Don't Fear The RIPA
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

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Rye Beer
Ranked #216
Ranked #38,107
3.66 | pDev: 11.75%
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Texas, United States
Don't Fear The RIPADon't Fear The RIPA
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 48 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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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
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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
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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
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Delicious beer. Nosenis grapwfruit and dank hops. A bit subdued. Maybe old. Not malty, though. Pretty bitter. Dank, resinous hops. Nice grapefruit orange citrus flavor. More grapefruit. Lingering bitterness.

May 06, 2014
Don't Fear The RIPA from Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 48 ratings