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

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1275) - BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from Deliciously Different. Hazy amber colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Malty body, aroma of citrus, grapefruit and spices. Also notes of chervil. Bitter taste with light sweet notes. Bit juicy. Good IPA!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1876) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to richthevillan pre Midland Tasting Group warm up. Amber beer with a small head around the rim of the glass. Aroma of hop and spice with tangerine. Taste is tangerine, yeast, chalk and grapefruit. The palate is a little oily. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (625) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle @ home from Saveur-biere.com - Color: clear golden beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: grassy and hoppy domination with sweet presence. Taste: nice hoppy taste with really sweet taste and sweet sensation on mouth. Aftertaste: high sweet bitterness and sweet sensation. Really nice beer, I recommend it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (851) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 14, 2014
330 ml bottle from Redmonds. Opaque pale amber, decent foamy off white head, lasts. Lovely perfume, floral nose, loads of pineapple and passion fruit, resiny pine. Flavour is sweet malt, loads of fruity sweetness, big whack of tangy hops. Big body, slick mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Long bitter sweet finish. A class IPA, unusual for this side of the pond.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - JUL 26, 2014
On tap at La Resistencia, Barcelona. Hazy orange with small white head. Fruity and malty citrus and aroma. Dry bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewgrav (10) - - JUL 19, 2014
Bouteille de 330 ml Un nez agréable suivie d une grosse amertume longue en bouche Un houblonnage bien présent qui tire sur des notes d agrumes exotique Des bulles fine viennent tenir cette mousse timide

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5815) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, alcohol, pine, malt, grass and caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (3499) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 16, 2014
Bold aromas, powerful in both amber and even bubblegum like malts, earthy and pine hops, cheesy yeast development and an overall powerhouse dark sweet bread underlining. Surprisingly smooth in taste thanks to the low carbonation and well rounded off (yet high) bitterness, of course as realized through bucketloads of malts. Nice warming ending. Delicous! (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (3949) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2014
Heavy one with nice drinkability, fruits, citrus moments and big hops. You definitely taste the high abv in the end with a bit of medicine and unwanted bitterness. Not bad !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (3948) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle from my Summer Santa - many thanks to you! The beer pours out in a hazy golden-amber colour with steady head and smooth body. Aroma of hops and pine. Taste of bitter hops, spruce, pine, citrus,coriander, thyme, spices, pepper, citrus and straw. Bitter finish. Nice one, very special and great to drink.


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