Don't Fear The RIPA
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

Don't Fear The RIPADon't Fear The RIPA
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From:
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Rye Beer
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 11.75%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
44
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 28, 2018
Added:
Apr 06, 2014
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  7
SCORE
83
Good
Don't Fear The RIPADon't Fear The RIPA
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Rated: 3.95 by monorailred from Texas

Apr 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Mar 10, 2018
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

3.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Can from a beer store in Austin, TX:

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE
Feb 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by gobuccos from Ohio

Jan 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.97 by 10Crumra from Texas

Dec 06, 2017
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Reviewed by PhilsPils from Texas

3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
From a can: Dark yellow, not quite orange color with a decent head. Foresty aroma with some earthy notes. First taste has a rather sharp hops bite. Not fruity at all. The flavor seems to be dominated by the malt and a woody yeast taste. As it warms in the glass, the unmistakable flavor of crystal/caramel malts starts to take over. Just OK for me.
Jul 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.52 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

May 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.58 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Apr 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by zbooks from Texas

Feb 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Jan 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.45 by warlock_with_a_backpack from Wisconsin

Jan 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.41 by EnojysAnyBeer from Colorado

Jan 02, 2017
 
Rated: 3.56 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas

Nov 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by batt6343 from Texas

Nov 14, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by MaddDogg84 from Texas

Oct 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Oct 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.63 by aknalley from Texas

Oct 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by AirBob from Massachusetts

Oct 05, 2016
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Reviewed by champ103 from Texas

3.22/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
A: Pours a golden/orange color. A small white head forms that fades to nothing in a second. Minimal lace is left behind.
S: A light grapefruit bitterness up front. Not a lot of depth here. Just bitterness, along with a woody and soapy aroma. Almost detergent like even.
T: Like the nose, grapefruit bitterness. Outside of that some soapy, and woody flavors. Almost literally like wood. With a simple lingering bitterness. Odd to say the least.
M/O: A medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp with a soapy and oily consistency I am not a particular fan of. I have had this a few times, and have just never connected. I try to like it, but in the end, I am just looking for the next pint.

I have always gotten an overly "woody" and detergent like soapy character with this. None of the fruity spice flavors I love in Ry IPA's. Being generous, this is pretty much the definition of average. If being critical, the woody and soapy flavors make this something I don't want to come back to.
Oct 05, 2016
 
Rated: 2.5 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Oct 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.48 by BdM from Netherlands

Sep 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by gilgar from Texas

Sep 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by varian7 from California

Sep 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.13 by Tuck_leepulin from Texas

Sep 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by valkyre65 from Texas

Sep 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by BKotch from Texas

Feb 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.03 by Can_has_beer from Texas

Jun 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.9 by bmurray10 from Texas

Apr 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.19 by Bigdood33

Mar 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by nathanmiller from New York

Feb 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Ben7773 from Texas

Nov 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by n2pux from Texas

Jul 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Wayne17 from Texas

Jul 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by EGreen from Texas

Jun 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by cultclassic89 from Texas

Jun 07, 2014
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Reviewed by tpgraham from Texas

3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
I am revising this review. The first couple of batches that were tap only were quite good. The cans have a murkiness to the aroma and flavor that I am just not a fan of.
May 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by n00blar from Maryland

May 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by bayern1987 from Texas

May 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by NeverSettle from Texas

May 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.56 by StArnoldFan from Texas

May 16, 2014
Don't Fear The RIPA from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 48 ratings