More Cowbell | Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

More CowbellMore Cowbell
BA SCORE
3.71/5
258 Ratings
More CowbellMore Cowbell
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Texas, United States
buffbrew.com

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.

DO NOT ASK FOR WHOM THE COWBELL TOLLS. THE COWBELL TOLLS FOR THEE.

Added by champ103 on 09-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,936
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
258
pDev:
12.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
69
Trade:
1
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

another random texas brew from the beerliner guys, thanks again for the sweet hookup! i liked this one quite a bit, and commend their choice to go with some more subtle old world hops, and then dose them like crazy. as a result, the bitterness is much softer in this clear golden brew, and there is a little grain sweetness that comes through a little earlier than it does in most of these. it also is cool because it almost seems delicate for the style, more than just grassy, its got hints of lime and even kiwiw fruit to it, drizzled in honey, and just slightly sharp in the finish. more nuanced than many, and i like it for that. it seemed almost more like a strong pale ale without the usual hoppiness, and the sweetness that it finishes with limited drinkability to one can per session for me. not to say i dont like it, i really appreciate its uniqueness, its just hard to drink too much of, especially with the alcohol showing through in the middle. warms up nicely though, and is a solid introduction to these guys. looks like they have some pretty cool beers in their lineup!

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours slightly hazy deep golden/amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, honeydew melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, toasted biscuit, bread dough, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/earthy/pine hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, honeydew melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, toasted biscuit, bread dough, light caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus rind, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, honeydew melon, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, toasted biscuit, bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy/pine hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance. Touch of lingering hop astringency through the glass, but not overwhelming. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, bready/grainy, and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 9%. Overall this is an excellent DIPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy/pine hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, despite the aggressively bitter/drying finish. Quite unique as it only has noble hops, but the yeast adds nice fruity complexity. Big bright earthy/citrusy/spicy hops with balanced malts; but never overly sweet/heavy feeling. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I am a member of a number of beer-related Facebook groups and I read a post about this beer where someone had a pending trade for this that fell through. I felt badly, plus once I knew that it came in a CAN and it was from HOUTX, I CANtacted the mighty JenRay for assistance. I am anxious to add this one to The CANQuest (tm) since I have a fever and there is only one cure!

From the CAN: "Do not ask for whom the Cowbell tolls, the Cowbell tolls for thee."; "The information on this CAN is not intended to be medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or analysis. If you have a fever, please [CAN]sult a physician. The [CAN]tents of this CAN will not cure fevers or any other afflictions. In fact, they may cause one. Known side effects of More Cowbell include, but are not limited to: Jibba-Jabba; over[CAN]fidence in joke telling; and an inability to [CAN]trol the volume of one's voice."; "Regular [CAN]sumption of More Cowbell may cause you to: Stop fearing the Reaper; Put your pants on on leg at a time; Make gold records; Skin a raccoon & wear it as a hat; Wrastle bears; Grow a beard; Wear a plaid shirt; Start a land war in Asia; Pick a fight with a warlock; Build a school for ants; Think of childhood friends and the dreams you had; Clear the Savannah after ever meal; and roll on Shabbos."; "Please avoid dancing with Cowbell in the plae moonlight. Please avoid looking directly at More Cowbell. Do not taunt More Cowbell."

16 ounces of Cowbell could not be CANtained as became obvious following the Crack! I got I slight spray across my fingertips and then some foaming through the vent. I began an inverted Glug until the French Vanilla-colored head foamed up to the point that I had to back off without CANtinuing. Color was a hazy Golden/Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose was an admixture of grapefruit and pine-mintiness and sweat broke out on my forehead. Once a hophead, always a hophead. I gotta get me a fix. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, approaching, but not quite creamy. The hops were more understated than the nose had led me to expect, but neither was it terribly malty. It had a great melding of its inherent hops to give it a grassy, citrusy flavor. It was easily drinkable and that could be a dangerous thing, given its ABV. Phew. Finish was dry, bitter, but not overly so. This is a very good example of the style.

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3.56/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange body. Big white head. Nice lacing in the glass.

Smell - Musty piney hop aroma. Some grapefruit. Caramel and toasty malt.

Taste - Grapefruit. Lots of caramel malt. Some bready malt too. Intense hop bitterness. Grassy bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Incredibly bitter. Medium heavy.

Overall - Way out of balance. Aggressively bitter.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Buffalo Bayou More Cowbell is a true DIPA. Trying it at Mojos Sports Bar and Grill in Hobble, TX. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a lace. The scent is dominated by sweet malt and pine resin. The taste is alcohol and pine mixes with sweet malt. The Mouthfeel is fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a big beer. One is enough for me.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3/5  rDev -19.1%

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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Lare453
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dicers
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of IPAchris
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 258 ratings
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