More Cowbell | Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

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Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 267 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of tbryan5
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a golden orange with a thick off white head that doesn't dissipate.

S- Sweet citrus, nice hop aroma. Some pineapple.

T- Mmmmm. More citrus. Maybe some blood orange? Hop bitterness on the back of the pallet.

M- Dry, and slightly astringent. Light carbonation.

D- A decent IPA from a solid brewery.

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Photo of Lawl3ss
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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 Treyliff
3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours a golden peach color with a one-finger creamy white head that retains long after the pour

S- piney hops, faint hints of grass and citrus, sugary sweet malt

T- piney and earthy hop bite up front with some faint citrus notes, sugary sweet malt mid-palate, boozy finish

M- medium bodied with medium biting carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and boozy finish

O- lots of alcohol throughout with an assertive malt bill that overpowers the hop bitterness a bit

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Photo of gilgar
4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of gcamparone
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass. Acquired in a trade.

Pours magnificent hazy bright orange body with a frothy white head.

Smells piney, resinous, caramel, peppery. Taste is muted hops, pine, and a lingering astringent bitterness (crushed aspirin). Mouthfeel is medium body and carbonation.

The bitter to aromatic ratio here is off.. Too much bitter not enough flavor. Lacks balance.

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Photo of sdeese21
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Roybert
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of E-McFarden
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A light orangey brown color hazy with white hefty head. One would mistake this for a summer wheat beer by the look. The smell is brilliant and not heavy giving off floral and piney hops with caramel scents. Initially sweet with caramel malts but follows with bitter but not overpowering grassy and piney bittering hops. I love the aftertaste here. I'm not sure why this one keeps getting low ratings, but I love it personally.

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

Photo of 10adavis
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tiitomireles
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerekE4750
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csfcmitchell
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleBarrelbrew
4.47/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Archdale74
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spaceycasey
3.07/5  rDev -17.3%
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 -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VaporDome
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brushkanna
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | 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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Photo of lurey1978
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sarge3130
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twizzard
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More Cowbell from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 267 ratings