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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2012
My first buffalo based brew pours a lovely burnt orange hue capped by a one finger white head with good retention. Minimal lacing. Nose with all the required parts but none that stand out or are overwhelming, perhaps grapefruit the most. Taste has good cutting bitterness mixing with crackers and light caramel. Light to medium body. Quite enjoyable trying to peruse the channels of my new fangled tv set up.


3.3
GIJOE (1249) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Pours a lovely amber color with a mottled white head. Generous lacing. Nose is malty with decided citrus and tropical fruit notes. Taste is predominately bitter. Grassy finish. Refreshing.

3.5
stevoj (5363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle from Consumers Beverage. Medium golden, hazy small skin of head. Aroma is equal parts caramel malts and flowery hops. Hops take over the taste, just a bit, piney and floral. Mild bitterness lingers. Malts disappear in the taste, hops bitterness building to a big crescendo at the finish. Wasn’t holding out much hope, and this was much better than expected.

3.3
Itzjerm (3056) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Light New Zealand hop sweetness. Some zest and a creamy yeastinesssn. Thin fading head. Average but not bad IPA. Needs more aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Rated from notes taken 9 Jun 2012 -- Had this at a yard party. Good IPA, enjoyable in the hot texas sun.

4
firefly765 (195) - - MAR 26, 2015
5 ounce sample poor from a flight at the brewery pours a white gold in color with a nice off-white head that lasts with very good lacing. Nice citrus aroma. Smooth hop bitterness

3.5
Spab (3969) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
12 oz bottle from Niagara Falls Wegmans. Pours a cloudy dull orange colour with small whiteish head. Aroma is pine, tropical fruit and sweetish bread. Flavour has punchy resinous hops, some tropical fruit notes, bread and some candy sugar. Mellower carbonation. Pretty nice.

3.7
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - AUG 1, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice orange amber color with a half finger head of billowy white foam. The head fades fairly fast leaving a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of pine with lots of sweeter fruity aromas of passion fruit, tangerine and some mango. Along with the fruit and pine are some light earthy smells as well as a bit of a grapefruit hop aroma, which overall produce a rather robust and inviting aroma. Taste – The taste begins with a bready and doughy taste with some dank hop tastes of a earthy and herbal nature. Some fruit sweetness of tangerine is present upfront with it soon being joined by other tropical fruit flavors of the passion fruit and mango that were detected in the nose. All the while a modest amount of grapefruit and pine come to the taste with the pine being the stronger on the two. In the end, with the mix of flavors that is left to linger on the tongue, one is left with a somewhat modest and dank bitter but still fruity and sweet flavor in the mouth. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner and lighter side with a carbonation level that is rather low. A bit more thickness in body and higher carbonation may have suited the mix of fruit and dank hop flavors slightly better, but even said the overall feel was rather decent. Overall – Not a hop powerhouse but still rather balanced overall, with a not overly citrus flavor profile. A fairly nice drinker.

4
generallee08 (773) - New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label has a short description of the beer but there is no abv listed. Appearance: The body has a very cloudy look with an orange amber color and a tall off white head. It’s head holds on well and makes some nice lacing on the glass. Smell: The aroma has a big pine like hops punch with a touch of orange rind citrus and deep malty sweetness. Taste / Palate: Right up front there is a solid piney resin like hop presence with a good solid malty backbone. Deep bready maltiness adds some sweetness that mixes with some tropical fruity hops notes in the finish. The palate feels smooth and full with good carbonation.

2.9
pinkzambia (2051) - 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.

3.7
berkshirejohn (6588) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, 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.


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