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

bottled
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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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.


gnoff's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7834) - Mölndal, - MAY 8, 2013
Draught at Jerntorgets Brygghus, Göteborg, 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 I’ll crave more for much.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (2225) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
0,33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours hazy golden with a medium head. Aroma is malts and hops with some fruits. Flavor is malts, liquorice and plenty of hops. Great.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (1623) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
Smakprov på CBC 2014. Smak och doft av humle, malt, gräs, tropisk frukt, grapefrukt, karamell med toner av tvål. Lagom sötma, fruktig, torr, lätt kropp med rena smaker, fin beska med smak av tall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (3095) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, green session. 03/05/2014. Bright orange coloured pour with a small white head. Aroma is zesy lemon citrus, piney, sticky pine resin. Flavour is big smooth hops, pineneedles and lemon citrus. Palate is semi-sweet, fine carbonation. Solid bitterness, very smooth. Nice resin hop.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1287) - 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 (1937) - 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 (630) - 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 (874) - 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 (5872) - 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.


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