More Cowbell | Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

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253 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
253
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
66
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 253 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of csfcmitchell
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleBarrelbrew
4.47/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Archdale74
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spaceycasey
3.07/5  rDev -15.9%
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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Photo of srletend
2.97/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VaporDome
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brushkanna
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.16/5  rDev +14%
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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Photo of lurey1978
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sarge3130
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twizzard
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devilfluff
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ElJacobian
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Really sweet candy smell- like honey and candied fruit. Taste is a little sweet for me- could use a hoppier flavor.

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Photo of pnelting
3.3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZEB89
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of calcutron
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pxlwix
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bdanysh
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acashk
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tranquilocigars
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smanson56
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jasoncpace
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More Cowbell from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
3.65 out of 5 based on 253 ratings.
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