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


on tap

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allanmb (194) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Pours slightly golden orange with big off white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, orange and pine hops with honey and malt tones. Great mouth feel and medium carbonation. Taste is malty with hint of hops (this is an old bottle and the hops have clearly diminished). Finish is bitter with malt and slightly boozy. This used to be much hoppier from memory but age has gotten to this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleksander9 (1377) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 16, 2016
Orange with white head. Weed, orange, resin, floral and spice. Thick, juicy, green and citrus fruit finish. Overall: Good! Thick stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (1845) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2016
33cl bottle at home from FirmaBier. Nose is fruity. Body is opalescent orange copper, head is medium, white, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is honey, milk chocolate, caramel, weed, peanuts, dried fruits. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity hoppy medium to heavy bittersweet, light umami. Full body, soapy texture, average carbonation. Not that easy, strong flavor, very interesting, not that tasty but very unique, great IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2016
Draught @ Gastropuben KICK Malt & Mat, Kristiansand
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape, pine, orange and hint of chalk. Taste is medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long slightly dry, piney, caramel, citrus, orange and grapefruit finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16524) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2016
On tap at Kick. An unclear dark orange colored beer with a small dense off-white head. Some lacing. The aroma is very piney, with citrus zest and orange. Some malts and bread in the back. It’s full bodied, lightly warming and with a lite carbonation level. Citrus zest, pine cones and some pale malts, with a lasting finish. A bit papery malts, with bitterness, pine cones and orange zest in the finish. Sure a pleasant one. 160227

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weordie (874) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Pours copper with a big fluffy head. Aroma is mango, a bit of fruity spice and malt. A nice hoppy taste is followed by an intense bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (5953) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2016
On tap @ Kick. Clear, deep golden body with a fine, lacing off-white head. Strong fruity aroma with peach, oranges and caramel malt. Flavor is medium sweet, fruity, malty, bisquit and quite bitter. A fine mature peach flavor with quite much oranges and a hint of pine is making a good balance towards the malt and caramel base. Alcohol is well hidden and all over this is a fine balanced IPA. Fine balanced body as well and long lasing fruity bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (2500) - ALSACE, FRANCE - FEB 14, 2016
Couleur ambrée trouble, légère mousse. Nez fruité, confit et houblonné résineux. Gout fruité confit (mangue, agrumes, fruits jaune) avec bonne amertume houblonnée de pin, le tout bien intense en bouche. Bon corp épais. Fin longue et amere, fruitée. Buxton en version Bombe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5523) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle 33cl shared by Calisky, an amber beer with medium head. Nose is intense on ripped fruits, mango and peach, hop resin. Aroma is very fruity and sweet on mandarin, mango, lot of coconut oil notes, almond, very bitter, resin and pine, strong body. Aftertaste is very long and powerful on bitterness and fruitiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (603) - 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.

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