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

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (5359) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2013
Draught @ La Resistencia, Barcelona. Pours a cloudy dark golden colour with a white thick head. Aroma of pineapple, resin, passion fruit, floral hops and mild caramel notes. Flavour of smooth caramel malts, juicy pineapple, floral hops, grass and some mellow honey-like sweetness. Medium bodied and a long, lingering bitter, dry and very bitter finish. Very enjoyable and juicy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2013
Bottle @ Home, straight up caramel sweetness but with a huge bitter aftertaste. After a few mouthfuls a pinenut essence comes through. Very bitter. I tend to like imperial/double IPA’s but with this one something is not quite right in the state of Buxton.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Unclear matt medium orange yellow colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, citrus, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Initial and middle flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter, finish flavour is moderate sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, riped fruit - orange, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130629]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
August 18, 2013 - on draught at Cask Pub & Kitchen (Pimlico). Hazy amber-gold with a decent creamy off-white head. Smells great - like Big Inflateable Cowboy Hat somewhat; alcohol, resin, some odd tart fruit note I couldn’t pin down - citrus ... boy, almost a 9. Taste has more resin, less fruit, a little "red" - thick, astringent, decent carbonation, a surprisingly fast medium-length finish, left some of that tart fruit malt behind and a light pithy resin coating - solid stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15574) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2013
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity peachy hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy grapefruit finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (9839) - DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber/brown with small white head. Aroma is mlt, fruit, hops, citrus and caramel. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, grapefruit, little sweet, pine and quite bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9853) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter. 290613

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13458) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden/amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, peach, pine, grapefruit, caramel and malt. Long bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 24, 2013
L’apoteosi del luippolo portata all’estremo, un nettare divino, grande varietŕ e complessitŕ di luppoli senza la stoppa del caramello.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (959) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 15, 2013
15/06/2013 Ma che siete venuti a fŕ (tap). Color pesca giallona, leggermente opalescente e torbida, leggero velo di schiuma, poco persistente. Al naso potenti sentori agrumati, di resina e di pesca, molto intensi, malto e una nota di alcol evidente (un po’ troppo). In bocca č amara decisa, luppolatissima, la base di malto c’č e si sente, ma il finale č straordinariamente pulito e secco! Corpo medio-elevato, carbonazione abbondante. Non č il mio genere di birra, ma č davvero ben fatta.


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