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Penn Overlook IPA - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 18.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 02-12-2012)
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This is a very earthy toned ipa. It does strike me as more of an English ipa as the hop influence is not so severe, or even firm. Strong herbal tones with some mint on the edge as well. Feel is quite smooth, which I like. Almost seems like a cask presentation. A pleasant drinker. I don't know why, but I just might go for this again. Especially if it were on cask.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 21:20:27 | More by RblWthACoz
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -9.4%

09-12-2013 21:23:48 | More by beernads
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a snifter. Thanks go to my boy Eric for hooking me up with a couple Penn brews that I havent had yet. This brew appears a hazed golden orange color with a finger of yellowish stained froth about a finger strong. The cap retains fairly well and slowly recedes leaving a wall of lacing effect sticking to the glass. A light swirl revives just shy of a finger back to the surface.

The aromatics are decent considering I have no idea how fresh this offering is and it spent a couple weeks in my fridge. The hops present themselves with mostly an herbal feel that flirts with being rindy, pulp-like and with some citrus zest. There is a touch of lemon essence here that is quite intriguing along with almost a candy-like sweetness to the nose. A swirl releases a tinge of sulfur quality.

It takes a few sips for the palate to become accustomed to what is going on here. At first it seems a bit malty and sweet but a few more sips bring on a solid focus of herbal to pine hop character that is modestly bitter. Some sulfur and grass is evident with a pretty solid focus on more catty to herbal hop quality. Just like the aroma indicated, there is a bit of lemon zest to bitter pulp and rind flavoring.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The alcohol is well integrated here and overall it is a decent brew. I would love to have fresh to see what it's real potential is. By all means, this isn't a stand out brew, but I would have it again regardless of a few flaws being worked out or not.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 02:37:35 | More by stakem
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: cask

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

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Organic shapes of suspended yeast haze in a light amber beer. Amazing richness to the head. It perked up about two inches. Lacing is excellent.

Bright floral hops with some supporting citrus notes. Grapefruit and bitter orange and hop leaf. Very zesty and very fresh. Ideal hoppiness in the nose. Biscuity pale malts with a hint of sweetness. Nice nose.

Deliciously dry and hoppy. Malts create some grainy balance, but floral hops shine. Notes of lemon, grapefruit, and hop cone leafiness are right there. Such a clean and short finish. Leaves the palate refreshed. There is a very mild note of tropical citrus in the flavor, too. Carbonation is a little spicy. Feel is above-average because of the high drinkability.

Such a surprisingly good IPA from the unlikeliest of breweries.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 20:20:25 | More by thecheapies
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

02-14-2013 01:50:55 | More by randylangford
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours out a cloudy gold color, big soapy two finger head, thick lacing.
S - The smell is very dank and skunky, a little bread malt, big time pine and floral hop traits.
T - Follows the aroma very closely, which is unfortunate in a sense, you do get that kinda "cat piss"/skunky flavor, you do get some grapefruit and pine in the end which is actually quite nice, also has this woody kind of flavor thats underneath everything.
M - Dry, soapy, and bitter aftertaste, medium on body.
O - Not the worst IPA at all, but that abrassive dry bitter flavor is intense, and obviously you can attribute that to the Zeus hops. Its a nice change of pace, could use some serious improvement though.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 20:36:22 | More by Omnium
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

03-24-2013 07:22:09 | More by LambicPentameter
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -39.6%

05-19-2012 02:35:59 | More by Horbar
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

11-04-2013 15:22:24 | More by Celtics76
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-08-2014 01:43:28 | More by tpauer
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.4%

04-16-2012 16:26:17 | More by Mark5252
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vwbus7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +20.8%

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

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -9.4%

10-31-2013 00:17:24 | More by maDUECEgunner
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Penn Overlook IPA from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.