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

bottled
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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3480) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from Mane Liquor. A great balance between resinous and sticky hops and sticky tropical fruits, plenty of apricot. Fruit focus but with toffee-like sweetness. Nice drop

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1709) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle conditioned. Tangerine, grapefruit, citrus, lemon, oranges. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (18633) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Draft at Churchkey. Very slightly hazy golden color, huge white head with nice retention and lacing. Aroma of bright pineapple and tropical fruit. Taste is bitter tropical fruit. Well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (13048) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2015
Leicht trübe orangegelbe Farbe, schöne leicht beige Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, tropische Früchte, grasig. Geschmack sehr malzig, kräftig hopfig, floral, grasig, angenehm fruchtige Bittere, sehr lecker!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (4570) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey shared by Travlr, thanks Gene! Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral, citrus. Tastes of floral, citrus, bitter hops. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JackMandarin (103) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle from Great Grog. Pours a light amber (lighter than i normally expect from a double IPA) Aroma is full with piney hops and candied orange. Sweet malt comes through but the hops are dominant (as one might expect!). Some alcohol burn on the nose also. Little too much fizz for me. Medium bodied. Taste has more alcohol. Plenty hoppy bitterness that goes on and on. Getting a weird cabbagey, vegetal thing that i’m not digging much at all. Prefer the aroma to the taste. I Like Burton.... not liking this effort much though

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22307) - 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 (5958) - 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 (1446) - 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 (4317) - 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!)


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