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More Cowbell - Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

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148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 4
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co visit their website
Texas, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 09-09-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Tiernan, May 30, 2014
Photo of Premo88
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
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

Premo88, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Dillonlarsen1992, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Fusebuddy, May 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

bayern1987, May 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

mhaugo, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

abex44, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

dmorgan310, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

alex_hart, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Shafaegalo, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

isaackaiju, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

bmurray10, May 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

brandon911, May 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

RSaw, May 07, 2014
Photo of tpgraham
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

tpgraham, May 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

FlyingKelly, May 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

freemanj54321, Apr 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Can_has_beer, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

NeverSettle, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

zbooks, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Gregaroo, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

ChiefHopHead, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

SavvyStudent, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Kramerbarthomer, Feb 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Ben7773, Feb 13, 2014
More Cowbell from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
84 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.