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Buffalo IPA - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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Buffalo IPABuffalo IPA

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BA SCORE
77
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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Bison Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gabedivision on 03-14-2012)
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-22-2014 00:43:12 | More by BrunEngr
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New York

4.01/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label has a short description of the beer but there is no abv listed.

Appearance: The body has a very cloudy look with an orange amber color and a tall off white head. It’s head holds on well and makes some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a big pine like hops punch with a touch of orange rind citrus and deep malty sweetness.

Taste / Palate: Right up front there is a solid piney resin like hop presence with a good solid malty backbone. Deep bready maltiness adds some sweetness that mixes with some tropical fruity hops notes in the finish. The palate feels smooth and full with good carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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fscottkey

New York

2.91/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Darker amber, like a nice honey color. 1 finger of white foamy head. The head slowly recedes leaving nice lacing all along the glass.

S: Nice solid pine smell.

T: There is definitely bitter - not over powering but the primary taste I got up front. I am not sure the ABV, and the beer doesn't have "heat" but I think there is the taste of cheap vodka. Not cheap vodka per se but that taste of alcohol from cheap booze. There is some pine and some breadiness too.

M: A little "tight" and dry feeling with a bit of bitter in the aftertaste.

O: I am a Buffalo guy - so I wanted to like this one so I could beat the "drink local" drum. But this is not one I would seek out again. It is out of balance and doesn't hit the right places for me. I will make one note (before condemning it). There is a section, on the bottle, that says, "Bottled on ---->" (The arrow points to an empty white box). So this could be old. I got it in a mix 6. I will buy another one in the future and review it again. (That is the home field advantage).

Serving type: bottle

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Iowa

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +14%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Virginia

3/5  rDev -8.8%

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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tulip glass, a cloudy coppery brown colour, solid cap of white head, shows pretty respectable retention and lacing residue. Looks good. The bottle has a space for bottled on date, yet it is blank...

S - noticeable galaxy hops, passionfruit, cherries, caramel malts, biscuity, with a really tropical edge that almost feels artificial, citrusy grapefruit and pineapple. Has a fruity hopiness to it but it is dried and artificial feeling, like a cheap bad of dried tropical fruits rather than the real thing (good analogy).

T - has more of the same tropical fruit notes. Underripe mango, passionfruit, melded with a bit of a metallic character. English malts are in evidence with a mild caramel, breadiness, with the jelliness of the fruit. Smooth and grainy on the palate, caramel maltiness with a rounded nondescript tropical character before fading quietly into a weird messy ending, with harsh metalic character, graininess and dry carbonation.

M - moderate start, light/moderate carbonation, decent body and all round its not bad until the finish, which just comes across as really messy, metallic, harsh dryness. Meant to be a really sessionable IPA on the palate it comes across as flat and mellow then the finish really lets you down.

Not an IPA I would seek out again, hops are really flat and generally unappealing, beer itself is mild, overly tropical in an unappealing artificial way, and seemingly geared to offer a novelty to BMC drinkers, this is lacking in balance and depth, and though the Galaxy finish shows some promise the beer itself does a bad job supporting it and the flavour is ultimately unappealing. Not a bottle pour, and alright drinking, just not one I would say is one to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 03:20:31 | More by mick303
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New York

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New York

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Michigan

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New York

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Buffalo IPA from Flying Bison Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.