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Penn Harvest Rye PA - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Penn Harvest Rye PA
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: OWSLEY069 on 10-15-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

outoffocus, Oct 13, 2013
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Artjsantos, Oct 06, 2013
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3.34/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This brew pours a dark brown/red, which is partially clear. There is a nice two finger tan head and fairly thick lacing which stays on the glass until the end. Remnants of the head also stay on top of the brew until the end.

The smell is malty and piney. There is also the peppery rye smell. There are bready and caramel malt smells as well.

The taste starts with roasted malts moving to a bready, peppery rye taste, caramel then piney hops on the backend. There is a dry bitter aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is thick bready and chewy.

Overall this a decent rye beer. It is not quite as hoppy as a rye IPA but that might be good for some people who don't like an overload of hops but to tell the truth the rye is not all that strong in this brew either. If you want to try a rye beer that is not too bitter then try this one. If you want a rye IPA there are better ones out there such as Ruthless Rye from Sierra Nevada.

microbrewlover, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

hinemk76, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

billbeers, Jun 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

randylangford, Feb 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14%

Mark5252, Jan 24, 2013
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3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark copper to sienna in color. Hightop pour leaves a tiny quarter-inch glossy head. It STILL laces with elegance.

Very rye spicy and pine and earthy hops. Smells a little herbal. Very toasty for a rye IPA.

Rigorous rye with both pine and pithy citrus hop notes. Dextrinous and chewy. Bitter, but still retaining some wort-y grain sugar. Browning apple, maltose, and caramel malts. Hops lose the battle in the finish. Hefty rye maltiness all throughout. Finely-tuned carbonation creates some graininess on the tongue. Doesn't drink down any better than the next beer.

If you like unadulterated rye malts in your rye beer, this is for you. The hoppiness is dumbed-down, but enjoyably complementary.

thecheapies, Dec 28, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There's something weird about this beer. If its supposed to be an IPA, it's an odd one. There certainly are a lot of hops in this one, judging from what I'm seeing as my hop allergy kicking in. But the body is all wrong and too soft and just not bringing it. Which I could say for the beer as a whole. Not sure what the goal was here, but it isn't quite working.

RblWthACoz, Dec 21, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at Mad Mex at South Hills Mad Mex.

A: Served with a half-inch creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Reddish brown color.

S: Subtle hop and bready aroma

T: Subdued hop presence with a smooth finish.

M: Moderate carbonation, very drinkable

O: Overall this is an unspectacular but satisfying brew, however I wouldn't go out of my way to seek it out again.

brewsadedotcom, Nov 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Illos, Sep 23, 2012
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RJ32S, Sep 17, 2012
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gjrey, May 20, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Penn Harvest Rye PA

Pours a clear dark amber color, off white khaki head and some lace. Hoppy aroma, with fresh hops and biscuity malt complimenting. In the taste, nice and bitter, with a good amount of peppery rye spice. Strong hop flavor, citrus rind, earthy and pungent. The rye plays nicely with the hop bitterness. Caramel, bready malts accompany. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good sting of carbonation and hop bite. Overall, a nice offering from Penn, alot different than the usual lineup.

Stinkypuss, Dec 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a amberish orange color with a small slightly off white foam head with not much retention. There is ample lacing.

S: A decent amount of rye spices, caramel, wheat toast and a surprising amount of citrus hops.

T: Starts off with a small amount of rye spices, very faint. In the middle there is some more rye and citrus hops. Both flavors are tasty but they seem to be fighting each other. On the back end the caramel and toast come out more overpowering the rye and hops.

M: A medium bodied beer that is kind of dry. Leaves a hodge podge of flavors on the palate. Some bitter hops, thick malts and some bourbon.

O: Not my favorite offering at all by the Penn Brewing Company. The flavors are all there but it is but not in balance. It is a quite average IPA.

IronCitySteve, Nov 16, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A wonderful example of rye IPA.

Opens up with very bready, almost fruitcake-like smell. Appealing color - deep mahogany - and enticing medium head.

Coniferous mouthfeel, coupled with extensive rye bread aroma brings up Eastern European memories of hearty food and simple tastes.

Very tasty, almost like eating dark, sour, chewy, flavorful rye loaf - yet, supremely balanced with sophisticated hop bouquet.

I did not expect this from an unknown Pittsburgh brewery. Almost sessionable, I can drink this with sausage, sauerkraut, smoked bacon and dark rye bread toast with garlic for as long as it's flowing'.

Kudos to the brewery, this is a one well done!

Cannoneer, Nov 13, 2011
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3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Not the prettiest IPA I seen more like a brown ale or even stout in darkness. Head is also very minimal with only a slight lace ring but it does have a redeeming bit of stickiness.

S - Well the rye is definitely in the nose very spicy with a touch of hops and sweet bready malts. Wow that smells good.

T - Starts off with an aggressive bit of bitterness which flies right over any sweetness or spicy rye flavors and finishes bitter and dry with the flavors of pine lingering on the palate. Could use more balance...

M - With such a dry flavor it's kind of hard to enjoy but pretty easy to drink. Sipper for sure.

Overall after enjoying the imperial pilsner I am perplexed on this beer. It is an IPA by standards but one bitter hoppy hoppy bastard with little balance from the malt or rye. I know it's a harvest "wet hop" ale but if they toned down the hops or balanced with a better malt it could be more enjoyable for sure. Recommended the Imperial Pilsner instead...

ARGH and I have to finish a bomber!

DrDemento456, Nov 05, 2011
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Penn Harvest Rye PA from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
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