Space Cowboy | People's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
People's Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
peoplesbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ElizabethCraig on 09-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Photo of sportprosecutor
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nwhittin
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stutz
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful smell. Definite finish of an Imperial IPA.

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trevorreg
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PUbeer
3.29/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeffSK
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NoYouDidnt
2.79/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Orange Amber pour, no head. Smack of grapefruit on the nose. Rubbing alcohol aroma, grape, citrus, fruity. Bitter taste for the sake of bitterness it seems. Bitter grapefruit. Lingering, Bitter hop presence. A alcohol taste. Lots of sweet malt. Overall, I keep trying to like the local guy, but am usually not thrilled. This is another example.

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Photo of bwood06
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle into an IPA glass

A - Moderate pour produces a 1 finger, beige colored head that is mostly creamy but with just a hint of milk froth to it. Head dissipates to a rocky lacing with a creamy raised edge around the glass. Beer itself is clear and a bright, light amber color that has moderate carbonation rising quickly towards the surface of the beer. The coloring is accentuated with just a hint of a red rose like color around the edges. 3.75/5

S - The aroma features a very strong dose of pine and grapefruit with a bit of mango, papaya, and pineapple. Malt is very hard to distinguish due to the amount of hop oils present in the aroma. Reminds of the smell of a tropical fruit salad in a way. 4/5

T - Very sugary and sweet up front, almost like drinking candy (as the beer warms this becomes more of a grainy, malty sweetness). This gives way to a caramel sweetness that then transitions into the hops. Papaya and pineapple really stand out initially but these lead into just a hint of grapefruit prior to transitioning to a pine resin finish and a bit of herbal earthiness that comes as a last second reminder of the hop presence. The bitterness really does not linger on the palate at all which is quite unexpected. The hop flavors here are not nearly as strong as expected but are individually discernable from each other. 3.75/5

M - Light to medium bodied pale ale that features more of a carbonation tickle as opposed to a burn. Does not linger upon swallowing, rather disappearing entirely from the palate as if it had not been there. 3.5/5

O - For being a 9.0% abv DIPA, this does not act like a beer of that high alcohol content. There may be just a slight booziness that allows itself to be noticed just slightly at points throughout the tasting but it really does not come out much. Sugary sweetness and the up front malt help balance this one out, allowing the flavors of the hops to come out nicely rather than just the bitterness. Very approachable for a DIPA. 3.75/5

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Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lazy8
3.16/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours orange-amber with a piney, fruity aroma. Very thin head that dissipates quickly. Hop aroma and citrus flavor are pronounced. Alcohol aftertaste is present from this high gravity beer. Overall, good but not great.

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Photo of Warren2621
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MortarPestle
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy pale amber with a no dicernable head and no lacing. The smell is dominated by dried fruits. The taste is enjoyable with good balance and appropriate hop bitterness. The alcohol is noticeable and could be better managed. Overall a very good beer, but there are better options out there.

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Photo of twoody
4.34/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Reddish glow. Isn't clear but isn't cloudy either. It looks hearty. Not much of an odor at all. Very smooth on the tongue. Doesn't taste or feel quite as boozey as the abv might suggest but a tad boozey nonetheless. It's creamy and heavy on the tongue with a very smooth finish. Pleasantly refreshing.

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Photo of Misfit2209
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JKretz
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of connor4835
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of indianabeerman
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bis4beer70
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treesatine
4.55/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ramenroodles
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm a huge fan of Space Cowboy. It's a seductive beer with hints of pineapple and grapefruit. I'm not saying it's super sweet. It definitely gives you a good buzz in an elegant manner.

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Photo of juzh12
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of M1A2
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Space Cowboy from People's Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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