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

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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Originally released as special reserve @8.4% saw re-release in 2016 bumped up to 9% ABV

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (36233) - 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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (9100) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 29, 2017
10/III/17 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 25/VIII/17, bottled: 25/XI/16 (2017-372)

Clear dark blond to orange beer, small creamy yellow head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: orange peel, ripe tropical fruits, overripe pineapple, some alcohol, ripe mango, little resinous, cheesy. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet malty start, caramel, very bitter, bit of honey, orange peel. Aftertaste: hoppy, resinous, sweet malts, caramel, little floral, nice bitter hops, dry resinous finish, bit of alcohol, come grapefruit and citrus, very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4733) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2017
Bottle. Dark golden beer with a very strong white head. The aroma is strongly hopped, and the flavour is very deeply hopped with heavy bitterness. Overall a nice strongly hopped IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4570) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2017
Bottle at Drie Dorstige Herten. Golden pour. Aroma of citrus, mango, pineapple and fresh hops. Bitter fruity flavor of pineapple, citrus, tropical fruit and grassy fresh hop. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1669) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 24, 2017
Unclear, amber colored, medium off white frothy head. Aroma is of malt and caramel, pine and citrus with some fruity, medium to strong hoppy notes. Taste is medium to very sweet malt and caramel, pine and citrus moderate to very hoppy, pine resin, medium+ bitterness, bittersweet finish. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, resiny.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steven_B (231) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Pours copper with a small white head. Aroma of orange, mango, caramel and pine. Taste is hoppy with some orange and caramel. Great bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beertobealive (576) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - FEB 7, 2017
Pours a thin beige to white head with nice and round exotic aromas. Clear amber colored body. Rich and long in mouth with fair concentration of round and aged hops. Pleasant with some orange fruit dessert after a heavy meal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (1370) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2017

Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, orange, pine, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Clear/hazy golden/amber beer with heavy yeast and with a slight/medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, orange and pine; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Obviously filtered and thus way more clear than it could bave been. Still a lot of yeast, thankfully, making him very sweet with loads of marmelade. Great bitter hops at the finish as well. Great tasty beer overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnarktor (97) - FRANCE - JAN 21, 2017
Aroma: pine, resin, licorice (not sure), bread, dry fruits (a bit), and a blackberry nose (strong but very volatile) and aftertaste (mild) ; Appearance: clear copper, small head ; very bitter, light sweetness. I need to taste it again, to assess it better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8973) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2017
Draft glass @ Beerlovers Bar. Clear orange, off-white head. Nose is orange peel, grainy, very grainy orange peel & leaves, bitter grains & faint soap. Taste is dull bitter orange peel, overly grainy, overly big on bitterness, bitter grains & low medicinal bitterness, orange peel, marmalade. Overly grainy, bitter harsh bitterness with little fruit character,... Grainy body, orange peel. Okay but hoped for more.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1393) - rhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2017

0.33 bottle.
Nice, long-lasting head. Aroma, apart from the obvious piney and citric scents, has something chocolaty in it, not sure how much of that chocolate is intended and how much is coincidental. Full body, average carbonation, creamy texture. Taste is piney, floral, citric, actually kind of sweet. A decent brew.


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