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Building 5 Rye India Pale Ale - Penobscot Bay Brewery

Building 5 Rye India Pale Ale
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.52%

Brewed by:
Penobscot Bay Brewery visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dry hopped Amarillo Gold at 70.7 IBUs. 25% rye in the grain bill.

(Beer added by: smakawhat on 12-24-2012)
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3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass:

A: semi-brown body, slightly clear; 2 and a half finger white foamy head that gets a bit lumpy, carbonation is seen rising at a moderate pace

S: spicey through the Amarillo hops and rye, slight malts only come out as the beer warms

T: spicey yet sweet at times through previously mentioned flavors

M: light to medium, sessionable, becomes smooth as it warms, crisp dry sweet aftertaste and finish

O: whether its a Rye Beer or an AIPA, its good to me, I would have another

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 15:48:14 | More by BeerKangaroo
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4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, no bottle date anywhere

Pours an amber color with a slight orange tint to it, good sized off-white head, fades at a slow rate, leaves some sticky patches of lacing on the glass.

Smell has a deep malt aroma, some subtle spiciness from the rye, hop presence is pretty decent with a citrusy aspect.

Taste starts out with the citrusy hops and gets mellowed by the caramel malt, some nice rye spiciness adds a nice depth, carbonation is spot on to lend a creamy body to the beer, finishes slightly dry yet also sweet.

Of all the Penobscot Bay beers, so far this is their best to date.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 01:29:25 | More by deltatauhobbit
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3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a shaker pint glass. No obvious bottle dating,

An opaque copper orange body, with lots of cola rising slow moving carbonation. Head makes a finger off white and soapy. Settles nicely, scattered ring lacing a bit too.

Spicy malt action, mixing with a little bit of orange citrus hop action, even a little bit of mango and juice flesh tropical. Light and airy. Fairly standard but pretty solid.

Juice action continues on the palate. Real solid spicy rye backbone mixes with a tropical juicy hop presence. Good rolling juice mix, with light tropical fruit notes, some mango and even pineapple. Nice lingering spice and bitterness.

A real solid brew, and nicely balanced in its simplicity. Good solid RIPA, quite a surprise and neat find.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 22:29:54 | More by smakawhat
Building 5 Rye India Pale Ale from Penobscot Bay Brewery
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