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

bottled
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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21414) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2015
Keg at Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Clear amber, small head. Distinct grapefruit peel aroma. Mid sweet with full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Fruity with salty grapefruit, candy and caramel. Long bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (4930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: London mystery box.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Citrus, caramel, tropical fruit, hops, some alcohol.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, caramel, citrus, hops, floral, some alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (1293) - USA - JAN 25, 2015
Drunk from 33cl bottle bottle bought from deliciously different in Belgium. Strong hoppy pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3878) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
Slightly hazy warm golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, weed, onion, pine, resin. Bitter flavour, very bitter. Hops, pine. Bitter finish, weed and pine. Nice.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6777) - 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 (761) - 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 (1764) - 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 (777) - 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 (471) - - 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 (770) - 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, It’s sort of typical of this sort of beer but it’s very, very well done and very much my cup of tea. Really nice.


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