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Buffalo IPA - Flying Bison Brewing Company

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Buffalo IPABuffalo IPA

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BA SCORE
76
okay

58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 16.46%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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dkchandler

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

09-30-2012 00:00:01 | More by dkchandler
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PUFFAL0S0LDIER

New York

4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

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fscottkey

New York

2.91/5  rDev -11.3%
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

06-27-2014 02:04:22 | More by fscottkey
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mweso2000

Georgia

4/5  rDev +22%

06-04-2014 15:52:59 | More by mweso2000
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Beestin

Iowa

2/5  rDev -39%

05-03-2014 20:41:44 | More by Beestin
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gbgreg1

New York

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

05-01-2014 15:20:30 | More by gbgreg1
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nodder

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

04-23-2014 17:10:12 | More by nodder
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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Virginia

3/5  rDev -8.5%

03-04-2014 18:44:45 | More by RBorsato
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -1.5%
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

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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New York

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Michigan

3/5  rDev -8.5%

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New York

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Ontario (Canada)

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New York

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New York

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New York

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New York

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Buffalo IPA from Flying Bison Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.