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Space Cowboy - People's Brewing Company

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86
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
People's Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ElizabethCraig on 09-29-2011)
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ElizabethCraig

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at People's Brewing Company the day it was released. Release day is always fun, but very packed and not the time to try to relax and interview a beer. I interviewed this on 9/28/11 in a 12 oz snifter glass.

The appearance is medium golden brown with a nice pale tan/white head. I'm a big espresso freak, if I saw the foam alone I'd think it was espresso crema. A nice amount of it too!

Pineapple and cirtus greet you in the scent. I heard it described once as pineapple juice but I get a generic citrus and slight hop-musk scent in the background. Kind of like eating a pineapple in the middle of a citrus grove with some earthyness coming through.. mmm..

The taste is pineapple too - a slightly musky (which is how I inevitably experience Summit/Galaxy hops I suppose!) pineapple with a clean citrus finish. The bitter components don't hit my palate for probably 40 seconds or so and then pow, then gone =)

Medium in body, which fits the flavor quite well, a very slight tingly carbonation around 10 seconds after the sip. Lovely lacing on the snifter.

Bottom line is that if you are anxious to experience what they've done with Galaxy hops and/or you love double IPA's and/or you just love tasting something new, get the stars out of your eyes and check out Space Cowboy. A very enjoyable double IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2011 10:43:51 | More by ElizabethCraig
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I've had this beer many times, and have occasionally been able to enjoy it on nitro at Peoples. I find this a very solid offering that isn't over the top but still provides quite the kick in the mouth.

Pours a dark almost Amber color with a thick white creamy head

Smell was rich with an overwhelming hit of citrus right off the bat. Very resinous and mouthwatering.

Mouthfeel was a solid bodied, not overly heavy IPA

Taste was very hoppy right off the bat before smoothing out. I enjoyed the taste of this beer but it can be a bit astringent if you get it not on nitro.

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It definitely has the malt balance you need in a heavily hopped beer. Pours a deep golden orange and has an off white head that gives great retention around the glass.

It smells as good as it tastes. Astringent but not overly bitter and finishes very cleanly. I wish they did this one more often.

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A - Brilliant deep orange color. Very clear with nice white head with moderate lacing.

S - Hoppy smell with some earthy and fruity tones. Not as strong a smell as other IIPA's but definitly hoppy smell. Light alcohol and some malt comes through.

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Space Cowboy from People's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.