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More Cowbell - Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

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BA SCORE
83
good

123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co visit their website
Texas, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 09-09-2012)
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Tiernan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-30-2014 07:52:38 | More by Tiernan
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Premo88

Texas

4.14/5  rDev +12.5%

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

05-25-2014 22:07:04 | More by Premo88
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Dillonlarsen1992

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-25-2014 03:29:01 | More by Dillonlarsen1992
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-21-2014 14:25:16 | More by Fusebuddy
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bayern1987

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

05-19-2014 01:34:45 | More by bayern1987
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mhaugo

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

05-18-2014 06:27:56 | More by mhaugo
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abex44

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

05-16-2014 16:47:06 | More by abex44
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-14-2014 03:40:38 | More by dmorgan310
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-14-2014 01:28:09 | More by alex_hart
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-12-2014 23:51:06 | More by Shafaegalo
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isaackaiju

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-10-2014 04:11:47 | More by isaackaiju
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bmurray10

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-09-2014 01:01:24 | More by bmurray10
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brandon911

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-08-2014 06:55:21 | More by brandon911
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RSaw

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

05-07-2014 22:12:14 | More by RSaw
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tpgraham

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +10.9%

Time to update this review!

I picked up a can from Spec's in Houston on Westheimer near Voss about 24 hours after canning so you know this stuff is fresh. I figured it is time to give it a fresh review since it has been almost a year since I last had it. Keep in mind I have not had this since the original review below.

I am drinking this directly from the can while sitting at my desk writing this.

A - It's in a can. I cannot see much other than some hazy straw colored action.

S - Much improved! Smells like a fresh DIPA! Floral nose along with some grassiness.

T - Again, much improved over my first experience. Great hop flavor that follows the nose. This is right out of the fridge and at first I noticed some unpleasant bitterness on the finish but this cleared up as the beer warmed up.

M - Good, medium body.

O - I picked this up wanting to give it (and Buff Brew for that matter) another shot. I am glad I did. The price point is just right and this is very drinkable straight from the can.

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Original score was 2.8

Was excited to pick this one up at Growlers Montrose. Brought it home and chilled it overnight in the fridge. Poured in to a tulip glass with little fanfare from the carbonation, barely a thin head was produced. The initial aroma is citrus and reminds me of a barleywine. The first taste backs it up. This tastes unfinished and more like a barelywine than a DIPA. If you have ever had an old Rodeo Clown you would have a good idea of what this resembles.

Very disappointed in this one.

05-06-2014 19:11:21 | More by tpgraham
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FlyingKelly

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

05-05-2014 03:03:41 | More by FlyingKelly
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freemanj54321

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-20-2014 00:31:04 | More by freemanj54321
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

02-27-2014 03:39:58 | More by ChiefHopHead
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

02-13-2014 03:28:43 | More by Ben7773
More Cowbell from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
83 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.