Space Cowboy | People's Brewing Company

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ElizabethCraig on 09-29-2011

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've had this beer many times, and have occasionally been able to enjoy it on nitro at Peoples. I find this a very solid offering that isn't over the top but still provides quite the kick in the mouth.

Pours a dark almost Amber color with a thick white creamy head

Smell was rich with an overwhelming hit of citrus right off the bat. Very resinous and mouthwatering.

Mouthfeel was a solid bodied, not overly heavy IPA

Taste was very hoppy right off the bat before smoothing out. I enjoyed the taste of this beer but it can be a bit astringent if you get it not on nitro.

Overall I think this guy is very solid and a great use of Galaxy and Amarillo hops

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3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
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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3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours vibrant orange with a small dense white head. Decent retention and a few solid clumps of lacing.

Lots of resiny aroma. Some citrus and biscuity malt as well.

Lots of big citrus/tropical fruit hop character up front. Chewy biscuity malt in the middle before the avalanche of resin near the end. Has a slightly astringent bitterness to it as well kind of like tap water does sometimes.

A little stickiness on the mouthfeel, but at times felt a bit too thin for the flavor profile. Adequate carbonation.

Wish they'd bottle this one again. It does have a few minor flaws, but is a very drinkable beer.

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3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip at The Black Sparrow in Lafayette, IN.

A: Nice orange shine, with a creamy eggshell head. Decent lacing, but only light retention. Looks thick, with a slight haze on the body.

S: Piney hops with an odd undertone; strangely bitter, almost acrid. Not terrible, though not anything to write home about. Just a hint of fruity orange sweets are evident. A little bit of plastic scents, too, which aren't very appealing (and, thankfully, not very prolific). Pretty mild, overall.

T: Big hops up front; on a bed of chewy malts, bold bitters take the palate by storm. Hints of fresh pineapple, orange rind, the pines found in the nose, some mineral water, and a hint of lactose milk sugar (or something with that crisp yet heavy sweetness). There's a juicy melon taste that's really the highlight of the brew, though - it's watery, but in a refreshing way, like biting into a succulent piece of watermelon. It doesn't affect the flavor that much; more like the balance and drinkability of the palate as a whole. Metallic tastes on the back end, with a toffee and fruit candy tinge hanging on for the aftertaste. Finishes dry and a tad peppery, with a bit of melon rind here and there. A nice showing from these guys.

M: Big, professional feel here. Sticks just enough to lay chewy on the tongue, but pops enough to keep it interesting.

O: Beer like this shows that People's knows what they're doing. If they just refine the palate a little more, I could see these guys getting more than just local attention.

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