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More Cowbell - Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

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21 Reviews
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Reviews: 21
Hads: 229
Avg: 3.64
pDev: 40.93%
Wants: 9
Gots: 56 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Texas, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 9.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: champ103 on 09-09-2012

Surprisingly balanced and drinkable given its stats. While most American Double IPAs use West Coast citrus hops, we went with old world noble hops to give it a floral, grassy bouquet and then punish you with Warrior hops.

DO NOT ASK FOR WHOM THE COWBELL TOLLS. THE COWBELL TOLLS FOR THEE.
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Reviews by Premo88:
Photo of Premo88
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

16 oz. can poured into tulip

L: orange/peach ... light passes through but it's murky/opaque -- still, a very "clean" murk, no debris or wispy clouds in it; clearing up a bit on the bottom; gave it a hard pour, so the head was huge, too big, over 2 inches, BUT the way it bubbled and boiled, I bet a soft pour of this one would give you a nice thick head ... pretty sticky and lacing

S: hops and hops, but with a ton of sweetness; floral ... sweet flowers, some grassiness, hint of grain ... nice; as it warms you drink it, gets some caramel in there

T: bitter ... big big hop bite ... 118.36 IBUs means who knows? BUT this sucker is loaded with a ton of hops, and the website says lots of Noble hops, so it's not typical American DIPA citrusy or caramely -- more like massive bitter grass and flowers; as it warms, caramel shows through (probably my palette adjusting to the bitter); grain taste that might be some real light malt, which is offering a little balance to that bitterness

F: easy drinking and almost light for so much alcohol and taste ... good carbonation despite the big pour

O: strong contender for finding its way back into my fridge -- and i'm not a huge DIPA fan. it's super bitter but has a great grain/sweet grassy taste that is a good reward for chewing through the hop bite. love the idea of making a big pale ale with Noble hops, just for something a bit different.

bravo for Buffalo Bayou ... they keep moving up my favorite Texas brewery leaderboard

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tbryan5
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a golden orange with a thick off white head that doesn't dissipate.

S- Sweet citrus, nice hop aroma. Some pineapple.

T- Mmmmm. More citrus. Maybe some blood orange? Hop bitterness on the back of the pallet.

M- Dry, and slightly astringent. Light carbonation.

D- A decent IPA from a solid brewery.

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Photo of Ben7773
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ajkelly451
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Chadtxblue
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tiitomireles
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DonGuido
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of DoubleBarrelbrew
4.47/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dello
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of RCLinderman
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Great dipa

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Photo of Shawner
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of hsus0225
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of twizzard
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of StingrayEvans
4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great Imperial IPA from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company in Houston, TX. One of my favorites. If you like IPA's, you will enjoy this one. Only available on draft at this time, so I fill up my growler when I can find it. I have a fever and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!!

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Photo of RSaw
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of porter0209
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange body. Big white head. Nice lacing in the glass.

Smell - Musty piney hop aroma. Some grapefruit. Caramel and toasty malt.

Taste - Grapefruit. Lots of caramel malt. Some bready malt too. Intense hop bitterness. Grassy bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Incredibly bitter. Medium heavy.

Overall - Way out of balance. Aggressively bitter.

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More Cowbell from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
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