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

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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. 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Grapefruity hoppy. Toasted malty. Bitter, citrusy and light yeasty. Bitter and dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29208) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Draft. A hazy dark golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of hops, alcohol, fruits, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, caramel, citrus fruits, and alcohol, leading to a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of citrus peel, grass and hops. Fruity flavour of caramel, licorice, grass and hops with notes of candies. Hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16539) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3rd March 2013
Murky dark amber beer, residual off white head. Palate is semi dry with mild minerally carbonation. Sweetish dry malt. Strong but smooth piney hops. FInishes semi dry with the malt turning caramel sweet. A bit odd, even clunky, but okay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle from Mikkeller Shop, Stefansgade, Copenhagen; bottled Aug 2013
Muddy dull amber color with generous compact head. Strong aroma of British yeast, somehow beesy and cheesy; very light citrusy hops. Good body strength, smooth mouthfeel; the flavor tends to be rather yeasty, with moderate sweetness in the front, but becoming drier in the end because of some astringency; strong bitterness, not excessive; the hops give some resins and some unfresh fruity touch.
Not bad, but very rough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2013
keg at bat ... hazt murky copper... small white head ... sweet zezty toffee... soft orange nose ... oily bitter hop ... quite cheesy hop ... long bitter linger ... no this one isnt for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13565) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle at Euston Tap. Very excited at seeing this. Resiny piney hop aroma. Fullish in mouth. Good toffee swtness balances the bitter hops. An extremely well poised double ipa. Good beer.


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