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

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RATINGS: 126   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. 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 (29473) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (419) - Bedfordshire, 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 (1991) - 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 (121) - 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 (3454) - 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 .

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3279) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2014
Small white head deep misty gold pour mild carbonation aromas caramel citrus pine stone fruit the flavours earthy stone fruit peach apricot grapefruit medium strong bitter pine woody note caramel dry touch good hop tastes on the tongue good bodied DIPA full flavoured enhancing the ale the finish crack hop flavour grain big bitter and pine finish good DIPA

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (2281) - 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 (1682) - 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 (3352) - 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 (1450) - Ghent, 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 (2096) - 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.


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