Rye IPA | Buffalo Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Buffalo Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Reddish in color, medium body the malt provides a flavorful base while the hops create a strong finish and aroma. Bit of caramel and sweetness is complimented by the rye which adds a spicy, crisp flavor to this IPA.

70 IBU

Added by grumpy on 07-22-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by psyphin:
Photo of psyphin
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured a moderate brownish-red with a nice slightly off white head. Very clear.

Smell of CTZ hops dominate with a great spicy rye background

Prickly carbonation leads you into a pine and citric hopburst with just a touch of earthy rye flavor

Medium bodied beer, finished smooth, easy drinking

Great, quaffable beer at this alcohol percentage and hop presence. One of my favorites from Buffalo.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of hooliganlife
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am a sucker for two things, rye and IPA's. Poured from a growler into a pint glass. deep orange with light brown. little to no head at all however lacing on the side. smells of citrus hops and light rye and malts. taste is where this is champion. rye all the way through with lights hops up front turning strong citrus and a slightly bitter aftertaste. big citrus hop flavor with rye. very light carbonation in the swirl and smooth going down. I have been loving this growler cannot wait to get it filled again. WELL DONE! best IPA in St Louis with O'fallon's cask IPA coming in a close 2nd.

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Photo of leinie13
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jmccullough108
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MTNboy
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: This has a great orange amber body great head and a nice lace.

Smells: It has some bitter fruity tones. You can smell the good use of hops and there is a very small malt aroma as things start to settle with this beer.

Taste: You can taste the rye which I have questioned in other rye beers and the hops are well balanced so you can do that. It is floral and has some citrus like bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with some carbonation.

Drinkability: This is a refreshing and different beer that I could make a regular.

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Photo of Packman4IL
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Tone
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, dark copper color. 3/4 inch head of a pale tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong hops, earthy malt, slight sweet malt, slight hop oils, and slight rye. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation. The bitterness is very high and overpowers other more subtle flavors. Tastes of rye, strong hop, slight earthy malt, slight sweet malt, slight yeast, and a hint of citrus. Overall, good body and aroma, but the bitterness is too much.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
3.02/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this on draft at the brewery. Poured into a pint glass. The color was a amber red color and it had a very thin off white head. There was very little head and it was not because of the pour. Little to zero lacing. Very poor head retention. The Aroma was malty and had hints of rye and piney hops. The taste itself was mostly malt and rye which gave way to a citrus hop flavor. Average amount of bitter flavor for an IPA. Mouthfeel was a little thin. Only an average Rye IPA. I will say that of all the beers that I have sampled from Buffalo Brewing, that this one was my favorite.

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Photo of brewintheLou
4.57/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark amber with an off white head that leaves a little lacing down the glass.

Smell is very piney.

Taste is very well balanced. Starts off malty and then the hops come through, some citrus and pine. Mouthfeel is somewhat heavier for an ipa. Drinkable as hell... I could have several anytime. And only $7 for a growler!

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Photo of czechsaaz
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice spicy rye aroma with enough citrus hops to give it some depth.

Brown colored and cloudy with a thin wispy head.

Big hop bite, citrus and pine varieties. Underneath it all is big dry rye flavor. Fruity yeast effects with plum and apple.

Medium bodied with light carbonation.

Nice beer. Not over the top hoppy but a good sipper. Foudn the brewery by random chance.

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Photo of Wheelinb
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was my favorite beer at the St Louis Heritage
Brewer's festival.

Nice brown color with a light red tone. Excellent aroma of citrus and hops but it was the taste that win it over. Piney, citrus and the malt comes through. Great flavors that are well balanced. Went back several times. This is a beer to seek out.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A - Nice medium mahogany color with a thin off-white head that recedes quickly. Bad pour I take it.

S - Nice bready malt aromas with rye notes a plenty. Almost as strong as rye toast with good spices. Some great pine and citrus notes complement the spices.

T - Starts off with some nice spice and rye-bread notes form the malt with some nice sweet notes as well. These malt notes are then well transitioned into some strong citrus flavors from the hops as well as some nice dry bitterness.

M & D - Nice and medium with refreshing yet flavorful qualities. Very nice stuff. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of grumpy
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a dazzling beer. Dave Johnson nailed this one. It pours a dark orange/ amber with a smallish, light tan head. Lacing and head retention were not its strong suit on this particular sampling, but who cares when the flavor is this nice? I find it difficult, for some reason, to be very specific in my description of this beer, but I'll do what I can.
A - Aroma is malty sweet and fruity, with hops wafting through.
T - The flavors are a nice balance of dark fruitiness and caramel (?) from the malt, bitterness and fruitiness from the hops, and a spicy tang from the rye. Complex flavor profile, yet seamless. Just dandy.
B- Medium bodied
D - I very rarely repeat beers, but I can easily see knocking back a growler of this in a sitting.
Perhaps I'll edit this review later (and add a bit more detail) after quaffing this a few more times.

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Rye IPA from Buffalo Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 14 ratings