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


on tap

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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (646) - DENMARK - MAY 3, 2014
Tap @ CBC, cph. Clear yellow, small white head, some lacing. Fresh hoppy, citrus, pine, resin, grapefruit, caramel, malty. Full body. Some alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1320) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy amber body with a thick white head. Steady carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of pine, green apple, mango and minerals. Flavour is quite flinty and botanical - itís like a beery gin and tonic. Faint tropical fruit flavours try to get through. Huge bitterness. Medium body with a smooth, oily texture. Soft fizz. A big, potent IPA with a nice mineral quality.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
beer0clock (117) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Darker orange, cloudy, more planty, hoppy, strong alcohol taste, minty? Didnít like this one. Bottle shop, bottle, Canterbury.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1659) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Bottled 02/04/14. Pours a hazy amber with a slightly off-white head. Aroma is pine, caramel, wood. Itís sweet and fairly sticky smelling. Toasted rye bread, light caramel, marmalade, grapefruit, lemon, pine, wood, fairly resinous. Itís got a solid bitter kick, its well balanced, not that sweet... Really pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esox (1036) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 29, 2014
Bottled. Hazy amber beer, good creamy head. Tight grapefruity, dried apricoty and floral hop notes, "wet and green" hop notes har to describe, light caramel and boozy fermentation aromas. Sweet and caramelly flavor with loads of bitterness, slightly harsh alcohol, medium dark caramel and ripe fruitiness. Long lingering, resiny bitterness has slight mineral bite. Full body, rather heavy drinkability. Nice carbonation, slightly alcoholic/harsh texture. Sweetish and slightly alcoholic character brings some homebrewed DIPA:s into mind. Somethingís good and somethingís not that good in this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Aroma: massive hops, sweet flowers, hay. Appearance: clear gold, small white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters initially, but the the sweets come up, grass, pine, fruits, quite bitter dry finish. Overall: fantastic IIPA, from aroma to palate amazing. Pint at the Buxton Tap House, Buxton.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftyBeerTour (49) - Barcelon, SPAIN - APR 25, 2014
33cl bottle. Clear and copper coloured. Aroma stands out a mile: sweet, very piney, perfumed, a little earthy -- it just doesnít seem to subside. Smooth and medium-bodied. Bitter linger melds with a good bit of alcohol warming. A peppery even spicey finish was my experience. Would love to try on draught.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2544) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy and deep golden with an average lacing, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, peach, orange, grapefruit and pinr. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12541) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle at OíHaras. Murky orange color, small white head. Aroma has grapefruity hops, overriped fruits and pine. Medium-bodied to full-bodied. Citrus, pine, fruityness. Heavy drinkability. Quite alcoholic and grapefruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (979) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 11, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Cloudy golden colour with white head. Fruity (pineapple and grape) aroma. Fruity (also pineapple and grape), sweet taste, with some caramel. Bitter. Medium body.

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