Space Cowboy | People's Brewing Company

Space CowboySpace Cowboy
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Space CowboySpace Cowboy

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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Photo of NoYouDidnt
2.79/5  rDev -27.3%
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 Kurmaraja
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of lucasj82
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of sportprosecutor
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lazy8
3.16/5  rDev -17.7%
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 backfat
3.17/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Got this thank you growler from my boy manahansf, Thanks sean! Poured into an oversized wine glass. MF dooms instrumental bustin' up the backround noise.

Got that gem from shogo. Thanks bud! On to the beer!

This is a mixture of Galaxy, Amarillo, and Summit hops I am told...hence space cowboy, 9% ABV

The fresh growler opens with only a slight hiss. An aggressive pour yields an attractive dark copper and low carbonated brew. a thin white film head quickly dissipates leaving just a thin ring of bubbles. A bit darker than I was told it was going to be. Carbonation sticks to the side of my glass with some very promising and heavy lace. I wish people's would carbonate their beers more. I have probably only had a couple beers from them on tap that were close to being properly carbonated.

The aroma is packed full with melon husk. a little caramel brown sugar backs up a very sweet smelling tangerine like aroma. a touch of toasted grains, honeysuckle, and just a hint of passion fruit. Reminds me of an imperial moundbuilder. There is definitely some house aromas that I can pick up on as I try more and more of their beers.

The taste is sharp on the tongue. Flavor starts off sweet with a healthy bitter lingering on the back of the palate. Candied sugars mixed with sweet apples. The finish is a bit of soapy and quite alcoholic unfortunately. This is becoming very distracting along with the overwhelming sweetness as I drink more and more. a bit resiny and but somehow still slick on the tongue. Again, just a slight sting of faint carbonation. I bet a bit more would really even out some flavors. The lingering bitterness starts to gradually build making the drinkablitly a tad difficult and making it hard to taste the beer after a few drinks.

Overall, would I drink it again? Yeah, but I'm not crazy about it. I think they should lay off the malts, hit up the carbonation and hide that alcohol. I'll review it again if I try it on tap.

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Photo of PUbeer
3.29/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cosmonick
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Viperman1316
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dlin0sbb
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of nwhittin
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of indianabeerman
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmarsh123
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
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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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
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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Photo of Skye1024
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of juzh12
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Space Cowboy from People's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 56 ratings
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