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Buffalo Hump 1840 - Freetail Brewing Company

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Freetail Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: pwsoldier on 02-19-2010

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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 17
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of jamescain
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, the latest version was only 4.4% ABV.

Appearance: Golden orange with a thin white head that fades into a thin lacing over the top of the beer.

Aroma: Bold citrus and fruit notes with hints of pine.

Taste: Hoppy bitterness and notes of citrus. There is a lack of a malty backbone, but that is probably why there is less alcohol too.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with medium carbonation and a dry finish with a lingering bitterness.

Overall: I'm glad it was lower in alcohol then it used to be. It was much more sessionable. As much as I love IPA sometimes you can only have so many at 6-7%.

Photo of tjkinate
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My second brew from Freetail and was really hoping this one was better than my first. Luckily for my tongue and tummy it was!!!

A: Deep orange nearly opaque in color that is topped with a white fluffy head and also exhibits above average lacing.

S: Weak point of the beer to me, I didn't get the punch in the nose from the hops like from other IPA's.

T: Light on the pallet accompanied with well-balanced flavor from the hops that leaves a moderate bitterness on the tongue.

M: Medium body, good carbonation.

O: Easy IPA to drink, I could have several of these in one sitting. In the end it’s a bit too soft as I prefer this variety with a more hoppy finish.

Photo of ebraun
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub, from notes.

A: Fluffy white head, very cloudy orange, great lacing

S: Sharp pine hops up front, biscuit, banana, pepper.

T: Sharp hop bite up front built on top sweet banana bread which comes forward with a little white pepper.

M: Tight, crisp and refreshing.

D: I could happily sip on one of these all day long. It's like a hugely hopped hefeweizen.

Photo of hiikeeba
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours up a gold amber. Clear with a dense , creamy head

S - Citrus and fruity aroma from the hops. Very appetizing.

T - nice malt backbone for an excellent blend of hops. Clean hop flavor with a hint of bitterness in the finish.

M - medium bodied with good carbonation.

D - easy drink IPA that reminds me West Coast IPAs. I had to buy a growler of it!

Photo of Mora2000
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to travita for sharing this growler.

The beer pours a golden yellow/orange color with a white head. The aroma is malty with some orange and hay. The flavor is malt, toffee, citrus hops, wheat and some yeast. Really a fairly complex IPA flavor profile. Thin-medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of pwsoldier
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the Freetail website:
"Named for the Comanche chief Potsanaquahip of the Penataka band, this fierce IPA remains true to the American brewing spirit, delivering lasting hop flavor and character. Buffalo Hump led the Great Raid of 1840 in retaliation for the Texan settlers' betrayal under a white flag in San Antonio at the Council House Fight. Brewed w/ Franco-Belge Pale malts, hopped with four full-blooded varieties of American hops and fermented w/ our favorite Belgian strain."

A - Pours semi-clear copper with a smallish off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly into a thin layer of foam. Lacing is decent. It became more cloudy with the last pour from the growler.

S - Mango, pineapple, and citrus combine to make a very fruity nose. A strong malt base is also present, along with an earthy sweetness from the yeast. I'm very intrigued.

T - Sweet fruit notes dominate up front. I'm picking up the mango and pineapple that were present in the nose, with some apricot and pear coming through as well. Citrus hops are abundant in the finish. Malt backbone is solid throughout and hop bitterness creates a nice bite in the finish.

M - Medium-bodied with a dry, hoppy finish. Carbonation is just right.

D - The Belgian influence in this IPA is apparent and very welcome. This beer is the very definition of outside-the-box brewing. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.

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Buffalo Hump 1840 from Freetail Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.