Ingenious Brewing Company

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47 Ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1986 S Houston Ave
Humble, Texas, 77396
United States

(832) 412-2142 | map

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Added by champ103 on 01-29-2018

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 1
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4.51/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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3.2/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75

I have heard a lot of hype about Ingenious, and even attended a few tap takeovers in bars around town. Basically, all to figure out...WHY? I wasn't particularly impressed with what I had at those various takeovers. Thinking when they finally opened, it would all click.

Well, so far they have lines out the door the few weekends they have been officially opened. I was able to make it up to the first weekday they where open. Tucked away in an industrial area in south Humble, this has that sterile industrial vibe that many newer breweries have. Open and loud with lots of TVs. A bar and counter to order at, with communal tables and plastic chairs. Kind of a generic spot, but if the beer is on point, something I have always forgiven.

Though, I can't really get behind their offerings. All NEIPA's, along with Milkshake IPA's, "pastry" stouts, and even vanilla coffee cream ales (I still can't believe this is a trend now). Really, this is not that much different from Saloon Door, as all you can perceive are all the flavor additives used. Let alone the 4X dry hopped shtick is not any different than the Miller Light "Trple Hopped" campaign. I have also tasted diacetyl in some offerings, along with carbonation issues (something I think should have been worked out long ago). Hopefully they can get these things straitened out, but considering the hype and lines, I would assume things like that would be taken care of.

Added Note: Saw they just released a PB&J Wheat as well, do they actually like beer, or do they just open the pantry and add whatever happens to be available? Taking off some points for selection as I really won't be able to find much I want to drink. I am surprised anybody could...

Service is fine, but they seemed to have issues with the POS system, and had my tab all wrong, I am sure they are working on that as well.

I don't know, they obviously make all the new instagramable styles all the cool kids want. Apparently I'm not part of that club, I don't see anything here particularity interesting, and at best they just chase trends that have started on the east coast and eventually worked their way here. I have heard they are doing a barrel aged program, and will look forward to trying that. Though, I am less than impressed on this ridiculously hyped new brewery as is.

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Ingenious Brewing Company in Humble, TX
Brewery rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 47 ratings