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

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


gnoff's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7979) - MŲlndal, - MAY 8, 2013
Draught at Jerntorgets Brygghus, GŲteborg, on May 7, 2013.
Cloudy yellow color, fluffy white head. Hoppy, citrus, cheese scent. Hoppy, bitter, resin, alcohol taste. Warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
OK, but nothing Iíll crave more for much.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ianwelby (540) - SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Slightly hazy golden beer with a floral, citrus aroma. Flavour is a bitter fruity hit of floral citrus, grapefruit coming through, Itís sort of typical of this sort of beer but itís very, very well done and very much my cup of tea. Really nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marstonlad (468) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Pours bronze with a medium-sized dense head. A very strong aroma of grassy and piny hoppiness with a touch of exotic fruity notes. Taste starts light sweet but turns quickly into a dry hop explosion with plenty of piny and fruity notes to ponder. The palate is medium to full bodied, fairly smooth in carbonation. A great British double IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. This is a blurry golden looking one with a small but lacing white little top. The nose is what I will call floral with melon, green pine cones and some sweetish almost sticky caramel. Not bad at all. Itís sharp and quite grassy hoppy in the mouth. A good bite to it. Almost like stinging hedge on the hop profile. Full bodied and about average on the carbonation. A well crafted tasty dipa. 03.05.2014

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aloneartist (5) - - NOV 15, 2014 does not count
Gold/slightly amber cloudy beer. Aroma: malt, citrus, grapefruit, grass. Mid bitterness fresh flavour, moderate sweet with hint of citrus.. Nice but not strong head, good lacing. Tastes best if is relay fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (2835) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle. It pours a golden color with a large white head. Aroma is very hoppy, fruity and juicy, with notes of tropical fruit salad, pine, caramel. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a high amount of juicy hops flavours. Mango, banana, toffee, citrus notes. Full bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, really tasty

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3389) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
Aroma is strong with resinous, piney hop. Also some lighter fruity tones. Slightly oily feel. Flavour has a high level of bitterness and again is mostly resinous and piney. Leaves a bit of a furry aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (458) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Nose is pine, honey, herbal, emerging tropical sweetness. Taste is tropical sweet notes leading to a rich bitterness, light spice, and pine with stick sweetness in the finish. Mouthfeel is good. Rich and delicious, Buxton are very reliable at high strength beers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2027) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours amber with a fading head. Nose shows tangerine, mandarin and resinous pine along with a fair whack of sweet clean malt. Rich flavours with lots of sweet malt and slightly nutty notes followed by big spicy and resinous hops.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (175) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle at home alone (2weeks ago?) text chatting with someone lovely. So i didnt write down anything about this beer. I do remember that i really enjoyed it tho. Yes, never underestimate man boobs!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3619) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle thnx to Martin !!! Pours unclear amber, small white head . Smell is bitter, fruity , aromatic, amarillo (? ) Taste is bitter , earthy, some grassy tones , fruity ( amarillo comes to mind again ) , bit of pine , Very tasty, easy drinkable . Bit malty in the back .


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