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

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5586) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (1056) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2015
33cl. Bottle.
Pours clear yellow with white head.
Aroma tropical, pine, resin, caramel, marmalade, juicy.
Taste big piney bitters, tropical marmalade sweets.
Mouthfeel oily, dry.
Awesome Double IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (162) - POLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Teku glass. Light amber with big, white, semi-densed head. Medium head retention, medium lacing. The strong piney, resinous and tropical fruits (passion fruit, papaya) aroma. Little alcohol on the nose. The taste is medium to high bitter. Again piney, resing and nice passion fruit flavours. Medium body, medium carbonation, sticky texture, finish is bitter and dry. In general well done DIPA with balanced hoppy and malty character, good drinkability.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Przylus (358) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 22, 2015
Aromat cytrusów i świeżego chmielu. Barwa jasnozłota, klarowne. Piana drobna, obfita. W smaku mocno cytrusowe, fajnie goryczkowe. Dobrze schowany alko.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2978) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2015
(Buxton Special Reserve V Wyoming Sheep Ranch) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 8.4% Golden orange colour on the body, tall and thick slightly off-white head sitting on top, with a very good retention, leaving medium lacing aroun the glass. Aroma has hops, pine, resin, fruity notes too. Taste also of pine, resin,caramel malts, quite bitter from the beginning while it builds up its bitterness on the aftertaste. Quite an alcohol burn. Medium body with good carbonation, nicely dry on the palate. Very good, albeit boozy at moments.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomekboniek (172) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 7, 2015
Butelka. Barwa pomarańczowa, lekko zamglona. Wysoka biała piana, która utrzymuje się do samego końca. Po otwarciu butelki aromat bardzo świeży i intensywny owoców. Wyraźne nuty grejpfruta, agrestu, brzoskwini, ananasa. W smaku powyższe owoce z delikatną nutą karmelu, sosny. Goryczka średnia do wysokiej grejpfrutowo- ziołowa. Średnie wysycenie. Piwo pije się niesamowicie gładko, alkohol doskonale ukryty. Z pewnością najlepsza IIPA jaką miałem okazję skosztować.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1357) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
29.11.2014. Hazy orange. Hoppy fruitiness, passion. Taste is heavy, bitter, also sweetness. Quite simple.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fashawn (341) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAR 19, 2015
Incredibile, perde qualcosa all’aroma ma recupera fortemente nel palato. Birra meravigliosa, piccolissima parte maltata e poi bomba tropicale,un sacco di frutto e tanto pino. Very good Dipa, i’m in love.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Creekygoose (21) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle from the Grumpy Goat beer shop, Reading, served in shaker. Magnificently hoppy DIPA from the wonderful Buxton brewery, my current fave. Loads of piney hops on the nose, fantastic marmalady, resinous hops all the way through. Good, but not overwhelming, bitter finish. A masterpiece!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1531) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
330ml bottle from the brewery. Wow big and punchy. Golden colour, white head. Citrus and bitter orange and grapefruit. Taste is fruity with a bitter finish.


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