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

bottled
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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (6326) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2014
[5/3/14] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. 4th session. Aroma of fruity and piney hops and alcohol. Flavor has some sweet malt, piney hops, bitterness and alcohol. Medium-bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Humlehode (127) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2014
Pours clear and golden. Aroma of citrus, grass, pine. Quite hoppy and an assertive bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8908) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
Sampled @ CBC 2014. Clear yellow - orange color, medium sized off-white head. Grassy, lightly pine, spruce, hops, nicely bitter, grapefruit, slightly resinous. Medium body an carbonation. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (342) - NORWAY - MAY 5, 2014
Pours a Clear golden With white head. Aroma of pine, grass, citrus and grapefruits. Taste has lots of hops, pine grapefruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2172) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Smakprov pŚ CBC 2014. En tung maffig DIPA med mycket grape och tall med en rejšl beska. Rena smaker. Maffig och riktigt god.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (715) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (1560) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
beer0clock (140) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Darker orange, cloudy, more planty, hoppy, strong alcohol taste, minty? Didnít like this one. Bottle shop, bottle, Canterbury.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1866) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esox (1107) - 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.


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