sweets.
Mouthfeel oily, dry.
Awesome Double IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (500) - POLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Teku glass. Light amber with big, white, semi-densed head. Medium head retention, medium lacing. The strong piney, resinous and tropical fruits (passion fruit, papaya) aroma. Little alcohol on the nose. The taste is medium to high bitter. Again piney, resing and nice passion fruit flavours. Medium body, medium carbonation, sticky texture, finish is bitter and dry. In general well done DIPA with balanced hoppy and malty character, good drinkability.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Przylus (392) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 22, 2015
Aromat cytrusów i świeżego chmielu. Barwa jasnozłota, klarowne. Piana drobna, obfita. W smaku mocno cytrusowe, fajnie goryczkowe. Dobrze schowany alko.


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