Penn RyePA | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Hojaminbag on 11-28-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by OWSLEY069:
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2.82/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean deep orange-ish to amber color with a light tan head. In the aroma, small rye notes, but other than that, kind of bland. In the taste, sweet rye and a small hop bite. A small bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry, fresh hop aftertaste. Not bad for a first attempt, decent, and wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crackers.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My first beer in a flight of samplers at Bocktown recently. I was excited to try the second American style ale from the recent changes. I'm not sure about the whole Tom leaving again stage we're in but I'm going to keep drinking Penn products after leaving Bocktown we met friends at a dive bar with minimal micros...St Nick was on tap and it was as good as it ever has been. Bottles however tasted a bit off to me this year. Back to this ruby tinted, clear body caramel tan head. Fine speckled lacing on the sides of my sampler glass. Aroma had some subtle spicy rye notes with earthy/pine/hints of citrus in the hop nose. Flavor wise things weren't meshing well, some one dimensional hop bitterness with a nice spicy rye profile maybe some citrus/pine/earthy qualities but nothing that was cohesive and drew me in to want to drink a whole pour. Mouthfeel was medium to light bodied with ample carbonation nothing off in the mouthfeel I just didn't get how well this beer blended flavor wise. Drinkability, I can't consider this an IPA, not sure on IBUs but I wasn't getting an IPA or RyePA experience like I do with Hop Rod Rye or Red's Rye. A bit disappointed by this one but I will try it again.

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Photo of Griggsy
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of IronCitySteve
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Fatheads Pittsburgh

A: Pours a brownish red color with a small off white foam head. There is some spotty lacing.

S: There is a decent amount of caramel malt, with some bready malt as well. A light amount of clean citrus hops and of course, lots of rye spice.

T: The rye spice is most predominant on the front end. The citrus hop bitterness is mild, but prevalent in the middle. The sweet caramel is present on the back end alone with some rye spice.

M: Leaves a spicy and somewhat bitter taste on the palate. A very nice medium to full bodied beer.

D: This drinks more like a rye beer then a IPA, but it is quite tasty. A nice rye profile with sufficient bitterness.

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Photo of Hojaminbag
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Penn Brewery's RyePA has a ruby colored body and a thin tan head that leaves a little bit of lacing behind.

The aroma is packed with grassy hops with a solid rye spiciness behind them.

RyePA doesn't have a massive, mouth-dominating hop profile, but the hops are the dominant flavor in the beer. They are very earthy, a bit spicy and very grassy. A little bit of resin is in there also. The malt profile really well with the hops because it doesn't bring a ton of sweetness with it. Instead it has some lightly toasted notes and a good rye bread flavor.

Mouthfeel is good for the style, moderate carbonation with a pretty big body.

Another interesting beer from Penn Brewery, which is kind of strange to write after so many years of their standard line-up. While I like this beer, I have to admit that I really love that standard line-up, so as long as brewing a beer like this every once in a while doesn't mess with the usual Penn Beers, I'm happy.

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Penn RyePA from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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