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Penn Overlook IPA - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Penn Overlook IPA
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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 18.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 02-12-2012)
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +13%

03-24-2013 07:22:09 | More by LambicPentameter
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -39.8%

02-08-2014 17:57:05 | More by DWolf
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-16-2014 01:20:13 | More by WVbeergeek
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +13%

03-26-2013 21:20:12 | More by LXIXME
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king75

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-13-2013 18:49:54 | More by king75
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.5%

Pours a light golden orange color, some off white soapy head and lacing. Smells like fresh hops, herbal, cat pee, grassy. In the taste, earthy hops all day, herbal, slightly spicy hop, with some citrus rind flavor as well. Good bite, solid bitterness. There's a light malty body to support the hops. Carbonation is very low, almost nothing. Could be considered almost a hop tea, even for a cask ale its somewhat thin. Overall, this was a pretty good beer in the bottle, and on-tap I think it would be even better.

11-24-2012 16:39:45 | More by WoodBrew
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +13%

08-27-2012 21:43:45 | More by jheezee
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev +8.7%

appearance - poured into tumbler w/a hazy light copper/orange. not much head nor was it well maintained.

smell - light hoppy/skunky in a nice way

Taste - nice mellow hoppy taste with a slight after bite. somewhat nondescript fruity flavor in the background

Mouthfeel - not harsh or bitter. carbonation level felt about right except for the lack of head retension.

Overall - would buy again but long way from favorite.

04-05-2013 21:51:04 | More by Segelstrom
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vwbus7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +20.5%

06-26-2014 03:08:24 | More by vwbus7
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Pours a blonde golden color that is slightly opaque and has some cloudiness to it. I prefer a little cloudiness as opposed to an overly filtered beer. The head is effervescent and short lived. White with almost no lacing down the glass.

The nose is weak with some sweet malt, pine and bread notes.

The beer is almost all hops in the flavor. Taste like it was made more to show how much hops someone could fit in a beer without making it a good beer.

I am a hop head and I am disappointed. This is like a lot of other typical American IPA’s in that it is hopped for the sake of hopping as opposed for the sake of balancing complex flavors. I can get a sense of what is likely a very good beer recipe that has been drowned out by excessive hopping. The balance is completely blown and the finish is extremely bitter and lingering.

The hops don’t match the malt with has some fruitiness if you really focus and think about it. But the hops just drown out every other flavor.

Overall this is not a good beer and it is seriously lacking in craftsmanship. I will pass on this in the future and try to pass the rest on to other people.

09-17-2012 01:54:03 | More by AtrumAnimus
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Giggy

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-04-2013 04:20:19 | More by Giggy
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Hophead21

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-28-2013 12:12:13 | More by Hophead21
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gusman61

California

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

06-29-2014 22:25:37 | More by gusman61
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ryker47

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

12-31-2013 01:26:32 | More by ryker47
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-09-2013 23:07:30 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-18-2013 13:21:18 | More by NJBeer265
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-28-2012 03:28:34 | More by foureyedgeek
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gjrey


3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-20-2012 14:51:59 | More by gjrey
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +8.4%

Appearance: pours a clear light orange color with a big 3" head that lasts a while. Moderate lace paints the glass.

Smell: caramel and an earthy aroma is all you can detect by the nose.

Taste: caramel, some big earthiness, and a little bit of spiciness arrives at the end. Bitterness is bold but not offensive.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Very crisp at the start, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish. Long lasting earthy aftertaste.

Overall: if you are looking for a big grapefruit and pine bitterness this beer will not fit the needs. The earthy qualities are a nice change up.

05-18-2012 00:57:26 | More by Gavage
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SPThirtyThree

Colorado

3.14/5  rDev -5.4%

Poured cold, around 40°F, because I knew from the previous two bottles this would be overcarbonated. Still, ridiculously overcarbonated, and even being as delicate as possible, I only got just over half the bottle into the goblet before I had to stop and wait for the head to settle.

Huge clumps of bubbly, eggshell head collapse before my repour leaving a thicker, denser cap of foam atop sudsier bubbles. It's bottle conditioned, and this bottle had a lot of sediment in it. Before the second pour I could see about halfway through the straw- and nectarine-colored liquid, but after topping up my glass, the liquid is clouded and murky. I still haven't managed to get all 12 oz. out of the bottle, but as I wait for the head to fall, it collapses with a central spire of foam surrounded by jagged arches that lead up to a ring that condensed around the rim of the glass.

Even cold, the smell hints at harsh off-flavors, but it's a pungent, west-coast hop atop sweet, vegetal malt. I'm guessing the hop is Chinook, because it smells a little like cat piss.

As it warms, the nose presents subtle, fruity notes of grapefruit, and some lemon zest, but it's also a little skunky. This beer came through the mail, though, so it may have been lightstruck by the sender. The nose is a little hot and solvent-y.

The flavor is a light, sweet malt, a faint burn of alcohol, and a heavy dose of astringent hops. It's juicy, but the hops are harsh.

The mouthfeel is very full, and carbonic. The overcarbonation causes aggressive foaming and adds to the bite from hop astringency. There's a chalky, dry-hop feel that also contributes to the sharpness and stickiness, and the hop lingers through the finish with a mild sting.

It's hard to have a good overall impression from an overcarbonated, sediment-laden beer. I like a good, sharp IPA, but the hop variety chosen for this beer is a bit abrasive. It's a decent beer overall, but given the abundance of better IPAs from local breweries, I probably would never buy or recommend Overlook IPA.

11-02-2013 23:35:39 | More by SPThirtyThree
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +10.8%

Penn Overlook IPA

On cask. Pours a light golden orange color, some off white soapy head and lacing. Smells like fresh hops, herbal, cat pee, grassy. In the taste, earthy hops all day, herbal, slightly spicy hop, with some citrus rind flavor as well. Good bite, solid bitterness. There's a light malty body to support the hops. Carbonation is very low, almost nothing. Could be considered almost a hop tea, even for a cask ale its somewhat thin. Overall, this was a pretty good beer in this format, and on-tap I think it would be even better.

02-12-2012 07:12:49 | More by Stinkypuss
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-13-2013 21:41:57 | More by ejimhof
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Syncro-Vox

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-18-2014 13:03:18 | More by Syncro-Vox
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

04-26-2014 18:51:28 | More by ramrod666
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suspect

New York

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

05-31-2012 19:52:28 | More by suspect
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Penn Overlook IPA from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
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