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

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 (29992) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4980) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Lots of lemon peel astringency here. Very bitter. Pours clear golden. Some menthol type hint. Doesn’t have the best balance. Tap at pizza paradiso gtownwueïe

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (1287) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
330ml bottle. Pours a clear gold/very light amber with a huge head. You have to chew your way through the head. Aroma is pine, resin, lemon and fresh hops. Taste is bitter, fresh hops. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (6045) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. Deep golden, large tanned cream. Pleasant big hop nose which turns a little bit too resinny and clingy on the palate. Amazingly rich head, could eat it with a spoon. Relatively light sugary body, heavy tilt towards the hops, too much in my opinion. Orangepeel and pine retronasal.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lobs_ols (349) - LATVIA - MAY 1, 2015
Opaque amber, strong white head. Grainy, citrusy aroma. Intensely bitter, medium bodied, some caramel notes. Finishes bitter, warming and decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5654) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2015
Bottle from de Molen beershop, dated 25/11/14 BB 25/8/15, large sample. Slight hazy golden to orange color, big frothy off-white head. Aroma of big piney hops, hint of onion, grassy, some caramel malt. Medium bitter in taste, slight citrussy, bit sweet caramel. Well balanced. Nice DIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (1090) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2015
33cl. Bottle.
Pours clear yellow with white head.
Aroma tropical, pine, resin, caramel, marmalade, juicy.
Taste big piney bitters, tropical marmalade sweets.
Mouthfeel oily, dry.
Awesome Double IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (184) - POLAND - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Teku glass. Light amber with big, white, semi-densed head. Medium head retention, medium lacing. The strong piney, resinous and tropical fruits (passion fruit, papaya) aroma. Little alcohol on the nose. The taste is medium to high bitter. Again piney, resing and nice passion fruit flavours. Medium body, medium carbonation, sticky texture, finish is bitter and dry. In general well done DIPA with balanced hoppy and malty character, good drinkability.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Przylus (379) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 22, 2015
Aromat cytrusów i świeżego chmielu. Barwa jasnozłota, klarowne. Piana drobna, obfita. W smaku mocno cytrusowe, fajnie goryczkowe. Dobrze schowany alko.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (3064) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2015
(Buxton Special Reserve V Wyoming Sheep Ranch) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 8.4% Golden orange colour on the body, tall and thick slightly off-white head sitting on top, with a very good retention, leaving medium lacing aroun the glass. Aroma has hops, pine, resin, fruity notes too. Taste also of pine, resin,caramel malts, quite bitter from the beginning while it builds up its bitterness on the aftertaste. Quite an alcohol burn. Medium body with good carbonation, nicely dry on the palate. Very good, albeit boozy at moments.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomekboniek (195) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 7, 2015
Butelka. Barwa pomarańczowa, lekko zamglona. Wysoka biała piana, która utrzymuje się do samego końca. Po otwarciu butelki aromat bardzo świeży i intensywny owoców. Wyraźne nuty grejpfruta, agrestu, brzoskwini, ananasa. W smaku powyższe owoce z delikatną nutą karmelu, sosny. Goryczka średnia do wysokiej grejpfrutowo- ziołowa. Średnie wysycenie. Piwo pije się niesamowicie gładko, alkohol doskonale ukryty. Z pewnością najlepsza IIPA jaką miałem okazję skosztować.


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