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

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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. itís an 8.4% big, bold, double IPA. Itís fresh, piney, big-bodied and with a bitterness thatíll slap you in the chops.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 24, 2013
Líapoteosi del luippolo portata allíestremo, un nettare divino, grande varietŗ e complessitŗ di luppoli senza la stoppa del caramello.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9077) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2013
draught@Mikkeller&Friends, KÝbenhavn - hazy dark orange beer with a little white foam left; hoppy aroma of grapefruit and peaches; a good malt backbone, dry and lightly astringent, juicy and solidly bitter; aftertaste of bitter oranges, hints of spices and tons of hops - balance and character, great stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (12675) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle at Euston Tap. Very excited at seeing this. Resiny piney hop aroma. Fullish in mouth. Good toffee swtness balances the bitter hops. An extremely well poised double ipa. Good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anvil99 (12) - - MAY 1, 2013
Really hoppy DIPA with long bitterness and fresh fruity aromas. Buxton have made it again!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2132) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; murky brown pour with big foam white knew I should have let bottle settle after car journey, super fresh hop aroma, taste for me is big American hops with well balanced malt some sweet caramel a slight hint of pepper, bitter and the alcohol is definitely present. Very good English take on an American DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Epic hop nose - tons of burnt orange peel, spicy spruce notes, fresh mango and kiwi. Pours a cloudy, muddy brown. Flavour follows the nose with HUGE hoppy characters - lemon juice, pine resin, fresh sage and papaya. Finish is strongly bitter with underpinning candy notes from the hops - some lemonadey notes around the edges and a long, strong, lingering spice glow. Awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superflyguy (421) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
pretty good stuff (as usual!) like an amped up Axe Edge, more fruit, more bitterness, more hazy. still not convinced by the name, despite WSR being a great route. still i suppose itís pushing the boundries of naming conventions, at least it shows more thought than a list of hops!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (7040) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle from Bacchanalia, Cambridge, Friday 22nd February 2013 consumed at home Tuesday 26th Feb 2013 Hazy murky brown with quite a bit of sediment that has settled at the bottom, head is off white and departs the scene quickly. Good aroma and a beer with plenty of body As per description this is very piney, initially quite sweet with an almost chewy fruity tangy fulsome flavour, bit citrussy and then finishes dry. Very impressive beer, clacky bitterness good really good. A8 A3 T9 P4 Ov17 4.1

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (1890) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Hazy dark gold pour with a fast fading white head. Belting fruit and hop in the nose. Great balance struck in the flavour with a solid sweet malt spine working in tandem with some superb piney hop. Spot on bitterness, really excellent stuff. U canít beat a bit of Buxton as Jim Bowen might say.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle at home, very generously given to me by Denis before the embargo! Promised not to post this until the 16th though... So here goes. Murky dark orange pour (though I think thatís my fault - shouldíve chilled it for longer) with a thick frothy white head that leaves lots of lacing. Huge lychee, pineapple, toffee apple, pine, soft grapefruit nose - 100% US DIPA flavours, but super fresh. Lovely rich sweet malty front, but not cloyingly so - really thick and juicy. Lots of resinous hop flavours, and a big hop hit on the finish - resinous grapefruit, a slight minerality and pine notes. Itís maybe a tiny bit too sweet for me, but not disastrously so - a very well made DIPA.


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