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

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


STEVIE_NIX's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - MAR 4, 2013
bottle from cotteridge wines. was looking forward to this but was ultimately dissapointed. initial aroma wasnt bad, typical pine and fruity stuff with hint of caramel coming through. dark amber with small head. i just thought there was far to much going on in the taste department. your usual suspects, toffee malts and juicy fruits were there but then this strange almost vegetable flavour came through and sort of ruined it for me. there was a good amount of bitterness going down as you would expect from a DIPA. overall it wasnt bad, i’ve tasted much worse, but just wassnt at all as good as i had expected.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1750) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Clear deep golden color, white head. Aroma has pine, hops, fruits, sweet caramel notes. Sweet and hoppy, leafs, pine notes, sweet malts. Long hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (929) - SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle shared with Mr_H cloudy golden amber beer big pine fruit aroma flavour is pine hops carmalised orange and toffee notes big pine hop with drying bitter rich luxurious viscous mouth feel

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6341) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -from Losfuso Torino. Orange/golden coloured, medium to big sized off-white head, fruity hoppy nose. Sweet malty, light caramel, fruity hoppy and notes of alcohol with rather dry sweet and alcoholic finish. Not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomekk1978 (889) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUN 21, 2015
Aromat: początkowo głòwnie zioła, potem na czoło wysuwają się owoce tropikalne i może odrobinę cytrusów. Wyraźny charakter słodowy w postaci zboża i herbatnikòw. Alkohol wyczuwalny, ale nie przesądzony. Wygląd: barwa złota, klarowna. Piana biała, lekko zabarwiona, drobno pęcherzykowa do kremowej, obfita i dosyć trwała. Smak: konkretny. Sporą dawka słodu (j.w. plus nieco karmelu), jednak umiarkowanie słodko, alkohol, skontrowane chmielem. Goryczka powyżej średniej, owocowa - cytrusów, drażniąca i dość długa. Dodatkowo potęgowana przez alkohol. Okrągła pełnia, Umiarkowane wysycenie i wyraźnie goryczkowy (grejpfurtowy) oraz alkoholowy finisz. Nieźle, ale spodziewalem się więcej. P.S. nieco przyjemnie było dopiero po orzekaniu ostatniej części piwa, bo choć z osadem i bardziej kwasowa to zdecydowanie bardziej odczuwalny był chmiel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nordic (271) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle 0,33. Gift from D. Shared with friends. Golden color. Well balanced. Strong fruity, piney aroma. Taste: hoppy, medium bitterness (lasts long), grassy, caramel. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5256) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Lots of lemon peel astringency here. Very bitter. Pours clear golden. Some menthol type hint. Doesn’t have the best balance. Tap at pizza paradiso gtownwueïe

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1324) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours a clear gold/very light amber with a huge head. You have to chew your way through the head. Aroma is pine, resin, lemon and fresh hops. Taste is bitter, fresh hops. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (6100) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Deep golden, large tanned cream. Pleasant big hop nose which turns a little bit too resinny and clingy on the palate. Amazingly rich head, could eat it with a spoon. Relatively light sugary body, heavy tilt towards the hops, too much in my opinion. Orangepeel and pine retronasal.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lobs_ols (391) - LATVIA - MAY 1, 2015
Opaque amber, strong white head. Grainy, citrusy aroma. Intensely bitter, medium bodied, some caramel notes. Finishes bitter, warming and decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5794) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from de Molen beershop, dated 25/11/14 BB 25/8/15, large sample. Slight hazy golden to orange color, big frothy off-white head. Aroma of big piney hops, hint of onion, grassy, some caramel malt. Medium bitter in taste, slight citrussy, bit sweet caramel. Well balanced. Nice DIPA.


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