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

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


Ungstrup's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, - MAY 22, 2013
Draft. A hazy dark golden beer with a lazing white head. The aroma has notes of hops, alcohol, fruits, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, caramel, citrus fruits, and alcohol, leading to a dry finish.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erasmus_ro (1578) - Alabama, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle, BBE 28/05/15, batch #97. Pours a yellowy orange with a stylish, decent-sized, lightly yellowish-brown head. Aroma is a lot of hoppiness, green and fresh from the mouth of the bottle. NZ hops from the glass: Passionfruit, guava, papaya. Taste is a lot of hoppiness; the same passionfruit, guava and papaya. Some pine, light caramel. Quite dry, but very fruity. Superbly drinkable even with such a high ABV. Medium with medium carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielecamo (586) - ITALY - FEB 19, 2015
In bottiglia da 33cl. Colore giallo dorato, abb limpida, con schiuma fine e abb persistente. Aromi molto intensi di frutta esotica, pomplemo, mango su tutti. Al palato corpo pieno, maltato presente che ben bilancia la parte amara importante ma non eccessiva. Birra bevuta giovane che regala sensazioni molto piacevoli, pulita e intensa. Buonissima!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3365) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from Mane Liquor. A great balance between resinous and sticky hops and sticky tropical fruits, plenty of apricot. Fruit focus but with toffee-like sweetness. Nice drop

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dynamiteninja (1625) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle conditioned. Tangerine, grapefruit, citrus, lemon, oranges. Bittersweet. Dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (14195) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Draft at Churchkey. Very slightly hazy golden color, huge white head with nice retention and lacing. Aroma of bright pineapple and tropical fruit. Taste is bitter tropical fruit. Well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (8943) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2015
Leicht trübe orangegelbe Farbe, schöne leicht beige Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, tropische Früchte, grasig. Geschmack sehr malzig, kräftig hopfig, floral, grasig, angenehm fruchtige Bittere, sehr lecker!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (2458) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey shared by Travlr, thanks Gene! Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of floral, citrus. Tastes of floral, citrus, bitter hops. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JackMandarin (19) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle from Great Grog. Pours a light amber (lighter than i normally expect from a double IPA) Aroma is full with piney hops and candied orange. Sweet malt comes through but the hops are dominant (as one might expect!). Some alcohol burn on the nose also. Little too much fizz for me. Medium bodied. Taste has more alcohol. Plenty hoppy bitterness that goes on and on. Getting a weird cabbagey, vegetal thing that i’m not digging much at all. Prefer the aroma to the taste. I Like Burton.... not liking this effort much though

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20330) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2015
Keg at Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Clear amber, small head. Distinct grapefruit peel aroma. Mid sweet with full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Fruity with salty grapefruit, candy and caramel. Long bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (4308) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: London mystery box.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Citrus, caramel, tropical fruit, hops, some alcohol.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, caramel, citrus, hops, floral, some alcohol.


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