More Cowbell | Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

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Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Texas, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Surprisingly balanced and drinkable given its stats. While most American Double IPAs use West Coast citrus hops, we went with old world noble hops to give it a floral, grassy bouquet and then punish you with Warrior hops.


Added by champ103 on 09-09-2012

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of breadwinner
2.96/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Malty, boozy, sweet sort of thing that makes you pine for some dryness and a more interesting -- hell, more present -- hop profile. Cool label though.

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Photo of srletend
2.97/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

The beer is mostly clear and golden with a frothy white head. Aromas of yeast, bread, hops, resin, grass, a touch of alcohol. Decent flavor. Bready and what I commonly refer to as a "balanced" IPA or DIPA. Resinous hops and pine notes with a warming alcohol finish. This is ok.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

poured from the bomber into a tulip.

A - right off the bat something is missing. pretty much no head on the pour what-so-ever. zero retention on what is there, lacing of the glass barely exists. The liquid is a pretty dark, honey colored yellow, but that's about the only thing it's got going for it.

S - the only smell i get off this is bittering hops. no individual notes associated with different hops that may or may not have been used... just a mess of "bitter". Certainly not what I would expect for a DIPA.

T - The bittering hops are there and again are a mess, but the malts dominate. Again, not what I would expect for a DIPA. I get some caramels, and a sticky-sweetness as my dominate notes.

M - Undercarbonated, sticky, not quite cloying, but almost there.

O - This is kind of a messy effort. I think the beer would probably actually benefit from some cellaring, this would give it time to carbonate, the stickiness could dissipate, and the bittering hops would balance a little betters - however this would probably cause the little nose that's there to disappear. Rassoul and the guys are great and i will continue to try all their unique products, but this one was a miss.

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3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.07/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Have had this on a few occasions over the years, this is my first time rating. It is getting better over time. Earlier samplings had a band-aid phenolic, but it is much cleaner tasting now, though the hops seem old and stale. Not sure how old that bottle I had was, maybe it was past its prime.

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More Cowbell from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
3.64 out of 5 based on 257 ratings.
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