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Building 5 Rye India Pale Ale - Penobscot Bay Brewery

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Building 5 Rye India Pale Ale
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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3.98/5  rDev +22.5%
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.

smakawhat, Dec 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

bostonryan, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.06/5  rDev +24.9%
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.

deltatauhobbit, Jan 26, 2013
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2/5  rDev -38.5%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

frosted33, Jul 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Pamola, Dec 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

NHSTEVE, Nov 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

psdriscoll, Jul 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

RIKIM, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

BastardFromABasket, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

coombski, Aug 20, 2014
Building 5 Rye India Pale Ale from Penobscot Bay Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.