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

bottled
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on tap
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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. itís an 8.4% big, bold, double IPA. Itís fresh, piney, big-bodied and with a bitterness thatíll 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, iíve tasted much worse, but just wassnt at all as good as i had expected.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (500) - HONG KONG - JAN 23, 2016
Drank at PP whilst playing Codenames. Pale orange-brown, white creamy head. Smells of grassy bitter wet hop, faintly sweet malt. Taste is medium to heavy bitterness, resin. Body is medium, slick, resin. Pleasant and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (1168) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle. Hazy honey-yellow color. Aroma: honey and fruit, tropical exotic fruit, citrus. Taste: fruits, wine, malt, honey, pine and good hop bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (568) - HONG KONG - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle from Ales & Lagers at PP. Hazy orange iron pour with thin white head. Aroma is really nice fruity hops and some sweet malt. Taste is more piercingly bitter than fruity - nice and resinous. some booziness on the finish. Would definitely get again - solid DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scottm2588 (97) - Dumbarton, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours a cloudy golden amber with a lasting small white head. Aroma is ripened mango, grass, pineapple. Taste is ripened pineapple, big fruit sweetness, pine, mango, dry finish. Medium/low carbination. Enjoyed this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2644) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle from Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath. Fruit laden nose of mango, pineapple, papaya, sacks of exotic/tropical fruit in there. Good bittersweet fruit balance in the flavour. Bitter fruit finish. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (2546) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Pours amber with a nice frothy off white head. Sweet juicy aroma of pineapple and peach, slightly floral. The taste is pleasantly sweet and fruity to begin with, with more of that floral peach before a big bitter pine finish. Thereís a touch of aniseed too. Fairly flat carbonation with a good body giving it a slightly oily mouthfeel. Not obvious alcohol. Another very good beer from Buxton.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (2168) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Tap. Very murky dark orange with a thin but creamy light tan head. Way too much caramel in both the aroma and flavor for my tastes; mineral and grassy hoppiness with some fruity sweetness in the middle, and a dryish herbal finish. Medium to dense body thatís sticky. I like Buxton, but this was a miss for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1932) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2015
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours slightly cloudy golden with a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are citrus, pine, and caramel - with a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (470) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy light orange with a mostly lasting fluffy white head. Aroma of pine, apricot, mango, pineapple. Taste is of grapefruit, orange, pineapple, mango. Soft foamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (1100) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Pours a hazy orange, with a thick white foam head. Really intense hops and pine aroma, from this super fresh bottle, delivered straight from the brewery . Beautifully balanced hop and malt flavour, with a drying bitter hop finish. Better than most DIPA from the U.S.


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