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Baa Baa Pink Fluffy Ewenicorns Hazy IPA

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Baa Baa Pink Fluffy Ewenicorns Hazy IPA

Baa Baa Brewhouse

Brookshire
Hazy IPA
ABV: 7%
IBUs: ?
Packaging: Draft, 4 pack 16 ounce cans

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It’s been a while since I could make it out to Baa Baa. Their previously awkward hours kinda made me count them out on most days when it came time to drive a lap for cans. Plus I didn’t exactly live close. However, I recently moved MUCH closer, and their hours have been much more consistent for a while, so my excuses are running on E.

Now I’m running on E – Ewenicorns, that is!

Although it was only for a moment, it was a pleasure to see Marcs smiling face behind the bar. There are a few people in the Houston beer scene that have really impacted me in a positive way, and he and his wife Kinga are a few of them. I can’t wait to carve out some time to go shoot the breeze with them some time now that I live so much closer. The brewery has changed so much, but one thing that remains the same is the dang good beer.

The dang good label is a cute little pattern of hand illustrated sheep with unicorn horns. Lots of white on the background make the pink details jump off, and the silver BOPP label accentuates the pink details. I wish more breweries paid attention to these kinds of details, but I get it. Many more worried about the beer than the art, so maybe I should get to that part. Baa Baa’s labels have a wildly disconnected yet connected theme of inconsistency visually but consistency conceptually. This sounds like a mess. They all look real different, but they’re all so cheeky with the visual sheep puns that somehow they work. I love it.

But enough about the art on the can. The art in the can…

Baa Baa Pink Fluffy Ewenicorns pours like a perfectly brewed hazy. The bright yellow color is perfectly opaque without looking turbid, and the chalk white head looks like sheepy fur. It lingers with each sip nicely. This is what the haze craze should really be crazy about.

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There’s something different about the aroma of Baa Baa IPAs. Always has been. There’s a special weed-y dankness mixed with light floral brightness, and it seems to be there almost no matter what hops are used. It smells like clean towels that were stuffed under the door of a smoking session + whatever other hop notes have been accentuated. Citrus and hints of berry make themselves present on the nose as well, thanks to the Simcoe, and the Citra and Galaxy impart some peachy grapefruit notes.

The first sip of Baa Baa Pink Fluffy Ewenicorns is a big, fluffy kiss of stone fruit and citrus with the smoothest mouthfeel. Lower carb lends itself to the silky sip feeling, and the finish is somewhat bitter in an oily way that coats the back of the pallet. Each sip is just a hair short of hop burn, and the freshness of each hop’s expression is very bold. 

It kind of reminds me of the first few batches of 11 Below Trade Bait, but a lot sharper and dialed in with all of the specific hop notes. Where that one was good, it was sweet and the variety of hop notes were a bit more blended together.

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While Baa Baa’s been getting into some distro lately thanks to Flood, as far as I know, cans of Baa Baa Pink Fluffy Ewenicorns is only available at 539 FM 359 in Brookshire at their humble taproom unless you’re shopping Hop Drop for fresh craft beer delivery (and using code BEERCHRONICLE for 10% off). It’s no wonder that Baa Baa’s got some of the best trade value, and beer nerds in Houston are cashing in 2 for 1 when they’re sending beer mail.

My favorite part about writing this review was trying to take the pics one humid evening. I bought some pink cotton candy as a prop for the photos, but it was so freaking humid that the stuff was literally melting in front of my eyes. The Houston air was licking the cotton candy quicker than I could make photos, and I just ended up sticky and frustrated. It looked absolutely disgusting. It was Dr. Pepper flavored cotton candy thanks to the Easter weekend wiping out much of the store’s candy aisle. Fun times.

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Baa Baa Pink Fluffy Ewenicorns Hazy IPA
  • My Overall Rating
4.8

Baa Baa Pink Fluffy Ewenicorns Hazy IPA

Overall, this is a terrific beer. Baa Baa Pink Fluffy Ewenicorns is one of the few beers that’s making a comeback in their seemingly always-new beer list. Many breweries like Baa Baa only brew each beer once, and it’s forever – a relic of history. I remembered loving this one the first time I had it, so when I saw it was coming back, I knew I had to make the time to pick up some cans. Glad I did. This is a winner. 

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Anthony Gorrity
tony.d@beerchronicle.com

Anthony's a Houston native, a Creative Strategist at https://ledgeloungers.com/, an adjunct instructor of Visual Communication at Lone Star College, and a UH Coog that loves good beer almost as much as he does his city. Anthony lives to help others and that's found a home helping some of the coolest breweries on earth with creative and marketing projects that can be seen on our Portfolio page. Fueled by hoppy lagers, sessionable IPAs, and gangster rap, he's ticked his way through H-Town, rocking the most unusual Nikes he can find. When he's not writing for us, he's with his family or very patiently rooting for the Rockets.

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