Flying Bison Buffalo IPA
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Buffalo IPA is a combination of two big, classic IPA styles; English and American. We use English pale malts as a base, for a firm backbone and solid platform to accept plenty of hops. Then we layer three different hop varieties. First, we add plenty of bitterness to balance the malt, then lots of fresh, hoppy flavor, and finally we dry hop with Galaxy hops from Australia for a bright, tropical fruit bouquet.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (1899) - New York, USA - AUG 24, 2012
A nice orange amber body with a nice white head that had excellent retention and no lace. Aroma had a nice slightly resinous hop presence some caramel malts. Flavor was slightly sweet and moderately bitter, at times seeming astringent. Finish was light and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pinkzambia (1427) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Tap: almost clear copper color with a small white head. Mild hop aroma with a small hop presence in the aroma. The flavors are almost immediately stolen by the marauding malts. What? Is this a pale ale? Weird musty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
12oz bottle from Wegmanís, Buffalo, NY. Golden amber with a dense cream head;attractive, sweet, resinous aroma; rich, resinous hoppy taste; wth a smooth and lengthy finish, with a touch of tropical fruit. A rather elegant American IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Guerde (1161) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2014
(bottle from UDBeernut for Krampus) Pours a hazy and murky iced tea color with a medium off-white head. Looks a little better when held up to the light, but somewhat off-putting when itís out of it. A two-faced beer. Aroma is interesting, but in an oddly good way, with scents of raisin, iced tea (probably influenced by the color), lychee fruit, onion, and maybe some kind of guava or papaya type of thing. Weird, wild, stuff. The flavor isnít as beguiling, although the iced tea concept carries through here into the flavor along with some subtle stings of piney, resinous hops. Bit of orange or even lemon zest here too. Faint streak of that guava-like character, but not as dominant as it was in the aroma. Finish is pretty bad, with just an intensely drying astringency from the hops not letting go even after five minutes post-consumption. Medium mouthfeel thatís kind of spritzy. Overall this beer was interesting enough, but needs a few tweaks to be any good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beechner224 (603) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is mix of malt and hops, more sweetness than I would think. Taste is sweet too, hops are there, but much milder than I would like. Aftertaste is bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jb (2145) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle from Bob. This is more of an EPA or APA than IPA, but I didnít let that bother me too much as I enjoyed it. The nose is divine. A bouquet of grapefruit. After that it is malt dominated, just a hint of hops in the palate. Looks are clear and copper with dotted lacing. Finishes clean and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
A: Orangish/Amber Hue, Passes Lots of Light, Think White Head, Great Lacing S: Oranges, Mild Grapefruit, Mild Piney, Mild Tropical Fruit T: English Malts, Mild Piney, Somewhat Skunky M: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter Overall, you can definitely tell they used English Malts but it almost gave off a skunky finish with the hops they used. Mediocre at best. The style would be best described as an English Pale Ale, not an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
UncleMcHoppy (26) - Old Tappan, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle. Strange cloudiness in the glass, reminiscent of the waters of Lake Erie circa 1966. Upfront burst of hops leaves an unpleasant metallic aftertaste well before you've reached the bottom of the glass. I suggest you continue west on I-90 to Cleveland for your Great Lakes IPAs. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thndrdan (3) - Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013 does not count
Bottle from a Tops in Buffalo. Pretty harsh hops but I like the blend of floral tones and pure number of hops represented. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
draft at Buffalo Brew Fest. amber orange pour. Definately tends much more to British side. Average IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WooPigBrewey (46) - North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
A bit light on the flavor but it does have some floral hop bitterness to it with a decent malt balance. Neither offensive nor memorable really.

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